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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Huh. You ARE in the FBI.


Episode 4.04: Heads You Lose. Original Airdate 7.19.19.
 
“Convinced the bomber is still at large, Veronica visits Chino to learn more about Clyde and Big Dick. Mayor Dobbins’ request for help from the FBI brings an old flame to Neptune. Veronica confronts her mugger.”

Daniel's Thoughts:

  • Ok, so no one lost a head in the last episode but this title is making me nervous.
  • Hey it’s the girl from Modern Family.  Dick is flirting with her.
  • And he’s wearing those roller sneakers. 
  • Veronica reveals one person died in the bombing with Logan & Kirby.
  • And Kirby throws someone else out for roofing girls.
  • Meanwhile, Congressman Maloof is regretting asking Alonzo to kill those two guys.  We still don’t know if they’re dead.
  • Keith and Veronica visit the Maloofs.  They’re continuing to work for them. Momma Maloof still wants them to find the stupid ring.
  • And the Police Chief thinks moleman planted the second bomb before he died.
  • Veronica visits Tim Foyle in prison.  And I totally didn’t recognize him.  He looks very different.

  • She’s trying to find a connection between Moleman, JK Simmons and Dick Sr.
  • And now: Mercer Hayes.  Again, never would have recognized him.  But then again, I didn’t recognize him in the regular series too.
  • So Veronica learns about JK Simmons being Dick’s Sr’s “protector”.
  • Their new theory – Motel Dad was an organizer.  Spring break was too big of a draw for local owners to sell.  So…the bomb causes people not to show up, thus losing business and Dick Sr. being able to buy up the boardwalk.
  • That asshole from earlier, Bryce – wakes up on the beach with a bomb wrapped around his neck.  And that is some SAW level shit right there.  The beeping gets louder and louder until it goes off.  And we see him standing there….without his head.
Heads He Lost?

  • The FBI is now getting involved.  Because see Saw-Level-Shit.
  • OMG LEO D’AMATO IS AN FBI AGENT! DEPUTY LEO IS NOW AGENT LEO.
  • The chief mentions private investigators on the case – Leo knows immediately that it’s Veronica.
  • He visits and brings a pizza. I forgot their history at first and thought it had something to do with the pizzaguy – but he brought a pizza because she used to bring him one.  It’s weird that Logan and Leo have never met.
  • Veronica goes to visit the mad pooper.
  • Alonzo watches from the sidelines as he attacks her and she attacks back.  But Weevil stops it all.   She’s a little disappointed that Weevil is back in the game.  But alas, her white privilege is showing.
  • “I think Piz is back there somewhere.”  What about Duncan?  Everyone forgets about Duncan.
  • Aww Leo’s divorced.
  • The murderheads are back.
  • They’re getting some information from Matty about what the Mars’ have been up to.
  • So turns out the that the woman JK Simmons wants to find stole almost 400,000 dollars from him.  ….Yet still wants to meet with him.
  • Pizza keeps getting mentioned in this episode and it makes me want a pizza really bad.
  • Vinnie!  Momma Maloof hired him to find the ring.  Enough with the ring! UNLESS the ring is the real motive and they keep hinting at it.
  • Veronica and Leo are eating Chinese, which makes no sense.  They should be eating pizza.  But I guess they’ve had enough of pizza.
  • Veronica and Leo go to the hardware store and see JK Simmons buying nails used in the bombing.  But then they follow him to Mars Investigations.
  • So Congressman Maloof feels all guilty about the hit he put on those two guys so he tries to call it off and it’s too late.
  • Leo’s appearing more than he usually appears in an episode.  I hope it’s not his only one.  They’re still waiting outside Mars Investigations.
  • They use this time to catch up.
  • And meanwhile, Keith and JK Simmons are drinking and bonding.
  • Veronica and Keith talk all 20s film noir and it’s priceless.
  • Hey, Max is here – Mac’s ex.  He looks exactly the same.
  • “How High Are You?” – The name of a dispensary that Max owns.  Worthy pun of The Good Place.
  • First twist: Patton Oswalt bugged the Mars’ office.
  • Second twist: one of the guys that Maloof wanted killed is alive!
Zelda’s Thoughts:

