Veronica Mars

Season 2 Episode 10

One Angry Veronica

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 07, 2005 on UPN
9.1
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  • WELCOME TO NEPTUNE

    The Veronica Mars Season 2 Dossier: Episodes 9-12

    Four more episodes, four more things that made our brains tingle.

  • Episode Summary

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    Veronica's day goes from bad to worse as she is called for jury duty over a case involving two 09ers and a Hispanic woman, but finds that Neptune is even more divided than she thought. Meanwhile, Keith helps Lamb track down the missing sex tapes, the key piece of evidence in the Aaron Echolls trial.moreless

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      8.5
      Veronica's day goes from bad to worse as she is called for jury duty over a case involving two 09ers and a Hispanic woman, but finds that Neptune is even more divided than she thought. Meanwhile, Keith helps Lamb track down the missing sex tapes, the key piece of evidence in the Aaron Echolls trial.



      The twelve person jury duty was an interesting twist on the case that Veronica Mars tries to solve every week - but the ending of it was just terrible. The man who says he will never convict breaks down right after he reaches his racial ways? Seemed a bit out of line and I thought it made the entire episode on that aspect a waste of my time. Wallace returns from his massive season two break, which should be an interesting place to pick up at the beginning of the next episode. Someone has to go and inteview the ONLY survivor to the bus crash at some point right - guess not. No one questions her when she is awake and she dies at the hospital. I thought that was poor writing as well. Have her talk with Veronica during that one scene when she asks Veronica to take care of the baby or something. I don't know - just wasn't all they built it up to be.moreless
    • Hmm, interesting concept, and a nice homage to "12 angry men"

      8.0
      I like it when shows break their usual formula. Well this is one of those episodes , the episodic case this time around is "official" with Veronica doing jury duty.



      Unfortunately, this also is the weak point of this. The concept was cool, the camerawork was cool, the writing was crisp, BUT



      ... it wasn't particularly interesting. I'm sure that people who seek realism will appreciate this episode as it appeared rather accurate to me. Solving a case in a room, instead of getting into crossfire as you'd except in a regular action movie.



      Okay, but, putting this aside, this was a good episode. Not supergood, but good. Loved Keith and Veronica celebrating christmas... "I'm impressed. How could you fit a pony into my room?" Haha. This episode does one more thing very important; it sets up the upcoming epic installment. Meg asking Veroncia and Duncan to take care of her child no matter what(not really surprising after seeing "Don't put a baby in the corner"), among other things.



      The subplot - someone stealing the Aaron Echolls tapes was great, I loved Logan buying them and his brief emotional showing. And I didn't except Leo to be the one who stole the tapes. Didn't at all. And I really respected him for admitting his crime and not resisting. The ending was nicely packed: Meg died but the baby is fine and... Wallace's back! Yay.



      Great, great, great, but the episodic case brought it down by a notch.moreless
    • One Angry Veronca...

      9.3
      This is definately one of the better Veronica Mars episodes.

      Veronica gets called to jury duty on a 'powder keg' like case. She has to be the one to figure out what really happened and solve the case. She does, while stuck in a torn jury selection, and this is all during Christmas time. When the rich white boys (who were guilty) were found guilty Veronica's car was written on and she was basically uninvited to the Christmas party thrown by the 09ers. Tis episode is where we first hear of Hearst College. It is a very good episode, definately one of my favorites.moreless
    • Veronica is called for jury duty over a case involving two 09ers and a Hispanic woman, but finds that Neptune is even more divided than she thought. Keith helps Lamb track down the missing sex tapes, the key piece of evidence in the Aaron Echolls trial.moreless

      7.0
      Veronica's day goes from bad to worse as she is called for jury duty over a case involving two 09ers and a Hispanic woman, but finds that Neptune is even more divided than she thought.

      Meanwhile, Keith helps Lamb track down the missing sex tapes, the key piece of evidence in the Aaron Echolls trial.
    • Veronica has discovered that meg is pregnant, a little later, she and Duncan discovered that she had woken up. Meg asks Veronica to do whatever it takes to keep her baby away from her perents, incase something should happen to her. Veronica Has jury duty.moreless

      10
      This is a great episode, I loved how before Meg died, she and Veronica got along again. It was sad to hear that Meg had died at the end of the series, that kinda broke my heart. She was a kind person. I found it funny that they chose Veronica to be the head of the jury duty, cause for me, Veronica was the smartest one in that room to have solved the case. She did an amazing job! Also, Logan crying, I didn't see that coming. All those things are exactly why I watch and love Veronica Mars. You can always expect new and revealing things in the episodes.moreless
    Robert Curtis Brown

    Robert Curtis Brown

    Captain of Industry

    Guest Star

    Ivonne Coll

    Ivonne Coll

    Knitting Grandmother

    Guest Star

    Michael Hyatt

    Michael Hyatt

    Woman's Studies Professor

    Guest Star

    Alona Tal

    Alona Tal

    Meg Manning

    Recurring Role

    Brandon Hillock

    Brandon Hillock

    Deputy Jerry Sacks

    Recurring Role

    Max Greenfield

    Max Greenfield

    Deputy Leo D'Amato

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The scene where Keith comes into the house while Veronica is cooking most likely went from Veronica serving the food to them finishing eating because the actress Kristen Bell is a vegetarian and wouldn't have eaten the meal.

