Veronica Mars

Season 2 Episode 22

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 09, 2006 on UPN
9.7
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    After discovering the true perpetrator of the bus crash, Veronica is desperate to warn others before it's too late. However, she inadvertently puts herself and her loved ones at risk in the process. Meanwhile, Keith tracks down Woody in hiding, Wallace leaves for Paris to be with Jackie, and Weevil again runs into trouble with the law.moreless

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    • A spectacular finale.

      10
      This has been a wonderful season of Veronica Mars. Much like the first season, it has been building up to the big finale. This is one of those shows where a bad finale can ruin an entire season - much like with Lost.



      As opposed to season 1, the plot was really complicated and there were lots of sub storylines, so, I for one, was actually a little worried that the finale might flop. Add to the equation that this was originally meant to be the show finale!



      However the writers don't disappoint. This was an extremely epic, spectacular and memorable way to end the season.



      Right from the opening scene I got that 'finale' feeling that I love so much. The episode kicks off with a dream sequence, showing Veronica's perfect world. I really loved it. Lianne never left Neptune and Lily was alive. I found it interesting that Veronica was with Logan instead of Duncan... So much for the 4815162342 love stories never end note.



      Another interesting point was to find Wallace being a complete stranger to Veronica. Surely that's not something she wishes, rather, a consequence, which was interesting.



      The graduation was perfect. Wasn't dragged out and it was very to the point. Worthy of the build up. Lamb arresting Weevil infront of his grandmother was really cruel and added a nice touch of drama to the scene. I loved that Veronica, despite what she expected, got cheered by basically everyone. Afterall... she did help half of the school. Loved the brief goodbye of Clemmons, too.



      Honestly though, this scene was amazing. A conclusion to all of the little favors Veronica did for her high school.



      After this, the episode shifted onto a higher gear and it put the focus on the bus crash investigation, full throttle. Keith and Vinnie co operated to capture Woody who admits to have molested the children, but he claims he did not crash the bus.



      And so the big scene is prepared.... Veronica finds out who is reponsible for the crash.We've been given several clues, I can give you 2 very obvious ones from the top off my head:



      First of all, in Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang Cassidy asked Veronica to find out who Kendall is cheating with. After that, we were shown how smart Cassidy really is. He made his own firm, aquaired many many propertis and literally grew an extremely succesful business. How can someone that smart not find out himself what's going on with his stepmother?



      Also, it was clear since 'A Trip to the Dentist' that he is rather shy when it comes to sex. However even during his relationship with Mac, he simply refused to have any sort of sexual interaction. Then we find out, that, Veronica has chlamydia. The only people she had sex with were Logan and Duncan and they are obviously clean. So yes, Cassidy did rape poor Veronica at the party.



      Now I'm unsure if Kyle Gallner was told that he was going to be the villain at the start of the season but he did a wonderful in this episode as the twisted Beaver. And so did Kristen Bell. The rooftop scene, where she confronted Cassidy is one of my favorite TV scenes ever. Amazing acting performances on both sides and great dialouge. Loved the flashbacks showing how Cassidy was covering his tracks. After all, the writers did one hell of a job. Most of the little clues we got during the season fell into place and rewatching earlier episodes now is a complete new experience.



      Logan's comment about his and Veronica's relationship being epic was so true at that time, but after this episode, it's even more true. Logan, once again saves Veronica, after being shot at. I really thought Veronica would shoot Cassidy but I was glad she didn't. That's just really not her. Cassidy jumping off the roof was... well, it had to happen. He had to die, one way or another.



      Speaking of which.. Aaron Echolls. He had two brilliant scenes. One with Veronica where he finally takes off his innocent puppy mask and confronts her with Lily's death and one with Logan. I loved both of these scenes,very well done.



      And while I would've watched more Aaron, even in the 3rd season, much like Cassidy's death, his had to happen too. Clarence Wiedman, as ordered by Duncan from Australia, head shots Mr. Echolls. It was a really ironic scene, I loved it. Quiet, quick, efficient. No need for another huge fight scene like what we had at the end of season 1. Moving on...many people disliked Jackie's character, I was not one of them. I thought she was a great addition to the show. And her conclusion was just fantastic. I really did not see any of it coming, and I did end up feeling sorry for her.



