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The Best Episodes of Veronica Mars

Every episode of Veronica Mars ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Veronica Mars!

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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The best episode of "Veronica Mars" is "Leave It to Beaver", rated 9.1/10 from 1430 user votes. It was directed by Michael Fields and written by N/A. "Leave It to Beaver" aired on 5/10/2005 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Not Pictured".

  • Leave It to Beaver
    9.1/10 1,430 votes

    #1 - Leave It to Beaver

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2005-05-10

    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.

    Director: Michael Fields

    Writer: N/A

  • Not Pictured
    8.9/10 1,325 votes

    #2 - Not Pictured

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2006-05-09

    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.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: N/A

  • Spit & Eggs
    8.6/10 1,016 votes

    #3 - Spit & Eggs

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2006-11-28

    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.

    Director: Rob Thomas

    Writer: Rob Thomas

  • A Trip to the Dentist
    8.5/10 1,174 votes

    #4 - A Trip to the Dentist

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2005-05-03

    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.

    Director: Marcos Siega

    Writer: Diane Ruggiero

  • The Bitch Is Back
    8.5/10 945 votes

    #5 - The Bitch Is Back

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 2007-05-22

    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.

    Director: Michael Fields

    Writer: Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero

  • Gods of War
    8.3/10 691 votes

    #6 - Gods of War

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-07-19

    Veronica debates coming clean to Nicole. Veronica’s fidelity is tested. Veronica and Keith discover they aren’t the only ones who believe they’ve found the bomber. A surprising potential client tries to hire Mars Investigations.

    Director: Amanda Marsalis

    Writer: Diane Ruggiero, Heather V. Regnier

  • Donut Run
    8.2/10 1,029 votes

    #7 - Donut Run

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2006-01-25

    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.

    Director: Rob Thomas

    Writer: Rob Thomas

  • An Echolls Family Christmas
    8.1/10 1,210 votes

    #8 - An Echolls Family Christmas

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2004-12-14

    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.

    Director: Nick Marck

    Writer: Diane Ruggiero

  • Weapons of Class Destruction
    8.1/10 1,231 votes

    #9 - Weapons of Class Destruction

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2005-04-12

    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.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: Jed Seidel

  • Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down
    8.1/10 726 votes

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

    Season 3 Episode 19 - Aired 2007-05-22

    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.

    Director: Jason Bloom

    Writer: Phil Klemmer

  • Heads You Lose
    8.1/10 708 votes

    #11 - Heads You Lose

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-07-19

    Convinced the bomber is still at large, Veronica visits Chino to learn more about Clyde and Big Dick. Mayor Dobbins’ request for help from the FBI brings an old flame to Neptune. Veronica confronts her mugger.

    Director: Rachel Goldberg

    Writer: David Walpert

  • Entering a World of Pain
    8.1/10 669 votes

    #12 - Entering a World of Pain

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-07-19

    As Veronica learns more about Nicole's past, her suspicion deepens. A frantic phone call from Paris leads to a search for Matty. Veronica unwittingly does legwork for Leo.

    Director: Tessa Blake

    Writer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld

  • Pilot
    8.0/10 1,752 votes

    #13 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-09-22

    While trying to navigate the everyday drama of high school, the smart, fearless, 17-year-old Veronica Mars also moonlights as an apprentice private investigator out to solve her wealthy town of Neptune's toughest mysteries. After coming to the aid of the new kid, sophomore Wallace Fennel, who's been duct-taped to the school's flagpole, Veronica ends up incurring the wrath of the thugs who put him there, Eli "Weevil" Navarro and his P.C.H. Biker Boyz. To get Weevil and his gang off her and Wallace's case, Veronica devises an intricate plan that helps some of Weevil's cronies avoid trouble with the law. Meanwhile, defying her father, Keith Mars, the disgraced former sheriff turned private eye, Veronica pursues a late-night case of adultery against billionaire Jake Kane, only to make an unsettling discovery about her mother, who abandoned Veronica and Keith a year ago.

    Director: Mark Piznarski

    Writer: Rob Thomas

  • Like a Virgin
    8.0/10 1,146 votes

    #14 - Like a Virgin

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2004-11-23

    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.

    Director: Guy Norman Bee

    Writer: Aury Wallington

  • Mars vs. Mars
    8.0/10 1,122 votes

    #15 - Mars vs. Mars

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2005-02-15

    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.

    Director: Marcos Siega

    Writer: N/A

  • Happy Go Lucky
    8.0/10 904 votes

    #16 - Happy Go Lucky

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2006-05-02

    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.

    Director: Steve Gomer

    Writer: Diane Ruggiero

  • Papa's Cabin
    8.0/10 746 votes

    #17 - Papa's Cabin

    Season 3 Episode 15 - Aired 2007-02-27

    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.

    Director: Michael Fields

    Writer: John Enbom

  • Spring Break Forever
    8.0/10 985 votes

    #18 - Spring Break Forever

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-07-19

    Panic spreads through Neptune when a bomb goes off during spring break. Veronica and Keith are hired by the wealthy family of one victim injured in the bombing to find out who is responsible.

    Director: Michael Lehmann

    Writer: Rob Thomas

  • Chino and the Man
    8.0/10 769 votes

    #19 - Chino and the Man

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-07-19

    Veronica and Keith launch their investigation. Their involvement puts Police Chief Langdon on edge. Penn goes public with his theory on who the bomber is. Meanwhile, local teen Matty Ross begins her own search for her father’s killer.

    Director: Michael Fields

    Writer: Diane Ruggiero

  • Keep Calm and Party On
    8.0/10 739 votes

    #20 - Keep Calm and Party On

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-07-19

    Veronica and Keith’s client, Daniel Maloof, makes a shocking confession. Sheriff Langdon closes in on her top suspect. Veronica and Matty join forces, just as the whole investigation is flipped on its head.

    Director: Joaquin Sedillo

    Writer: Heather V. Regnier

  • Losing Streak
    8.0/10 687 votes

    #21 - Losing Streak

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-07-19

    Veronica discovers Keith has been hiding something scary from her. The real reason for Penn’s latest theory on the bomber comes to light. Veronica loses confidence in new friend, Nicole, owner of Comrade Quacks.

    Director: Scott Winant

    Writer: David Walpert

  • Silence of the Lamb
    7.9/10 1,113 votes

    #22 - Silence of the Lamb

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2005-01-04

    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.

    Director: John T. Kretchmer

    Writer: Jed Seidel, Dayna Lynne North

  • Ruskie Business
    7.9/10 1,075 votes

    #23 - Ruskie Business

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2005-02-22

    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.

    Director: Guy Norman Bee

    Writer: John Enbom, Phil Klemmer

  • Mars, Bars
    7.9/10 743 votes

    #24 - Mars, Bars

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 2007-02-20

    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.

    Director: Harry Winer

    Writer: N/A

  • You Think You Know Somebody
    7.8/10 1,172 votes

    #25 - You Think You Know Somebody

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2004-10-26

    Veronica tries to help her new boyfriend Troy find his father's stolen car and turns to Weevil for assistance, but the situation becomes dangerous when she discovers that Logan and Troy's buddy Luke might have left more than a piata in the car after their night out in Tijuana. While Keith has accepted that his wife is gone and begins dating school guidance counselor Rebecca James, Veronica continues to secretly investigate her mother's whereabouts, leading her to stumble on a secret Lianne Mars was keeping.

    Director: Nick Gomez

    Writer: Dayna Lynne North