PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SPOILER-RICH ZONE. If your diet requires you to dine on television spoiler-free ... good luck with that.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

This Must Be a Real Kafkaesque Experience For You

Episode 3.6: Hi, Infidelity. Original Airdate 11.07.06

"Veronica is accused of plagiarizing her paper for Professor Landry's criminology class. In trying to clear herself, she discovers that her mentor is not who she thought he was. Wallace is pardoned by Dean O'Dell for cheating on his exam, but makes a decision that could affect his college career. Piz invites Veronica to a night of bowling and she decides to bring Logan and Parker, unaware Piz wanted the evening to be more of a date."

Zelda's Thoughts:

  • Wow, Dean O’Dell is expelling Claire for lying about knowing the guy in the ATM photo, EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS STILL QUITE OBVIOUSLY RAPED WHAT THE FUCK
  • Now they’re implying the rapes were all faked? What the damn hell
  • I miss Principal Clemmons
  • Dang, Prof Landry brushes off Tim Foyle to take V to lunch and offer to mentor her. Gosh, I wonder if this rivalry will come to anything.
  • And Harmony’s asking Keith out on a date
  • Ugh, V’s being framed for plagiarizing her paper.
  • “You think it’s me? You think I’m trying to get you out of Landry’s class because I don’t like you?” “Wait, you don’t like me?”
  • Oh Piz still exists.
  • Wallace, amazingly, was given the out of dropping the class he cheated in, without further punishment. I mean, there’s further punishment in terms of he’d also have to change his major, but no double-weighted zero, no note in his record, revocation of scholarship, or penalty in his athletics arena.
  • Meanwhile Claire got expelled.
  • Let's sit with that.
  • “Do you have any idea who I am?” // “I don't, and I don’t care” *slips his test in the middle of the pile so it can no longer be invalidated*
  • Now the excuse for NO MAC AGAIN is “Mac’s had this project all week” WHERE THE HELL IS MY BEST FRIEND MAC
  • “Look if you don’t wanna go because you’d rather see me fed to bears …”
  • Dean O’Dell doesn’t lock his office door. He was clearly not warned by Clemmons.
  • And is the least suspicious person ever apparently, because he believes V’s clearly bogus excuse about losing an earring.
  • Wallace is staying in class and taking the 0. That’s good but I’m still kind of amazed neither he nor Veronica were threatened with worse for what looks like blatant cheating.
  • Piz has a bowling shirt, which is kind of adorable.
  • “When did crappy old shirts with stupid stuff on them become cool?” It’s like Keith never watched an episode of Buffy.
  • Keith remains in denial about dating a married lady, and V is calling him out.
  • Tina is my new favorite. “This isn’t illegal, is it?” Logan/V: look caught. “No, I’m just kidding, hold on.” 
My new best friend since Mac is missing

  • Also the summary above is wrong. Piz wanted Wallace there so it specifically wouldn’t look like a date, and now everything is awkward.
  • But Parker is really kind of sweet, and I’m glad she’s having fun smack talking everyone in bowling.
  • And shoutout to Horshack and Rafe, who both got caught cheating in class … together. Omg are they in cheating love? Is that why he didn’t hold his shitty behavior during the prison experiment together?
  • Poor Wallace. His athletic career vying with his mechanical engineering academic career.
  • Ew Mercer introducing himself slimily to Parker as if he didn’t rape her and shave her head.
  • OMG AND PARKER’S HAVING A MEMORY. She remembers his cologne.
  • I forgot that they clued him as the rapist so early, but of course it’s a classic move. Point right at the baddie, then do something to make them seem clear of the crime (in this case, I think he at some point seems alibied out because of his radio show but it was a pre-record?)
  • And Lamb shows some actual police competency by connecting the fact that Mercer’s cash box had some vials of date rape drugs in it.
  • Wallace is taking a semester off from basketball to focus on academics … and magically gets to keep his scholarship. I don’t properly understand how all this works.
  • Gasp Mrs. O’Dell is having a fling with Prof Landry … who posted her paper, framing her for plagiarism. The hell.
  • And Keith can no longer fool himself. Harmony got a room in the hotel and is asking Keith to come upstairs with her.
  • Keith just got T-boned and both Daniel and I completely forgot that plot development because we gasped in terror.
  • But I guess this is what helps him decide that he’d rather have an affair with Harmony than count that what-if as a regret? Slash adrenaline from having survived an almost-death.
  • Oh right, Landry didn’t frame Veronica. Tim Foyle did it, but wanted Veronica to follow the breadcrumbs to find Landry and Mrs. O’Dell in the hotel. His mentor has abandoned him, his idol has fallen, and he wants to make sure hers does too.
  • Oooh Tim Foyle is also investigating the serial rapist.
  • V is making a habit of lunching with faculty. Dean O’Dell just asked her to sit down with him.
  • His enjoyment of the burger makes the second stupid secret he’s asked her not to tell his wife. Random and dumb.
  • And an emotional Logan begs Veronica to help clear Mercer, because he can alibi him out for the summer rape … an alibi he won’t tell Veronica. I forget how that all sorts, since … you know … we know the truth.
  • Wait, was there a tag team, Scream-style? Did Mercer have an accomplice?

