Veronica Mars is nothing if not dark at times. This episode tackles a heavy subject without completely crossing the “too dark for network television” line. You feel everything that Veronica suffers: sadness, humiliation, violence, rage, and so on. The episode ends with a satisfying explanation of what happened, and the case feels closed, until the truth resurfaces during the Veronica Mars Season 2 finale. Viewers learn to always expect the unexpected with Veronica Mars.