Frank meets the woman of his dreams. Vanessa is a school teacher that he meets at a MADD meeting. After overcoming some hurdles to the new relationship, mostly in the form of a stalker ex-boyfriend, they announce their engagement. Ironically and predictably, Vanessa is killed while saving a stray dog when a drunk driver strikes her during their engagement party picnic.
Did You Know?
Much of what Poncherello is shown doing regarding Vanessa before their date in modern times could be in violation of California's stalking laws. California passed stalking laws in 1990 partially as a result of the attempted murder of actress Theresa Saldana
in 1982 as well as several high-profile murders in the same decade. See more
While trailing the robber's truck, Poncherello says to hang back and hide until backup arrives. In a subsequent scene, Nelson's motorcycle is shown to have the red lights flashing while they are doing so. See more