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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Big Dumb Blond

Episode 3.12: There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill. Original Airdate 2.06.07

"After learning Logan had slept with Madison, the girl Veronica holds responsible for her rape, Veronica tries to deal with it, even if that means NO SLEEP [calm down, imdb]. Meanwhile, Tim Foyle's girlfriend asks Veronica for help to find who gave her a pill that aborted her fetus. Also, Veronica asks Weevil for a favor--one that might just take him back to his old days."

Zelda's Thoughts:

  • V wakes up being cuddled by Logan. So on the plus, V didn't immediately dump Logan over the Madison thing? Unless this is a dream? Is it a dream? Do you smell bacon?
  • There’s snow in SoCal, so yes, dream.
  • Welp, she hasn’t confronted him about it, because he’s still in cute flirty banter mode on their phone call, and she's playing along with an unsmiling face.
  • I guess Bonnie Capistrano is part of the plot now, and not just a public scene for Tim Foyle to throw the night they catch Mercer/the night the Dean is killed
  • I genuinely don't remember who killed the Dean, so I'm just trying to remember what are actual clues or red herrings.
  • "Excuse me for asking, but why Tim? "   fair question, V
  • "Don't let Tim know I hired you. "   I wonder how long that cat will stay in the bag.
  • "What do you want me to do? What can I do?" // "Make it not true? Get it out of my head and never let me think about it again?  Cuz unless you can do that, this is something I'm never getting past." So … RIP LoVe … for now
  • Backup! The rare beautiful pupper cameo.

  • Ah right, Bonnie's dad has a TV preacher papa.
  • Keith: "Your lack of opinion concerns me." At least this time, unlike her last Logan breakup, she admits she isn't okay.
  • And in investigating Tim Foyle for Bonnie’s case, she discovers Tim's investigating the Dean's murder
  • I have … trouble believing Dick ever had any emotional attachment to Madison (or she to him). Or any sense of what you do or don't do to a friend, considering his general shitteous behavior.
  • Remember when V had two best friends named Mac and Wallace? Yeah, me neither.
  • But hey! Weevil exists! "You sought me out. That can only mean one thing: you need a favor."
  • Wow V is once again commissioning crime. With this chasing her attempted blackmail of a judge, I just … stop V.
  • Wow some shit photographed V leaving the women's clinic and sent it to her dad wow wow wow. (although ... howwww? did they know who she was and whom to send the photo to? I could see maybe knowing who the Mars fam is, but if this is just standard tattle-tailing, how are they tracking down everyone's identity? naw, you know what, shenanigans. that's right, I said it.
  • But….that means there’s someone photographing everyone else leaving the clinic. A CLUE A CLUE
  • Whoops they got caught because there's a connection between Ted’s church and these leaflet/photo senders.
  • See, Dick saying "The rebound starts with me? Niiiiice" and sure he could argue he's doing harmless Dick style flirting, but this is the thing he got mad at Logan over, so like
  • Gulp someone broke into the O'Dell house, and since Keith exposited earlier that he's a ten min walk away, Mindy calls him instead of the cops. "You're closer and you're competent."
  • Oh right her ex.
  • And while we're here, let's hunt for car clues!
  • All this fuss about the Volvo, and all I can just think of frikkin vampire Edward and his swift swift Volvo.
Lemmie take care of that for you - Buffy

  • Time for Logan to leave a drunken heartbroken voicemail. "Honestly it's encouraging that someone still has such high expectations of me. Veronica, I would give anything if I could take back that night in Aspen. I'm sorry it causes you so much pain, I'm sorry it happened." And she won't hear the sincere part because he started off so hostile and drunkypants.
  • Oh right. The roommate gave Bonnie the miscarriage drugs.
  • And Bonnie's dad, with his message of forgiveness, makes V think twice about having Madison's new car crushed.

