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April 18th, 2006


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11:04 pm - Your Wish Is My Shift-Command
BART is oddly relaxing. This has been your sentence.

Whoa, that was bus-crash-tastic. Where to begin?

Well, we can start with: um, that was totally Dick's shirt.

Also, someone on TWoP was JUST asking about Thumper's paddle, and I was all set to remark, "Looks like we have another spy pen on our hands!" But no! It's totally important!

Shit, Klemmer tied all the plots together too much so that it's all confusing. He was a little weak on the stuff that couldn't connect as well, like the Wallace/Jackie stuff; that led to an awkwardly placed passport scene that I appreciated anyway because Cute As a Bug Manager was back!! Aw, she's pretty.

Blah blah blah Wallace and Jackie blah blah blah. If she's going to the Sorbonne and not following Wallace to Hearst, what was her purpose this year? Frickin' UPN. And what about those pills, huh?

Mac was great. I don't care what Veronica says; I liked her computer humor.

I must hand it to the writers: they made a pretty good argument for Weevil, even though it can't be him. I don't know why I never, all this time, thought about the fact that the LIMO might have been the target, and the rat was placed not to keep the poor kids on the bus but to get the rich kids IN THE LIMO. Veronica's pointed barb, "Wouldn't you want to kill the guy who killed Felix?" was spot on, although it was hard to tell whether she actually knew what had happened to Thumper. Surely, she knew what Plan B entailed, right? And the interesting thing is...she's pretty much condoning it by not telling anyone. I'm not sure how I feel about that, and I wonder if that's relevant to the ending, which was kind of weak in a way (if she had given him the name, on the other hand, that would have been sweet...except again with the not being sure how I feel about that).

Keith said "detectiving"!! Hee hee hee hee.

Okay, here's how it is: I daresay Weevil has had a more interesting character arc this year than Veronica. It's been said before, of course, that Weevil is this year's Veronica, since he's been trying to find the murderer of a close friend and he gets kicked out of his special club and he makes out with Logan and whatnot. But I love how far he's come, how he's reacted to his outcast status. He bails the PCHers out, and then he doesn't take them back. They made their choice. He doesn't believe Hector's bullshit. He doesn't need them anymore. He is Eli fucking Navarro, Esquire, yo, and you cannot count on his vote this year.

What was with that black-eyed white kid being a PCHer, though? I thought brown skin was a requirement.

The gun fake-out annoyed me because it was clearly audience misdirection; I can't think of a valid reason for Veronica to actually tell her dad, "I think someone's going to get shot," when she knows the gun isn't loaded. Note: that Veronica took the bullets out of the gun without our knowing was totally cool.

Liam Fitzpatrick is a pretty sweet villain, I must say. He's a nice, ruthless badass who will beat the crap out of you or throw you into the ocean, whichever suits his fancy at the hour.

Gia! What did you do to your hair?!?! (Also, Woody called to get her location. So he also would have known where the bus was. GODDAMN YOU, RED HERRINGS! No, really, this episode blew the whole case wide open by removing some of those pesky restrictions and assumptions we'd been working with until now.)

All right. Kendall has become our prime suspect, and with good cause. It's awesome that she's turned out to be much more than the trophy wife, a real femme fatale, as it were. One thing: wasn't her old name supposed to be Lacey Shifflet?

Also, I'm calling it right now: Priscilla Banks is Ashley Banks's mom. She could also be the mom of Cervando, who TOTALLY KILLED FELIX.

So Kendall's got a record, and she's been pulling a Sawyer, so was Big Dick part of a long con? One that appears to have failed? She's mixed up with the Fitzpatricks, just like EVERYBODY IN NEPTUNE OMG. Seriously, you guys, if they'd thought up the Fitzpatricks last year, they would have killed Lilly Kane. And been Veronica's father. Yes, all of them.

I don't know what to think anymore! Will everything lead back to the Fitzpatricks? Will the bus crash turn out to have been accidental, a product of an attempted hit on someone in the limo? Was a bomb really the best and most efficient way to go about doing this? AND WHAT'S WITH GIA'S HAIR?!?!
Current Mood: confusedintrigued
Current Music: Kendall Payne - Supermodels [in my head]

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From:idreamofpeace
Date:April 19th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
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I am just so confused about everything that my head hurts. A lot.
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:April 19th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
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I thought her old name was "Kendall Lacey Shifflet."

I also love that Kendall's affair with Logan now seems to have had much less to do with him being a hottie and more to do with her totally knowing exactly what she's doing.

I am with you on Ashley Banks.