Daniel's Thoughts:

  • I really hate that fake rape charges so often happen on TV – it’s so rare in real life, but you’d never know it when you watch TV and movies.  It’s perpetuated this fear among men today – and has made things worse for women.
  • Also I’m getting really sick of these women constantly laying suspicious on Veronica as if she’s not on their side.
  • And now it’s Wallace’s turn to meet the Dean.   I wonder if Veronica knows.
  • Veronica talks about text messages as if it’s a new-fangled fad.
  • Ok, more plagiarism talk.  I guess this is a big thing in schools. [Super very yes. - Z, the daughter of two professors]
  • Oh hey, it’s Piz – he’s a…main character?
  • It’s nice to know Wallace still plays basketball and is still a rockstar.
  • Jeff Ratner, douchie college guy, to Veronica: Deal with it.  THOSE ARE YOUR FAMOUS LAST WORDS.
"Deal with it"

Read: "Oh I will, Dumbass"

  • Logan’s sociology teacher is also a douche.  So many douches in an episode.
  • Every time I see Mercer Hayes, I ask Zelda if we’ve met him before.  Apparently he’s been in a million episodes. (See crossfire below)
  • “I think I just ate something’s beak” – Parker
  • Oh hey, Keith and Harmony are having an emotion affair.
  • Veronica’s breaking in to Dean O’Dell’s office….no security?  Seems unlikely, but OK.  And…the door is open – because…the Dean is still there.  Shit.
  • She gives a totally lame excuse.  You know.  I was a good kid – I think because I remember trying to come with excuses if I got caught in advance and I could never come up with something I thought was believable.  But, also, I was just a good kid.
  • Veronica has enough to prove she’s innocent but she still wants to nail the person who did it.  That’s why we love Veronica.
  • “It’s not a date.  We saw a movie, had a drink and talked” “Which is a date.”
  • “This isn’t illegal is it?  No, I’m just kidding, go on.” – I love this girl.
  • I love insecure Veronica “girlfriend, Veronica” – but I love that Logan is just as insecure.
  • And now Parker meets Piz.  Cool.
  • Piz has really cool early 2000s hair.  Just sayin’ [So pretty, so shiny. - Z]
  • Oh look,  the main suspect is the guy who told Veronica to DEAL WITH IT.  OH SHE’S DEALT WITH IT ALL RIGHT.
  • OH NO WALLACE IS LATE FOR HIS TEST.  RUN WALLACE RUN.  Oh. He’s just late for basketball practice.  That’s okay.
  • Poor Piz, he’s love-smitten with Veronica.
  • After all that studying– Wallace only gets a D on his next test.
  • Veronica has never been more uncomfortable than she is when setting up two friends.
  • Mercer introduces himself to Parker and now they I know who he is…it’s so gross.
  • She finds clippers in Mercer’s dorm room but a lot of guys have that.
  • Wow is Lamb actually working with Veronica?
  • Wallace drops basketball for a season putting his scholarship in jeopardy which is all noble and stuff but the Coach is cool and tells him to keep his scholarship – also very noble but…  Is that…kosher?  I mean it’s nice and all but the basis of his scholarship is to play basketball…so…shrug. 
  • Wow, so…professor Landry was setting Veronica up? Why?  To prove she’s good at Criminal Investigation?
  • Again, Laura SG is so good here.  I like this story line, it’s atypical of your usual affair story line.  And Keith takes the moral highground which is great, but also kinda sad…and on his way home, he gets into a car accident….which is also really interesting because it makes him think he doesn’t want to give up a potential love.
  • TA doucheface used Veronica to get back at his professor.  Smart, though.
  • Heh, Veronica set up Ratner – which, oops.  But he did tell her to DEAL WITH IT.
  • So Logan tells Veronica that Mercer (I know who he is now) – but he can’t tell her why because …of course they were probably doing something illegal at the time.