Daniel's Thoughts:

  • Veronica’s all happy waking up with Logan who is still living in a hotel for some reason.  I mean it’s gotta be costing him a lot.  He should definitely buy a place. I mean, he is 18, 19 with no parents living off his trust fund - so I guess, staying in a hotel it is.
  • Oh, but alas it’s a dream.  We know this because it can’t be snowing in California.
Winter is coming, Veronica

  • But V can’t stop thinking about Madison.  And that sucks.
  • Mystery of the week: Tim the TA’s girlfriend Bonnie was pregnant and was slipped the morning after pill.  Too bad she’s under 175 pounds.
Shrill, on Hulu

  • So the dad could be Tim or Dick. Great choices, Bonnie.
  • Oh crap, I forgot Logan didn’t know Veronica knew about Madison.
  • Poor Veronica – Normally I think she's goes a little overboard about Logan, but she makes really good points here.  Sure they were broken up but if there was ever even a singular thought by Logan that they would ever get back together, he would never have slept with the girl who roofied and slut-shamed Veronica.
  • Back-up!  And Oscar winner Jamie Ray Newman!
  • “You do your hair like that to cover up the three 6’s on your scalp, right?”
  • Wow, Dick is actually hurt by the reveal of Madison and Logan sleeping together.  He has a feeling!  I'm aware this feeling is more about Logan than Madison.  Straight guys are so gay for each other.
  • Bonnie’s a preacher’s daughter which is why she’s stereo-typically...err...sexually free?
  • I love when Veronica ‘acts’.  She’s putting on this 'hysterical girl' thing which totally gets the janitor to help her break into Tim’s office.
  • So Logan & Veronica broke up – we should really have had a stat on this or at least a tally?
  • Oh no.  Veronica’s stalking Madison now.
  • Veronica reminds us that Madison and Mac have the same birthday since…they were switched at birth.  I feel like Mac should be in this episode, but alas, she is not.
  • So Veronica doesn’t learn much from Tim about Bonnie’s mystery – but she learns that Tim is investigating the Dean’s death and has a new earwitness.
  • I’m not sure what Veronica expected to gain from interviewing Bonnie’s preacher father.  He seems genuinely distraught that she lost her baby  and this seems to clear him but he’s a professional liar, so.
  • I guess this is before the morning after pill was sold in pharmacies.
  • Veronica’s doing two mysteries at once!  When does she have time for homework!  Getting those straight As!  Or sleep!
  • Weevil seems to be doing well.  And yet Veronica is trying to get him to do a crime.  Geez, Veronica.
  • This professor thanks Weevil for whatever he was doing in that classroom and he’s kinda unnecessarily snarky towards her, which she doesn’t even notice.  I have a weird feeling it was just a bad line reading.
  • Wow and there’s someone taking pictures of women going to the clinic and sending it to their parents?  That is fucking messed up.
  • Richard Greico’s back.  He’s stalking his ex-wife because she stopped payment on his car.  I don’t really remember much of this except that RG guest starred one time before and he’s kind of a sleaze.
  • Now Logan’s all sad and wasted and drunk dialing Veronica.  He’s one step away from Less than Zero.
  • Veronica’s just now checking her voicemail?  I guess we’re not yet into obsessive phone culture yet
  • So it was Bonnie’s BFF/roommate who gave her the pill.  That’s fucked up. 
  • “Go to hell,” Bonnie says – and coming from a preacher’s daughter, you know.
Favorite Lines:
Zelda: "You sought me out. That can only mean one thing: you need a favor." - Weevil, giving us some high school nostalgia
Daniel: "You do your hair like that to cover up the three sixes on your scalp, right?" - Veronica

Neptune Roll Call:  Logan, Dick, Weevil (Absent: Wallace, Parker, Piz, Mac, Sheriff Don Lamb)
Recurring: Tim Foyle, Mindy O'Dell, Bonnie Capistrano, Steve Botando, Madison Sinclair
Veronica's Alias: Tim Foyle's Distraught Adopted Sister, Knocked Up Hester, Nancy the assistant to Carson Drew
Keith's Alias: Carson Drew


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 - 1 "I've got things to do. Redheaded things."
Shenanigans Called - 1
VERONICA WAS WRONG – 1 (Tim didn't drug Bonnie; Phyllis did) 

1 comment:

  1. So, I totally get why Veronica would break up with Logan for sleeping with a horrible girl who constantly tried to ruin Veronica's life. However.... putting any blame on Madison for her rape seems wrong. Madison is responsible for spitting in Veronica's cup. Madison did not deliberately give Veronica a drugged drink...