The fourth season of Veronica Mars finds Kristen Bell back at home in Neptune as Veronica aids her father Keith’s (Enrico Colantoni) private eye business. She rejects Logan’s (Jason Dohring) marriage proposal, citing all of the pain she’s seen in broken relationships she has investigated, and looks into the reasons behind a bombing at a local hotel during spring break.
Several people died in the bombing – and the Mars investigation must look into all of them for the reasons behind the bombing. Congressman Daniel Maloof (Mido Hamada) wants the truth behind his brother’s fiancee’s death; a Mexican crime boss sends two henchman, Clifton Collins’ Alonzo and Frank Gallegos’ Dodie to find out who killed his wife’s nephew; Matty (Izabela Vidovic) wants to know why her hotel-managing father died; and another spring breaker happens to be present when it explodes.
While the latest season has received a lot of positive press, it just didn’t jive for me with the rest of the series. In fact, I had a hard time getting into it because 1) Veronica just isn’t very likable (she’s awful to her dad and to Logan) and 2) the pacing is terribly slow. Yes, the show has some funny moments, and definitely shows a willingness to almost spoof itself, but in the end, it just wasn’t enough and I found it less than I’d hoped for after all.