D: Who is that?
Z: Really?
D: Do we know him?
Z: Yeah.
D: Have we seen him before?
Z: Yeah.
D: Has he been in 30 episodes?
Z: Yeah.
D: Is he the rapist?
Z: Yeah.
D: What’s his name?
Z: Mercer Hayes.
D: And we’ve seen him before?
Z: Yeah.
D: See, that’s why he’s the perfect suspect, because I have no idea who he is every time I see him.
Z: That’s me with Chip Diller. I know we’ve met him but he’s a blank.
D: Who’s Chip Diller?
Z: The frat guy V accused in season two.
D: And who’s this guy?
Z: Mercer Hayes.
Mercer Hayes                                               Chip Diller

Favorite Lines:

Zelda: “This isn’t illegal, is it? … No, I’m just kidding, hold on.” - Tina
Daniel: Keith: “It’s not a date. We saw a movie, had a drink, and talked.” Veronica: “Which is a date.”


Neptune Roll Call: Logan, Wallace, Parker, Piz, Sheriff Don Lamb (Absent: Dick, Mac, Weevil)
First Appearance: Tom Barry, Jeff Ratner, Tina Callis
Recurring:  Harmony Chase, Mason, Nish Sweeney, Professor Hank Landry, Tim Foyle, Mercer Hayes, Claire Nordhouse, Max, Professor David Winkler, Mindy O'Dell, Dean Cyrus O'Dell
Professor Hank Landry’s Alias: Rory Finch
Logan's Nicknames: Admiral Moneybags (himself)


Dead Humans - 0
Backup Sighting - 1
Veronica Breaks In - 2
Veronica Tases Someone - 0
Mac Hacks - 0
Who's Your Daddy? - 0
Wallace Does Veronica a Favor - 0
Veronica Wants a Pony - 0
Logan Punches Someone - 0
Dick's Single Entendres - 0
Shenanigans Called - 0

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Episode 3.5: President Evil. Original Airdate 10.31.06

 "It's Halloween at Hearst and while Veronica is looking for Logan at the underground campus casino, the place is robbed and the thieves take Veronica's necklace, given to her by Lilly Kane. Meanwhile, Dean O'Dell and his wife Mindy seek Keith's help in tracking down Steve, the biological father of Mindy's son, who is deathly ill. Wallace, distracted by a new group of friends, struggles to pass his Mechanical Engineering class."

Daniel's Thoughts:

  • Claire is wearing a terrible baldcap/wig…
  • That awful TA from the first episode also looks like he’s wearing a terrible wig.
Definitely not Lucky who got killed last season. Totally different person.

  • I don’t get this – this oral presentation.  Veronica is smartly using Weevil as her ‘audio-visual’ which her professor, Landry, I think would have been more impressed with.  But I’m not really sure the point.  Also it feels like it’s taking all class – there are like 100 kids in that class.  They couldn’t possibly all give their oral presentations if it takes all class.
  • It’s Halloween.  You can tell with the cheaply put up decorations.  Whose job is that?  I don’t remember my university’s quad looking like this…  It feels more like a HS thing.
  • Hey, it’s Wallace.  He seems like he’ll be used for more than exposition this time.
  • Hey! Another on my soap: Jamie Ray Newman.  She played Kristina, Alexis’s sister who got killed off way too early.  But at least she’s had an okay career since then.  She’s the dean’s hotter, younger wife.
  • Oh shit, Veronica walked into a Halloween party that’s getting robbed by stereotyped burglers in president masks.
  • Also, what is she dressed as? I honestly don’t have a clue
  • I don’t know what Logan is dressed as either.  But they’re obviously a couple’s costume.
Does ANYONE know who they're supposed to be?

