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Yellow fever (Things)

"Peter, as I have learned from his postings, had, in his words, 'yellow fever,' and was extremely hot for a certain teacher."

Peter's decidedly un-politically correct way of describing his crush on popular teacher Mr. Wu leaves some questions: Is it a clever subversion of the most common definition of the term, describing a straight white man's sexual desire for women of Asian appearance, or could it be a reference to Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, where one character is constantly using it? And most importantly: why do the hottest and most complex characters on this show often end up being dead from the start, and why are they played by such gorgeous actors? Life just isn't fair on Veronica Mars...

2.18 "I Am God"

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