June 9, 2013

Veronica Mars Watch-Along Week 11

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HEY GUYS. Just so you know, I'm on break this weekend. I'll be back NEXT weekend to recap THE END OF SEASON 1. In the meantime, Gillian from Writer of Wrongs (AKA one of my very favorite bloggers/people) is going to take care of you lovely readers. Based on the fact that I read this as I posted it, I'd say she did a PRETTY DAMN GOOD JOB.

Now. Onto the post.

In case you already know the basics and just forgot what episodes are up today, here's the list:
  • "Hot Dogs"
  • "M.A.D."
  • "A Trip to the Dentist"
  • "Leave it to Beaver"
"Hot Dogs"

"Hot Dogs" is one of my FAVORITE VMars episodes ever, becase a) PUPPIES b) LOGAN KISSES c) Weevil up to THINGS. Oh, glorious show, how I love you.

Now, what happens in this episode is-- Oh wait, hold on, something happened last week, didn't it?



So, lots of awesome things happen in this episode, such as--

That's it. That's all you need to know.

Okay, so Veronica does a lot of things this week, like figure out that there is a HEINOUS DOG-KNAPPING SCAM going on in Neptune, which is probably the most evil thing anyone in Neptune has ever done (and Neptune is literally filled with the worst people ever).

Things start out a little awkward with Logan, since of all the aforementioned KISSING, but obviously things warm up between them one Logan asks V for her help with his sister Trina's skeevy, abusive boyfriend. He's one of those grasping Hollywood types who's using Trina to get Aaron Echolls into his crappy little film. When Aaron does not oblige, he beats up Trina, because he's an absolute prince. Logan, obviously, is beyond incensed about this, and wants to track down Trina's bf and kill him.

For a few moments, it looks like Aaron's going to join the film, that he's not upset about this evil guy beating up his daughter. He invites the bf over for dinner at the Echolls mega mansion/ And then... AND THEN...

Duncan is still off in places unknown, Wallace continues to be awesome, Weevil breaks into Lilly Kane's bedroom and STEALS SOEMTHING... which V realizes is Lilly's secret message pen. So there was a message from Weevil in there that Weevil didn't want anybody else to see. DUN DUN DUNNNNN. (Also, don't forget that Weevil and Lilly were a thing. Suspicious factor is HIGH.)

It turns out Logan's mom updated her will before she died, cutting the cheating, abusive scumbag Aaron out of it completely and leaving everything to Logan and charities. Poor Trina was never even in it. And lastly, Keith steals a strand of Veronica's hair so he can... gulp... get a paternity test done. Also, Celeste is the worst, and Keith and Wallace's mom are still going strong.

In this episode, we also bid a fond farewell to our favorite deputy Leo, who is all things good and sweet and honorable, but the one thing he isn't is Logan, and so V is forced to crush his little heart. Don't feel too bad for him, though. I hear after leaving Neptune he buys a nice apartment in LA with his two best friends and a female roommate and lots of shenanigans ensue.

Notable quotables:

"One of the fundamentals of math? Always carry your writing utensil."-- Life lessons from V
 "Do I need to recap my concerned dad lectures? No running with scissors, no candy from strangers, no smartening up the local criminal element..." --Keith

Mandy: "You're Veronica Mars, right?"
V: "Sometimes."

"Push in on our hero. Natural light frames his handsome, weathered face as he passes sage advice to his doting daughter. The music swells. Important your family is."--Logan, being perfect and doing a perfect Yoda impression

"A tart from a tart... Oh look. There was a string attached to my poptart." --Logan

"Congratulations. You've been named the world's biggest cockroach. This award is given in recognition of your unparalleled lack of decency and humanity, bravo, you're gonna die friendless and alone." ---Veronica. BOOM.

"If someone is stealing dogs in Neptune, they need to be brought down. Hard. Then beaten with some sort of tire iron and dumped into the nearest body of water." --Veronica


This episode centers around THE WORST BOYFRIEND EVER. Tad doesn't want his girlfriend Carmen to leave him, so he blackmails her with a sex tape he made of her. As V would say, Klass with a Kapital K. Carmen asks for Veronica's help in getting that tape off his Tad's cell phone before it blows up the internet.

