Bring Backup: A Veronica Mars Podcast

By Sam NeSmith and Meg Lindsay

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Bring Backup is a weekly rewatch podcast about California teen noir Veronica Mars. Longtime Veronica Mars fans Sam NeSmith and Meg Lindsay will be watching and discussing every episode of the show, beginning with the mystery that started it all, the murder of Veronica’s best friend Lilly Kane.

Episode Date
4.06 Entering a World of Pain
01:18:03

In this episode, Logan finds Maloof’s hacker and teaches him what happens when you fight a stranger in the alps, the bombing investigation takes a million turns, and we see the triumphant return of both the Bring Backup Buffy Watch, AND Clarence Freaking Weidman. 

And Claudia refers to Veronica as Weevil’s crush! I would like to talk about that.

 

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Sep 12, 2019
4.05 Losing Streak
01:24:13

In this week’s episode, Veronica fights with Weevil, Leo only shows up via text message, the Mayor is a tripod, and V and Keith both make new friends, but there’s a chance that either or both friends are mass murderers.

God, Neptune really is the worst!

 

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Sep 05, 2019
4.04 Heads You Lose
01:26:22

This week we discuss more Dick Casablancas, selfie murder videos, we get - or excuse me, we HAVE - to see Mercer and Tim again, ew. But all of this is boring because the real reason to watch his episode is to see Leo D’Amato, fully grown up suit wearin FBI hottie.

And also Vinny Van Lowe!

 

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Aug 23, 2019
4.03 Keep Calm and Party On
01:27:34

This episode gives us Veronica dancing to No Scrubs, the return of the Logan Echolls Inspirational Quote, and we even get to see Weevil!

But it’s not all fun and games because people also get blown up. Perhaps we should talk about that. 

 

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Aug 15, 2019
4.02 Chino and the Man
01:11:46

Today we’re talking Chino and the Man, the second episode of Season 4! In this ep, V and Keith start to investigate the bombing of the Sea Sprite, which means we get to meet tons of new characters, all of who may potentially be murderous bombers.  

But you know what they say, make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is Dick Casablancas! Little Dick is back! And that’s what I’m most excited about. Let’s talk about it.

 

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Aug 08, 2019
4.01 Spring Break Forever
01:14:00

We're back! And we're skipping seasons 2 and 3 so that we can talk about season 4 that just dropped on Hulu! This week we're discussing episode 1: Spring Break Forever. And just to warn you, there will be spoilers from all three of the first seasons, the movie, and even the books! But we won't spoil anything from episodes that come after the one we're discussing.

 

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Aug 01, 2019
1.22 Leave it to Beaver
01:24:40

Guess what y’all? Tonight is the night that we finally find out who killed Lilly Kane! Tonight we’re discussing Leave it to Beaver, the season 1 finale! 

And even though we have been diligently tracking this investigation, they leave us guessing all the way til the very end. Is it Logan? Is it Donut? Which rich, white boy did it????

Surprise! It’s the ****SPOILER EDITED OUT****

Oh, and don't think I forgot.... now presenting the Echolls family's custom portrait pool house curtain:

 

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Jun 27, 2019
1.21 A Trip to the Dentist
01:36:04

This week we’re discussing the penultimate episode of season 1: A Trip to the Dentist. Despite what you may think, this episode is not, in fact, about dental hygiene, but we do get some lovely BFF bonding between Veronica and Wallace. That’s about the only nice thing that happens though, because this episode mostly centers around Veronica’s investigation of Shelly Pomroy’s party last year where she was raped and drugged.

V interviews anyone who may have seen her that night, and we see some old familiar 09er faces like Aaron Samuels and Blair Waldorf, and those two interchangeable 09er boys whose names I can’t ever remember.

So, you all know we tend to keep it pretty light on this pod, but we wanted to give a quick heads up that we’ll be touching on some sensitive topics this episode. We’ll definitely discuss the details surrounding Veronica’s assault and the extremely inappropriate behavior occurring at Shelly’s party, so keep that in mind if it’s a topic you like to avoid.

 

 

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Jun 20, 2019
1.20 M.A.D.
01:17:42

This week’s episode is M.A.D., the 20th episode out of 22 this season. We are in deep now, folks, and we’re barreling towards some kind of conclusion.

We don’t really get much about Lilly this week, but we get some big reveals about all of the other dramatic events in Veronica’s life. Keith’s serving Lianne notice via the classified ads, Clarence Wiedman knows Veronica planted a bug on him, and Veronica learns that she wasn’t the only one drugged at Shelly Pomeroy’s party.  

Annnd, she also learns that the drugs in question were provided by Logan. I guess we have to talk about that.

 

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Jun 13, 2019
1.19 Hot Dogs
01:32:35

This week’s episode is Hot Dogs, and HOT DOG is it a crazy one!

Duncan’s on the run, Weevil’s busted for breaking into Lilly’s bedroom, Aaron Echolls beats a man, Veronica breaks up with Leo and kisses Logan again, and she still finds time to take down a puppy theft ring! Also, this is a very strong episode for our podcast namesake! Backup rules in Hot Dog!!

