Q: "Logan and Veronica, they're such an epic couple, but part of me wonders -- they're so great apart, are they going to be as great together? Is it going to be a rocky road for them?"
A: "It will always be a rocky road for them. And believe me, I have that same internal dilemma as you all the time. I love them when they're together, I love them when they're not together. And I want to try, as best I can, play the reality of a romantic life at that age. "
        - Interview with series creator Rob Thomas in the "Chicago Tribune"

"How many shirtless scenes can the writers get Logan into?"
        - from the FAQ at Mars Investigations

If you thought 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' star Kristen Bell was hot in the movie, picture her in a catholic school uniform. Bell tells next month's Vegas magazine she's kept her Catholic high school uniform for the past decade and plans on wearing it on her special day.
"I tucked that away when I was 18," she says. "I'm going to wear it on my wedding night."
        - Seen on Hollywood Scoop

Some people say that she is not one girl but many -- that is, she's actually a secret society of Girl Scouts. Or possibly a sub-branch of the FBI. Whom does the girl detective love?
Remember that boy, Fred, or Nat? Something like that. He was in love with the girl detective, even though she was smarter than him, even though he never got to rescue her even once from the bad guys, or when he did, she was really just letting him, to be kind. He was a nice boy with a good sense of humor, but he used to have this recurring dream in which he was a golden retriever. The girl detective knew this, of course, the way she knows all our dreams. How could she settle down with a boy who dreamed that he was a retriever?
        - Kelly Link, "The Girl Detective", a short story about Veronica\Nancy Drew types

[#1 Welcome Wagon]

Here it is. First day of college. What do you say, Veronica? New school, fresh start. How 'bout you try not to p**s anyone off this time around?
        - Veronica's opening voiceover

"Vinnie. What brings you to the good part of the wrong side of the tracks?"
        - Keith

"Veronica, there are a few things in life to which you'll have to defer to my age and experience and that, sweet child of mine, is the Chrysler Building."
        - Keith

"This girl, she's, uh, she's our age and she's a 'detective'. Is she also a cartoon?"
        - Piz to Wallace

"Qu'est-ce que c'est? Frak?"
"No Battlestar Galactica fans in the mix, I see. 'Frak' is the profanity of the future. I'm trying not to swear."
"That's very enlightened of you, Moe. So what the *frak* is with this Hearst Welcome Wagon Committee?"
        - Veronica and Moe

"All right, honey. Give Logan my regards as you're shaking his hand good night and I'll be sure to call unexpectedly again."
        - Keith, with an interruption for Veronica and Logan

"A Saturn for a Mars?"
"In Neptune. Yeah, the planets really aligned for this one..."
        - Piz and Veronica, discussing her new car

"It's not often you get to see bikini babes in their natural habitat. Such gentle, yet elusive creatures."
        - Veronica

"I might actually get my stuff back."
"I might actually get paid."
        - Piz and Veronica

"You worked in a coffee shop. How can you not know that an Irish coffee has whiskey in it?"
        - Mac to Veronica

[#2 My Big Fat Greek Rush Week]

"Tell me I'm here because of you. Not that I'm counting or anything, but isn't this wolf cry number two?"
        - Sheriff Lamb to Veronica, on the morning after

"I want you to do the story. You are exactly the type they would love to have intelligent, cute..."
"Combative, independent-thinking, smart-mouthed. Believe me, I'm not their type."
"You'd be perfect. Trust me Veronica, you'll blend right in."
        - Editor Nish, recruiting Veronica for an undercover job

"The farther you are from the singing, the less you'll crave intoxication."
        - Marjorie to Veronica

The '70s had the hustle, the '80s, the moonwalk. We have the faux lesbian dance.
        - Veronica, voiceover while she acts the drunk

The best way to keep a guy at least ten feet away? Dry heave. Vomit is the new mace.
        - Veronica (voiceover)

[#3 Wichita Linebacker]

Football. The systematic violation of the Geneva Convention made into a sport. I'm surprised
the ASPCA doesn't protest.
        - Veronica (voiceover)

"If you have words written on yourself, it's not nudity, it's political speech: taking control of one's body to turn the objectifying male gaze back on itself."
"Okay. No more college for you."
        - Veronica and Logan, discussing the feminist demo

