The O.C. (2003–2007)
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The End's Not Near, It's Here 

Six months after the trauma of the Newport earthquake, Ryan and the rest of the Cohens struggle with their living arrangements in the aftermath of the destruction of their house. Both Ryan ... See full summary »


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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
Kevin Sorbo ... Frank Atwood
Gary Grubbs ... Gordon Bullit
Brandon Quinn ... Spencer Bullit
Todd Sherry ... Todd
Jim Pirri ... Patrick
Daniel Graves ... Justice of the Peace
David Paluck ... Inspector


Six months after the trauma of the Newport earthquake, Ryan and the rest of the Cohens struggle with their living arrangements in the aftermath of the destruction of their house. Both Ryan and Taylor struggle with their feelings for each other despite knowing that they have nothing in common. Seth feels he's keeping Summer back from her activist work programs, but does not want to let go of her. Meanwhile, Julie, whom is now three months pregnant herself, is planning her upcoming wedding to Gordon Bullit, but Kaitlin realizes that she is not over Frank Atwood. Seth and Ryan visit the old house that Sandy and Kirsten lived in before there move to Newport Beach. When they pressure Sandy and Kirsten to visit their old house, where a gay couple now resides there, Kirsten happens to go into labor, and soon, Julie's wedding becomes the scene of the place. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

22 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several details in the final montage indicate that Seth and Summer have a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, including the canopy (chuppah) under which they get married, the yarmulkes that Seth and Ryan both wear, and the glass that Seth steps on at the end of the vows. See more »


Ryan's Jeep Wrangler got destroyed in ep. 4.14 - during the earthquake the huge concrete lamp fell on it while Seth and Summer were escaping. In this episode, Ryan used it in few scenes. See more »


Summer: I told Seth I wouldn't watch 'Briefcase or no briefcase' until he got home, so I'm reading about The Valley.
Taylor Townsend: Oh my God, that show's still on?
Summer: Just got picked up for five more seasons. You know, these teen dramas they just run forever.
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References The Da Vinci Code (2006) See more »


Life is a Song
Written & Performed by Patrick Park
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goodbye O.C.
1 February 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Too much crammed into this one. Clearly they tried to make up for being cancelled by condensing everything into this short space. It doesn't really work, but I won't complain too much.

Everybody's on about the boy at the end. Much ado about that. While the memory of Marissa wasn't properly presented in the Fourth Season. Come on, people, THE O.C. without Marissa Cooper would have been like cornflakes without the milk. I am glad there was that final tribute to her, the locket, and the drive-past scene (that one got me, I mean, tears!!)... But the most unsatisfactory thing about Season Four was that too little was shown about Ryan grieving the loss of Marissa.

Then again, it's dumb Ryan, shucks, episode after episode I began belittling him, good thing it ended, I developed zero tolerance for that cold bore, what with his every-day-at-the- barber short short hair and his obvious lack of affection for cute if crazy Taylor.

I have mixed emotions of the show.

Mischa Barton, the best. Willa Holland, very, very good. Autumn Reeser, unexpected, did her very best, had tough competition's memory to live up to, amazingly succeeded.

As for Sandy and Kirsten, they truly are worthy of being ranked as famous lovers. They made a most wonderful Mom and Dad. They were THE TV couple. No, they were THE film couple. They made marriage romantic. That one's coming from RavenGlamDVDCollector, it is some compliment.

Seth and Summer, Captain Oats and Princess Sparkle. There were moments.

A very, very special mention to Melinda Clarke. From the beginning, I said something like "I'm glad that they didn't make her a cardboard character." And then she landed up in a trailer park and in-between all the trailer trash jokes (that guy who cooked pigeons) she found her humanity and the producers saw how good M.C. was at comedy and the rest is history. Of course her early years on THE O.C. was a practice run for Amanda, her later incarnation in NIKITA, but that's another story. Suffice to say, her shares rose with me every episode.

The one I will really miss: super-cute Willa Holland. Oh, big sigh. What a find she was! Lived up to being Marissa Cooper's sister. Worthy, super-worthy.

The final word: Marissa should not have been written out of THE O.C. It should have been Marissa + Kaitlin + Taylor in the final season.

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