Day 7: Alternate Universe - Veronica Mars → Orphan Black(esque)
Veronica Mars is a private investigator tearing across the country in search of her missing father, when she reaches the town of Neptune - the last place she tracked a call from her father. Her desperate search is made all the more difficult by her run-ins with the law during her investigation, but Veronica doesn’t have time to stop her search and square things out. When Veronica witnesses a young woman in a torn-up white dress, her eyes piercing through her smeared make-up - a woman who could very well be Veronica’s twin - step in front of a moving truck, Veronica quickly swipes the girl’s ID wallet and keys, fleeing the scene. Seeing this as an opportunity to buy her investigation time in Neptune, Veronica assumes the identity of the woman - Lilly Kane. Lilly’s keys lead Veronica to the home of Lilly’s boyfriend, Logan Echolls. At first Veronica forces herself to put her emotions about lying to the seemingly sweet Logan aside, reassuring herself that the deception is for her father. Things become difficult however, when Veronica suspects Logan isn’t the American sweetheart he appears to be in Lilly’s pictures. She’s right. Unbeknownst to Veronica, Logan knows she is not Lilly and has a motive entirely of his own.
The pair begin to get close whilst both putting on a façade. The truth is inevitably uncovered when in the course of Veronica’s investigation for her father she is led to Kane Software (Lilly Kane?) and finds her life threatened. Their acts collide when Logan is forced to make a choice to protect Veronica against his own best interests as an employee of Kane Software. Despite both having lied, Veronica and Logan experience genuine feelings for each other and decide (against their better judgement) to pursue their relationship. Logan reveals that Veronica has made the right connection between Lilly Kane and Kane Software and the disappearance of her father, but Lilly Kane and Veronica are not long-lost twins - they are clones.
With the introduction of more clones, who each have their own families and own set of problems, things only get more complicated. As Veronica and Logan’s very lives are put on the line their bond grows stronger, but will their relationship be able to survive the discovery of Logan’s extended history with not only Kane Software, but the Kane family? And in an investigation so deadly, with so many lives on the line, can they really afford the luxury of trust and love?