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23 March 2006 @ 09:24 am
VMars: "The Quick and the Wed" Episode Review  

Given the length of the "Previously On" introduction, which was probably about five minutes long before the actual episode started, all the information of what was going to be revealed had a lot to do with those flashbacks from last season and this current season. That's a lot of information to get through and I don't think I've connected the dots quite yet on some things (in order to make speculations about the Big Mystery, that is). Ah, the beauty of this show is all the twists and plotholes that not even an avid viewer can possibly gsther all in one evening....unless they're a genius or super-duper skilled with the observant eyes.

The Case: Runaway Brides and the Terrance Cook Investigation

Veronica's individual case consisted with a Neptune High student's older sister who had been on a bachlorette party and disappeared without a trace just before her wedding date. Cold feet? Possibly, although the clues left behind were suspiciously not suggesting so. Veronica then goes onto a wild goose chase for this missing bride-to-be, when finding out that actually she fled due to her old flame having family issues and she wanted to be there for support (giving Veronica that "you're twelve" speech, expecting that to differ from scaring your relatives half to death). Turning out that a faux fax message was from the lovely Vinny VanLowe, hired to track her down and such. The bride-to-be wasn't going to be anything, because her fiance thought she was just a band groupie and, judging from his tone of voice when she popped up at the last minute, he'd been thinking about breaking off the marriage for quite a while.

I must say, this was one of the easiest (if not interesting, getting past the phallic innuendos and balchorette gigglefits) jobs Veronica has yet to encounter. The bride-to-be was loud and obnoxious, though in the end I liked how she handled the wedding. Natural party girl, I and loved how Veronica looked fascinatingly horrified. Again with the "I never want to do this whenever I get married" expression.

Terrance Cook. Last we heard, Veronica accidentally found detinators inside his garage. Keith looked crushed, as one would when you find out your client you're defending is assumingly guilty of a heinous crime. Keith brings this issue to Sheriff Lamb, despite hard feelings towards the lazy-ass, although while Keith is witnessing the retrieving of the explosive he sees something. Er, rather someone that can confirm that the detinator was not there some time ago. Leading everything to believe that Terrance Cook is, in fact, being framed for killing all those kids in the bus crash. Suspiciously, as lodessa and I are highly speculating at this point, that the Goodman family definitely are behind this. This goes back to the flashbacks shown at the beginning of this episode --- Woody talking with Keith, Gia talking about how her father told her not to return to the bus....and Woody also had invited them for the field trip, and thus creating a very highly suspicious scene that he probably was partaking (if not the mastermind) behind the whole thing.

Still processing all the information to make a legit speculation, but that's what I firmly believe now. Plus, are the two cases --- the Fitzpatricks and the bus crash --- related at all? This is something to ponder about, because while there's one mystery there's another that has me puzzled.

The Fitzpatrick Situation and the Logan/Hannah Relationship

Fandom has really got to understand that Logan is totally using Hannah, and sleeping with her was probably in order to gain his control over the father who'd supposedly witnessed him killing Felix on the bridge. Everyone is getting on their high horses because they feel disgusted with Logan now --- and yet, Logan had repeated sexual play with Kendall Casablancas since the beginning of the season. Both Kendall and Hannah are his scapegoats; Kendall was the release of loneliness (the sex was real, everything else was emotionless in terms of romance), Hannah is his way to get underneath the skin of her father, the Fitzpatrick puppet (basically using her, and sweet-talking his way into her life). Logan isn't necessarily being the good person here, as witnessed in the very last scene of last night's episode. He may have good intentions for trying to find out the truth, however he's going about them in the wrong way.

Although I have admitted before that Logan and Hannah do make an adorable couple, I feel horrible for Hannah because she'll be heartbroken once learning what Logan is really up to. Hannah is an innocent girl, as that confrontation with her mother suggests, and Logan knows he is taking advantage of her. Perhaps he does feel guilty of that, hence going to Veronica in the end confessing that he might've done something horrible. In the final thought I have on this, is that while Hannah is innocent she isn't stupid. She'll learn the truth one way or another, and Logan definitely has something up his sleeve that will lead him to the truth of why the Fitzpatricks are blaming him (other than just being a regular spoiled-rich boy in Neptune, California).

