TV Binge: Veronica Mars [Season 3 Final]

With that, Veronica Mars comes to an end. I can’t believe that it only had 3 seasons.  Its a little sad because she’s a really awesome character and the characters (and cast) involved in this was really great also. In Season 3, there’s a few new characters as she steps in Herst College and the college itself has a few little cases that pop up which she is trying to trace.

Veronica Mars [Season 3]

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Creator: Rob Thomas

Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Tina Majorino, Julie Gonzalo, Chris Lowell

Veronica, Logan, Mac and Wallace, (even Dick) head to Herst College.  Right off the bat, they are encountered with a “date” rape case that has been happening on campus.  A group of ladies believe its the sorority boys and their doings but when it hits a little too close to home with Mac’s roommate, she digs a little deeper to try and find out who is the true culprit.  While this is happening, the Dean also causes another case to pop up involving her criminology teacher.  What’s more, she gets recommended to join in in a FBI intern program.  At the same time, Logan and her relationships hits a few snags as they deal with Dick following the death of his brother.  As well as the addition of Wallace’s roommate Piz who is crazy about Veronica but too shy to do anything about it.

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I think that covers a good bit of the storyline up there. We have a little triangle, kind of, that doesn’t exactly happen because Piz is too shy to do anything and Veronica and Logan are too attached to realize when they should break it off. The main focus goes to the two big cases here which leads to a few smaller ones but those ones take up the majority of the season and are resolved a few episodes before the end.  I can only hope that they had wanted to build it so that there would be a season 4 which didn’t happen.  I wasn’t following the show back then so I have no idea what the intentions were.

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Still, Veronica Mars grows in this season.  She starts looking at the possibility of her future.  She tries to be more trusting but failing, expecting more from Logan which she realizes is not exactly possible, and starts seeing sometimes that her actions have consequences that linger. She becomes a college student and realizes that college is almost like high school. At the same time, she understands what loving someone and being in a relationship is although not exactly knowing when to pull herself out of dangerous situations.  But she also starts building stronger friendships, especially with Mac, especially while she tries to get over Beaver’s death from the previous season. Mac is a pretty smart character also so its nice that she’s getting more time for her story arc.

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If the end was expected in advance for Veronica Mars, they did do a good job of coming full circle to putting Veronica back into a situation similar to what happened to her before. It causes her to act the way she would except it ends with her making a more grown up realization of vengeance. At the same time, you can see the trust.  On a final note with a bit of spoiler, I am a huge Logan and Veronica fan because Jason Dohring in all his bad boy glamour is really protective and acts on his feelings.  But you have to admit that Piz kind of does win my heart over because he’s the good guy, the right choice and what is good for Veronica.  He can allow her to trust him in even the most suspicious situations but also turn her into a girl (Veronica’s words).  Its a refreshing take on how he changes her a little even if we only have a few episodes to see this interaction. Piz, played by Chris Lowell, always has that boy next door charm.

With that said, Veronica Mars Season 3 has a decent ending.  It does keep some open-ended questions for your own mind to decipher but Veronica Mars has grown up and we can see that she is a better person after seeing her in the three seasons.  I don’t think Veronica Mars should have ended where it did because its a genius character and the snark and witty humor in this is tons of fun but well, I guess all I have now is to get some answers in the movie. You should be seeing that review soon 😉

What did you think of the Veronica Mars series? Did you think it ended too soon?