The big idea: Chat up Jason Dohring about all things Veronica Mars past, present and future in connection with this, the day UPN's supersleuth series returns to Tuesday nights (at 9 pm/ET). The big problem: Dohring's, like, mad busy filming the season finale. Luckily, the dude's a trouper, and agreed to A our Qs via e-mail. (Coincidentally, you TVGuide.com Insider enthusiasts will recall, Kristen Bell "cybered" with us as well.) So, is full-on reconciliation in store for Logan and Veronica? Will Dohring clue us in on the top-secret season-ender? And what are the current odds on Mars landing on CW? Enough intro prattle, let's get to the short but sweet exchange.
TVGuide.com: Since we're doing this via e-mail, why not start by telling us what sort of computer set-up you're working with there. Mac? PC? Atari 400 with membrane keyboard?
Jason Dohring: Dude, it's a Dell.
TVGuide.com: What songs on your iPod would have their grooves worn down if they were vinyl singles?
Dohring: Hmm what I'm listening to now? "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt, "All These Things that I've Done" by The Killers, Sugarland's "Baby Girl."... Oh, and I love Johnny Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down."
TVGuide.com: This week you wrap up shooting for the season. How best can you tease the material you've been handed for the finale?
Dohring: I can't say too much (under penalty of death), but it contains the most exciting half an hour in the history of the show.
TVGuide.com: Did you correctly guess who was responsible for the bus crash before you read the script?
Dohring: Not even close. I had a list of people I thought it could be, and the person wasn't even on it. I weaseled it out of Kristen Bell.
TVGuide.com: Logan and Veronica dancing at the spring fling was hot. What are the prospects for a reconciliation?
Dohring: Again, penalty of death [prevents me from saying]. But personally I feel that there will always be a special place for Veronica in Logan's shriveled little heart.
TVGuide.com: What's the dynamic between you and Kristen Bell off camera?
Dohring: Where to even start? She's amazing. It's so great to work with someone like her because she brings so much to every scene she's in.
TVGuide.com: Do you think Logan knew Thumper was in the stadium when he blew it up?
Dohring: Not at all, but karma is a bitch.
TVGuide.com: In your opinion, why would Logan be pals with someone as obnoxious as Dick?
Dohring: Let's face it, he's really the only friend, the only dependable friend, Logan has. I think it's the loyalty of being childhood friends.
TVGuide.com: Is it fun to film brawls like the bathroom one between Logan and Weevil?
Dohring: Absolutely that was awesome, mainly because I enjoyed kicking Francis Capra's ass. And of course it's fun to throw s--- around. We actually broke the wall down in one take. With my muscle and sheer force, that wall didn't stand a chance. (I am, of course, laughing as I type that....)
TVGuide.com: As this season nears its end, how do you compare it to Season 1? What's been different?
Dohring: I feel like this season actually wraps up more things, brings it all together, and the end of Season 2 has a lot more significance than the end of Season 1.
TVGuide.com: Do you have any projects lined up for the hiatus?
Dohring: I'm reading some scripts now, and also thinking about doing some theater.
TVGuide.com: What's the consensus on the set regarding the current odds for a Season 3 pickup by CW 4:1? 3:2?
Dohring: 4:1?!? No faith, buddy, no faith. We feel like it's looking good.
Additional reporting by Angel Cohn