Veronica Mars

Season 2 Episode 16

The Rapes of Graff

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 29, 2006 on UPN
9.3
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While accompanying Wallace to Hearst College, she runs into her ex, Troy Vandergraff, who enlists her help when he is accused of date rape. Meanwhile, Keith helps Cliff with a personal problem involving a prostitute, and Logan makes a decision regarding his relationship with Hannah.

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  • Oh, Hannah

    9.5
    While accompanying Wallace to Hearst College, she runs into her ex, Troy Vandergraff, who enlists her help when he is accused of date rape. Meanwhile, Keith helps Cliff with a personal problem involving a prostitute, and Logan makes a decision regarding his relationship with Hannah.



    I really enjoyed the Hannah / Logan apsect of the show while it lasted. Normally Veronica is what I want to see on the screen, but I was actually very interested in that love story. The Dad sends her away to boarding school at the end of the episode, which effectivly writers her out of the show. With Season 2 drawing to a close I do wonder if Logan will remain in the main cast for season 3. I don't see him being able to get into Hearst College and with Wallace all ready on the way there I think that is where we are going to be finding Veronica in the next season.



    The case there was good and I think it sets up well if Veronica does go there. The writers kind of tested the water in this episode as a "Here is what to expect" from season three. I thought the beginning of the episode dragged on a little bit but it picked up towards the end. The bus crash has tailed off for a few episodes now and I fully expect it to pick up here with the last six episodes of the season coming up.moreless
  • Don't read the guide if you don't want spoilers for Season 3!!!!!

    8.5
    First of all: many have complained that the previous epuisode's cliffhanger was never resolved.



    Guys, it was. Well, it wasn't really a cliffhanger to start with. The previous episode proved it that Logan had feelings for Hannah despite all. So when he agrees to stay away from her, he breaks his own(and obviously Hannah's) heart which is the horrible thing he told Veronica. It's easy to guess that he did because at the start of THIS episode, Veronica questions Logan if he told Hannah yet. Now with that out of the way - onto the episode. It was fantastic, 35 minutes of great character study and 10 minutes of storyline progresion. While it was one of the season's least storyline related episodes(much like the previous 2), the epidoci storyline proved to be very strong with Troy returning.



    Many has said that Troy leaving so sudden was anticlimatic and out of character... now, he's back and his character gets a proper conclusion. I liked both his exit and return.



    I enjoyed the investigation and wow- it didn't even get solved ! So there's something to think about...



    The ending of the episode was definitely a surprise . Now without the PREVIOUSLY ON segment (which are left out on the DVD's) it can be confusing, but basically, Danny Boyd, the guy who veronica sees at the end is the guy with the scar on his stomach who led V into the Fitzpatrick nest a couple episodes ago.



    I'm loving the way the whole bus crash thing is going down. Though it has been neglected a little in the past 3 episodes, it's back in the focus again after a good amount of character study.



    Poor Logan.moreless
  • While accompanying Wallace to Hearst College, she runs into her ex, Troy Vandergraff, who enlists her help when he is accused of date rape. Logan makes a decision regarding his relationship with Hannah.moreless

    9.0
    While accompanying Wallace to Hearst College, she runs into her ex, Troy Vandergraff, who enlists her help when he is accused of date rape.

    Meanwhile, Keith helps Cliff with a personal problem involving a prostitute, and Logan makes a decision regarding his relationship with Hannah. yupyyyyyy troy is back!! yeeeey...



    Troy: OK. Let me start over. Three statements, one false. My name is Troy. I was a bad boy when we dated, but after a year of private school, therapy, quitting drugs and dumping my loose cannon ex-girlfriend, I've changed into a, more or less, good boy...and I communicate telepathically with all denizens of the sea.

    Veronica: Right. So how long before I catch you talking to a manatee?

    Troy: And you have changed...not at all.

    Veronica: You know me. Same old, same oldmoreless
  • Troy is back and Rape is involved! Logan is saved!

    10
    Veronica ends up getting dragged to go to the hearst openhouse to tour the campus and at meeting everyone she see's troy, and is not too happy about it. After a lame party, Veronica tries to help a girls solve who raped her and cut her hair. Veronica never solves this case, but it is a lead into the next season, and also shows that Veronica will in fact be going to hearst with Wallace. Logan gets off free and he tells Hannah everything that went down because he starts to like her. They start to make out and implied that they will be having sex (to my favorite song which ruined it by the way) and dr. griffith walks in and stops it, and sends hannah to vermont to all the LoVe shippers excitement. Madison and Lamb get caught in an elevator getting pretty intimate and Cliff's briefcase is stolen by a hooker.moreless
  • this was a great chapter

    10
    I think we all loved the way Veronica was treating Troy, even if i think she was a little hard at the beginning, we could see that even if she didnt trust him, she still tries to put the best of her, just to prove his inocent, i hope that we see more of Troy, his a caracter with a good background history for the show and he will ad more material to the show.moreless
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Einat Tubi

Jen #2

Guest Star

Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram

Hannah Griffith

Guest Star

Michael Cera

Michael Cera

Dean Rudolph

Guest Star

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cliff McCormack

Recurring Role

Michael Muhney

Michael Muhney

Sheriff Don Lamb

Recurring Role

Amanda Noret

Amanda Noret

Madison Sinclair

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Wallace and Veronica are talking about SAT scores, but they are using the old scoring system, based on 1600, as opposed to the current 2400-point system which was introduced in 2005.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Chip: Bird Dawg. Do you want to show this young lady out?
      Veronica: Thanks, I know the way. Oh, and you might want to get your clippers, because unless being electrocuted counts, Bird Dawg here never scored these 240 points.
      (Veronica takes her photo off the board)
      Drew: It was 210.
      Veronica: You under-counted the sassy.

