The Third Season finale opens with Marty (Don Cheadle) and Jeannie (Kristen Bell) finally together, but the momentarily bliss won’t last long as the FBI begin a massive investigation into Kaan and Associates brought on by Jeannie divulging some company business to a friend in the Department of Justice in an attempt to win a government contract. Although the Feds don’t find what they are looking for, they do discover evidence of enough unethical and downright illegal maneuvers to arrest Marty Kaan.
Seven years after going off the air creator Rob Thomas and the cast of Veronica Mars reunite (with the help of an insanely productive Kickstarter campaign) to bring Veronica (Kristen Bell) back to Neptune just in time for her 10 year high-school reunion. Oh, and to help an ex out of a pesky murder charge. It’s just like old times, in the best possible way.
The well-crafted plan of Marty (Don Cheadle) and Jeannie (Kristen Bell) to woo a grocery conglomerate and a organic food chain and and pit them against each other quickly falls apart, along with Jeannie’s position within Galweather Stearn, when the firm unexpectedly fires Julianne (Bess Armstrong) and decides to bring back “The Rainmaker” Marco Pelios (Griffin Dunne), who isn’t exactly Jeannie’s biggest fan. Seeing her position in the company fall apart when the man she got fired by exposing his practice of sleeping with various female employees is given back the keys to the kingdom, Jeannie has no choice but to call a last-second audible.
With his eyes set firmly on getting the financing to leave Galweather Stern and open his own shop, Tamara (Nia Long) convinces Marty (Don Cheadle) to stick things out and finalize the Carlson (Mather Zickel) deal before he jumps ship. However, when Carlson’s attempt to settle their differences means driving out into the middle of the desert to watch the crazy man blow up watermelons with Ernest Hemingway’s rifle, he begins to have second thoughts.
While trying not to let his brother (Larenz Tate) getting Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.) involved in his latest cause get on his nerves, Marty (Don Cheadle) continues to work behind the scenes to procure the funding and clients he needs to get his new agency off the ground. Meanwhile Jeannie (Kristen Bell) is blindsided by Julianne Hotschragar’s (Bess Armstrong) offer to promote her and put her in charge of her own Pod.