Created by: Rob Thomas
Directed by: Nick Marck
Written by: Jed Seidel, Diane Ruggiero
Produced by: Paul Kurta
Other cast: Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Kaufman, Eve Gordon
Original airdate: November 9, 2004
Episode title: "The Girl Next Door"
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Running time: 43 min
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.