Veronica Mars

Season 2 Episode 13

Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough

3
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 08, 2006 on UPN
9.3
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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When the profits from the Neptune High Winter Carnival go missing, Veronica finds herself defending Jackie from the condemning teachers and students. Meanwhile, Keith meets with her father, Terrence Cook, after he is accused of playing a role in the bus crash, and Logan initiates a new relationship while Beaver continues an old one.moreless

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  • Fun Episode

    9.5
    When the profits from the Neptune High Winter Carnival go missing, Veronica finds herself defending Jackie from the condemning teachers and students. Meanwhile, Keith meets with her father, Terrence Cook, after he is accused of playing a role in the bus crash, and Logan initiates a new relationship while Beaver continues an old one.



    Two parts to the episode - as is the normal for this show - and I liked the both of them. Mixing Weevil with Veronica is a good idea, it's when the writers mix him with Logan / put him off by himself when he becomes a boring character to watch. I like the Winter Carnival plot because they got everyone involved and everyone got just the right amount of screen time for the entire thing. Dick and Cassidy both got the right ammount of screen time as the younger seems to be able to one-up his older brother and force him not to do anything else to him. Chalk one up for the little guy.



    The plot with Veronica's Dad and Cook (I think his name was) was also very well done. It helped pace the episode switching from fun / carnival stuff over to very serious over-arching season long story kind of stuff. Overall I thought it was one of the better episodes in a long time, for me anyway.moreless
  • Fun, fun and more fun.

    9.0
    Right, okay - fantastic episode.



    Very good fun with mostly "filler" material but there were some overall advancements too.



    However filler doesn't neccesserely mean bad. I mean, wow - this whole moneybox mystery was really interesting and full of twists. I was pretty amazed at the outcome, i mean, literally, the last 10 mins were a series of twists and turns.



    Loved all the confrontation scenes, you know those old school Agatha Christie detective shows right? Like Poirot. Now this episode was pretty much like that. I enjoyed it for a change.



    Mr... Sorry, Mrs. Houser(hilarious running gag) finally getting what she deserves was sweet. Also loved Eli playing it smart rather than brute force. Terrance visits Keith and they have an all day session. It was quite fun, especially Keith's fandom towards Terrance. After this episode it's clear to me that Terrance couldn't have done a thing regarding the crash. He might have problems but he just doesn't have the capability to kill people.



    Jackie - bit too martyr for my tastes, obviously the writers set her up as season 1 Veronica but coem on, Veronica would have never let herself be treated like that. Logan finding love interest was nice, cute, and all, but the shock came when this love interest's(Hanna) father arrived on the scene. It's our favourite plastic surgeon.



    So, it's not that the writers are setting up a love triangle, Logan is purely after the father.



    Okay, the episode had some hilarious moments. Man, I loved Kristen Bell's deliveries, so funny. But the funniest was probably Dick getting it on with a man - oh my god, that was sweet revenge on Beaver's part.



    The episode was one big funride, with a cool setting, really, it was all about our characters having fun in their very own ways. I loved it, and hopefully so did most others. The TV.com rating is pretty high but I know alot of people hated this episode.moreless
  • Raising money=trouble

    10
    This is one of my favorite episodes of the series. Weevil being sensitive and a badass at the same time which is exactly what he is. Veronica solves yet another mystery and i love to watch the prepsters go down. But the best part of this episode is Mac and Beaver who regardless of what goes down later are a very cute couple and it is always fun to watch Dick get played. They were such a good couple and trannies have always been very good to Veronica Mars. And whenever Wallace isn't with Jackie I am happy, and Jackie is miserable which is nice. A great episode.moreless
  • In this episode there was a fund raising project for the senior trip and then the money was stolen and veronic did her thing

    9.7
    This episode is good on so many different levels. The main plot with the money was great, it was nice to see Weevil doing something smart while getting revenge on Thumper. Also this is the one of the only episodes where i actually liked Jackie because her character is normally unbelievably annoying. While i was watching i couldn't figure out why Logan was after that girl, but the thing with her dad at the end was perfect.

    Also the scences with Mac and Beaver were really cute, and I liked how Beaver randomly mentions something about a hamster or childhood pet which subtely points to his craziness, because the first time i saw the episode it didn't matter, but after watching the whole season i could see how they were building his charactermoreless
  • The profits from the Neptune High Winter Carnival go missing, Veronica defends Jackie from the teachers and students. Keith meets with Terrence Cook, after he is accused of playing a role in the bus crash, and Logan initiates a new relationship.moreless

    8.0
    When the profits from the Neptune High Winter Carnival go missing, Veronica finds herself defending Jackie from the condemning teachers and students.

    Meanwhile, Keith meets with her father, Terrence Cook, after he is accused of playing a role in the bus crash, and Logan initiates a new relationship while Beaver continues an old one.

    Veronica: And for my next trick! I will take J.B. into the hallway, whisper a few magic words, and when we return, he'll confess.

    [...]

    J.B: I stole the test.

