Good news: Cliff is back. Bad news: Wallace is still gone, and Keith loses the election. Hey, we're all used to election disappointments by now. Duncan has a party, at which Dick forgives Logan for nailing Charisma, because you know he totally would have done the same. Dick celebrates by hitting on Gia at Duncan's party, but the real fun starts when Sacks shows up to arrest Logan for Felix's murder after the dude from the bridge finally makes an appearance. Meanwhile, Abel Koontz winos his way to Mars Investigations and asks Veronica to track down his daughter Amelia. Veronica's investigation leads her to another happy reappearance (Clarence Wiedman), and a new appearance (Joss Whedon). And the Buffy crossovers keep on coming. Less happily, Veronica finds Amelia's corpse in an ice machine. Cold. Veronica and Wiedman team up, and that's not a duo I'd want to take on any time soon. Veronica sits with Koontz on his deathbed without telling him about his daughter. "Sympathy For The Devil" surprisingly doesn't play. Cliff represents Logan, which lands Logan in a cell with his father. Maybe he should have spent some money on a single room. Haaron claims that Duncan must have killed Lilly, but Logan doesn't quite believe him, what with the whole trying-to-kill-Veronica thing. Logan quickly gets out on bail, prompting the PCHers to set the Echolls house on fire. Allegedly. Logan retaliates by buying Weevil's grandmother's house. Also, Logan moves in with Duncan. Threeway! Lamb drags the bus wreckage out of the ocean, but when Keith asks him what he found, Lamb tells him about Veronica's name on the dead guys' hand. Whoops. Veronica tells Keith what she knows about the dead guy, leading Keith to pay Haaron a somewhat menacing visit. Keith's next visit is to the bus, wherein he finds a rat duct-taped under a seat. DUN DUN DUN! Well, we kind were expecting a bomb, but still.
Before I start, for anyone who isn't up on these things, the title pays homage to one of Rob Thomas's "young adult" books, Rats Saw God, which I can say from personal experience is a great read. There aren't any literal rats in it, though, so I'm sure we can expect not to see any tonight.
Chez Mars. Hey, it's nice of the Mars family to invite all those extras over to watch the result of the sheriff's election! It's not the easiest thing to find social engagements when you're not allowed to talk. VMVO tells us the election is a nail-biter, as we get a long-overdue look at Cliff, who's dealing with the suspense by drinking whatever's available. And given that Lianne stocked the Mars liquor cabinet, I'd imagine he's going to wake up with one bear of a hangover. VMVO adds that her attempts to get in touch with Wallace have failed, as Keith tries to put a brave face on things, saying they own "the straggler vote." Cliff asks Veronica for another drink, but Veronica tells him that they're out of gin. Cliff: "I'm not particular." Heh. The newscaster informs us that Lamb has pulled ahead by a percentage point, eliciting unappreciative non-SAG groans from the crowd.
Lamb is sucking on a stogie at the sheriff's office when a bespectacled dude catches him and tells him he made the anonymous call from the bridge. Lamb takes a long moment to stare at him, which I appreciate, since he's totally not the same guy we saw on the bridge in Logan's flashback. Then again, Logan's visual acuity may have been impaired by all the boots to the temple and such.
Neptune Grand. Duncan is having a party. Dick runs into Logan and is all, "Dude. My stepmom?" Is he asking how he Logan could do this, or how Charisma was? I mean, this is Dick we're dealing with here. Logan apologizes, and Dick affably says it's no big deal; besides, he totally would have hit Lynn back in the days before she, er, gave herself back to nature. Logan's delivery of "Great" is hilarious, and he then asks if there are no hard feelings. Dick: "You know, she gave me a few." Now I have to update my "Top Ten Personal Hells" to include endless exposure to the comic stylings of Dick Casablancas. The look on Logan's face suggests that I'm not alone. Nonetheless, that went pretty easily. I think Beaver will be a tougher sell. (Make your own joke here.)