The O.C. (2003–2007)
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The Avengers 

During the last days of summer before college, Seth is working at a comic book store in Newport. Ryan has problems dealing with the issues of the past and pushes himself with his new job. ... See full summary »


Ian Toynton


Josh Schwartz (created by), Mark Fish (show staff writer) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Autumn Reeser ... Taylor Townsend
Willa Holland ... Kaitlin Cooper
Chris Pratt ... Ché
Michael Nouri ... Dr. Neil Roberts
Paula Trickey ... Veronica Townsend
Kimberly Oja Kimberly Oja ... Taryn Baker (as Kim Oja)
Channon Roe ... Jake
Wayne Dalglish ... Brad Ward
Corey Price Corey Price ... Eric Ward


During the last days of summer before college, Seth is working at a comic book store in Newport. Ryan has problems dealing with the issues of the past and pushes himself with his new job. Kirsten is preparing Ryan a "care package" but neither she nor Seth can persuade Ryan to come home since he moved out after Marissa's sudden death. At Brown University, Summer settles into her new dorm room with new friend and roommate Che,who's an activist who wants to rally the students for a protest. Taylor phones Summer from the Sorbonne in Paris to ask about her current living status. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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English | French

Release Date:

2 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first episode of "The O.C." that Chris Pratt has starred in, aptly titled "The Avengers". He plays Peter Quill aka Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). He will feature in Avengers - Infinity War (2018), which makes him part of the Avengers. See more »


Ryan: [meeting at Marisa's Grave Site] Thanks for meeting me.
Julie: I'm here every day.
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References The Avengers (1961) See more »


Running Up That Hill
Written by Kate Bush
Performed by Placebo
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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4 November 2006 | by hottielife247See all my reviews

Once a hit t.v. show, the OC really lost viewers throughout the duration of season 3. People didn't enjoy the story lines, the new characters, and of course the final outcome: the death of Marissa Cooper. I thought the Avengers was a truly fabulous episode. Every bit of it was excellent. It's good that it takes place 5 months after so there isn't much grieving. Except, from Ryan and Julie.

Although the first episode didn't seem very "oc-ish", Josh Schwartz (the creator) said the first four episodes are about Ryan moving on. After that, the OC will go back to the comedy and the dramatic story lines we all know and love.

Even though Marissa Cooper was a main character on the show, the show hasn't failed or died AT ALL. The two new series regulars, Taylor Townsend (Autumn Reeser) and Kaitlin Cooper (Willa Holland), have definitely brought a new dynamic to the show. Taylor is hilarious and Kaitlin is the new generation of the OC at age 15. The cast is still amazing without Marissa (Mischa Barton) and I think viewers should give season 4 a chance. Once you see the first episode, the Avengers, I promise you'll be satisfied.

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