Blast From The Past
Episode No.   Season
27 2x5 Two
Original Broadcast Date October 26, 2005
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"Blast from the Past" is the fifth episode of the second season of Veronica Mars.

Plot Edit


Veronica figures out that Jackie has tricked her.

Wallace confronts his mother about Nathan Woods, his biological father. He spills the beans to Veronica, who is supportive but preoccupied with the bus crash.

When Jackie Cook asks for her help, Veronica aids her but it turns out to all be a prank to humiliate her on television. This sets into motion a chain of events leading to Wallace leaving town with his father.

Arc significance Edit

  • Veronica bugs Sheriff Lamb's office and finds him blackmailing Terrence Cook, who has a lot of gambling debt.
  • Veronica finds a voice mail message left by a student on the bus moments before the crash and confirms, after her father hears it, that there's a sound before the bus hits the rail that could be an explosion.
  • Keith opts not to go public with the message, giving it to Lamb instead.

Music Edit

  • "Press Record Then Play" - Lake Holiday
  • "No Sleep Tonight" - The Faders
  • "Whatever It Takes" - The Faders

Quotes Edit

Veronica: [ to Wallace ] Can I guess? You got a sweet love hangover and you don't need no cure.

Keith: Ahhh, look, Veronica, your father's campaign is riding on a gravy train with biscuit wheels. Woody's numbers guys just called to say I've got a twelve-point lead. I don't need to roll around in the mud with Lamb.
Veronica: In that case, it sounds like you don't need a photographer from the Neptune Navigator who knows how to shoot your good side?
Keith: I got nothing but good sides, baby.

Veronica: It's weird that you live here. I don't want you going all Howard Hughes-y on me.
Duncan: I am not a shut-in. These nails? Neatly trimmed. Though, now that you mention it, I have started bottling my own urine.
Veronica: Ew.

Wallace: How about you doing me a favor for once? ... Why does it have to be about you all the time?  Jackie's right about one thing: it's your world, I just live in it.  I'm asking you for a favor, Veronica.  Let it go.  Don't do whatever it is you're gonna do!  You been paying any attention lately?  I just learned my whole life is a lie.  My dad isn't my dad.  I've always been a shoulder you could lean on.  You've given me no time, no sympathy...nothing.


  • The episode had an estimated audience size of 3.6 million US viewers on its first airing, garnering the highest audience of any episode in the series overall.[1]
  • On Jackie's TiVo, you can see that she has recorded Cupid (another show created by Rob Thomas) and Sunset and Vaughn, a fictional show within Cupid.
  • Despite being credited, Francis Capra (Weevil) does not appear in this episode.

Goofs Edit

  • When Keith comes in from being "out all night" he puts his keys in his pocket as he shuts the door, then again as he walks toward the kitchen's island.

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