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Michelangelo's Pieta (Art)

Bloody Logan Echolls. That's not a comment, it's a fact — the boy lies battered and bleeding in Veronica's arms in the style of Michaelangelo's "Pieta." The great Renaissance man's name must proceed the title, for "Pieta" on it's own is any piece of work that depicts Mary cradling the dead body of Christ. Michaelangelo's "Pieta" is a sculpture that currently resides in the Vatican. Considered by some to be the artist's greatest work, it is the only piece he signed, allegedly in a hissy fit when the work was attributed to one of his contemporaries. Exactly what hissy fit led to bloody Logan Echolls is a different story.

2.01 "Normal Is the Watchword"

After Veronica believes Keith was blown to smithereens by that vengeful little imp Beaver, she falls asleep in Logan's arms, putting them in a position that not only echoes Veronica holding Logan similarly in 2.01 "Normal Is the Watchword," but also clearly references the famous pietà of Michelangelo, making this either a striking visual metaphor for Veronica's desperation and Logan's support, a clever comparison between the two characters and their respective emotional state in the season premiere and finale, or one of the most awkward and uncomfortable looking symbolic imagery two actors were forced to present on the show yet.

2.22 "Not Pictured"
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