The one-time teenage sleuth “has just graduated from Columbia Law School, and as we first meet her, she’s interviewing for lawyer jobs,” previews Thomas. But when Logan is accused of murdering his pop star girlfriend, Veronica is pulled back into the P.I. life after a decade-long (!) break. It’s no surprise, then, that “she’s certainly rusty,” says Thomas. “It’s something that she tried to put in her rearview mirror. It’s something that she didn’t feel like was healthy for her. She carries around a bit of guilt for what she ended up doing to her dad. She’s asked why she hasn’t done it anymore, and she says it destroyed friendships and ended relationships.”
Last faithful Marshmallows saw, Veronica’s dad was in the running to be the new sheriff. However, his chances looked bleak after he found himself in trouble because of Veronica’s actions. “We do talk about the results of the election,” says Thomas. “We do learn in the first scene of the movie that Keith was indicted, that he lost the election [and] that he probably can’t be a cop again because of what Veronica had done.”
Has Veronica’s bad boy ex changed his ways? "He’s looked for more discipline in his life, which is cool because he couldn't sustain the track he was on very long. So he winds up in a good place when [the movie] starts," shares Jason Dohring, adding that "there’s more confidence, a little more maturity" to the once volatile character. But of course, it wouldn’t be much of a film without drama and conflict, so Logan "goes to a bad place, obviously… And then he meets up with Veronica for a case, and they work together to see if they can get his life straightened out."
Veronica’s boyfriend now “has a job that you’d expect from somebody who was working in radio in college,” Chris Lowell previously told TVLine. And his life is pretty sweet because “[he’s] still freakin’ banging Kristen Bell! — at the beginning [of the movie], at least. We’ll see what happens.”
Veronica’s BFF has stuck around Neptune, where he’s "had a couple of relationships, but he's not in love or married or anything. He doesn't have any kids," reveals Percy Daggs III. "He's a single basketball coach and a teacher now. Still best friends with his friends, but their life plans have taken them [to] different places."
The computer whiz “has taken her skills as a troublemaking hacker and applied that in the business world,” previews Tina Majorino. “So it’s pretty cool because she makes good money. She’s ended up in a spot that she didn’t originally see for herself… My own personal question for her was — based on all the stuff she went through on the show with relationships — I wonder if she’s even been in one since we last saw her. But she’s single and making good money and rocking the new haircut.”
Proving some things never change no matter how much time has passed, Dick is still Dick, “just bigger and better,” Ryan Hansen says proudly. “[He’s] just partying and living off of his dad’s money. Does his dad still have money? Some trust funds, I’m sure, that are still there — [Dick’s a] trust fund kid, pretending that he’s the mayor of Neptune.”
Of all the characters’ fates, it’s the former gang leader’s which surprised co-star Ryan Hansen the most. So what’s happened to Weevil? “He’s definitely gotten some closure in the love department,” says Francis Capra. “He’s gotten to a place where he can love again, and he’s gotten the greatest blessing, which is a child, so he’s doing good. I’m proud of him.” Adds Hansen: “Good for Weevil, getting married. [He] has a job and his own shop. I would have thought he would have been dead, really.”