Kanes and Abel's
Kanes and Abel's
Episode No.   Season
17 1x17 One
Original Broadcast Date April 5, 2005
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"Kanes and Abel's" was the seventeenth episode of the first season of Veronica Mars.

In this episode, after finding out about Abel Koontz's daughter, Amelia DeLongpre, Veronica tracks her down and tells her that the Kanes are paying off her father. Meanwhile, Veronica investigates the mysterious harasser of Sabrina Fuller.



Veronica hides Amelia DeLongpre in a hotel.

After the revelation in the previous episode, Veronica researches Amelia DeLongpre and finds out that she lives in L.A and that all the payout money is coming to her. Meanwhile, Clarence Wiedman visits Amelia's roommate, who says that she disappeared with Veronica. Veronica takes Amelia to a secluded hotel where she will not be found. Veronica asks Amelia to fix the situation by telling people that he was paid off to cover up the murderer of Lilly, although Amelia doesn't know that Abel Koontz is dying. Later, Veronica is dealing with midterm exams. Veronica meets another student, Sabrina Fuller who is dealing with harassment, supposedly from an ex-boyfriend, Caz Truman Veronica agrees to help for the money. Veronica talks to Caz, but he denies it vehemently. At Mars Investigations, Logan gives Veronica a check for looking for his mother, but she rips the check apart. Veronica goes back to Amelia's hotel room, and Amelia tells the story of her parents' divorce. Veronica visits Sabrina and reports that she's found nothing. Later, Veronica notices a yellow truck lurking around her house and Caz is in it. However, he still denies the harassment, claiming that he's just looking out for her the same as Veronica is. Amelia asks Veronica to arrange a visitation with her father, despite the fact that she doesn't know about her father's illness.

A rival detective, Vinnie Van Lowe offers to give Veronica and Keith some of his cases. Veronica goes to a ceremony for a scholarship dedicated to Lilly. Knowing what she knows now, Veronica imagines potential situations for Lilly's murder. Veronica goes to the spot where Lilly was murdered. Sabrina points out Hamilton Cho who has recently beat out Sabrina for valedictorian, and Veronica investigates him. Veronica puts a tracker on Hamilton's asking if he knows where Amelia DeLongpre is, but he denies it. That night, Veronica talks to Keith and reveals that she's still on the case, although Keith is as far along on the case as she is. Keith says that he believes that car. Clarence Wiedman visits Keith, Jake Kane called Clarence Wiedman after he discovered Lilly's body. Sabrina calls Veronica reporting a car alarm that won't stop. Veronica talks to Logan and reveals Duncan's epilepsy. Logan tells her that one time, Duncan, in an epileptic fit, he almost killed Jake. Veronica begins to suspect that Vinnie Van Lowe is behind the Sabrina case as she has tracked the car alarm to his ex-wife. Veronica plants a video tracker in his office, but Veronica suddenly figures out that Hamilton Cho's father hired Vinnie to harass Sabrina without his son's knowledge. In the end, Hamilton gives up the valedictorian race, but he is okay with it.

Amelia has the settlement papers at her hotel before he is interrupted by Clarence Wiedman, who says that Veronica is a fraud. When Keith and Veronica go to the hotel room, the find Clarence, who says that Amelia has finalized the settlement and left. To cheer her up, Keith shows Veronica his evidence for the Lilly Kane case. Keith flashes back to his first interview with Jake and Celeste Kane, where he found out that they were going through a load of laundry, despite the fact that the pair have two full-time housekeepers. Keith found a soccer uniform in the dryer, suggesting that Duncan (a soccer player) had killed Lilly and they were washing Duncan's uniform to remove the blood.

Arc significance

  • Amelia DeLongpre has money, thinking that it's from a stock owned by Abel Koontz, when it's actually money Jake Kane paid him to confess.
  • Clarence Wiedman tracks Amelia down before she can give Veronica the papers showing Jake Kane paid Abel off and tells Amelia that her father is dying (something which Veronica did not tell her). Amelia leaves with money that Clarence gives her.
  • Keith tells Veronica that Jake Kane called Clarence Wiedman before he reported the murder and that as he was talking to Jake and Celeste Kane right after the body was found, the dryer buzzed. Inside the dryer was a soccer uniform (presumably Duncan's, implicating him as Lilly's murderer)


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • "Breakin'" - The Music
  • "Dangle" - The Daylight Titans
  • "Dragonfly" - M. Craft
  • "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" - Dean Martin

Quotes and trivia

Keith: You want me to find a call girl for your husband?
Woman: Yes. He likes blondes.
Keith: Look, I don't know if you were looking for "pimp" in the phone book and just stopped at "P.I."…

[ Veronica answers a lewd call for a classmate, using caller ID and the Internet to check it out. ]
Veronica: Hello? Yes, this is Miss Sabrina. Bad boy? Well… Nestor Greely of Encinitas. Twenty grand on credit cards, two divorces, and a repo'd Sebring. You have been a bad boy! Miss Sabrina commands you: put your pants back on and get a job!

Vinnie: [ to Veronica ] I, uh, hope you're not thinking of dying that hair because when you come work for me, you'll find that straying husbands are most likely to chase skinny blondes. No, I'm kidding, of course. They'll chase anything. But seriously, don't dye that hair.



  • When Veronica and Sabrina Fuller are talking in her house, the laptops have the dialog between Sabrina and her mother on them.
  • The screen of the tracking device that Veronica placed in "Kanes and Abel's" and "Hot Dogs" is the same in both episodes, despite being different vehicles.

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