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Friday, September 30, 2005

"The Last Waltz"

Thanks everyone for writing nice things about my OC posts! I was thinking they were rather lengthy and over-detailed, but if I’m your emergency OC fix for when the VCR fails or what not, I don’t want to let you down. Ill try to keep the summaries equally as thorough but hopefully a little shorter from now on though…

OK. So this week’s episode started out with Marissa’s first day at her new school. Ryan, Seth and Summer drive her to school since apparently her car has been taken away in the Cooper-Nichol’s new found state of poorness. Oddly enough, even though this school is also in Newport, it is a world away from The Harbor School. As Marissa walked into school, a girl said “Check out Newport Barbie”…and I don’t think she meant it as a compliment.

Back at the much classier Harbor School, Summer is working away at being the best social chair she can be. Dean Hess is still on Seth’s case to give up his accomplice in the Tiki-hut-borrowing-incident. Until he does, Seth gets more than just detention; he gets to clean the boys’ locker room. Such an expensive private school and the alleged delinquents end up doing the janitors work.

Sandy finds Ryan a well-qualified tutor to home school him. Ryan suggests he go to Newport Union since he has already experienced public schools, and it would not be a problem. Sandy knows it’s not about the expensive tutor, but about spending time with Marissa and doesn’t go for the idea.

Kirsten is doing well on her own two feet back at home, and even started an herb garden to deal with her fear of cooking. Julie on the other hand, is losing her footing as the season goes along. A man comes to her door and tells her that she and her personal belongings must be out of the house in 48 hours. The house and the furniture will be used to repay Caleb’s debt.

At Newport Union, Marissa accidentally bumps into a girl in the hall. The girl, Heather, is rude and kind of scary. The only positive thing about this meeting is that Casey, another girl at this new school, came over to defend Marissa, and seemed to be Marissa’s first friend at the new school. The first friendly advice she shares with Marissa is to ease off the designer accessories; it will definitely help her fit in a little better. Later in the day Marissa meets Johnny, when she tries opening his locker instead of her own. Turns out, Johnny and Casey are dating and they have a Seth-like friend named Dennis “Chili” Childress who hangs out with their crowd. This new little group of friends invites her out for a bite to eat after school, which messes up her plans with Ryan but at least she’s meeting new people.

Taylor gives Summer a sob story about having no friends, and nobody to sign her yearbook, and gets to help out with the End of Summer Dance that the school is having.

Julie tells Marissa that they put the house on the market and she should stay with Summer for a few days. Marissa knows that’s not the full story and tells Julie she doesn’t have to protect her. Summer picks Marissa up and takes her back to the Roberts mansion. I think this is the first time they showed Summer’s house. It’s rather insanely large and beautiful. Marissa calls Ryan and apologizes for forgetting about breakfast with him at the pier. Ryan understands since she has had a lot to deal with lately, but at the same time gets that contemplative Atwood look on his face where you think he’s conjuring up a plan to find out more about a situation.

The doorbell rings at the Cohen’s and Kirsten answers to find a delivery guy with a beautiful arrangement of flowers. She reads the card and smiles, but didn’t give away who they were from. Soon, Charlotte calls and Kirsten thanks her for the flowers. Charlotte is sitting in a hotel room, but says she’s looking out at the lake and wishing Kirsten was there. Charlotte will be in Kirsten’s area tomorrow and sets up a lunch date at the yacht club. After the phone call, none other than the flower delivery guy comes out of the bathroom and kisses Charlotte.

Back at The Harbor School, Taylor runs up to Summer and tells her she overheard Dean Hess talking to Dr. Kim in the teachers lounge. She said that if Dean Hess didn’t find out who helped Seth with the Tiki Hut Heist, Cohen would be suspended. Summer goes to the Dean’s office and takes all the blame. Dean Hess says that someone with that sort of record shouldn’t be the Social Chair. Sarcastically, Summer says “who would take over, Taylor Townsend?” Dean Hess says “that’s a good idea; Ill let the committee know you suggested her.” Summer confronts Taylor in the hall later that day and lets her know their war is not over.

