The BEST Episodes of Veronica Mars

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2021

Network: UPN

In the fictional town of Neptune, California, student Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father.

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Leave It to Beaver

#1 - Leave It to Beaver

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2005

In the shocking, action-packed season finale, a determined Veronica must betray someone she cares deeply about in order to solve the season-long mystery of who murdered her best friend Lilly Kane, but what she discovers puts her life in serious danger. Meanwhile, on the eve of a reception for the Governor of Calif., Jake Kane asks Duncan if he really wants to know what happened on the night Lilly died. Later, Keith awaits the results of a paternity test.

star 8.88
1,242 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Diane Ruggiero, Rob Thomas
Not Pictured

#2 - Not Pictured

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 9, 2006

After discovering the true perpetrator of the bus crash, Veronica is desperate to warn others before it's too late. However, she inadvertently puts herself and her loved ones at risk in the process. Meanwhile, Keith tracks down Woody in hiding, Wallace leaves for Paris to be with Jackie, and Weevil again runs into trouble with the law.

star 8.69
1,132 votes
Writers: John Enbom, Rob Thomas
A Trip to the Dentist

#3 - A Trip to the Dentist

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 3, 2005

Determined to get to the truth behind who drugged and assaulted her at a party the year before, Veronica questions her friends and many rivals about the chain of events that night at Shelley Pomroy's house. Meanwhile, when one of Veronica and Wallace's stunts affects her job at Kane Software, Alicia confronts Keith about his daughter's behavior. Later, in an attempt to get closer to his son, Aaron throws a birthday party for Logan that inadvertently surprises everyone.

star 8.48
1,286 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
Donut Run

#4 - Donut Run

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 25, 2006

When Duncan disappears with Meg's baby, Lamb must work with two FBI agents to extract as much information as possible from an uncooperative Veronica. Meanwhile, Wallace reveals the real reason he returned to Neptune, and Weevil and Logan make a breakthrough in their hunt for the rogue gang member.

star 8.46
1,102 votes
Directors: Rob Thomas
Writers: Rob Thomas
Spit & Eggs

#5 - Spit & Eggs

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 28, 2006

After the campus rapist anonymously announces the location of his next rape, Veronica hires her friends to help her track him down, but is shocked when she discovers the rapist's identity. Meanwhile, Logan makes a drastic decision about his future with Veronica, and Dean O'Dell hires Keith to prove that his wife is unfaithful.

star 8.38
1,183 votes
Directors: Rob Thomas
Writers: Rob Thomas
The Bitch Is Back

#6 - The Bitch Is Back

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 22, 2007

As the end of the first semester at Hearst College draws to an end, the election for sheriff in Neptune comes to a close and Veronica and Piz discuss the effect a summer apart will have on their relationship.

star 8.35
1,080 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Diane Ruggiero, Rob Thomas
Postgame Mortem

#7 - Postgame Mortem

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 13, 2007

Keith takes on a second concurrent murder case when the head of the Hearst basketball team turns up dead and his son is the prime suspect. Meanwhile, a depressed Logan refuses to leave his hotel room and ends up babysitting Dick's girlfriend's little sister for days.

star 8.34
1,014 votes
Weapons of Class Destruction

#8 - Weapons of Class Destruction

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 12, 2005

A series of fire drills leads Veronica to discover that Neptune High has been receiving bomb threats, so she enlists Wallace and Mac's help to investigate classmates who could pose a serious threat to the school, including new student Ben. Meanwhile, Keith stuns Veronica with the news of who he's been secretly dating. Later, Duncan confronts Veronica about her ongoing investigation into his sister's death.

star 8.34
1,313 votes
Writers: Jed Seidel
Driver Ed

#9 - Driver Ed

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2005

After tragedy strikes Neptune, Calif. and the local sheriff rushes to judgment, an emotional Veronica attempts to help a grieving family member rule out suicide as a contributing cause in the calamity. Meanwhile, Wallace offers to help transfer student Jackie Cook, the fiery, flirty daughter of professional baseball player Terrence Cook, track down the person who damaged her car in the school lot. Later, mayoral candidate Woody Goodman asks Keith to consider running for sheriff.

star 8.32
1,240 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
Mars vs. Mars

#10 - Mars vs. Mars

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 15, 2005

When one of Neptune High's haughtier students brings a sexual harassment suit against a favorite teacher, Veronica finds herself pitted against her father when the girl's parents hire Keith to help in their case. Meanwhile, with the tabloids claiming his mom is still alive, Logan turns to Veronica to help him track down the truth. Later, Veronica discovers more unsettling information about Duncan's hidden medical condition.

star 8.31
1,193 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Diane Ruggiero, Jed Seidel
Weevils Wobble but They Don't Go Down

#11 - Weevils Wobble but They Don't Go Down

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired May 22, 2007

Weevil asks Veronica to clear his name after he's arrested for selling fake debit cards to Hearst students, claiming he's being framed because of his criminal background.

star 8.30
1,141 votes
Directors: Jason Bloom
Writers: Phil Klemmer
Hot Dogs

#12 - Hot Dogs

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 19, 2005

While helping her classmate Mandy search for her missing Jack Russell terrier, Veronica stumbles onto a bigger mystery, which affects pets all over Neptune. Meanwhile, tensions mount in the Echolls family as Trina tries to convince the now-retired Aaron to take a part in her new boyfriend's independent movie. Later, Weevil is arrested for breaking into the Kane residence and taking something from Lilly's room.

star 8.30
1,342 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: Dayna Lynne North
Lord of the π's

#13 - Lord of the π's

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 2006

Keith and Veronica are hired to help find the missing grand-daughter of the founder of Hearst College, whose swing vote could spell the end of fraternities and sororities at Hearst. Meanwhile, Logan fears for Veronica's safety as she gets closer to the truth regarding the campus rapes.

