Veronica Mars (2014) - full transcript

Former teenage private eye and now an aspiring New York City lawyer, Veronica Mars gets one phone call from ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls and she gets pulled right back into the seedy underbelly of Neptune, California. Logan's pop star girlfriend, Bonnie DeVille, has been murdered and he needs Veronica's help to clear his name. DeVille is a fellow Neptune High alum, and her murder and Veronica's return to Neptune coincide with their 10-year high school reunion. Veronica is face to face with old friends and foes alike and finds it's much harder to leave home a second time.

I need your help, veronica.

Man: I think I need your help.
I need to know.

[ Voices echoing ]

A teenaged private eye.

trust me.
I know how dumb that sounds.

but it's not like
I found a decoder ring

at the bottom of a cereal box

and thought,
"that sounds like fun."

I wish.
that would have been adorable.


my best friend was murdered
when I was 15.

trying to figure out who did it
was how I coped.

my dad was sheriff at the time,

and when he went after
the most powerful man in town,

he turned us both into pariahs.

Dad lost his job,
and I lost my friends.

kids can be cruel, after all.

the cruelest was logan echolls,
my dead friend's boyfriend.

like me, logan was fueled
by rage and distrust.

he wanted to make someone pay.

It's likely those qualities
are what drew us together.

they're absolutely
what tore us apart.

after my dad
was run out of office,

he got his pi license
and opened an agency.

I hung out there to learn
the tricks of the trade.

there was plenty of work
for both of us

in the seedy beach town
of neptune, california.

people might think of neptune
as glamorous,

home to movie stars
and captains of industry.

but when the class war comes,
neptune will be ground zero.

It's a springsteen song...
"get out while you're young."

I got out when I was 19,

leaving a trail of destruction
in my wake.

I've grown up, though.

that was the old me.

angry me.
vengeful me.

new me?

people say I'm a marshmallow.

[ siren wailing in distance ]

So, a year at hearst college,

b.a. in psychology
from stanford,

near the top of your class
at columbia law.

You're due to take the bar
in six weeks.

A little about us.

We're a multi-national firm.

50 lawyers in new york.

Our clients here
at truman-mann

are primarily
fortune 500 companies.

Our job is to make sure that
frivolous lawsuits disappear

before they ever reach
the courtroom.

We're looking
at a number of candidates,

all with impressive résumés,

but none quite
as unique as yours.

You were issued
a private investigator's license

for your 18th birthday?

Is that something
california kids do?

My dad is a pi
I worked for him.

It was more
answering phones

and handling his travel
than anything else.


Before you were 20,

your name popped up
on lexisnexis in 14...


15 separate articles or briefs,

in cases ranging from multiple
homicides to dognapping.

You have a degree
in psychology, miss mars.

What do you think
that says about a person?

Compulsive, clearly.

Addictive personality.

adrenaline junkie.

But that's not me

I haven't worked a case
since I transferred to stanford.

And why is that?

The price was too high.

It ruined friendships
and relationships.

It cost me a lot of
opportunities along the way.

So, your decision to transfer
wasn't related

to a certain video of you
and another hearst student?

The sex tape?
no need to be coy.

it's fine.

As lawyers, we are often put
in adversarial situations.

Opposing counsel
will seek to exploit

any perceived weakness.

All I'll say
about that tape is

it was made and distributed
without my knowledge.

And I'll ask you,
do I look ruffled?

Rebuilding her life took time.

More time than you'd think.

Zhi howes was broke.

And, worse,
people considered her passé.

She thought about restarting
her moribund career

with a kickstarter campaign,

but the potential for further
humiliation was daunting.

They brought up
the sex tape?

I think
I handled it okay.

I have another meeting tomorrow
with one of the partners.

I hope we talk s.t.d.s.
[ chuckles ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]


He keeps trying to get me
to come in

for our 10-year reunion.

Not bloody likely.

Hey, piz.

Zhi howes' story.
how long is it gonna be now?

Uh, 12, 121/2 minutes.

You're killing me.


You must be the girlfriend

who we have heard so much about
and never seen.

I am.
law school.


Um, I'm a really big fan
of the show, though.

Funny story.

I do a pretty wicked
impression of you.

I don't think we... you
don't... i am happy to...

uh, veronica and I... we...
we dated for months in college

and this whole last year, and
she's only meeting my parents

for the first time
next week.

She blames law school
for that, too.

So the fact that she hasn't met
my colleagues...


Bonnie de ville was found dead
in her bathtub.

Oh, that's awful.
you a fan?

I went to high school
with her.

She was carrie bishop
back then.

♪ A long time ago

hey! [ Whistles ]
♪ we used to be friends

♪ but I haven't thought of you
lately at all ♪

♪ If ever again,
a greeting I send to you ♪

♪ Short and sweet to the soul
is all I intend ♪

I haven't seen or spoken
to logan in nine years.

piz: Veronica!

I heard
he got his life together.

then suddenly he's all
over the gossip pages.

♪ come on now, honey

"son of a movie star
dates pop star."

"son of a movie star
beats up paparazzi."

"caught on camera:
son of a movie star

celebrity girlfriend's life."

[ radio channels changing ]

Man on radio: De ville was
electrocuted in her bathtub.

local authorities have ruled
the singer's death a homicide

and are focusing
their investigation

on ex-boyfriend logan echolls.

veronica: When I was a kid, dad
stuck a magnet on our fridge

suggesting we accept the things
we cannot change.

I thought it was there
for my alcoholic mom's benefit,

but it stayed up
long after mom was gone.

Sheriff lamb, is it true

that logan echolls was
in the house when bonnie died?

lamb: We found echolls passed
out next to de ville's body.

vasquez: [ spanish accent ]
sheriff, are you aware

of the video of logan echolls
threatening bonnie?

get out!
[ thud]

You're not welcome here!

okay, you get rid of him,
or you're gonna end up dead.

kind of speaks for itself,
don't you think?

can you speak
to the tragedy,

the violent death
of a celebrity

who seemed
to have it all?

[ cellphone vibrating ]

[ Beep ]

[ Vibrating ]

[ Sighs ]

So, what's new with you?

Logan: I need your help,

I don't really
do that anymore.

Look, can you
just hear me out?

He's being bombarded by lawyers
wanting to represent him.

I'm just gonna go out there,
see my dad,

and help logan
weed out the shysters.

Well, give logan my best
and tell him

I've gotten totally used
to the loose bone fragments

floating around
my orbital socket.

You may not want to mention
that violent streak

to his new lawyer.

Shut up, okay?


[ Indistinct conversations ]

Hey, there.



[ Chuckles ]

You weren't planning on

carrying me through
the airport, were you?

Uh, no.
I just met with jag corps.

Fun bunch of guys.

I, um, I had heard,
of course,

but I couldn't
fully picture it.

You should only wear this,
like, ever.

Let me?

How did you get
through security?

Uh, I bought a $49 ticket
to palm springs.

Totally worth it.

How was your flight?


I would have been fine
in coach.

But thanks.

There's the sun.

Do you ever get tired
of all this amazing weather?

Yeah, and how about them

[ Chuckles ]

Look at us, falling right back
into our old rhythms.

[ Sighs ]

I imagine your dad
is pretty excited to see you.

I'm surprising him.

So, are you gonna ask
if I did it?

I wouldn't be here
if I thought you did.


[ Indistinct talking
in distance ]

[ Telephone ringing ]

Mars investigations.

Sorry, he's unavailable.
can I take a message?

Keith: You hang in there,
mr. Millet.

I should know something
in a few days.

Uh, yes, ma'am,
we will take pictures,

but I'm afraid
shooting the son of a bitch

is not a service
that we currently offer.

All right. Bye.

[ Snorts, chuckles ]

You buckled.

Oh, the magnetic pull of
neptune high brought you back.

[ Chuckles ]
oh, you've got spirit.

Yes, you do.

oh. Logan.

Of course.

I'm just helping him
find a lawyer.


Oh, piz says
to tell you hi.

Good man, piz.

How did he feel about you
coming out here to see logan?

It's not a social call.

He understands that.


He does.

What's going on here?

Stop and frisk.

Some developer
bought up all this.

Now our local police

are running off
the undesirables.

It's the neptune way.

Protecting and serving
the highest bidder.

So, this new sheriff lamb...

he as big of a clown
as his little brother?


lazy and barely competent,
like his brother.

More venal and corrupt.

Well, if it isn't
the man, the myth,

the legendary pain in the ass
keith mars.


Hey, you catch
any husbands lately

with their pants down?

You should get
a slide projector

and bring it on down
to the station.

We'd all love to see
your dirty-picture collection.

Well, you boys are so busy
cleaning up the town.

How will you
find the time?


So, what did you get
those two crime lords for?

Embezzlement? Human trafficking?
I don't know yet.

But I'm sure
we'll figure something out.

I guess you probably
let a lot of things slide

on your watch.

Those days are gone now.

You know what happens when
you mess with the bull, right?

You get the clichés?

Officer: Lyles!
look what we got here!

Couple of taggers!

Man: I'm painting
my sister's bike, bitch.

who you calling a bitch?

[ Taser crackles ]
[ groans ]

Hey, you want
some more juice, boy?

You move one more inch,

I will light you up
like a christmas tree.


Unless you want to be
a youtube star

by tomorrow morning,

you're gonna
let those boys go now.

