The problem with the last element there and why it wasn't as dramatic as it could have been was not so much the idea but the execution. There was no point building up the suspense of whether or not he would kill Will because we - doh! - know that Will is still alive in the Present Day. So all those commercial break cuts just before he cocks his gun really didn't keep me hanging on a cliff.
What would have made it more dramatic?
Keep the identity of the would-be assasin a secret. Let's keep wondering who this guy was and why he wanted to axe Will. (There's no law against even getting a younger actor to play the guy. I wish they had got 2 sets of actors for the leads.) And in the last frames of the episode, let's find out this guy was actually the cop and it was his future wife that talked him out of it. Now that's dramatic.
::sigh:: Like I've said ad nauseum, it's such a great idea but they're doing it all wrong! (*wishes she could grab hold of the screenwriter's word processors*)
I'm getting a double whammy of VM because while one channel is rounding up Season 1 reruns, another has started Season 2.
Anyway, I didn't plan to rant about Veronica but about Logan.
I was reading VM reviews on the Internet that spoke about how Logan is always the recurring red herring of the plot or sub-plot and is always proven innocent. Gave me food for thought. Won't it be interesting if Logan pulls a Snape in the series finale? After season after season of being made to suspect him - only for him to vindicate himself - and we (or Veronica) finally, finally trust him - he then royally stabs her in the back!