The O.C. Episodes

2003, TV Show

The O.C. Season 2 episodes

The Dearly Beloved Season 2, Episode 24

Jimmy Cooper (Tate Donovan) returns to Newport after a crisis at the Bait Shop puts Marissa and her friends in danger. Meanwhile, Julie struggles to deal with a tragedy of her own; and Sandy puts his foot down to save Kirsten from herself. Hailey: Amanda Righetti. Trey: Logan Marshall-Green. Jess: Nikki Griffin. Dr. Woodruff: Garrett Brown. read more

The O.Sea Season 2, Episode 23

Kirsten's DUI-related accident forces Sandy to take desperate measures; a familiar face clues Ryan in to the truth about Trey and Marissa's so-called secret, but not her own; Seth and Zach try to decide which of them takes Summer to the prom while the other takes a meeting with their graphic novel's out-of-this-world fan; and Julie's last night with Caleb proves to be her most memorable. Theresa: Navi Rawat. Reed: Marguerite Moreau. Caleb: Alan Dale. read more

The Showdown Season 2, Episode 22

Concerns over Kirsten's drinking lead Sandy to a realization about his wife's relationship with Carter; Caleb uses Julie's sordid past to make sure she's cut off from his future earnings; Ryan fears the worst about Marissa after her traumatic run-in with Trey sends her into a tailspin; Seth and Zach declare war over Summer, who finally chooses between them during the tumultuous launch party for their graphic novel. Reed: Marguerite Moreau. Zach: Micheal Cassidy. Trey: Logan Marshall-Green. read more

The Return of the Nana Season 2, Episode 21

Linda Lavin returns as the Nana, who lures Sandy to Miami with a call regarding her soon-to-be altar-ed state. Tagging along, Seth and Ryan indulge in some spring-break action, not knowing that it could trigger a Summer breakdown. Back at home, Kirsten's going-away dinner for Carter gets a little too tasty; and Marissa finds herself in a sticky situation after Trey resorts to his old ways. Mary-Sue: Jamie King. Swerve: Bret Harrison. Carter: Billy Campbell. Trey: Logan Marshall-Green. read more

The O.C. Confidential Season 2, Episode 20

Ryan and Marissa turn sleuth to clear Trey's name before he's sent back to jail for the drug bust at his 21st birthday bash. Meanwhile, Summer's ready to bash Seth after he ditches her for a comic-book meeting at Reed's; and Kirsten plays with fire during a wine-tasting trip with Carter. Trey: Logan Marshall-Green. Carter: Billy Campbell. read more

The Rager Season 2, Episode 19

Hoping to mend fences with Trey (Logan Marshall-Green), Ryan agrees to let Marissa host his 21st birthday party, which turns into a wild bash of illegal proportions. Meanwhile, Kirsten sabotages Sandy's plan to set Carter up with a comely surfer; and Seth's new comic-book editor unleashes Summer's green-eyed inner self. Lance: Johnny Messner. Carter: Billy Campbell. read more

The Risky Business Season 2, Episode 18

Sandy's role as chair for a charity yard sale gives Trey (Logan Marshall-Green) his first taste of Newport society and Carter a chance to steal some time with a less-than-resistant Kirsten. Also: Seth's on the case after one of the event's top items disappears; and the Cohens toy with taking in yet another houseguest. Taryn: Kim Oja. Zach: Michael Cassidy. read more

The Brothers Grim Season 2, Episode 17

The Cohens take in Ryan's brother (Logan Marshall-Green) after he's released from prison, but it appears his criminal past isn't so distant. Then again, neither is Julie's amateur porn career, which rears it's ugly---and naked---head at the launch party for Newport Living; Zach returns from Italy with an unbelievable new girlfriend and a jealous old one. Lance: Johnny Messner. Carter: Billy Campbell. Julie: Melinda Clarke. read more

The Blaze of Glory Season 2, Episode 16

Marissa's renewed friendship with Ryan brings out Alex's insecurities about her new lover; Julie turns to Sandy for help when Lance (Johnny Messner) threatens to reveal her past; Kirsten beseeches Carter to stick with Newport Living. Carter: Billy Campbell. Alex: Olivia Wilde. read more

The Mallpisode Season 2, Episode 15

Trapped in a locked mall after-hours, Summer and Seth hash out the details of their newly jump-started romance, while Ryan and Marissa realize that their own thrill is far from gone, especially now that Lindsay is. Meanwhile, the new editor (Billy Campbell) of Newport Living charms Kirsten; and an old friend (Johnny Messner) disarms Julie with a very naughty videotape from her past. Alex: Olivia Wilde. read more

The Rainy Day Women Season 2, Episode 14

A rainy day brings a flood of fears for Lindsay, as she takes her DNA test, and dark clouds over lovers Marissa and Alex. Meanwhile, Seth races to keep Summer from going to Italy with Zach; Sandy winds up in close quarters with Rebecca and in hot water with Kirsten; and Julie learns more about her daughter than she can handle. Lindsay: Shannon Lucio. Alex: Olivia Wilde. Rebecca: Kim Delaney. read more

The Test Season 2, Episode 13

Caleb's plan to adopt Lindsay stirs up serious questions about her paternity; Kirsten makes a bold move after realizing that Rebecca's after more than just Sandy's legal help; Marissa gives Alex proof of her feelings; and Seth wallows in the fallout from Summer and Zach's hotel tryst. Rebecca: Kim Delaney. Sandy: Peter Gallagher. Lindsay: Shannon Lucio. read more

