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I live in Seattle, am married, have two cats (one is a genius, the other insane), and am a mild-mannered copy editor by day. I love horseback riding, coffee, reading, TV, movies, music, playing (too much) World of Warcraft, and lying on the couch. This isn't a personal blog, but rather a place for me to vent about movies, TV shows, books, music, etc. Thanks for checking in!

Monday, May 01, 2006

I Thought Our Story Was Epic: Musings on Veronica Mars

I've been gone for too long--many apologies. (I had some personal stuff to take care of.) But I have a few musings on Veronica Mars that I wanted to share--and I want your opinions, too!

1. I've watched and rewatched the AlternaProm scene from "Look Who's Stalking" four times. God, it's fabulous--maybe the best scene from Veronica Mars ever, both seasons. It's funny, and touching, and well acted. *dreamy sigh* Dick is absolutely priceless (Ryan Hansen's a brilliant comedian); Mac is adorable; Veronica is that perfect combination of tough and vulnerable; and drunk Logan is funny and sweet and touching and sad at the same time. Oh, and "On the Lam:" so funny! Great dialogue and great acting all around.

2. I can't believe there's only two more episodes to go this season! Some things that need resolution: Who crashed the bus and why, obviously; what's going on with Beaver (and his "hold" over Dick--hahah, that sounds dirty); what's the connection between Lucky and the Mannings; why was Lucky stalking Gia; how did Veronica (and presumably Duncan) get chlamydia; how will Aaron/Kendall frame Duncan; when will we see Duncan again (remember, Teddy Dunn still has one episode left in this season's contract); will we ever see BackUp ever again...and I'm sure there are other things I'm forgetting. What are your unresolved Veronica Mars issues? We don't want any spy pens this year!

3. This is rampant speculation about the upcoming episode (not based on fact, just my opinion, but don't read if you don't want to know): I think Jackie's gonna die. Shot by Lucky.

4. Finally, here's the press release for tomorrow's episode, Happy Go Lucky (another great title). My comments are in purple.

AS AARON ECHOLLS' TRIAL COMES TO AN END, TENSIONS RISE AS A VERDICT IS ABOUT TO BE DELIVERED ON "VERONICA MARS," TUESDAY, MAY 2 ON UPN

"Happy Go Lucky" -- As Aaron Echolls' (guest star Harry Hamlin) trial is about to conclude, tensions rise as Veronica, Keith and Logan take the witness stand to testify against him, on VERONICA MARS, Tuesday, May 2 on UPN. Steve Gomer directed the episode from a script written by Diane Ruggiero. (Hooray, Diane is one of my favorite VM writers!)

Meanwhile, after Veronica finds a suspicious e-mail in Woody's (guest star Steve Guttenberg) computer, Keith turns to Sheriff Lamb with evidence to arrest Woody, but Lamb refuses, believing that Keith is trying to turn him into a laughing stock. (Is anyone surprised by this???) Also, to everyone's surprise, Neptune High's janitor Lucky brings a gun into school with the intent to find Gia.

Veronica Mars............................... Kristen Bell
Keith Mars............................. Enrico Colantoni
Wallace Fennel........................ Percy Daggs III
Logan Echolls............................ Jason Dohring
Eli "Weevil" Navarro.................. Francis Capra
Mac........................................... Tina Majorino

Jackie Cook.......................... Tessa Thompson
Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas...... Kyle Gallner

Aaron Echolls.............................. Harry Hamlin
Woody Goodman................. Steve Guttenberg
Terrance Cook............................. Jeffrey Sams

Sheriff Lamb.......................... Michael Muhney
Gia Goodman............................. Krysten Ritter

Leonard Lobo.......................... Gil Birmingham
Patrick Levoie.............................. John Prosky
Lucky......................................... James Jordan
Deputy Sacks......................... Brandon Hillock
Prosecution Lawyer........................
Gay Storm

Hart........................................ Michael Gaarde
Judge........................................... Annie Hinton
Judge Ferris.................................. Don Worley
Jurror (Foreman)........................ Shelley Wenk
Mrs. Goodman............................... Gigi Erneta

Older Boy........................ Jamen Nanthakumar
Reporter #1.............................. Lauren Krause
Reporter #2............................ Graham Sterling
Young Mother............................ Maria Valdez
Rodney Goodman ..................... Ian Brininstool (Ooooh, I'm assuming this is Gia's little brother?)

3 Comments:

Blogger John said...

I'm hoping for something out of left field, something stunning, like the return of Mama Echolls.

5/01/2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger Queen Kandis said...

I wouldn't mind knowing how the Fitzpatricks fit in with all of this craziness.

5/02/2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Good one, qk!

And I thought of another: What's going on with Wallace's dad? What's their relationship like?

5/02/2006 11:30 AM  

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