Veronica Mars: Lord of the Pi's

Veronica: "Ah. The incredible, inedible egg."

I found this ep mildly confusing. Who exactly did what to whom?

Yeah, I got most of it. The kidnapping of Selma Hearst Rose (played by the real Patty Hearst, very funny) wasn't kidnapping at all – it was blackmail. Claire's rape wasn't a rape – it was revenge for what happened to Patrice Pitrelli. Not surprising that the Theta Betas were doing that despicable secret room thing, after all.

Patrice walked off the roof because the Pi Sigs and Theta Betas emotionally pushed her over the edge. Which is why Claire faked her rape, to frame them. But who, er, egged Chip? The Pi Sig number contest still has to have something to do with the Hearst rapist.

Logan's face when he actually watched Veronica ignoring his phone call was outright painful. Why is Veronica freezing Logan out? Was it the bodyguard on top of everything else? She knows him, though. He's lost Lilly and his mother. Why was she surprised? Good freaking lord, Veronica, why didn't you just take Logan to the library with you? What does he have to do to get through to her? Turn into Duncan?

Veronica didn't want her father to know she was in danger, either. Veronica, why do you do this to yourself? At least it was fun seeing Keith and Veronica working together again, and even exchanging joyous PI cliches.


Bits and pieces:

— Nish's replacement at the paper (Wilson?) was quite smarmy. At least Veronica was back taking photos.

— Loved Veronica doing Martrina Vasquez, anchor on channel nine. What I liked even more was that when Keith picked up the phone and Sheriff Lamb realized who it was, Veronica didn't even pause; she just kept asking him questions as if nothing had happened. She has no shame.

— Patty Hearst did decide in the end to shut the Greeks down. They won't be happy about that.

— The divorce blackmail was because of the ten year 50/50 split. There were rumors that that was why Tom Cruise ditched Nicole Kidman.

— Dick's use of the nonexistent word "repungent." Repugnant and pungent. Loved it.

— The numbers in the egg were 111 CXI (111) and CMIII (903). It meant 11/19/2003. That seemed too easy to me.

— Patrice is now in a mental institution. Unless she's the rapist.

— In this week's hair report, Veronica's was straight again (and better) because she was hiding the shaved patch from her father. And we got several interesting Veronica do's intended to keep that patch secret.

Quotes:

Veronica: "I'm off to steal the souls of the rich with my evil image-capturing device."

Dean O'Dell: "Look, the sheriff is an idiot. I've met smarter sandwiches."

Veronica: "Worst easter egg hunt ever."

Nose-ringed Fern: "Why are you following me around?"
Veronica: "Fulfilling my gym requirement. Yoga had a written final."

Veronica: "When you stick an easter egg in a frat boy's out door, do you kiss him first?"
Fern: "Is that a riddle?"
Veronica: "Poor Chip. You really wrecked 'im."

Hallie the amoral dogwalker: "You don't know the first thing about me, Veronica."
Veronica: "I know, like, eight, possibly nine things. But you're right. I have no idea which one is first."

Hallie: "God, what's with all the questions? Do you want to know where I buried Jimmy Hoffman?"
Veronica: "Dustin's brother?"

Keith: "This is my daughter, Veronica. She works with me. Occasionally."
Veronica: (gesturing) "Ryan. Tatum. When he gets in a jam, I make with the cute."

Selma Rose (or actually, Patty Hearst): "Have you ever been a walking punchline, Mr. Mars? I mean, on a national scale. Because I have been, and I've spent the rest of my life trying to earn back a certain measure of respect."

Logan: "You know who I am, and you're constantly expecting me to change. Even now as you're thinking, crap, he has a point, you still think you're ultimately right."

Two and a half out of four stars,

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

3 comments:

Mike said...

One of the reasons I love this show is the complexity of the characters. Especially Veronica.

Thus I was also a bit disoriented or even annoyed by her behavior towards Logan. Why can't she see he really is just watching out for her? Why can't she accept that? I know that she is a "free spirit" who wants to do everything in her own way, but she should really see the effort Logan is making and the progress he achieved during those last few months.

Although I sort of do get why the creators are doing this - cause this builds tension. Also conflict is always more intriguing on screen than the "everything's fine" stages of the plot. But you also do need those to get the sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.

All that being said, I have two more information I want to share. And their both in the Quote section.
I'm actually surprised that you didn't mention it yourself, because there's a line in this episode that sounds just like:
"Hi there Buffy, Tiffany, whatever your name is".

The other one is sort of far fetched, but I still want to mention it:
Veronica says in this episode: "(...) Parampam!" It's an onomatopoeic sound that resembles the sound of a drum after the jokes punchline, and it was definitely used in the same form on "Friends".
And I've picked up on that, because I'm a major "Friends" fan. No matter what I feel for variety of shows, I probably love "Friends" the most.
And even though it's a far-fetched (and distant) shout-out to "Friends" fans, I definitely noticed it and felt really cool about that. ;)

As you can see I've definitely listened to the "comment on anything" proposition you suggested. ;)
Thanks. ;)

Anonymous said...

Veronica ditching Logan is just sad, he just wants to protect her and still she wants him to change, it´s like she´s punishing him still for what he did to her back when Lily was murdered and her family were outcasts.
But have you realised that when she is with Duncan or even Piz, these stuff never happen? She doesn´t try to change them at all or change anything about them.
I love Veronica but season three has her behaving kind of badly.

drnanamom said...

While I understand that Logan is just trying to protect Veronica he is really overstepping here. He doesn't talk to her about it (maybe because she won't listen) and he doesn't take her wishes into account. It is too close to women being "protected for their own good" kind of thing to be to my liking. Maybe Logan should have hired someone to help find the rapist instead of a bodyguard. If Veronica had listened to Logan and stopped investigating the case just because he asked I would have been very disappointed.