Veronica Mars

Season 3 Episode 13

Postgame Mortem

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 13, 2007 on UPN
9.4
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345 votes
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Keith takes on a second concurrent murder case when the head of the Hearst basketball team turns up dead and his son is the prime suspect. Meanwhile, a depressed Logan refuses to leave his hotel room and ends up babysitting Dick's girlfriend's little sister for days.

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  • Keith takes on a second concurrent murder case when the head of the Hearst basketball team turns up dead and his son is the prime suspect. Logan refuses to leave his hotel room and ends up babysitting Dick's girlfriend's little sister for days.moreless

    10
    Keith takes on a second concurrent murder case when the head of the Hearst basketball team turns up dead and his son is the prime suspect.



    Meanwhile, a depressed Logan refuses to leave his hotel room and ends up babysitting Dick's girlfriend's little sister for days. i gave it a 10 not for veronica( aka what a b***h!)but for the extremely depressed logan..how cute was he?? and yummy!
  • I was happy with this episode because it felt more like the Veronica Mars show that I love to watch. Funny and entertaining the whole hour.

    9.5
    Great episode. I was happy with this episode because it felt more like the Veronica Mars show that I love to watch. This year I was disappointed more than once with Veronica storyline. More than once, Veronica reacted not so cleverly. And my feeling was that the writers did not work enough on creating an attention-grabbing plot. But this episode reconciled me with VM; I can wait for the next episode.



    The investigations move on. Veronica was on top of her game. Logan's babysitting story was entertaining. I hope that the rest of the season stays at this level.moreless
  • Brilliant episode after a lot of fluff...

    9.0
    Since this season thus far has been rather lacklustre I haven't been looking forward to VM episodes as much as I had previously. But just when I think Veronica Mars's writers have began to bury the show this episode occurs! I'm glad it did. Really really great.



    I haven't wholeheardtedly enjoyed an episode of VM for a long time. Not that the whole of this season has been rubbish; it's just not been up to its usual high standards. Thankfully Postgame Mortem is funny, engaging, sweet (at times) and gets away from the LoVe drama (for the most part anyway). By the end of the episode the old Logan seems to be back!! I've been getting tired of emo!Logan so that's a very good thing.



    Logans scenes with Heather were touching and made the episode IMO; Dick was funny as per usual. He seems to be acting a lot less like a jerk these days... hopefully his character will gradualy be fleshed out more in time to come. The Dean O'Dell arc is progressed a tad in this episode and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the MotW is going to run over into the next episode. More of this please!! Josh seemed cool, though I'm not sure I trust the dude - he looked like he was going to shove Ronnie off the cliff! lol. Anyway, all in all a great episode. Witty, emotional and it advanced the plot! 9/10moreless
  • This is how Veronica Mars should look like - a murder, which she investigates. Less romantic plots (finally) and more intense... Great job actually. ;)

    9.9
    An interesting plot,in this episode we have a new murder (and I kinda think it is connected at some point with Dean's death). Noone knows if the coach's son is speaking the truth. On the other side Logan is getting really bad, until a little girl is staying for a day in his hotel room. I had really started to worry about him, I like the old Logan who was funny and annoying (in a good way, of course). ;) But I hope he is going to get better with this little nice girl's help.

    Watching this episode, I was thinking how great could be the next one. Hope I'm right.moreless
  • Not Bad!

    8.5
    After reading some of the other reviews, I agree with quite a few of them. I think this was definetely an above average episode (hence the 8.5 score). I like the fact that the mini case was actually extended over another episode. What I didn't like (or felt was missing) was the interaction between the main characters, Veronica with Weevil, Wallace, Logan etc. I get that they're at college now, so they're not gonna always be together (I think writers, trying to add a touch of realism) but to stop it almost entirely a very wrong move. Also a slightly pathetic attempt to bring Wallace in for all of 2 minutes. I do like this season so far, but do agree that V not having a personal attachment to the main mystery, she has lost a bit of magic. I just hope the writers try to let the main characters integrate more, some more Veronica & Wallace etc time and a little less solving the crime time. Having said all this a good episode, and look forward to next week.moreless
Matt McKenzie

Matt McKenzie

Coach Tom Barry

Guest Star

Jonathan Chase

Jonathan Chase

Josh Barry

Guest Star

Juliette Goglia

Juliette Goglia

Heather Button

Guest Star

Brandon Hillock

Brandon Hillock

Deputy Jerry Sacks

Recurring Role

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cliff McCormack

Recurring Role

Jaime Ray Newman

Jaime Ray Newman

Mindy O'Dell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The video game Logan and Heather play throughout the episode is Mario Kart: Double Dash for the Nintendo GameCube. However, the game can't be played via the internet, as Logan insinuates at the end of the episode.