Or I can shove that phone
right up your ass.

Well, we've seen how tough
you are with boys.

Maybe this is the day
you find out

how you do
with a full-grown man.

Would you look at that?

Already uploaded
to the cloud.

[ Engines revving ]

Well... i think these boys
have learned a valuable lesson.

I guess we can shut it down
for the night.

Let's go.

Keith: Do you realize you'll
make more in your first year

than I did
in the best years of my life?


So... you're destined
for greatness.

Something much bigger

than you would have
ever found here.

The only greatness...

[ knock on door ]

Inherent in these jobs
I'm interviewing for

is the fact
that they'll allow me

to pay off my student loans.

[ Imitating sheriff bart ]
candygram for mongo.

[ Imitating mongo ]
mongo like candy.

Hey, welcome home.
welcome home.

Mac, wallace, you... you hardly
drop by at all anymore.

Mac: Hi.

mr. Mars.

How's next year's
freshman class looking?

Words you never want to hear
out of your dad's mouth.

His team.
whatever, perv.

I've been promoted
to j.v. coach for next year,

so now I'm just waiting
for coach mcdonald to die.

[ laughter ]

Well, good luck with that.

Mac, you still
with sun microsystems?

[ Inhales deeply ]

go ahead.

Go ahead and tell him
what you've been up to now.

The shame.
ooh, the shame.

Hooters waitress?
ren-faire juggler?

hooters bar back!

Clubbing baby seals.
[ mac chuckles ]


I-I actually took a job
with kane software.

I know.
I hate it.

I do. I wish I was
clubbing baby seals,

but they just
[high-pitched] pay me so well.

"$10,000 pyramid."

"things a whore says."


Bud light.
thank you!

Hey, so, when logan said,

did you actually say,
"how high?"

or was there just
an understanding

that you would achieve
max verticality?

Wow. Two beers.

That's how long it takes
for you to get surly.

In case
it slipped your mind,

piz is the one without
the baggage and the drama.

I will say this for him.

He almost never gets charged
with murder.

Just one of the things
I love about piz.

No drama.

Says the drama magnet.

You know what else says
a lot about a guy?

His choice of friends.


[ Burps loudly ]

What's this?

Wait a minute.

I specifically
told the agency

"an eager-to-please

why is that so hard?


Ah, just kidding, ronnie.
long time.

Hey, logan, that girl
who follows you around is here!

you get some work done?

Your boobs looks bigger.

So do yours.
where's logan?

Inside. Come on.
freaking out.

Another video from

the logan echolls/
bonnie de ville

home collection
just hit the internet.

Missionary, natch.

[ Chuckles ]

Must be nice, dick.

Be it ever so humble.

how did they get this?

[ Heavy breathing ]

Hey, is anybody else

that I am the only one
in this room

who does not have
a sex tape?

It could be anybody.

No, it's us.

You see us
when we enter the room.

worst cameraman ever.

Dumb question,
but I have to ask.

Did you know
you were being filmed?

Uh, that's right.

We were shooting some
of our usual leg erotica.

[ Knock on door ]

Oh, that's got to be
our first lawyer.

[ Sighs ]

All right, then.
allow me.

This footage looks like
it was taken from a tripod,

and it's just a couple feet
from the bed.

Come on in, sir.

Carrie wouldn't be
the first celebrity

who thought that a sex tape
might somehow help...

it wasn't her.

J.c. borden, esquire.

The j.c. is for "jesús cristo,
get a load of my rolex."

all right.

I'm gonna be out making
the pacific ocean my bitch.

No murders or forbidden love
while I'm gone, okay?

And, uh, hey,
stay out of the brownies

unless you want to go
on a long, strange trip.

A little free advice.

Murder suspects should
avoid proximity to narcotics.

Medicine, man.
I got my card.

Chronic depression.
you wouldn't think, huh?


I can feel my self-worth
coming back right now.

So, you've met
my associate, dick.

Okay. Facts,
they're important, yes.

But lucky for us, they're
not the end-all, be-all.

This case is about
so much more.

Son of a movie star

accused of electrocuting
his pop-star girlfriend.

It will be a circus,

and it will be won or lost
in the court of public opinion.

We have got a story
to sell here.

Dad murders
your girlfriend.

Mom jumps off a bridge.

Most kids...
they're gonna fold tent.

But not you.

You sign up to fly jets
over afghanistan

for your country.

I say
you're a goddamn hero.

Some people,
they see that viral video,

and they say, "oh, he's violent.
he's unhinged."

I see it, and I see jesus
throwing the money lenders

out of the temple.

Hire me.

I promise you

we will find at least
one person on that jury

who sees it the same.

Who's in charge
of your social media?

Thank you.

Good night.
good night.

I'm guessing you lawyers
have to take lots of showers.

my advice...

go with jackson frederick.

He's smart, direct.

The kind of face I don't think
you'll want to punch.

he did an admirable job

of looking like he cared
if I did it or not.

our last contestant

did say
something interesting.

Mm, that she has a stylist
in malibu

who's a miracle worker?

Part of clearing you

will be finding a compelling
alternative theory.

And you fly out tomorrow?

9:00 a.m.

buy you a drink?

Yeah. Sure.
where you want to go?

♪ With glowing hearts,
we see thee rise ♪

Charming drink names.

I can't decide between

the beast with two backs
or the donkey punch.

Ooh, do you think
they'd let me order

a virgin devirginator?

I know this place sucks,
but it's karaoke night,

and there's one thing
you can count on.

Sexual assault on a pinball machine?

Oh, it's grain alcohol
and peach schnapps.

♪ We stand on guard for thee

[ patrons cheering ]

Give it up for art tebbel
and the mounties!

[ Cheers and applause ]

next up we have ruby jetson.

[ Patrons booing ]

Who is that?

That is bonnie de ville's
biggest fan.

I found her
hiding in carrie's closet

a couple months ago.

♪ Holding my breath

♪ while the moon holds me


[ Patrons jeering ]

Sit down,
you crazy bitch!

Well, what do you expect?
they're canadian.

Hey, terrance, phillip,

like, you're
the barenaked ladies?

I think they might be.

This is the fifth
bonnie de ville song

she's done tonight.

that's what she does.

♪ Memories tonight

hey, uh, this showed up
in my in-box

just 10 minutes
after carrie was killed.

"Every ending brings
a new beginning.

Now we can be together."

my compelling
alternative theory.

She sent you this?

Well, it's from bonniefan23,
but if I had to guess...

♪ try drowning
all our memories tonight ♪

♪ Confession won't save me now

I miss her, too.


Why'd you bring her?

That girl is certifiable.


You know, you should show
that email to your lawyer.

Yeah, it's a good thing
you said that.

I had it earmarked
for the scrapbook.

Thank you, veronica.

Uh, nine years
of radio silence

and yet I still
kind of knew deep down

I could count on you.

About those nine years...

oh, bygones.

I didn't get a chance
to say before

I'm really sorry
about carrie.

It's funny, you know?

Uh, we had a good
first year.

You know,
a year of being in love.

Then her shitty friends,

her self-loathing
kind of destroyed that.

I mean,
you think I have demons?

She was...

last year was bad.

And I wasn't a boyfriend.
not... not really.

You know, I was something
closer to a sponsor.

[ Chuckles ]

That's a funny thought,
isn't it?

Me as a stabilizing

You're gonna
get through this.

Am I?

[ Sighs ]

Oh, I guess it has been
a charmed life.

Take care of yourself,

[ Smooches ]

You too.

Man on tv: As far as I can see,
it's no big deal, right?

am I missing something?

man ♪2: Do you really want
to ask that question? no.

right now,
we're gonna move on, though.

we have
a bonnie de ville update.

the star's family
is pissed off

because logan echolls

is still walking around
a free man.

well, the fact is,
I mean,

conrad murray walked
the streets for months.

so you're basically saying

that you think
logan echolls did it?

I'm saying that
I wouldn't want to be

in logan echolls' shoes.

can you name
a single person

who thinks
that kid is innocent?

I can name one.

so, what are you gonna do
about it, veronica?

ready to head down
to the batcave?


was I trying to keep dad
from looking inside?

would labeling it "pandora"

have seemed a little, what,
I don't know, operatic?

haven't you spent nine years

figuring out
exactly who you are?

hasn't your life been better
since giving this up,

getting out of neptune?

It was an iniquitous hellhole
when you left.

and from the look of things,
it's only gotten more corrupt.

everything you worked for
is right in front of you.

solid relationship.

quality job prospects.

a low-profile existence.

or does all that just bore
the shit out of you, veronica?

veronica: It's just
a couple more days.

He needs my help.

You said you were gonna be
swamped with work, anyway.

Man on tv:
The trade deadline approaching,

this affects the league
in quite a way.

sticking around
for a while?

You know, the magnetic pull
of neptune high.

I'm heading out.

I'm telling you.

now, they're the one team
in the league that's over.

[ sighs deeply ]

Veronica: You know what?
It's a one-time deal.

a farewell tour, if you will.

then, again, you ever hear
the one about the junkie

who was satisfied

with just one more taste
of the good stuff?

you should only wear this.

Neither have I.

that one.

Logan: Really?
not what I was expecting.

Not the big house.

It's unit "b," according
to county tax records.