Sandy tells Kirsten that the Newport Group is having money problems since Caleb’s passing and they have two choices. He lets her know he is behind her no matter what she decides to do, then tells her that they can either try and save the Newport Group or liquidate its assets and let it go. Kirsten chooses to let it go. They are financially stable without it, and it would probably be more stress than any Cohen needs.

Julie asks Sandy for a loan from the Newport Group, and Sandy tells her that’s illegal, but there’s no money for that anyways. He offers Kirsten and his own money to help her out, but she says that’s not necessary and brushes it off as just needing it for a down payment on some amazing beachfront home. Sandy doesn’t know Julie is completely broke.

Newport Union has a school dance coming up and Johnny tells Marissa she should come. While they are talking, the bitchy Heather comes over and apologizes for being mean in the hall the other day. It seems things could actually turn out well for a change, and then Heather says really loud “Oh, so you’re not gonna shoot me?” Marissa runs away crying and Johnny follows to comfort her. While they are talking Ryan pulls up and sees them. He misjudges the situation and embarrasses Marissa when he tries to step in the middle.

Ryan goes home and tells Seth that Marissa is mad at him since he screwed up. Seth starts to walk away and Ryan asks what he is supposed to do about it. “Call, apologize…it’s not rocket science. God, home schooled kids are pathetic.”

While Marissa and Summer sit by the pool of the hotel-like home, Ryan calls to apologize but Marissa apologizes first. She also says she’s doing homework tonight and can’t go out.

Charlotte and Kirsten have their lunch meeting. Charlotte tells Kirsten she wants to make a place where women can go between rehab and the real world just like they did at the lake house. Kirsten agrees that would be wonderful. They talk about making this a reality and Charlotte asks Kirsten for a few million dollars. Kirsten tells her she doesn’t have that kind of money, which foils Charlotte’s entire plan.

Julie Cooper-Nichol gets evicted and has to move her personal belonging out while movers take anything of value to repay Caleb’s debt. She goes to a cheap hotel and starts to cry. This is probably the first time in the entire series of The OC that I felt bad for her. She is helpless, alone and poor. Ouch.

Johnny, Casey and Chili come to Summer’s house to pick up Marissa for the dance. She says she wasn’t planning on going, but they convince her. She goes to get ready for the dance while they wait on the front stoop. Either it took two hours to change her shirt or someone didn’t catch it in editing, but it went from middle of the day sunny to complete darkness. Hmmm.

Ryan and Seth roll up in the Range Rover just as Marissa is leaving with her new friends. Seth goes inside to let Summer know he’s ready for their dance, and Ryan talks to Marissa. She really needs to go to make friends and let people know she’s normal. If she doesn’t show up, people will talk about her.

Little did Marissa know, even if she did show up, the mean girls would talk. When the four of them walked in, Heather started pointing at her and laughing with all her grungy friends. Marissa runs away again and Johnny, Casey and Chili go to console her. Chili is definitely the Seth Cohen of Newport Union. His stupid comments could cheer anyone up.

At the “End of Summer” Dance at Harbor, Seth and Summer walk in to one of the coolest high school dances I’ve seen. Summer asks if she did as well as Marissa and Seth said “it’s like you brought the beach to us…you’re my little tsunami.” Taylor gets on stage and thanks everyone for coming, then takes the credit for making this whole dance possible. Then, she says one other person had a huge part in all this. She brings Dean Hess on stage to share the glory with her and Summer is fuming. Taylor says “This really is the End of Summer.”

Charlotte tells her guy friend about Kirsten turning out to be less wealthy than she thought. He told her he knew it was a bad idea to spend thirty grand on rehab just to find a millionaire. Charlotte tells him they will find a way and they make out on the bed.

Kirsten second guesses herself on the decision to shut down the Newport Group, and tells Sandy she’s not sure if she made the right decision. Stupid Charlotte put that idea in her head. Kirsten runs out saying she forgot oregano for the dinner recipe, and is gone for some time. Sandy finds her at the office looking at old pictures. He reminds her they don’t have to sell the company, but Kirsten tells him she just had to say goodbye. Sandy, being the awesome husband he is, packed a picnic lunch and surprised Kirsten with it at the office.

