Veronica Mars
Ah yes, the infamous rat-taped-under-the-bus-seat reveal — a delicious stinger for an otherwise solid episode. This one's chock-full of blasts from the past, isn't it? Aaron Echolls, Abel Koontz, Clarence Weidman... sort of like a Season 1 reunion tour. And then there's the one-two cameo punch of Kim from Top Model and Buffy mastermind Joss Whedon. Aww, Joss, good to see you, buddy! Now stop goofing off and make me a Serenity sequel, would you? All those November sweeps stunts aside, the stuff that really tickles me pink got even better upon viewing them for a second time:

1) Cliff McCormack is officially my favorite lawyer on television. (Don't cry, Denny Crane.) Hearing our trusty ambulance-chaser/public defender read Logan's deposition back to him ("The [expletive] [racial expletive] had it [maternal expletive] coming...") brings me a preposterous amount of joy, and reminds me that pretty much any time Cliff's on screen, I've got a smile on my face.
2) There's something about the way Logan looks at Veronica that will always, always send tingles to the very tips of my toes. Sure, this is the episode that includes the squeal-worthy mistaken-identity snuggle incident, but I'm also getting a kick out of the fact that we've now seen both Logan and Veronica take part in a police lineup just a few weeks apart. The Echolls boy gives better "please step forward" grandstanding, but I'm taking this as yet another sign that these two are totally MFEO.
3) Is it just me, or do you think the writers had a bet with each other to see how many times they could get the word "Ibiza" into a script? On my count, we topped out at 13 — and that's not even including the times it appeared on a computer screen. Good thing that's not included in my VM drinking game. Yet. — Chana Shwadlenak

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