I also think Veronica and the teacher accused of statutory rape play love interests on Party Down? Not entirely positive because I don’t watch the show but it makes sense because it’s a Rob Thomas show. Still, kind of weird they’re playing student/teacher here and love interests later.
So yeah, I really liked this episode. Part of the reason is that there’s a lot of Veronica and Logan scenes and Logan is really sympathetic in here. Even Veronica starts to warm up to him and tells him at one point she would have "believed the story too." I think this episode goes a long way to getting her to warm up to him and it was nice to see how that played out on screen. I love when bad boys slowly turn into love interests (I may or may not have that in my novel) and it’s been interesting studying how that happens on the show.
There were 3 clear plotlines in this episode. I am studying TV pilot writing again for something I’m doing and so I was tracking the storylines and how many act outs there were, etc. Plot A, or the main story arc, is the Carrie Bishop vs Mr. Rooks case. Plot B is the Logan Echolls searching for proof that his mother is alive case. Plot C is Veronica looking for evidence about why Duncan might be at the doctor. All three plots were kept completely separate, never overlapping except during one flashback with Carrie Bishop where she discusses that Duncan was batcrap crazy. It does make me wonder why Veronica never followed up on that before? Anyway, I thought the episode did a really good job of giving us at least 3 beats per plotline and never feeling too confusing. It was well balanced. I never felt like I wanted one plotline to go away so I could focus more closely on the others.
Veronica does a lot of clever things in this episode, like how she manages to stay in the doctor’s office after hours. Though my parents have a doctor’s office and I don’t think it would be so easy to stay behind in their office.
I also wish Veronica had just a tad more of a concrete reason to believe the teacher was innocent in order to go to bat so heavily for him besides her just wanting him to be innocent. She’s usually not that trusting and is always very skeptical of things so I think she might have tried to help him while also wondering if maybe…the story was true. It had a really good twist at the end though!
What did you think?