The Best Episodes of Veronica Mars

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2019

In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator. During the day, Veronica must negotiate high school like any average teenage girl. But at night, she helps with her father's struggling private investigator business.

Leave It to Beaver

#1 - Leave It to Beaver

Season 1 - Episode 22

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 8.82
372 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero
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Not Pictured

#2 - Not Pictured

Season 2 - Episode 22

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 8.63
307 votes
Writers: Rob Thomas, John Enbom
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Spit & Eggs

#3 - Spit & Eggs

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 8.45
296 votes
Directors: Rob Thomas
Writers: Rob Thomas
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A Trip to the Dentist

#4 - A Trip to the Dentist

Season 1 - Episode 21

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 8.40
369 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
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Papa's Cabin

#5 - Papa's Cabin

Season 3 - Episode 15

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 8.31
262 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: John Enbom
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Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down

#6 - Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down

Season 3 - Episode 19

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 8.23
258 votes
Directors: Jason Bloom
Writers: Phil Klemmer
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Donut Run

#7 - Donut Run

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 8.22
298 votes
Directors: Rob Thomas
Writers: Rob Thomas
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Postgame Mortem

#8 - Postgame Mortem

Season 3 - Episode 13

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 8.21
261 votes
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Weapons of Class Destruction

#9 - Weapons of Class Destruction

Season 1 - Episode 18

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 8.21
362 votes
Writers: Jed Seidel
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The Bitch is Back

#10 - The Bitch is Back

Season 3 - Episode 20

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 8.20
299 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Diane Ruggiero, Rob Thomas
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Mars, Bars

#11 - Mars, Bars

Season 3 - Episode 14

When Veronica is released from jail, she is contacted by Josh Barry who is desperate to prove his innocence in his father's murder. Meanwhile, Keith gets bittersweet news from the county commissioner, and Logan helps Mac and Parker on a scavenger hunt.

star 8.19
268 votes
Directors: Harry Winer
Writers: Phil Klemme, John Enbom
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Happy Go Lucky

#12 - Happy Go Lucky

Season 2 - Episode 21

Veronica takes the stand in Aaron Echolls's murder trial, and is distracted during final exams while waiting for the verdict. Meanwhile, Keith takes new evidence about the mayor to Lamb, and Weevil asks Mac and Cassidy for help to pass algebra.

star 8.14
294 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
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Mars vs. Mars

#13 - Mars vs. Mars

Season 1 - Episode 14

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 8.13
368 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Jed Seidel, Diane Ruggiero
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Look Who's Stalking

#14 - Look Who's Stalking

Season 2 - Episode 20

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

star 8.13
283 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: John Enbom
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Lord of the Pi's

#15 - Lord of the Pi's

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.12
269 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
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M.A.D.

#16 - M.A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 20

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 8.12
342 votes
Writers: Phil Klemmer, John Enbom
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Plan B

#17 - Plan B

Season 2 - Episode 17

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 8.12
274 votes
Writers: Dayna Lynne North
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An Echolls Family Christmas

#18 - An Echolls Family Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 10

When Weevil's poker winnings go missing after a game at Logan's place, Veronica questions each player to piece together the evening's events and catch the thief. Meanwhile, on the eve of the Echolls' annual Christmas party extravaganza, Keith is hired by Lynn Echolls to track down one of her husband Aaron's potential stalkers.

star 8.11
396 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
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Like a Virgin

#19 - Like a Virgin

Season 1 - Episode 8

To help restore a cheerleader's ruined reputation, Veronica turns to funky computer geek Mac to find the hacker responsible for leaking the embarrassing, private results of a popular online "purity test" to all of Neptune High. Meanwhile, Keith helps Wallace and his mom with an unruly tenant in their building. Later, to get answers about Lilly's murder, Veronica attempts to visit Lilly's confessed, condemned killer Abel Koontz in prison.

star 8.11
386 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Aury Wallington
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I Know What You'll Do Next Summer

#20 - I Know What You'll Do Next Summer

Season 3 - Episode 18

Apollo, a Hearst student who suffered hardships as a child soldier in Africa, appears on Piz's radio show, prompting a man to come forth claiming to be his father. But Veronica's investigation unearths some surprises. Meanwhile, Neptune is faced with a crime spree that could spell trouble for Keith's campaign, and Logan finds himself in a difficult situation when Parker wants to spend to summer with him. Veronica awaits the results of her FBI exam.

star 8.09
261 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: Jonathan Moskin, David Mulei
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Kanes and Abel's

#21 - Kanes and Abel's

Season 1 - Episode 17

Veronica investigates who at school is doing everything possible to distract Sabrina from studying and wreck her grades in an obvious attempt to sabotage her chances at becoming valedictorian. Meanwhile, an unsavory, rival private investigator makes Keith a business offer. Later, Veronica pursues a risky lead that could discredit Abel Koontz's confession, as Logan stumbles onto her detailed files on everyone connected to Lilly's murder.

star 8.09
355 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: Carolyn Murray
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Clash of the Tritons

#22 - Clash of the Tritons

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 8.08
376 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Philip Klemmer, Aury Wallington
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Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough

#23 - Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 8.08
281 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Diane Ruggiero
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Normal Is the Watchword

#24 - Normal Is the Watchword

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 8.08
365 votes
Writers: Rob Thomas
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Silence of the Lamb

#25 - Silence of the Lamb

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.07
379 votes
Writers: Jed Seidel, Dayna Lynne North
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