      Loved the mirror scenes at the end; Logan taking care of Veronica, just like Veronica took care of Logan at the premiere. Keith being alive was not really surprising, I mean, the show would be much less without him. But I loved the reunion scene, very emotional.



      I would say that Veronica and Logan kissing should've been the ending, because the 3 minutes following that was a very weak excuse of a cliff hanger. Kendall asking Keith to do something which makes him leave Veronica alone at the airport is a good weekly cliffhanger but rather weak for a season cliffhanger. Though, given that this was meant to be the show finale as CW wasn't sure weather to pick up VM or not, I'm willing to forgive that, so, this episode, gets a PERFECT score, a ten out of ten.



      Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas, and of course everyone else did an amazing job with this season of the show. Respect!moreless
    • (Don't)leave it to Beaver. Extremely long review, but hopefully it's worth a read.

      10
      First of all, a little recap.



      Veronica Mars season 1 - Rob Thomas thought of a character called Veronica Mars. He thought he'd use this character to write a book, but then, his plans changed and decided to create a TV show of it. He wanted to get it picked up by a cable TV, but nobody wanted it. So, he went to network TV - nobody really wanted it. Except UPN. UPN, USA's smallest network TV with basically zero successful shows decided to pick up Veronica Mars.



      Of course, Rob Thomas couldn't do his original concept. A network TV show has to be lighter, and longer. So the first season became 22 episodes long and not as noir as he thought it'd be. The pilot commentary is very revealing, I recommend it. Aaanyways, Season 1 was epic. It definitely did feel like a book - every little detail in the big picture made sense and the characters were extremely well defined. You see, the only thing was that to make those 22 episodes, RT had to make up some episodic content was a bit weak from time to time. Still, for the most, they were good. And even if they weren't, Veronica and the season arc saved the episode.



      Then came season 2 which was never really planned, so it was a "regular" Tv season. Which meant, RT and co could prepare more. And boy, they did.



      Rob Thomas and co obviously realized that to make the show even better they would have to somehow make the episodic stories a little more related to the overall storyline. And so they did. By crashing a bus full of students and not resolving a series defining cliffhanger from the last season(Rich boys vs poor boys - basically the bridge confrontation represents that) the writers made it damn sure that for almost each episode Veronica would have a case that is at least a little related to the big picture.



      But even when it wasn't, for a few episodes in the middle of the season, the writers managed to make it extremely fun and entertaning by making them creative(as usual, no surprises here) BUT, by also making the characters and their relationships a little more complicated this season.



      Yes, the first season had amazing characters and interactions. Veronica - my favourite from the first moment. Logan - amazing guy with a very complicated life. Logan + Veronica = best love story on motion picture. But in the 2nd season the writers gave some other characters a little more depth and developed the already well developed even further.



      I still consider the season 2 premier to be on of my favourite. The twist that we were led to believe that Veronica was with Logan was amazing. And then she hooks up with Duncan, which wouldn't have been so amazing if I was told before the episode, but damn, the writers made it play out in a way that it felt just right.



      Adding Meg to the equation along with Duncan's guilt and eventually - a baby - was genius too. And then making him leave the show was probably the best "twist" yet, if you can call that that. It was an amazing plot development that I think nobody really counted on. How often does this happen? A main character, a main love interest, leaves the show in peace, after only one and a half season. Giving Wallace a love interest and some family trouble did help alot too. See, in season 1 he was mostly an addition to Veronica but by the end of season 2 he was very well on his own. Jackie's character was very satisfying and had a very nice development during the season with a rather shocking conclusion, but I'll get to that soon.



      Weevil(or should I just call him Eli?) became much more human this season too. The first season he was this badass gang leader with a little love interest. But really, that was it. Sure, he was cool, but on his own, he wasn't worth too much. But in this season - his desperation to find the killer who murdered his friend which eventually led him to be kicked out of his own gang really gave his character a huge amount of depth. Once again: It was all about Veronica and without her, the show wouldn't have worked.



