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I definitely think Rob envisioned Duncan as endgame until Jason’s Logan portrayal was sooooooo engaging. Season 1 Duncan, if Jason had played the character, would’ve been good….
I actually think it would’ve been more interesting if Duncan was Veronica’s brother. Now that’s noir. I didn’t mind Duncan in season 1. I despised season 2 Duncan. I will never understand why some viewers (and Veronica) continuously give Duncan a free pass but Logan’s still being crucified for bashing in V’s headlights in the series premiere.
I don’t want anyone here to think I wanted Duncan & Veronica together. No. Not even in the slightest. I just wonder how much of Duncan’s blandness was bad acting & how much was poor character development.
I’m a Logan girl all the way. I think Logan’s the best written character on the show. He’s demonstrated the most emotional growth & has layers that go on for miles. But I don’t think it was just the writing that made Logan so incredible. I think Jason brought a LOT to that role. Rob & co must agree since Logan was promoted to leading man status when he was originally conceived as a side character.
I wonder what parts of Logan’s season 1 storyline would’ve been different if Jason hadn’t been promoted
Wasn’t Logan originally ONLY going to be in the pilot?
I’ve also heard that before, which as I’ve talked about previously, confuses me as RT has also said that they knew Aaron was going to be the murderer from the get-go. Plus, Logan was such a big presence in the pilot; how was he supposed to just disappear?
I’ve also read the thing about how RT was originally going to make Duncan Veronica’s brother and how Duncan was going to be the back-up murderer in case the Aaron thing was leaked.
Overall, I think Duncan had the potential to be a good (as in interesting, fully realized) character with his background, it’s just that a combination of bad acting and writing torpedoed him. I think once RT realized the chemistry between Logan and Veronica, and later on the big fan response to their romantic pairing, he became so focused on them that he kind of left Duncan’s character development by the wayside while holding on to his original conception of the character (if that makes any sense, maybe I’m just grasping for straws here). Plus, once his sister’s murder was solved, I feel like RT didn’t know what to do with him outside of his role as Veronica’s love interest; it could be argued that Logan received this same treatment in season 3, though to a lesser extent. On one meta thread recently I saw someone say that Teddy Dunn was written off the show due to fan hate; I thought that they only had him for a limited number of episodes due to budget issues, and RT decided to put all of his episodes up front. I think he saw that there were limited possibilities for Duncan going forward and that’s why he was written off. Personally, I would have liked for Duncan to have been sent off to boarding school after season 1 and for them to have kept Meg on as a recurring character instead of subjecting her to that coma baby storyline.