There’s Got To Be A Morning After Pill. Veronica (Kristen Bell) is hired by Bonnie (guest star Carlee Avers, "Commander in Chief"), a promiscuous classmate, to find out who secretly slipped her the morning after pill, causing her to have a miscarriage. The investigation leads her to the office of Bonnie’s boyfriend, Tim Foyle (guest star James Jordan, "Without A Trace"), and while searching his computer, Veronica discovers Tim has uncovered a witness to Dean O’Dell’s death. Together, Keith (Enrico Colantoni) and Veronica visit Bonnie’s father, a well-known televangelist, Reverend Capistrano (guest star Chris Ellis, "Ghost Whisperer"). Veronica confronts Logan (Jason Dohring) about sleeping with Madison Sinclair (guest star Amanda Noret, "7th Heaven") while they were broken up. Percy Daggs, Francis Capra, Michael Muhney, Ryan Hansen, Tina Majorino, Chris Lowell and Julie Gonzalo also star. Tricia Brock directed the episode with story by Jonathan Moskin and David Mulei and teleplay by Jonathan Moskin, Phil Klemmer and John Enbom.
Please let this be better than the promos would have us believe.
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I’m starting to figure out what’s not working about the show for me right now. One thing is that I like V. brittle better than I like her vulnerable, which she is now. Despite the awesomeness of some of her relationships (the one with Keith primary among them), I think she’s a very hard-boiled character in some respects–like Marlowe or Sam Spade, jaded and sort of hopeless. In the first season this was masterfully done, such that when her facade finally cracked in the finale it was all the more scary because Holy Crap, Veronica’s lost her cool, this is really bad. I don’t know how easy it would have been to maintain that this long, but now it feels like we’ve lost it completely. I actually flashed on SMG as Buffy during the scene with Logan, and despite my love for all things Jossian, it wasn’t a good thing. Veronica (the show and the character) is not Buffy (ditto). The angst isn’t working for her character and it’s disintegrating Logan completely. There are other problems–the size of the cast making for long and frustrating absences is one–but that’s the one that’s eating at me most.
I think you’ve nailed it, Dave. This show is so frustrating right now (and really ever since season 1). Where was Mac?
Yeah, I agree. Good observation. I just feel that we’ve seen a lot of this before, too. Logan gets caught lying about some past indiscretion, Veronica freaks out, they break up, he goes on to do something stupid, they get back together, repeat. Did anyone else think that the Dean’s wife was being a little too nice to and dependent on Keith? Is there any romance there in the future? Or attempted romance?
Especially when they even mentioned the fact that it was Mac’s birthday.
Was anyone else slightly annoyed that it took Veronica almost the entire episode to realize that asking Weevil to steal and crush Madison’s car was wrong? Isn’t Weevil still on probation? Shouldn’t Veronica not encourage him to engage in criminal activity?
I did like that the Christians in this episode were not simply painted as cynical hypocrites. The roommate came off as sympathetic, although I guessed that she did it early on.
I still don’t get where they’re going with the Dean O’Dell mystery.
Oh, and yeah, I was wondering whether they weren’t trying to set something up between Keith and the Dean’s wife.
Oh, and how long has it been since we’ve seen Wallace? Or heard his name mentioned? Is he dead?
I don’t mind that Veronica is vulnerable or that Logan is shattered. But I do think in general that the show sacrifices its characters for temporary plot excitement and since the characters are really what I watch it for this is increasingly annoying.
Dick is a rapist, Weevil is an arsonist and murderer, Logan is whatever Logan is this week, and Veronica blackmails judges over relatively harmless sexual proclivities and entices Weevil back to his life of crime and yet has the gall to envy Dick for not having a moral compass. Are the writers even thinking anymore? It’s smallish in comparison but I really hated last week how Veronica told Max’s friends that he was still a virgin for no reason at all. I don’t blame her for the Madison freakout but in other ways large and small she’s just not a good person any more. She’s become a darker character than Logan, which could be really interesting if there were any sense that the show was doing it on purpose and not just for plot convenience.
And shouldn’t a show aimed partly at a teenage audience be really careful to get their post pregnancy med info right?
There were, as always, things in the episode that I liked. I still like Veronica and Logan and Weevil and Dick, but I have to self-induce amnesia in order to do so. Yes, Wallace is clearly dead. Worse — he never existed in the first place. We imagined him.
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