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Veronica Mars: Versatile Toppings

Veronica: "Why can't the evil just get jobs like the rest of us?"

I loved Kylie Marker coming out in front of the school. But the fact that she was behind the blackmail immediately lessened her cool factor. Wanting her girlfriend Marlena to be "out" with her does not excuse her from committing, what's blackmail? A felony? And persecuting her fellow gay students? Despicable. At least it wasn't related to the strangely racist (in an anti-"coconut" sense) pizza boy muggings.

We had yet more Logan and Hannah, and it still made me uncomfortable. I noticed that Logan dialed it way down with Hannah; he came clean with her pretty quickly, and although he zinged Dr. Griffith with his power over Hannah, he wasn't anywhere near as nasty and overt about it as we all know Logan can be. Why was Logan so nice to Hannah, so gentle with her? Does he really care about her? Or is he just overcompensating because he feels bad for using her?

And, of course, there were bus crash developments. How convenient that Veronica found explosive and detonators in Terrence's toy hangar. Yes, things look bad for Terrence, but come on; he has patsy written all over him. I have absolutely no idea who caused the bus crash, but it just doesn't feel like Terrence Cook.

We didn't get any nasty Veronica/Logan banter this week. I feel cheated. Did Veronica look perturbed at seeing Logan with Hannah, or am I projecting?

Bits and pieces:

— The bus crash was on September 13, 2005. Did we know that?

— Casinos jam cell phone signals in a one hundred yard radius. I certainly didn't know that.

— We have a new bus crash victim name: Peter Ferraire, a gay student. The other victims were Ms. Dumas, Ed Doyle, Meg, Cervando, Rhonda, and Marcos Oliveres a.k.a. Captain Krunk. That makes a total of seven. Who was number eight?

— Kylie's black-e-mail alias was Rick Santorum. I love this show.

— Sheriff Lamb didn't knuckle under to Keith and Terrence, even though they had audio incriminating Lamb from Veronica's bug bug.

— Terrence owes money to Leonard Lobo, who runs Seven Rivers and other Indian casinos.

— The pizza place that was the mugger's target appeared to be Cho's, from last season.

— Mac continues to be exceptionally cool; she beefed up the security on the Pirate's SHIP gay chatroom. SHIP stands for Student Homosexual Internet Posting.


Veronica: "Where are you getting your intel? Jackie and I aren't exactly the sisterhood of the traveling pants."

Dick: "You date Logan, he's nailed for murder. You date Duncan, he's wanted for kidnapping. You get put on Robbie and Hunter's jury, they get sent to Chino. You're like rich dude Kryptonite, Veronica."

Carmen: "Like people even remember my scandal any more. Pleasuring inanimate objects was so 2005."

Mac: "Then why wouldn't he have let you on it himself?"
Veronica: "Damn you and your valid questions."

Jackie: "I can even drop you off around the block if you're worried about being seen together."
Veronica: "Yes, please. By all means, protect my reputation."

Three stars,

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


  1. Too many suspects in the bus crash. That´s one of the reasons why season two is a bit inferior to season one - it´s a bit too much.

  2. This episode infuriated me. Gay kids hiding by ridiculing others; implying that being gay is the worst possible thing to be; one gay kid outing the others. What century are we in?

    Then, just to add to it all, we have an Hispanic kid using a taser on kids that didn't fit his stereotype?

    As a straight, white woman, all I can ask is "what the hell were the writers thinking?"


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