The Wrath of Con

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"The Wrath of Con"
Veronica Mars episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 4
Directed by Michael Fields
Written by Diane Ruggiero
Production code 2T5703
Original air date October 19, 2004[1]
Guest actors

Kyla Pratt (Georgia)
Aaron Ashmore (Troy Vandegraff)
Lisa Thornhill (Celeste Kane)
Amanda Seyfried (Lilly Kane)
Adam Wylie (Grant Winters)
Robert Baker (Liam)
Alexander Scarlis (Jimmy Spain)
Kyle Secor (Jake Kane)

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"The Wrath of Con" is episode 4 of season 1 of the television show Veronica Mars.


Veronica helps Wallace's new girlfriend, Georgia, when she is cheated out of $6,000 in a confidence scam by the "Silicon Mafia". Logan makes a video memorial of Lilly for a memorial ceremony at the school to dedicate a fountain in her name. It's Homecoming and Veronica experiences many flashbacks to a previous year's dance. At the end of the episode, Veronica strips completely naked and goes skinny dipping to honor Lilly's memory.

Arc significance[edit]

  • Weevil cries after Lilly's video memorial is shown.



Rowan Kaiser, writing for The A.V. Club, notes that the episode contained the "single moment when Veronica Mars got its claws into me".[2] Author Rhonda Wilcox notes the "I never" game flashback in which Duncan and Veronica admit to being virgins,[3]:53 and the dream sequences :113, 140 from this episode in her discussions of the show. John Ramos, writing in Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations Into Veronica Mars, notes the episode as one where Keith has lied to aid Veronica.[4] The episode has been referenced in multiple graduate theses.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Listings: Veronica Mars". Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Kaiser, Rowan (June 17, 2011). ""The Wrath Of Con"/"You Think You Know Somebody"". Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wilcox, Rhonda V; Sue Turnbull (2011). Investigating Veronica Mars: Essays on the Teen Detective Series. McFarland. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Rob; Leah Wilson (2007). Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations Into Veronica Mars. BenBella Books. p. 110. ISBN 978-1-933771-13-7. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ Austin, Alexander Chane (May 7, 2007). "Expectations Across Entertainment Media". Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ Mathis, Corine Elizabeth (May 9, 2009). ""That Girl of Yours, She’s Pretty Hard-Boiled": Film Noir and the Claiming and Performance of Gender in Veronica Mars". Retrieved August 31, 2011. 

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