Veronica Mars

Season 3 Episode 18

I Know What You'll Do Next Summer

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 15, 2007 on UPN
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Episode Summary

Apollo, a Hearst student who suffered hardships as a child soldier in Africa, appears on Piz's radio show, prompting a man to come forth claiming to be his father. But Veronica's investigation unearths some surprises.

Meanwhile, Neptune is faced with a crime spree that could spell trouble for Keith's campaign, and Logan finds himself in a difficult situation when Parker wants to spend to summer with him.

Veronica awaits the results of her FBI exam.moreless

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  • wish it was still on

    I love this show
  • Good character development, and at the same time not.

    When I sat down to watch Veronica Mars last night as I do every Tuesday I was filled with apprehension, this is after all a show close to being cancelled, near extinction if you will. However I was not as disappointed as some in last night’s effort in the single episode mystery idea, I was however disappointed in some characters.

    I did not mind the Pizonica moments as much as some, because as I have mentioned before on these boards and many others, I know it will not last, and therefore Veronica can have her little fling with the cute boy next door, because in the end I think a girl like her needs something like the rest of her life. Something Epic perhaps? I think so. Not to mention that Piz is quite a bit like Wallace, only with more cuddling.

    I am quite disappointed in what they have done to Mac, she was always pretty cynical even before the whole Cassidy went splat thing, to paraphrase Dick. And now we have seen her with Bronson, who I found to fall a little to flat for her, at least Beaver was a good contrast to her character, and now we have her with Max, who reminds me a tiny bit of Beaver, yet she’s only been with him a little while I’m assuming and already she’s having sex with him? That just seemed a little out of character for me.

    Also, they could have done so much more with Parker after the rape, I previously volunteered at a Youth Crisis Center and dealt with many young women who had been raped, and it takes a very long time to get over that kind of traumatic event, they could have developed her character and shown her becoming stronger. Instead we get whiny pouty Parker because Logan just doesn’t want to spend time with her; oh and the look on his face when she hugged him after he asked her to go with him? Classic brooding Logan.

    And the award for most improved character goes to *drum roll* Dick Casablancas, thank god we finally addressed the issue of Cassidy as far as it went for the Casablancas family, I wanted to jump into my television scream hold him and tell him it was not his fault. Yes, he could have been nicer to his younger brother, but that’s no different than any sibling rivalries, especially that close in age. Mine was actually much worse once upon a time, at least we never saw Dick throw a twenty pound text book at his head…and hit it...

    The mystery for tonight was not quite what I thought it would be I thought it would be a tad more dangerous, or at least that it what the preview left me feeling it would be. I was actually pleased when it all turned out to be okay, and hey Veronica Mars, someone might be smarter then you so I’d watch out. Vinnie Van Lowe needs to lose but at the same time I don’t know if I like Keith being the sheriff even though I’ve always rooted for him as he is the underdog, appreciated the return of the Fitzpatrick’s, as they kind of fizzled out after Weevil was arrested. Best moment of the night: Pizneyland, and also Dick and Big Dick.


    Where is Weevil?

    Is Kendall really dead?

    Isn’t Logan the one paying for their hotel room? Were any of the Fitzpatrick’s arrested for their part in Hector’s death? Or even for the drugs? Am I the only one who clearly missed Kendall being involved with the Fitzpatrick’s?moreless
  • That's just the way Logan is.

    That's just the way Logan is... that's what Veronica tells Parker when asked if Logan simply doesn't think about other people. And it's true. But the ironic part is what Veronica doesn't see... that's just the way Veronica is too.

    And that was made evident at the end of this episode when Veronica is so happy about being accepted at the FBI for a summer internship. And why shouldn't she be happy? It's a great opportunity for her, but Piz doesn't see it that way, particularly after he considered taking an internship at a top 40 station, just so he could be near Veronica.

    Is this the beginning of the end of Veronica and Piz? I think it is, and I just hope that it's the beginning of the end for Logan and Parker too. Which, of course, will leave Veronica and Logan free to get back together!moreless
  • Veronica takes her P.I. exam, Big Dick Casablancas returns, Parker gets a glimpse of Logan's not so nice side.

    This was a pretty good episode with lots of character development. I liked the Logan/Parker situation. I always found them a bit of a strange couple but not a bad one. Logan just had it doomed from the start. Im not a Logan fan. At all - he always seems to treat his girls like crap and Parker was no exception. She finally realised that its just the way he is, that its just his nature and no matter how hard she tries, she cant change that fact.