  • Daniel, after the previous episode ends, “Okay, so no one lost a head.” Both of us: *see the title for this episode* Welp.
  • Oh, I had missed that the guy who said “No to NUTTs” to Veronica at the town hall meeting was Motel Dad. Dang, it definitely would point toward V’s conspiracy theory, and also makes him a more likely target.
  • Who is Bryce, and does he just exist to show us Dick has slightly improved since early days.
  • Dick: “I got it.” V: “Chlamydia?” I do love her
  • We’re not counting the two Carr brothers as dead yet, since that scene of them getting shot was the Congressman’s nightmare. At least he’s feeling guilt? But also ugh.
  • Wow, Langdon has decided to claim Walsh planted the second bomb before he died. I'm sure that'll fly.
  • So um. Has no one asked the Congressman why he’s all injured and bloody and bruised? No one?
  • Wow this Chattanooga Charlie guy is a Walking Southern Cliché with his lines. Full On Folksy Slang and a peanut butter drawl. It’s actually pissing me off.
  • Oh damn, we're visiting Tim Foyle in prison.
  • Wow a completely different vibe than his TA days. I actually don’t believe the actor is even trying to play the same character. He just happens to look a bit like Tim.
  • “Well, if you must know.” // “I must, I must.” Is that a running gag this season?
  • Oh damn. Mercer Hayes.
  • Well he's exACTly the same.
  • Who else we gonna visit on our prison day?
  • Oh shit, Bryce wakes up on the beach with a bomb strapped to his neck what the fuck.
  • Rules out Langdon’s theory of Walsh, even though we knew that was bullshit anyway; this was clearly strapped on after Walsh blew up.
  • The fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
  • THIS SEASON IS SUPER DARK Y’ALL.
  • The FBI is here now. LEO IS THE FBI. LEO IS AN AGENT NOW. WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN. HI LEO.
  • Was he inspired after he found out V wasn’t in the FBI?
  • Awwww he brought her pizza.
  • Man the giant grin that stays frozen and polite when Logan answer the door.
  • Max is real good at that smile, but boy oh boy is this awkward and awkward.
  • V pays a visit to Juan Diego her mugger aka the serial shitter.
  • What the actual fuck, all these guys jumping Veronica, what the total fuck I hate this.
  • Weevil puts a stop to this, but how often does this happen without him stopping it just because she’s his friend.
  • I wonder if he and his wife are still together.
  • “Hi Leo.” // “I think Piz is back there too, somewhere.”
  • Okay but what if Duncan strolled in and then we all accidentally fell asleep.
  • Leo got married … and divorced.
  • Man, a lot happened between the film and now.
  • Oh right, she was reconsidering Leo as a romantic option in one of the books. I’d forgotten. I should maybe reread those.
  • Oh my friend Kelly loves Harlots. Nice in-Hulu commercial, I guess?.
  • Ooops, Patton got his Murderhead friends mad at him for namedropping the name of the group on TV.
  • Eep, Matty is sharing her knowledge that V went to Chino with the Murderheads
  • Called it! JK’s ex that he was looking for, ran off with his ill-gotten gains. No wonder he’s looking for her.
  • Hmm but apparently she does want to see Clyde again.
  • There’s just. There’s so much pizza this season. So much pizza. How hungry were the writers?
  • Fuck, Keith forgot Maloof’s name, right in front of him. My heart is breaking.
  • Oh what the hell, mama Maloof hired Vinnie to find the missing ring.
  • I did say I’d rather have Vinnie than the Fitzpatricks
  • Man though I just wanna throw my water in his face. Repeatedly.
  • And now the Congressman is asking Vinnie to look for the cartel men. How many levels is he playing?
  • This season is keeping a lot of plates spinning, and so far they’re not dropping them (though I’d like more time with our best friend Nicole and her sap gloves). There’s a LOT going on, and continuously. Not even like S1, with the one long arc and the mysteries of the week.
  • This Leo banter is just weird. And actually I think Leo’s earlier scene with Logan was supposed to be funny, and it wasn’t. It was just weird. And both actors are good, so there’s gotta be something off in the writing. The jokes aren’t quite funny but they also don’t feel in character really.
  • Oh damn, not only did they kill the two Carr boys, they filmed it and said “this is for the Congressman.” That’s now two incriminating vids.
  • SERIOUSLY THE BODYCOUNT THIS SEASON. WE’RE ONLY HALFWAY THROUGH.
  • So we’ve now had Keith and Leo both give V a bit of a heart to heart about Logan’s proposal being worth attention, and I know we had Wallace earlier. They’re not wrong, but damn she should probably talk to that therapist.
This is a car, not a therapy.

  • And once JK leaves, Keith’s drunkypants act wears off, and OMG I LOVE THE DATED BANTER OF THE MARSES.
  • Oh damn, Max is back! Random sighting. Will he come in handy? Besides being another merchant owner on the boardwalk?
  • Welp, Pizza Patton has blown the conspiracy whistle of V’s quiet theory that Big Dick is behind everything. Because he bugged their office (which I wondered if he might, when he stopped by) and cribbed their theory.
  • HOLY SHIT one of the Carrs isn’t dead after all. Gotta change our stats

Favorite Lines:

Daniel: "I think Piz is back there too. Somewhere." - Logan
Zelda: V: "What the hell is goin' on here? Two old boozehounds deep in the giggle juice, bumpin' gums?"" Keith: "I was doin' my job. And what's with the fake-aloo? Our mark's no Jasper." V: "We tailed our meat from the hardware store. Coulda been the same kind of nails used as shrapnel in the bombs." K: "But you came up dusty." V: "I'm no bunny. I knew it was a long shot." Leo: "Okay, I think I know how you turned out like you did."


Arc/Continuity:

First Appearance: Chattanooga Charlie, Booker Woods, Councilwoman Teresa Visinare
Recurring: Weevil, Alonzo Lozano, Dodie Mendoza, Leo D'Amato, Daniel Maloof, Dick Casablancas, Nicole Malloy, Police Chief Marcia Langdon, Penn Epner, Richard Casablancas, Matty Ross, Amalia Maloof, Alex Maloof, Clyde Pickett, Vinnie Van Lowe, Don, Mercer Hayes, Tim Foyle, Juan Diego, Tayler Carr, Tyler Carr, Carol, Claudia, Max, Angie, Mayor Mark Dobbins, Herc, Bob Sargent
Already Famous Person: Sarah Hyland
Logan's Inspirational Message: "The life of the creative man is led, directed, and controlled by boredom." - Susan Sontag


Stats:

Dead Humans - 3
Pony Sighting - 1
Veronica Breaks In - 0
Veronica Tases Someone - 0
Mac Hacks - 0
Who's Your Daddy? - 0
Wallace Does Veronica a Favor - 0
Logan Punches Someone - 0
Dick's Single Entendres - 0
Bryce’s Single Entendre - “A little two-on-you action”
Shenanigans Called - 0
VERONICA WAS RIGHT - 0
VERONICA WAS WRONG - 0

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