And, like Dick, Gia's hair is the bastard child of Satan. But, piano lesson! Pick up Rodney! Rodney caused the bus crash! I'm telling you! He has weird powers! Oh... wait, that's Walt.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
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Dude! Do you think the Logan affair was tied to the Fitzpatricks framing him for Felix's murder? I'm...not sure how, exactly...but cool!
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From:snoopypez
Date:April 19th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
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I liked Gia's hair..

I like the idea of Weevil making out with Logan more, though. ;D

What was totally Dick's shirt? ::feels stupid::
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
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In Clemmons's confiscation basket, the shirt that said...I forget, like, "Smell It, Bitches," or something like that. And damn, this would be the perfect comment for which to use _jems_'s awesome new Dick icon.
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From:holly96
Date:April 19th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
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Klemmer tied all the plots together too much so that it's all confusing.
I was confused a number of times. I was chatting with sinca, and the word "confused" was used frequently. I did not see any of that stuff with Kendall coming, at all. I mean, I knew there must be more to her, but that totally caught me off guard.

Liam Fitzpatrick is a pretty sweet villain, I must say.
I love Liam. A lot. If there's a way for him to be around at all next season, I could totally get behind that.

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From:alliterator
Date:April 19th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
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Dude, Jackie's pills are definitely this season's spy pen. Only, you know, not as important, because there wasn't a whole cliffhanger ending where Jackie gave Veronica an empty bottle of pills.

I loved Weevil in this episode, but the more and more I think about it, the more I think he's going to bite it at the end of the season. Look: he's only in high school so he can graduate and appease his grandmother. He's not going to Hearst or any college. He sincerely pissed off the Fitzpatricks and isn't part of the PCHers anymore. He was pretty much the reason Thumper is dead. He has had an awesome character arc, too, which totally leads me to believe he's going to die. But God I hope I'm wrong.
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From:80sfiend
Date:April 19th, 2006 09:11 am (UTC)
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No!!! Stop thinking that...you are EVIL for putting that thought into my head...no killing Weevil...if that happens, RT will be GOING DOWN. Seriously. That is all. :)
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From:upanashad
Date:April 19th, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)
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You didn't mention the whole thing abot Duncan and the the new murder weapon. Well, I can't blame you for not wanting to touch that one.

And I totally didn't notice Gia's hair.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
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I was going to mention the thing about Duncan, but it didn't end up fitting. And besides, there's not much to say besides, "Well, now we know what Kendall wanted with Duncan's hair."

Really, why would Duncan's hair be on the murder weapon? Do they think he bashed Lilly's head in and then wiped the sweat from his brow WITH THE BLOODY OSCAR?
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From:petunia846
Date:April 19th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
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and he makes out with Logan and whatnot
Snort.

I can't think of a valid reason for Veronica to actually tell her dad, "I think someone's going to get shot," when she knows the gun isn't loaded.
But did she know Keith was in the house at first? I could be totally wrong, but I didn't think she knew he was there at first, so she could have been thinking that whoever was inside would end up shooting Liam. Meh. Who knows.

Also, that scene totally creeped me out and I had to sleep on the couch with the tv on. I'm such a scardy cat.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Oh, good point about her thinking someone in the house might shoot Liam. Except...I still can't see her using that sort of language. She really doesn't care if Liam gets shot. Not in a visceral, "oh noes!" way, at least.
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From:tiggz
Date:April 19th, 2006 10:59 am (UTC)
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The gun fake-out annoyed me because it was clearly audience misdirection; I can't think of a valid reason for Veronica to actually tell her dad, "I think someone's going to get shot," when she knows the gun isn't loaded.

well...the homeowner could have had a gun. she didn't know who lived there and just assumed that Liam was breaking into some random person's house.

Well, we can start with: um, that was totally Dick's shirt.

*snerk* totally.

Gia! What did you do to your hair?!?!

i like it. *shrug*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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well...the homeowner could have had a gun. she didn't know who lived there and just assumed that Liam was breaking into some random person's house.

Heh. See my comment to petunia846 above. It's a valid concern, but I still think it's intentionally misleading as opposed to cleverly misdirecting.

I didn't even recognize Gia at first with her new hair. Eep.
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From:beardoggx
Date:April 19th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
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I left my thoughts on the episode on my LJ.

I don't think that Big Dick had anything to do with it, and that he was conned by Kendall. I think that Kendall planned to kill Dick and Beaver for the life insurance from the start, though she would have needed plenty of help(that's where the Fitzpatricks come in).
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From:r_a_l_i_g_h
Date:April 19th, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
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WORD to your whole Weevil paragraph. I've ALWAYS loved him, but it seemed like the character wasn't used to the full potential much of the time. (see: spy pen, the)

And been Veronica's father. Yes, all of them. Hee! Yes.
From:babsonite
Date:April 19th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
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Do you get the title of the episode? Where is the relevance?
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From:tophatter2
Date:April 19th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
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Never Mind the Bollocks is an album by the Sex Pistols. The shift to "Never Mind the Buttocks", I'd say, refers to the mooning of the limo.
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From:spadada
Date:April 19th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Since my name didn't actually appear in the episode, I am taking this as my shout-out: Keith said "detectiving"!! After the webcast I did say that it was my new favorite Rob word. (Course I still love jazzed. Did you see the icon Rae bought my soul with?)

