So thoughts ...
See exhibit A: Jason at the CW Upfronts last year:
I love Logan; I really do. He is not only my favorite character on this show, but one of my favorite characters ever. I don't know how the writers have managed to do this. I want to give Jason Dohring all the credit, seriously I do, but it is more than him (although, he's helped ENORMOUSLY). Still, how they managed to make him so likable and so fucked up and so adorable and so real and so GAH!!! despite their screwing up of pretty much every other main character at some point (with the exception of maybe Mac), they (and Jason) have managed to keep this character to interesting, so real, so fucking awesome. I. Love. Him.
But overall, I liked her. I liked how she dealt with and half-played Josh. I liked her scenes dealing with Logan and I thought that Bell actually did a wonderful job (see my L/V thoughts) and overall, that over-the-top, phoniness that she's been phoning in was mostly absent. I liked that. A lot.
It's been a while since we've had some nifty camera moves, so it was nice seeing the slowly spinning angle on Logan as he lay in bed. It did a nice job of showing Logan's continued state of mind. Another great scene of direction was the cliff scene with Veronica and Josh. The whole of it was just gorgeous, with a touch of menace and intrigue. The background, the waves crashing over the rocks, the way it darkened as the camera pulled away to almost silhouette the two standing on the cliff ... all of it was captured beautifully.
Even the sole Logan/Veronica scene was well-done. A nice touch of tension and awkwardness, the yearning from Veronica was there, but held in check beautifully by both Bell and the camera choices. And the tenseness Logan was feeling was also communicated well by both actor and director. So, while I may dog him when he bites, I gotta give credit where it's due and he did a great job this time around. More of that in the future, please, John.
Wallace: You know a good lawyer?
Veronica: I know a lawyer.
Quote:See? Made for each other.
Dick: You know a good lawyer?
Logan: I know a lawyer.
Despite my grr-ing at the end there, I really did like this. All in all ... an excellent episode. Twas a shocker.
Hah, the original sentence before the cut was "Some quick thoughts ..." And then I finished typing it all up. Quick? Double hah.