My guess is it's the garage
apartment out back.

I want to get inside.

Specifically, I want
to get on her computer,

see if, "a," she's the one
who sent you that email,

and, "b," if she had
anything to do

with those videos
from inside carrie's house.

I think we would have
noticed her following us.

You said you found her
hiding in carrie's closet.

She could have hidden
a camera anywhere.

A stuffed-animal nanny cam.
flowers always work.

My dad has a trucker hat
that's rigged with a camera.

that's how she got in.

We were having a party.

She came over
delivering flowers.

We just lost track of her
in the chaos.

You think there might
have been a key lying around

when you found ruby
in the closet?

She used it to break in
and electrocute carrie?

No. It's a wall-and-gated
subdivision on the marina.

of celebrity homeowners.

Former mossad agents
patrolling the grounds.

Why did you even
go over there that night?

The tabloids say
you broke up with her

when you found out she was
hooking up with that bozo sean.

Dick saw a tweet that night

saying that carrie was
showing up at the 09er.

She had been 10 weeks sober,
so I texted her saying,

"are you sure
that's a good idea?"

she calls me back
and starts railing on me.

later, she texted me saying

she's having a moment
of weakness and needed my help.

So, like any good sponsor,
you go...?

Am I doing this now?


I checked in at the gate.

I had been there enough.
they knew me.

they just let me in.

I had been to carrie's house
a hundred times.

[ alarm blaring ]

I knew her alarm code.

everyone knew her code,
but this time, it didn't work.


Now the alarm goes off.

then the phone starts ringing.

I knew it was the guard gate,

...i didn't know the code word.

She's not in her bedroom.

then I see
her bathroom door's open.

I walk in,
and there she is in the tub.

I reach for her.

next thing I know,
I'm being read my rights.

You didn't see
the extension cord?


All right.
we should get moving.

Your car
doesn't exactly blend.

♪ Holding my breath...

What are the odds?

bonnie's first
chart-topping hit

seems to be all about drowning,

and she's found dead
in her bathtub.

♪ I can taste all my secrets

what's the largest capacity
memory stick we own?

Aw. You wrote that on
my first father's day card.

I've got a 256 gig.

Can I borrow it?

The thing holds, like,
75,000 snapshots.

You must really be
reconnecting with old friends.

I shoot raw, man.
It's a real memory hog.

Do you know what
you're doing here, honey?

The evidence paints
a pretty clear picture.

I knew logan
has his qualities,

but there's a darkness
to that kid.

♪ Ha-ah

I know what I'm doing.

♪ Holding my breath

♪ ooh-ooh

hi, there.
are you mrs. Barnes?

I am.

My name is pam martin.

I am a location scout
for a movie,

and the script calls
for a garage apartment.

I was hoping you might let me
take a look at yours

and shoot some pictures?

What's the movie?

It's called
"the silver fox."

clint eastwood,
starring and directing.

[ Chuckles ]

You know, my son-in-law
does mr. Eastwood's taxes.

What a wonderful

It's hardly surprising there's
no record of a ruby jetson

prior to her first
neptune utility bill.

the name sounds made up.

a way to feel one degree closer
to her idol.

did she arrive in neptune

hoping to pal around
with bonnie?

become bonnie?

become famous
by killing bonnie?


[ Sighs ]
[ cellphone rings ]


[ Midwestern accent ]

Man: Uh, yeah.

I just got a call
from my mother-in-law,

and she says clint eastwood

wants to shoot a movie
in her backyard.

Well, is your mother-in-law
in neptune?

'Cause our location scouts
are in neptune today.

I know for a fact
that clint eastwood

isn't shooting a movie
in neptune.

I don't know what's going
on here, but... [ beep ]

Buried treasure.

the good old
neptune high yearbook.

I suppose this would be
a collector's item

for bonnie's biggest fan.

"d. Pugh,

"don't let the bastards
get you down.

shine your light.

the future
bonnie de ville herself.

so, who is this d. Pugh?

no way.

Ruby jetson.

[ laughs ]
like that's a valid excuse.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

Excuse me one second.
give me a minute.

[ Beep ]

Don't you know
I'm at work?

Hey, buddy!
I need a favor.

Can you get me
a student's permanent file?

You do realize that
I'm a teacher now, veronica.

An educator.

This is a position
of responsibility.

So you're saying
it's gonna be super-easy.

Good. I did not
want to put you out.

[ sighs ]

It's not even
a current student.

That does not
make it okay.

The name's della pugh.

She was a junior
when we were seniors.

You're the best.

[ beep ]

[ Police radio chatter ]


Balboa county sheriff's

I.d., please, ma'am.

Perfect timing.

Can I get you to step
by this window real quick?

Can you just look out?
gorgeous profile.

Can you put your hands
behind your back?

Still gonna need
to see some I.d.

okay, but pensive,

like you've got a big decision
weighing on your mind.

Yes. Perfect.

Sacks: Veronica mars?

Deputy sacks.

Kudos for rocking the'stache
till it came back in style.

You made bail, veronica.

[ Sighs ]

my, how you've grown.

Seems like only yesterday

you could have been tried
as a minor.


Seeing as you spent
all that time in law school,

I'm sure you know breaking
and entering is a felony.

Come on. I learned that
way before law school.

I knew the felonies before
I knew the state capitals.

You probably also know, then,

that convicted felons
don't take the bar exam.

Sorry if I don't think you
blowing up your life is a joke.

Iamb: Keith mars!

Bailing his daughter
out of jail.

This I had to see.

Sacks, get out your phone.

I think we just got our
sheriff twitpic of the day.


We're just leaving,

So, uh, what is it?
you look fit.

Not your typical
junkie b&e.

Veronica's friends
with the echolls kid.

Of course she is.
you must be very proud.

You don't want to go down
that path.

And what path is that?

The path where you say things
regarding my daughter

that I don't like.

The thing is,

veronica's actually
a really resourceful girl.


How resourceful
can she be, sacks?

You busted her.


[ Chuckles ]
this is who you picked up?

Oh, my god.
hilarious... girlfriend.

I know, girlfriend.
Isn't it?

This one is always
playing pranks on me.

She's good.

It's just like george clooney
and his friends, you know?

Have you heard the one about him
crapping in his buddy's cat box?

I love it.

So, what was it
gonna be this time?

I was gonna go with
the old aluminum vibrator

in your carry-on.

[ Snorts ]

You two are friends?

Fast friends.

If both miss jetson
and the court agree

not to press charges,
veronica's free to go.

Well, the court
is only involved

if there's an intent
to commit a crime,

which there wasn't.

So b&e is considered
an illegal trespass,

a misdemeanor,
leaving the charges

entirely in the hands
of the victim,

I.e., ruby, I.e., my bff.

[ Clicks tongue ]

What she said.

So, girlfriend,
what are you up to?

You know, where I come from,
they just say thank you.

No, they don't.

You went to neptune high,
della pugh.

I found you
in the yearbook.

You know, at the end
of my freshman year,

I tried out for the dance team,
and I got cut.

And you were supposed to be
the nice one.

So I came to you,
and I said,

"what do I need to do
to make the squad?"

and you know
what you said to me?

"Dance better."

so... why did you bail me
out of this jam?

'Cause you have something
that I want.

[ Pop dance music playing,
indistinct conversations ]

Everything in my life
has led to this moment.

[ Inhales, exhales deeply ]

Does she need to be here?

I'm the designated driver.
that's the deal.

Evening, miss.

Just give a sec to adjust.

I forgot my panties.

So this is happening.

You understand
how much trouble I'd be in

if she chooses
to press charges?

[ Inhales deeply ]

I've let her draw finger hearts
on my upper thigh

for the last 10 minutes,
so, yeah, I get the stakes.

[ Camera shutters clicking ]

Man: Hey, logan, is that
your new girlfriend?!


You gonna kill this one,
too, lieutenant?

This way, mr. Echolls.

Thank you.

I was with them, so...

of course ruby chose the 09er
for her date.

when you're too old

to exclude the undesirables
from your lunch table,

open a club,
charge $22 for a vodka tonic,

and put up a velvet rope.

make them think
this must be heaven.

yo, what's up?
all alone.

want a drink?

I'm just kidding.

Yo, see that guy
over there?

That's my boy broyden.

And he was looking at you

and ma... made him premature
in his pants.

Also, 'cause he thinks
you're really cool.

He's a good guy.
honestly, he's a good guy.

Fuck off!

Man: No, no, no.

If you've never been

you've never really skied.

I've got a place
up in whistler.

I'll take you up there
with me.

Fly you up.

There we go.
come on. Smile.

Just one little smile.
not... you're not gonna smile?

Do you have a boyfriend?
Is he here?

What's he do? I'm in hedge funds.
what's this guy do?

He's a hit man.
he kills people for money.

Can I get a diet pepsi?

He's actually looking
to invest.

Do you have a card?

♪ It's just a friendly note

♪ I wanna give it to you, baby

♪ my love,
give it to you, baby ♪

♪ Won't front it,
put on you, baby ♪

♪ My, give it to you, baby

♪ you're the center
of attention ♪

♪ Just trying to get involved

♪ can't help but mention

♪ how fly you are

I just need a break.

Apparently coming
to a club alone

is just asking for it.

Oh, my god. Are too many boys
hitting on you?

Poor thing.

