A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:
• We meet Veronica Mars! High school detective with tiny jackets and flowbee hair, plus a heartbreak, an absent mother, a murdered best friend and a rape to deal with.
• We meet Logan Echolls, a rich boy with a rage problem.
• We meet Duncan Kane, a human screensaver.
• We meet Wallace Fennel, taped to a flagpole then recruited to do Veronica’s bidding for the next several years. Wallace, we have seen the future and you should run! Now! Run!
• We meet Sheriff Lamb, local law enforcement with bad jokes and even worse morals.
• And we meet Keith Mars, disgraced ex-sheriff, private investigator and dad of the century - but why’s he being so weird about Veronica surveilling beige billionaire Jake Kane?
Join Jenny Owen Youngs, Helen Zaltzman and Sheriff Hrishikesh Hirway to reinvestigate Veronica Mars season 1 episode 1: Pilot, and to dive into such mysteries as why Sheriff Lamb sniffs Wallace, whether Veronica can learn from books by osmosis, what the hell Brits are doing making faces out of meat, why is Weevil wearing a polo shirt when IT COULD HAVE BEEN A HENLEY, and why wearing Speedos with a shirt is somehow more naked than just Speedos.
You can hear our original recap, the first ever episode of VMI two years ago, at VMIpod.com/1-01.
Content note: Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode includes storylines concerning murder, rape and violence.
For more about this episode, and to read the transcript, visit the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/1-01rerecap. And to keep posted about what's coming up on the show, follow @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and sign up for our mailing list at vmipod.com/vmimail. Next up, we'll be recapping the Dick Casablancas spin-off Play It Again, Dick - so watch that then join us back on the pod mid-October!
This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs. Lo Dodds brings us the LoDown.
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