Why did Thomas decide to have Logan join the Navy?
“There are actually some similarities between Logan Echolls and Mayo from An Officer and a Gentleman,” replies the creator. “That was a character so far down, he didn’t know where else to turn. A damaged soul found something in the discipline of the military [and] straightened his life out. So I was intrigued by that. And also because it’s noir, I didn’t want the big Wayne’s World happy ending where everybody gets everything they want. I wanted Logan, at the end, to have to go away. I didn’t want [Veronica and Logan] riding off in the sunset together. So I looked for a job that would immediately pull him away from her.”
Are Logan and Veronica together for good now?
“I don’t want them to become like Barbie and Ken,” says Thomas. “I think the relationship is always going to be tumultuous. They are both damaged people. With damaged people, it’s hard to have an unrocky, safe, comfortable relationship. But I don’t think they would break up off camera. In other words, if we got to do another movie, I don’t think we would start with them broken up. We will play that out, for better or worse. I know fans love seeing them together. I just think if they are together, it’s going to be hard. It’s going to be tough. Even the fact that Logan is in the military, I’m not sure Veronica knows entirely what she’s signing up for there.”
Does Keith finally approve of Logan?
“I was surprised that Logan ended up in JAG, flying airplanes over Afghanistan,” says Enrico Colantoni. “I thought if anybody had come the furthest as a character, it’s Logan, enough where Keith might consider him as a future son-in-law where he wouldn’t have before. That was a nice surprise. … He saves Keith’s life, too. He’s got a lot to be grateful for, as far as Logan’s concerned. He’s got to reconsider the whole Logan/Veronica relationship.”
Has Mac quit her cushy job at Kane Software?
“It looks like that,” admits Tina Majorino. “We don’t exactly know the specifics, but she is working with Veronica.”
Did Weevil go back to his old ways to protect himself?
“I think we have to take it that way unless you’re willing to believe that I was just going on some type of charity ride on a Sunday,” says Francis Capra with a laugh. “His family is going to suffer. It’s definitely not easy to raise a child, have a happy wife, when you’re riding around on your hog. You’ve got that group of guys behind you. It’s not a very Brady Bunch existence. I do know if anybody could do it, if anybody could manage it, it’s Eli. He’s a survivor. He’s a good man.”
So, so many addictions themes — what’s up with that?
“I wanted to set it up so Veronica knew all the smart reasons for continuing down the path that she was on [in New York],” explains Thomas. “But what she is drawn to, like an alcoholic to a bottle, is this thing that tends to rip apart her life. It’s noir. So if she was going to choose that life, I wanted it to be a hard decision that she knew might not be the healthiest for her. “