Do you want to tell me

why you broke into my place,
huh, veronica mars?

Well, bonniefan23,
you sent an email

implying that bonnie's death
had the upside

of making mr. Echolls here
available to you.

Don't try and deny it.
I know it's true.

You were caught hiding
in bonnie de ville's closet.

And you have
what we in the trade

call a crazy-ass
murderer wall.

It's a technical term.

You know, most people think
I'm the one sitting at a table

with a murderer.
no offense, baby.

I know that you loved her, and
you took such good care of her.

I'm just saying,
one of us has an airtight alibi,

and the other one
was found passed out

next to bonnie's body,

what's your
airtight alibi?

Well, I was outside
of this very club

with, like, 30 other
velvet-rope rejects.

[ Cellphone vibrating ]

I need to take this.

I really don't think
that you should trust her.

She seems kind of skeezy.

[ Chuckling ]
oh. Yeah.

This is veronica.

Veronica, hey,
it's gayle buckley.

I'm so sorry
to call so late.

How would you feel
about coming to work

for us here
at truman-mann?

I would... feel... pretty great
about that, actually.

Thank you.

We need you to start monday.
Is that a problem?

Where's your date?

She got them to play
a bonnie single.

♪ All around and away we go

♪ to find it again

well, on the bright side,

you are not on a date
with a murderer.

Well, I do take some comfort in that.
how do you know?

The bouncer confirmed it.

she was outside the club

and she performed "medea"
when the news broke.

So, where do we go
from here?

Back to new york,
I'm afraid.

I, um, I just accepted

my very first big,
grown-up lawyering job.

Good for you, veronica.

I don't envy
opposing counsel.

I really wanted to see this
through with you.

To find carrie's killer.

♪ And away we go

I can ease your mind there.

Her dad did it.

I'm listening.

Okay. You know that new tattoo
she got?

The japanese symbol
for serendipity?

That's the name
of her dad's management firm.

The dad she fired
as her manager.

She knew he was gonna try
to kill her,

and she implicated him
before the fact.

Her dad was in london.

I checked.

last theory.

Something awful
from bonnie's past

has come back to haunt her.

Have you guys even listened
to her new album?

[ Scoffs ]


The whole thing
is about coming clean.

She's racked with guilt.

She went to catholic school
until the 10th grade,

and she changed her name
from "bishop."

you get what I'm saying.

Not a clue.

She boned a priest.

She was on the verge
of telling the world,

and the catholic church
silenced her.


[ Dogs barking in distance ]

Sweet dreams.

[ Hinges creak ]

I am so sorry
and so grateful.

[ Chuckles ]

Don't be.
I was into it.

We're going skating
next week.

Veronica, you flew
across the country to help me.

This was easy.

Um, we're going out to dinner
tomorrow night.

You should come.
me, mac, wallace.

With my whole fan club?

Nah, I don't think so.

You're not going
to the reunion, either, then?

I circled that date
in my calendar 10 years ago

and vowed to skip it.

Do you need a ride
to the airport?

I promised that
to my dad.

I guess this is it.

We should take
the long way home.

♪ I was in love with the place

♪ in my mind, in my mind

♪ I made a lot of mistakes

♪ in my mind, in my mind

do I get a chip for this?

pouring the drink.

swishing it.
smelling it.

leaving the bar
without taking a sip.

Is this what getting clean
feels like?

♪ all things go, all things go

[ door opens ]

[ Sighs ]

My daughter,
the big-shot new york lawyer.

You're gonna have
your own office.

You have your own office.

You'll be respected.

You're respected.

You're the george bailey
of neptune.

[ Chuckles ]
you know the difference

between a lawyer
and a prostitute?

A prostitute stops screwing you
when you're dead.

I got a million of 'em.

Tell me one
private-detective joke.


I thought so.

No, o-okay.
okay, smart guy.

Which one of these
goes over better?

"Dad, I'm marrying a
lawyer." [ knock on door ]

Or, "dad, I'm marrying
a private dick."

no one says "dick" anymore.

But what's the difference
between a porcupine

and lawyers in a porsche?

On a porcupine,
the pricks are on the outside.

And a howdy-do to you.

What's up, v?

Wow, you guys look good.

You've been to mama leone's
before, right?

It's laminated menus and
"I heart lobster" bibs and...

hey, I've got something
to show you.


This is from the talent show
our senior year.

The video yearbook adviser
let me see it.

That one's carrie bishop.
♪ I got you to walk with me ♪

I don't know
who this other girl is.

It's susan knight,
carrie's best friend.

Also dead,
strangely enough.

Boating accident the year
I left for stanford.

Why are you
showing me this?

You'll see.

Della pugh, the girl

whose permanent file
you asked me to dig up...

come again?

Ignore the dick.

Check this out.

Talent show
the year after we graduated.

She does the same duet,

And then when people booed...

i'll burn this place down!

they didn't let her
come back to school.

She had to take all her finals
as take-home tests.

[ Sighs ]

But her alibi is solid.
I don't know.

Let's mull this over while
we're wearing lobster bibs.

[ Chuckles ]
um, actually...

keith: [ imitating charlie chan ]
when number-one daughter was young,

her skills were sharp
like blade of sword.

Now... brain dull,
like blade of plow.

[ Chuckles ]
the f...?


Yes, ma'am.

We are going
to the reunion.

No, I'm not going.
and you can't make me.

You have to go.

We've arranged for piz
to fly in.

It's our gift to you.


[ Indistinct conversations ]

Women: Pirates!

Crowd: Ahoy!

[ Chuckles ]

We're here because...

because you're a high-powered
new york city lawyer now,

and you should rub that
in these people's faces.

And because
alexis link said

that, uh, if we were
still single in 10 years,

we'd get creative.

And there she is now.

Hey, as a high-school nerd

success story,

it is a moral imperative
that I take my own victory lap.


In a lesser-known epic poem,

"dante's inferno 2:
hell freezes over,"

10 years after escaping
the nine circles,

dante returns, you know,
for old times' sake.

have a couple shots,
catch up with the gang.


See if lucifer's
still a bitch.

veronica mars.

No way.

[ Chuckling ]
you look so... different.

I barely recognize you.


This look of disdain
isn't ringing any bells?

Let me try looking like
I think you're an asshole.


You are still a total loser
with no class.

How not shocking.

Class is still clearly
a guiding force in your life.

I'm shocked
you even came to this.

Is that so?

I knew you'd be here.
tell the truth.

You've been sitting there
since graduation, haven't you?

[ Chuckles uncomfortably ]

Don't worry about it.

I want to quit.

They really should have a bar
right by the entrance.

You can do this, champ.

Oh, look who it is.

Most likely to blog
and class buzzkill.

Or was it cutest smile?

Best personality.

And you are just
who I was looking for...

most likely to know
where I can find the bar.

[ Imitating john wayne ]
look no further, pilgrim.

[ Grunts ]

Gross. No. What?

No, no, no.
I just feel bad for her.

Oh, my god.
veronica mars.

Hi, gia.

So many mixed emotions
right now.

I kind of hated you, like,
a lot, but I don't anymore.

I'm just trying to remember
my progress here,

because blaming you
for telling the whole world

that my dad was a pedophile

is what my therapist calls
misplaced aggression.

So, basically, we're totally
cool, just so you know.

Hi, by the way.
you look great.

Thank you. You should drop by
my place while you're in town.

We have to hang.

Come to my after-party.
you have to.

I mean it.
and, you,


you should come, too,

that hair.

Gia! Gia!

Stu's gonna get
a plane.

Okay, I'm not
screwing around.

Where's the bar
in this joint?

I'll find us a table.

Here you go.

[ Chuckles ]

No way!
how random is this?!


How's it hanging, brah?
uh, you know.

I'm doing my deal,
taking time for what's mine.

I've been making
these duct-tape wallets.

Pulling in kasheesh.
selling them on etsy.


Yeah, um, I make some out
of maps, if you're interested.

Um, yeah, totally.

Uh, you know what?
I-i need to go say hi to...

oh, go. Go. Peace.

Is that weevil navarro
in slacks?

you're hugging me.

You're hugging me.

Yes, please, don't make me
look bad in front of my wife.

Your what?


This is my wife, jade.

Hi, I'm veronica.

Oh, hi.

I-it's so nice to meet you.
It's nice to meet you, too.

And, uh, this...
this is, um...

oh, sorry.

This is valentina.

[ Chuckles ]

Shut up!
she's 3.

I'm attending tea parties
at doll stores.

This kid rules me.

Any pirates in the house?

Crowd: Ahoy!

That's what I'm talking about.

I hear she's the pole cardie
instructor to the stars.

So, hot wife, cute kid.

This is not the weevil
that I know.

Oh, and, uh,
I own my own shop now.

And I haven't been on my bike
since valentina was born.

[ Chuckles ]

To remember those of us
who are no longer around.

Well, I'll be damned.

Please turn your attention
to the screen,

as we say goodbye
to old friends.


[ Beep ]

Felix toombs.

Hey, sean,
how you doing, man?

Meg manning. Some pretty interesting
pictures you got there.

You think that's funny?

Rhonda landers.

What happened to getting
creative with alexis link?

Carrie bishop.

Man: Murderer!

Man ♪2: For real.

You're kidding me.

I figured he'd be a no-show.


