Just watched the season finale of Veronica Mars.
I’m not sure any hour of fiction series television has ever been so relentlessly intense.
Spoiler warning: Hey, they actually did tie up all the mystery bits. They left some personal threads very much in swing, but (unless we think Mrs. Echols didn’t really jump off that bridge) we know who killed Lily, we have an understanding of why the Kanes were leaning on Mommy Mars, and so forth.
But it wasn’t just about that. It wasn’t just about the plot. It was about the emotions. About the girl who was always in control losing that control. About relief, and disappointment, all played out rapidly.
So we know who killed Lily. We know who Veronica’s real father is. And we know that all is not happiness. But let’s keep track of the things we have real questions about:
- Who was at the door at the end? Logan? Duncan? Backup? Someone else?
- What, if anything, did Weevil and friends do to Logan?
But then there are the “are these supposed to be questions still?” questions:
- Is Mrs. Echols really dead?
- Did Logan know about the video equipment?
- Where is the note that Logan left for Lily? Perhaps that’s what’s really in the pen? (Yeah, if you haven’t watched the show, all these sound like odd questions.)
I want to see the answers… not because I need the answers, but because I want to see more of this smart stuff. Now that Logan is without available parents, wealthy but alone. Now that Veronica has given everything again, whether she chose to or not, for her mother. Now that her dad has publicly redeemed himself. Now that… now that all doesn’t matter. Just more Veronica Mars… even if it is over four months away.