      And well, I could go on forever. But what I'm trying to say is that this season developed and "stressed" our beloved characters much more than the first season. Also loved the new characters, you just couldn't guess who's good and who's bad.



      Now, the first season's storyline was, basically a simple WHODUNIT. Lilly Kane is dead, but why, and who killed her? Surely,it did appear to be more complicated than that, but it was nothing compared to the bus crash.



      The writers had the opportunity to really set up almost everyone as the one who caused the accident which really gave the season an edge. And while it wasn't as personal to Veronica as her girlfriends' death, it did affect her greatly - and more importantly - the people around her.



      ************And so, onto the episode . . . . .



      The writers really set themselves up in a corner. They built up the momentum since the 2nd season premiere, and with the previous episode, they also decided to bring back season 1's storyline and conclude it once and for all - in one episode.



      NOTE: This episode was meant to be the series finale at first, as it was very uncertain weather CW would pick up Veronica Mars. So yes, we can say it's extremely overwhelming.



      Extremely overwhelming, but in a good way. If you paid attention you should have no trouble following the plot, however if you blinked in the wrong moment, well, you'll have a hard time.



      The episode opens with an amazing dream sequence. A small "What-if"... What if Lily was alive? What if Lianne never left Neptune and become an alcoholic? I found it very interesting, especially two things.



      - Wallace. So Veronica would officially have been an 09'er. Interesting. So in a way, there's something good about Lily's death, right? In a twisted way, of course. - Veronica's silliness. Logan and Duncan played her for a fool claiming that Wallace lost 4 fingers. This isn't a big thing but then if you notice how she talks to Wallace, it's obvious it's not the same smart and sassy Veronica. - Veronica being with Logan. So in her dream which is a mixature of a what-if and a "perfect world" scenario, she chose Logan over Duncan. This once and for all proves that she has always loved Logan more than Duncan.



      The episode continues with the graduation. Fantastic. Loved every moment and I love that in Veronica Mars scenes that could end up being sappy, well, aren't sappy. The only thing that I thought was a bit too cruel was Eli being taken away by Lamb before her grandmother could see him graduate. That was a really sad moment. Loved the brief exchange between Clemmons and Veronica - we're gonna miss the damn principal, won't we? You know, I was as surprised as Veronica. She got some serious applaud... but of course, she deserved it. Over these 2 seasons she helped more people than... well, I don't know, but she helped alot. Surely she made enemies, but as a proof - she made lots of friends too. Loved this really nice contrast with the pilot episode where everyone hated her.



      Keith gives Veronica a trip to New York as a present, not a pony... :) but what you know. Anyway, I loved that exchange. Keith after wards gets off to capture Woody with Vinnie's help. By the way, how awesome was the directing when Keith met with Vinnie? You figured they are talking face to face, but Vinnie was locked up for breaking into Woody's place... The capture goes easy and that can only mean one thing: He didn't blow up the bus. He surely did molest children and do some horrible things, but he didn't crash the bus. Who then? At this point, I was literally at the edge of my seat hoping that it won't be one of my favourites.



      Veronica then makes a shocking discovery. Someone is not pictured on Woody's team picture. But who...?



      Cassidy Casablancas.



      WTF



      ^My exact reaction. Remember 2 episodes ago Veronica was tested for STD? Well, that wasn't a random storyline. She got it from Beaver. He raped her! This was, at the very least, shocking and adds even more depth to the stellar episode that "A Trip to the Dentist" was.



      The rooftop scene was hands down the best scene of the episode. Cassidy confronts Veronica and here we some see some amazing performances on Kyle Gallner's part, and some oscar worthy on Kristen Bell's, now seriously, what the hell. AMAZING.



      Cassidy tells Veronica everything - how he planned it all out, and why, through flashbacks. And it really made sense. Everything. That rarely happens with a TV show, but with Veronica Mars, they managed to make it perfectly fit, once again. So - Cassidy placed the bomb in Woody's car and now he also rigged up his plane - the same plane Keith is coming home on. He blows it up. Wow. Veronica's reaction was very real and impressive. And then Cassidy tazering her was really sad, I felt really sad for her, luckily godsend Logan came to the rescue. and MY FAVOURITE part :



      "Put the gun down Veronica, you're not a killer"



      He killed my father! HE RAPED ME!