"Do all the weird crap you like, just don't be late for the booty call. Really, how do you think that sounds?"
        - Veronica, translating Logan's words

"We can download pictures from the surface of the moons of Jupiter onto a portable phone, but we can't keep the air conditioner in this office running for more than a week at a time."
        - Dean O'Dell

So how did people blackmail each other before email? Thirty years ago, I'd be here all night,
cutting letters from a magazine and getting glue everywhere. Now it's just one button.
        - Veronica (voiceover)

"You know, as adorable as it is when you do it to criminals, the surveillance thing is starting to bug."
        - Logan to Veronica

Now, maybe people would say they'd never install a tracking device in their significant other's car, but I think that's just because they don't know how.
        - Veronica (voiceover)

"He said he owed it to his teammates. I don't understand boys. Or football."
"Me neither. But, hey, if guys like Kurt are that into it, it can't be all bad. I guess."
        - Trish and Veronica, discussing Kurt's sacrifice for the team

"Peace in our time."
        - Dean O'Dell, after finishing a heated phone call

[#4 Charlie Don't Surf]

When entering a frat house full of accused rapists, the pants suit is a solid wardrobe choice. It's
fashion's way of saying, "Move along, nothing to see here."
        - Veronica (voiceover)

I have options. I could be excited for Logan. Thrilled even that his new brother is such a keeper. Or, I can be me.
        - Veronica (voiceover)

"It only takes about an hour to get the photos."
"So, it's a piece of cake."
"A monkey, with a friend who's a bank representative can do it."
        - Keith and Veronica, pulling some strings

"Hello, Chip, Dick, faceless Star Trek crew members."
        - Veronica, to a group of Pi Sigs

[#5 President Evil]

"I'll tell you what. I'll be sugar and sunshine if you could help me."
        - Veronica, affecting a Southern persona

"Do you see why he's the college dean most frequently burned in effigy?"
        - Veronica, about Dean O'Dell

"I don't understand. You actually believe that the bad guy did it?"
        - Lamb to Veronica

Hello, square one. Nice to see you again.
        - Veronica, after a setback (voiceover)

"Look tough."
        - Veronica and Logan

[#6 Hi, Infidelity]

"So is this what you wanted?"
"You think this is what I wanted?"
        - Nish and Veronica

"We have lawyers too, and they're a lot scarier than you, Mr. Davis."
        - Dean O'Dell

"I'm afraid I'm gonna need you to step down as editor of the Free Press."
"It's a student paper! You can't."
"I'm a devious old man, Nish. You'd be surprised what I can do. You're done there, as of this moment."
        - Dean O'Dell and Nish

"The whole of human knowledge, right there online, and these papers are thin. Am I crazy to expect better?"
        - An unimpressed Professor Landry

"Mac's had this project all week and Parker's all alone. I think we should invite her along."
"Um, how very Emma of you."
"Did you just make a Jane Austen reference? It's official, the end of days are upon us."
        - Veronica and Logan

"So, would you call that an accurate depiction of life as a private eye?"
"Pretty close. I personally have never been hired to locate a Maltese falcon per se, but there was the case of the Maltese dog."
        - Harmony and Keith, at a Noir festival

"Kind of my little secret. The wife's against it all: the scotch, the cigars, the televised violence."
        - Dean O'Dell, kicking back and enjoying the boxing

"Ten martinis."
        - Logan and Piz, during a bowling game gone south

"Well, that's my girl, spreading sunshine wherever she goes."
        - Logan, about Veronica

Eight years ago, I was sent to ask Brad Stark if he liked Suzy Doyle. The two of them never spoke again. In the intervening years, I haven't gotten any better at this.
        - Veronica (voiceover) as she approaches Piz for Parker

"Join us next time when we ask: why does everyone hate America?  Is the rest of the world crazy or just stupid?"
        - Piz, closing his radio show

"I don't want to be on my death bed counting regrets either, but I just can't figure out which I'd regret more, going up or not going up..."
        - Keith to Harmony

"Why did you want me to follow that trail to Rory Finch?"
        - Veronica to Timothy

"You have the same kind of crazy press clipping board every movie serial killer keeps."
"You know, there's been no DNA evidence so far. No semen, no hair. Makes you wonder."
        - Veronica and Timothy

