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09 May 2006 @ 10:03 pm
VM Finale (My Thoughts) SPOILERS  
I'm assuming from what I've read already that most are going to love the finale. I hated it.

Seriously, I thought that this was the most knee-jerk, contrived, pulling plot points and denouments and whatnot out of Rob Thomas' ass the whole hour. Just because he was on the softball team, Veronica figures out he arranged the bus and all of that other stuff? What?!?! What if Woody had never touched him because of who he was? What the hell?

I don't care about Jackie. And Jackie and Wallace.

Everything was so aftermath-y. The plane exploding, cheap trick. Logan helping her on the roof was good and the apartment stuff was good, but they're just together now? No discussion of the last year of treating each other like shit? Or what happened with Kendall a few weeks ago? Just kiss and spin? Came the hell out of nowhere. And no reaction to KENDALL interrupting them? What the hell!??! I suppose I'm supposed to assume that the events on the roof led to this reconcilliation, but give me a fucking break!?!? After all of the stupid crap pulled this season, we don't even get one word. And is she lying to Keith again? She mentions having an (airquote) talk with Logan to Keith, so does he not know? Ugh. Just bad, bad, bad storytelling.

And another thing ... why was Logan apologizing when she came out for breakfast when he knew Keith was alive? Keith referenced finding Logan there, so he had to have known right? Or did he just let Logan sleep on the couch and not wake him? What?!?! Gah, my head hurts.

Maybe a second watch will make it look better. I don't know. The throwbacks to the season premiere was cool -- Kendall saying "young love" is the same thing Logan said to Veronica. Obviously the shot on the couch with LoVe, positions reversed. Logan holding Veronica on the roof was similar to the buscrash with Veronica and Duncan. The boyfriend tease in the dream. And there were probably more.

I just, I was just so underwhelmed. Nothing was earned. And it frustrates the hell out of me. I expect better. I didn't get it.

I did get 2 out of my 3 wishes -- a present-day L/V kiss, somthing potential cooking with Keith and Kendall, but no Wallace, Mac, Logan, Veronica shot of some kind at the grad, oh well, that was my least wanted of the three. And of course, I'm enough of a shipper that screw logic and shitty mechanics of it, I adored the kiss, the spininng. I love, love, love the spinning. And yeah, I like that Duncan was made a murderer and I think having Duncan sleep with her after she was raped made Duncan look even worse, because there had to have been evidence that she'd just had sexual intercourse with someone else (forced or not).

I don't know. Maybe I did expect more and that's why I was so disappointed, but I think, honestly, that it just sucked.

Except for the kissing. I liked the kissing.
sourisvho: Logansourisvho on May 10th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
ITA and just posted much the same thing. Meh. Very disappointing.
Arabian: Hot!Hot!Hot!arabian on May 10th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Yup. But I did like the kissing. Going to watch it for the 20th time before I have to go to work.
harper47harper47 on May 10th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
I don't know - at this point, I liked it. Yes - they didn't put in a lot but with all they were putting in, there had to be stuff left out. I'm just glad we got some LoVe moments.

And with all the angst about getting renewed - I'm not in the mood to pick apart the show. I liked the choice of bus crasher and I liked the rape retcon. I loved the acting Bell, Dohring had going on during the roof scene and I thought Kyle did a nice job. Some seriously creepy moments - yes he overplayed a few times but nothing major.

The getting it moment and the exposition - those were the moments that don't quite work but overall, I felt the episode did. Yes - lots of things left up in the air but dont' you feel that in moments of extreme stresss - all that other stuff, the words that need to be said just disappear and you cling to those you care about? I felt that in the Logan and Veronica moments -that things were just stripped away and they turned to each other, knowing the feelings were there (we saw that in Look who's stalking) and stopped playing all the verbal games they play.

The words will come back - even Logan was acknowledging it. But for now, they were just enjoying the happy.

At least that's what I'm going to take away from it so I liked it.
evelynsgrave84evelynsgrave84 on May 10th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
Agree with everything you said. I'm never lurking TWoP boards b/f any finales again. This episode felt very rushed, uneven, and unsettling. Who knows though? I'll probably like it better after multiple viewings.

I wasn't all that surprised that Beaver was the culprit if you do the process of elimination. Hell, if people can figure it through process of elimination, why can't Veronica after seeing the picture? People have been saying that his character did a 180 in this ep, and I can totally understand that because of the reveal. But then again, as the culprit, you're not exactly gonna exhibit obvious signs of psychotic behavior along the way, so I guess it makes more sense?

To me, that was the main thing that saved this whole episode cause Kyle rocked the shit out that role. My lip was quivering during the whole Logan/Cassidy exchange on the roof. That was the best written scene in the whole ep. You got a clear sense of Cassidy's pain, and some source of his psycho.

What kind of pissed me off was the rape reveal. I'm probably in the minority, but I LOVED the rape conclusion last season. I understand that it sets up well for S3 for the Hearst mystery, but dammit!

Other than that, you have great moments that made the ep watchable. L/V was well worth it, but I wished they didn't rush back into happy couple mode so soon. Didn't Veronica say that she and Logan were going to talk along the way to airport? Would have been great if they showed that, but, sigh, I'll take what I can get.

I really don't know what to make of S2. On one hand, I'm willing to see that this season was an experimentation that didn't have the expected results. But I'm so disgruntled. I'm definitely still going to see S3, and this show is still better than most of the crap on T.V. *cough*One Tree Hill*cough* I'm just hoping that they're investing more on character development from this point out.
kdewebkdeweb_lj on May 10th, 2006 07:27 am (UTC)
I just thought of something that helps in the whole Veronica figuring it out business.

Woody had chlamydia. Veronica had chlamydia. What is the shortest distance between those 2 points? So, I don't find that to be implausible at all.

You are right. The planning for this episode sucked. We should have had a finale that spanned 2 episodes. And that is why Happy Go Lucky sucks even worse today than I originally thought last week. It wasted so much time that could have been spent on things that mattered. The talk with Logan/Veronica? We needed to see that. Terrence Cook, The Casino Owner, Wallace, Jackie? Not so much. Yet they took up half of the freaking episode.

But after this season, I will take the LoVe rush. Because it gave us something. And hopefully S3 will return VM to the show that we fell in love with.

Because, the spinning? Awesome!
drops0fjupiter: cardrops0fjupiter on May 10th, 2006 09:54 am (UTC)
At least Logan or Veronica didn't DIE!
Arabian: Kermitarabian on May 10th, 2006 11:40 am (UTC)
I love you, Malynda!