I'll be curious to hear fan reaction with regard to Logan. There are two diametrically opposed factors in play. Fans tend to react badly to people who do Veronica wrong, but they've been mostly quick to forgive Logan his many lapses in judgment, morality, etc. Where will this one land? Sleeping with Madison is certainly gross. But a guy getting drunk on vacation in the middle of a heartbreak? I can forgive Logan. I just don't know whether this particular audience will.
I'll tell you this the level of "bad behavior" I would accept from Logan today is smaller today that it was in Season 1 -- I would never have Logan organize a bumfight today. But sleep with a girl on vacation when he's heartbroken? I'm interested in testing that water.
Here's another thing that I think is so absolutely true-to-life that I think people may harp on -- I think the false relationship breakup/restart thing happens more often than it doesn't. I'm afraid that the audience will think I'm jerking them around, trying to have it both ways, which I'm absolutely not -- I'm trying to play the reality of relationships, and it's funny, because Logan and Veronica do have that moment of bliss when they get back together, where it's like, okay, we've realized how badly we need each other, but then this news drops, and Veronica can't process it. I wouldn't be able to process it. Or at least twenty-year-old Rob wouldn't be able to. Who am I kidding? Thirty-year-old Rob wouldn't handle it well, either.
Keith arrives at the Widder Dean's place with Backup to ask who was driving which car the night Dean Ed died. Widder Dean confirms that she normally drives the mini-van, but that she and Dean Ed switched cars that weekend. She looks down -- not meeting Keith's eyes -- and scratches her neck, adding, "Cyrus needed the van to haul his son's drum kit around while I was out of town." Keith notes the lack of eye contact. She's totally lying. Keith declines the Widder's offer of coffee, and thanks her for the info before leaving.
Hearst campus. Dick quietly scams on chicks. Veronica sidles up next to him and quite loudly announces, "So! Bonnie Capistrano tells me you knocked her up and blew her off." "Yeah," Dick responds (is it just me, or have they made him incredibly nasal all of a sudden? Are they subtly trying to make him over into a geeky goofball instead of the sociopath he's been for the past two seasons?), "whatever happened with that?" Veronica suggests that Dick wears his hair all Beach Blanket Bingo to cover up the 666 on his scalp. Dick explains patiently that he told Bonnie to get a paternity test: "I'm not here to help her turn a profit." "I just feel like you have this wadded-up Maxim magazine where your heart is supposed to be," Veronica tells him. Dick scoffs that she's one to talk about being heartless, pointing out that she's running out of "rich bachelors' heads to mess with." Veronica tightens her face as Dick goes on: "Is it some sort of weird sport for you? You know, breaking dude's hearts? What -- you put another notch in your lipstick case?" I think Dick of all people could relate to notches and weird sports. Finally, Veronica announces, "Logan slept with Madison when you guys were in Aspen." Dick's face falls momentarily, and he looks away quickly before swallowing hard and scoffing, "And?" He scoffs wordlessly again, but then looks down and looks pissed. Veronica apologizes, "Sorry. Dick. Probably shouldn't have." She's all stilted, because who would be used to apologizing to Dick Casablancas? "What, me worry?" Dick says normally, and then sort of shouts, "Can we be done? I've got things to do." Again with the nasal -- what's going on? Dick looks around quickly and adds, "Redheaded things," before bounding after some chick named Nadia, who notes, "There's my big dumb blond!" Dick grins at Nadia, who has already started walking without him. Dick stutter-steps to catch up with her and walks sideways so that he can look at her before throwing an arm around her shoulder and looking back at Veronica triumphantly. Veronica VOs how liberating it must be not to have a moral compass.