Veronica Mars
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Couch Baron: C+ | 68 USERS: A
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...and outside, Logan and Veronica totally make out. Hey, what mass deaths, right? They intersperse kisses, with Veronica telling him that everything will be fine when she's back in a week: "I can feel it." Well, from the way he's got you shoved up against the wall, I'm betting you can feel something. Kendall appears to engage in some threeway snark action.

We cut inside, where Kendall says that she needs Keith to do something for her, and it can't wait. Keith isn't having it -- that is, until Kendall opens the briefcase she has with her, and from the way Keith goes nonverbal, she's got to have a Mickey Mantle card in there.

At the airport, Veronica waits for Keith, but he's a no-show. Her nervousness and disappointment mount, as we fade out of the season. Less of a cliffhanger, but that means less work for me. And speaking of which, vacation!

But first, closing thoughts. I'm sure it's not a surprise to anyone that I think this season was considerably inferior to the first season. Things just kept adding up -- the pregnancy storyline, the unbelievable contrivances with all things courtroom procedure and college application process, the numerous examples of tired misdirection -- to erode my confidence. And I've gone on and on about the pacing of the bus-crash mystery, but here we found out that one of the intended targets wasn't even mentioned until the fourteenth episode. This might not have been a problem, had Beaver's plan made sense in the end, but given that I think the collateral damage was unnecessarily risky, it just comes off as a plot contrivance to keep us guessing about who the intended victims were. Of course, all this doesn't necessarily mean it was bad overall, and in fact, I don't think it was. It just wasn't in the league of Season 1, which I believe will stand as one of the greatest seasons of television I've ever seen. I'm kind of sad I didn't give one episode this season an A+, after giving four last season. I never would have expected that. But the season's over now, and I'm hopeful for Season 3, in more ways than one. If this is my last recap of this show, I want to say that I've really enjoyed doing it, and obviously, the opportunities it's afforded me have been far more than I ever expected. But I don't think it will be the end, so I'm going to take a page from the writers and tempt fate: See you next season!

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Veronica Mars

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