Tangled Web

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Episode 435/3x025
Tangled Web

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Sarah's the spider bait :(

Blogger Jennie
Date Posted March 11th, 2008
URL youtube.com
Forum 16545|3=lg15}}
Length 3:16
Description Who will lead us to the spider?
Location(s) The rented house
YouTube Tags lonelygirl15 lg15 Tangled Web Jonas Jennie hymn of one
Production Credits
Executive Producer(s) Miles Beckett, Greg Goodfried, and Amanda Goodfried
Series Producer(s) Amanda Goodfried
Production Assistant(s) Jenni Powell
Director(s) Marcello Daciano
Camera Kevin Schlanser
Vidplay Blair Singer
Story Tom Pettit and Blair Singer
Editor(s) Matt Vanselow
Music Supervisor Seth Jacobs
Music "Cheekbone Hallows" by The Childballads
Jennie Melanie Merkosky
Jonas Jackson Davis
Adjacent Blogs
Previous "At the Beach"
Next "Spanish Princess"
Previous by Jennie "She's Ready"
Next by Jennie "It's The Doing That Matters"

Tangled Web is the four-hundred thirty-fifth video in the lonelygirl15 video series. It is also the twenty-fifth video of season three.


(Jonas is in his room, drawing on the whiteboard. A montage is shown of him trying to figure out ways to get to Carl by writing people and places on the board. He plays with a slinky. Cut to Jennie lying on his bed.)

Jennie: He's been doing this for hours. I think he might be trying to win the Nobel Prize. Hey, Jonas.

Jonas: (Caps his marker and steps away from the board.) Phew! Okay. Okay, so this is everything we know, right here. Alright, my question is: where's Carl been since the last time we saw him?

Jennie: Well, guess what; we have no clue.

Jonas: I'm gonna put on my thinking cap. (Puts on a cowboy hat.) Alright, little lady? Alright, so my next question is: should we try to find out if there's another Lullaby Project somewhere? (Points at the whiteboard.) Huh?

Jennie: I gotta say: you are insanely cute when you get all intense.

Jonas: (Puts his hat on Jennie.) Thanks, little lady. (Jennie laughs.) We've gotta figure this out for Gina. (Snaps his fingers.) Come on, let's focus here. Let's focus.

Jennie: He is cute, though, isn't he?

Jonas: You know, we could try and find Sonia.

Jennie: Yeah... She left the Hymn of One and they beat her up, so...

Jonas: Right. Right, right. (Crosses Sonia's name off the board.) And even if Sonia did know where Carl was, I doubt that she would want to get back together with the, uh, "poster boy" for the Hymn of One, right?

Jennie: You are right. So, here's an idea. I think we should start by, um, looking under your shirt.

(Jennie tries to lift Jonas's shirt up and he smacks her hand away. They both giggle.)

Jonas: You think you're pretty funny, dontcha, huh? Come here! (Playfully attacks Jennie.)

(Cut to Jonas looking at the whiteboard again.)

Jennie: Let's trade. My turn.

Jonas: Alright, here's your marker, lady. (Hands the marker to Jennie.)

(Cut to Jennie erasing the board.)

Jonas: Hey, what- what are you doing?

Jennie: Man. Boys really like to think in deductive reasoning. Which is entirely based on a premise. And a false premise can lead to a false conclusion, so now it's time for the girls' way. Okay. Okay, we need a web. (Makes a circle on the board.) And Carl's gonna be the spider. (Writes "Carl" in the middle of the circle.)

Jonas: The spider, huh?

Jennie: Yessir.

Jonas: Right.

Jennie: See, girls not only do deductive reasoning, we are also naturals at inductive reasoning. (Writes "HoO" and "L.P." on the board.)

Jonas: Uh... Huh. Yeah, um, I've never heard of that before. You ever heard of that? No.

Jennie: It's less about premises and more about just letting things happen in the moment. Which, um, girls are way better at.

Jonas: (Laughs.) Oh god, here we go.

Jennie: Shutup. This is the technique that my social studies teacher used to teach us the Spanish Inquisition. Which is why I will never forget Ferdinand the Second of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, even though I've tried to forever. (Writes Jonas's name on the board.)

Jonas: Alright... Uh, hey, why are you writing my name on there?(Jennie writes "Gina" on the board.)

Jennie: Wow, simmer down. Everybody's name is going on the web. That's the thing about spiderwebs: everybody is inter-connected. (Writes "Daniel" on the board.)

Jonas: Alright.

Jennie: So what we do... (Writes "Jennie" on the board.) is we just figure out who has the strongest link (Writes "Sarah" on the board.) to the spider.

Jonas: What do you got, Charlotte?

Jennie: Charlotte. Well, who once posted that they felt closer to the Hymn of One than their own family? And who had to be taken by force away from Carl?

Jonas: Sarah. (Jennie circles around Sarah's name.) Good work.

Jennie: It's up to you, Sarah.


  • Jennie presents a radical feminist claim, that females are not only equal to, but better than, their male counter parts in inductive reasoning.
  • Jennie's pseudo-philosophical sophistry is neither inductive, nor is it deductive. Her theory that they ought to probe/examine/rely on the person most closely tied to Carl, is a type of appeal to probability, which is a logical fallacy. Her argument may also fall under the category of an association fallacy, which is roughly related to the red herring style fallacy.