[#7 Of Vice and Men]

"You're supposed to be cramming in a motel, like in The Paper Chase?"
"You mean The Shining? All work and no play makes Wallace psychotic. I cough, like, once; he told me to take it outside."
        - Veronica and Piz

"Your assignment: to plan the perfect murder."
        - Professor Landry, with an intriguing assignment for Veronica

Okay. Consider my mind blown. And then put back together and blown again.
        - Veronica, on a day of surprises (voiceover)

"Can you leave it alone? Can you trust me?"
"No, I can't. I'm not built that way."
        - Logan and Veronica

I can't believe this is happening to me...again.
        - Veronica (voiceover)

So, what would Stan Marsh say in a situation like this? I think we all learned a valuable lesson about faith. You give it to the people you love.
        - Veronica (voiceover)

[#8 The Lord of the PIs]

"I'm off to steal the souls of the rich with my evil image-capturing device."
        - Veronica, on a photo assignment

"Hey there, tall, dark, and timely."
        - Veronica to Logan

"You might want to stop yelling at my daughter."
"Yeah? You might want to start."
        - Keith and Logan

"I don't suppose there's someone I can speak with who would take this seriously?"
        - Dean O'Dell to Lamb

"'The Female Voice in Celtic Literature.' I am woman, hear me bore."
        - Veronica to Fern

"Guess who's on the phone for you?"
"Someone who wants to sit on hold while you play stupid games."
        - Sacks and Lamb

"You raise an uninteresting point. But, hey, don't worry your pretty head about your pal Dick. My points are in order, courtesy of Miss Bonnie Capistrano. Her curvature of the spine is hardly noticeable. But I still got the handicapped bonus."
"You're repugnant, Dick."
"Seriously, you'd hardly notice it."
        - Dick and Veronica

"You don't know the first thing about me, Veronica."
"I know like eight, possibly nine things. But you're right. I have no idea which one is first. Is it that you're a Theta Beta that'd do anything for her sorority?"
        - Hallie and Veronica

"Are you in some sort of trouble?"
"I will be if you tell anyone you saw me, so I would appreciate it if you didn't. I can appreciate it monetarily if that's necessary."
        - Keith and Selma

"I don't care if you're angry. I care that you're safe."
"That's all sweet and great, but it doesn't really work that way. It's not like this is all some new facet of my personality. You know who I am! You know what I do."
" isn't gonna change. And if you can't accept that, this isn't gonna work."
"You know who I am. And you're constantly expecting me to change. And even right now, as you're thinking, 'crap, he's got a point,' you still think you're ultimately right. I love you, Veronica. I love you.
But, do you love me?"
"Well then, can we try to go a little easier on each other?"
        - Logan and Veronica

The closing scene for this episode just hits you. There's no words spoken because there doesn't need to be. Watch it.

[#9 Spit and Eggs]

Ah. So the boy can still smile. Seems like a week since I've seen his teeth.
        - Veronica, about Logan (voiceover)

"I can't do this anymore, Veronica. You know, I've been thinking, and, uh...this isn't working. You know, I don't think I quite measure up to the person that you want me to be and...and I just can't take feeling like a disappointment anymore."
"Logan, I don't"
"Hey, let me get this out, okay? The other told me you weren't built to let people help you."
"That's not exactly what I said."
"It's close. And you know what? I'm not built to stand on the sidelines. I don't know, I think we have a choice. And I think we can take a tough but survivable amount of pain now. Or stay together and deal with unbearable pain later. So, I vote for the pain now. But I'm always here if you need anything... But you never need anything."
        - Logan and Veronica

"You do get one of these, as well. A rape whistle, just in case."
"You actually think people would come a-running, huh? You have more faith in mankind than I do, my friend."
        - Parker and Veronica

So Tim Foyle's girlfriend likes Dick and sundry other Pi Sigs. So what, if anything, does that
        - Veronica (voiceover)

"Are you freaking kidding me? The Pi Sig mega apocalypse? ...Will they let me in? I think all the glitter has come off my porn star tube top."
        - Mac, stunned by Veronica

"You are one major minor, you know that?"
        - Frat Guy to Veronica

"What makes a man do it, Keith sleep with another man's wife? Is there no honour left?"
"Less than there should be, I'm afraid."
        - Dean O'Dell and Keith

