Spec Gone Wild!

With all the twists and turns and red herrings that the regular Veronica Mars mystery goes through, speculating on what happens seem to be a futile gesture. But we here at MI.net majored in futile gestures (well, okay, we took one class in college), so after intense thought and self-reflection, members of MI.net submitted their spec to the only fictional member, FakerMcFalse. And after the season finale, Ms. McFalse preceded to give each speccer a point for each answer they got right and laugh at all the answers they got wrong. So here's Faker with her sparkling commentary on the various speculations:

NOTE: I'M AWARDING POINTS FOR THE TIEBREAKER QUESTIONS, BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS SO VERY, VERY WRONG...
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER...

POLTER-COW

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
--Jacques Preppernau

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash? (if different from number 1.)
--Shelly Pomroy

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
--A desire to have more, that is, ANY lines.

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
--She will be watching *The French Connection* with Wallace, and suddenly, it will all make sense.

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
--Jackie. Quite a bit, really.

In case of a tie: (i.e. these only count if people are tied in right answers to the first questions)
6. Will Backup be in this episode?

--Yes. It is in fact his barking that clues Veronica into the clues in *The French Connection*

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
--Ironically enough, his grandma has just gone blind.

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
--Mac will hook up with Butters, and Beaver will hook up with Gia.

I AWARD YOU ONE HALF POINT, FOR THE GRANDMA GOING BLIND BIT

MISSKIWI

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
One of the Fitzpatricks, under direction from Kendall.

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash? (if different from number 1.)
Masterminds: Aaron and Kendall.

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
The actual targets were Dick and Beaver (for Kendall to cash in on the insurance money -- she knew Big Dick was into illegal shenanigans and wanted to secure her financial future), while Aaron benefits from the deaths of Duncan (his prime fall guy) and Veronica (his prime accuser). Kendall and Aaron met and probably banged each other prior to his incarceration.

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
Hart has a recording of something incriminating, such as Kendall and Aaron together.

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
No one dies, but if someone does kick the bucket, it will be Aaron. Karma's a bitch, and then you die.

6. Will Backup be in this episode?
Yes. Always take Backup.

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
Have you met Lamb? He'll hold Weevil just for spite.

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
Yes, but it won't last to the end of the 42 minutes.

I AWARD YOU ONE POINT FOR AARON DYING, ONE POINT FOR LAMB HOLDING WEEVIL OUT OF SPITE, AND ONE POINT FOR BEING TOTALLY RIGHT ABOUT BEAVER/MAC.

FUNKY-DONUT

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
No one -- it got on there accidentally in the bag Dick gave Betina.

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash? (if different from number 1.)
No one -- it was an accident. It was supposed to blow up at Shark Field.

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
Peter Ferrer and Marcos Oliveres wanted revenge on Woody. They made the call from the bus to blow up the bomb -- only to have it blow up on the bus.

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
Hmm.........Beaver will tell her something? It seems like Beaver's always the key to Veronica figuring things out.

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
Hopefully no one. If it has to be anyone, I'd prefer it to be Jackie. That would give Wallace and Veronica something to investigate next year.

6. Will Backup be in this episode?
Yes! It's a finale!

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
No, he'll be in jail.

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
Yes, but then something terrible will happen!

HEH. FUNKY'S TERRIBLE AT THIS. SHE GETS A SINGLE POINT FOR "YES, BUT THEN SOMETHING TERRIBLE WILL HAPPEN!" ONE QUARTER POINT FOR BEAVER BEING THE KEY TO EVERYTHING.

WYK

P-C likes Gia -> Gia is doomed!! -> Therefore she must be guilty of everything!! and She must also die!!

ZERO POINTS!!

CHRIS

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
Dick

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash? (if different from number 1.)
Beaver

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
Scare Woody

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
Mac will give her the final clue.

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
Aaron.

6. Will Backup be in this episode?
Nope, a young actress named Kristen, took him home and never returned him.

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
Yes

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
Yes, before hell breaks lose.

GOOD JOB, CHRIS! ONE POINT EACH FOR BEAVER BEING THE MASTERMIND AND AARON DYING, AND ONE POINT FOR BEAVER AND MAC GETTING TOGETHER "BEFORE HELL BREAKS LOOSE." ONE POINT FOR BACKUP NOT APPEARING, ALTHOUGH KRISTEN'S THEFT IS AS YET UNCONFIRMED.

WILECOYOTE

So...

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
Woody, with the intention of blowing the bus (not the limo).

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash? (if different from number 1.)
Kendall. She and the Fitzpatricks discovered Woody's secret and blackmailed him to put the bomb in.

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
The insurance money for Dick and Beaver.

(Explanation here: so, Woody was going to blow up his own daughter? Well, he obviously went with the plan only under duress, and perhaps even arranged to have the rat dropped on the bus so that they would have an excuse to get the limo).

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
Who knows!

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
Beaver (oh noes).

6. Will Backup be in this episode?
No.

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
No.

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
Perhaps they will "have a moment", right before Beaver is killed.

And bonus predictions:
-The 3rd kid in the tapes, the one molested by Woody whose voice was erased, will turn out to be Kelly Kuzzio.

-Veronica will have the chance to kill Aaron Echolls with impunity, no questions asked... and she will walk away from it.

