June 30, 2013

Veronica Mars Watch-Along Week 13

[Graphic designed by the lovely Judith of Paper Riot]
So, how does this work, super sleuths? Go check out the Watch-Along kick off post for the skinny. I'll give you a second just in case...

All caught up? Good.

In case you already know the basics and just forgot what episodes are up today, here's the list:
  • "Normal is the Watchword"
  • "Driver Ed"
  • "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang"
  • "Green Eyed Monster"


So with Lilly's murder solved, the big overarching story from Season 1 has been put to bed. Which stands to reason that something CRAZY has to happen in episode one. AND IT DOES. GOODBYE BUS WITH MEG AND 6 OTHER PEOPLE ON IT. GOODBYE. Now, based on what we know by the end of episode two, the driver of the bus WAS NOT suicidal. But obviously Lamb's a jackass and doesn't care, which leads Keith to enter the race to be Sheriff, running on the same ticket as Woody Goodman (AKA STEVE GUTTENBERG THE DAD FROM IT TAKES TWO).

But yeah, kinda crazy that Lilly's still haunting Veronica. And saving her from getting killed on that bus. Like WHAT? I don't even know, so I'm not going to prod that one any further.

And then V thinks she's done sleuthing (because, like, LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND CHOICES, V. LOOK) but Wallace gets into trouble and no one's allowed to mess with WALLACE, so back the sleuthing truck up and let V hop back on because she's got some faked drug tests to sort out.

OH. AND SINCE WE'RE BACKING THE SLEUTH TRUCK UP: Might as well let Wallace on board, since he's going around saving damsels in distress and all that now-a-days. Even though I'm not feeling very impressed with the aforementioned damsel.

I think that pretty much covers all the mysteries. But I would like to take a second to laugh in Veronica's face. You really thought you could stop the sleuthing? Really? Lolz.

I think you can all pretty much guess how ANNOYED I am at Veronica for dumping Logan in the midst of the worst summer of his life. I mean, his mom died, her father murdered his girlfriend, he got the crap beaten out of him on the bridge him mom jumped off of, he's accused (and acquitted) of murder AND he's in summer school. But Veronica's like: "No, Logan, stop running around making trouble." Like, this destructive nature is SO out of character and TOTALLY UNLIKE anything Logan would EVER do.

Girl, did you ever consider who you were dating? Seriously. Logan PURPOSELY messed with his father, the man who BEATS him. He ran bum fighting rings. He skips school, goes to Tijuana to pick up GHB, starts vicious rumors about you... the list goes on. You know exactly who he is and how he reacts under pressure. So I don't know what you thought was going to happen, but I'm definitely mad at you for pretending this was one big surprise.

I'm also SUPER annoyed you went back to Duncan. Like, lady, he's your PAST not your present or future. Are you really the same girl who fell in love with Duncan Kane, or are you RED SATIN? Duncan hasn't changed, but YOU HAVE. I mean, the miscommunication is totally apparent from minute one and I don't understand the delusion here. Like at all.

And even if you think Duncan's changed and I'm totally off the mark there, well, I don't actually care because ew. Donut. Ew.

Veronica and Meg are on the OUTS. Meg's all mad and, I have to say, I would be also. Meg was Veronica's GAL PAL. Her only gal pal, to be exact. And since V helped set Duncan and Meg up, it wasn't even taboo for the two of them to date. But without Meg's blessing, the girl code was totally broken and Meg has a right to be pissed.

Now, I know. Girl politics are crazy. But let's recall: MEG IS A CHEERLEADER. She might be the nicest 09er around, but she's still a cheerleader and that's only so much niceness in the world, y'know?

Veronica: "SENIORS RULE."


Veronica: "Just when I think I'm out they PULL me back in."

Seriously? Out? You? 

Veronica: "I know a 24 year old floozy who things you're hot."
Keith: "This floozy, did you get her digits?
Wallace: "Hey, alright, now don't make me have to go home and tell my momma."
Keith: "Wallace, your mom and I have an understanding."
Veronica: "You do?"
Keith: "Yes, and it's this: I behave myself and she doesn't leave me. So please, tell her nothing, other than I worship the ground on which she treads."
Wallace: "I'm leaving now."
Keith: "Ground on which she treads. You might want to write that down."
Wallace: "Got it."

Loves Keith and Alicia.

Keith: "So, senior year. How was your first day of school, honey?"
Veronica: "Great. I beat up a freshman, stole his lunch money and then skipped out after lunch."
Keith: "What, no premarital sex?"
Veronica: "Oh, yeah, yes. But don't worry, Dad, I swear you're gonna like these guys."
Keith: "That's my girl."
Veronica: "I missed you."
Keith: "Aw, I missed you, too. Now where's my turkey pot pie, woman?"


Veronica: "I should go, because my dad is probably watching us through a telescope."
Logan: "He's probably impressed with your virtue."
Veronica: "And that telescope is mounted on a rifle."
Logan: [whispers to the imaginary Keith] "Five more minutes."

This is probably the best ever until the PCHers take a shotgun to Logan's back window. WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN LIVE?

Veronica: "Wallace is having a little trouble giving me a urine sample."
Keith: "Can't you talk on the phone and paint your nails like other girls?"

I feel like Veronica could con Wallace into painting his nails if need be.
Dick: "Miss Dumbass."
Ms. Dumass: "It's "Dumahzz," Dick."
Dick: "Well, my name's pronounced "Re-shard""

Probs one of my favorite moments. I die every time. Dick, you're such a moron and I love you.

Lamb: "What are you up to, Veronica?"
Veronica: "The last question, actually, "Why do you want this position?" Honestly, and really tell me the truth, how much of an ass-kiss would I be if I admit it's to be close to you?"
[Lamb leads Veronica out of the station.]
Veronica: "Seriously, why do birds suddenly appear every time you're near?"


Quick and dirty this week since I mostly covered everything I want to say above.
  • Logan: Losing his SHIT. But I still love him. But stop sleeping with Kendall. Gross.
  • Dick: Oh Ri-shard.
  • Cassidy: Pets Cassidy. Sad Cassidy.
  • Wallace: GET IT WALLY.
  • Weevil: What a clusterfrak of crazy. I'm feeling a little anxiety in regards to everyone's favorite biker now-a-days. We'll see how this goes.
  • Duncan: UGH. Ugh.

Charisma Carpenter (Kendall) and Tara Reid (the actress who is mentioned to play Trina in her version of her the Aaron Echolls story - a movie in a show?) have both been in TV shows/movies with Alyson Hannigan (Trina). Charisma Carpenter and Alyson Hannigan were in Buffy together while Tara Reid and Alyson Hannigan were in the American Pie movies. I'm sure Alyson Hannigan has played opposite other people in this show, I'm just not thinking of those connections right now.

Now, episode 2 ended with a guy dead on the beach with Veronica's name on his hand. Which should lead to an interesting recap next weekend. Until then, be sure weigh in on the Logan vs. Duncan debate in the comments below. But know there's only one right answer. (*cough* Logan *cough*)


  • "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang"
  • "Green Eyed Monster"

1 comment:

  1. V going back to Duncan was probably the most terrible point of the entire series. JUST WHY?! Of course, I admire her for not falling asleep when seeing him.

    Also, "Wallace is having a little trouble giving me a urine sample." "Can't you talk on the phone and paint your nails like other girls?" DYING


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