Now, what caused this change of heart, you ask. Well, I'll tell you...
Season/series finale of VM tonight. ...But it's more than that...it's also because of all the things I've read, the responses people have had to the last episode. Actually, it's more about the response people have had to the last few episodes.
Let me start by stating the obvious...I am a Piz fan! I adore Chris Lowell and his portrayal of Piz as adorably awkward and sweet and wonderful. I, in no way, think that Piz was a boring character (like Duncan was) and I in no way ever felt like Veronica and Logan HAD to end up together.
As much as I do enjoy the LoVe thing, and the chemistry that JD and KB have, I was never insane for them. I have always rooted for the underdog on VM. I am completely in love with Beaver, murderer or not. I am completely in love with Dick, asshole or not. And I am completely in love with Piz, who I found nothing at all bad about. Now, don't get me wrong, I did not like Logan with Parker, that was STUPID! But I didn't love him with V anymore either....he deserved better than her. She treated him like crap, which is what I think most VM fans don't agree with me on. I think that she was always way too hard on him, I think that he loved her the best way he knew how and I think that he was good to her, but she had an idea in her mind of the person he was and she couldn't ever see him being anything aside of the asshole bad boy. I do think that most of the problems that had were V's problems...she wasn't a great girlfriend to him, and that's why I like her with Piz, b/c she was learning to be a good girlfriend for him. She didn't want to hurt Piz, b/c he was such a good guy and he was crazy about her, so she changed her ways b/c she does care about Piz. (P.s. I am very away that I keep changing from past to present tense, but I don't care!)
I really can't stress enough how much I love V and Piz's relationship...It was the most mature relationship V's ever had, and I think she needed that. People seem to get so mad at her for changing, but that's what real people do...we are all changing all the time. I've gone through so many personality changes in my life, and I will only go through more. Wanting Veronica to stay the same is unrealistic, and while I know it's not real, it's a TV show, I think I would hate VM if it wasn't about relatable people and situations.
People who think that VM only had one good season, and that was the first season, I disagree with you. People who think that VM only had two good seasons, and they were the first and second seasons, I disagree with you also. I thought all three seasons were wonderful. Did I miss flashback? Did I miss voice overs? Did I miss arc mysteries? OF COURSE I DID!!! But I also missed Lilly, and Duncan, and Beaver, and Leo, and Mr. Wu...ya know? But things had to change. Now, would I have preferred season 3 to have been more like seasons 1 or 2? Maybe...I'm not sure...b/c there were some really great moments in season 3 that we might not have had, if the structure was different.
Now, onto some specifics. Sort of. I have really loved the past few episodes. While none of them have taken over the spot of my FAVORITE episode (<3 Plan B!!!!) they have been in the top 10 or so. I LOVED the episode with Paul Rudd...AMAZING. Really. Paul was great, mystery was stupid, but I'll deal. That episode was fun and funny. It was just great. The Invisible Children episode was so good. I love how much the story actually meant. How important it was for these people to include this story. I loved it. I really liked the mystery, I loved Keith, I loved Piz/V and I love love LOVED Dick!!!! ...Oh, and I hate everyone who thought it was too long since he had broken down in episode 1. Grief shows itself in many different ways. Dick was obviously dealing with it when he came back to Neptune, and thats what we saw in episode 1, but then he put it on the back burner, bc he didn't want to think about it, b/c he blamed himself and hated himself for it. And so, he pushed it out of his mind until he couldn't anymore, when his dad showed up. (Fucking stupid Big Dick.) I think it was again, very realistic of the character of Dick (and for most people) to deal with it all by ignoring it. I think that Ryan Hansen played the scene beautifully. My heart pretty much stopped during the scene, b/c it was so phenomenally acted and written.
Now to the finale, I suppose. There is so much to say about it, but I won't go through it all, scene by scene...though I could, and sort of want to. I'm not really going to break it up too much into the 2 separate hours, since I counted the whole thing as the finale. Well, first of all, YAY for Weevil finally coming around again. Secondly, and slightly more importantly, I loved the scene where V and Piz were on the phone with each other in Piz/Wallace's room. IT WAS SO SEXY!!!! (Not the phone part) Quite honestly, the sexiest moment ever on VM....without a doubt in my mind...and without a close second. Okay, now onto the real stuff. I liked the first mystery...it was good stuff, I liked that Weevil still relies on V!! It was super cute! I wasn't crazy about the set up for Wallace to be in a secret society, but I was okay with it. So, back to my favorite character in the world...I LOVE DICK!!! FUCKING LOVE HIM!!!! When he came out of his room and asked Logan if he tried to stop Cassidy from jumping, my heart literally broke for him. (Oh, and then I got mad at Logan, b/c he DIDN'T do anything!!! Bastard.) Again, Ryan Hansen made me love the most obnoxious character in the history of TV, bc he plays Dick so well. BEACH SCENE?!??!! Maybe the best scene of the season. And when I say maybe, I mean probably!!! I almost peed over Mac and Dick!!! I'm so happy he finally cleared the air...and oh man, her pushing him away was classic!!! (And, a little stupid!!) And then the whole awkward scene between Logan and Piz/V. It was all so good. Logan is an ASS! But I dealt with it well. Although, I think I yelled at my TV, "BITCH!" when Logan was causing drama for no reason.