      !!!! best delivery ever !!!! I was blown away, really. Then Cassidy jumps off because there really is no reason for him to live. The odd placement of a joke was rather hilarious



      Logan: Don't do it Beaver!

      Cassidy: My name is... CASSIDY!



      Another thing I Loved about this episode was the two scenes Aaron had with Logan and then Veronica. Especially the one with Veronica. Really creepy. Cassidy might have done horrible things but I still consider Aaron to be the ultimate villain of the show. Mac is found naked as Cassidy took all of her clothes to keep her steady. The scene where Veronica finds her was rather sad, as it was clear how embarassed she was. After the rooftop mayhem, Jackie and Wallace gets a wrap up. Loved it. Loved the revelation about Jackie: She was never a model or anything, she was never accepted to the university in Paris: She's just a brooklyn waitress who has a 2 year old kid. Even though Wallace is willing to live with this(aww) Jackie - rightfully - sends him back to Neptune.



      Now in the previous episode Veronica didn't stay to complete her test so this means that she's most likely heading to Hearst just like Wallace... and probably Logan? Nice.



      Anyway, at this point Veronica believes her father is dead .Once again a dream sequence, well a flashback - a nice memory of Veronica's childhood. Aww. Touching. Veronica's and Keith's relationship is just so strong and natural. Loved the way how the scene with Veronica taking care of Logan in the season 2 premiere was mirrored and in this episode Logan took care of Veronica. Meanwhile Aaron Echolls is killed off right after he tasted his precious freedom - Clarence Wiedman took care of him following Duncan's orders. Brilliant. It had to happen, and this was one of the best ways for it to. Some say that it sucked because he didn't get to suffer. But guys and girls - he's dead! He's not getting any more enjoyment of the life he enjoyed living so much. Now killing off Keith would've been a little too much, so he lives, he took the road instead of the plane. Loved the reunion. Now this would've been a perfect conclusion(along with the scene Logan and Veronica kissing - finally...!!) But the writers decided to throw in a cliffhanger, which is really the only weaker part of this breathetaking TV expierence. So basically Kendall has something so important for Keith that makes him miss the appointment with Veronica at the airport. While it's definitely intriguign, it's not really a sinister issue. It's like - a weak link between episodes, rather than a dun dun dun cliffhanger. Last season had a mild cliffhanger but at least it was related to Veronica, and well, it was a good one.



      Surely though, one major reason there wasn't a big cliffhanger is because the show was likely to be cancelled, so I'll let this one slip.



      While the first season left us several storylines to follow up, this one didn't. With our beloved characters leaving to university next year, the show is undergoing a huge change - or a reboot, if you will. A reboot, which means, new and fresh storylines - new and fresh enviorments, and possibly, new and fresh characters. But that's a season 3 discussion. As far as the first two seasons of Veronica Mars is concerned: one of the best planned television show, ever. Surely the first season got a nice conclusion at it's end but it was really the second season that tied everything up, and oh boy, it was a killer ride. Comparing the first 2 seasons is hard, and I would hate to say which one is better. As I said above season 2 had better supporting characters and better constructed plot. But season 1 was probably a little more unique and, because it was first, shocking with it's really weird mixature of crime drama and teenager drama in a noir setting.



      I recommended this show to everyone I know and I'm so happy that the feedback is so positive. This show is a --



      masterpiece.



      Special thanks to:



      Rob Thomas(for creating this wonderful show)

      and

      Kristen Bell(for playing the most awesome character ever)moreless
    • OH. MY. GOD. and I thought that I loved last season's finale! There were so many things about this episode that I loved, I had to watch it a couple times to really see all the details (thank you tivo)moreless

      10
      Let's start with the teaser, coming in exactly where the last episode (Happy Go Lucky) left off. My first thought was "Why has someone jumped out of the crowd and assinated him yet?" Then I remembered them saying that they found Aaron's oscar statue with Duncan's hair on it... and remembered Kendal's lurking in Donut's bathroom. I always wondered why she was stealing his hair, I just didn't put it all together until this episode. And Keith telling Veronica not to obsess about it? Where do you think she gets it?

