"You never played Little League?"
"Oh. Well, Mom was afraid that a ball would hit me in the face, Dad was afraid it would interfere with mock U.N., and I was afraid I couldn't hit a curveball."
For Duncan, the pampered son of software billionaire Jake Kane, "Summer Lovin'" was more than just his off-key serenade on the bleachers of Neptune High. It proved to be prophetic.
Before the school year ended, Duncan learned that he didn't kill his sister, Lilly, and that he wasn't related to Veronica, which meant their one-time love tryst wouldn't be featured on an episode of Jerry Springer, Live! From West Virginia. He broke up with sweet and pretty Meg, who could never take Veronica's place, and freed up his heart for the One True Love of his life. Never mind that Veronica had just broken up with Logan. As those summer days were driftin' away, a secret message inside a fortune cookie was all it took for LoveFest Part II to officially begin. He and Logan eventually have a rough-and-tumble brawl over — surprise, not Veronica — but Duncan's absence during Logan's tumultuous summer. However, they mend fences while playing video games, as boys often do.
Duncan's living an Oliver Twist kind of life since Big Momma and Big Daddy Kane moved to Napa to find peace and quiet during their ongoing trial for obstruction of justice. Determined to finish his senior year at Neptune High, Duncan's spending his lonely days in the Presidential Suite of the Neptune Grand. Veronica eventually visits him there, and they...you know...for the first time. Um, again. Only this time, they think they know what they are doing. And she was good, you know what he means. Later, Logan becomes Duncan's suitemate, giving new meaning to the term Awkward!. Duncan and Veronica are given another chance at life and love since neither was in the fatal school bus crash that killed seven people and left Meg in a coma. But those summer dreams are ripped at the seams once Veronica slowly discovers that Duncan isn't the adorable, honest boyfriend she thought he was. Not only has he been visiting Meg's hospital room daily, but he also happens to be the father of Meg's unborn child. She has a girl, cute as can be. The baby manages to survive after Meg's unfortunate death, but Duncan believes he has to kidnap her to gain custody. Just before he and Veronica execute the final stages of their brilliant plan that takes him and his daughter to Mexico, they make their true love vows and painfully remind each other they can never make contact again. And that's where they end. With an unspoken promise that they'll still be friends.
Wonder what he's doing now? In light of the Aaron Echolls acquittal, Duncan can't stomach the idea of his sister's killer roaming free. Once again he takes the law into his own hands, even from the beaches of Australia, and arranges for Clarence Wiedman, Jr. to sing his own musical solo: “Summer Lovin', had me a blast — [into Aaron's head]."
And that's where it ends. For now. Is there another chapter in the Duncan Kane saga? Tell me more, tell me more.
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Teddy Dunn plays Duncan Kane.