Other important things:

This episode also involves the ongoing mystery of Veronica's rape case. V recognizes the lanterns in the back of Carmen's sex tape, and realizes that she and Carmen can't remember the same night. That the night that tape was shot was also the night Veronica was raped.

Logan and Veronica continue to be mega cute and hot and heavy, and make a date to skip school and Friday and take a boat around the marina, and I DIE of adorableness.

MAC!! Man, I love Mac. She's awesome and tech-savvy and has the driest sense of humor.
 She, Carmen, Seth, the tremendously cool gay kid that Tad was a homophobic dick to, and Veronica come up with the best method of reverse-blackmailing Tad (to make sure he doesn't release Carmen's sex tape). Basically, they fake a website that makes it look like Tad and SETH are in love, which is not good news for Tad, since he's off to the Naval Academy in the fall (this was in the Don't Ask, Don't Tell days, remember?).

Tad sucks, though, and released the tape anyway. Carmen's awesome, though, and handles wit like a badass motherf*cker, and decides not to release the slanderous website in retaliation, because she's a good person.

V, however, readily admits she's not a good person, so delights in the fact that Weevil and the PCHers to truss him up to the flagpole naked before school. Veronica uses this prime opportunity to ask Tad where he got the roofies he slipped to his girlfriend Carmen the night of Veronica's rape. Turns out... it was LOGAN ECHOLLS. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Veronica is horrified and runs off. The last shot is of Logan, alone and waiting on the boat for Veronica, who is for sure never going to show up.

Other goings-on:

Clarence Wiedman shows Alicia, Wallace's mother, the bug that Veronica and Wallace planted in his office. He orders her to break up with Keith and threatens her job and it's BAAAAAD.

Keith starts running a missing person notice in the newspaper for Lianne Mars so that he can get a divorce. Veronica is devastated.

Dick and Beaver Casablancas! Also, Aaron says some nice things to Veronica as he drives her home. So maybe he's not such a bad guy? Okay, there was that one time it was implied he beat Logan with a belt... but last week he beat up a creeper to save  his daughter, right? And now he's saying super sweet things about how Veronica is good for Logan.

Duncan continues to be missing and he continues to be boring. Mac finds out that Duncan purchased an Argentinian passport. So Keith is one step closer to closing in on the missing Kane heir.

Notable quotables:

Dick Casablancas: "Uh oh. Someone's got her eye on that Miss White Trash title."
Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas: "You know, you got solid effort in the talent competition, but I'd like to see that car up on some cinderblocks."
Logan: "Guys, come on..."
Veronica: "I know. 'Guys, come on. The talent is making a grilled cheese sandwich on the engine block. Guys, come on. You can't put your car up on blocks in the yard if you don't have a yard.' You know, I think I can do both sides of this little act now."

Veronica: "Do you think this thing... will ever get more normal?"
Logan: "What, like, will we ever hang out at the mall, or hold hands and buy each other teddy bears with little hearts that say 'I wuv you beary much'?"
Veronica: "Yes. Exactly that. Except I want my bear won through some sort of demonstration of ring tossing ability."

Veronica: "How long does it take you to create a highly incriminating, thoroughly liable sexually expilicit website?"
Mac: "Uh, 45 minutes, give or take?"

Loretta: "I know what entrapment is!"
Cliff: "Actually, Loretta, I don't think you do."

So that's a wrap on my Veronica Mars Watch-Along post! Thanks, Gaby, for letting me do this, and thanks again for not murdering me because this was done so late. BEA messed with all our schedules, not to mention I had to fly there from California! But I will always force myself to make time for Veronica Mars.

1 comment:

  1. YAY! This was super fun to do. Thanks for letting me join in the VMars awesome! Sadly, all I can see when I look at this is TYPOS GALORE and I don't see how published authors can ever look at their published books and not want to die, because all I want to do is editttt and I can't. BUT OH MY GOD. Next week is the end! Big stuff!


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