Who could ever forget Public Defender Cliff McCormack? Daran Norris’s character is a close friend of the Mars’, always helping them with whatever they request. You can’t help but get the feeling that he’s not the best lawyer, especially when he tells Logan so, but his wit is definitely on par with that of the Mars family. Even though he never had a whole episode revolve around him, he appears often and helps Veronica out of quite a few jams. We couldn’t see The Veronica Mars Movie happening without him.
Eli “Weevil” Navarro
Weevils wobble, but they don’t go down. We have loved Eli Navarro, played by Francis Capra since we first laid eyes on him. The character is definitely someone you don’t want to mess with, yet he does have a softer side. He was once the leader of the PCH biker gang, which led to many run-ins with the law. In season three, Weevil worked as a maintenance man at Hearst College, trying to make a better life for himself. We’re not too confident that Weevil will attend the movie’s high school reunion willingly, if at all, so we hope that he plays a large part in Veronica’s murder investigation instead.
Stosh “Piz” Piznarski
While people either love him or they hate him, Chris Lowell’s Piz is a memorable character from season three. Poor Piz. He never stood a chance against LoVe shippers. We wonder if audiences would have liked him more if he had not eventually become one of Veronica’s love interests. Anyway, we first meet Piz as Wallace’s roommate at Hearst and a host of a college radio show. Piz was one of the most normal characters in the entire series because he was not a snobby rich kid nor did he have a ton of personal issues. Although, we’d definitely consider that harsh beating he endured at the hands of one Logan Echolls a personal issue. Let’s hope that, for Piz’s stake, he isn’t the target of Logan’s wrath again in The Veronica Mars Movie.
We’re actually pretty surprised that Christine Lakin’s return for The Veronica Mars Movie was publicly announced. It makes sense that her character would show up for the reunion, but Susan Knight didn’t really play a large role in her own episode, let alone the series. Susan Knight was the girl who had a sexual relationship with Veronica’s favorite history teacher back in season one. You know, the one where her friend, played by Gossip Girl Leighton Meester, pretended to have been the one knocked up by the teacher in order to get some justice for her friend. Because Susan Knight was in the show for all of five seconds, we unfortunately couldn’t find any videos to refresh your memory of her.
We are SO exited that Percy Daggs III is reprising his role as the one and only Wallace Fennel. His caring and compassionate personality was the perfect match for Veronica’s boldness. We could not have imagined a better best friend for Veronica. Not even Mac could have completely filled Wallace’s role. After all, would Mac have ever called Veronica a “marshmallow” and single-handedly spark Veronica Mars fans to adopt the term as their collective name? The last time we saw him, he was helping Veronica infiltrate the skull-and-crossbones group on campus called “The Castle.” While we’re sad that we never got any closure about Wallace during the season finale, we’re so excited to see him pair with Veronica once again.
Who’s your daddy? Enrico Colantoni seriously played one of the best TV dads of all time. Keith Mars is smart, witty, hilarious, and caring, just to name a few of his many traits. We loved his back-and-forth banter with Veronica. We’re not ashamed to admit that we were envious of their relationship. In the series finale, Keith’s chances at being elected Sheriff of Balboa County were all but destroyed when Veronica was caught breaking into the Kane mansion, and Keith had no choice but to destroy the evidence. Poor Mr. Mars. We’re hoping that he’s had some sort of career success in the ten-year gap.
We love LoVe. Who could forget that heartbreaking LoVe cliffhanger that the series finale left us? Logan beats Piz, then apologizes, then stares at Veronica, and that’s it. That’s all we were left with. Thank god for The Veronica Mars Movie. We can’t wait for more of Jason Dohring’s excellent smoldering. And hilarious remarks. Bring on the LoVe!
Played and made amazing by Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars needs no introduction. At the end of the series, Veronica broke in to the Kane mansion in search of the truth about The Castle. She then severely jeopardized her father’s chances at winning the election for Sheriff. The last shot of the series showed her casting her ballot for sheriff and then walking out of the polling place into the rain, a social outcast once more. Totally unsatisfying. We can’t believe we have to wait a whole other year to see what happens to her but, hey, it could definitely be worse.