"That's a forty-year-old bottle of Glen Cracken. One of the chief joys of my existence is the anticipation of tasting the contents of that bottle. But for tonight, I'm just getting drunk. Pour me the swill."
        - Dean O'Dell to Keith

"I'm just taking what you would have happily given."
        - Mercer

[#10 Show Me The Monkey]

"Who do you go to, to find a stolen monkey?"
        - Pauline, with an easy question for Mac

"You guys haven't picked a country yet. For the around-the-world party. Every dorm room dresses itself up like a different country... if you change your mind, let me know soon. Most of Western Europe goes down fast."
        - The gang find out about a party

"I think I told you, the management asked if you'd stop doing that."
"That's exactly what's been wrong with you lately. Since when do you side with management?"
        - Logan and Dick

"If I was going to get drunk and shoot myself, I'd probably drink the good stuff first."
"Sheesh. Good thing we don't have any good stuff."
"Dean O'Dell did, a bottle of forty-year-old single malt. Said he lived in anticipation of drinking it. So why, if he's going to commit suicide, does he drink the cheap stuff instead?"
        - Keith and Veronica

"I admired him. He had character, or was one, or something. I don't know, just..."
"How 'bout his rhetorical style? Businesslike and bland?"
"More...Old Testament sarcastic."
        - Veronica and Keith, remembering The Dean

"What did the note say?"
"'Goodbye, cruel world', typed as a memo."
"Like on the computer screen?"
"Yeah, why?"
"We had to do these papers for Landry's class, like plan the perfect murder. I got an A, just in case you were wondering... Mine was a fake suicide, where you leave a note on the computer, so you can't check the handwriting, and write something clichéd so you don't study the message. My example was, 'Goodbye, cruel world'."
        - Veronica and Keith

"I've never been initiated before. Think I'll get a code name?"
        - Mac, going undercover

"No more games, no more waiting around. I'm ready to be wooed! Don't you want to hear all about how great you are? I mean, don't you want to see the look on some cute guy's face when he realizes that you're not only smokin'-hot but funny and smart? Why, you're the catch of the century, Veronica Mars..."
        - Taylor, trying to inspire Veronica

        - Veronica, stumbling on a clue

"Why bother with something not good just because it's something?"
"Especially when you know the difference, which not many people do. I mean, do you?"
        - Veronica and Piz, discussing relationships

"What's she like?"
"What are they all like?"
"Crazy. Or we are. I haven't figured it out yet."
"Probably us."
        - Keith and Landry, on the subject of women

[#11 Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves]

"Here's the deal. The woman I love is getting married next week. I have no idea where or to who. I don't know her address, her phone number. I don't even know her last name."
        - Max, with an unusual case for Veronica

"How do I put this delicately? Does she know who you are?"
        - Veronica

"We met at this convention thing... It was Comic-Con."
"Sounds cooler now. So, about the one that got away, she was dressed as a Cylon, and you only knew her as Six, right?"
        - Max and Veronica

"There's some things you can't fake."
"There are some things women are universally known for faking, and this girl is a professional."
        - Max and Veronica

"A hooker search engine. What will you boys come up with next? ...How did people find sex before there was an internet?"
        - Veronica to Brian and Fred

"That was me knowing there's a land mine and trying to figure out where to put my foot."
"Well, I guess you picked your spot. Look, why not dispel any romantic notions? If we see each other, warts and all, and still like each other, that's a real connection."
"Well, maybe I enjoy my romantic notions. Maybe I don't care to see any warts, you know, yours or mine."
        - Logan, trying to dodge a question about 'escorts' from Veronica

[#12 There's Got To Be a Morning After Pill]

"I'm heartless? First Duncan, now Logan. You're running out of rich bachelors' heads to mess with. Is it some kind of weird sport for you, you know, breaking dudes' hearts?"
        - Dick to Veronica

"Oh, you sought me out. That can only mean one thing. You need a favour."
"Is it a favour if it's something we both would enjoy? Remember you told my criminology class about how you stole some guy's car and had it crushed?"
"Yeah. Why?"
"Maybe I was thinking about having someone's car stolen and crushed."
        - Weevil and Veronica

