Veronica Mars

Season 2 Episode 17

Plan B

3
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 05, 2006 on UPN
9.5
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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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    Overcome with guilt and frustration, Weevil asks Veronica for help to bring Felix's true killer to justice, but realizes he may have to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Keith reviews a strange DVD that Woody receives in the mail, and relationship troubles brew between Wallace and Jane, and Mac and Cassidy.moreless

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    • Honorary Deputy Dog dominates and demolishes and Plan B leads to confession. **SPOILERS DOWN BELOW**

      10
      Okay, so I know the show is done, but I had to review it since I'm new to TV.com. Not to mention the fact that this is my favorite episode of VM.

      Logan wins an essay contest with a prize that includes spending a couple of days with Mayor Goodwood and blowing up a baseball stadium. Weevil approaches Veronica and tells her that Thumper killed Felix, but he can't prove it. So, Veronica approaches Logan and asks him to identify the witness that helped him on the bridge the night Felix was murdered. After an awesome exchange of quips between the two, Logan cooperates and says he would know the guy if he saw him.

      Mayor Woody Goodman is on the phone, when his secretary enters to inform him that the contest winner has arrived. He tells her to call the press because he could use some good publicity. He walks out to the receptionist area to find Logan Echolls, Aaron's son, and immediately rescinds his request. He asks Logan to place his hand on the Bible so that he can be sworn in. Logan feigns a burn from the Bible as a joke. Woody swears in Logan, who instantly asked to be excused so that he can go fire the sheriff. Woody and Bev laugh it off as another joke, but Logan was dead serious, which only makes it funnier, IMO. Woody assigns Logan the task of sorting the mail. Logan pouts about it and Keith walks in and acknowledges Logan. That's Honorary Deputy County Commissioner Echolls to him. Keith laughs it off, as do I. While Keith is visiting Woody, Logan comes in and shows them a creepy stalkeresque dvd recorded in Woody's home. But, have no fear, Keith Mars is here!

      Logan and Veronica stake out the mexican seafood truck dude. Once Logan identifies him,they ask him to come forward to tell Lamb what he saw. He denies their request, expressing no love for the PCHers. Veronica informs Weevil of this and they get a semi-confession from Liam Fitzpatrick via a bugged toy truck. They take this info to Lamb, who's as jerky as ever. Since Lamb is useless, as usual, Weevil becomes upset and says it's time to resort to plan b. Veronica calls him Dirty Harry, to which Weevil responds negatively. So, she calls him Dirty Sanchez. It's brilliant, but Weevil's livid and is out for revenge. Logan is sitting around, when Goodwood comes in and tells Logan he knows what he needs in a creepy tone. Cut to the weight room, where Woody asks Logan to spot him. After doing about 3 reps, Logan helps the dirty little weakling pump that last bit of iron. Goodwood comes over after his "workout" and practically feels up Logan. Okay, I'm exaggerating, but that guy is a dirty turdy.

      Keith informs Woody that the video was made before the incorporation proposal and asks if there is any other reason someone would be out to get him. Woody says he'll think on it. Yeah, right.

      At the Sadie Hawkins dance, Veronica works taking pictures, Logan works the entrance, and Gia works Logan's nerves. Wallace ditches his girlfriend to chase after Jackie. He kisses her and doesn't really own up to being the instigator till later on. Meanwhile, Weevil is working on plan b, which includes knocking out Thumper and hiding the Fitzpatrick's drug money in an effort to frame Thumper as a traitor. Needless to say, it works and the Fitzpatricks tie Thumper up and gag him in a bathroom stall.

      Back to the dance. This is where we begin to see the true weirdness of Beaver. He appears so wounded and disturbed during his exchange with Mac after they leave the dance.

      Inside the dance, Logan is at his wits end with Gia. Veronica, in an effort to spare Gia from Logan's brutal honesty, pulls Logan to the dance floor. Gia looks kinda hurt and I thought she might've been crushin on Logan, but I could be wrong. Sadly, "I've had the time of my life" wasn't playing, but the beautiful melody will still make you sway. The way he looks at her when she puts her arms around him, is enough to make one swoon. They can't help looking into one another's eyes, even though they try really hard not to. It's a precious, lovely moment and absolutely breaks my heart.

