Kristen Bell by Scott Humbert/The CW Kristen Bell by Scott Humbert/The CW

"Other than everything?" That was Kristen Bell's response when asked by the Associated Press what she will miss most about playing Veronica Mars. "It feels sort of like graduating high school. You really only recognize how special it was once it's gone away," she continues. "I don't know I'll ever find as special a show ever again. I think I'm only truly realizing that now."

Technically, of course, the CW has until Friday to render its final final verdict on 'Ron's fate. Meanwhile, as first teased by Ausiello, talk of a feature film follow-up lingers. "I'm game," says Bell of that big-screen dream. "I would work for [series creator] Rob Thomas again in a heartbeat" - and hearing that makes our hearts beat.