"Who are you?"
"My name is Carson Drew, and this is my assistant, Nancy."
        - Keith, picking a very obvious undercover name

"The bible teaches us that he who is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he who rules his spirit can capture a city. He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly."
        - Reverend Capistrano

[#13 Postgame Mortem]

"We're on a basketball court in basketball uniforms, but what we're playing? That's not basketball."
        - Coach Barry

If you've eaten any of this breakfast, you now owe me. Invoices have to go out today. See you at the office.
        - Keith, leaving a booby-trapped breakfast for Veronica

"So, I got a message for you from the guy who teaches our economics class. You got to show up, or he's gonna fail you. It's a sad state of affairs when I'm the academic on the balcony."
        - Dick to Logan

"I met this girl a couple weeks ago at a party. Hot! Like, volcanic hot. Like, I might have to use an oven mitt to feel her up.  She's coming here tonight, and she's bringing her sister, who, I might add, she described as practically her twin. By the way, I did a little research on pathetic sad-sackery, and 'hot sister' is the recommended treatment."
        - Dick to Logan

"What is your style?"
"Nail board on the road. Target hits it. Tire goes flat. Pulls over. And just as the dude finishes changing the tire, we roll up. Your average white dude in a BMW? Gets all jumpy when he's surrounded by brown people on bikes. They usually give up the keys without us asking."
        - Veronica and Arturo

"Like I'd really go meet a guy that I met online."
"Nicely played."
        - Logan, on babysitting duty for Heather

"So, who was that on the phone?"
"Oh, just your brother-in-law."
        - Heather and Logan

"I don't guess you have any extra-small clothes around? I'm starting to smell like you."
        - Heather to Logan

"Is that my shirt?"
        - Veronica to Heather

"At Mars Investigations, believing our clients is just one of the many services we offer."
        - Veronica to Josh

"So, this means you believe him?"
"I'm not sure. I certainly want him to believe I believe him."
        - Keith and Veronica

[#14 Mars, Bars]

"Performing a favour from a jail cell? The girl has serious friendship skills."
        - Mac, about Veronica

"Logan, can we, like, borrow you?"
"Will I be returned in my current pristine condition?"
        - Parker and Logan

"You know you're missing that show where women have sex in an urban setting."
        - Keith to Veronica

"This is what you meant by 'crash'?"
"Oh. Yeah. I meant 'bang'."
        - Bronson and Mac, after an intimate moment

[#315 Papa's Cabin]

"I've known three men in your life, Mrs. O'Dell. Two are dead. The great state of California may see to the third."
        - Keith to Mindy

"I saw Logan and Parker having lunch."
"In the cafeteria? At lunchtime? God, why doesn't he just run me over with a truck?"
"Man, I'm just telling you this because it looked like it was something, like they were connecting, you know? What?"
"I'm just trying to figure out which Gilmore Girl you are."
        - Wallace and Veronica

"Bet he'll change his mind about you not being that smart."
        - Veronica to Tim

[#316 Un-American Graffiti]

"Bronson and I went on a hike this morning. I'm wiped."
"A hike? You?"
"Morning? You?"
"I wanted to see what it was like."
        - Mac and Veronica

"It just takes me back to high school. Remember, Logan? We stood at the same lunch table and made fun of all the fat kids."
"I'm sorry. We went to the same high school?"
"Uh, yeah. We ran over that fisherman and promised to take the secret to our graves."
"I remember the fisherman."
"Remember? You bet your friends you could turn me into a super hot prom date as a joke, but you ended up falling in love with me?"
"...Nope. Lost it."
        - Mac and Logan

"You're like one of those guys who stands behind the players at the poker table and pretends he's playing... Look. Every once in a while, you gotta go all in... It means we're going out tonight. You're going to talk to some girl who knows you're alive."
        - Wallace to Piz

"Out of thirty-seven citations yours truly wrote in six campus-area bars last night, no fake ID could hold a candle to your standards. You may not want to believe this, honey, but there are mistakes you can't take back. What if they'd gotten drunk and stumbled into the street like Jim Wilson. Would you want to explain that to their parents?"
        - Keith to Veronica