      Then let's flash forward to her dream-sequence in this episode... what graduation would've been like had Lilly never been murdered. Veronica may not have been as shallow as Cordelia Chase, but she definately wasn't deep. Her mom was home and happy with her dad, the sherrif, while Deputy Lamb had crime-fighting dog duty at the local elementary schools. Veronica was still really girlie, probably still a cheerleader and dating Logan anyway. Duncan was still there (and probably still thought Veronica was his sister) and Logan and Duncan were friends along with Dick, who seemed to be friends with Veronica too. Veronica was trusting, and according to Logan "the most gullible girl he knew". Veronica and Wallace were never friends (**tear**), which makes me wonder... who cut him down from the flag pole? I assume that Wallace never became the star basketball player of Neptune High in this alternate reality, because cheerleader Veronica would have noticed... right? And Lilly was there, Lilly who was already in college (being a year older than the rest of the gang), going to Vassar and cheating on her boyfriend with *his* ex. I want to say that it's sad that it didn't turn out like this for Veronica (and Logan, because he probably had both of his parents and his dad wasn't a murderer, just a perv! and Duncan, because his sister was alive, he didn't have a baby, and he didn't to kidnap said baby and run away to Australia)

      Let's flash forward past all the middle of Veronica graduating (she totally deserved the standing O, she may not have been the most popular girl in school, but she helped everyone when they needed it); past Weevil getting arrested for Thumper's murder (he didn't kill Thumper though, just set him up. They can't pin murder on him... hopefully); Keith and Vinnie hooking up [professionally] and catching Mr. Goodwood, I mean, Mr. Goodman (Mr. Underhill? Someone watches too many movies! And he's a pilot, and didn't get out of the country? Why he didn't book-it to Mexico ala-Duncan or Canada before heading off somewhere else is beyond me.)! Let's fastforward past all that, even though it was all awesome.

      Now on to the ending where *Beaver is the killer*! What? I really didn't expect that. I mean REALLY didn't expect it. I thought that Beaver, I mean Cassidy, was this sweet kid brother of high school jerk Dick (who I thought was the only other person more unlikely than Cassidy, considering his great stupidity). Looking back on the season (and the last couple eps of last season) and you can really see just how much he set up and orchestrated. Becer seemed so sweet, so trustworthy... and poor Mac, who was in love with him, and finally got him into the sack, only to be abandoned with nothing but a showercurtain. Creep!

      Then there was the scene on the rooftop, with Beaver pointing a gun at Veronica as she tells him all she knows (he blewup the bus/sent it over the cliff; he set up Curly & wrote her name on his hand to give the bus case a different direction; and Veronica's clymedia? aftermath of Beaver being molested by Woody and then raping an unconscious Veronica at Shelly Pomroy's party)! Then he blew up Woody's plane, and presumably her father, before tasing her with her own taser as she lay the ground crying. Good thing Logan got that message from distressed Veronica in time. Logan the hero, saving Veronica from a bullet and then talking her out of killing Beaver for all that he has done to her and for the bus. I started crying myself when she yelled that he killed her father, was responsible for the bus crash and he raped her. Then he jumped off the side of the building.

      The season ends with Logan an orphan (his father shot by Clarence Weidman, hired by Duncan) and back together with Veronica. Kendal shows up and offers something in a breifcase to Keith, causing him to stand up his poor daughter at the airport, where they're supposed to meet to go to NYC... I can't wait for next season!moreless
    • If you think this was a great finale, you're crazier than Beaver.

      2.0
      No. Just no.



      I think the bigger reveal than the killer was the reveal that Rob Thomas set up so many potential killers that it became easy for him to pick anyone and he chose Beaver because "oooh, shocking."



      Even if you could buy Beaver blew up the bus, you then have to accept that Beaver is the most evil and diabolical kid ever. He killed the stunt guy, made it look like Aaron Echolls was responsible for the whole thing, but wait, there's more! Beaver was also a rapist! He raped Veronica so there's a non-mystery solved. And to top it off, he was somehow able to rig the Mayor's plane with explosives and have no one notice. Why not just make him responsible for Hurricane Katrina, September 11th, and the War in Iraq. Oh, and he's the one who killed Natalie Holloway.



