'It's been one week and I'm still emotionally destroyed by the Veronica Mars finale.'

Spoiler warning: This post contains A LOT of spoilers about season four of Veronica Mars. You’ve been warned. 

My Saturday started so well. I awoke to the news that the Veronica Mars revival was dropping a whole week earlier than announced on Stan at 6pm that very day.

I immediately cancelled my plans. Obviously.

Returning 15 years after the original series first aired from 2004 to 2007, with a bonus fan-funded movie in 2014, the fourth season of Veronica Mars delivered everything that made me fall in love with the series as a teen.

Take a look at the trailer for Veronica Mars season four. Post continues after the video. 

Video by Hulu

There was the mystery to be solved in the spate of Neptune bombings, there was Veronica and Keith’s witty banter – hands down the best father-daughter relationship TV has ever seen – and there was the epic love story with Logan Echolls, Veronica’s on-again, off-again, bad-boy-turned-good-boyfriend since high school.

It was all going so well.



That is until the last ten minutes.

After Veronica and Logan finally tie the knot, the newlyweds are getting ready to go on their honeymoon when Logan (once again!) goes to move Veronica’s car before the street is cleaned.

It’s at this very moment it dawns on Veronica that Penn, the pizza guy, played brilliantly by Patton Oswalt, and Neptune’s recently unmasked bomber, planted his backpack in her car.

It’s too late and Logan is blown away in the blast. On their wedding day no less.

I watched on, numb and in disbelief. Surely, that wasn’t the end? SURELY THEY DIDN’T KILL OFF LOGAN?


But this was Veronica Mars and killing off everyone’s darling would be exactly what (evil) creator Rob Thomas would do.

After everything Veronica and Logan have been through, all we fans wanted was a happily ever after. And little PI babies maybe.

To have that happily ever after so brutally ripped away from us was unforgivable.

Particularly when the wedding only came after a series of clearly devised fake-outs to make us question if these two people were really destined for the epic love story we, and Logan, always believed they were destined for. Was Veronica going to be tempted by her ever-charming ex-boyfriend Leo? Would Logan get cold feet and leave Veronica waiting at the altar?


And definitely because we fans have waited so long for this – through cancellations and long stretches of years, never knowing if their love story would ever be resolved – only for it to end like this.

I don’t think it’s an understatement to say, we have been betrayed.

And it looks like the whole of Twitter agrees with me.





With such furious fan backlash, creator Rob Thomas was forced to reason with his mad fanbase, explaining to Rolling Stones: “I feel like for this show to work as a detective show, it has to be with Veronica as a single woman”.

That’s not true, and it’s not good enough Rob, and you bloody well know it.