"Silence of The Lamb" is episode 10 of the first season of Veronica Mars. It aired as the 11th episode, and is the 11th on the DVDs, but it was intended to be the 10th, and makes more sense this way.


While digging up dirt on parents, Veronica finds out that Mac was actually switched at birth … with spoiled '09er Madison Sinclair. Meanwhile, Keith and Lamb have to work together to solve the E-String Strangler case.

Arc significance

  • Veronica takes advantage of new Deputy Leo D'Amato to steal the Lilly Kane hotline CD and has Mac demodulate the voice, revealing that it was Clarence Weidman who gave the anonymous tip.


Guest Stars


  • "Brilliant Sky" - Saybia
  • "Fireflies" - Amy Cook
  • "The Way You Are" - 46bliss

Production details


Veronica: Can I get anybody anything? Water? Coffee? [to Lamb] A banana?

:Lamb: Is your daddy here, or is he busy peeking in people's windows?
Veronica: You stop dressing up like Little Bo Peep, he'll stop peeking.

:Madison: What are you doing here?
Wallace: I came to celebrate your birth, but these two just wanna hook up.

:Weevil: Well then, you leave the sheriff a note: he shouldn't expect Eli Navarro, Esquire's vote this year!
:Veronica: [voiceover] Same old story. Girl uses boy, girl falls for boy, boy saves girl's dad's life, girl gets what she deserves.
:Jackson Douglas: I hear you do detective stuff for people.
Veronica: I do favors for friends.
Jackson Douglas: I can pay.
Veronica: Sit down, friend.

:Jackson Douglas: I don't care what people say about you, Veronica. You rock!
Veronica: Yes, I do. I also take cash.

:Keith: [in a guitar store] Hello Cleveland!


  • When Mac comes across Lauren Sinclair in the library, Lauren says she is reading "The Westing Game." This is a real young adult novel by Ellen Raskin, originally published by Dutton in 1978. The plot revolves around a teenage girl who solves a complicated murder mystery involving a large group of possible suspects - just as the main character of Veronica Mars does over the course of the first season.
  • The title Silence of the Lamb is a reference to film The Silence of the Lambs starring Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.


  • When Veronica brings Leo the food to give to her dad, Leo's computer monitor shows a "Low Battery Warning" from the Mac OS X operating system. There is no laptop in the scene. Desktop computers don't get low battery warnings.
  • When the mother of the newest girl who is missing comes to make the complaint, Leo is the person at the front desk who takes the complaint. In the next scene Keith Mars goes to find Veronica who he finds is at Leo's band's practice. Leo is there, and has no idea that another girl is missing.
  • The employee at the music shop's guitar has sound coming out of it, and not the amplifier which must be at least ten feet away.

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