"What do you say we head out. Have a few beers."
"It's one of those trick questions, isn't it?"
"I've got some new IDs for you."
"This picture is Jon Bon Jovi."
"Yes. It is."
"Biggie Smalls? We don't really all look alike, Mr. Mars."
        - Keith, roping Piz and Wallace in on a sting

"Always the lady. You came. Good for you. Thought something like this would be unbelievably awkward."
"Your fly's open."
"I know. Party ritual."
        - Veronica and Dick, arriving at Logan's party for Parker

"Okay. This couch is our social foxhole for the next sixty minutes of battle. Defend it at all costs."
        - Veronica to Mac

"Max, this is my friend, Mac. Mac, Max... Where are my manners? Sit, defend, decide which one of you's changing their name. I'll be right back."
        - Veronica, introducing Max to Mac

"How is it you have so many friends? You don't even like people."
"And yet they adore me... I girded myself for seeing with a date tonight, you know, proof you weren't pining away."
"All the periodically good ones were taken and I pine for no man."
        - Veronica and Logan

"Sorry, this is a break glass in case of emergency situation. I need you to pretend to be my boyfriend."
        - Veronica to Piz

"Just friends. I get it."
        - Piz, after making a pass at Veronica

"Where are you going? What happened?"
"I went all in."
        - Wallace and Piz

[#317 Debasement Tapes]

"It's not my fault Max won't stop calling. Like you should talk."
"Me? I'm not ordering good boy while wishing I ordered bad boy."
"No. You gave up bad boy but keep asking for samples of good boy."
        - Mac and Veronica, discussing Bronson\Max and Logan\Piz

"Is that the woman?"
"That was my mistake. That's BlackCat80. The woman in my room was BlackCat70. Number trouble."
"Uh, so, do you have any pictures of the woman who was in your room?"
        - Desmond and Veronica, on the perils of internet dating

"Was there anything in the bag?"
"Just medications, pills."
"What are you taking pills for?"
"Ah, you know. Life."
        - Veronica and Desmond

"Party time. What to wear? ...Indie rock or rock rock? Rock rock. 'Cause the bad boys get the chicks. I mean, look at you. You're single, and you're very nice, Pez. There's a correlation."
        - Desmond, getting ready to party

"It's weird. Like you said, normal Piz. Like...nothing ever happened."
"Which bothers you because making out with you is supposed to be some life-changing experience?"
        - Veronica and Wallace

"See, the point of the internet is to make money off stupid people."
        - Max

"Should I get a camera? There's got to be someone that'll pay to see this hot nerd-on-nerd action."
        - Logan to Max and Max

[#318 I Know What You'll Do Next Summer]

"She was bummed you didn't tell her about the trip."
"And you took turns sticking pins in your Logan dolls?"
        - Veronica and Logan, discussing Parker

"Love makes me lazy. It's a dangerous drug. Kills more brain cells than crystal meth. How's your cell count these days?"
"Mmm, I can still do long division, but I can't quite remember all the continents."
"So Pizneyland is the happiest place on earth?"
"Happy enough. There's no roller coaster, but I think I can do without the adrenaline and nausea."
        - Mac and Veronica

"The story is mine. I wrote every word of it. I needed to know whether this Kizza gentleman would show regardless of my stature and financial situation."
"So, everything I told him was"
"Disinformation, a plan to separate those I can trust from those I can't, a plan like so many others. Zeke is actually a very good friend of mine."
        - Apollo, playing Veronica

"So, Veronica. Why is there a detainee in my jail named Kizza Oneko... who asks for his one phone call to be made to you?"
        - Keith (as Sheriff) to Veronica

[#319 Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down]

"He wants to date you and be near you? Greedy little bugger."
"And if he didn't care, I'd probably be complaining about that."
"Have you considered letting Piz know you're bummed about the prospect of being apart from him this summer?"
"Simple, direct, honest? Mac, that's almost crazy enough to work!"
        - Mac and Veronica

"What are you doing?"
"I'm calling you from FBI headquarters in Virginia because I miss you. And I'm very sweet."
"You miss me, huh?"
"I do. Who's that?"
"Do you have a girl in your room? ...This long-distance thing is hard."
        - Piz and Veronica, getting used to being apart in person

"Do I get a phone call? Uh, what's Veronica's number?"
        - Weevil to Keith (as Sheriff)

