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Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) is accused of killing a Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) biker gang member after a drunken fight with Eli "Weevil" Navarro (Francis Capra) and the PCHers.The series was critically acclaimed, and appeared on several fall television best lists.Eric Goldman of IGN wrote that the season was "entertaining start to finish", with "great" returning characters and a "wonderful array of guest stars".Goldman criticized the main mysteries for not having the "same personal touchstone for Veronica or for the audience", but found the pace pick[ed] up considerably in the final episodes".Swindoll wrote that although the ongoing bus crash mystery lacked the personal touch of season one, other characters were given more screen time and the narrative was still interesting and enjoyable.Despite the positive reviews, numerous critics were frustrated with the complexity of the second season.He attributed Dunn's removal to fan interest dominating the Logan–Veronica relationship, Brian Raftery of Entertainment Weekly praised the cast as ingenious, in particular Bell and Colantoni, who he thought kept the season "humming along".Raftery found their characters' "sweet-natured, genuine father-daughter friendship remains the show's rock-hard axis".
Thomas explained that the Logan–Veronica–Duncan love triangle had run its course, and to keep the series fresh, there would need to be "other guys in her life".
The second season features a cast of nine actors who receive star billing, six of whom were regulars in the first season.
Kristen Bell portrays the titular Veronica Mars, a high school senior and skilled private detective.
Enrico Colantoni plays Veronica's father Keith Mars, a private investigator and former Balboa County Sheriff.
Thomas, who said that he "conceive[d] the show as a one-year mystery", decided that he needed to introduce and eliminate several characters to be able to create an "equally fascinating mystery" for the series' second season.
Entertainment Weekly thought that the season contained "way-too-ancillary characters and red-herring subplots so extraneous that even the most ardent followers needed a Wikipedic memory to keep track of things".