Veronica Mars and Christian Self-Care

Think Christian | 8/20/2019 | Staff
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The journey towards that honesty is what defines Veronica this season, as she starts recognizing unhealthy behaviors in herself. For years, Veronica has been a tireless warrior for justice in Neptune. Now, however, it’s becoming apparent that the side effects of that work are starting to harm her relationships with the few people she actually does trust.

One of those people is Logan. While he wants to take their relationship to the next level, Veronica isn’t sure. She’s also surprised at (and a little disappointed in) her once volatile boyfriend’s level-headedness about their relationship. Logan has become a more emotionally healthy person. Veronica, meanwhile, is stuck in the version of herself that thrives on chaos and ignores her deeper issues by throwing herself into her work. She also self-medicates liberally. After the couple have an argument over Skype, Veronica pours herself some wine; the camera lingers as she pours all the way up to the top of the glass.

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Another issue is Veronica’s handling of the case itself. In previous seasons of the show, Veronica often took advantage of her relationships to get valuable information. She was occasionally taken to task by her friends for making them feel used, but her buddy Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and tenuous ally Weevil (Francis Capra) always forgave her and ultimately came through. This time however, their patience is wearing thin.

Weevil in particular isn’t as tight with Veronica as he used to be (the lyrics of the show’s theme song—“a long time ago, we used to be friends” —resonate here), mainly because of Veronica’s selfish use of him. When Veronica harshly judges Weevil in regard to his criminal activities, he accurately...
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