Veronica Mars

"Normal. That's the watchword."

After discovering the answers to questions that plagued her life for the better part of two years, Veronica was determined to put the turmoil behind her and have a "normal" life.

Best friend? Check. Boyfriend? Check. Normal job, just like other people her age? Check.

How long is this normalcy going to last? Is she really going to give up the detective biz? If she isn't the ostracized, angry loner of yesteryear, then who is she?

If you have to ask, then you haven't been watching the show too closely, have you?

Her hair might have gotten a little longer, her necklaces might have changed, and her social status might have climbed up a few notches, but at the core she is still Veronica Mars. She might be a little less angry, and a little bit happier, but nevertheless, she is still as fierce, strong, vulnerable, brilliant, sarcastic, and mercilessly, scandalously hot as ever.

And driven to search for answers again. Which is somewhat preferable to being driven over a cliff, the unfortunate destiny of some of her contemporaries.

Why did they die? For Veronica, who but for a quirk of fate would have been amongst them, that question takes on greater urgency when she learns of the connection between the murdered former stuntman Curly Moran, who may have set up the accident, and Aaron Echolls. If she was the target, then all those people died because of her. Veronica has to find the truth or go slowly crazy with guilt.

As complicated as the bus crash investigation has become, that's nothing compared to the lies and secrets that surround her personal life, which is less than bright. Her best friend faces legal trouble if he does what's right. Her death-wish-carrying ex-boyfriend — trouble he loves to incite. She and her former biker pal are no longer as tight. Her former 09er gal pal dies, but is survived by a precious tyke. Her boyfriend kidnaps his baby daughter from grandpa and grandma Manning, and together they take flight. Her father no longer trusts her after their big fight. Even her once protective watchdog has lost his bite and barely barks when visitors are in sight.

Will any of these relationships ever be put right? How far is Veronica willing to go to find the answers when the answers hit so close to home? And most importantly, does anyone have a hankie? That Keith and Veronica melt-down has me all torn up.

-Inigo, wyk
Bio as of 2.11 "Donut Run"
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Kristen Bell plays Veronica Mars.

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