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Series / Hidden Palms

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Hidden Palms is a 2007 American teen drama series directed by Scott Winant, produced by Kevin Williamson and Scott Winant and written by Kevin Williamson.

Johnny Miller (Taylor Handley) is a teen and high school who has a good life going...until the night his father committed suicide. Johnny took alcohol and drugs because he found himself unable to cope with the loss. He gets out of rehab and ends up in Palm Springs, California. The whole place seems like a paradise, but it turns out that there is a dark side to the place. It seems the community has never been the same since Edward "Eddie" Nolan (JD Pardo) died under mysterious circumstances. Now, Johnny is very much interested in finding out what happened to Eddie, as well as trying to win the heart of the mysterious teenage girl Greta Matthews (Amber Heard).


This show lasted for only one season, eight episodes, and from May 30, 2007 to July 4, 2007 before it was cancelled.

Has a recap page.

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  • Big Bad: Alan 'Skip' Matthews is revealed as this in the very last episode.
  • Driven to Suicide: Johnny's father committed suicide. Maria Nolan supposedly kills herself, and Eddie's death turns out to murder instead of suicide.
  • Posthumous Character: Eddie Nolan is established as dead at the beginning of the show. However, finding out the circumstances behind his dead is the driving force of the plot.


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