<EM>Veronica Mars</EM> Veronica Mars

If you were left flabbergasted and amazed by last Wednesday's Veronica Mars season premiere, you weren't the only one. Was Veronica really expecting Logan at her door? Will she really stay together with Duncan? TVGuide.com readers sent in their burning questions for the show's producers and Mars creator Rob Thomas happily answered them in this exclusive Q&A.

Question: No question; just a note to say: Thank you for the Best Season Premiere of Any Show, Ever. A fine hour of television.  Cliff1
Rob Thomas:
Wow. Cool. Thanks.

Question: How many episodes will Alyson Hannigan be doing this season? I've only heard of one so far. And will we see Aaron Echolls' trial at all? — Shannon
It's difficult to work around Alyson's "other" show's schedule, but we've got a great story line for her in Episode 9. So far that's all we have planned.

Question: I love Mac (Tina Majorino). Will she be back on the show this season? Please say yes. — Shannon
Thomas: She will. She has a small appearance in Episode 4, then a larger appearance in Episode 9. And there will be several more after that.

Question: The Season 2 premiere was awesome, but I have a question: Was Logan who Veronica thought was going to be at the door? There's an ongoing debate about this. Some say she acts surprised that it's him, but others say she just acts that way because she can tell something's wrong with him. So which is it? — Carli
Thomas: It's because he's beaten and bloody.

Question: Veronica sounded a mite confused when she said Logan's name as he stood in the shadow. Did she think he was someone else at first? — Jon
Thomas: See above.

Question: How long do we have to watch Veronica and Duncan together? We all want her back with Logan! — Mallissia
Thomas: You don't all want to see that. I read the message boards. But I must say, on a personal level, that I think Veronica and Logan are a lot of fun when they're testy with each other.

Question: Are we going to see Wallace's mom this season? Is there any chance of wedding bells for Keith? — Sharon
Thomas: You are going to see plenty of Mrs. Fennell starting in Episode 2. As for the second part of the question — it wouldn't be any fun if I told you.

Question: What kinds of sparks are going to fly when Alyson's and Charisma's characters confront each other later in the season? — Kevin
Thomas: Great. Multicolored. Kick-ass sparks.

Question: Are you surprised by how fanatical viewers are for this show after just one season? — David
Thomas: Yes. It never ceases to blow me away, though I am a guy who can get obsessive about TV myself. I've probably watched the British version of The Office 20 times. Same with Freaks and Geeks, Arrested Development, The Sopranos. There was a period when I forced everyone who came to my house to watch The Office pilot. It's heady stuff to know that there are some people who feel similarly about Veronica.

Question: Love the show and I'm in my thirties! I'm wondering if you will please use Kristen's singing abilities again? Last season's rendition of "One Way or Another" was awesome! — Susan
Nothing's on the books for her to sing right now, but we wouldn't shy away from it.

Question: I'm 17 and I love your show. Since almost everyone who knows good television says that VM is the new Buffy, are you planning to do a musical some time in the future, like Buffy did in Season 6? Kristen has a good voice, so I hope you do one. — Henry
Thomas: Jason [Dohring], Francis [Capra] and Teddy [Dunn] say they don't sing. Percy [Daggs III] can a bit. I don't think I have enough singers in the cast to do a musical episode. If we were to do one, look for it in Season 6.

Question: Were Duncan and Lilly Kane twins? As Duncan, Logan, and Veronica are now seniors, Lilly's death would have occurred during their sophomore year. Was Lilly also a sophomore? Or is this one of those TV questions nobody is supposed to ask, similar to the way the 90210 kids did their junior year twice? — E.B.
Thomas: Lilly was one year older than Duncan — a grade ahead of Veronica, Logan and Duncan. And, hey, Veronica is going into her senior year right on schedule, and we only plan on having one of them.

Question: Do you already know who is responsible for the bus going over the cliff, or do you have several possibilities so you can make a definite decision later on? — Kari
Thomas: We absolutely know.

Question: Are there any other guys you could see Veronica with, or is it just Duncan/Logan for now? — Lisa
Thomas: Veronica's love life will be tricky and rocky. That's all I'd like to give away at this point.

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