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I am – Hercules!! As Valentine’s Day approaches, Sheriff Lamb tosses Veronica Mars in stir. This is what The CW has on the second “Veronica Mars” of sweeps:
No sooner has Wallace rejoined the Hearst basketball team, when the basketball coach, Tom Barry (guest star Matt McKenzie), is found dead. The coach's widow, Kathleen Barry (guest star Tracey Needham), hires Keith to investigate the murder of her husband and to clear her son, Josh (guest star Jonathan Chase), who is Sheriff Lamb's prime suspect. Logan is wallowing in self-pity after his breakup with Veronica, so Dick invites two girls over to cheer Logan up, but Logan gets stuck entertaining Heather (guest star Juliette Goglia), who is only 13 years old. Keith and Veronica discover that the alibis given by Mindy O'Dell (guest star Jamie Ray Newman, "E Ring") and Professor Landry (guest star Patrick Fabian, "Joan of Arcadia") do not match. Francis Capra, Tina Majorino, Chris Lowell and Julie Gonzalo also star.
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  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Hey, Veronica Mars...Fantastic

    by VanLingoMungo

    Sounds super.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Well, my work here is done...

    by VanLingoMungo

    Shot-blocking first posters like Mutombo. Enjoy your fine Veronica Mars program (wags finger).

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Just remember

    by VanLingoMungo

    Because all future first posting shot-blocks by me will be, simply, "Mutombo."

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Whoa, Wallace is back?

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    You'd think he were a regular cast member, or something.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Dean O'Dell's killer

    by Bob of the Shire

    His son. Spoilers. Bandwidth. Predictions.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Bobofthe Shire...

    by DanielKurland

    That's exactly what I was thinking after we got that brief scene of him last week. With all the wife/feminist/Landry speculation, I figured this would be the one curveball to it all, but maybe for once, the killer will actually be someone predictable. Neat that someone else thought it was the son too though.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    It's Tim Foyle

    by Hell_Bender

    The Deans killer.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    I'm all for the son too.

    by Squashua

    Not like that.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Great Show

    by NudeandAroused

    I love watching it. I don't care who killed teh Dean. I love all the characters.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I would have thought Tim Foyle would have been...

    by DanielKurland

    too obvious, but I suppose the stuff last week with how he is also investigating the murder could be about covering his track and taking care of witnesses rather than actually wanting to solve the murder. It for SURE isn't Landry though, as one of the upcoming CW descriptions says that Keith arrests him for the murder, and we know it won't be that simple.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST

    He just made such a scene at the Pi Sig party.

    by Hell_Bender

    It's like he wanted EVERYONE to notice that he was there that night. I mean, if i'd been in his position there i'd have been as discreet as possible to avoid the embarassment of everybody knowing about my Girlfriend's infidelity. As for motive, well he knew about Landry's affair and knew if the Dean found out it would be bad for Landry and he'd have to find somebody new to Boycrush on. It's not a solid motive but there might be enough there.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    So sad that this show won't make it

    by tie3456

    I only stumbled into it in the middle of the second season, but man is it great. The upcoming arch-less episodes and the shortened season pretty much signal its demise. Frakkin network idiots.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    So was that spot where the kid's dad was killed...

    by DanielKurland

    supposed to be EXACTLY the same as the bus crash last year? Or were they just two areas that looked identical?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Logan yelling at that girl was completely justified...

    by DanielKurland

    Sure, she had good intentions, but he was right. Also, Landry is an exact almagamation of Grissom and House. Even in voice. It's uncanny.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Also, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang references are always good...

    by DanielKurland

    And it's funny that an episode being billed as a Wallace episode has barely featured him.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Ending on a cliffhanger! You'd think this was season 1.

    by DanielKurland

    Pretty good episode. Big step up from last week.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Emmy, you're seriously gonna waste a series nom on the

    by Pennsy

    Sopranos for the borefest season 6.0 was? If VM is going out, it's going out with guns a-blazin'.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    This is the best series.

    by Hercules

    I warn you not to defy me.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Anybody think Weevil could kick the asses

    by Pennsy

    Of any of the PCHers, 2007 Edition with one arm tied behind his back?

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Sheriff Lamb's track record is so laughable

    by slder78

    the actor who plays him should really say something. I mean his character is the most weakly written. Yeah he's an idiot, we get it, but c'mon if a real sheriff had fucked up so many times in a public manner they'd be recalled. Unless, of course they live in the Murder, She Wrote Universe where incompetent law enforcement is not frowned on but actually expected.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Hell_Bender, I just read yuor thoughts on Foyle...

    by DanielKurland

    and that makes a lot of sense about why he made a scene. He assumedly also saw all of the plan a perfect murder assignments since he was Landry's assistant, so I'm sure he got an idea from that (weren't pieces of Veronica's assignment actually used in the Dean's "suicide"?)

