Veronica Mars

Season 2 Episode 19

Nevermind the Buttocks

3
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 2006 on UPN
9.3
out of 10
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  • WELCOME TO NEPTUNE

    The Veronica Mars Season 2 Dossier: Episodes 17-19

    We're nearing the conclusion of Season 2, and things are really heating up!

  • Episode Summary

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    What promises to be a simple case of finding out who ran over a classmate's dog turns into a startling revelation when new secrets about the bus crash come pouring out and Veronica finds herself again revisiting Lilly's murder case. Meanwhile, Wallace and Jackie try to turn their relationship around the corner, and the PCHers turn to Weevil for protection from the Fitzpatricks.moreless

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    • Ending of Season Two Still Lagging Behind

      9.0
      What promises to be a simple case of finding out who ran over a classmate's dog turns into a startling revelation when new secrets about the bus crash come pouring out and Veronica finds herself again revisiting Lilly's murder case. Meanwhile, Wallace and Jackie try to turn their relationship around the corner, and the PCHers turn to Weevil for protection from the Fitzpatricks.



      Wallace and Jackie had the best part to this episode and that would make three episodes in a row where I didn't feel what Veronica was doing was very "amazing." The ending of season one went about 5-6 episodes of all business. This episode is working on the case every episode, I'm just not as captivated by the case as I was at the beginning of the season.



      I think the main reason why is because last season I kind of thought it was going to be Aaron all along. This season they are going through a list of suspects and no one jumps out at me as being a "good villian" kind of thing. I would be disapointed if it turned out to be a random Fitzpatrick or Dick and Cassidy's step-mom. Obviously the fact that there are still three episodes left is good because it's likely not going to be one of them. Hopefully all the random loose ends will tie themselves up before the end of the season. I'm sure they will, but all those wild goose chases just seem to take up too much time.moreless
    • Another perspective

      9.5
      Hmm, excellent episode with lots of twists and surprises , but most importantly, it gives us another possibility of who caused the bus crash and what for.



      Okay so - wow. See, that's what I love in this show. The episodic case starts off like any other and ends up being connected to the overall storyline more than anything.



      Easily the biggest... no, wait. Can't decide which one was the bigger surprise: Kendall using fake identity or Keith being in her house while Veronica is tailing the car.



      The show is really getting stronger and stronger as it's closing down it's 2nd season, every character and storyline seem to get more or less connected.



      The current suspects : Big Dick(LOL) Casablancas , Kendall Casablancas , Weevil(not likely), Woody Goodman, Terrance Cook, or the Fitzpatricks.



      Impressive list.



      Overall, this episode was just as great as the season itself , and it's nice to see the show gaining even more momentum. At this point thinking that the finale might be a let down is probably a punishable crime.moreless
    • Wallace and Jackie try to turn their relationship around the corner, and the PCHers turn to Weevil for protection from the Fitzpatricks. and other blah blah blahs

      7.5
      What promises to be a simple case of finding out who ran over a classmate's dog turns into a startling revelation when new secrets about the bus crash come pouring out and Veronica finds herself again revisiting Lilly's murder case.

      Meanwhile, Wallace and Jackie try to turn their relationship around the corner, and the PCHers turn to Weevil for protection from the Fitzpatricks.
    • Could the dumbest person in the show, also be the most evil?

      10
      We find out that Kendall might not be Kendall, and not at all as stupid as she looks like. But is she as evil? Kendall, or should we say Pricilla Banks? Keith finds out that Kendall is in lead with the Fitzpatricks, they owe her after she took on guilt for their brother, her teenage love. They also finds out that she has a secret house, and that she has a motive to blow up the bus; If Dick and Beaver die at the same time; All the money goes to Kendall.



      Jackie and Wallace are trying to be just friends, but Wallace wants something more. Jackie says she can't, she has been accepted to the Sorbonne; in Paris! If they get togheter theit time will be limited. In the end; Wallace says he doesn't care. Five weeks, without a happy ending.



      Veronica has been hired to track down a guy who killed a dog on purpose. It turns out this guy mooned Gia, and that his name is Liam Fitzpatrick. He killed the dog cause the owners little brother is a PCH'er. Weevil uses Thumpers "Insurance" and he gets the Fitzpatricks off the PCH'ers back. They are so happy to have him back, but in the end he just walks back to his car saying; You are on your own no boys.moreless
    • We finally find out Kendall is as evil as we all want her to be.

