Veronica Mars: Look Who's Stalking

Logan: "I thought our story epic, you know. You and me."
Veronica: "Epic how?"
Logan: "Spanning years and continents. Lives ruined, bloodshed. Epic."

Chlamydia? Veronica has chlamydia?

How could Veronica possibly contract chlamydia? She said she and Duncan had safe sex (which I would expect from Veronica) but it had to come from somewhere and he's the only candidate. The obvious guess is that Duncan got it from Kendall. Couldn't be Meg, because she was hospitalized and pregnant and they would have known, right? And Meg is so not the type. Well, for that matter, Veronica's not the type, either.

Moving right along. Woody Goodman lost his incorporation bid because he underestimated Keith Mars. Woody is slowly becoming despicable, isn't he? First we had the inappropriate Logan-bicep-clutching, and there was the odd thing with the gardener filming Woody's family at dinner. Here we had an unconscious girl in the Camelot motel, that Woody did his best to blame on Keith. And the very strange Lucky the janitor, who is clearly not happy with Woody. Something is rotten in the state of Goodman. Did Woody blow up the bus?

And is Gia mentally challenged, or what? Or is it that she doesn't have a sense of humor? I suspect both. I think she's a bigot, too; she called Veronica and Keith "You people," which is an expression bigots are known to use.

I got my fun Logan/Veronica fix at the start of the episode when Veronica went to Logan with questions about Duncan's sex life. And he answered her. Their acidic banter was less acidic than usual and actually included smiles. He told her that he thought their relationship was epic. And wonder of wonders, things started to heat up between them at the Alterna-Prom.

And then Logan promptly lost her the next day, because she caught him with Kendall. He blew it. And damn.

Bits and pieces:

— The guy who stole Cliff's briefcase containing Logan's murder case files was Aaron Echolls' cellmate. But we still don't know why. Is Aaron planning on trying to pin Lilly's murder on Logan, too?

— Alterna-Prom was on Friday the 13th.

— Terrence Cook was back, and the fact that he threw a game has now made the news. At least it appeared that his misfortunes made him a more attentive parent, which was good for Jackie.

— Leo the ex-deputy is now working in private security.

— Jackie said she learned about the birds and the bees the hard way. But we don't know what she meant by that. Did she get chlamydia, too?


— All those kids in the elevator in formal clothes were a Marx Brothers joke waiting to happen.

— At the Alterna-prom, Veronica managed to rib Madison about her affair with Sheriff Lamb three times. I counted.

Quotes:

Veronica: "So, my Grandma Reynolds was always saying, 'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' I wish she was still alive because I'd really like to ask what she suggests for when life gives you chlamydia."

Gia: "How Mission Impossible. I feel like, at any moment, Tom Cruise is gonna dangle from the ceiling on cables."
Veronica: "Great. Now I won't be able to sleep."

Logan: "You have that I'd-rather-be-making-out-with-a-broken-bottle look, which if history serves, means you're about to say something awkward."
Veronica: "This? This is my I'd-rather-be-spelunking look. It's like you don't know me at all."

Logan: "Well, there was this one girl. She was blonde, petite. Smelled of marshmallows and promises..."
Veronica: "Promises? That's the name of my perfume."

Logan: "You know, generally speaking, I've kind of grown immune to your left-field questions, but I'm gonna bite on this one. What do you care who Duncan did when Duncan did do dudettes?"
Veronica: "Would you believe it's for a college application?"

Veronica: "Please don't give us the tux speech again."
Wallace: "What? You mean how, when I put on a tux, I make James Bond look like Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel."
This sounds like a Buffy quote. I seem to remember Willow comparing herself to Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel, too.

You guessed it. Three stars,

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

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that speech from Logan, so sweet. And then he blew it. Bad, bad Logan.
This is my third rewatch of the show and only now have I noticed that Veronica was rubbing Madison´s affair with Lamb in her face. Sometimes I´m slow.
Gia´s comment of "you people" made me wonder if the family had encountered trouble before.

drnanamom said...

I'm not sure why I want Veronica with Logan - he's pretty much an ass but I was really happy about the epic speech and then Veronica going over there. I love Charisma Carpenter but I really wish they would get rid of Kendall.

ChrisB said...

I'm with Doc. I'm not sure why I want Logan and Veronica to become an item so badly. He keeps doing things like this, and yet…

I think we got a big hint about the chlamydia when the doctor was giving Veronica the news. The timeline includes the night she lost her virginity. Is it possible that someone raped her before Duncan found her? I'd have to re-watch the episode, but as I remember it, several of the other guys could have lied about leaving her alone. Just a thought.