Madison: Susan knight.

now I remember susan knight.

Oh, my god.


carrie's new tattoo...

was the name of the boat
they were on

the night carrie's
best friend drowned.

And carrie's new album,

"Try drowning
all our memories tonight"?

Something happened
on that boat.

you sound like ruby.

Carrie couldn't keep
the secret anymore.

She was unraveling,

and whoever killed carrie did it
to shut her up.

So, who else was on the boat
that night?

There's carrie,
stu cobbler, dick.


Yeah, dick, gia goodman,
luke haldeman.

That crowd.
did you ever talk about

what happened that night
with carrie?

Yeah, once. She curled up
in a fetal position.

She didn't speak the rest
of the night.

Biggest success story
goes to patti jackson

for starting her own line
of natural hair-care products.

Hey! My people!

This must be
the good-time table.

Hey! My brother!
what's up, man?

What's going on?

How are you?!

So, 10-year reunion.

I want some kylie minogue,
some pussycat dolls,

maybe some solo rob themas.

I've had a few drinks
on the plane.

where's veronica?

The award for coming
the longest goes to...

veronica mars.

Crowd: Oh!

[ Crowd murmuring ]

Get that off!
get that off now!

[ laughs ]

So, what brought you here

I was gonna ask you
the same.

I was kidnapped.

Pictures of carrie
doing lines of coke

showed up on sean friedrich's
instagram feed today.

I knew he'd be here tonight.
I just...

no, I just explained to him
that it would be best for him

if those came down
and no more appeared.

Logan, you are suspected
of murder.

You have to be smart.


You need to get back
inside now.

Piz is here, and he's
wondering where you are.

And... that is not
the worst of it.

[ Crowd chuckling, murmuring ]

Oh, my god.

Neptune high.
what do you think so far?

It actually does sit
on a hellmouth.

[ Logan grunts ]
[ glass breaks ]

Piznarski, no.

This is what men do,


[ Glass breaks ]

[ Beeping ]

What do we do?
get to an exit.

Welcome to the b.c.,

[ Crowd screaming,
alarm ringing ]

Let's get out of here.

[ Indistinct shouting ]

you must be so proud.

Just because you were
an unpopular bitch,

you had to ruin it
for everybody else.

I'd stop there.

Oh, would you?
[ gasps ]

What are you gonna do?
use your stun gun on me?

[ Scoffs ]

Don't you think
that's gotten a bit old?

[ Thud ]

Original enough for you?

This is absurd.

The school district is
on the hook for the deposit.

How did this happen?

Never mind.

Hey, mr. C.
you miss me yet?

It's been 10 years of peace
and quiet, veronica.

If you like
that sort of thing.


it's been... boring.

[ Groans ]

Yeah, buddy.

[ Sighs ]

Want to hit
an after-party?

Oh, but I'm having
so much fun here.

I think I'll skedaddle.

Probably wise.

Hey, thanks
for jumping in, piz.

Oh, sure.

Logan gonna be
at this after-party?


♪ Put your hands in the air

♪ 'cause this is a stickup

♪ it's time to give up

♪ I'm taking over the ride

♪ put your hands in the air

sure, it looks like
i'm having fun.

but even my alkie mom

knew how to put on a show
to hide her disease.

she could pta
with the best of them,

but her mind was never far

from that bit of liquid courage
she kept handy.

I adore these three people, but
there's a case to be solved.

♪ so, shut up and dance

there are people in this room

with information I want
and don't have.

dick, at 2:00.

gia and luke, at 6:00.

cobb, by the buffet.

and until I get it,

they are the proverbial flask
in my purse.

I mean, all the fighting
and the dancing.

Living in an old michael jackson
music video... it's exhausting.

Somebody needs
a tasty beverage.

I'm here to make him
drink some kumquats.

Would you like me
to procure one for you?

You would do that for me?

I live to serve.

Farewell, my concubine.

Yeah, and I'll take a bud.
thanks for asking.

And on old grand-dad!

The bourbon.
not some old guy.

Words with friends?

Some people
just call it texting.

I want to ask you about
the night susan knight died.

[ Chuckles ]
of course you do.

It's a party.

The memorial video
got me thinking.

I've never really heard
what happened.

I-I have told this story
about 10 zillion times,

but, okay.

We were partying
on carrie's dad's boat.

We all got hammered,
because it turns out

it's pretty boring partying
on a boat

after about 15 minutes.

Woke up the next morning,

and everyone is freaking out
because we can't find susan.

Ripped the boat apart
looking for her,

but she was gone-zo.

last time I saw susan,

she was blowing chunks
over the side of the boat.

She must have slipped
and fell off.

I heard later that
she couldn't swim for shit.

What a nightmare.
I can't imagine.

It must have been awful

when you figured out
she was missing.

I had to go to therapy
for post traumatic stress.

I still can't go on a boat.

Or smell schnapps.

It was awful.

It was, uh...
we drank a shit ton of booze

and we all woke up,
we were really hung over,

panicked out of our minds.

It was a crazy night.

Ooh, what crazy night
are we talking about?

Veronica was just asking
about the night

that susan fell overboard.

I hired a mixologist,

Now is not the time.

And no mention?
I mean...

you guys are getting married?

In three months
and two days.

Son of a congressman.

He's his dad's
chief of staff now.

But he's got his eye
on the prize.

Sorry to interrupt.

You're running low on ice,

so I'm gonna run over
to my place and get some.

Can you bring back wine
and aspirin, too, please?


Hey, I'm really sorry
about carrie, gia.

I know
you all were friends.

Not just friends.

She was gonna be
one of my bridesmaids.

Yeah, gia was the last person
to see her other than, uh...

you know.
[ clears throat ]

If she had just been on time
for once, she'd still be alive.

[ laughter ]

And you thought
I wasn't listening.

See, you guys? I told you
she didn't join a cult.

[ Rock music plays ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Men shouting, whooping ]

[ Motorcycles rev ]

[ laughter ]

Hey, get back in your car.

You're gonna get hurt,
old man!

I'm lost.
don't you get that?

The navigation led me out here.

They're going to murder me,
or worse!

do you want some help?

[ gunshot ]

[ Tires squeal ]

[ Cellphone rings ]


Your cab has arrived.
your cab has arrived.


Cab's here.

I thought I was taking you
to the airport.

Piz: Cab's for me.

Veronica's gonna be sticking
around town a little bit longer.

Good to see you, keith.


I'm onto something, dad.
It's big.

And you were in there?
all night?

Did veronica not show you
our fine selection of couches?

That baby folds out.
the walls here are thin.

But our tantric lovemaking
is remarkable

for its stillness
and tranquility.

She passed out.
nothing happened.

I'm gonna go get my cab.

[ Dog barking in distance ]

The new job just gave me
a couple more days,

so I will be back by the time
your parents get to the city.

Okay, fair warning:
I've oversold you.

They don't think that
I could have landed a creature

such as the one
that I've described.

Don't they know their son's
a sexual sharknado?

[ laughs ]
hasn't come up yet.

I've been waiting
for the perfect moment, so...


[ Clears throat ]

[ Engine turns over ]

Cliff just called
from the hospital.

Celeste kane
shot weevil navarro.

She's claiming

Weevil just regained

I'm coming with you.

Celeste kane's statement
says her car broke down

and she was accosted
by the motorcycle gang.

She claims
she was terrified.

Then she says mr. Navarro
approached her car,

rapped on the window
with a beretta and said,

"time to party."
that's when she fired.

Please get this case dismissed
before anybody believes

the words "time to party"
came out of my mouth.

Did you have a gun out,

I haven't touched a gun
in years.

police gave me this.

It's a gun reported
stolen from a house

in weevil's neighborhood.

That the police clearly
confiscated and planted on him.

Well, weevil's record has been
spotless for five years.

this is my eleventh client

in the past six months

claiming that
the sheriff's department

has planted
contraband on them.

You have a serial number
on that gun?

So if we're to believe
this police report,

weevil left the reunion,
dropped off his foxy wife

and his
"most changed" trophy

and, still wearing
his dress shirt and slacks,

teamed up
with the motorcycle gang

he left a decade ago

to harass the richest divorcée
in southern california?

Well, when you say it
like that,

I start to see
some holes in it.

I'm gonna talk to some
of those gang kids.

See if any of 'em
will come forward.

You should see
if there's a beretta

to celeste kane.

I have this.

It's my case.
you already have a job.

It's in new york.

You did it, kid.
you made it out.

Don't let this town
take you down

like it does
everyone else.

Didn't take you down.

Well, love is blind.

Woman over p.a. system:
Dr. Newton to physical therapy.

Dr. Newton to physical therapy.

I could still get you
the names of the pchers.

I have someone
in the sheriff's department

who might be able
to help me out

if he can work up
the nerve.

The nerve? The sheriff's
department is a joke.

It's been a giant clown car
since you left office.

They're dangerous,

Bunch of cops with swimming
pools and sports cars?

They've got
a good thing going.

I want you to stay away
from them.

Yeah, okay.

[ Elevator bell dings ]


I need one file
from them.

And don't worry,
I won't even go to get it.

I'll have it delivered.

Dr. Loan, dr. Harriet loan.

[ lamb whistling
"camptown races" ]

Hey, sacks, do you think
I need to set a google alert

for "sheriff daniel lamb?"

