And I don't think he's completely wrong, there. (The timing of the grin also suggests that Capra might have broken character in the take, and they just decided to go with it.) But Veronica gets to the point about the Cookbook, saying that it was confiscated from his locker the first week of school. You know, another point that may seem nitpicky is that I can't imagine Clemmons intended to return this book to Weevil at all, so why keep it around? "Here you go, kid -- now that you're out of the school system, make all the bombs you want." Of course, if Clemmons is an evil genius, he could have used the book himself. I guess the lesson would be not to put ideas in a previously powerless factotum's head. Anyway, Weevil gets all warm that Veronica's accusing him of blowing up the bus, and Veronica in turn suggests that he wasn't on the PCH by accident. Well, considering that he was the leader of the PCHers, I'd think he'd have to meet certain quotas to keep his position. But Veronica's point is that he could have detonated the bomb unbeknownst to Veronica, since he knew when it would be in the right position. I'm getting a little tired of Veronica chasing these theories without thinking them through. I mean, Veronica, from her reactions and later descriptions, obviously wasn't actually in view of the bus when the bomb went off. So, why would Weevil, if he knew he was taking on this operation that required rather delicate timing, consent to give Veronica a ride? I mean, she might have seen him reaching for his cell phone. When you're pressed up that close against someone, it's hard to get away with using the phone. And it can get you in some serious trouble if you're caught. Also, I can't believe Weevil wouldn't have risked not being in visual range of the bus before detonating the bomb. But anyway, Veronica's idea is that Weevil and Cervando intended to take out the limo, but that because of the whole Dick's bag switcheroo, they took out the bus instead, and put the stinky rat on the bus to drive the rich kids into the limo. If you believe that Liam's comment to Thumper about the duct-tape was significant, you know this isn't true. Weevil asks what Veronica thinks his motive could be, and she says that he intended to kill Logan, who was supposed to be on the trip. Well, the good news is that this finally settles the meaning of Logan's famous "I'll miss you" line. He was going to go on the trip, but seeing Veronica and Duncan all kissyface made him change his mind. Don't completely blame him, there. But if Veronica hadn't lost me already on this theory, the idea that Weevil would kill Logan puts it over the edge. I mean, Felix-killer or not, who else is Weevil going to compare cojones with? Seriously, though, I can't believe Veronica could really give any credence to this theory. The execution of the crime, especially given the collateral damage, is just completely unlike Weevil, in my opinion. (Yes, I know he did some good planning in "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough," but STILL.) But we can't let that get in the way of Veronica's snarkily dismissing Weevil into the opening credits.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A- | 743 USERS: B-
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