Ryan talks to Seth and gets the idea to go check on Marissa at her dance. Seth realizes he put this bad idea in his head and meets him at the school. Summer wonders where Cohen went and calls his cell phone. She refers to him as Cohizzle, which I think is the stupidest word that has ever come out of her mouth and I hope she doesn’t say that again. As she finishes leaving Cohen a voicemail, she sees Taylor shadily sneak behind the curtains. Summer follows her and catches her making out with someone but the other person is strategically hidden behind a door. After a few moments, Taylor takes a step back and her make out buddy comes in front of the window. Surprise, surprise. It is Dean Hess. Summer goes back to the dance conveniently as Seth returns from Newport Union and they dance together. She wants to tell him what she saw, but Taylor is close by.

Ryan returns to his pool house and Marissa is sitting on his bed waiting for him. She says that going to the dance was really important to her, and she’s glad he is so understanding. She says the next song that comes on the radio will be their song. Obviously, after a comment like that, the first song to come on will most likely be raunchy and/or inappropriate. They changed the song, and the next one was a much better choice. Youth Group’s remake of a Bob Dylan classic started playing while Ryan and Marissa slow danced in the moonlit night.

OC fans everywhere don’t want to see these dynamic duos break apart and go to college. We all wish they would stay forever young.

Sorry, I know I said I would try to make the recap shorter this time, but it’s really long. If you actually read as far to see this, that’s awesome. Thank you!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Drama, Drama, Drama

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy The OC no matter what the episode is about, but I think they are wayyyy to serious this season....I miss funny Seth and fun high school antics that filled the episodes of last season. I guess everyone has to be more serious when mom is in rehab for drinking, grandpa is dead by way of drowning in a pool and adopted brother is expelled from the oh-so-elite private school.

This week the episode started in the diner. The four (aka Summer, Seth, Marissa and Ryan) talked about how this was supposed to be the best year ever, and no matter what; they are going to stick together. While they are discussing this, both Ryan and Marissa get phone calls to come home. Oh, the coincidence.

Sandy advises Ryan to stop seeing Marissa, while Julie tells Marissa to stop seeing Ryan. The parents all think it is best for the kids to be separate from each other. That is about the last thing on the kids' agendas.

Seth and Summer are next on Dean Hess's list of lives to ruin. He "encourages" them to join drama club with none other than Taylor Townsend, the bitch who tried to take over Marissa's job as Kick-off Carnival Chair even before she was officially out of school. By encouraging them to join, he actually forced them to, or threatened to expel them like their friends. That’s BS if I ever heard any...I don't care what school you go to, you can't get expelled for not joining extra-curricular clubs/activities.

In the world of Jimmy and Julie Cooper-Nichol-Soon-to-be-Cooper-again, Jimmy wants to move the wedding up to the following Saturday. Talks of Hawaiian honeymoons and fresh-starts for the family are incorporated in this conversation.

Sandy visits Kirsten at the creepy lady's cottage. I'm not a fan of this Charlotte character, and can't think of anyone who is. Sandy brings up the reading of Caleb's will, and Kirsten doesn't have a definitive answer about attending.

Back at the Caleb-less mansion, Marissa and Ryan are making out on her bed when Julie knocks...Ryan escapes on to the patio, so no altercation follows (How un-OC). Julie tells Marissa the plan to honeymoon in Hawaii, and bring the family. She also breaks the news that they will be moving there for a fresh start. Marissa does not like this idea but is willing to do it because she really wants to feel like a family again.

Seth and Ryan formulate a plan to make everything better. Ryan wants Marissa to move in. The Cohen's are always letting people move in and Kirsten has known Jimmy for decades, so she would definitely support the idea of keeping Marissa in town for her senior year of high school. Seth tells Ryan to ask dad, and arms him with the necessary ammunition for Cohen family discussions; a bagel. Ryan asks Sandy and whether it’s a good idea or not, Sandy feels vulnerable with Kirsten out of the house and agrees to have another resident at the Cohen household. (Speaking of bagels, I really want one)

Back at Lake Arrowhead Kirsten decides to go to the will reading. Charlotte gives her a hard time saying it will make her backtrack in her progress of recovery. The crazy lady also suggests she comes with Kirsten. She will wait in the car and then they can have lunch together. Kirsten tells her she already called a car and would rather go alone. I don't know if Charlotte wants Kirsten or if she wants to be Kirsten, but I'm leaning towards the latter.

