Well, that was a cool wrap-up to a satisfying mystery. And for once, Veronica managed to solve the case without being drugged, stabbed, menaced, kidnapped or nearly burned alive. She’s getting better at this!
Again, we were loving all the great film noir touches in this episode – heck, in this whole mystery arc. It was appropriately twisty, full of dead ends and double crosses, dangerous women and nasty schemes. We half expected Keith to start quoting Bogie before it was all over.
Mindy made a great femme fatale – she was channeling Barbara Stanwyck or Rita Hayworth when she slipped on her sunglasses, took the insurance check and went out to buy a boat. It sure looked like she had planned everything and was willing to sacrifice Landry to the cops to satisfy her greed.
At first, we were buying Landry as the unwitting patsy done in by his duplicitous lover. Then, when he showed up on the boat? We were convinced he was in on it with her. It looked like they had pulled off the perfect crime – until it all went wrong. That’s the problem with film noir – the cheating lovers rarely get a happy ending.
Up until the last minute, we were convinced Landry and Mindy were the real villains in the Dean’s murder. Imagine our surprise when Veronica found the real killer at the last minute. Apparently, there’s nothing more dangerous than a TA scorned. Nice try, Tim, and you might have gotten away with it, if you didn’t decide to show off in class – in front of Veronica. That’s always a bad idea.
One thing we can’t figure out about Keith – why the hell doesn’t he ban Veronica from the police station? He has to know that every time she shows up, she’s going to be stealing files or riffling through evidence drawers or otherwise mucking up the chain of evidence. The girl just can’t seem to help herself.
On to the character bits. What did you think of the Logan/Parker/Veronica situation? We’re glad Parker and Logan seem to be getting together – they seem to fit together well, you know? Plus, Parker can encourage Logan’s better angels without being quite as judgey as Veronica (we love the girl, but damn, she can be harsh…) We’re looking forward to seeing how that works out.
So what did you think of the resolution to the mystery? Were you surprised by the Tim reveal, or had you pegged him as the killer long ago? Did Mindy’s death shock you? Do you think Parker and Logan make a good match, or is it a disaster waiting to happen? And what sort of trouble do you think Veronica and Keith will get into next? Share your thoughts in the comments!