    • Wallace: Man, you believe it about Logan? That guy's like a cat.
      Veronica: You mean useless and selfish?
      Wallace: I mean like nine lives. I just wish I knew how he does it.
      Veronica: That's funny. I do know how he does it, and I wish I didn't.

    • Veronica: So, you should be able to write quite an essay on Freedom. How does it feel to have your case dismissed?
      Logan: Well, freedom feels liberating.
      Veronica: I see you've got your title.

    • Troy: I'm not lying to you, Veronica. I just want you to know that.
      Veronica: Do I care? Really, Troy, you're just water under the bridge. (walking away, under her breath) Duplicitous, evil water.

    • Troy: OK. Let me start over. Three statements, one false. My name is Troy. I was a bad boy when we dated, but after a year of private school, therapy, quitting drugs and dumping my loose cannon ex-girlfriend, I've changed into a, more or less, good boy...and I communicate telepathically with all denizens of the sea.
      Veronica: Right. So how long before I catch you talking to a manatee?
      Troy: And you have changed...not at all.
      Veronica: You know me. Same old, same old.

    • Veronica: I told you, Dad, I am going far, far away. It's a dealbreaker.
      Keith: Hearst is 10 whole exits.
      Veronica: What do you know about plastic explosives?
      Keith: Well, that's what I like: a good segue.

    • (Keith finds Cliff handcuffed to the bed)
      Keith: So, can I ask you a question?
      Cliff: Well, she said her name was Daphne.
      Keith: No, no, no. How did you call me?
      Cliff: Acrobatically. I might have pulled a hamstring.
      Keith: Okay, then. Next question...

    • Dean: Oh, hey. Um, you know the tour doesn't start until noon?
      Veronica: If I wanted to find a Hawaiian girl, where would I start?
      Dean: In Hawaii?

    • Dean: I saw you talking to that guy. What'd you talk about?
      Veronica: Jane Austen, but he dissed Pride and Prejudice so I had to throw a beer on him.

    • Drew: So what do you think then, about us gettin' busy?
      Veronica: Can I have your beer?
      Drew: Sure. (splashes him in the face) Damn! Grow a sense of humor, you crazy bitch!
      Veronica: I would, if something funny would ever happen.

    • Drew: If you get that scholarship, you've got to join. When I got here, I was like, 'I totally want to be a Pi.'
      Wallace: Yeah. Yeah, once when I was little, I wanted to be ice cream.

    • Keith: Is that what the kids call motorboatin'?
      Cliff: I have a zest for life, so sue me.

    • Veronica: So you're no longer evil... You're stupid.

    • Wallace: (to Veronica in Hearst College) See, if you come here next year, you've already got enemies. Just feel right at home.

    • Wallace: Come on, you'll like it [Hearst College]. It's a good school.
      Veronica: And if it were in, say, Maine, I'd be excited. But it's in Neptune, so I'm not excited. I'll go, but just to skip school. Which excites me.

    • Veronica: Dad, your hooker's here.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Troy: And I communicate telepathically with all denizens of the sea.

      Troy's final statement in the 'two truths and a lie' game alludes to Aquaman and his most widely known superpower of telepathically communicate with marine creatures. Aquaman is a comic book superhero, created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, and one of the founders of the Justice League of America. He's also later appeared both animated and live in other medias.

    • Veronica: If it's double secret probation, there's a serious leak.
      Veronica's suggestion that the Pi Sig fraternity might be under double secret probation, is a reference to the 1978 movie Animal House where 'Dean Wormer' invents a special class of probation just for the unruly Delta House fraternity.

    • Name tribute: Michael Hall

      Wrapping up his tour of Hearst College, Dean mentions that they will be having doughnuts at Michael Hall. Michael Anthony Hall is an actor best known for his starring roles as a teenager during the 80's, especially in the movies of John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science).

    • Episode Title: The Rapes of Graff
      A reference to the classic Alexander Pope's mock-epic poem, The Rape of the Lock. The Rape of the Lock is about a young woman who goes to a party. While attending the party, someone cuts a piece of her hair off.

    • Wallace: I actually talked to a cute girl about Kierkegaard, made me wish I knew something about Kierkegaard.
      Wallace is most likely reffering to the Danish philosopher/theologian, Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). He is thought of as "the father of existentialism" and a very common college topic.

    • Character name: Iceman
      We learn Chip is nicknamed Iceman in his fraternity. While Iceman is commonly used as nickname in movies, comics and TV shows, it's still worth noting that Aaron Ashmore is back in this episode as Troy Vandegraff. Aaron's twin brother, Shawn Ashmore, is the actor who plays the character 'Bobby Drake'/'Iceman' in the X-Men movies.

    • Veronica: Okay. I'm Veronica, I'm from Neptune, and I once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
      Veronica's last alleged fact in the 'two truths, one lie' game, is a quote from the Johnny Cash song 'Folsom Prison Blues'.

    • Episode Title: The Rapes of Graff

      A transposed homonymic reference to John Steinbeck's 1933 novel, Grapes of Wrath, which was later made into a movie, that deals with the Great mid 1930s' economic depression in America. The plot of the actual book and movie have nothing to do with the plot of this episode.

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