Heres what is clearly wrong with Duncan and Veronicas relationship (sorry to all two of you Veronica-Duncan lovers out there): Hes still clearly a bit hung up on Meg, and shed rather watch and quote scenes from The Big Lebowski than make out on the couch with him. Oh, and that he may or may not be sleeping with the sexy Ms. Casablancas. Seemingly the down-but-not-out Kendall took Logans advice to pick the richest guy in the hotel suite to be her new sugar daddy. Logan, in his so perfectly egotistical way, turned down the gig. Bessie, when the milk stops being free, I stop drinking it. I know hes a total jerk, but hes almost more fun when he is being mean to Veronica and Duncan, or teasing Ms. Mars about their dismantled relationship. But the funniest line of the night didnt come from him at all, it came from the disgruntled divorced sex-ed teacher who said, No, Gia, chlamydia is not a flower. Though when Duncan failed to show up for school and Veronica left a message that said, Are you sick or am I going to see you singing Twist and Shout on a parade float? I actually laughed out loud, too. Amazing that this show can have me laughing one minute and on the verge of tears the next because Duncans absence did lead to something very sad: poor Megs little sister locked in the closet. But something good came of it as the slacker sheriff actually listened to Veronica this time around. I was almost proud of him even though the mayor is looking to burden him with the dregs of society and create an exclusive country-club version of Neptune in which Keith is in charge. Anyhow, I was almost as confused as Veronica about which kid was the one being verbally abused by his parents. It really could have been any of them. And how painful was it to watch Veronica at the not-so-fun slumber party? Her facial expressions are spot-on and it was a vivid reminder of just how awful high school can be. On a side note: Thanks to all the people who wrote in with what was on the bus the consensus seems to be a rat or a bomb or some combo of both. Interesting that the bus crash got barely a mention in tonight's episode. Guess we'll have to wait to find out for sure what is going on there. Or you could e-mail the producers and hope that maybe Rob Thomas will answer this burning question. I've got a hunch that maybe he'll tell you more than he'd tell me.
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