The Lonely Hearts Club Season 2, Episode 12

A kiss isn't just a kiss for two unlikely pairings as Valentine's Day finds Seth, Zach and Summer on the road for a fateful comic-book pitch, Ryan using street smarts to win over Caleb for Lindsay's sake and Kirsten celebrating her favorite holiday in the worst way. Meanwhile, Julie returns from Europe with a plan to save her assets, should marriage No. 2 fall apart. Rebecca: Kim Delaney. Lindsay: Shannon Lucio. Alex: Olivia Wilde. read more

The Second Chance Season 2, Episode 11

A peacekeeping dinner for the fractured Nichols family takes a tragic turn after Ryan and Caleb butt heads hard enough to send one of them to the ER; Sandy keeps Kirsten in the dark about Rebecca's return from the dead; Marissa toys with taking her friendship with Alex to the next level; Zach's comic-book connections derail Summer and Seth's plan to stay away from one another. Rebecca: Kim Delaney. Zach: Michael Cassidy. Alex: Olivia Wilde. read more

The Accomplice Season 2, Episode 10

Ryan's attempt to reunite Lindsay and Caleb backfires; Marissa finds a partner-in-crime in Alex (Olivia Wilde); Seth's comic doodlings open Summer's eyes to his not-so-funny feelings for her; and an old friend from Sandy's past resurfaces with a favor that could rock the Cohen marriage. Lindsay: Shannon Lucio. Caleb: Alan Dale. read more

The Ex-Factor Season 2, Episode 9

The return of Alex's ex gives Seth an insight into the sort of woman he's sort of dating, as Ryan gives Marissa hell for letting Lindsay booze her way through a girls night out. Meanwhile, Sandy's idea to salvage the Newport Group's image hits a dead end with Julie's face plastered all over it. Lindsay: Shannon Lucio. Alex: Olivia Wilde. Zach: Michael Cassidy. read more

The Power of Love Season 2, Episode 8

The Cohens' 20th wedding anniversary turns into a date that will live in infamy after they catch Ryan and Lindsey in a compromising position and Seth sneaking out of the house to meet Alex. Twice. While grounded. But neither of these crimes compare to what the boys pull when Sandy and Kristen try to steal one night to toast their marriage. Meanwhile, Summer fails to impress Zach's mother, and Julie drives the final nail in Marissa's fling with D.J. Zach: Michael Cassidy. read more

The Family Ties Season 2, Episode 7

Marissa lets loose on her folks after learning of their affair---and how Jimmy plans to end it; Caleb wins back his freedom in court, but remains a loser in Kirsten's eyes; Ryan and Lindsey try to figure out if the Cohen family ties apply to them; and Seth's “bad boy” phase nearly sinks Summer and Zach's romance. D.J.: Nicholas Gonzalez. Lindsey: Shannon Lucio. Alex: Olivia Wilde. read more

The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't Season 2, Episode 6

Summer comes to the rescue after the guest list for Seth's Chrismukkah gathering triggers a chain of events at the Cohen compound that dashes everyone's spirits. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Julie struggle to keep their newfound, uh, respect, for each another under wraps. Or at least between the sheets. Renee: Kathleen York. Lindsay: Shannon Lucio. Marissa: Mischa Barton. read more

The SnO.C. Season 2, Episode 5

As the kids gear up for the annual SnO.C. Winter Ball, the chill between co-chairs Julie and Jimmy begins to thaw. Meanwhile, Sandy gets closer to the secret that has Caleb acting like a warm-weather Grinch. Caleb: Alan Dale. Alex: Olivia Wilde. Lindsay: Shannon Lucio. Zach: Michael Cassidy. read more

The New Era Season 2, Episode 4

It's a romance roulette as Seth and Ryan hit a Killers show with Lindsay and Alex, who'd rather be with the other's escort, while Coop and Summer try to keep their new guys from dumping them for not being over their old ones. Back at home, Julie ropes Kirsten into hosting a party for their skittish clients; and Caleb clues in Sandy to just how bad the DA's case against him may be. Zach: Michael Cassidy. Alex: Olivia Wilde. read more

The New Kids on the Block Season 2, Episode 3

Ryan's chemistry with a classmate (Shannon Lucio) opens Marissa's eyes, while Seth's experiment with being Summer's “friend” succeeds only in getting him a job. On the grown-up front, Caleb's arrest leads to a shakeup at the Newport Group that could leave Kirsten at Julie's mercy. The Walkmen perform. Alex: Olivia Wilde. Zach: Michael Cassidy. read more

The Way We Were Season 2, Episode 2

Back home and back to school, Ryan's and Seth's hopes of reuniting with Coop and Summer are dashed by the discovery of the new men in their ladies' lives. Meanwhile, Sandy scrambles to delay Caleb's moment of reckoning with the DA's office; and Haley's great job offer is awful news for Jimmy. D.J.: Nicholas Gonzalez. Zach: Michael Cassidy. Haley: Amanda Righetti. Caleb: Alan Dale. read more

The Distance Season 2, Episode 1

Kirsten orders Sandy to hit the road to bring Seth home; Marissa hits the booze to deal with Julie; Ryan's hit by bad news that could change his life in Chino forever. Meanwhile, federal trouble looms for Caleb. Luke: Chris Carmack. Theresa: Navi Rawat. Caleb: Alan Dale. D.J.: Nicolas Gonzalez. Carson: Brian McNamara. read more

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Premise: A slick hit about a troubled L.A. teen taken in by an idealistic lawyer and his family in affluent Orange County. The series filled the youth-soap hole left by the departed '90210,' but quickly proved itself far more gritty---and witty. In addition, early plots set up an appealing balance between the kids and grown-ups, who were portrayed as real people with real problems, instead of sounding boards for the unblemished Romeos and Juliets. From the directors of 'Go' and 'Charlie's Angels.'

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