  • Me: AH RICHARD GRIECO!  Zelda: Who’s that? ME: WHO’S THAT?  Johnny Depp’s MUCH BETTER replacement on 21 Jump Street
  • Wallace’s friend quotes En Vogue as a life’s mantra – so I automatically like him.
  • Veronica thinks Weevil is the culprit….but I don’t see it – it didn’t seem like Weevil’s build, as Veronica proclaims.
  • I hate when Veronica accuses Weevil – she’s usually wrong.  They’ve been through too much together, as Weevil points out.
  • Yay, Cliff! I like when he guest stars.
  • So Richard Greico’s the deadbeat dad.
  • They find the stolen jewelry in Weevil’s car.  And there’s other corroborating evidence.  I still don’t believe it.  I think Weevil was framed.
  • Aww, I love when Veronica runs into fans.  Danny from the pizza joint is one such fan.
  • Cliff is having a meal with Keith at his office – they’re having…sandwiches.  Why not.
  • Uh oh.  Keith’s in trouble. 
  • “If I don’t bring up the law, this won’t be considered a billable hour.” –Cliff
  • “I can say half a sentence and get her to yell at me for three hours” –Dean.   Marriage.
  • The theater department is not amused with Veronica’s humor.  Also, more college stereotypes.  But seriously, where’s the stage manager? She’d be all over this.
  • Oh Wallace.  Your C-plot is annoying and pointless.
  • So campus security did it.  Yeah, he doesn’t really have Weevil’s build.
  • I love that Back-Up knows instinctually who the bad guy is.  He should be on all Veronica’s cases.
  • So Veronica finds her necklace, grabs it off the shitty little girl.  (yay!), Richard Greico saves his son’s life and exonerates Keith (and the Dean and her wife) (yay!),  Weevil, too, is exonerated (yay!), and Wallace gets caught cheating…. (boo!)
  • Wallace and Veronica have had no interaction in this episode – but there’s a cute email that we see on screen with the subject line “Snickerdoodleme”.

Zelda's Thoughts:

  • Man, poor Claire. You can see how much she’s still hurting.
  • Oy Tim Foyle is leading class today. My favorite pretentious tool. “Veronica Mars, why don’t you come down here and blow us all away.”
  • Her presentation is … Weevil?

  • "Dr. Landry said we were allowed audio visual aids. He’s both. Audio:"// "Yo." // "And visual:" // 
  • *pose*
  • This is actually quite adorable, and I do always like when they let us hang with Weevil.
  • Aw, Weevil recognizes that the necklace V is wearing is Lilly’s. I like when the show/characters remember her.
  • Also shoutout to V being good at poker.
  • It’s … kind of weird that Weevil is so upset V is dating Logan (again), and using Lilly as his reason (especially considering how close WeLo got in S2 trying to find Felix’s killer). I don’t get it.
  • Dean and Mrs. O’Dell are hiring Keith for … something. This really is the smallest town.
  • Ah, his stepson is dying … is this the same kid who trashed his car?
  • We can’t tell what V’s Halloween costume is.
  • Also wow the racist “latino” accent the thieves at the party are using. It’s gross. (yes yes he's doing Al Pacino's racist latino accent from Scarface, fine. but like ew stop)
  • And they steal her Lilly necklace. V, with angry and scared tears in her eyes and a wry smile, “You’re gonna regret that.”
  • Seconding Daniel, I have NO clue what LoVe's couples costume is.
  • Oh and V is gonna accuse Weevil because of the racist accent the thief used and because she knows he’s mad at her over Logan/Lilly
  • And he’s rightly mad: “I can’t believe you’d think I’d do that. To you. After all we’ve been though.” //“After all we’ve been through, can you really blame me?” // “Hey Backup, you can stay. Your girl’s gotta go.” Damn straight.
  • YESSS CLIFF McCORMACK. And he’s doing delightful “I’m a voice actor” riffs and it’s perfect because his voice.

  • Weevil: “Any reason why everyone suspects me for a crime I don’t even know about?"