I liked the way the first mystery was resolved, I liked Weevil being a badass. I liked the idea of a Piz/V sex tape...a LOT! I REALLY liked the way Dick told Logan about the sex tape...Seriously, Ryan Hansen was DEF the star of the night for me! He had at least 3 really amazing moments! And I did like JD's acting of Logan's reaction to it all....BUT I HATED LOGAN FOR WHAT HE DID!!!! It was some serious bullshit to beat the crap out of Piz like that! I was standing in front of the TV yelling at Logan, and cheering for Piz, when I looked over and Rachel (you know, my co-livejournaler and co-VM lover...who is big into Logan/JD) was standing there cheering for LOGAN!!! I got so mad at her, it almost ruined our friendship forever...okay, not really...but I couldn't believe it!! If you were rooting for Logan in that fight, I automatically HATE you! No offense.
But I love that Wallace tried to come to the rescue. He is a sweetheart! And then even Weevil offered V some help. I love how Veronica has friends who would do anything for her. I mean, fine, she doesn't hang out with Weevil, but they love each other...and that's all that matters. V is lucky that she has such an amazing support system...Wallace, Weevil, Keith, and so on.
I was VERY disappointed that spoilers made it seem like a huge deal that Leo was coming back, and in this ep, he had NO lines!!! TOTAL JIP! (Spelling?) Oh, and creepiest part of my night? Seeing a 10x life sized painting of Lilly!!!! Geez, that thing was creepy!!! But I loved that Lilly and Duncan were in the finale in spirit...oh man, so was Beaver!! SO GOOD!!! I liked the way the second mystery was wrapped up...I liked that you could see Veronica was maturing by not wanting an apology from that asshole that Logan beat the shit out of...OBVS NOT TALKING ABOUT PIZ! And I did like that Logan beat that guy up, b/c he was man-handling V...and we all know that's not cool! And I'm happy that Logan apologized to Piz and it seemed like he really did mean it!!!
I am disappointed in Keith, about breaking the law for V. He LOVES the law...and I cant believe he would risk the election and risk losing to VINNY (<3) just to save Veronica. I love Keith, and I love how much he loves V...but I hate her a little for putting him in that situation. Keith is a good Daddy though. I love him a lot.
Now, here is my conclusion...AND IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART! But, I am fully aware that noone in their right mind would have read all of this...I'm okay with it. I wrote this more for me anyway. I am mad that people felt a lack of closure with this finale. For two main reasons, one of which most would agree with me on...IT WAS A SEASON FINALE! You can't expect Rob to write a series finale if he thought they would be picked up...b/c then the fans would've been pissed that there was nothing to speculate about for next season. But, more importantly, the real reason I am mad at people who thought there was no closure, is b/c I'm satisfied. I don't even know what kind of closure people could've gotten...I mean, I get that LoVe shippers wanted that to happen, but I'm okay if the closure is her not with Logan. I feel no need to see more. That's a lie...I will always want to know more about VM and all those from Neptune. I just don't feel a loss of closure. I'm fine with Logan walking off, as an adult, able to apologize for his mistakes. With Dick being a crazy bastard, but actually dealing with Beav's death. With Mac and Dick being okay with each other. With Parker being gone. With Mac being with Max. With Leo having a job at an officer again. With Wallace being an amazing friend, and engineer of sorts. With V being with Piz. With V going off to intern at the FBI. With Vinny possibly or probably winning the election. He'll be just like Lamb...and Keith can be the awesome PI he was when I fell in love with his character. I feel like Jake Kane will try to get the charges against Keith dropped, and all will be fine in Neptune....or as fine as they can be with Vinny as the Sheriff. Maybe Weevil will go back to being a PCHer, that would be fun!
I feel closure. I have closure. I like that ALL questions weren't answered. How could they be? I'm happy LoVe wasn't together, b/c even if they ended the series together, they would've broken up the next month anyway.
So, all in all, great finale, whether it be season or series...but I believe it is series. Fingers crossed for a VM movie, b/c I don't want these characters to be gone from my life forever. But if there can't be a movie, I'll live and be happy with the way it all ended.