      10
      Wallace and Jackie are going to start dating, only until Jackie has to go to Paris. Veronica is hired to find out who killed a kid at school's dog in a hit and run, and what she finds helps out with the major plot also. After a quip at the Dick chaney shooting incident, Gia tells Veronica that the car that killed the dog was seen before the bus crash, mooning the kids in the limo. Veronica finds the car and it turns out to be Liam Fitzpatrick's grandma. When she searches the car she comes across a gun in the glove compartment and she takes out the bullets unknowing to the audience. Weevil was questioned by Veronica because after I Am God, it seemed that all arrow's pointed in Weevil's direction like "why was Weevil there in the first place?". Weevil said that he was watching out for Cervando because he had screwed over the Fitzpatricks and was bragging about it. Hector, the new pch leader(because thumper is dead) goes to Weevil and asks to help get the Fitzpatrick's off there backs. Weevil takes the paddle that the Fitzpatricks owned and photocopy's it as proof. He shows up and threatens the Fizpatrick's and they leave. Hector wants Weevil to be the new leader but he rejects it. We learn that Kendall was really Priscilla Banks and she stole an idenity from a dead woman so she could hide her personal records. Keith goes into her house and steals her harddrive and almost gets shot by Liam, but the gun he uses has no bullets because Veronica had taken them out earlyer.Keith escapes and we find out Kendall is working with the Fitzpatricks, Kendall had taken the fall for one of the Fitzpatricks so the family was in debt to her. New owners of the Kane's home find Aaron's Oscar buried by the pool. In addition to Lilly's blood, Duncan's hair was found on it.moreless
    Adam Hendershott

    Adam Hendershott

    Vincent "Butters" Clemmons

    Guest Star

    Matt Bush

    Matt Bush

    Billy Greene

    Guest Star

    John Prosky

    John Prosky

    Ethan Levoie

    Guest Star

    Daran Norris

    Daran Norris

    Cliff McCormack

    Recurring Role

    Tina Majorino

    Tina Majorino

    Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie

    Recurring Role

    Krysten Ritter

    Krysten Ritter

    Gia Goodman

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • In Kendall's wanted poster, it shows her height as 5'11". Charisma Carpenter, the actress who plays her, is actually around 5'7".

      • While Keith and Veronica are looking at Kendall's high school yearbook, discovering her true identity, Veronica receives an instant message from AnonCuda411. The instant message is time-stamped 11:45am. In the next shot, the camera cuts to Keith with the clock on the wall behind him stating the time is 1pm.

      • Liam Fitzpatrick should have instantly noticed that his gun wasn't loaded, since the lack of ammunition would cause it to be significantly lighter and very top-heavy.

      • Veronica claims she received an "A-" in her health class. In most schools, this grade in a simple health class would indicate that you wouldn't have the GPA to compete for something like the Kane Scholarship.

      • When Harry is explaining to Veronica how his dog was killed, there is a line he speaks without moving his lips. This happens approximately 10 minute into the episode.
        Harry: "I heard tires skidding"
        *** change camera angle ***
        "I caught a glimpse of the back of the car" (notice his lips aren't moving when he says this...)

    • QUOTES (15)

      • (Mac is working on the computer helping Keith with Kendall's hard drive)
        Mac: All right, you guys are in.
        Veronica: Ah, thanks, Mac.
        Mac: I'm not speaking to you.
        (Veronica looks surprised)
        Mac: Butters asked if he should rent a room for Prom night. I'm doing this for your dad.

      • Logan: Kendall requires a domestic staff to make cereal. Do you really think she could plot a murder?

      • Cliff: I'm sure Ms. Mars has had the required sexual education course provided by Neptune High School.
        Veronica: I got an A minus. Plus, I watch Animal Planet.

      • Veronica: Remember back when you were doing the deed with Dick's stepmom?
        Logan: Vaguely. I remember she thought I was hot.
        Veronica: Were you with her on the day of the crash? You two talked on the phone a few times that day.
        Logan: Man, you're obsessed with my sex life. Do I need to start carrying around a webcam from now on?
        Veronica: Logan.
        Logan: Day of the crash, day of the crash....uh, I'd really have to consult my feelings journal to be sure.

      • Veronica: I'm Veronica.
        Billy: Yeah, you go to Neptune. You're like a cheerleader or something?
        Veronica: Or something.

      • Weevil: And what? We got the big, yellow bus and the long, black limo confused?

      • Veronica: You here to confess? Is that your tail I see between your legs?
        Weevil: No, but I could see how you might get confused.

      • Logan: As a rule, I like to start every school day with a hot blond waiting for me in the parking lot.
        Veronica: Me too.
        Logan: I'm not blond.
        Veronica: Or hot.

      • Mac: You're judging me.
        Veronica: Nope. I'm judging myself. Why don't I have a cell phone interceptor?

      • Keith: You mind printing every e-mail, every document?
        Mac: Your wish is my Shift-Command.
        (silence)
        Mac: Little computer humor for you there.

      • Veronica: What enjoyment exactly do the blind get out of Wheel of Fortune?

      • Mac: Please respect the business model, Veronica. I do the gadgets, you do the actual espionage.

      • Veronica: Mac Attack! What's the haps?

      • Jackie: Veronica, I have a favor to ask.
        Veronica: Who doesn't?

      • Keith: Prepare to have your mind blown. Are you ready?
        Veronica: Think back eighteen years. Small. blond. baby. Born ready!

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