But the thing that hits me a moment before everything else is always the story itself. There’s a graceful kind of math to well-done structure, when characters are pulled apart or pushed together or sent sailing by each other in the night by the impassive hand of fate.
Dead on. All praise Rob Thomas and his writers.
Also, Awesome Dan Carlson has a partial list of great Mars lines. One of my favorites:
Veronica: You're patronizing me?
Keith: To be fair, I am your patron.