      Woody comes to see Keith claiming that the gardener did it. Man, Woody, can't we come up something a little more original? Anyways... Veronica gets the witness to come forward to identify Thumper as the murderer. Well, he identifies Thumper's bike, anyway, but it's too late. Plan B has been activated.

      Demolition day has arrived! The foreman finds Thumper's bike chained up in the stadium. Woody wants to proceed and Logan pushes the plunger. As the stadium explodes, one section at a time, we see Thumper's world literally caving in on him. The beauty of this is that Logan exacts his revenge on Thumper, completely oblivious to the situation. It's perfectly perfect. We end with Weevil confessing to Father Fitzpatrick, of all people, of his sins and the time gap since his last confession. It's a definite must see to get the full effect of Plan B.moreless
    • Review - Overrated

      8.5
      Overcome with guilt and frustration, Weevil asks Veronica for help to bring Felix's true killer to justice, but realizes he may have to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Keith reviews a strange DVD that Woody receives in the mail, and relationship troubles brew between Wallace and Jane, and Mac and Cassidy.



      It looked like from the last episode to the end of the season was supposed to be filled with episodes that were all "business" as I like to say. This episode was a major let-down for me, but seems like it could be a set-up to the end of the season. First of all - Weevil brought this episode down for me. I have never really been interested in his character as I have said many times over in my reviews of Veronica Mars episodes.



      Logan and Veronica dancing was the best (and most unexpected for sure) part of this episode. I like Logan's character the best when he is around and with Veronica and I do hope that this turns into something before the end of the season, though like I said in my last review if Veronica ends up going to Hearst I am not sure how well that will turn out.



      I am very confused by the video tape that Mr. Mars was reviewing for most of this episode. This show is very episodic based, but this one is going to carry over into the final stretch of episodes for the season. Duncan being done isn't affected me at all, on a random note. Logan always has and always will be the better character of the two. Overall - very overrated episode I feel.moreless
    • Forgive me father for I have sinned

      9.5
      Holy crap - fantastic wrap up to the "Who killed Felix" arc. Wasn't excepting much from it as I figured it would be a subplot for the finale, but no... Loved the duality of the episode, First part: Weevil with Veronica's help try to catch Thumper. Second part: Weevil does justice himself.



      Well, the show is most definitely "back" in full throttle.



      Loved every little moment. My favourites? Well as far as comical moments go, Woody calling the press to get some photos with his temp college... that is until he finds out it's Logan. Haha. Then the others... hmm, obviously, the ending. Veronica and Logan dancing. That was really a great Veronica+Logan moment. (Also loved how it was set up..: Gia: Tell me what you think about me, Logen. Be honest!

      Logan: *getting ready to say something horrible*

      Veronica: come dance with me!



      Wallace and Jackie found eachother again(DUH! What took so long?) which was nice too.



      The episode also raised two very important questions:



      -The person in the car who turned the reflectors on. Who is that? -What changed Woody's mind so quickly about the video? It's obviously not his gardener, doesn't take a genius to figure it out.



      Overall , superb episode that puts the season back onto track, after a little sideline-action.moreless
    • Weevil asks Veronica 4 help to bring Felix's killer to justice, but realizes he may have to take matters into his own hands. Keith reviews a strange DVD that Woody receives in the mail, and relationship troubles brew between Wallace&Jane, & Mac&Cassidy.moreless

      8.0
      Overcome with guilt and frustration, Weevil asks Veronica for help to bring Felix's true killer to justice, but realizes he may have to take matters into his own hands.

      Meanwhile, Keith reviews a strange DVD that Woody receives in the mail, and relationship troubles brew between Wallace and Jane, and Mac and Cassidy. Gia: I think you run from the truth.

      Logan: Only when it's chasing me. Gia: Do you know what I think? I think you use sarcasm and anger as a way to keep people from getting too close to you.

