The O.C.
Ryan wants to be a lover, not a fighter. Julie Cooper-Nichol finally takes care of Seven of Nine. And Seth and Summer are shown doing more than just supporting their best friends. I want to know what you guys think of Terrible Taylor. I'm so having this semi-like, semi-hate relationship with her. I know we're supposed to feel bad for her because her mother's so nasty, but she's nasty, too. I can chalk some of it up to poor-self-esteem issues but at the end of the day, how can one girl be so incredibly annoying? Do you guys know anyone like TT? Actually, I do. Sad, but true.

It looks like PsychoCharlotte underestimated Julie Cooper-Nichol. I'm glad the doormat version is gone and the real slim shady is back. Hopefully Orange County is now down a wannabe JC-N. But if Jeri Ryan's presence on the show resulted in the return of the society gal we just love, love, love to hate, then great. And I'm beyond happy that Sandy and Kirsten are Sandy and Kirsten again, complete with pep talks and great chemistry.

What to say about Ryan and Marissa? Sigh. Well, the two didn't break up in this episode. That's something. Ryan didn't give in to the dark side when it came to that bully, the Angry Surfer. Of course, Marissa sorta got herself kidnapped. Am I the only one that kept thinking of

Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man when Ryan vented his frustration on that punching bag? I am? But at least Ryan showed more emotion in that one scene than in the last two and a half years combined.