"Weevil, you're wobbling."
"Yeah, and I'm gonna take the fall...unless you can help me."
        - Veronica to a limping Weevil

"What happened to the courtesy knock?"
"What happened to whalebone corsets and courting chaperones?"
        - Keith, interrupting Veronica and Piz

"You may have gone digital, but I remain firmly analogue."
"No, I'm digital. You remain firmly cheap."
        - Keith and Veronica

[#320 The Bitch Is Back]

"Look, you didn't lose a fight, Piz. It was a drive-by, man."
        - Wallace to Piz

"Just so you know. The best way to show that you're still in love with your ex-girlfriend is to beat up her new boyfriend."
        - Parker to Logan

"You must have been devastated. I mean, Veronica had sex with someone else?"
"Shes your friend, too! Arent you angry for her? Do you realize what this will do to her?"
"Do you realize that we just broke up? Yeah, I didn't think so."
        - Parker and Logan

"After all these years, do you not instinctively fear me? Maybe you should write yourself a note."
        - Veronica to Dick

And Im back in high school.
        - Veronica, the centre of notoriety again

"You know, you're adorable when you surveil."
        - Piz to Veronica

"It's a smooth cruise into victory."
"And what a beautiful day that will be for Mars, the family; Neptune, the town; Milky Way, the galaxy. Sun will be shining. Birds will be singing. There'll be dancing in the streets."
        - Keith and Veronica

"I promise you, karma's going to take care of that guy for you."
"I know. Im gonna run him over with my 'karma'."
        - Piz and Veronica, walking away from a jerk

"Let me show you my office. Take that off your hands."
"That'd be great. I feel like Gollum carrying this thing around."
"I don't know what that means."
        - Jake and Gory, with some sensitive files

"Veronica. If there is something going on with you, if you're in trouble, now is the time to tell me."
        - Keith to Veronica

I could tell you, but you'd never look at me the same.
        - Veronica's reply (voiceover)

"You know I love you, right? More than anything."
"Of course, honey. I never doubted. Eat."
        - Veronica and Keith

[Quotes About The Show]

The recent cancellation of Veronica Mars has been blamed on many things from poor ratings to the perceived stupidity of its US broadcaster, CW network, but in reality it came down to one thing: Veronica Mars at high school was a sharp, smart show with dark plotlines, well-developed characters and witty dialogue. Veronica Mars at college? Wasn't. In place of those well-developed characters with their interesting interplay with each other, we were given every American college cliché.
        - Sarah Hughes, "The Guardian"

The show's first season, which I watched only belatedly after a year of everyone telling me how good it was and my not believing them, was the closest thing to a novel I've ever seen on telly tightly structured, well characterised, compellingly events-led but also wittily subversive. As the title character, Kristen Bell put in a superlative performance, and much of the supporting cast was similarly top notch... Had I been purely watching as a viewer, I think I'd have given up some time in the middle of season two, certainly by the close of season three. Perhaps I'm just in love with Kristen Bell and that's what kept me going. Because what I find interesting about 'Veronica Mars' is that the thing which attracted us all to it at first the sense of momentum, of weight, behind the plots, the brilliance of its pacing and snappiness of its wit began to pale fairly quickly. As the second season's plot about who blew up the school bus zomgs twisted and turned endlessly in an attempt to last the requisite 22 episodes, and season three collapsed into a series of anodyne standalones, we all kept watching. This, my friends, is the power of fannery. And being in love with Kristen Bell.
...Perhaps the clues were always there. If the great first season had a weakness, it was that there were no real stand-out individual episodes (cue Niall Harrison: A Trip To The Dentist!). Because of its essentially serial nature, you watched 'Veronica Mars' for the arc not the episode. When the arc no longer dazzled, the individual episodes did not pick up. It wasn't that they'd been outshone by the brilliance of the larger story. It was that they'd never been that great as 43 minutes of television in isolation. Season 2 and 3 had no way to go but down. It all ended perfectly, of course Veronica's need to solve the mystery damaging the people around her, her father likely out on his ear as sheriff, her personal relationships shot to pieces, walking along down a rainy city street. That's noir, baby, and that's what I'm a fan of.
        - Dan Hartland, on his Live Journal blog


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