Ryan tells Marissa she can move in with the Cohen’s. Although she is really grateful that he asked, she tells him that she wants to be a family, and will move to Hawaii if that will keep the family together.

Seth and Ryan discuss Marissa's decision and how Ryan will communicate with her...Seth mentioned blogs...ohh the irony...I guess that’s not really a crucial scene in the episode...but whatever, this is my blog and I will write what I deem appropriate.

At The Newport Group, Jimmy, Julie, Sandy and the lawyer meet for the will reading. Kirsten joins as a surprise to some of them. The attorney announces that Caleb's intentions were to divide his fortune equally between his daughters and his wife. This excites the money-hungry Julie Cooper-Nichol. The attorney continues with saying that in further investigation of Caleb's accounts et cetera, they found out Caleb was in fact BROKE. The man had loans to pay off and did not actually have any piles of money stored somewhere. The one thing the lawyer did have was a letter. It was addressed to Kirsten and dated the day Caleb passed away. Kirsten assumed it was a hateful, angry letter in response to her "I may like my Chardonnay, but at least I won't die alone, and that's more than I can say for YOU" comment the day before he died. She ran out of the office.

The usuals gather at the diner over milkshakes and cheese fries...the logical food for two of the skinniest girls... Seth and Summer decide it’s late and leave to diner, leaving Ryan and Marissa alone. They then go down to the beach, where Seth and Summer "borrowed" the set of the school play, and set it up for them. In front of Marissa and Ryan is a tiki hut and torches...or a looooove shack. Ryan and Marissa have sex on the beach, and I'm not referring to the alcoholic drink.

While this is going on, Jimmy is possibly running away, but we will never know since he is stopped in his tracks by the ex-client who loaned him money numerous times. The guy asks for the money and Jimmy explains the situation. The man knocks on his car hood twice, and his goons emerge from the vehicle. They make Jimmy get in the car and drive him down to the beach. Jimmy is brutally attacked and just as they cut to commercial they showed Jimmy floating face-down in the pacific....YEP, I thought he was DEAD.

Sandy kept calling Kirsten but she wasn't answering her cell. He even tried Charlotte’s house line but she was not there either. Apparently she was in a cheap motel, staring at a bottle of vodka. Not drinking, just staring.

The sun rises on over Newport Beach and Ryan and Marissa wake up in their love shack. Marissa’s phone rings and she sounds alarmed. Next thing you know, Ryan and Marissa are at Jimmy’s boat in the Yacht Club. Jimmy looks like a cling-on or whatever those freaky space critters are called. His face is bruised, cut, swollen and disfigured. He explains to Marissa that he is in trouble and needs to go away. He asks her to give a ring to her mother. “I really love her” he said as he handed a diamond wedding band to Marissa. Marissa hugs him goodbye.

At Lake Arrowhead, there is a knock on the door. Charlotte thinks its Kirsten and gets excited. Actually it was a real estate agent or something. She said the owners are coming back, since Charlotte didn’t pay recently. Charlotte says she has the money and goes into the bedroom to get it. Instead of grabbing her wallet, she packs a duffle bag, with Kirsten’s family photo and jumps out the window.

Kirsten comes home!!! She tells Sandy about her night in the cheap motel and her thought of drinking. He is glad she is home, obviously. Kirsten decides to read the letter from her father, as long as Sandy is with her. As she reads it, she realizes it is an apology. She cries.

Marissa goes to find Julie, and she is already at the club for the wedding. Julie is all dressed and ready and is just adjusting some flowers to make everything perfect. Marissa gives her the ring and doesn’t explain anything about Jimmy. Whether it is implied, or the whereabouts are not important to Julie, we will never know. Marissa hugs her mother and tells her they will stick together. This may be the first time they actually seem totally civil by choice, with no ulterior motives

Seth and Summer return the tiki hut and torches to the stage at The Harbor School. While Summer is outside, Dean Hess shows up and tells Seth that he never thought he would be a thief. He said he wouldn’t expel him because that would put him back with Ryan. Instead, he gives him one month of detention. He asks if he acted alone, as Summer walks back into the room (behind the dean, so she isn’t seen by him). Seth takes all the blame, and gets double the detention time (two months) but keeps Summer out of trouble.

