Friday, December 09, 2005
No Lost this week, so it’s all Veronica Mars all the time, not that there’s anything wrong with that. After a poor start, the best thing Lost can do is regroup and get ready to builds things up so this years ending rivals last years in quality.
This week on Veronica Mars, we actually start off where we ended last week, unlike recent episodes that seemed to ignore the previous huge cliffhangers, with Veronica confronting Duncan about his love child. This then lead to a discussion led to the first of many wrong speculations I made last week where it turns out the Duncan was indeed the father, whereas my lead candidate, Chris Talley, turned out to be Meg’s aunt, Christine. And while visiting Meg, Veronica promised her that if anything happened to Meg, she would make sure her kid wouldn’t end up in foster care or her parent’s custody. Of course when Meg said that, it pretty much sealed her fate as the one who was going to die.
But unlike on Lost where it was easy to guess Shannon would be the one to die early, and then spend the next fifty minutes following her around like a dead woman walking, thus ruining the episode, last night’s episode didn’t focus on Meg. If fact after that scene, the only time we hear about Meg again was at the end when Keith got the phone call. But then again Lost didn’t have an “alternative ending” the week before Shannon died in which she died. And that’s what really irks me. In last week Toss Up, I mention there was no way they were going to kill Meg after just killing her in the “alternative ending.” This begs the question, why did Veronica Mars show their hand the week before? Why did they not just wait this week to show an “alternative Meg death scene” and let us vote on which was the better way to die? It’s odd for a show that never makes a bad call on screen would make such a horrible folly off screen.
Back to the show itself, we have two major plot lines this week with Veronica on jury duty. This was a great subplot if you ignore that Veronica can easily get out of jury duty as a student. And to they really have trials in-between Christmas and New Years Day? But once you get by this Veronica did a good job as Forman and in a slight twist, she wasn’t the one to have doubts about the 09’ers innocence, but instead it was another juror who prolonged the deliberations. But sadly, elitist juror was right when he said the boys would end up winning on appeal. And they nicely set up a reason for Veronica to stay in Neptune next year with the college recruiter offering some sore of financial aid. But since this storyline seemed to have nothing to do with the major storylines that have shaped this season, I wonder if this isn’t the last we have heard from this case and may turn out to have a connection to something else.
Elsewhere, Deputy Leo returns only to get caught selling the Lily-Aaron sex tapes. Another hole in this storyline would be that I really doubt that anyone would pay half a million dollars for them because remember Lily only had to be 15 or 16 at the time of the tapes so anyone in possession of it could be brought up on kiddie porn charges. Keep in mind you cannot buy the (alleged) R. Kelly tapes anywhere because of the same reason. Sadly this may be the last we see of Leo, as he had to turn in his badge and gun so there is no good reason for Veronica to bump into his. As everyone debates whether Veronica should end up with Duncan or Logan, I have always rooted for Leo, because the other two have glaring flaws in the boyfriend department, Duncan with his mood swings and Logan with his major attitude. But with Leo presumably out of the picture, I may now have to root for a Veronica-Dick hook up.
Where one door closed with Meg’s death, another one opened with the reappearance of Wallace. Granted we were not privileged to her much of their make up session, but at least he finally returned. This was really odd though as Wallace hasn’t returned her calls or e-mails for over a month. My leading theory is that he came back to console her in the whole Meg death thing.
Unfortunately we don’t get a preview as the show will most likely be on hiatus until after the New Year. But when it does come back we have a whole new major storyline starting up with what looks to be a custody fight for Meg’s daughter. And that is added to the other major plot points with who caused the bus crash and who killed Felix. Plus there are a couple other unanswered questions concerning the death of Amelia DeLongpre, why do the PCH’ers seem to be working with the Fighting Fitzpatrick’s behind Weevil’s back, what’s up with Big Dick, and what’s up with the Manning family. The last one has been bothering me of late because if the parents are treating Grace like that, why did it seem as Meg was freer to do thing? Hopeful that and everything will be answered by the season finale, and unlike Lost, I’m sure it will.