    My favourite part of the whole episode was the interaction between Dick and his father. I was never really much of a fan of Dick Jr - sure he was funny but hes a total idiot and he just bugged me. This episode showed a side of his character that we've never seen before - Guilt and remorse about the way he treated his younger brother. It was a bit of awesome acting from Ryan Hansen too. The outburst and the tears and the whole feeling responsible for Cassidy's murders/suicide made me change my opinion about Dick. Also woo hoo - Piz and Veronicamoreless
  • Makes me want the next epp!

    Veronica passed her PI exam, which is good, except Piz didn't seem to happy with her leaving for Virgina. Poor Piz. Dick Casablancas Sr. is back and this is one of the very few times that I sympathize with Dick (Jr.) There wasn't much mystery, whitch is surprising for me because the season finale is coming up so soon, so you'd think they might want to get some bigger stuff going on, but, yeah, all in all, I really enjoyed the eppisode!moreless
Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis

Apollo Bukenya

Guest Star

Babs Olusanmokun

Babs Olusanmokun

Kizza Oneko

Guest Star

Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi

Zeke Molinda

Guest Star

Brandon Hillock

Brandon Hillock

Deputy Jerry Sacks

Recurring Role

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cliff McCormack

Recurring Role

Ken Marino

Ken Marino

Vincent "Vinnie" Van Lowe

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the beginning of the Episode, Keith Mars gives his Deputies specific assignments. He calls two of these Deputies "Kitsis and Horowitz". Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are two writers and producers of Lost.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Veronica: What?
      Wallace: It's like the NBA. Fatherless boy makes good, the dough starts rolling in, and here comes long-lost daddy expecting a payday.
      Veronica: It's not the same thing.
      Wallace: The world is upside down. Veronica Mars wants to believe in miracles, and I'm the cynical one.

    • Piz: Crack her open. We're celebrating. I was offered another internship.
      Veronica: People are just falling all over themselves to not pay you.

    • Mac: Loves makes me lazy. It's a dangerous drug. Kills more brain cells than crystal meth. How is your cell count these days?
      Veronica: Mmmm... I can still do long divisions but I can't quite remember all the continents.
      Mac: So, Pizneland is the happiest place on Earth?
      Veronica: Happy enough! There is no roller coaster but I think I can do without the adrenaline and nausea.

    • (Keith and Veronica watching Vinnie Van Lowe's TV campaign)
      Vinnie: (voiceover) There's nothing more important than the safety of our children.
      Veronica: Vinnie has kids?
      Keith: None that he's aware of.

    • Veronica: You must be Kizza.
      Kizza: Yes, uh, I'm looking for Detective Mars.
      Veronica: I'm Detective Mars.
      Kizza: You're just a girl. You're a-you're a teenager.
      Veronica: A girl, a teenager, and a private detective. I'm a triple threat. Barely fits on my business card.

    • Veronica: Ninety-five.
      Keith: You passed.
      Veronica: Yeah, I passed. And I beat your score by two points. But don't worry, Dad. I'll still lob in the token call from time to time asking for advice, thereby validating your existence.
      Keith: Honey?
      Veronica: Yeah?
      Keith: I made a ninety-seven.
      Veronica: It's beneath you to lie to me in this, my finest hour.
      Keith: Are you at your desk?
      Veronica: No.
      Keith: Are you at my desk?
      Veronica: Yes.
      Keith: Then this will be easy. Pull out my middle drawer. I had a feeling this moment would come. You see it there?
      Veronica: Yep.
      Keith: Sweetie, maybe you should go sit back down at the receptionist's desk.

    • Veronica: Boning up on your South American culture? Conversational Portuguese, perhaps? If you're gonna be that close to Rio...
      Logan: How do you know about my trip?
      Veronica: Parker mentioned it.
      Logan: Did my fan club meet today? Thought you guys only met on Wednesdays.
      Veronica: Look, she was bummed you didn't tell her about the trip.
      Logan: And you took turns sticking pins in your Logan dolls?

    • Mac: I'm in the porn version of Groundhog Day.
      Max: 'Poundhog Day'?

    • Veronica: I'm in! The FBI has chosen me for their summer internship.
      Keith: Yes! Talk about making up for that crappy P.I. exam score!

    • Veronica: (talking about Piz) Tell your roommate I came by hoping to kill time between classes getting to second base with someone then left unsatisfied.
      Wallace: He's a good guy, Veronica. Try not to rip out his heart.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Episode Title: I Know What You'll Do Next Summer
      This is an allusion to the 1997 horror film: I Know What You Did Last Summer.