Veronica Mars

Season 3 Episode 3

Witchita Linebacker

3
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 17, 2006 on UPN
9.1
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Veronica's detective prowess is again used on campus when Piz's football friend loses the team playbook and Veronica must get it back before the game. The Dean threatens to expel Veronica if she doesn't reveal the source of her newspaper article. Meanwhile, Keith hires Weevil to work in the office, and Logan's antics catch up with him.moreless

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  • veronica is a crazy jealous girlfriend....but her and logan are sooo cutee...more please!!!

    8.5
    without trying not to ruin it for anyone...veronica helps a school football player find his stolen play book. Weevil returns...pretty much the same subtract his gang, and add his attempt to work, which veronica helps him out with. The issue with the girls getting raped at the university continues...which i think will be the major mystery of this year, not as instence as lilly death or the bus crash..but still good, and has alot of room to get better, i think. But the interesting storyline is between logan and veronica, who have some difficulties, but they work it out its really nice to see them together as an actual steady couple, although i miss logans baddas* ways sometimes, and he doesnt seem to be as funny as he use to be. but besides that, i love them together, they are officially my favourite TV couple! I hope we get to see a jealous logan too this season!moreless
  • Not again…The show is building up to a Veronica-Logan split.

    9.2
    Veronica and Logan have their first fight of the season, but that's not what worries me. Remember the season premier? Remember Pizz (Wallace's good guy new room-mate) in Duncan's argyle sweater? Add to that Logan's rude speech to Veronica, from this episode and you get: a ticking bomb.



    The fact that they made up by the end of the episode doesn't help the situation at all, since that's just part of the "break-up equation".

    And what if "Veronica Mars" doesn't get a new season, or even a full season. Will they end up separated after all…?



    Ok, let's not jump the gun. Let's see how things go. But the truth is, right now, things aren't looking so good.



    And get Wallace a girlfriend, or at least a love interest. Poor guy is wasting all his good looks :) Dick is as fun as ever, I'm really happy they kept him.moreless
  • Veronica's detective prowess is again used on campus when Piz's football friend loses the team playbook and Veronica must get it back before the game. The Dean threatens to expel Veronica if she doesn't reveal the source of her newspaper article.moreless

    7.0
    Veronica's detective prowess is again used on campus when Piz's football friend loses the team playbook and Veronica must get it back before the game.

    The Dean threatens to expel Veronica if she doesn't reveal the source of her newspaper article.

    Meanwhile, Keith hires Weevil to work in the office, and Logan's antics catch up with him.
  • Veronica really needs to learn some trust

    10
    Great episode!

    I especially loved that we finally got see some more of Weevil, I really missed that guy. Also, it was hilarious when he was working for Keith, but I loved it even more that Veronica got him that job with the Dean.

    "The trust thing doesn't come naturally", Veronica said and it seems that she has a point in this season. She's having trouble trusting him, which I don't understand after everything they have been through together. The trust question must have come up earlier, now it's really annoying me. But in the end of this episode, it seemed like it would be okay. Let's hope it's gonna stay this way!moreless
  • This season is great so far!

    6.0
    To tell you the truth, I didn't like this episode a lot. Atleast the football parts of it. It just didn't interest me and I didn't even follow it. I loved the Dean, I think the show needs a character like the high school principal, honestly, he reminded me of him quite a bit. I loved that whole storyline with him and Veronica. Weevil working at Mars Investigations was like awesome. I really missed Weevil and i'm glad they waited 2 episodes to bring him in. I loved his storyline. He gained a lot of weight this summer. I'm getting really bored with the Logan/Veronica relationship. I miss the season 1 relationship.moreless
Chris Lowell

Chris Lowell

Stosh "Piz" Piznarski

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

Ryan Hansen

Ryan Hansen

Dick Casablancas

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer

Kurt Fenstermacher

Guest Star

Lindsey McKeon

Lindsey McKeon

Trish Vaughn

Guest Star

Sam Horrigan

Sam Horrigan

Bryan "Pop" Popovich

Guest Star

Chastity Dotson

Chastity Dotson

Nish Sweeney

Recurring Role

Ryan Devlin

Ryan Devlin

Mercer Hayes

Recurring Role

Krista Kalmus

Krista Kalmus

Claire Nordhouse

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • College newspapers are awarded most of the same First Amendment freedoms as any "real" newspaper. Therefore, Veronica does have the right to protect her source, and had the Dean actually expelled her on those grounds, she would've had a slam dunk freedom of speech case against the college.

    • Veronica's cell tracing device seems to be working awfully well considering that there is a visible error message displayed on the front side of it, before she turns it over to observe the digital map.

    • The newspaper Veronica is reading at the begining of the episode is dated Monday September 18, 2006. This episode first aired Tuesday October 17, 2006.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Weevil: So I hear the dean's a pal of yours. You actually made friends with somebody?
      Veronica: Actually, he wants me expelled.
      Weevil: Ah, that sounds more like it.

