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The O.C. Episode: "The Gringos"

Season 4, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Ryan has unwanted company on a trip to Mexico to take care of unfinished business; Taylor has startling news during a surprise visit to Summer; Kaitlin takes an unusual interest in the Harbor clothing drive; and Sandy confronts Julie about her secret machinations.
Original Air Date: Nov 8, 2006
Guest Cast Johnny Michaels: Huge Bartender Michelle Ongkingco: Amber Cam Gigandet: Kevin Volchok Tia Carrere: Dean Torres Wayne Dalglish: Brad Ward Chris Pratt: Che Steve-O: First Marine
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Season 4, Episode 2
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Length: 43:43
Aired: 11/8/2006
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Ryan wasn't going after Volchok to kill him. He was going to tell the cops where Volchok was.... He just needed to see him first. As Seth explained, "No offense, but like nobody believes that." Seth may not be stealth, but he has good instincts, and he knows Ryan all too well. And he was quite the James Bond last night, albeit in his own comic-book way. First he stumbles onto Ryan's secret plan when overhearing his phone call, then he leaves coded messages for his parents to find. (How could Sandy not figure out the anagram?!) But Ryan, likewise, knows Seth too well, hence the cell-phone casualty. However, Seth didn't let that nor 18 tequila shots slow him down, and he wound up saving the day by giving Ryan a decoy address for Volchok. I was so proud of Seth for doing that and for trying to convince Volchok to turn himself in. He really reminded me of a mini Sandy in that scene. True, he had to pull a "Judas" move and betray Ryan to Sandy and Kirsten, but what else could he do? He can't let Ryan ruin his life by murdering Volchok. (And it's not really a stretch that Ryan would kill him - he's come close to killing people before.) Of course, this means the whole avenging-Marissa plan is still not complete, and Ryan and Julie aren't going to be happy until they get some closure. It looks like we may see that tomorrow night. As for mother-of-the-year Julie (trying to get out of a clothing drive - priceless), as much as I love her as a bad-girl character, I agree with Sandy that she's gone too far sending Ryan off to murder someone. Sure, Ryan's willing, but she basically put the weapon in his hand when she gave him that folder. I liked when Sandy tore into her at the bar. But I think he let her off too easy when she shot back at him with, "At least you still have all your kids." The point is, Sandy won't have all his kids if Ryan does what she wants. So the mystery of "where's Volchok now, and what's gonna happen when Ryan finds him?" is my current favorite story line and is still holding my interest. And speaking of mysteries (see, who needs Lost?), we finally found out the answer to Taylor's big secret. I thought she was going to be pregnant, but, instead, she married a French guy and now has to divorce him. Did not see that coming. I liked her sunniness playing off of Summer's current moodiness. (Side thought: Wouldn't it be fun if Taylor's real name and character name were switched? Then Summer could be friends with Autumn.) My favorite Taylor lines were, "Move it, hippies!" and his referring to Che as "Johnny Appleseed." But Taylor wasn't just present to serve as comic relief last night. She also motivated Summer to attempt to let Seth in on what she's going through. (As Summer explained to European traveler Taylor, "Here in America, we hide our feelings.") I'm still adjusting to seeing fashion-gal Summer wearing sweaters and a backpack, and I found that watching her struggle to write a letter to Seth was just heartbreaking. Sad Summer and raging Ryan aside, I think last night's episode had a lighter tone that last week's. I feel like we're slowly getting through the grieving-Marissa process. Again, it's good they're not simply rushing past the grief, but I also like my weekly dose of California sunshine. And there were some hints of that last night with these humorous moments: - We learned that Summer's stopped shaving her legs, but Brad and Eric shave their chests. - The debate whether "gay dad trumps slutty mom." - Julie explaining, "It's not a sample sale Kaitlin, it's for refugees." - Julie watches "America's Dumbest Cops." - Sandy and Seth determining that Seth's new tattoo has a "gay vibe." Hopefully, there will be more humourous moments to come. And remember Newport fans, we don't have to wait a week, because there's another brand-new episode of The O.C. airing tomorrow night! show less
Ryan wasn’t going after Volchok to kill him. He was going to tell the cops where Volchok was.... He just needed to see him first. As Seth explained, “No offense, but like nobody believes that.” Seth may not be stealth, but he has good instincts, and he knows Ryan all too well. And he was quite the James Bond last night, albeit in his own comic-book way. First he stumbles onto Ryan’s secret plan when overhearing his phone call, then he leaves coded messages for his parents to find. (How could Sandy not figure out the anagram?!) But Ryan, likewise, knows Seth too well, hence the cell-phone casualty. However, Seth didn’t let that nor 18 tequila shots slow him down, and he wound up saving the day by giving Ryan a decoy address for Volchok. I was so proud of Seth for doing that and for trying to convince Volchok to turn himself in. He really reminded me of a mini Sandy in that scene. True, he had to pull a “Judas” move and betray Ryan to Sandy and Kirst... read more

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