Veronica Mars (2004–2007)
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The Girl Next Door 

Veronica becomes suspicious when a young pregnant woman who lives in their apartment complex suddenly disappears; fearing the worst, Keith steps in to help his daughter investigate this ... See full summary »


Nick Marck


Rob Thomas (creator), Jed Seidel (teleplay) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Veronica Mars
Percy Daggs III ... Wallace Fennel (credit only)
Teddy Dunn ... Duncan Kane
Jason Dohring ... Logan Echolls
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Mallory Dent
Francis Capra ... Eli 'Weevil' Navarro
Enrico Colantoni ... Keith Mars
Amanda Seyfried ... Lilly Kane
Jessica Chastain ... Sarah Williams
Adam Kaufman ... André
Steven Williams ... Tom Daniels
Bonita Friedericy ... Evelyn Bugby
Eve Gordon ... Emily Williams
Cameron Bender ... Nathan
Deborah Zoe ... Joanna


Veronica becomes suspicious when a young pregnant woman who lives in their apartment complex suddenly disappears; fearing the worst, Keith steps in to help his daughter investigate this case for the girl's estranged parents. Meanwhile, Logan and Weevil get thrown into detention together after arguing with a teacher, leading the rivals to discover some surprising things in common. Later, while working on an alumni photo project in her journalism class, Veronica is shocked to discover that her mother and Jake Kane were high-school sweethearts. Written by Alex

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

9 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Adam Kaufman plays André in this episode. In an attempt to keep the struggling show on the air after its third season, creator Rob Thomas filmed an extended pitch for the fourth season that advances the show's timeline considerably. Instead of being a college undergraduate, as she was at the end of season three, in the spec season four, Veronica has graduated from college and the FBI Academy and is starting her first day as a FBI agent. Although the pitch contained (except for Veronica) a whole new cast of heretofore unseen characters (and therefore actors), one of the new characters was a fellow FBI agent played by Adam Kaufman. This was a completely different character from the one-off appearance he made in this episode. See more »


When Veronica is looking at the 1979 yearbook for the first time, the man next to her mom's year book picture's name is shown as Victoria A Riggleman. You can clearly see, he is no Victoria. See more »


Veronica: Did you hear something last night?
Keith: What kind of something?
Veronica: Like a loud thump from upstairs
Keith: I don't know. But you know me, I can sleep through an earthquake. Why?
Veronica: I don't know. It sounded like a falling body. It really freaked me out.
Keith: A falling body?
Veronica: Yes, a falling body.
Keith: Would you describe the sound as "Hitchcockian"?
Veronica: I'm glad you're able to entertain yourself.
Keith: Oh, sweetie, don't sell yourself short. I find you completely entertaining.
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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »


We Used To Be Friends
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Grant Nicholas
Performed by The Dandy Warhols
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