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Veronica Mars: My Mother, the Fiend

After getting caught in the school office Veronica is ordered in detention. While serving her time reorganizing the school’s files, she stumbles upon her mother’s permanent record and learns that she was suspended. While trying to find out the reasons for her mothers suspensions she learns more about who her mother was and starts to questions what she thought she already knew. Trina Echolls returns to direct a Neptune High play and takes an immediate dislike to Logan’s new flame Kendall Casablancas. The more Veronica learns about the past the more convinced she is that Trina has more to do with it then either of them could imagine, Trina may also be the key to what kind of person Veronica's mother is. Weevil confronts Logan directly about Felix’s murder.

Episode Info


Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 2T7209
Airdate: Wednesday November 30th, 2005



Guest Stars
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Trina Echolls
Recurring
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Kendall Casablancas
Recurring
Lisa ThornhillLisa Thornhill
As Celeste Kane
Recurring
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Mac
Recurring
Kristin LindquistKristin Lindquist
As Marianna Mahnovski
Main Cast
Kristen BellKristen Bell
As Veronica Mars
Enrico ColantoniEnrico Colantoni
As Keith Mars
Percy Daggs IIIPercy Daggs III
As Wallace Fennel
Francis CapraFrancis Capra
As Eli "Weevil" Navarro
Jason DohringJason Dohring
As Logan Echolls
Ryan HansenRyan Hansen
As Dick Casablancas
Tessa ThompsonTessa Thompson
As Jackie Cook
Teddy DunnTeddy Dunn
As Duncan Kane
Kyle GallnerKyle Gallner
As Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas
Episode Notes
This episode reunites onscreen former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-stars Alyson Hannigan (Trina Echolls) and Charisma Carpenter (Kendall Casablancas), who played Willow and Cordelia on that show, respectively.

Nielsen Rating: 2.6/4. Came in 5th place, out of 6, for the night.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CallaStumble 
The HivesWalk Idiot Walk 


Cultural References
Veronica: You read Machiavelli over the summer...
Niccolò Machiavelli wrote his best known work, The Prince, somewhere around 1513; the book was published posthumously. Born of an attitude fostered by conflict, The Prince is a handbook outlining the ways a ruler should achieve and retain his rule (or principality). The underlying theme is that morality must always yield to pragmatism when constructing strategy and tactics. It is generally a backhanded comment (at best) to refer to someone as "Machiavellian" because it suggests they have adopted the principles espoused in this volume; that is, their tactics are brilliant but possibly unethical. The tactics employed by Van Clemons to unseat his predecessor and obtain the principal's post are exactly the sort of tactics Machiavelli suggests.



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