      Logan: You know, I do. But it doesn't always work.

      Gia: Tell me what you think about me. Seriously. Be completely honest.

      (Logan stretches and grins, getting ready to let her have it, when Veronica grabs his arm.)

      Veronica: Dance with me?

      Logan: When I dreamed of this moment, I've Had The Time of My Life was always playing. Ah, what can you do?moreless
    • Plan B Review.

      9.8
      For once an episode that doesn\\\'t revolve around Veronica. Not that thats a bad thing, but with this episode we get too see a bit of the other characters. Like, Mac and Beaver. The episode has lots of action and suspense, but it\\\'s also a little dull and can get boring at times. It\\\'s very informative as we finally see some justice for Felix\\\'s death, Weevil\\\'s rage while talking to Molly is some real acting. All in all, this was a great episode.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

    Furonda Brasfield

    Furonda Brasfield

    Beverly

    Guest Star

    Jon Michael Souza

    Jon Michael Souza

    Luis

    Guest Star

    Brad Bufanda

    Brad Bufanda

    Felix

    Recurring Role

    Brandon Hillock

    Brandon Hillock

    Deputy Jerry Sacks

    Recurring Role

    Valorie Curry

    Valorie Curry

    Jane

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • In this episode, Veronica tells Logan she knows he plagiarized the movie Easy Rider in his essay. The reason she knows is that he made her watch it a lot while they were together.

        In Season 2 Episode 15 ("The Quick And The Wed"), Logan shows his affection for this movie as Hannah points out: "Easy Rider. Your choice, not mine. I should be the one sulking."

      • When Woody visits Keith towards the end, he says how nice it is of Veronica to come help her dad at work on her lunch break. The clock on the wall clearly says its 3:25 PM... that's a long lunch break!

      • When talking with Mac about Beaver, Veronica opens up her locker without the need of the combination.

    • QUOTES (17)

      • Weevil: What pisses me off is that I think loving you cost Felix his life. It seems to me you never gave a damn about him.
        Molly: I loved him.
        Weevil: No, I loved him! And you know how you can tell? 'Cause I'm the one who cares enough to keep trying to find out who killed him.

      • Weevil: You know, an 09er could come in here with tea leaves and a ouija board and they'd send out a SWAT team. It's time for Plan B.
        Veronica: Not just yet, Dirty Harry.
        Weevil: In case you haven't noticed, I ain't no mick cop.
        Veronica: Uh... okay. Dirty Sanchez?

      • Mac: So not that I'm an expert in this sorta stuff, but four months, typical high school boy, there should be some... under the... bra action, no?
        Veronica: Let me consult my Idiot's Guide to Wanton Behavior. Basically, you're asking me because I'm the sluttiest person you know?
        Mac: Um, 'slutty' is your word choice. Mine was 'worldly'.
        Veronica: Hm. So four months, and nada?
        Mac: Hand-holding, kissing.
        Veronica: With tongue?
        Mac: Some tongue.
        Veronica: Ass grabbing?
        Mac: Helped me brush the dog hair off my pants once.
        Veronica: Mmm.
        Mac: So this is bad, right?
        Veronica: Not so much bad, as...
        Mac: It's weird.

      • Logan: See, when things become unimportant to me my memory tends to get a little fuzzy...wait a minute! (pauses) Who are you?

      • Veronica: Mmmm... I made out once, back in the day. I think he had me pinned up against a woolly mammoth!

      • Gia: I think you run from the truth.
        Logan: Only when it's chasing me.
        Gia: Do you know what I think? I think you use sarcasm and anger as a way to keep people from getting too close to you.
        Logan: You know, I do. But it doesn't always work.

      • Gia: Hi, welcome to the Sadie Hawkins Spring Fling. Enjoy!
        Logan: Don't worry, gang, if she's a two at ten, she'll be a ten at two.

      • Veronica: What about you? Anyone on your radar?
        Jane: Well, I've got a dilemma. I'm torn between this sweet band dork and this all-hands Nubian prince.
        Veronica: Oooh. Tell me more about this band dork.