I'm afraid I might be
missing stuff

by just having
"sheriff dan lamb."

why am I even asking you?

You have a call
on line one.

Martina vasquez?

Channel 9's
martina vasquez?

Yeah. She's got
some questions for you.

[ Clears throat ]

This is sheriff dan lamb.

Woman: [ spanish accent ]
got a minute, sheriff?

[ Chuckles ]
nothing but time for you,

miss [spanish accent]
martina vasquez.

[ Normal voice ]
what can I do for you?

You have something I'm dying
to get my hands on, sheriff.

Well, vice versa, miss vasquez.

I'm doing a lengthy piece
on bonnie de ville.

I'd love whatever you have

on the night
her best friend drowned.

I understand there was
an investigation?


We're not really in the habit
of just handing out case files.

I'm not in the habit
of dating cops,

but I make exceptions.

Do you ever
make exceptions?

I will have it scanned
for you right now.

Would you say
I was a good parent?

do you have a pen?

Um... indeed, I do.

[ Pen clicks ]

[ Telephone rings ]

Detective, there
is a woman at your desk.

I told her
not to wait there,

but she's not taking no
for an answer.

[ Chuckles ]

Excuse me, miss.
can I help you?

Long time, deputy.

I'm sorry,
do we know each other?

[ chuckling ] stop.

It's veronica.

We used to make out.

Which was
a little bit sketchy

because you worked
at the sheriff's department

and I was still
in high school.

No, veronica.
from neptune.

W-what can I do for ya?


the susan knight drowning
about nine years ago.

I was just hoping to ask you
a few things about it

'cause you questioned
carrie bishop.

Do you remember?

[ Chuckles ]
I'm really sorry.

How do we know each other

It was...


I don't mean to be rude,
but the first time

that you came around
asking me for favors

you got all dolled up.

And you brought me
a pizza.

You're a prick.

I'm a prick?

[ Chuckling ]
you're a prick.

Well, I'm a prick.

But also I love pizza and
I thought, "what a gesture."

and you had that red number on
and I liked the red number.

It made me think
impure thoughts.

And I feel like this is
a step backwards for us.

[ Squeals ]
there it is.

By the way,
I didn't know the fbi

was looking into
the bonnie de ville case.

I'm not with the fbi.
are you sure?

I could've sworn
that I heard somewhere

that you were
with the fbi.

Another life, maybe.

All right, let me see it.
not the pizza.

I'm gonna get into the pizza
in a minute.

This is the whole susan knight case file.
how'd you get this?

Yo soy un genio malvada.

Yeah, when I took carrie's
statement that night,

she was a complete wreck.

She was talking about
how it was all their fault.

How they were all
going to hell.

And how they were all supposed
to take care of each other.

And I tried to get
more specifics,

but luke haldeman sr.'s
lawyer showed up

and demanded that he speak
to all of them in private.

That's when they all,
I don't know,

decided to toe
the company line.

They were all drinking,
they passed out.

They woke up,
susan was gone.

Yeah, no body
was ever found.

Never sat right with me.

But we never had any evidence
to the contrary, so.

[ Knock on door ]

Someone on the serendipity
killed carrie.

I would bet my life on it.


Gia goodman.

Luke haldeman.

Stu cobbler.

Your longtime companion.


Hey, iron mike.

Have you seen the instagram feed
from the reunion?

Some hilarious shots
from the fight.

Check out your boy, piz.

[ laughs ]

Oh, there's another one
back here too.

Hey, you didn't tell me
you and piz were a thing.

My love life
didn't seem relevant.

Wait, what was that?

Toya lagrone's
hoobity boobities.

No, back one.


Dick: What d'you see,
a ghost or something?

This is a police photo
of the boat

the morning after susan knight
disappeared off of it.

Notice anything?

Uh, the police photo
is black and white.

The anchor.

[ Sighs ]

I don't see an anchor.
not in this one.

Here is where
it normally goes.

Okay, so?

So, my first guess is
that there is no anchor

because it was used to make sure
that susan knight's body sunk

to the bottom
of the pacific ocean.

[ Scoffs ]

California has
the death penalty, dick.

So, why don't you act like you
give a damn about your friend

and tell me what really happened
that night.

I already told you,
veronica, okay?

And I don't think
this has jack

to do
with carrie's murder.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

God, I wish logan
could quit you.

I'm your friend.
are you listening to this?

I need your computer.

Yeah, well, at least
you asked nicely.

Sean: Hey, you got any more
of those cupcakes?

You're still here?

why? Is your boyfriend
showing up?

[ chuckles]

She's sitting
at her makeup table.

That angle, that's exactly where
she kept her tablet docked.

So the feed could be coming
from the tablet camera.

People can do that?

They can spy on you
from your own tablet?

I don't know,
but I know someone who would.

Nobody could be
spying on you

from your normal
out-of-the-box tablet computer.

but it is possible.

someone would have to modify
a wireless model,

install additional hardware.

It... it would be complicated.

there were galaxy tablets
in the gift bags

at the mtv music awards.

I know because carrie
was making fun of james franco

for trying to walk off
with, like, six.


You guys see that
candid-camera video of him

trying on skinny jeans?
shit is hilarious.

Show me.

Well, I believe I have that
bookmarked right here.

Sayonara, mac.

Let's get weird!

[ grunting ]

There may be six degrees

between anyone on the planet
and kevin bacon,

but if you're under 30

and living
in southern california,

you're never more than
two degrees from james franco.

In this case,
dick to facialist,

to franco's assistant.

then something to get
that assistant's attention.

all right, let me see

if I'm understanding
this correctly.

You do not have
in your possession

pages from tolkien's
original manuscript

for the quenta silmarillion

depicting beren
wandering into doriath

and falling in love
with lúthien,

the elf king's daughter?

I do not.

You didn't check
this out, penny?

Yes! You recently attended
the mtv movie awards,

and I'm fairly certain

that whoever gave out
the gift bags at the awards

gave tablets that were
preloaded with spy software.

you might have noticed

that there have been
some strange videos of you

the internet lately.

How strange?
like, naked strange?


Just one of you
trying on skinny jeans,

and one of you
in your underwear

trying to list words
that rhyme with orange.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]
yeah. It's so hard.



that's not that bad.

Penny floats
in and out of frame

in a few of the videos,

so I was hoping
we could use her

to smoke out
who's ever doing this.

Or I could just play her
in drag.

give me your glasses.

so you're interested

in hidden camera
celebrity footage.

If you've got the cash,

I've got some hidden video
I know you'll want to see.

Meet me at the santa monica pier
in one hour

by the dancing gorilla.

Good job, pen.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ laughs ]
that monkey's following you.

[ laughs ]

Of course.

Do you work for tips?
here's a tip.

Change professions.

Vincent van lowe.

neptune's second-best pi
but foremost ass-hat.


Psst. Anyone looking for some
quality celebrity video?

but it better be weird.

I don't want any more
night-vision footage

of james franco
adjusting his nuts.

We'll go back to my van.
show me what you got.

"Let's go back to my van:
The vinnie van lowe story."

think, vinnie.

10,000 tequila sunrises ago.


Well, if it isn't neptune's
very own angela lansbury.

You've aged well.

I hear you went legit.

As it turns out,
I am too legit to quit.

I need everything you got
off bonnie de ville's tablet.

Oh, I know not
of what you speak.

I am just
a respectable businessman

trying to earn
an honest dollar.

Give it to me, vinnie.

Or I'll tell 50 cent's
security team

where they can find the guy

who posted video of fitty
baking lemon cakes

while singing
"afternoon delight."

you know, I can feel you acting
like you're not impressed,

but you should be happy
for me, v mars.

I found my calling.

Oh, yeah. Nip slips.
boozy bar exits.

Bad beach bodies.

Do you have any idea
what people will pay

for a shot of a celebrity
looking stupid while eating?

A lot.

I do the circuit.

You know,
I do the chi chi stores

and I do
the french preschools.

I mean, if you have more
than five imdb credits

you can't pick a wedgie
in your back yard

without me finding out a way
to get paid.

[ Chuckles ]

I'm the reason people know
that anne hathaway has a vagina.

I mean, before that, you know,
they thought, "yeah, maybe."

but they didn't know.

[ Whistles ]

256 gigs.

Anyway, you'll like this.

I stuffed 30 tablets
into those mtv gift bags.

You want to know my return
on investment?

no, I don't.

You're legal now, right?

We should go out sometime.

all right.

Your loss.

Hey, fyi: Bonnie de ville?

Her video feed ends
the night she dies.

It's motion-detected

so, you know, there's not a lot
of motion postmortem.

Good seeing ya, veronica.

This isn't gonna be easy
to watch.

It's all the video vinnie
captured off the tablet camera.


you're such
a punk-ass bitch.

you want this...
in your face?

no, I really don't.

do you not?
[ chuckling] no.

speak, girl! Speak!

you can do it! Speak!
[ dog barks ]

And this is
the day she died.

Hey, it's carrie.
we're going out tonight.

gia did say she was
at carrie's house that day.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

Wait, what is that?
where are we now?

Recognize this?

She's at the 09er.

And check out
the timestamp.


That's when I got the text
from carrie

saying she needed my help.

Carrie didn't send you
that text.

Gia did. Right here.
from carrie's tablet.

