Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 22

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 22: Leave It to Beaver

Well, this is it … the last episode of the first season, where Veronica (and the viewers) finally find out who killed Lilly. Hang on, ’cause this one gets pretty wild. We start with Keith talking to a newspaper reporter, trying to convince him to write about Abel Koontz being innocent of Lilly Kane’s murder. The reporter is skeptical, but Keith gives him a file full of evidence and introduces him to Koontz’s alibi, the hooker named Cheyenne. The reporter says he’ll check things out. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 22”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 21

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 21: A Trip to the Dentist

This one deals with rape and there’s a lot of slipping stuff into people’s drinks without their knowledge, so if that kind of thing bothers you, you might want to skip this episode. It starts in Havana, Cuba, where Keith has managed to find Duncan by tracing the fake passport he used. (Interestingly, Duncan is reading the Globe & Mail, a Toronto paper; as far as I know, the show was filmed in California, not Canada. But Canada has always had trade with Cuba, and Canadians are allowed to travel there, so maybe the Globe & Mail is sold there.) Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 21”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 20

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 20: M.A.D.

This one starts with Veronica’s crappy car broken down in the school parking lot. Logan and a couple of his asshole friends come by and when his friends start talking crap about Veronica, Logan’s ready to defend her. But she and Logan agreed to keep their relationship a secret until they can figure things out, so Veronica makes fun of herself as she fixes her car to stop Logan from giving them away. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 20”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 19

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 19: Hot Dogs

This one starts with Veronica at the office helping Weevil with his math. Weevil asks about Duncan suddenly taking off (with $10,000 in cash) and about the rumours Veronica accused him of killing his sister, Lilly. Veronica denies that, but it’s obvious she thinks there’s more to Lilly’s murder than everyone believes. They’re interrupted by Veronica’s dad coming in. Being the former sheriff, Keith’s not too thrilled about his daughter hanging out with the local thug. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 19”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 18

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 18: Weapons of Class Destruction

This one starts with Veronica and Leo making out on her doorstep. Leo’s pretty brazen about wanting to come in for some hot sex, but Veronica puts him off by saying her dad’s home. I’m assuming she hasn’t told Leo about being drugged and raped last year. When she goes in, Keith is waiting up for her (while pretending not to, as fathers do). He’s acting a little weird and Veronica wonders if he’s got a problem with her and Leo, but it turns out Keith has been seeing someone too and wants to clue Veronica in, since he’s started to have real feelings for this woman. Who has Keith been dating on the sly? Only Alicia, Wallace’s mom. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 18”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 17

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 17: Kanes and Abels

Last episode, Veronica found out Abel Koontz has a daughter (Amelia DeLongpre), which explains why he took the fall for Lilly’s murder. The Kanes’ payoff wouldn’t mean much to Koontz (who’s dying of cancer), but if the money went to his estranged daughter, that would give him incentive to take the blame for something he didn’t do. Unfortunately, Jake Kane’s security chief (Clarence Wiedman) knows Veronica’s onto his shenanigans, so she has to find Amelia before Wiedman does. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 17”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 16

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 16: Betty and Veronica

At the end of last episode, Veronica tracked her mother to a diner in Barstow but got a shock when she spotted Clarence Wiedman (whose threats were the reason Lianne left her family in the first place) in the diner too. We’ll have to wait to see the immediate consequences of that scene, as the story jumps ahead in time a bit. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 16”