So like, you guys? Remember that Scooby-Doo, Where Are You episode where Scooby got dognapped, and the Scoobs had to battle a witch doctor to expose a dognapping ring? Well, there's no witch doctor in this episode, but a dog does get kidnapped, belonging to some girl who looks like she auditioned for the "before" part in She's All That. That plot's pretty self-contained, and Veronica solves it rather easily, and with a happy ending. The remaining members of the Echolls family find out that Lynn left all her worldly possessions to Logan, so Trina hits him up for money for her indie-filmmaker boyfriend. Logan takes joy in snarkily refusing, but things turn darker when the b.f. smacks Trina around. Logan enlists Veronica to track the guy down, temporarily sublimating the tension left over from the last episode. They track him to dinner with Haaron, who literally beats Logan to the punch, and a lot of other things. You'll get a tee and a hee out of the music choice here, by the way. All this violence leads to more sharing between Logan and Veronica. And yes, the sharing includes lips, which elicits either a squee or a squee-ack, depending on your point of view. Veronica does come clean to Deputy Leo, though. Poor Marbles. Weevil breaks into Lilly's room and gets arrested. Duncan is still missing, causing Mommie Sneerest to show up for a high noon with Veronica that Keith cuts short. Veronica offers to find Duncan if Mommie Sneerest will drop the charges against Weevil. That doesn't really go anywhere, but Veronica does realize that Weevil succeeded in stealing something from Lilly's room, and she's clearly doubting his innocence in the murder. Finally, remember when Veronica surreptitiously had Keith's DNA tested? Apparently he thinks turnabout is fair play. Dude, three episodes left. I may need to watch them on Quaaludes, to prevent a cardiac event.
Mars Investigations. Veronica is quizzing Weevil in math. I don't distinguish which high-school level of math it is because it's about a fourth-grade problem. I have no issue with thinking that Weevil's in remedial math, just because I think the number of classes he attends can be represented by about the only calculus concept I still remember, which is "limit approaches zero." But given my strong feeling that Weevil understands somewhat advanced gambling concepts like vig and odds and other forms of probability, I'm not sure I buy him needing help with a simple multiplication problem, be it couched in percentages or not. Also, speaking of odds, it's too bad Weevil's a suspect and therefore not an objective source, or I'd get him to handicap a "Who Killed Lilly Kane" betting pool. Considering how active the forums are, I bet I could retire off the vig from that. Weevil asks for a pencil, and then mentions that he heard Duncan took off. Veronica bristles a bit and confirms that, and Weevil tells her that "the word" is that he left because Veronica accused him of killing Lilly. Given that Meg didn't seem to suspect that, the only people who it seems could be spreading the "word" are Logan and Weevil himself. Perhaps they decided together. It's worth noting here, though, that Weevil drops his trademark swagger for this exchange. The implication, for me, is that Weevil knows or at least suspects that Veronica is aware of his relationship with Lilly. Veronica denies responsibility for Duncan leaving, but Weevil does note that Veronica must not think that Koontz is the killer. Veronica's spared having to answer that when Keith enters and greets her. He addresses Weevil as "Eli," and Weevil answers with a respectful "Sheriff." Aw. Despite that little butter-up, Keith maintains a stony silence, and Weevil catches the snap and takes off. You'd think Keith would have more of a rapport with a guy who's sporting less hair on his head than he is. But no, Keith asks if he needs to recap his "concerned dad lectures." Well, as the professional here, I'm going to have to vote for giving that one a miss. Veronica says she's returning a favor, but Keith pointedly suggests she and Weevil call it even. Sorry, Keith, but she's got a lot more tutoring to do before their favor account balances. Perhaps when Weevil graduates from Oxford, they can talk. Hee hee. Weevil at Oxford. "Cheers for the diploma, guvnah! Fancy nipping off to the local pub and hoisting a quick pint in the spirit of celebration?" Veronica says she'll be at home, "with the only sane member of the Mars family." Keith: "The one who eats from the garbage and keeps bringing me dead birds?" I hope he's talking about Backup 2.0, because if that's what rehab did for Lianne, Veronica's got a case for a full refund.