Thoughts, plenty o' thoughts on Plan B.
Sigh, okay, I'm gonna be a little negative here, sorry. At first I thought it was cool that Veronica went to look at his essay, but taking in her almost annoyance when his name was announced, I figured it would be so she could read it and say he plagerized. And of course, she did. And I am really annoyed about that because (a) Dude there is no way a whole essay could have been written based on a few quotes from a film. Not possible, so he DID write it. And (b) Easy Rider?!!? What are they trying to do here? Logan uses the same moves/words on all the girls?!? Ugh. I'm fanwanking that there are just certain things that Logan does with girlfriends and we never saw him and Lilly really as bf/gf, Caitlin was one episode and with Veronica, they were hiding it and then we didn't see any of their dating because it took place over the summer (grr), so ... no, it's still annoying. I hate Hannah and I hated every second of that storyline from a shipper point of view so much. So many small things that were just little daggers into my LoVe shipper heart. Fortunately, this episode just completely confirmed that Logan so totally did NOT fall of her. And I'll stop griping and just be happy with that.
About the scene in general, it was nice to see the gentle snarkiness back and I loved his: "Ask not what Logan can do for you, but what you can do for Logan." tapping into his over-the-top political delusions in this episode due to his honorary status, LOL! And was I the only one who was reminded of Logan turning back to wink and splay his fingers for "Slip 5" in M.A.D. when Logan turned back to give the name.
And I didn't have a problem with Logan remembering the truck driven, because as pointed out, we know already that Logan was keeping part of his witness recall to protect himself. But now it didn't matter, so he wanted to just help Veronica. Because he loves her. Uh huh. And sorta on that note, I think that Logan giving her the information the way he did way was another subtle form of flirting. He wanted to make her want it and then when she was ready to walk away disappointed, he gave her something to make her happy. Oh yeah, he loves her.
1. Logan's comment. "So this is a stake-out. They're sexier in the movies" totally made me think of stake-out scenes in movies with men/women that invaribly leads to some sexual tension and/or making out and so I fanwanked that Logan said that deliberately because he wanted Veronica to think about making out. And I think Veronica knew that because what did she do right after he said that and there were a few moments of silence? She asked if he'd heard from Hannah (as if reminding him, hey, shouldn't you still be hung up on someone else) and his response was about as blase as they come, the only way he could have shown more lack of interest in the pink pastel would have been had he actually said "Hannah who?"
Ah, but it gets better! Instead of just dropping it, Veronica continues with the reminder of her dad separating them still, no doubt, trying to believe that Logan is in mourning and what does Logan do? Why he brings up Veronica's father -- which brings up the fact that they dated, reminding her of that fact. Yeah, one-track mind there, Logan and it's all about the Veronica. Because he loves her.
Seriously, Hannah who? So, so, so, soooo did not like like her.
Okay one more thing I liked about this scene: We finally saw Logan in Veronica's LeBaron! Woohoo!!! And yes, he did look as cramped in it as every fanfic writer has described.
And while I wasn't impressed with PD3 early on, I've thought he settled into a nice acting groove by the latter part of season one. His acting this episode not only reverted back to early S1, he went further than that. He was just really, really off. Which was a shame (along with the craptastic, assiness writing of Wallace) because the actress who plays Jane does do a sweet, lovely job and Tessa was just wonderful here.
And maybe he was snarking, but I totally believed he was telling the truth when he said that he'd dreamed of this. Awww!! And I really, really mean it. Also, I found it believable how they started dancing, yeah, it was contrived, but it worked. While I don't think Veronica considers Gia a friend, I think she thinks she's a nice person and feels a bit sorry for her because she truly is cluelessly annoying and it gave her an excuse to dance with Logan.
Sigh. Okay, did anyone else get the read from Logan's expression when they got to the dance floor that he expected Veronica to kinda walk away and not really dance with him? He put his hands in his pockets and just stood there and then when Veronica put her arms around his neck, he had this look like "Oh, God! She's actually doing this!" on his face.
It was just ... I mean, wow, they have such, such, SUCH amazing chemistry. Just WOWZA!
All and all, excellent episode. I'm going to watch it again over the weekend because I think I missed a few things and also I was in a weird mood last night which I think robbed my full enjoyment of it.