The final scene is the Cohen family together again. Even though they have their issues, at least they will deal with them as a family now. YAYYYYY.

Friday, September 16, 2005

"The Shape of Things to Come"

After supporting the Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts at Shaggy's Thursday afternoon, I went home to do my homework....and by "homework" we all know I mean watch The OC with a handful of roommates. As phones were put on silent and seats were claimed on the couches, I reached for my trusty notebook. As dorky as it is, I wouldn't want to deprive my readers of the details of an episode. I have already been told that people are counting on me for the recap, so here it goes...

With Kirsten still at the Suriak Treatment Center, the remaining Cohens, both true and honorary, are suffering from a food shortage. Apparently even though Kirsten best recipe was ordering take-out, at least she kept the fridge and cupboards full with food that wasn't past the expiration date. As the boys opt for breakfast at the pier and leave the house, Julie Cooper-Nichol arrives. Sandy says he can't believe she would show her face after what she tried to do to Ryan. Her lame excuse was that she was trying to keep her family afloat. Sandy replied "yea, by using Ryan as your raft." Ziiiing. Other than apologizing for being the most hated character on the show, she informed Sandy that parents at the snobby Harbor School wanted Ryan and Marissa out. They went as far as to circulate a petition to have them expelled. The situation involving Ryan, Marissa, Trey and a gun was obviously not anyone's finest moment, but it did not happen at school, and Trey did not press charges. Since neither Ryan nor Marissa are actually experiencing any wrath from the law, it seems ridiculous that Harbor School would not let them attend.

While Sandy and Julie go to the Harbor School to have a chat with the principal, the kids (Marissa, Ryan, Seth and Summer obviously) have a nice pancake breakfast at the diner. They talk about how it’s their last year together so it has GOT to be the Best Year Ever.

Dr. Kim, the principal of Harbor meets with Sandy and Julie. She doesn't much care what they have to say, since the school has turned the decision over to the new Dean of Discipline, James Hess. The parents are anxious about talking about their kids, but the new dean says that will not be necessary as he has collected all the information he needs. By reading files and police reports he decided he knew the kids as well as he had to for making this decision. The man is cold and doesn't care about making anyone happy. If he has to ruin lives, he will do it without thinking twice.

Kirsten starts packing up her clothes at the rehab center, and her creepy friend Charlotte comes in. Charlotte, who has so much experience in and out of clinics, tells Kirsten that the best thing is a pseudo-halfway house. After the rehab center but before returning to the old swing of things it would be good to get away to a secluded, relaxing environment. Big surprise, Charlotte knows just the place. She has a cottage on Lake Arrowhead, and by cottage we soon find out she meant mansion. There's definitely something going on with Charlotte but its still a little unclear...does she want Kirsten? Girl on girl was soooo Season Two. Does she want Sandy? Extramarital affairs have already been covered.

Jimmy is up to something when he meets with an old friend. He took the man's money when he planned on selling his boat, but then never sold it. Now he wants more money? He can't sell the boat since the bank technically owns it now...good old Jimmy Cooper drowning in lies and debt again.

As Sandy, Seth and Ryan get ready to sit down for a nice steak dinner; Sandy gets a phone call that is clearly regarding the kids' expulsion. After he's off the phone we find out, that not BOTH of them are getting expelled. Just Marissa Cooper. The boys make an emergency visit to Marissa's to make sure she is OK. They bring Summer along, and of course, Princess Sparkle and Captain Oats. Summer says Captain Oats is a great listener and Princess Sparkle is really good at standing there and looking pretty.

In an attempt to not let anyone fill Marissa's shoes as Social Chair, Summer Roberts actually gets involved in an extra curricular activity. In the meeting of Newpsies-to-be (Newpsie = Newport's high society women that usually don't work, just throw and attend galas.), Summer is shot down by Taylor Townsend. This girl claims to have done all the work for Marissa at last years' Kickoff Carnival, yet she got none of the credit. This year she wants the credit all to herself.

