[Warning: Spoilers for Veronica Mars season four, ahead. Seriously. I mean it.]
Veronica Mars season four launched on Hulu and everything was going great...until the last ten minutes. Well, not great great: there was a bomber in Neptune, Veronica (Kristen Bell) was feeling ~vibes~ with Leo (Max Greenfield) despite her relationship with Logan (Jason Dohring), and poor Weevil (Francis Capra) couldn't catch a break. But all that is par for the course for Veronica Mars. There's always going to be a killer on the loose, Weevil's always gonna Weevil, and V's not herself if she's not wavering between the unpredictable Logan Echolls and safer options.
Maybe that's why the new season felt so right, despite airing 15 years after the first season and five since the movie. Well, of course, until those last shocking ten minutes. This is where those spoilers come in, so don't come find me on Twitter if you keep reading.
It didn't matter that Mars Investigation caught the Neptune bomber, Penn the Pizza Guy (Patton Oswalt). Just a scene after Veronica and Logan's courthouse wedding (I cried, let me tell you), she remembers the backpack Penn left in her car. It's too late to warn her new husband, and the Logan Echolls fans fell for back in 2004 is blown away.
A year later, Veronica is finally ready to meet with Logan's therapist, who plays her a message from the late Naval officer. "Is it weird to say you want to marry someone because you respect her? Because you want to be like her? Because you want children who will inherit her qualities?" he asks. "I want to marry Veronica because she's the toughest human being I've ever met. Blows that would destroy most people...she always picks herself back up."
So that's what it seems Veronica does. She picks herself up and drives away from Neptune, California. But the fans (marshmallows, if you will) on Twitter are not ready to move on. They're still in part one of the grieving cycle. That's to say, freakin' furious, devastated, and inconsolable...
Some channeled their heartbreak into gifs and memes:
But most just kinda...went off:
I will not be watching any future #VeronicaMars without Logan Echols sorry not interested.— Kingston cruz (@mignone_cruz) July 21, 2019
I was so happy with #VeronicaMars being back, and then the finale was an "epic" slap in the face. Fuck that.— Phoebe (@phoebejeziel) July 21, 2019
Crazy that an really good season can be ruined for me in the last 10 minutes. I waited so long invested so much of my life and love into this show and I feel so empty now. I still love Veronica and all the characters but I don’t think I’ll ever understand it. #VeronicaMars— Marilyn (@yeahlolnope) July 21, 2019
WOMEN👏CAN👏BE👏BOSS👏ASS👏BITCHES👏AND👏STILL👏BE👏IN👏LOVING👏MARRIAGES👏 why is it always either “tough chick” or “stepford wife”? Riddle me that #VeronicaMars— Mariah (@mariahh_elenaa) July 20, 2019
So you’re telling me that I waited YEARS, supported a kickstarter, bought books, and spent the last 8 hours binge watching #VeronicaMarsSeason4 FOR THAT!?!? WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK!?!? This is not fucking okay! I feel legitimately betrayed #veronicamars— Caroline Elise E (@caroeliseedge) July 20, 2019
If there's ever been a fandom that had the right to expect & demand better, it's the #VeronicaMars one so I don't wanna hear shit about how we should "accept" that or trust the writers & I sure as shit won't be manipulated into thinking that's it's what I "need"— Janine | vm spoilers (@echollsIogan) July 21, 2019
Personally, I'm in mourning. But what's so wonderful about fandom is that we're all in this together. I think Twitter user @piccilover33 has the best attitude:
OMG IF ANYONE HAS FINISHED SEASON 4 #VERONICAMARS AND WANTS TO SOB WITH ME, DM ME I WILL NOT BE OVER THIS 😭😭😭😭😭— Ali T misses Susan (@piccilover33) July 21, 2019
Excuse me, while I slide in there...
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