The Shiny Pretties!

Vinny VanLowe returning! Along with Aaron Echolls (via television, that is). Hee!

Veronica's expression while the bride-to-be is singing (rather hoarsely, and embarrassingly) karaoke.

The phallic descriptions. Over and over again.

Kendall's boobs Kendall Casablancas working with Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas (yay, Beaver's back!!) Speaking of which....

"What did I tell you about thinking?" "That it makes my boobs smaller?" HEEEE! :D :D

Logan looking heartbroken during the television segment about the Echolls family, especially the mentionings of his mother. Dick, of course, not being very sympathetic but rather hey-it's-your-dead!hot-mother-of-yours-I-wanted-(andstillwant)-to-bang!

Keith looking hearbroken whilst learning of Terrance Cook and the explosives.

Vinny and his bowling league. And his "quacking". Hee. Much love.

More shiny, with Veronica commenting on Vinny being a "decent private investigator". Ah, the Vinny/Veronica "private eyes" love. :D

The entire "your twelve" said from the bride-to-be to Veronica, making a real-life reference to Kristen Bell known for going places and people thinking she's younger than she really is.

WALLACE!!

Despite the long introduction, it was a great way to catch folks up. Especially those unfamiliar with last season.

Kendall flirting with Aaron. Oh, how that was brilliantly done. But, what was Kendall doing while at Logan's place? Hmmm.

Overall: I really enjoyed the episode. Sex jokes, boobies and penises aside, it was quite an entertaining if not information-filled hour. Cannot wait for next week --- to which I was unintentionally spoiled through a VMars community of a guest star. Boo to whomever that was. Didn't need to know that.
 
 
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amanda: forget me not [by zoicite]morbidmuse on March 23rd, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
I also feel like the Goodman's are behind it. But that is why I have to doubt it. We still have a lot of episodes left and that means many more plot twists. I could be over thinking things, but I have to believe there will be a lot more exposed that we couldn't possibly picture yet.

Vinny makes me happy. *grin*

I loved the scene between Kendall and Beaver! So good.

Even though I knew as it was happening that the scene was pretty much only there to make us feel bad for Logan since he is doing Very Bad Things, my heart still broke for him during the segment about his family. Poor Logan. Even his friend doesn't understand.

This has been the first episode in a while that I really enjoyed, start to finish.
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
I also feel like the Goodman's are behind it. But that is why I have to doubt it. We still have a lot of episodes left and that means many more plot twists. I could be over thinking things, but I have to believe there will be a lot more exposed that we couldn't possibly picture yet.

I'm thinking that, as well. Of course I love speculating given the clues we have so far, but I still believe that the Goodman's are partially responsible for something involving the crash, if not fully repsonsible. Terrance might've signed something although wasn't giving a second thought to what he was partaking in....ah. Rob Thomas loves to mess with our brains, and that's why I love this show.

I like Logan. I don't necessarily love him like a lot of fangirls do, however I do empathize with the character. It definitely was a heartbreaking scene. Though he was being very naughty. Bad Logan, no cookie.

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Hee. :D
Autumn: seriously freaked outpenelopeblack on March 23rd, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much agree with everything you said. Yay for Cassidy! I was so glad he was in this ep. :D Also, I was accidentally spoiled for next week's ep over a month ago, so I know how you feel (I'm still really excited though- I want to see what they do with the character coming back). :P
Renée: Rose Tyler. Smile.rogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
I'm just wondering how Veronica is going to react to seeing this particular character again. Now that'll be interesting to see. :)
Autumnpenelopeblack on March 24th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, me too. :D
Gaby: Logan=assholesquaringkarma on March 24th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
The phallic descriptions. Over and over again.

Hee, I loved that goddamn phone.

BTW the previouslies were 2 minutes and 48 seconds.