THREE POINTS -- BEAVER DIES, BACKUP'S NOT PRESENT, AND WEEVIL DOESN'T WALK.

TEXASJEN

The bad thing about being an absolute spoiler-phobe is that my answers are going to be really, really off...but here goes:

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
one of the Fitzpatricks

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash? (if different from number 1.)
Terrence Cook and Kendall Casablancas

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
The insurance money on Beaver and Dick would settle Terrence's debts.

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
She'll find something incriminating.

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
Haaron

6. Will Backup be in this episode?
Yes

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
Walk across the stage, maybe, but in handcuffs, and not to get his diploma.

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
Yes

ONE POINT FOR HAARON DYING. ONE POINT FOR BEAVER AND MAC GETTING TOGETHER. NO POINTS FOR THIS: "4. How will Veronica figure it out? She'll find something incriminating." EVEN THOUGH IT MADE ME LAUGH. TOO VAGUE! 1/4 POINT FOR WEEVIL IN HANDCUFFS!

INIGO

Notwithstanding my increasing confidence that the culprit is actually Lamb, I'm sticking with my published spec, so...

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
Lucky

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash? (if different from number 1.)
Big Dick Casablancas

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
To silence Peter and Marcos

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
She'll work out the LL team is missing a player or two and that one is Beaver. Mac will tell her that she heard Beaver talk to his dad.

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
Dick and Beaver. Aaron.

6. Will Backup be in this episode?
No.

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
No (because Lamb is just that mean).

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
Temporarily.

I THINK INIGO IS OUR WINNER. ONE POINT FOR THIS: "3. What was the reason for the bus crash? To silence Peter and Marcos"

ONE POINT FOR THIS: "4. How will Veronica figure it out? She'll work out the LL team is missing a player or two and that one is Beaver."

TWO POINTS FOR THIS: "5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale? Dick and Beaver. Aaron."

ONE POINT FOR THIS: "6. Will Backup be in this episode? No."

ONE POINT FOR THIS, WITH AN EXTRA "HEH" "7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see? No (because Lamb is just that mean)."

ONE POINT FOR THIS: "8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together? Temporarily."

BEPPERGIRL!

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
Curly.

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash? (if different from number 1.)
Gia.

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
Jealousy.

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
Mac will overhear something due to her devices and tell Veronica.

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
Haaron.

6. Will Backup be in this episode?
No.

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
Yes but arrested just after.

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
Yes but bittersweet.

(Remember, not watching live!)

ONE POINT FOR AARON DYING, ONE POINT FOR NO BACKUP, ONE POINT FOR "YES BUT BITTERSWEET." HOW THE HELL DID EVERYONE KNOW AARON WAS GONNA DIE?!

AND FINALLY...ALLITERATOR.

1. Who planted the bomb on the bus?
It was the rat before it died! It was an intelligent rat! But it was unfortunately killed by Dick Casablancas before it could warn any of the kids.

2. Who was the mastermind behind the bus crash?
The rat was trained by Kendall to put the bomb on the limo, but instead put it on the bus, since rats are notoriously forgetful. Kendall wanted to kill Dick and Beav, not only for the money, but because she was sick of saying "Dick and Beaver" all the time.

3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
Gravity.

4. How will Veronica figure it out?
She'll hijack the TARDIS and travel back to the bus crash and see the rat, who tells her that Kendall did it.

5. Who (if anyone) is going to die in the finale?
The rat (whose name is Joey) died in the past. Veronica also travels in the TARDIS to see who killed Curly, but when Curly propositions her, she hits him with her car and pushes him off a cliff, accidentally killing him, thus fulfilling the causal paradox. Curly only wanted a date and someone said she was easy, which was why he had her name on his hand.

6. Will Backup be in this episode?
Yes. This episode will feature the explosive fight between Backup and Deputy Sacks' mustache (also known as the Diabolical Follicle). The 'stache will finally reason with Backup and they will join forces to rule Neptune.

7. Will Weevil walk across the stage for his grandma to see?
No, but he'll construct an elaborate ruse, just like the moon landing.

8. Will Beaver and Mac get back together?
Yes, until they realize that their nicknames don't really go together.

ONE POINT FOR THIS: "3. What was the reason for the bus crash?
Gravity."
ONE HALF POINT FOR WEEVIL NOT WALKING, BUT ONLY ONE HALF BECAUSE THERE WAS NO RUSE.

ONE HALF POINT FOR BEAVER AND MAC GETTING TOGETHER, BUT ONLY ONE HALF 'CAUSE THAT'S NOT WHY THEY BROKE UP.

100 HONORARY POINTS FOR MAKING ME LAUGH. THOSE DON'T COUNT TO HELP YOU BEAT INIGO, THOUGH.

FINAL POINTS TALLY:

WYK : ZERO POINTS
POLTER-COW : 1/2 POINT
FUNKY : 1 1/4 POINTS
ALLITERATOR : 2 POINTS, (100 HONORARY)
TEXAS JEN : 2 1/4
WILE : 3 POINTS
BEPPERGIRL : 3 POINTS
MISSKIWI : 3 POINTS
CHRIS : 4 POINTS
INIGO : 7 POINTS

INIGO WINS BRAGGING RIGHTS!

-funky-donut

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