Mars vs. Mars
Mars Vs. Mars
Episode No.   Season
14 1x14 One
Original Broadcast Date February 15, 2005
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"Mars vs. Mars" is the fourteenth episode of the first season of Veronica Mars.

Plot Edit

When Carrie Bishop, the gossip queen of the 09ers, accuses Mr. Rooks, Veronica's favorite teacher, of having an affair with her, Veronica sets out to prove Mr. Rooks' innocence. It's not that simple, however, since her father has been hired to prove he's guilty.


Veronica sets off Keith's trap.

Though doubtful that she's alive, Veronica works to help Logan find his mother. Video surfaces that appears to show her body falling from the bridge on which her car was found. But then one of Lynn's credit cards is used.

Keith sets a trap for Veronica in his safe.

Arc significance Edit

  • Veronica finds out that Mr. Rooks did have an affair with a student, just not with Carrie Bishop. The affair was with her friend, Susan Knight. She was pregnant and didn't want to press charges against him, so Carrie took matters into her own hands.
  • Veronica finds a video that apparently shows Lynn Echolls falling from the bridge and shows it to Logan, but then gets a report that one of Lynn's credit cards has been used.
  • Veronica finds out that Abel Koontz is dying.
  • Veronica finds out that Duncan has type IV epilepsy.

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Music Edit

  • "Tulips" - Bloc Party
  • "Worried About You" - The Rolling Stones
  • "Don't Stand So Close to Me" - The Police

Quotes Edit

[Veronica works on breaking Carrie Bishop's story.]
Veronica: So? That doesn't prove anything. I could write down that I met Kid Rock every weekend at the Hedonism Lodge for sensual massage and smoothies, but that doesn't make it true.

[Veronica sets off a blue-dye packet in a trap her father set for her.]
Veronica: This is not funny! I need to see that diary! She's lying. I know it. I can feel it with every fiber of my being.
Keith: Honey, you don't have to get all blue in the face.
Veronica: Oh, you're patronizing me?
Keith: To be fair, I am your patron.

Weevil: If you're lookin' for my trophy, it's back by auto shop.
Veronica: Lube job? Or… can you get a medal in stealing hubcaps?
Weevil: Is this 1970? Rims, baby.
Veronica: So you got a trophy for a rim job?
Weevil: Forget it. Look, I got some information for you.
Veronica: Finally, a Deep Throat to call my own.
Weevil: I'm not gonna touch that one...

Trivia Edit

  • All three of the primary "players" in the main plot--the teacher, Mr. Rooks; his accuser, Carrie Bishop; and the student with whom Mr. Rooks actually had the affair, Susan Knight--are named after chess pieces.
  • The song that the 09ers sing to torment Carrie Bishop is "Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police.

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