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Hercules you are so wrong...

    by arrangedletters

    This was the best series. This season has had all the angst of Dawson's Creek, all the banter of According to Jim, and all the mystery of Murder she wrote. This show has embarrassed itself more than a barrel full of Buffy season 6's. Tonight however was the best it's been in a long time...also had the least amount of V onscreen, not a good sign.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Sneaky Josh

    by DS9-4ever

    So are we all assuming Josh has an allergy to peanut butter? Thus his escaping jail. Veronica's been had again! On a side note - PLEASE let this be the end of sulky moody Logan. I so miss his quips.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Poor Wallace

    by The Selecter

    An episode centered around the basketball team and he disappears after the first 10 minutes?!<br><br>But hey, Dick Casablancas actually has some brains!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:02 a.m. CST

    I bet Kristen Bell tastes like peaches

    by Itchy

    Mmm. I like peaches. I almost hope VM sputters to an end ... KBell needs to start challenging herself as an actress. With roles that involve gratuitous nudity and chick-on-chick action.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    1.8 rating/3 share...

    by Pennsy

    Ghastly, for such a good ep last night. Gilmore Girls is also circling the drain (3.4/5 when a year ago, and against the Winter Olympics, they drew a 4.5/6). Sad, this....

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    New to the Show (Sort of)

    by Flem_Snopes

    Okay. I am fairly new to this series. I have always liked the idea of it, but until the WB merged with UPN to make CW, I never had a UPN outlet on my cable system. Until this season, the only episodes I have seen were the four that CBS showed, and of course, there was no continuity.*****From what I have read here I have no doubt that the first season was probably stellar, and as soon as I get the money I’ll rent the first and second season DVDs. Seems like there was a slump in the second season, but I’ll judge for myself.*****Coming into this season, I am at a disadvantage because I haven’t seen the development of the characters over time. I really kind of hated Logan (until last night—more on that later) and the love for Wallace is kind of lost on me. And people are dismayed at how Weevil has been handled and I can’t comment on that. That being said, my impression of this season was of a series that knew what it needed to do, but didn’t really click except in spurts. The humor can be, but isn’t always, spot on, the mysteries are kind of simplistic (the first season would have probably been an improvement there because of the season-long arc) and it’s filled with characters that are supposed to be original and quirky, but aren’t quite, with a few exceptions. Veronica and her dad are real strong, that Dick character is hilarious and delivers his lines perfectly and the kind of nerdy girl, her name escapes me, is good too. At first she seemed like a clone of Willow, but she’s a little funkier and has been excellent lately.*****Last night, however, was the first night I could say everything worked for me. I laughed out loud several times. Dick’s “marriage” and the interaction between Logan and the little girl were perfect. The awkward scene in the elevator, well done. And the mysteries weren’t annoying, if not particularly engaging (it’s got to be the son that killed the principal, which is annoying since I think it’s been telegraphed). I got the sense that this was a show that, after trying to find its way for some time, was starting to hit its stride under a new set of network circumstances. Unfortunately, I don’t know if it’s enough to get renewed.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by NNNOOO!!!

    To get you up to speed: (1) You're supposed to hate Logan. He's a smug, spoiled creep... or was until he lost his balls this year. (2)Wallace was Veronica's only friend when she was a snarky outcast. Now that she's attained some respect he serves no purpose. (3) Weevil's main problem is he keeps getting fatter, and was never particularly threatening to begin with. (4)This week's ep is possibly the first time Dick has had anything to do with the main narrative, which is a neat trick for a character that's been featured in the opening credits since last year. (5)Mac deserves her own show.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Another small reason to suspect Foyle...

    by Hell_Bender

    ...on last night's show was O'Dells glowing reccomendation of Veronica to the FBI Internship. Obviously Foyle would be desperate for that opportunity as well and the Dean recommending Veronica would lower his chances of getting in. It's not exactly a smoking gun, but theres something there.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    nnnooo - you need to get up the speed

    by oisin5199

    You were only supposed to hate Logan the first season. Since then, he's become the flawed romantic hero. And Weevil was on 'roids (for an injury). Great ep last night - I don't know that Logan yelling at the girl was justified but it certainly was in character. What I liked better was his reaction when he found out that he was wrong and the girl was on prozac because of her parents divorce. So, who thinks that VM's FBI internship would make a great backdrop for season 4. Maybe they can bring back Lucy Lawless' FBI agent character since she's been boxed over at BSG. A little friendly competition (or rivalry)?

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by slappy jones

    i predict mars will be....let me is a bit blurry...what is the word coming to me....cancelled...AHA..i predict veronica mars will be cancelled this season

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    this title is a little misleading

    by BadMrWonka

    I thought I was going to see pictures of Veronica Mars smelly, striped hole...

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    The Sheriff and Dick...

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>...are the characters who most have the season 1 feel to me. They remind me of Logan when he was fun. But seriously, Veronica could probably have a good lawsuit against the sheriff after all that she's been accused of. And it's doubtful he'd even arrest her, having been through this time and again. I love how Wallace's basketball coach gets murdered and he's barely in the ep. I like characters like Wallace and Weevil, but if they're not fitting into the show, then replace them with people who would. Either that, or step up their characters in a way that would fit. I thought they were gonna do this with Weevil when he was working with the Mars'.</p> <p>I'd like to see a season four, and I'm going to assume this has been suggested here before (I only just started watching this year), but I'd almost like to see them do a prequel season to S1. Lily was such a great character and it would be a good way to bring Logan back to where he was character wise. I could do without Duncan and we'd be Wallaceless, but Wallace seems to be MIA this season anyway. It's not gonna happen, but it'd be nice.</p>