Excellent thoughts. Logan is so totally using Hannah, I can't stand the cutesiness.
Renée: Rose Tyler. Smile.rogueslayer452 on March 24th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
BTW the previouslies were 2 minutes and 48 seconds.

Ah. Well, it certainly felt like five minutes. Perhaps it was because it went longer than usual, and so I was staring at the screen thinking they'll show the 'previously on' segment until the opening credits.

Eh, the cutesiness I don't mind, although it's Hannah's naiveness towards Logan and his actions that's getting to me. I like Hannah, and while she's the innocent one here I think she should open her eyes a little wider to see what's happening.
Gaby: Fab Four- by mara83squaringkarma on March 24th, 2006 08:13 am (UTC)
so I was staring at the screen thinking they'll show the 'previously on' segment until the opening credits.

Hee, I'm glad I have people telling me how long they are so I can avoid them.

If Hannah turns out to be not as naive as we think she is, she is going up in my book because that would mean, damn she got me fooled.
Ariel: veronica mars-otp-weevil love youlodessa on March 24th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
I also feel that the Casablancas storyline HAS to tie in to one of the mysteries. Otherwise I want to kill them for putting Dick and Cassidy in the main cast and thus depriving us of Weevil half the time. *cries about that*
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 24th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know what you mean. Dick is just there for comic relief, Cassidy has some purpose being there considering his character development since last season (and Mac/Cassidy, although that seems to have been abandoned lately), however we need more Weevil time. *hugs Weevil*
Ariel: veronica mars-weevil love you long timelodessa on March 24th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh Weevil! We still love you even if the writers and your old gang don't!
Ariel: veronica mars-going to helllodessa on March 24th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Oh and I think Logan actually DOES like Hannah now, because did you see his expression when her dad offered him a deal... he looked genuinely torn.
Elise: _kathi_behrbemine on March 24th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
"What did I tell you about thinking?" "That it makes my boobs smaller?"

Hehe. I'm having so much fun getting caught up on the first season. Is this the second season that the cycle is in right now? I can't wait to get there.

The entire "your twelve" said from the bride-to-be to Veronica, making a real-life reference to Kristen Bell known for going places and people thinking she's younger than she really is.

How old is she? I get that a lot, too. People think I'm still sixteen. I don't think of it as a frustration, but rather a compliment, for I'm going to enjoy it when I'm fifty.

Cannot wait for next week --- to which I was unintentionally spoiled through a VMars community of a guest star.

Grr. I hate spoilers when I'm not searching for them. *rolls eyes* Some people...

*hugs* What a wonderful and intelligent recap. Thanks for the fun reading time.
Renée: Keith/Veronica. Love.rogueslayer452 on March 24th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
Hee, yes it's in the cycle of the second season now. There's so many plot twists and turns that it's just messing with my brain. I think you'll like it, though some folks are kind of wary that it isn't as great as the first season mystery-wise, however I think you'll enjoy it.

Kristen Bell is, I believe, 25-years-old and will be hitting 26 this year. She's tiny too, like 5'1". It's insanely adorable.

I hate be spoiled, too. The whole point about watching a show is to anticipate what's going to happen next, as if I'm experiencing it along with the characters. Although with some shows I can manage knowing what's happening beforehand, but not with Veronica Mars for goodness sakes! Casting spoiler or not, did not need to know that! *grr, argh*

*hugs* What a wonderful and intelligent recap. Thanks for the fun reading time.

Thank you, sweetie! *hugs back*
Elise: born_butterflybehrbemine on March 26th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
Kristen Bell is, I believe, 25-years-old and will be hitting 26 this year.

Ooh, wow, she's got it bad... People think I look young for my age, but wow, she wins.

I hate be spoiled, too. The whole point about watching a show is to anticipate what's going to happen next, as if I'm experiencing it along with the characters.

Exactly! I keep getting spoiled for 'Gilmore Girls', and it's driving me crazy! I cover my eyes, and I'm like, I didn't want to know that, damn you!