epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Retro Review: Veronica Mars Season 2

Normal Is the Watchword
After solving Lily's murder, Veronica is trying to be normal.Wallace fails a drug test, several annoying new characters debut and two big  mysteries are set up: who blew up a bus full of Neptune High students and who stabbed PCH biker Felix? Neither mystery is that interesting.

Driver Ed
Veronica sets out to prove that the bus driver wasn't responsible for the crash. We learn that only Meg survived the crash. The bus crash memorial t-shirts are wonderfully tacky.

Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang
Beaver hires Veronica to prove that his stepmom, Kendall (Charisma Carpenter of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', 'Angel' and not much else) is a cheater. She is and with Logan no less. Logan is still friends with Beaver and Dick despite the revelations of season 1.

Green-Eyed Monster
Veronica investigates a wealthy woman's fiancé. So far season 2 has been a yawner.

Blast from the Past
Veronica continues her stupid feud with Wallace's new girlfriend, making herself look like a spoilt reject from 'The Hills' in the process.

Rat Saw God
Aaron claims Duncan killed Lily.

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner
Meg's family turn out to be abusive freaks but this plot was forgotten about by the next episode.

Ahoy Mateys
Veronica meets the Fitzpatrick's, a crime family who may be involved in Felix's death.

My Mother, the Fiend
Veronica discovers that Logan's adopted sister Trina was abandoned at the Neptune High prom as a newborn. The Echolls family makes no sense.

One Angry Veronica
Veronica gets jury duty while Logan steals evidence from the Echolls murder trial.

Donut Run
Meg dies giving birth to a baby which is Duncan's child. He kidnaps his daughter and becomes an fugitive with Veronica's help. This was good but poor Duncan deserved a better exit.

Rashard and Wallace Go to White Castle
Wallace's mother and father have vanished from the show with no explanation. Apart from 'Donut Run', this season so far has been a bust.

Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough
The money for the senior class trip gets stolen and Jackie is the town scapegoat since her dad is being blamed for the bus crash. Veronica saves the day with her usual smugness.

Versatile Toppings
Someone tries to blackmail closeted Neptune students.

The Quick and the Wed
Veronica tracks a runaway bride.

The Rapes of Graff
Veronica visits Hearst College and runs into her season 1 boyfriend Troy who needs her help.

Plan B
Veronica continues to investigate the bus crash and Felix's murder. Nobody cares about either case. Compared to the Lilly Kane murder, these mysteries are uninteresting.

I Am God
Veronica dreams about the bus crash victims in this fantastic episode, a real return to season 1 style.

Nevermind the Buttocks
The boring ongoing plots of the Fitzpatrick's, the late Felix and Kendall take centre stage.

Look Who's Stalking
Someone is stalking the Mayor's irritating daughter

Happy Go Lucky
Aaron Echolls trial for Lily's murder begins and ends in one episode as
Veronica is torn apart on the witness stand and Aaron is acquitted. Veronica who lost her chance to interview for Stanford to see the verdict can only cry.

Best Line: "The innocent suffer, the guilty go free, and truth and fiction are pretty much interchangeable. There is neither a Santa Claus, nor an Easter Bunny, and there are no angels watching over us. Things just happen for no reason. And nothing makes any sense."

Not Pictured
Veronica graduates and her classmates inexplicably applaud. Aaron Echolls is shot by a killer hired by Duncan. Weevil is arrested. Veronica finds out who caused the bus crash and it was Beaver. This was the moment this show died on the spot never to recover. The Beaver retcon was ludicrous and badly acted. Veronica's wailing and Beaver's swandive off the roof were just too stupid. Then there was everything else that was wrong with season 2:

The revelation that Jackie was really a poor single mother.
Trina's screeching.
Mayor McCreepy Steve Guttenberg, the stunt casting nailed him as the big bad from his first appearance.
Wallace was pointless and his long lost father plot was just forgotten.
Veronica was self-righteousness and had a giant entitlement complex
Keith and Alicia's relationship just disappearing.
Mac showed up only when Veronica needed to use her as her personal goggle
Lamb being even more of an idiot.
Keith's martyr act, he has never ever admitted he was wrong about Jake.
Dick who exists just to annoy like the wind.
The whole Beaver was a loony reveal.
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