    Veronica: TA DAAAA! this is one of my favourite quotesmoreless
Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Keith Mars

Francis Capra

Francis Capra

Eli "Weevil" Navarro

Jason Dohring

Jason Dohring

Logan Echolls

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Veronica Mars

Kyle Gallner

Kyle Gallner

Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas

Percy Daggs III

Percy Daggs III

Wallace Fennel

Kari Coleman

Kari Coleman

Mrs. Deborah Philipina Hauser

Guest Star

Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram

Hannah Griffith

Guest Star

Jake Sandvig

Jake Sandvig

J.B. Riley

Guest Star

Duane Daniels

Duane Daniels

Van Clemmons

Recurring Role

Jeffrey D. Sams

Jeffrey D. Sams

Terrence Cook

Recurring Role

Tina Majorino

Tina Majorino

Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • During the final scene, during which Veronica and Weevil are talking, you can see a black teen wearing a green shirt walking behind Veronica. Right after he does, it cuts to Weevil and you can see the exact same extra walking behind him.

    • When the group of boys run through the carnival naked, you can see that they are wearing flesh colored underwear.

    • The final scenes with Weevil were filmed in front of a green screen with stock footage added later. You will notice a guy walk close to Weevil and not even touch him.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Logan: Oh, the rich. How they mock you.
      (pays for his slushies)
      Veronica: This is a fifty dollar bill.
      Logan: Had them made special.

    • Veronica: What's your poison?
      Logan: Oh, emotionally unavailable women. Let's see... uh, I want something that suits my mood.
      Veronica: Oooh, I'm sorry. We're all out of liquid evil.
      Logan: I'll take two of whatever will turn my tongue blue.
      Veronica: Hot date?
      Logan: Raincheck?

    • Dick: Yo, I am so good at this game, bro.
      Logan: Shooting in a clown's mouth. Your future's bright, Dick.

    • Veronica: And for my next trick! I will take J.B. into the hallway, whisper a few magic words, and when we return, he'll confess.
      (Veronica and J.B. talk in the hallway, then go back into the room)
      J.B: I stole the test.
      Veronica: TA DAAAA!

    • Keith: In the spirit of full client-investigator disclosure, I'm not offering you this beer out of the goodness of my heart.
      Terrence: You're not?
      Keith: Nope. I'm fufilling a long-time fantasy of sharing a cold one with my favorite ball players. And after we're done, we're gonna play catch in the parking lot.

    • Dick: Dude. Am I drunk?
      Logan: No, dude, you're just special.

    • Dick: How lucky am I that I got Terrence Cook to sign that ball for me before he blew up my classmates. It's going to be worth so much more than that napkin O.J. signed for me at The Claim Jumper.
      Cora: Jackie! Jackie! Hey! Wait up!
      Jackie: Sorry. I was distracted by the pitchforks and torches.

    • Madison: You want to save yourself some time? Start with her. (points to Jackie) We all saw her, lurking around.
      Jackie: Lurking? Ah, you mean, standing while black?

    • Veronica: I found this in the copy machine.
      Mrs. Hauser: Where did you get this? This is my exam.
      Veronica: In... the... copy machine. Am I still speaking English?

    • Mrs. Hauser: In less than three minutes, Veronica Mars has lost all the senior trip money.
      Veronica: Is that a record?

    • Veronica: Madison, you have a little... (points to her nose)
      Madison: What, brown? Because I'm a brown noser?
      Veronica: No, glitter. Because you're a fairy princess.

    • Weevil: Is it your undying love for me, or just good old-fashioned lust?
      Veronica: Que?
      Weevil: That kept you from turning me in?
      Veronica: Love...Of rollercoasters. And hatred of anything that requires me to tie a sweater over my shoulders and be at sea with my classmates. Nothing to do with you.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Veronica: (voiceover) Two by two. Apparently you can only enter the carnival as if it were the Ark.

      In the Holy Bible, Genesis 6:19 reads, "And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female."

    • Logan: You had me at 'ice cold.'

      "You had me at 'hello'" is the famous line by Renée Zellweger in the 1996 romantic drama Jerry Maguire.

    • When confronting Weevil at the end of the episode, Veronica tells him that she invented the story about the 50 dollar bill. Weevil explains his plan to Veronica who compares it to the elaborate scheme from The Thomas Crown Affair movies, asking Weevil if he got inspiration from the Pierce Brosnan version (1999) or from the original Steve McQueen version (1968).

    • Jackie: School carnival? Me, you, in the Shake Shack doing a little 'You're the One That I Want'?

      This is an allusion to the final scene of the 1978 musical film Grease, in which the two main characters dance through their school's graduation carnival singing "You're the One that I Want." The fact that Madison is wearing a pink jacket in this scene may be an allusion to Grease's girl gang, the Pink Ladies.

    • Dick: Why is The Beav all snuggly with that chick from Ghost World?

      Ghost World is a 2001 movie staring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson about two social outcasts and their view on the world. The film was based on a comic book by the same name.

    • Episode Title: Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough
      This is also an allusion to "Magic Mountain", a large Six Flags amusement park located near where the fictional town of Neptune would be in California.

    • Episode Title: Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough

      Referring to the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell song, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".

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