It was gia trying to get you
to show up at carrie's house.

I know what happened.

Iamb: Nice hat.

How's that working out
for ya?

No irony here.

Free hug.
anytime, anywhere.


Sacks said you had something
I'd be interested in.

I'm assuming
it's a signed confession.

How was carrie's
time of death determined?


Guards at the security gate
checked logan in at 1:15 a.m.

carrie's alarm went off
at 1:21.

They showed up.
found her dead at 1:31.

Time of death sometime
between 1:21 and 1:31.

Carrie was dead
long before that.

Gia goodman
was over there earlier.

Guards checked her out
at 3:00 p.m.

many people, including
free hugs over here,

spoke to carrie after that.
we have phone records.

Carrie was alive when gia left,
but gia didn't go alone.

Her son-of-a-congressman fiancé
went with her.

Probably in the trunk.

When gia left,
she simply left a door

or a window open for luke.

He waited
for his opportunity.

After he did the deed,
he grabbed carrie's tablet

and he changed the alarm code
all carrie's friends knew.

He shows up at the 09er,

a very public alibi.

Carrie's friends
knew logan and carrie

were always fighting
about her partying.

Gia sent a text she knew
would get logan to show up.

I suppose they murdered her
for kicks.

I know how painfully boring
these rich kids' lives are.

They murdered carrie

because they were convinced
she was cracking.

Something terrible happened
on carrie's dad's boat

nine years ago.

Something worth killing carrie
to keep secret.

Look at these photos.

This one was taken

the morning after
susan knight disappeared.

No anchor.

They used it
to weigh the body down.

Where'd you get
these official police photos?

Maybe she's friends
with martina vasquez?

I'm gonna enjoy seeing
that smirk disappear

when that jury foreman
hands down a life sentence.

you want to know a secret?

I don't give a shit.

I don't care
if logan ain't the guy.

America thinks he's guilty,
and that's good enough for me.

Now get the hell
out of my office.

Man: Oh, there he is.


[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Siren wails ]

[ Chuckles ]

I believe the captain told you

that the use of cellphones
was prohibited.

[ Chuckles ]
I'm not on the plane.

Yeah, I gathered.

I really want to be there
with you.

There's [sighs] just so much
going on here right now.

I just...
i couldn't leave.

Sure you could.


Could you maybe try and
understand why I chose not to.

I completely understand.

That's why I think it's time for
us to just... just walk away.

Wait, no,
that's not what this is.

I mean,
that's not what I want.

Veronica, I'm standing outside
of a hotel with my parents

who flew to new york
mostly to meet you.

So, that loyalty,
or friendship or whatever it is

that made you have to
stay in neptune,

I wish that same feeling
made you get on the plane today.

Look, I gotta go let my mom
off the hook, okay?

She's concerned that
her blowout's gonna flatten

before you get here.

I'm... i'm really sor...

yeah. Okay.

Okay, goodbye, veronica.

[ Beep ]

♪ Go down
in a cloud of mercury ♪

[ Beep ]

[ Sighs ]

Logan's coming over
to talk about the case.

Please be nice.

What? I'm over 21.

left a message.

Apparently, they left
several on your cell

but never heard back.

Okay. I'll give 'em a call.

Yeah. No need.

They said they were
moving on without ya.

They needed someone
a little more "motivated,"

I think it was.
or "dedicated."

I saved the message.

The gist was
they wanted someone

who cared enough
to return a call.

[ Sighs ]

You worked so hard
for so long.

And just like that
you're throwing it away?

For what?

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Beep ]

This is keith.

Just give me two minutes.

All right. Bye.

[ Beep ]

[ Sighs ]

I'm gonna...
i'll be right back.

[ Sighs ]

[ Siren wails ]


I guess I picked the wrong week
to quit smoking.

You know I saw this thing

on, uh, youtube
a few weeks ago, keith.

It's a funny video.

Uh, two nazi officers,

they're looking at the skulls
on their insignias.

The piles of dead bodies.

And they have this moment
of clarity.

"Wait a minute.
we're the bad guys."

if you were a bad guy, jerry,
you wouldn't be here now.

Iamb, he's just a puppet.

Everyone is on the take.

That gun they planted
on the navarro kid,

I checked that
into evidence myself.

And that's just
the tip of iceberg.

And you'll testify
to that fact?

[ Door squeaks open ]

We've gotta move.

[ Engine revs ]

Oh, god.

Mr. Mars.

Yeah, I need an ambulance.

[ Truck engine revs ]

Oh, my god.


Mr. Mars, come on.

Come on.
come on!



Woman: What happened?
man: Is he hurt?

open your eyes!

Open your eyes, dad!
wake up!

It's veronica!

Call for an ambulance, now!

Miss mars.
[ sighs ]

Your father has some
pretty serious injuries.

He has fractures of the ribs,
skull and pelvis.

We're gonna have to keep him
in the icu.

When can I see him?

It'll probably be
a couple of days.

And sacks?
the other man in the car?

I'm afraid he was doa.

Was he a friend of yours?

[ Typhoon's
"prosthetic love" plays ]

♪ My folks
they left the tv on ♪

♪ I was falling in love years
before I ever met someone ♪

♪ Like a prayer
you don't expect an answer ♪

♪ Though you ask for one

♪ was sure my love
would come along ♪

♪ Like some rare bird and only
I would recognize the song ♪

♪ Like the actors
I've seen on the television ♪

♪ With the stage lights on


Don't go.

♪ What I found was a gamble


♪ You threw yourself in
with me ♪

♪ Made a cross,
and you lit a candle ♪

♪ But we were only strangers
cornered in a dark room ♪

♪ Projecting slides of cozy
lives on the wall ♪

♪ In the light
I thought I saw you ♪

♪ Was it nothing at all?

♪ Of everyone I ever knew
I'm giving it all to you ♪

♪ I'm asking
everything in return ♪

♪ And I have nothing left
to lose ♪

♪ I'll get it back through you

♪ I'll take your offer

the only way
I'm not gonna spend the day

obsessing about my dad

is by nailing gia and luke
to the wall.

Let's go make 'em sweat.

Gia goodman?

Here ya go.
thank you.

[ Radio tuning ]

Gia: Thanks, grandma.

[ cellphone dialing ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Hi, this is gia.

Hey, it's carrie.

you're such
a punk-ass bitch.

speak, girl! Speak!

[ beep ]

[ Sighs ]

something's happening.

You need to get over here
right away.

[ Beep ]

Hey. Veronica: I've
made the call to gia.

She immediately freaked out
and called her partner in crime.

Have you seen luke
pick up?

I can't actually see luke
right now.

Apparently, he had
to make a pit stop

for some hot
man-on-man action.

What are you
talking about?

Luke is inside
a west hollywood bathhouse.

What's he doing at...

oh. Hold on.

Someone's at her door.

So I just got this call
from this...

this random number and...

it's cobb.
and it was carrie's voice.

she called cobb for help.

Why? Does she need someone to
empty her cat box? Shh. Shh.

Cobb: Someone is just
messing with you. I know.

I mean, it's probably that
nosy bitch, veronica mars.

[ scoffs ]
it's called "curiosity."

you need to relax, gia.
just relax.

no freaking way.

Update, please.

Yeah, gia and cobb are
totally about to do it.

Are you serious?

Gia seduced her lapdog
into killing carrie.

Can you see them?

No, thank god.

[ Gia and cobb moaning]

[ Radio static ]

What's going on?

Dad had all the good
listening devices locked up.

I had to use one of the old bugs
that uses fm signal.

It's a bandwidth at the end
of the dial no one uses.


As in
"88.6 rock hard rock?"

tell me you're joking.

Neptune's new
classic rock station.

All right.
probably okay.

The bug only transmits
100 yards or so.

I should be able
to get away with it.

Was carrie's tablet
one of the big ones

or the little ones?

Naw, it was
a little white one.

There is one matching that
description on gia's table.

She'd have to be stupid
to keep it there.

I sat behind her
in algebra.

Nothing would shock me.

carrie's was inscribed.

It was like: "rock you very much
from the mtv music awards,"

something like that.

I need to get
a closer look.


I'm not gonna break in.

I'm just gonna drop by
for a hang.

She could be a murderer.

Child, please.
It's gia goodman.

The day I can't handle
gia goodman.

The four minutes of sex
I could hear just fine.

the mike couldn't pick up the
last 20 minutes of pillow talk

or whatever has gone on
in that bedroom.

[ cat meows ]

Hi, kitty.

Veronica. hi.

That look
is making me think

you didn't mean it when
you said come by and hang.

[ Chuckles ]
no, I meant it.

Come on in.
come in.

Oh, wow!

Do you like
your little tablet?

I mean, I have the...
the big one,

but this is sure cute,
isn't it?

Well, cute only gets you
so far in life.

Am I right?

All right!

I'm sorry.

My regularly scheduled
programming was preempted

by the sound of you
getting your rocks off, hoss.

You really wanted that poor girl
to say your name.

What are you talking about?

[ Radio tuning ]

Veronica: "rock you very much."
where'd you get this?

gia: Carrie was always
giving away her swag.

so, what are you
really doing here?

what do you mean?

well, I'm not stupid. I know you
didn't come by to hang out.

so, come on.
what's eating veronica mars?

oh, yeah. That.