      Boy, I can't wait till next season when Mac and Veronica are cracking jokes about this whole thing.



      Veronica: Logan's gone all Bush-National-Guard on me.

      Mac: Well at least he wasn't a psycho killer.



      Hahahahahaha.



      And Weevil getting arrested in the middle of graduation? Well that's a bummer but let us never speak of it again.



      Yes, the episode had its moments: the long shot of Beaver jumping to his death was particularly effective and I liked that Duncan finished off Aaron, but this show just isn't worth my time anymore.



      I might come back for season three, but I don't know if the summer can wash away this terrible aftertaste.moreless
    • how to sum this ep up ... well you find out all you need to know for this series n much more theres romance without making it obvious n standing up whats ryt n justice i just loved it :)moreless

      10
      hey everyone who watches the series veronica mars would know how good the writers must be with all the quircky ness n wittyness of veronica mars andf the show but for me the best ep eva would be this one . This episode is my favourite because it really surprised me in a good way and who woulda thought it was (you know who)the person it was(dont want to spiol it for you) n there was real emotion in it n it tyd the series up nice well done to the writers. you must see this one cant wait for more :) shooting star 31 :)moreless
    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

    Adam Bitterman

    Adam Bitterman

    Curly

    Guest Star

    Luke Fryden

    Luke Fryden

    Peter Ferrer

    Guest Star

    Jeremy Ray Valdez

    Jeremy Ray Valdez

    Marcos Oliveres

    Guest Star

    Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda Seyfried

    Lilly Kane

    Recurring Role

    Christopher B. Duncan

    Christopher B. Duncan

    Clarence Wiedman, Jr.

    Recurring Role

    Corinne Bohrer

    Corinne Bohrer

    Lianne Mars

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (13)

      • A weird transparent upside-down image of a man's face appears at the top of the screen when Cassidy tasers Veronica the second time.

      • When Keith hands Veronica an envelope as her graduation present, which encloses tickets for a trip to New York, she asks if it's a pony. That's a recurrent theme on the show, at least in Veronica's mouth.

        In Season 2 Episode 10 ("One Angry Veronica"), she asks her father if there is a pony among her Christmas presents. In Season 1 Episode 7 ("The Girl Next Door"), when Keith proposes to do what normal fathers and daughters do, she says: "Buy me a pony?"

      • Both the season 1 and 2 finales' titles are references to Cassidy Casablancas.

      • When Veronica texts Logan to meet her on the roof, his cell phone shows the message as coming from a "No Name" number. In other words, Veronica is not one of his contacts. However, in an earlier episode in the season, when Kendall and Logan are sleeping together, Veronica calls Logan and his caller I.D. displays VERONICA MARS.

        Explanation: all Logan would have to do was just delete her from his contacts, and he most likely could have if he'd gotten upset or annoyed with her.

      • When Veronica and Cassidy are up on the roof and the situation with Curly was revealed, we can see Beaver writing "VERONICA MARS" on Curly's hand. But Beaver does not completely close the loop in the 'R'in Veronica, and in the beginning of the season, the R loop is closed on Curly's hand.

      • When Kendall walks in on Logan and Veronica kissing, she says, "Aw...young love." This is exactly the same thing Logan says in the first episode of season two, the first time we see him in the present, when he sees Duncan and Veronica together.

      • If you look at the top right corner of Veronica's sidekick, it is dated June 6.

      • Among the names called at graduation are scriptwriter John Enbom, co-producer Stacey Fields, and producer Howard Grigsby.

      • When Logan holds Veronica while she lies over him on the couch after the incident with Beaver, it is parallel to the first episode of the season, "Normal is the Watchword", when Veronica holds Logan as he lies over her on the couch after he is beat up by the PCH Bikers.

      • Duncan is supposedly in Mollymook, Australia. So why does everyone around him have an American accent?

      • When Veronica looks at her phone at the airport it says "No Signal", but if you pause the screen her sidekick shows 1 bar AND "No Signal" is listed as a task.