Kendall was so different, right? She was dark and strong instead of bright and bubbly. I liked the subtle shift. (And she is TOTALLY Ashley's mom. Hee.)

What was with Gia's hair? I couldn't stop asking my TV. And why didn't V catch the Woody remark - link that with the hanger belonging to him and you've got quite a Veronica spec. You know, the kind you threaten people with? You know, like your FRIENDS. Poor Weevil. He doesn't hold it against her though. I loved the way he said, "You're unbelieveable" with equal parts admiration and disgust (not to mention the subtextual lust).

I also love Weevil's arc. I had no real interest in him last year - he was comic relief mostly - but I have been all about him since Ahoy Mateys (and sadiekate's W/V/L fic). Another great FC episode last night. And it doesn't matter to me that Weevs set Thumper up to get crushed. It's not about whether or not I like him. I believe it happened and I understand his motivations. That, along with everything you mentioned and more, makes him my favorite character this year... Is Weevil gonna go to college now that's he's not in a gang? Hearst has a scholarship program for murderers, right?

I fastforwarded through the Wallace/Jackie scenes on rewatch and watched the Mac scenes twice! So ITA. Any idea on WTF the title meant?

BART goes under water. It is not only relaxing, it is impressive.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Since my name didn't actually appear in the episode,

Aw, was this the one it was supposed to be in? I didn't see it. You'll have to ask Rick where he put it, so you at least know where the camera SHOULD have found it.

And it doesn't matter to me that Weevs set Thumper up to get crushed. It's not about whether or not I like him.

Oh, it doesn't matter to me either. I think it's very Weevil. It does concern me, however, that Veronica doesn't seem to give it a second thought. She's the one that's supposed to be all about justice and the law and shit.

I fastforwarded through the Wallace/Jackie scenes on rewatch and watched the Mac scenes twice! So ITA.

The Mac scenes were definitely twice as good as the Wallace/Jackie scenes. Probably more.

Any idea on WTF the title meant?

I didn't get it at first either, but, as usual, TWoP set me straight. Look above you at tophatter2's comment for the answer. I would tell you in this comment, but then you wouldn't get to see his hot Neko Case icon.
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From:burntspaghetti
Date:April 19th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
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What was with that black-eyed white kid being a PCHer, though? I thought brown skin was a requirement.
Since Rob's original Pilot script had Vietnamese guys as PCHers I don't think it's too much of an issue. Though they really haven't demonstrated the multiculturalism of the PCHers much on screen that I can recall.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's a good point. We actually saw that Vietnamese guy at least once. But I still feel like there'd be some sort of No Whiteys Allowed rule.
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From:raelee
Date:April 19th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
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AND WHAT'S WITH GIA'S HAIR?!?!

Seriously. When she first stopped V in the hall, I had to look again to be sure it was her.

The Kendall stuff seems way too obvious. There's either more there or this was all set up to misdirect us while revealing other information that will play into the "real" solution. Still, it does have me wondering how much everyone knows about Kendall. If Dick SR didn't know who she was, he was way more trusting than I'd expect from someone who was running a massive REIT scheme. Or, as you said, was Kendall pulling a Sawyer and making Dick Sr think she was helping with the con as she ran her own. I'm warming to the idea that Beav knows exactly who Kendall is and is using that against her.

She could also be the mom of Cervando, who TOTALLY KILLED FELIX.

DUDE, CERVANDO MURDERED FELIX ON THE BRIDGE WITH THE KNIFE.

Wait, the mom of Cervando? Kendall? Ok, I just creeped myself out some more because I have realized that Kendall shaved some years off her age which means Duncan's reasoning for why it wasn't so bad for Logan to be doing her was faulty. Eww. Not that this would bug Logan but that's just wrong.

I don't know what to think anymore!

Ditto, although I can't shake the feeling that we're getting hit with a lot of smoke screens to throw us off.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I didn't recognize Gia at first either, but her voice was familiar.

I agree with you on Kendall, and I hadn't stopped to think what everyone knows. I think you're right in that Beaver might know, but was Big Dick duped? What was the endgame here? Hell, what was the startgame?

I'm sure these are smoke screens because Rob wants us to be surprised, but holy GOD, are they being convincing this year. I thought the "Kanes and Abel's" fake scenarios were kind of lame and superficial, so I didn't even really consider their validity, you know?

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