Veronica then finds a disheveled-looking Logan, and I don't blame him for ditching his jacket and loosening his tie, but the fact that his hair is standing up like first-season David Silver on 90210 suggests that maybe a quick touch-up in the bathroom is in order. Logan notes that Veronica's alone, and says he knows the feeling. Veronica doesn't cotton on to his desperation at first, although you'd think that's a setting of his with which she's pretty familiar. After a comment about how he can have his pick of the bimbos, they fall silent for a few moments, which is enough for the Squee-Meter to tick up to 9 and start spritzing itself. Veronica sits down on a desk and says she loves the song that's playing, which is Mike Doughty's "I Hear The Bells." Logan, after taking a moment to try to pull himself together through his sadness and inebriation, straddles the desk facing her, and tells her he's surprised: "As a keen observer of the human condition, I thought you saw through people better than that." Well, Veronica may be a keen observer of human behavior, but I'd have to say that when it comes to the human condition, she can be surprisingly dense. She often doesn't see the forest for the trees -- not that I blame her, with her stature and all. Logan tells her that he's not into bimbos anymore, which seems like a perfect time to point out that this behavior makes total sense from him at this point. Hannah represented his first happy time since Veronica, and was the only girl since Veronica whose opinion of Logan mattered to him. Hannah was taken from him; therefore, he seeks to recapture those feelings with Veronica. Anyway, Logan says that he's been into torture ever since he got his heart broken. Veronica, getting to the point where she's being willfully blasé, notes that Hannah did a number on Logan, but Logan corrects her that he's not talking about Hannah, and after the realization dawns on Veronica's face, Logan tells her that he thought their story was "epic." Somewhere, Lilly is all, "Epic? I'm the one who got her brains bashed in, HELLO!" (It is interesting how they don't even mention Lilly anymore, though.) Logan drunkenly babbles about bloodshed and lives being ruined and their romance spanning continents and years. Tell it to Dawn Ostroff, kid. He takes an emotional beat, and then says that summer's almost there, and then they won't see each other anymore. Well, Logan, you could always stalk her at Java The Hut -- people seem to have good luck with that. Veronica goes through about a thousand different emotions, as the import of Logan's words starts to hit her, and he emotionally apologizes for the previous summer, and starts to imply that he'd do it all over differently. Veronica tries to deflect him with an offhand comment about how relationships shouldn't be this hard, but he's undeterred, and keeps sliding closer to her. They look into each other's eyes, and Veronica reluctantly allows Logan to touch her face. When he moves in for a kiss, though, it's too much, and she's out the door, as Logan's eyes fill, and the Squee-Meter opts for an epic ending of its own by jumping out my window. If only I lived on a higher floor.
Amazing scene. I have no particular desire to see a romantic relationship between these two, if only because I don't think it brings their most interesting scenes, although it could also be because I still think Logan is a douchebag. But the actors' chemistry is undeniable, and that scene allowed them to show off some of their best work. Ah, scenes driven by conflicting desires. How I've missed you.