Question: Is it definitely a man who "hovers near death" on The O.C.? I've heard a lot of rumors about Marissa being killed off.

Answer: Unless I've been royally foiled, yes, it's a man who's placed in the life-or-death situation. And as I told you last week, I, too, have heard those Mischa/Marissa rumors, although I don't believe they're killing her off.