This week's episodes finally deal with Veronica's roofie and rape at Shelly Pomroy's party. Turns out it was everyone and no one, which is, we suppose, in keeping with Veronica Mars' various themes. The mystery puts a strain on V's ever-growing relationship with Logan, who himself seems to have doubled-down on being Team Veronica. We also get some nice Wallace scenes, as per usual, and Weevil coming to the rescue. Duncan is also around fresh from Cuba, and he is not taking the reveals of what happened at the party and L/V's relationship too well. Welcome back, D!
Mary's season-long Logan grudge is tested this week as the Veronica/Logan relationship kicks into gear. Spoiler alert: Mary remains skeptical. These episodes also test our patience with Veronica herself, as her selfishness and single-mindedness are put in the spotlight. This brings a discussion of the heroines of our two reviewed shows, Veronica Mars and Buffy Summers, and their ideas of justice and empathy. Additionally, 90s heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas shows up to 21 Jump Street Neptune High.
Alli and Mary discuss how surprising it is that the show lacks focus on Veronica's sexual assault on the party, particularly as it relates her to relationship with the male and female students at the school. In that vein, Veronica and Logan continue to return to a friendly relationship, V pulls through for Wallace in an over the top school prank war, and Veronica tries and fails to run with the big boys at Kane software. Is it weird that head of Kane security and adult grown man Clarence Wiedman has a 17-year-old nemesis? You decide.
Special guests Anie and Katie join us this week to chat beer varieties and review Veronica Mars episodes Mars Vs. Mars and Ruskie Business. In plot lines that do not hold up well, we have Parks and Rec alum Adam Scott as a skeezy teacher Veronica tries to defend against Gossip Girl alum Leighton Meester. Not V's most shining moment. Elsewhere, Logan and Veronica set aside differences to investigate Lynn Echolls' potential suicide. This brings us our very first Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor: hey, it's Willow! We'll drink to that.
Fun drinking rule this week: take a shot every time we talk about Leo "Marble Mouth" Schmidt. Cheers!