      • When Clarence Wiedman calls Duncan, Duncan refers to him by his initials "CW" which is also the name of the newly merged WB & UPN networks. Clarence Wiedman then replies "It's a done deal", which many fans took to mean Veronica Mars was renewed for a third season.

      • In the scene where Logan is holding a sleeping Veronica in his lap, their positions resemble that of Michelangelo's Pieta (Mary holding the body of Jesus in her lap).

    • QUOTES (17)

      • Keith: I was a little surprised to find, you know, Logan on the couch... but it was better than finding him elsewhere, right?

      • Dick: Put on your dancing shoes, Mars, 'cause tonight we're gonna up-chuck the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie to beat.
        Veronica: Up... chuck?
        Dick: You heard me.

      • Logan: Aw sweetie, I love you, but you have to be the most gullible girl I've ever met.
        Veronica: I'm trusting. Sue me.

      • (after Aaron got out of prison)
        Aaron: Hello, Logan.
        Logan: What are you doing here?
        Aaron: Well, I need a place to stay. How are the suites?
        Logan: Well, probably an improvement over your previous digs. Might be a little weird, though. I don't think any of the other guests killed anyone.

      • (Logan hugs and kisses Veronica)
        Veronica: What are you doing?
        Logan: I'm not gonna see you for a whole week, that's, like, a month.
        Veronica: Yeah, but, then I'll be back and everything will be fine.
        Logan: Well you say that, but I don't know...
        Veronica: I know, I can feel it.
        Logan: And you're never wrong? (Veronica shakes her head) No?

      • Kendall: (catches Veronica and Logan making out) Aw, young love. No, no, hold that position. Norman Rockwell wants to come in and paint you two. Did he pin on his pin, or was he too shy?
        Veronica: Why are you here?
        Logan: Yeah, I didn't know you could come out during daylight hours.
        Kendall: I have a business proposition for your father.
        Veronica: Okay, but I'm warning you: he doesn't carry much cash.

      • Dick: Admit it, man. You're way happier in the limo than sitting on the bus getting eye daggers in the back from Meg.
        Duncan: I'd have been happier if you hadn't had that chili dog.

      • Aaron: Hello, Veronica. Well, don't look so surprised. It's a small town. Now that I'm no longer in jail, we might just run into each other from time to time.
        Veronica: I'll have to pay better attention to where I'm going, then.
        Aaron: Well, it's a free country. Those Founding Fathers were really onto something. Freedom - ah! It's pretty damn sweet. I like it.
        Veronica: So did Lilly. Bummer you murdered her.

      • Veronica: Where's your brother?
        Dick: I think he took Ghost World up to his room. They're probably up there making love. Or playing Dungeons and Dragons. Or both, at the same time. They're both, like, 12th level dorks. I'm just sayin'.

      • Keith: (presenting an envelope) For you, on this momentous occasion.
        Veronica: (feels, shakes, then sniffs it) A pony?!

      • Mac: Guess what?
        Veronica: What?
        Mac: Beaver got us a room at the Neptune Grand for tonight.
        Veronica: Ooh-la-la!
        Mac: Any advice?
        Veronica: Close your eyes and think of England?

      • Dick: Guess who's going commando?
        Duncan: Must we?

      • Veronica: So how's the sheriff business?
        Keith: Pretty sweet. We got Otis sleeping it off in cell one, and Lamb has to wear the Clete the Crime-Fighting Canine costume to all the elementary schools this week.

      • Veronica: I don't know if I like the idea of you running around a place full of armed drunk business men.
        Keith: That's why I rarely go to Texas.

      • Veronica: (voiceover) So this is how it is -- the innocent suffer, the guilty go free, and truth and fiction are pretty much interchangeable. There is neither a Santa Claus nor an Easter Bunny, and there are no angels watching over us. Things just happen for no reason. And nothing makes any sense.

      • Mac: It's liquid, it's courage..It's liquid courage!

      • Clemmons: I can't decide if my life is gonna be easier or more difficult with you gone. Anything I should know in case I get another one like you someday?
        Veronica: Don't keep all your passwords taped on the bottom of your stapler. And stay cool, Mr. C.