And we learn that to get people to respect you, you’ve gotta taser them!

 

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Jun 06, 2019
1.18 Weapons of Class Destruction
01:28:13

This week, we’re talking about Weapons of Class Destruction, and prior to my most recent viewing, I had forgotten every last thing that happens in this episode, except for the fact that Logan punches Jonathan Taylor Thomas and then he and Veronica KISS! But per usual, there’s a lot more going on.

Everyone gets reeeeal amped about Veronica and Logan’s first kiss, but Meg won't let you forget V was making out with Leo in the first scene! And there's another episode romance: Keith and Felicia. Also, Mac is back! And Corny! And the Camelot Motel! Annnd, there’s also a school bombing sub plot that is given far too little weight in the midst of it all.

 

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May 23, 2019
1.17 Kanes and Abel's
01:10:11

This week we’re discussing Kanes and Abel’s, and true to the title, we get so much speculation about Lilly’s murder, the Kanes’ potential involvement, and how Abel Koontz fits into all of it.

But what’s a Veronica Mars episode without Veronica working multiple cases at once? This time around, we get another interchangeable ‘09er, who’s upset that she might not be valedictorian, but the only thing that really matters about that mystery is that it introduces us to our second favorite PI in Neptune, CA! Vinny Van Lowe! 

 

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May 16, 2019
1.16 Betty and Veronica
01:08:43

This week’s episode is Betty and Veronica, and while we get some pretty major movement in the Lilly Kane case, the best part of this episode is obviously that it’s all about Wallace, our favorite best friend, the second best man in Veronica’s life (after Keith), and the Sac N Pac employee of the month, every month.

Wallace has gone from being taped buck naked to the flagpole to being one of the cool kids, and honestly, it couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Let’s discuss!

 

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May 09, 2019
BONUS! 4.0 Trailer Breakdown
50:14

We got a surprise trailer drop for Veronica Mars's Hulu debut, so you know we both dropped all our plans to break it down second by second, as soon as we possibly could. Which turned out to be about 5 hours after we first watched it.

FYI - This episode is ~~ SPOILER CITY ~~ ! Do not listen if you haven't consumed alllllll of Veronica Mars, including the movie and even the novels.

We touch on all the details and get hyped for what we saw, what we missed, what we hope to see... it's really just a pure hour of our immense joy and enthusiasm.

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May 02, 2019
1.15 Ruskie Business
01:07:54

Privyet! This episode has it all – from Meg Manning’s secret admirer to Logan’s emotional breakdown..

From Keith getting stalked by the Russian mob to Veronica’s phone blowing up with a crank caller…

and let’s not forget A FIRST KISS WITH DEPUTY LEOOOO!

Or the gentle arm pat from Logan.

 

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May 02, 2019
1.14 Mars vs. Mars
01:11:54

This week we've got our two favs on either side of a case. Veronica is pissed, but Keith seems pretty... unbothered. There are also two side cases, and two big guest starts: Adam Scott and Leighton Meester.

Meg announces her plan to become the type of person who wears a pencil behind their ear and Sam gets to bask in the glory of her favorite duo: Logan and Weevil's (best) friendship.

Apr 25, 2019
1.13 Lord of the Bling
01:04:23

This week we discuss Lord of the Bling, which originally aired on February 8, 2005. We follow Veronica’s search for the missing daughter of a very scary hip hop mogul, Sam fondly reminisces about doing karaoke to Camron’s “Hey Ma,” and Meg bides her time until next week, when she gets to see Deputy Leo again.

Here’s Sam singing Camron!

Sam singing Camron at karaoke

And, as promised, here's Veronica's wig that makes her look like a bobblehead:

 

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Apr 18, 2019
1.12 Clash of the Tritons
01:07:04

This week we discuss the 12th episode of season one, Clash of the Tritons, but unsurprisingly, we don't really get too into discussing the Tritons themselves because they're just a bunch of boring 09ers. We're more interested in Veronica's eavesdropping on everyone therapy sessions with Ms. James and with Wallace's upgrade from expositional side piece to fully fleshed out sidekick! 

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Mar 28, 2019
1.11 Silence of the Lamb
01:19:20

On this week’s episode we’re discussing Veronica Mars Season 1 Episode 11, Silence of the Lamb. This is the one where Keith tracks down a serial killer, Aaron Paul makes an appearance as a sweaty creep (perhaps some Jesse Pinkman foreshadowing), Mac discovers she was switched at birth with Madison Sinclair and we meet Meg’s fav – Leo D’Amato in a white tee!

Oh, and if you’re scared of clowns, skip forward when Sam starts talking about her childhood bedroom...

Mar 21, 2019
1.10 An Echolls Family Christmas
53:20

This week’s episode is “An Echolls Family Christmas,” which originally aired on December 14, 2004.

This week Logan and Weevil are back together! But then Logan and Duncan break up! And Aaron Echolls gets stabbed! And Veronica confronts Jake Kane! The boys are all having a really hard time this week, and we’ve got a lot to say about it. 