      • Although she may have been distracted by Meg's pregnancy and other issues, it still seems like Veronica, our always sharp heroine, would have thought to question Meg about the events on the bus right before it crashed. And even if Veronica didn't think to ask her, why didn't Keith Mars, or one of the investigators in the Neptune Sheriff's department? If Dick Casablancas found out before Veronica and Duncan that Meg was awake, doesn't that suggest that at least a few other people knew? Meg was, after all, the ONLY SURVIVOR of the bus crash!

    • QUOTES (9)

      • (after Duncan learns Meg is pregnant)
        Duncan: I should go see her.
        Veronica: Got it covered. My visitor's pass from when I picked up Abel Koontz's stuff. All I need is a color copier and a laminator and we're in business. Don't worry, I do this for all my boyfriends.
        Duncan: Veronica...
        Veronica: I know. I'm amazing.

      • Veronica: Duncan, how could you —
        Duncan: Last spring, before we broke up...
        Veronica: Okay, stop. I was shown a diagram once, I know how it works. But you knew, and you didn't tell me?
        Duncan: This has nothing to do with us.
        Veronica: Oh, no! Nothing. Your secret illegitimate child gestating in the womb of your comatose ex-girlfriend affects neither you nor me. I'm fine with it.

      • Veronica: Uh, yeah. Isn't that the same computer you got me two years ago?
        Keith: Yeah, on the outside, yes. But this old beast has a new heart pulsing inside her. I'm talking five hundred and twelve gigawatts of RAM, and eighty something or other hard drive, uhh, uhh . . .
        Veronica: You don't know what you're saying, do you?
        Keith: No. But your friend Mac promised me that it's all very state of the art .
        Veronica: Thanks dad.

      • Dick: Dude, seriously. Snow, pine trees, family, that's not holidays!

      • (New Year's Eve)
        Keith: I'm hittin' the bunkhouse.
        Veronica: But Dad, you're gonna miss the ball.
        Keith: I saw it for the past forty years or so. It, you know, drops. You'll see. Good night.

      • Leo: Good celebrity porn is scarce these days.

      • Lamb: (admiring himself in the mirror after bench pressing) You know, Keith, you really should've done more to push fitness when you were here.
        Keith: Yeah, I was going to get to that, but the crime-fighting kept getting in the way.

      • Leo: Keith...Um...You mind giving my best to your daughter?
        Keith: A little. But I'll do it.

      • Leo: Don is a fine politician, but as a lawman and administrator... Security around here's a joke.
        Keith: That's odd. He told me security here was quite impressive.
        Leo: (laughs) He thinks so. He locks himself out pretty often.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (6)

      • Logan: Yeah, I thought I'd save the Daria marathon on them.

        In the eponymous cartoon series, Daria is a high school girl with well above average intelligence and a razor sharp wit, both of which she uses to cope with being an outcast. Along with the help of a loyal and understanding best friend of course!

      • Harwell: Give me a break, Daddy Warbucks.

        Harwell alludes to Harold Gray's comic strip Little Orphan Annie, as he calls the industry leader of the jury by the name of the comic's billionaire, 'Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks'. A character Forbes Magazine in 2007 listed as the 'richest fictional character'. Little Orphan Annie have among others been adapted into the Broadway musical Annie, as well as to radio plays and movies.

      • Veronica: God bless us, every one.

        At their Christmas dinner Veronica directly quotes the famous Christmas dinner statement by the fictional character 'Tiny Tim' in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This classic Dickens' tale was first released 19 December 1843, and tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's transformations after the visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. A tale later adapted in numerous productions including at theatre, on television and in movies.

      • Mayor: When this does come out, Neptune is officially Bozo ville.
        Bozo the Clown was a popular clown in the mid-to-late 1900's.

      • Episode Title: One Angry Veronica
        A reference to Sidney Lumet's memorable 1957 feature film director debut, 12 Angry Men, based on Reginald Rose's screenplay and teleplay. This movie starred Henry Fonda as a dissenting juror in a murder trial. Fonda slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.

      • Logan: I've always depended upon the kindness of strangers.

        An allusion to one of the very last and famous lines of the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams said by Blanche Dubois.

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