Veronica Mars aired for three glorious seasons and, as most would agree, should have gone on for at least 30 more. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement. For those who were dedicated fans of the show, AKA “Marshmallows,” the idea of the cult favorite not even getting a full 22 episodes for season three was unthinkable.
Rob Thomas’s teen noir mystery drama about a student from Neptune High who would moonlight as a private investigator for her dad’s detective agency was way ahead of its time. From Veronica’s snarky verbiage, to tackling storylines that were edgy and not typical of The CW (or any other network, for that matter), the series had a way of engaging audiences and making them fall in love with the characters.
Part of the thrill of Veronica Mars was that you really never knew where the series was going to take you. You could hate a character one moment and fall in love with them the next. So, when the show abruptly ended after only 64 episodes, it understandably left fans begging for more – hence the attempted spin-off and the highly anticipated Veronica Mars movie that came 10 years after the show first aired, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.
In honor of our undying love for VM, here’s a trip down memory lane looking back at 15 of the show’s most shocking moments.
15. Veronica And Logan Hook Up
In the beginning, it was all about Veronica Mars and Duncan Kane. Although the series starts off post-breakup, it seemed like the brother of her murdered best friend would be the likely love interest here. But, as we would soon find out, when it comes to VM, you should always expect the unexpected. Enter Logan Echolls, Veronica’s sworn enemy AND Lilly Kane’s (her best friend) ex-boyfriend.
We first meet Logan as a bully who had helped to oust Veronica from the 09er clique. Logan’s disdain for his former friend goes to the extreme when we discover that he had egged on a bunch of people at a party to do body shots off of an unconscious Veronica, then dosed Duncan with GHB when he tried to step in to save her (inadvertently facilitating Veronica’s rape). While the two were constantly sabotaging each other throughout, about halfway through the first season, we begin to see a softer side of Logan. They bond over a tribute for Lilly (recalling a great friendship) and when Logan comes to Veronica to help investigate his mother’s suicide, sparks start flying soon after. Even though we were initially floored by the coupling, once the shock wore off and we saw the pair in action, we all couldn’t help falling in love with Logan Echolls.
14. Weevil Was In Love With Lilly Kane
Eli Navarro, better known as “Weevil,” was a character that could not stay out of trouble. Even when he wasn’t looking for it, it still found a way to him. Not unlike Logan, at first, no one liked Weevil. As head of the PCH biker gang and after his initial attack on Wallace, you would think he would be the bad guy, right? Wrong. As it would turn out, Weevil and Veronica would quickly become allies. And while fans thought that to be pretty shocking at the time, imagine how they felt when it was revealed that Mr. Trouble himself had fallen hard for Veronica’s best friend, Ms. Lilly Kane.
Yes, Lilly was not only involved with Logan AND his dad, Aaron Echolls, but Weevil as well. Come to find out, the two had an affair while Logan and Lilly were broken-up. Except, Weevil never got over her. So much so that he even got a tattoo of her name. My, what a tangled web we weev-il.