'Veronica Mars' season 4: Percy Daggs III aka Wallace says "I didn’t do it" regarding that shocking death, hopes Marshmallows stick with Hulu show
Percy Daggs III says that it was not Rob Thomas's intention to betray Marshmallows with that shocking season 4 finale.
Spoilers for ‘Veronica Mars’ season 4 ahead
Most of us are still reeling from the shock of that unexpected death of ‘Veronica Mars’ season 4, and if you are a Marshmallow, you might have already expressed on social media how you refuse to accept the finale as the actual finale. While many angry fans demand a remake of the finale and others petition for season 5 to keep Logan (Jason Dohring) alive, because technically “We didn’t see a body,” one of the OG cast members is asking the Marshmallows to patiently stick with the show.
Percy Daggs III, who plays Veronica’s (Kristen Bell) BFF Wallace on the show, tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) that he hears and understands the reasoning showrunner Rob Thomas has for why that plotline was necessary. “Who doesn’t want to see her avenge her husband’s death, and deal with her grief, and lean on the people around her, and solve more mystery and find love again?” asks Daggs.
However, he does understand the fans’ feelings and how connected they feel to these characters. “These characters are 15 years deep in adults’ lives and in lives that they’ve introduced to their children,” he explains adding how he also understands what Logan means, and who Jason Dohring is as an actor or as a friend or what he means to the series. “I am not saying you shouldn’t feel the way you feel, but stick with her,” he says.
Logan’s death was hard on Daggs too, especially because Dohring is a friend of the actor. “I didn’t find out through the story, just passing each other on the lot, he pulled me to the side and said, ‘Hey Perce...’ and I can see the emotion in his eyes. He had taken a few days to process it himself. Right before I shoot a scene he decides to tell me and I was like, ‘Wait a minute, man. I gotta go work,’” he jokes, before voicing his devastation over the season 4 finale.
“So many quick things [are] running through your mind. I don’t even know if we are ever going to do this again if we don’t do this again… ‘How do you feel? How am I supposed to feel?’ It was just a really difficult time and it still is. I understand what the fans are going through. It still is, even sometimes when it crosses my mind, that Logan is no longer there,” he states.
He also reinstates his love for the fans of the show: “Marshmallows, I love you. I know how you feel. I hope you don’t get hard, Marshmallows, and you stay with us, and you continue to love the franchise and what it is. There is still so much more to do. There is still so much more for ‘Veronica Mars’ and the Neptune universe. I hope you continue to love what we do. I hope you love the season 4 and I hope you understand and we will get through it,” he says, adding, how if there is a season 5, he hopes it would mean just as much to the fans as it has meant so far.
“I hope it still means a lot to you because you guys still mean a lot to us. And, we love you,” he says, reminding the fans that the decision was a tough one to make, one that does justice to the noir genre that the show is a part of. He also opines that Thomas knows how much the show means to the fans, and by no means was his intention to betray the very people who crowd-funded enough money for a ‘Veronica Mars’ movie to be made in 2014.
That being said, he also wants us to remember: “I didn’t do it!”