Did the woman of VERONICA MARS not learn anything from the Hearst Rapist? Last season, Mac’s boyfriend (Beaver, err Cassidy) turned out to be a wee bit crazy to say the least, and the first half of this season featured a serial rapist terrorizing the College Campus — yet Veronica and Parker were all to quick to shut the door and leave defenseless Mac with some random guy [who may be a criminal!] in their dorm room! Come on girls, smarten up!
Female stupidity aside, I was thrilled with last nights January premiere of VERONICA MARS, and the return of the super-slueths, Veronica, Mac and now apparently Parker (what exactly does she study anyways?). Who’d have thought Parker would have the best line of the night when she tried to encourage her new posse to open up their dorm room for the floor party, “We’re approaching critical pathetic mass if the girl who most wants to host gentlemen callers is the most recent victim of a sexual assault.”
Speaking of the party eh, I absolutely loved Veronica and Mac’s interpretation of Canada. As a fellow Canadian, I do feel it’s my duty to pass along a few things that were missing: snow, a mention of hockey, a Canadian Beer (Molson Canadian) and of course — a reference to Celine Dion.
Over on the mystery front, I really enjoyed watching Keith question Professor Landry about the murder/suicide of Dean O’Dell. My one issue though, did he really think Professor Landry wouldn’t know who he is? Thanks to his very public history as the former Sheriff of Neptune, Keith is probably one of the most recognizable faces in town. How did this not occur to him? I also don’t think Professor Landry killed Dean O’Dell — like all MARS mysteries, the professor is far too obvious a choice. That said, Professor Landy is obviously very smart, and it would be fascinating to set him up as somewhat of a nemesis to Keith. It will be very interesting to see what other suspects are woven into the story.
A final thought: Does anybody not want to own their own monkey after that episode? I’d name mine Mac — if I didn’t already have a dog with that same name [see pics]. Tina Majorino completely rocks and it’s so nice to see her back on VERONICA MARS.