Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything. Creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it’s still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild.
[spoiler warnings all around] I watched the veronica mars movie a few days ago and at the end I got incredibly sad because Weevil is back in. It made me start thinking of constant fights at home and his wife leaving him and all of the things he’s risking by putting on that leather jacket and getting back on a bike and fighting a class war the only way he knows how.
But then today I thought…what if it isn’t like that. We know literally nothing about her other than she’s a smokin hot Latina. So here’s my theory: What if she is supportive of him? Assuming she knows about his colorful past as the head of the PCHers, she loves him despite and maybe even because of the lengths he has been willing to go to in order to protect and fight for what he cares about. If they’re living in Neptune, she has to be aware of the race and class divides that characterize it. What if after her husband is shot by a wealthy white woman he was trying to help and then framed for attempted assault+ Jade Navarro stays. What if she’s there every step of the way with Weevil. If there’s one thing Rob Thomas does well it’s give women a surprisingly ambiguous morality. And I love that.
So for now that’s my headcanon. Big happy biker gang family fighting a class war.
Day 1: he thinks Logan is an asshole. Also wants me to tell him who killed Lilly. I told him that would spoil the fun.
Day 2: still thinks Logan is an asshole, Troy “is nice, but I’m sure he’ll be an ass later on”. Weevil doesn’t look like he can be a gang leader? “Hey, I’m starting to appreciate this show! Can you tell me who killed Lilly please?”
How did this never become a storyline, because !!!
They had amazing chemistry, and their story arc would have paralleled the Logan/Veronica/Lilly tragic triangle in so many ways.
Picture Molly having to hide another ‘cholo’ lover from her bigoted mobster family? It would have added an extra layer to the Thumper betrayal if the Fitzpatricks killed Weevil’s best friend, took his gang from him and then kept him from his girlfriend.
Maybe it started as a way for Molly to prove her uncle killed Felix? No way was she over what they’d done, she would have wanted revenge. But she wouldn’t have the balls to try it on her own, she would have been too afraid.
But then Weevil got mixed up with her family and she just couldn’t let anything happen to him, despite their mutual aversion to each other. Felix would have wanted her to help his best friend, and she owed him that much, since she was the reason Felix was killed.
So Molly would have propositioned Weevil with a partnership - the opportunity to work together to defeat a common enemy. For Felix.
But as they spent time together, Weevil might have begun to see what Felix saw in Molly. His feelings might have grown into something different? Something unexpected.
Imagine Molly trying to work some espionage in order to help Weevil, and Weevil going out of his mind with worry. Logically, accepting Molly’s help would be his best bet at proving a connection between Thumper and her uncle, since she knew where all of the bodies were buried. But at what cost? Liam was a straight up psycho and Weevil wouldn’t want to risk Molly’s safety just to get himself vengeance.
And to protect her, he would pretend to hate her, push her away, anything to keep her safe.
Molly wouldn’t listen, of course, because she was as stubborn as he was. She could see through his bullshit. She wasn’t one to take anything at face value. Weevil might have said he didn’t want to be with her, but she could feel him staring at her from across the courtyard, and you don’t waste your time doing that over a girl you don’t care about.
She was determined to avenge Felix’s death and keep Weevil out of her uncle’s crosshairs, even if that meant playing ball with the Fitzpatrick gang in a way she always swore she wouldn’t…