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Mar 14, 2019
1.09 Drinking the Kool-Aid
59:48

This week’s episode is  “Drinking the Kool-Aid,” which originally aired on November 30, 2004.

We’ll be discussing tech bros who sell their stocks and start a cult, as well as whether or not Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls can play Jackass as well as Logan Echolls. We also watch Veronica cycle through her emotions around the fact that Keith might not be her real dad, and it is a ROLLERCOASTER.

We also wanna remind you that our very own Meg is doing a fundraiser for St. Baldricks, and she needs your help! St. Baldricks provides funds for cancer research, and also researches ways to provide all sorts of resources to kids suffering from cancer. You can support Meg’s fundraiser at:

https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/meglindsay.

 

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Mar 07, 2019
1.08 Like a Virgin
01:14:30

Today’s episode is “Like a Virgin,” which originally aired on November 23, 2004.

This week we’ve got fresh, online purity tests for sale! We meet Wallace’s mom and fall ever more deeply in love with Keith Mars! We meet Meg Manning and Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie! And as if that wasn’t enough, we also meet Lilly Kane’s alleged killer, Abel Koontz! Dun, dun, dunnnnnn! There’s obviously a lot to discuss.

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Feb 28, 2019
1.07 The Girl Next Door
58:57

Today’s episode is “The Girl Next Door,” which originally aired on November 9, 2004.

In this episode, Veronica’s neighbor, Jessica Chastain, goes missing and V fears the worst as she looks into the rude boyfriend, André. She meanwhile does a lot of homework and helps a crazy lady plan her Neptune High reunion which leads to the uncovering of some very surprising Class of 1979 information. And Logan and Weevil BOND in DETENTION!   

Oh, and as promised, here’s the screenshot of Weevil and Logan in detention where Weevil’s leg is in a surely very uncomfortable position!

Weevil's leg is propped up on the desk in a terribly uncomfortable way.

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Feb 21, 2019
1.06 Return of the Kane
01:06:30

Today’s episode is “Return of the Kane,” which originally aired on November 2, 2004.

SO. MUCH. HAPPENS. But don’t worry, we make sure to spend a disproportionate amount of time talking about the introduction of Logan’s parents, and how hot they are! We also manage to squeeze in the student council elections, Logan’s worst moment as a character, and a pretty big break in the Lilly Kane Murder investigation.

Oh, and as promised, here’s the 1st period art class painting that haunts Meg’s dreams.

 

 

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Feb 07, 2019
1.05 You Think You Know Somebody
01:15:34

In today’s episode we discuss “You Think You Know Somebody,” which originally aired on October 26, 2004.

This episode has got everything - a trip to Tijuana, a former American Gladiator trafficking steroids, and Sam revelling in Troy’s downfall, while teen Meg sheds a tear. There’s also a lot of The Postal Service on the soundtrack!

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Jan 31, 2019
1.04 Wrath of Con
01:09:41

In today’s episode, we discuss “Wrath of Con,” which originally aired on October 19, 2004.

In this episode, Wallace has a crush on a damsel in distress, and Veronica reluctantly helps out. This somehow leads to Veronica dressing up as an anime character! Whatever, we’ll take it!

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Jan 24, 2019
1.03 Meet John Smith
01:20:55

In today’s episode, we discuss the third episode of season 1, “Meet John Smith,” which originally aired on October 12, 2004.

In this episode, Veronica begrudgingly helps out a freshman with a big time crush on her, and we discuss what kids give their crushes now that mixed CDs don’t exist. We also see Duncan attempting to grieve for Lilly without his medication, and having a real tough time of it.

 

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Jan 17, 2019
1.02 Credit Where Credit's Due
59:58

Today’s episode is “Credit Where Credit is Due,” which originally aired on September 28, 2004.

Veronica investigates credit card fraud, and we investigate our newfound love and appreciation for Paris Hilton! Also, Wallace becomes an office aid, a plot twist that will serve episodes of this series for years to come.

 

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Jan 09, 2019
1.01 Pilot
01:15:57

Today’s episode is all about the Pilot of Veronica Mars which originally aired September 22, 2004.

Veronica conducts a stakeout, we meet Wallace on the flag pole, Keith Mars says, “Who’s your daddy?,” and so much more. On our show, Sam does a solid Celeste Kane impression and Meg does a surprisingly good Cliff McCormack!

Takeaways: We are obsessed with Wallace and also with Veronica’s outfits. And also there is a LOT GOING ON in this show!

Meg’s phone: Meg's Phone 

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Jan 03, 2019
Bring Backup Trailer
01:27

Bring Backup is a weekly rewatch podcast about California teen noir Veronica Mars. Longtime Veronica Mars fans Sam NeSmith and Meg Lindsay will be watching and discussing every episode of the show, beginning with the mystery that started it all, the murder of Veronica’s best friend Lilly Kane.

Our first episode airs January 3, 2019!

 

 

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We're also on Twitter and Instagram!

Dec 21, 2018