    • Dean O'Dell: How 'bout you give me that name and we'll start over with a clean slate.
      Veronica: I said I'm not giving up the name.
      Dean O'Dell: And I said I'll have you expelled.
      Veronica: And I said I'm not giving up the name. Is this how this works?

    • Logan: You know, your dad was half-right: you have a thing for bad boys, but... you don't want to reform 'em, you just get off on judging them.
      Veronica: Which reminds me, can I borrow your copy of 'A Hundred and One Brooding Comments'?
      Logan: I only have the Cliff Notes. Look, I gotta run, so, uh... to save you the trouble, I'm surfing in Mexico with Dick and Mercer this weekend. I'll fax you the coordinates so you don't incur any more cell tracking charges, and I'll keep a journal of my bad thoughts in case you wanna stick my face in a cage of rats when I get back.

    • Logan: Hey. So, what am I, scale of one to ten?
      Veronica: Um, one. Seven. Four? Help me with some criteria?
      Logan: Gentlemanliness? Like how I resisted the impulse to make a so-called booty call last night...What?
      Veronica: Just the other day, my dad was saying I had a thing for trying to reform unreformable bad boys.
      Logan: What does that have to do with me? I'm reformable, good, and a man.

    • Logan: I have a class 'til ten, but, uh, if you come by afterwards, we could write on our ourselves. Get real, uh... political.
      Veronica: That's what a girl likes to hear -- 'Darling, do all the weird crap you like, just don't be late for the booty call.'

    • Veronica: Two gym buddies invite you to a party and you're there already, but whenever I want to do something interesting, you're busy.
      Logan: You mean interesting like some fossil wheezing through a novel.
      Veronica: First, Martin Amis isn't a fossil, and second, yes, it's college, we are supposed to expand our horizons past video games and binge drinking.

    • (talking about Logan's weightlifting class)
      Veronica: So what, guys, like, spot each other doing squat thrusts and stuff?
      Logan: And have group sex in the showers. What is this, jealous?
      Veronica: Oh, jealous would involve piano wire.

    • Logan: Is this the help desk? 'Cause I need a little help.
      Veronica: Let me guess. You have this pathologically suspicious girlfriend and you hope maybe there's a guidebook?
      Logan: No, it's more like, uh... what's beyond pathological?
      Veronica: I'm sorry, Logan. I spent my formative years watching people while they lied to, cheated on and betrayed each other. So the trust thing...it doesn't come naturally. But I'm trying to act unnaturally, I swear. So there's that. I thought you were in Mexico.
      Logan: Yeah, well us bad boys normally love Mexico, but uh...I was feeling a little reformed.

    • Weevil: (to his boss) I guess I'll go wash some spoiled bitch's graduation gift from daddy, huh?
      Veronica: I'm not spoiled, and technically, it wasn't for graduation.
      Weevil: What about the bitch part?
      Veronica: That depends on who you ask.

    • Veronica: (voiceover) Football: the systematic violation of the Geneva Convention made into a sport. I'm surprised the A.S.P.C.A. doesn't protest.

    • Piz: It's like Jon Stewart meets Crossfire. If Jon Stewart didn't hate Crossfire.

    • Veronica: (voiceover) Now here's a moral dilemma: You have a cell phone tracker which cost your dad hundred of dollars. You went through the trouble of activating your GPS-chip in your boyfriend's phone. So, is it a waste of your dad's hard earned money and your time if you don't use it?

    • Larry: I'm not a criminal mastermind, I'm just a painter!
      Veronica: Yeah, well, so was Hitler.

    • Dean O'Dell: We can download pictures from the surface of the moons of Jupiter on to a portable phone, but we can't keep the air conditioner in this office running for more than a week at a time.

    • (talking about Weevil)
      Keith: Didn't he get busted for murder?
      Veronica: Assault.
      Keith: See, so he's not even a very good murderer.

    • Veronica: (voice over) Now maybe people would say they'd never install a tracking device in their significant others' car; but I think that's just because they don't know how.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Character Name: The coach in this episode's name is Dwight Fry.

      This is most likely an allusion to the Alice Cooper song "The Ballad of Dwight Frye", a song famous for the fact that Cooper stages his own death (most commonly by guillotine) in concerts during this song. Going further back and closer to the source, the original Dwight Frye (and the man Alice Cooper sings about) was a versatile character actor whose career spanned the late 20s to the early 40s. He is best known for playing Renfield (his human slave) to Bela Lugosi's Dracula in Tod Browning's 1931 classic.

    • Weevil: Now I'm working at the car wash, which, as it turns out, isn't nearly as much fun as the song sounds.

      "Car Wash", is a 1976 disco song performed by the group Rose Royce. It was also the theme to the 1976 Richard Pryor film Car Wash.

    • The Dean of the University has the last name of O'Dell. Thus when people refer to him they call him 'Dean O'Dell', which is likely an allusion to the California based radio/TV medical reporter Dr. Dean Edell.

    • Episode Title: Witchita Linebacker

      A play on the title of the Glen Campbell song "Wichita Lineman".

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