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      • Logan (to Kendall): I didn't know you could come out during daylight hours.

        Charisma Carpenter's (Kendall) last major role was on Angel as 'Cordelia Chase' who helped the title character in his detective agency. 'Angel', a vampire, was indeed forced to work on most of his cases after the sun went down.

      • Veronica:I don't know if I like the idea of you running around a place full of armed, drunk businessmen.

        Keith:That's why I rarely go to Texas.



        Another dig at Vice President Dick Cheney, who accidentally shot one of his hunting companions while hunting on Dubya's Texas ranch.

      • When Dick Casablancas says to Veronica to "put on your dancing shoes, Mars, 'cause tonight we're gonna upchuck the boogie to the rhythm of the boogity beat," he uses a line from Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight".

      • Kendall: No, no, hold that position. Norman Rockwell wants to come in and paint you two.

        A popular 20th century American painter most famous for his work on cover illustrations, Norman Rockwell was also commissioned to paint the portraits of several U.S. Presidents and other dignitaries.

      • Veronica: And pepper spray. For if we run into that Trump character.

        Donald Trump is a billionaire business executive who primarily deals with real estate. He has gained notoriety with his reality series, The Apprentice, where he acts as the main judge deciding who will get a job in his firm. Incidentally, Big Dick Casablancas and (to an extent) Cassidy were also real estate moguls.

      • Dick: I think he took Ghost World up to his room.

        Ghost World is a set of comics stories by Daniel Clowes, usually presented as a graphic novel. It centers around the day-to-day life of Enid and Rebecca, two cynical, intelligent teenage girls who have recently graduated high school and spent their days wandering around their unnamed city criticizing pop culture and the people they encounter while wondering what they're going to do with the rest of their lives.

      • Veronica: Vagabond shoes and all.

        "These vagabond shoes" is part of a line from the song "New York, New York", first sung by Liza Minnelli for the 1977 eponymous film by Martin Scorsese but made famous by Frank Sinatra in his 1979 recording.

      • Veronica: Calls himself Little Orphan Annie.

        Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie is a comic strip that first appeared on August 5, 1924. The title, suggested by an editor at the Chicago Tribune Syndicate, is inspired by James Whitcomb Riley's 1885 poem "Little Orphant Annie". The strip went on to inspire radio plays, a Broadway musical and at least three motion pictures.

      • When Mac asks Veronica if she has any advice for her on her first night in a hotel with Cassidy, Veronica tells her "close your eyes and think of England."

        That's reputedly the advice given by Queen Victoria to her daughter on the event of her nuptials. This phrase is also believed to originate from the 1912 journal of Lady Hillingdon when speaking of having relations with her husband. It is commonly used as advice given to women when confronted with the inevitability of sexual intercourse.

      • Woody is watching a TV show from the '80s called The Dukes of Hazzard. This show was about a couple of 'good old boy' cousins who got into campy adventures driving a souped up Dodge Charger called the General Lee. They were constantly the targets of silly and unsuccessful schemes by the crooked sheriff in town, Boss Hogg.

      • When Veronica walks across the stage, she tells her principal "Stay cool, Mr. C." This is a reference to Fonzie from Happy Days who used to call Howard Cunningham Mr. C. and was, of course, eternally concerned with all things "cool".

      • Keith says that he checked Google Earth to find where Woody is staying. Google Earth is a feature of the Google search engine that combines satellite imagery, maps and Google Search to allow users to view virtually any point on earth.

      • Woody Goodman is using the alias 'Mr. Underhill' at the lodge where he's hiding out. Underhill is the name Frodo Baggins used in the book The Fellowship of the Ring when he was first beginning his long journey to dispose of the one ring. The Fellowship of the Ring is the first book in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.

      • In Veronica's dream, Keith tells her that Otis is locked up in a cell. This is a comment from The Andy Griffith Show. Otis was a local drunk that would lock himself up to sober up before going home to his wife.

      • Kendall: Did he pin on his pin? Or was he too shy?
        This is a line from the song "The Telephone Hour" from the musical Bye Bye Birdie.

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