Michael Rosenbaum and Kristen Kreuk, <EM>Smallville</EM> Michael Rosenbaum and Kristen Kreuk, Smallville
The O.C.
1. I'm too tired to figure out whether Ryan and Marissa click as a couple. Every time I think they're not on the same page, they have a cute little scene like the cell-phone conversation. And they told each other the truth about their dicey weekend. I'll sum it up quickly. Ryan: lap dance; Marissa: Johnny.2. The show is finally devoting mounds of time to Summer and Seth. Summer finds out that she has a higher SAT score than her BF. Now she even thinks she can get into Brown. This bit of info sends Seth over the edge because he always felt the one area where he did have the edge was in the brains department. But it was sweet how they made up by the end of the episode. And I love how the characters keep mentioning that Summer saved Chrismukkah. And the whole foray into mascotdom and the marching band was funny. I half-expected Summer to utter: "This one time... at band camp."3. What's the deal with this Matt Ramsey dude who's helping out Sandy at the Newport group? Why is he suddenly part of the action? Where is this leading? Could I ask any more questions? Maybe. 4. The Adults: Sandy has such a good heart  he gave Matt a second chance even after he took Ryan to a strip club and messed up Sandys important meeting. I love that Sandy introduced Seth and Ryan to Matt as: "These are my boys." It was just sweet, that's all. Julie and Kirsten decided to open up a high-end dating service, but for some reason I totally dug the fact that Julie Cooper-Nichol was excited by the thought that they could run a call-girl service.