Against her father's wishes, Veronica infiltrates what she believes to be a cult in order to investigate a classmate's sudden change in personality. But after meeting the people in the cult, she begins feel like she is making a mistake. Meanwhile, her investigations into Abel Koontz's claims about her family continue. Written by
Did You Know?
The episode title is a nod to the widely-used phrase "drinking the Kool-Aid," which refers generally to the act of buying wholeheartedly into a belief, preference, or idea, and specifically to the 1978 Jonestown cult suicides in Guyana, in which cult leader Jim Jones
poisoned (or convinced to self-poison) over 900 of his followers with a mixture of grape Flavor Aid, Valium, chloral hydrate, and probably cyanide. See more
Throughout the early scenes of this episode, Veronica's nail color inexplicably changes between shots. In the street outside the prison gates, her hands rest on the steering wheel as she cries; her nails are painted a light white or heavy clear coat. In the next scene as she drives home from the prison, her nails are unchanged, but when she stops to vomit and later when she continues driving, her nails are suddenly dark red, brown or black. When she arrives home and her hands are seen in closeup, her nails are unpainted. In subsequent scenes, although she is wearing the same costume, her nails are black. See more
I knew I should have included a few discrete lesbian overtones in that poem.
References The Brady Bunch
"Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
The Velvet Underground
(performed by the musician at the Mooncalf Collective) See more