  • Seriously, I don’t get the renewed antipathy between Logan and Weevil (bc Logan’s being extra-tool-y too). I thought they reached a peace. I’m so confused.
  • Ugh, Weevil’s gotten framed. “Or you could save yourself the trouble and take my word.” *both V and W laugh* “That was good. Well done.”
  • Okay seriously who is Wallace’s new toolbag bad!influence! friend?
  • Haha this pizza guy is fanboying all over V. “Remember when you …” over and over.
  • “Hello Square One. Nice to see you again.”
  • Oh right. The gross gum from the little shit kid.
  • Dang, Botando the deadbeat stepdad is awol. I have no memory or investment in this plot
  • “Excuse me officers, but if I don’t bring up the law, this won’t be considered a billable hour.” I love Cliff so much.
  • And it’s the introduction of Max! I forget if we ever actually care about Max but I currently don’t.
  • But also sigh Wallace this is a bad path. Cheating on the exam is not a good way to earn a degree. Because you’re earning nothing.
  • The O’Dells are the worst? Like the worst.
  • And the thieves were the Hearst security guards. That’s great. Just great.
  • At least Weevil is cleared.
  • And that little shit girl is wearing V’s necklace.
  • As Wallace goes in to face judgement for cheating, Weevil is released from prison.
  • Backup’s had three scenes this ep! He’s so busy.
  • Gasp! How could Claire be that dude's girlfriend when she claimed not to recognize him in the photo?


Show: shot with weirdass poster in the background
Z: *stentorian voice* THIS IS YOUR GOD
D: Yeah, what IS that
Editor: Turns out the poster was designed by Shepard Fairey, best known for “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” and the Barack Obama “Hope” poster.

Favorite Lines:

Daniel: "If I don’t bring up the law, this won’t be considered a billable hour." - Cliff
Zelda: "Had his dog put to sleep, and let the record show, the dog was quite surprised by this decision." - Cliff


Neptune Roll Call: Logan, Wallace, Sheriff Don Lamb, Weevil (Absent: Dick, Parker, Piz, Mac)
First Appearance: Mason, Professor David Winkler, Mindy O'Dell, Steve Botando, Max, Jenny Budosh
Recurring: Tim Foyle, Mercer Hayes, Cliff McCormack, Claire Nordhouse, Dean Cyrus O'Dell, Deputy Jerry Sacks
Future Famous Person: Dianna Agron
Already Famous Person: Richard Grieco
Generally Known TV Face: Robert Ri'chard, Jamie Ray Newman, Todd Bosley
Veronica's Alias: organizer of Camp Waterloo reunion (and so very southern); receptionist at a voiceover audition
Keith and Cliff’s Aliases: voiceover auditionees
Keith's Alias: Adrian Monk, building inspector
Danny the Pizza Boy’s Alias: Walter Wolfcastle
Logan's (Racist) Nicknames: Jose Lunchpail (Weevil)


Dead Humans - 0
Backup Sighting - 1
Veronica Breaks In -1
Veronica Tases Someone - 0
Mac Hacks - 0
Who's Your Daddy? - 0
Wallace Does Veronica a Favor - 0
Veronica Wants a Pony - 0
Logan Punches Someone - 0
Dick's Single Entendres - 0
Shenanigans Called - 0
VERONICA WAS WRONG – 1 (Weevil didn’t steal her necklace)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Tale of Two Logans

Charlie may not surf, but Logans do.
Episode 3.4: Charlie Don't Surf. Original Airdate 10.24.06

"When Logan is informed that his inheritance is running low, he becomes suspicious and enlists Veronica's help to sort through his financial records. Veronica uncovers that large sums of money have been going to a man named Charlie Stone. Meanwhile, Keith is hired by Harmony to investigate her cheating husband."

Zelda's Thoughts:

  • "This is a bad idea." // "No, it's not." // "You only think it's not cuz you came up with it." // "Ergo, how bad could it be? Math, sweetie. Me plus idea equals good." Mars banter: always a good start to an episode
  • Awww V’s two men are having dinner together. How mature adulty can we be?
  • Logan is actually behaving pretty well. But oh are the Marses tense. Mostly V. Wish they could have an actual convo.
  • And with one line, we again explain why Mac is not in this episode and boooooo I want Mac!
  • Parker’s wig looks better than when her mom almost moved her home … probably because at this point it’s a “wig”
  • I’m glad V is finally synthesizing her own history with rape and the current season plot, so that she can actually be an advocate/ally/detective and not rolling her eyes at the feminists on campus
  • Uh oh Logan’s funds are running low …
  • AWWW JUST SHOOT ME! REUNION. They have lovely chemistry, but I wish this weren’t the story it’s going to be.
  • Whaaaaaaat is going on with this extra's hair.