    • When Dick asks Logan, "You know a good lawyer?", Logan answers, "I know... a lawyer" as a reference to Cliff McCormack. Veronica and Wallace had the same exact exchange in Season 2, Episode 12 ("Rashard and Wallace Go to White Castle") when he was in trouble with a hit-and-run.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Melinda: You called me a freak!
      Dick: I called your toes freakish. I didn't call you a freak. It's supposed to go big toe, little toe, and then on down the line, not big toe, bigger toe.
      Melinda: You really make me sick.
      Dick: I make you sick? You're the freak.
      Logan: Ahh, newlyweds.

    • Heather: (shows Logan the wallpaper of his laptop) Is this your girlfriend?
      Logan: Mmm. Ex.
      Heather: She's pretty.
      Logan: Is she? I hadn't noticed.

    • Heather: Why is that girl [Veronica] your ex?
      Logan: Because that's the nice thing you call people when you stop dating them.
      Heather: Well, why aren't you dating if you still love her? (Logan turns to look at her) It's pretty obvious.
      Logan: Because I screwed up.

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

    • Veronica: Dad... look at this. I guess Dr. Landry asked Dean O'Dell to write me a recommendation letter for the internship at the FBI.
      Keith: 'Dear Sir, in my twenty-five years working in academia, I have not come across a young person with more initiative, intelligence, and character than Veronica Mars. I enthusiastically recommend her and would be happy to discuss this remarkable young woman in greater detail. Sincerely, Cyrus O'Dell, Dean of Students, Hearst College.'
      Veronica: I would have settled for, 'I find her nosiness charming.'
      Keith: Man had good taste.

    • Josh: (locked up at the sheriff's department) No one believes me. You believe me, don't you?
      Veronica: At Mars Investigations, believing our clients is just one of the many services we offer. Is there anything I can get you?
      Josh: I don't know. Something to read, cookies, peanut butter if possible, a hacksaw.
      Veronica: I can do reading materials, but the sheriff personally inspects all the food, and it rarely makes it back to the intended inmate.

    • Wallace: You doing okay? With the Logan situation, I mean?
      Veronica: I've been trying really hard not to think about it, so... thanks for bringing it up.

    • Note from Keith: If you've eaten any of this breakfast, you now owe me. Invoices have to go out today. See you at the office.
      Veronica: And I always fall for it.

    • Logan: You know you can play Mario Kart on-line. We should have a weekly game or something. Keep you sharp.
      Heather: Quit flirting with me old man, I'm eleven. Jeez, that's creepy.

    • Keith: Lamb's going after the kid?
      Cliff: Well, he was thinking very hard about it, or he really had to pee. It's hard to tell with that man.

    • Keith: Don't worry about the sheriff. He has a long and proud history of being wrong.

    • Dick: So, in other news, I met this girl a couple weeks ago at a party - hooooot! Like, volcanic hot. Like, I might have to use an oven mitt to feel her up.

    • Professor: Mr. Casablancas, I don't suppose your buddy Logan Echolls is gracing us with his presence today.
      Dick: Doubtful. When they remove a grapefruit sized tumor, they really recommend bed rest.
      Professor: You might let him know that if he misses another class he shouldn't bother showing up again. He'll fail automatically.
      Dick: I'll let him know your prayers are with him.

    • Veronica: Well, look on the bright side.
      Wallace: Of a twenty point loss, in which the all-conference small forward quit the team?
      Veronica: Well, you did play a lot of minutes for a guy who had to quit the team first semester. That's a side... and it's somewhat bright.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Dick: People walk in, they don't think 'This little clean area is Dick's, and the hidden bottles of urine are Logan's.' They think 'Silence of the Lamb's basement.'
      This allusion references both millionaire turned recluse Howard Hughes and serial killer Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs).

    • The book containing the peanut butter cookies that Veronica gave the murder guy's son in prison was "The Count Of Monte Cristo". This book is about a man sent to prison for a murder his so-called friend committed. When the Count finds out about this he breaks out of jail and sets out to get revenge.

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