Spoilers on the fourth season of Veronica Mars to follow.
The cast of Veronica Mars is handing out tissues after the season 4 finale heartbreaker, which featured Veronica (Kristen Bell) and Logan (Jason Dohring) finally getting married and getting ready to ride off into the sunset.
But moments after their marriage, an explosion kills Logan, shocking Veronica and traumatizing fans, many of whom dramatically bid the show "goodbye, forever" on Twitter Us Weekly caught up with the cast at San Diego's Comic-Con, and they shared a message to heartbroken fans.
"I'd say I'm sorry," Bell, 30, said. "I'm sorry for the feelings that you're having but we're trying to keep it interesting, and she will have more fire and fuel inside than ever before if we're able to do it again."
"I was devastated. I went home, my wife had to, like, put me through therapy over it, because to me, it just feels like … I get to see this guy when we work, and Weevil and Logan didn't bury the hatchet," Francis Capra, 36, who stars as Weevil, told Us. "So for me, I feel robbed in a lot of ways and I just want to say this: However you feel, it feels like you're losing a piece of Veronica because Logan is really a piece of Veronica but Veronica Mars is a phoenix. There will be fire, there will be death, but she will rise from the ashes and she will fly. You gotta think about that."
Meanwhile, series creator Rob Thomas is also sharing his thoughts on Veronica Mars' twists, turns and futures.
First up, he tells E! that despite what conspiracy theorists may wish, Logan really is dead.
"It's funny because I never thought there was any mystery whether Logan is secretly alive, and then you're about the fourth person who's asked me, ‘Is he really dead?' So, I wish I had shown the body or something but no, he is completely gone," Thomas said. "TV has conditioned us that if you do not see the body, they can be brought back. But it'd be a pretty cruel thing that Logan was somehow just hiding off somewhere away from Veronica."
He also confirmed fan suspicion that the death happened in service of future seasons.
"I think there's a reason why on a television series when your two leads get together, the show is over. It just gets inherently less interesting, particularly if you want to do a badass, noir mystery, it felt like cutting off an arm to save the body a bit," Thomas added. "If we never get to do more Veronica Mars then I placed a bad bet. I'm hopeful that fans can get their heads around it, but I'm incredibly nervous prior to finding out whether that is in fact true."
Veronica Mars is currently streaming on Hulu.