With his eyes set firmly on getting the financing to leave Galweather Stern and open his own shop, Tamara (Nia Long) convinces Marty (Don Cheadle) to stick things out and finalize the Carlson (Mather Zickel) deal before he jumps ship. However, when Carlson’s attempt to settle their differences means driving out into the middle of the desert to watch the crazy man blow up watermelons with Ernest Hemingway’s rifle, he begins to have second thoughts.
While trying not to let his brother (Larenz Tate) getting Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.) involved in his latest cause get on his nerves, Marty (Don Cheadle) continues to work behind the scenes to procure the funding and clients he needs to get his new agency off the ground. Meanwhile Jeannie (Kristen Bell) is blindsided by Julianne Hotschragar’s (Bess Armstrong) offer to promote her and put her in charge of her own Pod.
After spending the night with Tamara (Nia Long), Marty (Don Cheadle) returns to the office for an unexpected reunion with Tamra’s husband (Elimu Nelson), with whom he’s far more honest about his relationship than Tamara would like, and to try and close the casino deal with the bat-shit crazy Carlson (Mather Zickel) who unnecessarily prolongs negotiations once again.
With the permission of Warner Bros., show creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell are looking for fan support to help pull off a Veronica Mars movie just in time for Ms. Mars 10th high school reunion. If the $2,000,000 goal is reached Thomas plans to go into production as soon as schedule conflicts allow and have the movie available for release by summer of next year. Head here for more information, read the heartfelt thanks from Bell to all the show’s fans, and to pledge your support.
UPDATE: The film raised their $2 million goal in less than 11 hours, shattering all Kickstarter records but is still accepting donations to maximize the ability to put out the best film possible.
Marty (Don Cheadle) hides out in his apartment and licks his wounds following his altercation with the police that left him with a black eye and several stitches. Although he refuses to discuss the matter with his father (Glynn Turman) and brother (Larenz Tate), he can’t hide from Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.) whose mix of anger at what the pair of white cops did to his father and fear that something similar might someday happen to him actually hits Marty far harder than the physical blows that left him bleeding on the street.
Just how far Marty (Don Cheadle) will go for a client is put to the test when he uncovers evidence of U.S National Bank’s, Galweather Stern’s newest high profile client, role in a criminal cover-up of racial discrimination of ghetto loans aimed exclusively at non-white clients. With the discovery Marty finally understands why the boss’ (Michael McDonald) second in command (Lisa Edelstein) pushed so hard for Marty to get their business, even over the objections of Marty’s new boss (Bess Armstrong).
House of Lies opens its Second Season with Galweather Stearn still reeling from the aftermath of the failed merger and sexual harassment suit against one of the firm’s partners (Griffin Dunne) that killed the deal. Jeannie (Kristen Bell) returns to work after a two week enforced vacation, which was prompted by setting both her personal and work life of fire at the merger party, unsure whether or not her drunken misadventure that night which saved everyone’s jobs ended with sleeping with Marty (Don Cheadle).