  • I … don’t quite get why Veronica doesn’t trust Nish. Is it just because she published the article when V asked her not to? That’s not … that’s not a trust thing. It’s a shitty thing, but it’s not dishonesty.
  • Dick in the Mars household. What is the world coming to.
  • “We’re a frat. Why rape the cow when you’re swimming in free milk?” what a bag of douche
  • Wow, V’s gonna take the job defending the frat. I just … she just … V’s on the weird side of history with this entire arc. I mean, I’m sure she’s partially taking it to see if they *are* responsible, because she doesn’t actually want to help rapists get away with it if they’re guilty, but it’s weird and off-center.
  • Keith and Harmony are phone flirting and he’s smiling so cutely and it’s cute except KEITH SHE IS MARRIED DON’T BE THAT GUY
  • And now they’re having a pizza date in Keith’s office.
  • Daniel just screamed in utter outrage “WHY AREN’T THEY EATING. THEY’RE STILL NOT EATING.”
  • Wow Keith is so smitten so fast. The way he’s half-giggling half-blushing.
  • I keep having to remind myself we’ve met Chip Diller before because he’s … rather bland.
This is him, right?

  • And it’s one step forward, two steps back, as the women protesting the frats and rape see Veronica come out of the frat house ... and see Dick drape his arm familiarly over her shoulders.

  • Gasp that’s two frat boys with bruised knuckles. Have we a fight club?
  • Gasp Logan has a brother.
  • Ohhhhh right the women went to the party with rat traps on their “gropeable” parts, and that’s why the frat boys have bruised knuckles. I forgot about that. I’m amazed they don’t have broken fingers.
  • Logan Echolls and Logan Huntzberger!
  • “You surf?” “As often and as long as I can.” “Maybe we are brothers.” BUT THE EPISODE IS CALLED CHARLIE DON’T SURF.
  • Wow and the real Charlie Stone actually looks more like Logan than fake!Charlie does.
  • Ugh this story Logan’s telling about Aaron forcefeeding him pears. Aaron was the fucking worst. I’m so glad he’s dead.
  • Ahahaha I love it. V outs the reporter, Logan moves as if to punch him, he says “please take a swing, it'd make a great lead,” Logan looks like he’s calmed down enough to not do it … then he socks him right in the nose.
  • I guess my question is how did the reporter plant himself so that when Logan reached out, he got Logan Huntzberger instead of the actual Charlie Stone?
  • “So it’s a piece of cake?” // “A monkey with a friend who’s a bank representative can do it.”
  • “Hello Dick, Chip, Faceless Star Trek Crew Members”
  • Shit, and because of that crappy reporter, Charlie Stone’s been outted as Aaron’s son, and is being followed by paparazzi
  • Oh I see … Logan thinks Charlie’s the one who sicced the Vanity Fair reporter on Logan. I … why? I don’t really get it.
  • At least he lost his story after Logan went on TV with the story.
  • Damn, the reporter was tapping Charlie’s line and that’s how he got in. Ugh, poor Logan and poor Charlie. But also that’s … illegal right? Not that V can throw stones about tapping lines, but still.

Daniel's Thoughts:  

  • Logan’s coming to dinner. 
  • I love that Veronica is giving Logan a list of rules to have dinner with her father. 
  • Oh she’s so nervous, it’s hilarious.  She so wants her dad and Logan to get along.
  • Parker’s got a brand new wig and she looks like a country western star.
"I'm joining the cast of Nashville next"