      • Jane: I heard the FBLA won the drawing to host the Sadie Hawkins dance. Dances are the best fundraisers - the band made like three grand at last year's.
        Veronica: (gesturing to her face) This face... right here? My over-the-moon face.

      • Cassidy: (to Mac) Good luck getting laid.

      • Logan: So this is staking out, huh? It looks sexier in the movies.
        Veronica: Did you hear anything from Hannah?
        Logan: Does deafening silence count?
        Veronica: You know, I'm not sure, but I think when they start shipping your girlfriends off, you are officially a bad boy. (they high-five each other)
        Logan: Her dad and your dad should get together and go bowling.

      • Woody: I, Logan Echolls, do solemnly swear to faithfully execute the office of Honorary Deputy Commissioner of Balboa County, California.
        Logan: I do. Now, if you'll excuse me. (turns and walks away)
        Woody: Where are you going?
        Logan: I'm going to fire the sheriff.

      • Jane: I'm seventeen years old and my mom decided that last night was the perfect opportunity to give me the sex talk. (Wallace is distracted by Jackie) Wallace?
        Wallace: Yeah, uh, my lecture was one word: Don't.

      • Keith: Logan?
        Logan: That's Honorary Deputy County Commissioner Echolls to you.

      • Weevil: I need your help.
        Veronica: Ah, if I had fifty bucks every time someone said that.
        Weevil: Look, I know it's a drag being you, and...
        Veronica: No, seriously. I'm gonna need fifty bucks if you expect me to keep listening.

      • Sheriff Lamb: Look up Eli Navarro. Gotta be something outstanding we can book him on.
        Weevil: Oh, if I did it? It's outstanding.
        Sheriff Lamb: Still picking winners, huh Veronica?
        Veronica: I told you - when I start picking losers, it's all you!

      • Veronica: Damn my curiosity.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (7)

      • Logan: Let me know when that time comes. Until then, you know me: I'll just be speaking softly and carrying a big stick.
        Logan's line is similar to President Theodore Roosevelt's much quoted line "Speak softly and carry a big stick" first used in his speech at the Minnesota State Fair in 1901. The phrase became the description of US foreign policy during Roosevelt's presidency. It originates from an West African proverb.

      • Logan: Veronica. Ask not what Logan can do for you, but what you do for Logan.

        Logan's line is similar to President John F. Kennedy's line, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." from his 1961 inaugural address.

      • Keith: Logan?
        Logan: That's Honorary Deputy County Commissioner Echolls to you.
        Keith: (with sarcasm) Haha...

        This quote is with reference to episode "One Angry Veronica" where Keith Mars reprimanded Logan for calling him "dude" by saying "That's Mr. Mars to you."

      • Veronica: Luck may be a lady tonight.
        This is a reference to a song from the Broadway show Guys and Dolls, namely "Luck Be a Lady Tonight."

      • Logan: Her dad and your dad should get together and go bowling.

        This is almost a direct quote from the 80's teen movie The Breakfast Club. Judd Nelson tells Emilio Estevez, "My dad and your dad should get together and go bowling." He's basically saying that even though their fathers are otherwise nothing alike, their defining characteristic, the fact that they are such bad parents, is their only true defining trait and that they are, in essence, the same. Logan uses the line because Keith Mars and Hannah's father both can't stand him.

      • Logan: When I dreamed of this moment, 'I've Had the Time of My Life' was always playing. Well, what can you do.
        When Logan is being asked to dance by Veronica, he makes an allusion to the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing by referring to the song 'I've Had The Time of My Life' by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. A song which played a memorable part in the movie, just like unlikely dance partners also did.

      • Mac: Is it me?
        Beaver: No, it's the tater tots.
        When Beaver tells Mac that his tater tots are making him sick, it's a passing reference to the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite. A movie where tater tots had a prominent scene, and where Tina Majorino, who plays Mac on Veronica Mars, starred. Majorino was also in the 1994 movie Corrina, Corrina, where her character 'Molly' asks: "Is Tater Tot Mr. Potato Head's son?".

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