Veronica Mars Afterglow
How pleased am I? Deliriously. The only thing wrong was Lamb (that dead bastard) not letting Weevil graduate. I admit, there were many tears freely flowing down my face at that moment.
How much of a shout-out to Pulp Fiction is that cliffhanger?!? I see more endless rounds of "what's in the briefcase?"
But....the best part?
VERONICA AND LOGAN, BAYBEEE!!!! Sure, they'll find a way to break them up over the summer, because Rob Thomas loves to jerk the LoVe fanship around. But for now I'll sleep the sleep of angels. And wake up smellin' bacon.
Sigh. Hubby, always with the "Repo Man! Repo Man Rules!"
Yes, dear. Repo Man does indeed rule. And yes, I fully agree that the Pulp Fiction briefcase was a shout-out to Emilio Estevez' one great movie. However, I maintain that the Veronica Mars briefcase cannot be a shout out to Repo Man, but is, indeed, a tribute to Tarantino's masterpiece.
Let's Venn Diagram it, shall we? You know how I loves me some Venn Diagrams. (I think it's because they're like the Sex thing without the plus and the arrow.)
As you can see from this diagram, while both Repo Man and Pulp Fiction have the "glow" element, only Pulp Fiction has the briefcase element. And while both Veronica Mars and Pulp Fiction share the briefcase, only Pulp Fiction incorporates the glow from Repo Man.
So clearly, Pulp Fiction is the one point where these two great works of fiction intersect. And therefore clearly VMars is, at best, a shout-out once removed to Repo Man.
(Lesson to all of you....don't drink a Coke at 8:00 at night. Too much useless energy ensues.)
And yes, Veronica Mars did have a direct shout-out to Repo Man, as this article clearly states.