Veronica Mars: Driver Ed

Jessie: "Your dad drives one bus off a cliff, and your days of being under the radar are over."

Life is short. There are cliches and everything.

Other than life being short and all, this one was all about finding someone to blame, fast, so that the moronic Sheriff Lamb wouldn't have to actually work the case. Ed Doyle, a guy who was guilty of the heinous crimes of buying a slushie and wanting to leave his wife, is now the official bus crash scapegoat. Guess that means the official investigation is over.

Keith decided to run for sheriff. No, no, no. Okay, Sheriff Lamb is an incompetent ass who will never find out who crashed the bus, and Keith is certainly the best candidate in Neptune and possibly the rest of southern California. But running will only leave Keith open to major mudslinging, as well as other arrows and outrageous fortune and so forth.

Life is short, so Veronica decided to sleep with Duncan. No, no, no. Logan was with Kendall Casablancas in an adjoining room at the Neptune Grand. Logan and Veronica encountering each other in the hallway apres sex was exceptionally uncomfortable for both of them. I didn't like it much, either. Bad season for Logan/Veronica shippers, huh?

Cassidy found an empty "Live Large" condom wrapper under the couch, implying that Logan had safe sex with Kendall. Safe, of course, is a relative term, since sleeping with the wife of a guy like Dick Casablancas isn't exactly what I'd call safe. And Logan actually went to the gun range with the guy. That took nerve. Of course, Logan is never short on nerve.

Bits and pieces:

— I was pleased that Meg survived the crash (makes sense, since she was seated near the back and apart from the others), but she's still unconscious.

— Wallace, who learned at the feet of the master, solved new cast member Jackie's hit and run problem. He obviously likes her. Unfortunately, she doesn't appear to be a nice person.

— The gun range scene made Dick Casablancas, Sr., a possible suspect for just about anything violent.

— Logan threw a "Life's short" party. No surprise.

— Cervando, one of the bus victims, was a PCHer and was also on the honor roll. "Biker with a brain," said the headline.

— Woody Goodman, running for supervisor/mayor/whatever, showed the good taste to want Keith back in the sheriff's office.

— The Last Convenience Store was selling bus crash souvenirs, a massive monument to bad taste, with "Magic Bus" playing in the background. Kevin Smith did a cameo as the convenience store clerk. Very cute.

— Why would a dead guy have "Veronica Mars" written on his hand?


Quotes:

Duncan: "What's wrong? You've been listening to Radiohead, haven't you? That's it. I'm putting you on a strict Nelly diet."

Sheriff Lamb: "What are you up to, Veronica?"
Veronica: "Last question, actually. 'Why do you want this position?' Honestly – and really, tell me the truth – how much of an asskiss would I be if I admit it's to be close to you? Seriously, why do birds suddenly appear every time you're near?"

Veronica: "If I die unexpectedly, do me a favor. Go on Oprah and tell the world I loved kittens."

Veronica: "I have about fifteen minutes until my dad activates the homing device in my molar."

The standard good Veronica Mars episode. Three out of four stars,

Billie
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Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with Veronica, trying to capitalize on a tragedy is just bad and of poor taste and speaking of that, Lamb is a douchebag for not giving Jessie at least a moment to hear her. Lamb is one of those characters I just love to hate.

ChrisB said...

Come on, Wallace. You can do much better than this one. Jackie is the first character I have encountered on this show that I hated right from the start. But, perhaps, that is the point.

Logan's pain is palpable and he is reacting as he always does. The comment he made to Dick, Sr. would have made anyone uncomfortable and his sleeping with Dick, Sr.'s wife strikes me as a really bad idea.