  • I’m glad Veronica is making an effort to get to know Parker & show empathy and understanding. 
  • Oh crap, Logan’s running out of money.  I guess living in a hotel will do that to you.
  • And Veronica has her mystery of the week.  Logan thinks his manager is skimming off the top.
  • Oh hey, it’s Laura San Giacomo – a totally underrated actress.  She’s so good.
  • Zelda tells me she and Enrico were a couple on Just Shoot Me.  I think I saw that show once or twice?
  • The newspaper says “rape-ternity”.  …Clever pun or forced….
  • “If you’re not gonna shoo it out, I’m gonna step on it” – Veronica, re: Dick being in her apartment.
  • Even when Dick’s trying to be nice, he’s still a dick,
  • I love the moment you can see Veronica’s mind churning.  She takes Dick’s case because she sees an angle in which she can take advantage.
  • Keith and Harmony (Laura San G) totally have chemistry.  They’re flirting but I don’t think they’re fully aware of it yet.
  • Did Veronica invade her dad’s wardrobe? What is this?
Veronica looks as uncomfortable as I do

  • There’s an entire giant pizza in between Keith and Harmony and neither of them are eating.  WHY ARE THEY NOT EATING?  The box is open.  The pizza is getting cold.  I’m not paying attention to anything else that’s happening.
  • Finally, she takes a slice.  SHE DOES NOT EAT IT.  EAT IT, WOMAN.


  • Frat house – more pizza.  A frat guy takes a slice.  I’m very invested in the pizza of this episode. [I can't believe we didn't order pizza during our watch. I was even about to suggest it. - Z]
  • Oh hey! Parry Shen!  He’s on my soap now as a gay lab manager who just stole a baby.  That’s fun.  Oh his name is Bradley Cooper on the show.
  • Parker’s got a much better wig on now.  Just in case you were keeping track.
  • Aaron Echolls – still causing trouble.
  • Avy Kaufman is the name of the manager of the fake charity – Avy Kaufman is also the name of a famous a casting director with a very impressive resume.
  • Ok so Aaron’s Kidz is actually an accurate name…since the money is going to Logan’s brother that he doesn’t know…
  • Parker is always heavily suspicious of Veronica.  I understand her mistrust but, I wish she’d get past this.
  • “Did you go as a hypocrite?”
  • Oh it’s Matt Chzhzhurchcy.  He’s Logan’s long lost brother.  Look at that baby face.
  • Apparently Logan’s sister shot Nicole Ritchie with a BB Gun.
  • I wonder why Charlie never contacted Logan…It’s not discussed here.
  • Logan and Charlie both surf.  OK.
  • Oh man, Veronica does her stuff and doesn’t have to search far to find out Charlie isn’t who he says he is.
  • Logan’s stories of how abusive his dad was…
  • And….Charlie is not Charlie.  He’s a reporter.  Man, Logan just can’t catch a break.
  • But at least he punches NotCharlie out.
  • I really like Harmony’s story.  It’s more complicated than the usual ‘wife hiring a private detective to catch her husband cheating’ story.
  • The real Charlie Stone…is now getting harassed by reporters.  He’s the one that (most likely) put that reporter on Logan so…does he deserve it?  Veronica’s not sure that it was him, but I agree with Logan – what else could have happened?
  • But Veronica was right.  Logan ruined his half-brother’s life for nothing.
  • And Logan feels terrible.  But he’s so quick to react.  It’s a pattern for him.  It’s hard for him to trust and there’s a reason for that.

D: *sings* Cuz we’re more adult now.
Z: You can tell, because this shot has the word NUDE in it.


Favorite Lines:

Zelda: Dick: "You’re torturing me." // Veronica: "Without evening trying? God, I’m good."
Daniel: "If you’re not gonna shoo it out with a newspaper, I’m stepping on it." - Veronica


Neptune Roll Call: Logan, Wallace, Dick, Parker (Absent: Piz, Mac, Sheriff Don Lamb, Weevil)
First Appearance: Harmony Chase
Recurring: Nish Sweeney, Chip Diller, Claire Nordhouse, Nancy Cooper
Generally Known TV Face: Matt Czuchry
Already Famous Person: Laura San Giacomo
Buffy Alum (sort of): Parry Shen, who played a student in the episode "Innocence"


Dead Humans - 0
Backup Sighting - 0 
Veronica Breaks In - 0
Veronica Tases Someone -  0
Mac Hacks - 0
Who's Your Daddy? - 0
Wallace Does Veronica a Favor - 0
Veronica Wants a Pony - 0
Logan Punches Someone - 1  -------->
Dick's Single Entendres – 1 (“We’re a frat. Why rape the cow when you’re swimming in free milk?”)
Shenanigans Called - 0