List of Veronica Mars Episodes - Episode List - Season 1 (2004–2005)

Season 1 (2004–2005)

The first season revolves around Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), a high school student and private investigator in the fictional coastal Southern California town of Neptune. As the daughter of well-respected County Sheriff Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni), the biggest problem in Veronica's life was getting dumped by her boyfriend, Duncan Kane (Teddy Dunn). But when her best friend Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, Veronica's life falls apart. Veronica's father accuses Lilly's father, popular software billionaire Jake Kane (Kyle Secor), of being involved in the murder. This provokes Neptune's wrath, and Keith is ousted and replaced by the new sheriff Don Lamb (Michael Muhney) in a recall election. Veronica's mother, Lianne Mars (Corinne Bohrer), develops a drinking problem and leaves town. When Veronica's "09er" friends—wealthy students from the fictional 90909 ZIP code—force her to choose between them and her father, Veronica decides to work part-time in her father's newly-opened private investigation agency, Mars Investigations. She helps her father solve cases and conducts her own investigations on behalf of friends and acquaintances at school.

Veronica discovers new evidence which suggests that Abel Koontz (Christian Clemenson), the man imprisoned after confessing to Lilly's murder, is innocent. As Veronica delves deeper into the murder case, she also works on other investigations, seeks her mother's whereabouts and deals with the aftermath of being drugged and raped during an "09er" party. Veronica, no longer part of the school's wealthy in-crowd, makes some new friends: Wallace Fennel (Percy Daggs III), Neptune High basketball star; Eli "Weevil" Navarro (Francis Capra), leader of the PCHers, a Latino biker gang named after the Pacific Coast Highway; and Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie (Tina Majorino), Neptune High's resident computer genius. Using her friends' resources, as well as those provided by her father and his contacts, Veronica gains a reputation for sleuthing and finds her skills in increasingly high demand at her school. Things get more complicated when Veronica falls into a relationship with Lilly's ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring), who for a time held Veronica partly responsible for Lilly's death and went out of his way to harass her.

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Pilot" Mark Piznarski Rob Thomas September 22, 2004 (2004-09-22) 475258 2.49
2 2 "Credit Where Credit's Due" Mark Piznarski Rob Thomas September 28, 2004 (2004-09-28) 2T5701 2.21
3 3 "Meet John Smith" Harry Winer Jed Seidel October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12) 2T5702 2.71
4 4 "The Wrath of Con" Michael Fields Diane Ruggiero October 19, 2004 (2004-10-19) 2T5703 3.21
5 5 "You Think You Know Somebody" Nick Gomez Dayna Lynne North October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26) 2T5704 2.73
6 6 "Return of the Kane" Sarah Pia Anderson Story by: Rob Thomas
Teleplay by: Phil Klemmer
November 2, 2004 (2004-11-02) 2T5705 2.86
7 7 "The Girl Next Door" Nick Marck Story by: Jed Seidel
Teleplay by: Jed Seidel & Diane Ruggiero
November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09) 2T5706 2.74
8 8 "Like a Virgin" Guy Bee Aury Wallington November 23, 2004 (2004-11-23) 2T5707 2.76
9 9 "Drinking the Kool-Aid" Marcos Siega Story by: Rob Thomas
Teleplay by: Russell Smith
November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30) 2T5708 2.40
10 10 "An Echolls Family Christmas" Nick Marck Diane Ruggiero December 14, 2004 (2004-12-14) 2T5710 1.90
11 11 "Silence of the Lamb" John Kretchmer Jed Seidel & Dayna Lynne North January 4, 2005 (2005-01-04) 2T5709 2.84
12 12 "Clash of the Tritons" David Barrett Phil Klemmer & Aury Wallington January 11, 2005 (2005-01-11) 2T5711 2.91
13 13 "Lord of the Bling" Steve Gomer John Enbom February 8, 2005 (2005-02-08) 2T5712 2.97
14 14 "Mars vs. Mars" Marcos Siega Story by: Rob Thomas
Teleplay by: Jed Seidel & Diane Ruggiero
February 15, 2005 (2005-02-15) 2T5713 2.70
15 15 "Ruskie Business" Guy Bee Phil Klemmer & John Enbom February 22, 2005 (2005-02-22) 2T5714 2.34
16 16 "Betty and Veronica" Michael Fields Diane Ruggiero March 29, 2005 (2005-03-29) 2T5715 2.33
17 17 "Kanes and Abel's" Nick Marck Carolyn Murray April 5, 2005 (2005-04-05) 2T5716 2.78
18 18 "Weapons of Class Destruction" John Kretchmer Jed Seidel April 12, 2005 (2005-04-12) 2T5717 2.30
19 19 "Hot Dogs" Nick Marck Dayna Lynne North April 19, 2005 (2005-04-19) 2T5718 2.48
20 20 "M.A.D." John Kretchmer Phil Klemmer & John Enbom April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26) 2T5719 3.04
21 21 "A Trip to the Dentist" Marcos Siega Diane Ruggiero May 3, 2005 (2005-05-03) 2T5720 2.85
22 22 "Leave It to Beaver" Michael Fields Story by: Rob Thomas
Teleplay by: Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero
May 10, 2005 (2005-05-10) 2T5721 2.99

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