Episode 2.01: Normal is the Watchword (fka “Urine Trouble”)
Airdate: September 28, 2005
Charisma Carpenter (“Angel”) Guest Stars as Kendall Casablancas, Julie Chen (“The Early Show”) Guest Stars as Herself, Steve Guttenberg (“The Poseidon Adventure”) Guest Stars as Woody Goodman, UPN’s AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL Winner Naima Mora Guest Stars as Ms. Dumas and Jeffery Sams (“Soul Food”) Guest Stars as Terrence Chase.
After the summer fireworks caused by a dangerous confrontation with Lilly Kane’s murderer and a surprising visitor at her door, Veronica attempts to settle into “normal” life, complete with a new after-school job and a return to the popular fold at Neptune High, but she gets pulled back into the investigation business when Wallace is kicked off the basketball team for testing positive for drugs.
Meanwhile, Keith sits down with reporter Julie Chen to discuss his new book on the Lilly Kane murder, “Big Murder, Small Town.” Later, after seeing his father arrested for murder and being charged and tried for murder himself, Logan seeks refuge from the paparazzi and relaxes poolside at the Casablancas mansion with buddies Dick (Ryan Hansen) and “Beaver” (Kyle Gallner) and their sexy stepmother Kendall (guest star Charisma Carpenter).
Some of the Neptune High students, including Veronica, go on a field trip at the local professional baseball stadium. There they meet the team’s owner Woody Goodman (played by Steve Guttenberg). Goodman is also the leading candidate to become mayor of Neptune.
Enrico says “The first episode is so wonderful. We pick up not where we left off but a whole summer has gone by, so we’re at the beginning of the school year, and then we…we like those flashbacks a lot, so we go back and explain what happened between Logan, how Logan gets away, who’s at the door…”
I can only tell you that it is Duncan or Logan at the door, and that Veronica will be dating an “oh-niner” in the season premiere. According to Rob Thomas, there’s a scene in the premiere where Weevil confronts Veronica about dating an oh-niner and says something like, “How was your year of living dangerously?” There’s going to be more of the class struggle this year, including a specific event in the season premiere that exacerbates the conflict.
A new character is introduced in this episode. Jackie is a confident, flirty and cool teen. Wallace convinces a teacher to let him show Jackie the way to the principal’s office. He seems to be smitten with Jackie even if she tells him she hasn’t dated since 8 th grade and has a daddy complex.
Credit: SpoilerFix.com, Kristin on E!Online,UPN.