[ Sighs ]

I'm pretty sure
you murdered carrie bishop

because she was on the verge
of telling the truth

about what happened

with susan knight
nine years ago.

[ laughs ]

You are an insane person.

I was in the 09er.
everyone saw me.

You're right.
I misspoke.

You didn't kill her.

You used your lady parts

to get stu cobbler to do it
for you.

[ Chuckles ]
don't be gross.

I just watched you
from across the street, gia.

I have pictures.

If I had
any facebook friends,

they'd be
enjoying them already.

I'd say, "wait till
your fiancé finds out."

but I'm gonna go ahead
and guess he's okay with it.

You are protecting
his bright future, right?

I mean, there are beards

and then there are beards
that go the extra mile.

I was at the 09er.
there are witnesses.

Everybody saw me.

Gia. Keep up.

We're past that now.

I believe you.

I even have proof
you were there.

Timestamped video.

And right about now
it's dawning on you

where this video came from.

The camera
on carrie's tablet.

Cobb took the tablet
from carrie's house

after he killed her.

Here you are
typing out the text

that'll get logan
over to carrie's.

I think the sheriff

is gonna be very interested
in this video.

Do you even remember cobb
from high school?

Just this total
trailer park weirdo.

The creepy guy who sat
behind me in civics

reading guns & camouflage
or whatever.

Eye-screwing me and
smelling like old sponge.

He had the good drugs,

That night that we went out
on carrie's boat

we tried to hit him up
for product.

But he insisted on us
taking him with.

We got so shit faced
it didn't really matter.

But then, susan,
as usual, bottoms out.

She starts bawling
about the baby

that she gave up
for adoption.

She disappears below deck.

Carrie found her later
and she was barely breathing.

But cobb says
that she'd sleep it off.

'Cause he'd seen it
a hundred times before.

And you believed him.

We were out
of our skulls.

We were picturing
jail time.

Lost futures.
lost fortunes.

And then carrie went down
to check on susan later.

She was dead.

Just full-on dead.

[ Sighs ]

And it was cobb's idea to
weigh her down with an anchor.

Then we're all sobbing

and we're trying to lift her
body over the side of the boat.

Dick was sobbing.

Dick passed out before
any of this even happened.

He never knew the truth.

He sells the lie
better than any of us.

But none of us even noticed

that cobb wasn't helping us
push susan's body overboard.

later, after all
the police-grilling

and media stuff,

carrie, luke and I
get emailed a camera phone photo

of us
dumping susan's body.

And he's owned us
ever since.

We bankroll him.
we pal around with him.

You sleep with him.

Yeah, lucky me.
I'm the one he loves.

He flashes the photo

any time he thinks one of us
needs a reminder.

Carrie needed
a lot of reminders.

He rented the apartment
across the street

so that he can see me
whenever he wants to.

I'm not even allowed
to have curtains.

He's probably watching us
right now.

Try and act ca...

[ gunshot ]
[ gasps ]

[ Gasping ]

[ Gunshot ]
[ panting ]

Hang in there, gia.

a cop has been shot.

The 400 block
of exposition boulevard.

[ Gasping ]

Help is coming, gia.

It's okay.
help is coming.

[ Panting ]

[ Elevator groans ]

[ Door closes ]

Gia could've really used
some curtains in here.

[ Lou rawls' "you'll never find
another love like mine" plays ]

I hope you don't mind
a little mood music.

♪ You'll never find

♪ as long as you live

♪ someone who loves you

♪ tender like I do

♪ you'll never find

♪ no matter where you search

♪ someone who cares about you
the way I do ♪

♪ Whoa, I'm not bragging
on myself, baby ♪

♪ But I'm the one
who loves you ♪

[ Gasps ]

♪ And there's no one else

♪ no-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
one else ♪

♪ You'll never find

[ door closes ]

♪ It'll take the end
of all time ♪

♪ Someone to understand you
like I do ♪

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Taser crackles ]


[ Groaning ]

♪ But I know somehow
some day some way ♪

[ Groaning, panting ]

♪ You're gonna miss my loving

♪ when it's cold outside,
you're gonna... ♪

[ Growls ]

[ Cat meows ]

♪ You're gonna miss my loving

wait for me, veronica!

♪ Yes, you will, baby

[ glass shatters ]

It's not a race.

We all know how this ends.

[ Chuckles ]

Ooh, you killed the lights.

How wildly impressive.

Ernie, meenie, miney.

[ Clattering ]


[ Gunshots ]

[ Siren wailing ]


[ Gunshots ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Cat meows ]

Man on tv:
Shocking photo surfaces

in the bonnie de ville
murder case.

man ♪2: Logan echolls is
a free man. He's exonerated.

and instead the local sheriff
has arrested stu cobbler

and charged him
with two murders:

Bonnie de ville
and socialite gia goodman.

vasquez: Sheriff,
how did you get it so wrong?

did you ignore evidence?

man ♪3: Did gia goodman
have to die?

If you think the sheriff
is squirming here

you should check out
the tmz live exclusive video

we got from
the private investigator

working for logan echolls.

I don't care if logan
ain't the guy.

america thinks he's guilty,
and that's good enough for me.

I'm betting I know exactly

what the people of neptune
want now.

man ♪2: Oh, I know too.

a new sheriff.
a new sheriff.

yeah, exactly.

[ gregory alan isakov's
"second chances" plays ]

[ Camera shutter clicks ]

No, it's too early.

Well, you'd be surprised

how strongly the armed services
feels about punctuality.

You want me to get busted
for going awol?

What I want is for you
to stand there

in that effity white uniform
with your harvard mouth

and show me
some effing courtesy.

Well, I appreciate you
keeping it pg-13 for me.

I'm delicate.

I got you off
murder charges.

I can beat an awol rap.

It's 180 days, veronica.

What's 180 days to us?

Our story is epic.

Spanning years, continents.

Lives ruined, bloodshed.


Come back to me.


♪ My hands they were strangers
lost in the night ♪

[ Chuckles ]

♪ They're waving around
in the dusty light ♪

Two solid weeks of bliss,

and now it's back
to the real world.

he's a great kid. He's a
shoot-first point guard.

So what now?

but sometimes it kills us
in the transitions.

♪ I had a ringside seat
to my mom's recovery attempts. ♪

♪ I know all about accepting
the things I can't change. ♪


Your point guard
shoots too much.

I'm with you, fennel.
bench him.

I'm supposed to find
the courage

to change the things I can.

even if it means
disappointing the one man.

I can't bear to disappoint.

keith: Gin!

Who's your daddy?
[ sighs ]

Well, my 2,000-point lead
shrinks by 40.

Look at you.

Not even knowing
you're being hustled.

You're the patsy.
I got the hook in now.

Logan return
to duty today?


I'm sorry, honey.

They say I'm ahead
of schedule here.

As much as I'm enjoying
all this daddy-daughter time

maybe it's time to start
thinking about

heading back to new york?

You've got a life there.


About new york.

Let's be honest here.

If I were wise enough
to know the difference

between what I can
and can't change

would I even be who I am?

would this be what I'm doing?

last thing: That gun
they planted on you?

A stoolie claims
you bought it from him.

He clearly fears the sheriff
more than he fears you.


Well, we'll see
what we can do about that.

Thanks, v.

How's it coming
on the sheriff's password?


[ Snorts ]

I just sent you
his tax returns.

Thank you.

Dad always said this town
could wreck a person.

It's what happens when
you're playing a rigged game.

I convinced myself
winning meant getting out.

but in what world
do you get to leave the ring

and declare victory?

this is where I belong.

In the fight.
It's who I am.

I've rolled around
in the mud for so long.

wash me clean and I don't
recognize myself.

so how about I just accept
the mud

and the tendency I have
to find myself rolling in it.

my name is veronica.

and I'm an addict.

hello, veronica.

[ the dandy warhols'
"we used to be friends" plays ]

♪ A long time ago
we used to be friends ♪

♪ But I haven't thought of you
lately at all ♪

♪ If ever again,
a greeting I send to you ♪

♪ Short and sweet
to the soul I intend ♪

♪ Ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ come on now, sugar

♪ bring it on,
bring it on, yeah ♪

♪ Just remember me when
you're good to go ♪

♪ Come on now, honey

♪ bring it on,
bring it on, yeah ♪

♪ Just remember me when

♪ we used to be friends

♪ a long time ago
we used to be friends ♪

♪ A long time ago
we used to be friends ♪

♪ A long time ago
we used to be friends ♪

♪ He-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-y

♪ he-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-y

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ a long time ago
we used to be friends ♪

♪ But I haven't thought of you
lately at all ♪

♪ If ever again,
a greeting I send to you ♪

♪ Short and sweet
to the soul I intend ♪

♪ We used to be friends

♪ a long time ago

♪ we used to be friends

♪ a long time ago

♪ we used to be friends

♪ a long time ago

♪ we used to be friends

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

♪ ah ah-ah-ah-ah

[ music fades ]


Yor... yeorange.




[ Sighs ]

[ Up-tempo music plays ]

[ Phone ringing ]

This is logan reminding you

if you're offered a seat
on a rocket ship,

don't ask which seat.

Just get on.

Sheryl sandberg said that.

So don't leave a message.

Go get on that rocket ship.

Or leave a message.

Your call.

Your decision will tell me
a lot about you.