Ryan and Marissa sit down with Dean Hess. They want to talk about re-instatement for Marissa. Hess says that although he has not been on the west coast long, the major difference about the east is the gossip. He has heard quite a bit about Marissa from people in town including her overdose in Tijuana, shoplifting and her drinking problems. Marissa claims people change, but the dean said that once a troubled kid, always a troubled kid. Marissa states that she's not sorry about what she did and if he wants to go spread that around town, he should.

Seth helps Summer devise a plan to win over the Kickoff Carnival Committee. She goes back to the girls with great ideas that not only make her look good, but a few that make Taylor look bad. Summer wants to give away a hybrid car instead of a gas-guzzling SUV from Taylor’s father’s dealership, get a chocolate fountain and making mini- the new super size -for all their food.

Sandy drives to Lake Arrowhead for dinner with Kirsten and Charlotte. Kirsten is very happy to see him, but Charlotte lurks in the background staring at them both in a creepy way. Seriously, what is her deal?

Marissa and Ryan argue over the whole Trey/expulsion scenario…but luckily make up in time for the carnival that miraculously was planned only that afternoon. Oh Fox TV and their warped timelines…Anyways, Seth and Summer are at the carnival and she gets compliments from numerous people on the great job she did. Is Summer the new Marissa of Harbor School’s Social Committee? Jimmy and Julie are at dinner enjoying Dom Perignon on Caleb’s tab. After they order a second bottle, Jimmy proposes to Julie. Julie, will you marry me…again? She obviously accepts. Was this the only reason Jimmy was shady about money all episode? If he was just saving up money to buy a rock for his wife or is there more to that storyline?

At the cabin on the lake, Kirsten walks down to the water because she thought Charlotte was down there. Charlotte was sitting on the dock, in tears because she “has not been completely honest.” No shit. She pulled out a bottle and said she hadn’t opened it yet, but she just doesn’t know if she’s going to be OK after Kirsten leaves. She basically cons Kirsten in to staying with Charlotte instead of returning to her family back in Newport. The show is called The OC, not The Cabin on the Lake, so obviously Kirsten needs to go back soon. Kirsten takes the bottle away from Charlotte and goes back to bed. As Kirsten walks away, Charlotte pulls her back-up flask out of her sleeve and gets a conniving little smirk on her face. Fake tears, decoy bottles of liquor…this woman is crazy.

Back to Seth and Summer at the carnival, they are talking about how they wish Marissa and Ryan were with them, and right on cue, they appear before them. The four of them are together again. Taylor Townsend obviously isn’t as happy to see Marissa as Summer was, and probably is the reason Dean Hess found out Marissa was at the carnival. The dean tells Marissa she has to leave. Before he gives her a chance, he grabs her spindly little arm and starts pulling her out of the carnival. He clearly was hurting her for no reason. Season One Ryan Atwood came back for one punch in the face to make the Dean release his grip on Marissa. Hess falls to the ground, and with a bloody nose, he dramatically stands up slowly and tells them both that if they are ever on school property again, he is calling the police. Hess thought it would be harder to get Ryan expelled.

My little prediction for next week is that when they read the Will, Julie will get either nothing or something very small and inconsequential in comparison to her spending habits. In Season Two, when Sandy read over her pre-nuptial agreement, it said that if they get divorced before their one year anniversary, Julie would not get anything. After one year, she would get something like $3 million. Caleb was a business man, and he saw his marriage as just another business transaction, so I have a feeling his Will would reflect the pre-nup and his overall attitude. Guess we will have to wait until next week for that thrilling conclusion.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Season Three....

Yesterday was the beginning of Season Three for The OC. The opening episode "The Aftermath" mostly dealt with the drama surrounding the season finale shooting. Other than Ryan having shorter hair and Marissa's hair being longer, everyone is pretty much the same.

With the season finale leaving us all in suspense as to whether Trey would live or not, this episode cleared the air. Trey went into a coma after the shooting and stayed in it all summer. Since the police cannot get a statement from him, it is making the process of dealing with Ryan and Marissa much more drawn out than expected. Although Marissa was the shooter, the DA wants to place the blame on Ryan since he has a criminal record and had reason to fight and/or kill Trey for attacking his girlfriend.

