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VERONICA MARS Season 4 Finale: Let’s Talk About Those Big Moves

July 20, 2019 by  

Veronica Mars Logan Dies

Veronica Mars — “Heads You Lose” – Episode 104 — Convinced the bomber is still at large, Veronica visits Chino to learn more about Clyde and Big Dick. Mayor Dobbins’ request for help from the FBI brings an old flame to Neptune. Veronica confronts her mugger. Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) and Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring), shown. (Photo by: Michael Desmond/Hulu)

[Warning: This post contains major, major, major spoilers for the VERONICA MARS season 4 finale.]

Uh, so how are you doing, VERONICA MARS fans?

If you watched all the way through the fourth season finale—and if you didn’t, oh boy, you should leave this post instantly and go finish it up—you saw the big twist: Logan (Jason Dohring) and Veronica (Kristen Bell) got married…and he was promptly killed in the final bombing.

The series had been teasing something tragic all season (starting with Veronica’s voice over where she acknowledged if she knew what she knew about the case, she wouldn’t have investigated it), but the show leaned hard into putting Keith (Enrico Colantoni) in danger/making it seem like he had dementia. (The latter ended up being a red herring and he was fine by the end of the season.)

But the Logan of it all came out of nowhere. Veronica had figured out that Penn (Patton Oswalt) was the bomber, it seemed like everything was tied up neatly. But post-wedding, V realized she had misinterpreted his final clue, and there was a bomb that had yet to go off…one Penn had left in her car. Logan, who was moving the car to avoid street cleaning, was the victim.

Logan’s death came after the series, right or wrong, took great strides to try and redeem him. Full disclosure: with all due respect to the creative team, it felt like too much had been done with Logan prior to his relationship with Veronica for it to feel like a healthy relationship. But they did take great strides this season to improve him, and by the end of the season, I personally would have been gratified if Logan had actually realized he had outgrown Veronica. It very much seemed like Veronica wanted the teen he was versus the man he grew to be, and Logan wouldn’t have been wrong to want a break (at the very least) until she could accept him for him.

It ended up being moot because the show didn’t really dig deep into that—Veronica and Logan had a quickie wedding. And perhaps some LoVe fans will find solace in that; I’m genuinely curious about that. But I imagine the majority of fans will be gutted. (A quick look at social media finds that to be the case. A number of fans jumped ahead to see what happened in the finale and are reacting as well as you’d expect.)

VERONICA MARS does find itself in an odd spot. No show “owes” its fan anything outside of the story its creators set out to tell…but VERONICA MARS is also a revival of a series that had a Kickstarted movie that the fans funded. It feels like more of a murky line than I’m comfortable with (because I also don’t think Logan and Veronica should have played house and lived happily ever after just because the fans paid for a film), and I’m curious to see how the team navigates the upcoming murky water.

And this, in theory, is just the first season of VERONICA MARS’ next chapter. The finale—and its one-year time jump—sets up Veronica to solve crime away from her people. In theory, we could see a VM season 5 with very few (if any) of the other original cast members returning in a regular capacity. And, for better or worse, the one year jump ahead means the bulk of Veronica’s grieving may have already passed her by at the end of season 4. (Heck, we saw her in therapy, which is at least a good first step.) But it’ll be interesting to see how many of the previously very vocal fanbase will be clamoring for more.

What did you think of VERONICA MARS’ 4th season?


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2 Responses to “VERONICA MARS Season 4 Finale: Let’s Talk About Those Big Moves”

  1. Leah Allen on July 20th, 2019 12:38 am

    I watched for Logan so…. not so interested in more seasons.

  2. DJ on July 25th, 2019 10:36 pm

    Season 4 where did Logan get those muscles? So mature. Did he pump iron for seadon 4? Enjoyed 1-3 watching 4 now