The Mystery Case: Weevil's Payback and the Woody Goodman Conspiracy
Finally, Weevil has returned! This episode is very Weevil-centric, focusing on his strong feelings of avanging the death of Felix and getting major payback upon Thumper. He wants to take immediate action of proving the involvement Thumper has with the Fitzpatricks and the plot against Felix (along with framing Logan Echolls in the process), though doesn't want to do anything he'd regret before realizing there might be an easier, and legal, way of revealing this murder mystery. Thus, he goes to Veronica for help. Their interaction in the beginning left me giggling and grinning because they are so darned cute; from the friendship chemistry to joining alliance together, they make a great partners in crime. I love them, really I do. So, Veronica agrees to help Weevil out --- even going to Logan for background information on the Mexican guy that actually saw him on the bridge, and relaying the lowdown with Molly Fitzpatrick and her relationship with Felix.
That scene with Molly and Weevil during lunchhour probably was one of the memorable scenes of this episode. Just from Weevil's outburst, filled with great amount of emotion and anger --- I just about jumped back from surprise and awe, and my heart breaking because dude, his voice was filled with so much hardcore emotion. If I didn't already love Weevil, this moment sure as hell would've won me over.
After dealing with a planted microphone in the yellow toy truck Weevil presented Molly (as a tribute to Felix), they finally have a slight-confession of the Fitzpatrick ring attached to the bus crash. Though Sheriff Lamb, however, isn't necessarily best at recieving such things unless with legitimate evidence. As I understand that fact, Lamb totally dismisses the recording and sends Veronica and Weevil on their merry way. While Veronica has more ideas, Weevil is done with the law-side of solving the case; instead, he takes matters in his own hands, using excellent stradegy and pre-planning without getting caught by Thumper of the Fitzpatricks in the process.
My only confusion is whether Weevil really did set Thumper up to be killed, or if Thumper is really dead or if that's a mislead. The confessional scene in the end was sweet and touching, nevertheless I am wondering on what actually happened with the building exploding, the motorcycle, and the tied-and-bound Thumper in the bathroom.
The Woody Goodman situation. I am still convinced that the Goodman's have something to hide, whether if they are responsible behind the bus crash, or if they are working with the Fitzpatricks, or vice versa, or perhaps the Fitzpatricks are having a deal with Woody Goodman or somesuch. Also, the digital video recording of inside the Goodman's home; because of Keith's suspicions and copying the disk, I'm thinking that Keith suspects something is definitely not right with Woody and his business at all. Plus, Woody's reaction to Logan winning the Neptune High 'Freedom Essay' contest was quite a simple gesture that he was both surprised and unaware that Logan Echolls would be inside his office.
Though, I am wondering what Logan has planned now (i.e. the signature stamp).
The Relationships: Sadie Hawkins Revolution
Man, this episode had relationship makers and breakers, didn't it? First up, Jackie and Wallace; granted, episodes ago I would've been yelling at Wallace to find someone else because Jackie wasn't worth his time or air. But now, I'm actually liking her character. Her decency is shining, especially when she brushed Wallace off when he spontaneously kissed her in the parking lot. "You're making me become the person I don't want to become. So, stop." That line was perfectly delivered, I thought.
Though the tradegy has to hit the floor: Cassidy and Mac. Understandably, Cassidy may have insecurities due to his nervousness about being in a relationship. The pressure his asshole of a brother places on him on getting with a girl, could be one problematic issue. Another could be because he doesn't want to have a competition between him and his brother, between getting intimate with a girl and having it ruined from something. Honestly, I don't blame Cassidy if these are true; with a brother like Dick you have to have precautions, especially with those you sincerely like. Though I feel horrible for Mac, because she kept thinking it was because she was doing something wrong. True, admitting she went to Veronica about their relationship was a uh-oh of a slip, though Cassidy did overreact just a tad. Le sigh, can't these two kids just resolve this and get back with their uber cuteness? Like, seriously.
Veronica and Logan. Yes, they danced. Yes, they worked and had more screentime together. Yes, it is all about the chemistry. Yes, I do like them together. No, I don't care about the rapid fangirls squeeing --- I like them together, that is true, but I am not insanely fanatic about it. Thank you very much. Moving onwards now....
The Shiny Pretties!
+ Dudes, this was the first episode ever without the VMVO (Veronica Mars Voiceover).
+ Veronica's hair. It was very pretty and adorable, particularly in the beginning of the episode. Me likes, lots.
+ Veronica and Weevil interaction. Weevil asking Veronica for help, Veronica's jump of anticipation, Weevil correcting her "gangster sign" mistake as it was "scout's honor" (hee!).
+ Weevil, looking fine as ever. YAY for returning, we missed you!
+ FLASHBACK, with Felix! Aww, I miss Felix.
+ Keith Mars is of the awesome. Me loves some Daddy Mars.
+ "Once I pick losers, you're the only one." HEE!! Oh, how I do enjoy the Veronica and Lamb snarkage.
+ The scene between Gia and Logan was funny.
+ "Golly Miss Molly" Hee.
+ Weevil totally OWNS, like whoa.
+ "This face? Right here? My 'over the moon' face." I love Veronica.
Overall: Completely and totally enjoyed this episode. It was Weevil-centric, how could I not love it? I'm just hoping there's more of him in the future, and if (and when) we do get a third season he should be focused on a lot more. Seriously. I want more Weevil.
Next Week's Episode: Again, I say, trippy. Veronica is seeing dead people! I am looking forward to seeing this episode, but, alas, I will be out of town when it premieres on it returns to Tuesday nights (and competing against House, EEP!)