Julie and Jimmy are living happily together in Caleb's mansion and eagerly awaiting the reading of his will. His attorneys say it may be a little longer because they are still figuring out offshore accounts and such. Julie gets impatient waiting since she needs the money to pay for the expensive lawyers protecting Marissa.

Kirsten is still in rehab at the Suriak Treatment Center. Her doctor thinks she is ready to go home, but she is worried she isn't ready. Afraid of letting down her family again, she stays in rehab. I'm not sure if the new friend she has made in rehab is up to something, but with the weird music and strange camera angles, it's easy to believe something will unravel in the next few episodes.

Trey awakes from the coma during the episode and Julie takes this opportunity to have a chat with him. She threatens to kill him if he doesn't change the story and tell police that Ryan fired the gun. For saying the three words "Ryan Shot Me" Trey gets $20,000 from Julie.

Once Ryan finds out about this he decides to run away. His friends won't let him do it alone, so Summer, Seth, Marissa and Ryan pack up some snacks and go to Jimmy's boat. Just as they are about to leave (in the cloak of darkness, even though only minutes ago it was totally daytime) cop cars swarm the pier and arrest Ryan.

Marissa and Summer decide to dust off their candy-striper uniforms from Sophomore year and pay a visit to the hospital. Marissa talks to Trey and finds out about the $20,000 offer. Trey comes clean and tells police the true story. When Ryan goes to the hospital to talk to Trey, his hospital bed is empty. Sandy and Ryan go to the bus station and see Trey pull away on a bus that says it's destined for Las Vegas. Jess, the slutty coke-head from Season Two talked about running away to Vegas with Trey and a wad of drug money...could this be a way of tying her back into the story line or just a coincidence?

Hopefully Julie will go down for obstruction of justice and Marissa and Ryan will not get in any trouble now that Trey confessed. As for the Cohen's; I hope Kirsten comes out of rehab soon because I really like her and Sandy. They are a good people and cool parents and when other characters like Rebecca Bloom (Sandy's college love interest) and Carter Buckely (Kirsten's co-worker) aren't muddying the waters, Sandy and Kirsten are the ideal couple.

Season Two - Finale

In case you missed the Season Two finale of The OC, I will give you a quick little re-cap. Caleb Cohen passed away in the previous episode, so it was only logical that the finale included Cal's funeral. All the usuals, both past and present were at the funeral. Hailey came back from Japan and Jimmy sailed in from Hawaii. Lindsay did not come back from Chicago, but I wasn't too surprised.

Over the past few episodes Kirsten's drinking has increased and caused more problems. After Caleb's death, she really went off the deep end and in the finale the family had an intervention and shipped her off to a resort-like rehab center.

With Cal out of the picture, Julie Cooper-Nichol is newly single again and seems to be getting along quite well with ex-husband Jimmy. They decide to try things again and Marissa does not seem to have a problem with it.

The big taboo issue of Trey attacking Marissa is finally discussed. Marissa tells Summer, Summer tells Cohen, Seth tells Ryan and Ryan goes to settle things with Trey "once and for all." This obviously doesn't mean talking about things like adults over a cup of coffee. Ryan goes to Trey's apartment and they start fighting. Trey pulls a gun on Ryan. Marissa gets a call from Seth and Summer. Since she is closer to Trey's apartment, she is asked to try and stop Ryan from doing something bad.

The final scene is Trey wrestling Ryan to the ground and strangling him and Marissa running into the apartment. She screams "stop it, you're killing him" over and over and with a trembling hand, reaches for the gun that is now lying on the ground, and takes aim at Trey. She shoots him in the back and he falls to the ground as blood starts to seep through the front of his shirt.

It's not clear if he is dead...thats for Season Three.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Welcome to my Blog about "The OC"

For BUAD477 - Information Technology Applications in Marketing, I decided to write about the oh-so-popular Fox TV Show, The OC. It may not be the most controversial, intellectually stimulating or academically advanced topic, but it is a good show, and I know that I'm not the only person that thinks this. If you happen to miss an episode, fear not; just read my summary and you can get up to speed with the who, what and where of The OC. Enjoy it and feel free to comment!

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