star 8.27
1,093 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
Clash of the Tritons

#14 - Clash of the Tritons

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 11, 2005

When a family accuses Veronica of providing a fake ID to their son, now in an alcohol-induced coma, and files suit, the search to find who's really responsible leads Veronica to a clandestine, exclusive organization operating on Neptune High's campus with a possible connection to Duncan. Meanwhile, Aaron Echolls hires Keith to find out who's been supplying pictures to the tabloids that have humiliated his wife Lynn. Later, Veronica bugs Ms. James' office to eavesdrop on grief counseling sessions, and learns some surprising information about her friends.

star 8.27
1,154 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Aury Wallington, Philip Klemmer
Papa's Cabin

#15 - Papa's Cabin

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 27, 2007

When Veronica discovers Timothy Foyle breaking into Mars Investigations, she uses his help to track down Dean O'Dell's true killer. Meanwhile, Logan and Parker's relationship takes an unexpected turn, and acting Sheriff Mars brings another murderer to justice.

star 8.27
1,114 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: John Enbom
Look Who's Stalking

#16 - Look Who's Stalking

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 25, 2006

Gia enlists Veronica's help to find out who is stalking her, and Clemmons cancels the senior prom.

star 8.26
1,097 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: John Enbom
Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough

#17 - Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 8, 2006

When the profits from the Neptune High Winter Carnival go missing, Veronica finds herself defending Jackie from the condemning teachers and students. Meanwhile, Keith meets with her father, Terrence Cook, after he is accused of playing a role in the bus crash, and Logan initiates a new relationship while Beaver continues an old one.

star 8.24
1,074 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
Plan B

#18 - Plan B

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 5, 2006

Overcome with guilt and frustration, Weevil asks Veronica for help to bring Felix's true killer to justice, but realizes he may have to take matters into his own hands.Meanwhile, Keith reviews a strange DVD that Woody receives in the mail, and relationship troubles brew between Wallace and Jane, and Mac and Cassidy.

star 8.23
995 votes
Writers: Dayna Lynne North
Ruskie Business

#19 - Ruskie Business

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 22, 2005

Veronica surprisingly finds herself working as a "love detective" when she's asked to track down her friend Meg's secret admirer and a Russian bride's estranged fiancé. Meanwhile, after discovering that one of Lynn Echolls' credit cards is in use, Veronica and Logan go to a Los Angeles hotel in hopes of finding her or a clue.

star 8.23
1,229 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: John Enbom, Phil Klemmer

#20 - M.A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 26, 2005

When a classmate's boyfriend threatens to post a humiliating video of the girl online if she dumps him, Veronica helps her concoct a scheme to ensure "mutually assured destruction" if he doesn't allow the relationship to end peacefully. Meanwhile, Keith begins to search for Duncan after his parents post a huge reward for information on his whereabouts. Later, as her secret new relationship heats up, Veronica learns a disturbing new fact about the night that she was drugged and assaulted.

star 8.21
1,173 votes
Writers: John Enbom, Phil Klemmer
Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang

#21 - Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2005

Beaver hires Veronica to investigate his stepmother, Kendall, who he believes is cheating on his dad and planning to clean him out, but both are shocked by what they discover. Meanwhile, Wallace begins dating Jackie, against Veronica's advice.

star 8.21
1,209 votes
Writers: John Enbom, Phil Klemmer
Normal Is the Watchword

#22 - Normal Is the Watchword

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2005

After the summer fireworks caused by a dangerous confrontation with Lilly Kane's murderer and a surprising visitor at her door, Veronica attempts to settle into "normal" life, complete with a new after-school job and a return to the popular fold at Neptune High, but she gets pulled back into the investigation business when Wallace is kicked off the basketball team for testing positive for drugs. Meanwhile, Keith sits down with reporter Julie Chen to discuss his new book on the Lilly Kane murder, "Big Murder, Small Town." Later, after seeing his father arrested for murder and being charged for murder himself, Logan seeks refuge from the paparazzi and relaxes poolside at the Casablancas mansion with buddies Dick and "Beaver" and their sexy stepmother Kendall.

star 8.19
1,280 votes
Writers: Rob Thomas
The Wrath of Con

#23 - The Wrath of Con

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2004

In an effort to help Wallace's new crush Georgia, who was duped out of her money in an internet scheme, Veronica must outwit a group of computer "thugs," known as the Silicon Mafia. Meanwhile, Keith makes Veronica introduce him to her new boyfriend Troy before allowing her to go to the homecoming dance with him. Later, Logan helps Duncan edit together a memorial video for a school dedication ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of Lilly's death. The dance and the video bring back Veronica's memories of when the four of them were friends.

star 8.19
1,398 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
Silence of the Lamb

#24 - Silence of the Lamb

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 4, 2005

Veronica uncovers information that her fellow outcast Mac was switched at birth with a more affluent student, causing Veronica to examine her own questions about whom her real father may be. Meanwhile, a serial killer has resurfaced in Neptune forcing Sheriff Lamb to forge a reluctant, tense partnership with Keith. Later, Veronica flirts with a handsome young rookie at the sheriff's department to obtain more information on Lilly's murder.

star 8.18
1,250 votes
Writers: Dayna Lynne North, Jed Seidel
Show Me the Monkey

#25 - Show Me the Monkey

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 23, 2007

Veronica and Mac help campus researchers locate a missing monkey who was allegedly stolen by animal rights activists. Meanwhile, Keith is approached by Mindy O'Dell, who claims her husband's death was murder, not suicide. And in the aftermath of his breakup with Veronica, Logan turns to Dick for advice.

star 8.17
1,101 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: John Enbom, Robert Hull