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Season 3

8 Sep. 2005
The Aftermath
Ryan and Marissa deal with the aftermath of Trey's shooting. Kirsten meets Charlotte at rehab.
 
15 Sep. 2005
The Shape of Things to Come
The new dean of Harbor School wants to expel Ryan and Marissa. Summer fights with Taylor over being Social Chair. Kirsten worries about leaving rehab.
 
22 Sep. 2005
The End of Innocence
Caleb's will is read. Ryan and Marissa are told to stay apart.
 
29 Sep. 2005
The Last Waltz
Marissa struggles with attending new public high school Newport Union, and her new friends, Johnny; his girlfriend Cassey; and their nerd friend Chili, all of whom make Ryan slightly jealous. Meanwhile, Charlotte's ruse is up when she learns that Kirsten did not inherit any money from Caleb. But Charlotte's con-artist boyfriend, Glen, forces her to go ahead with their scam to rip off Kristen anyway. Julie's mansion get repossessed, leaving her with nothing but a broken heart. Also, Taylor sets into motion a crafty power play in planning Harbor High's Homecoming Dance ...
 
3 Nov. 2005
The Perfect Storm
Ryan decides to not return to school, and makes a decision to take a job as a fisherman which Sandy reluctantly accepts. Marissa turns to her new friends, Johnny, Casey, and Chili, to help her with Ryan's situation when he tells her that he's leaving down on a fishing trawler for a few months at sea. Meanwhile, Summer and Seth team up to try to reveal the romantic tryst between the nasty Dean Hess and conniving Taylor. When Sandy learns about this, he uses his legal skills and poker-face tactics to play hardball with Dean Hess to let Ryan back at Harbor High, while ...
 
10 Nov. 2005
The Swells
Marissa continues to hang out at the beach to watch Johnny's surfing skills, where she discovers some secrets about Johnny that Ryan lacks; about being involved in a shooting years back. But Casey becomes jealous about Marissa hanging out with Johnny, and seeks some companionship with Johnny's rival, a vicious gang member and rival surfer named Kevin Volchok. Meanwhile, Charlotte convinces Kirsten to help her and Julie throw a charity event while Charlotte plot to steal all the donations and skip town. But when Julie discovers Charlotte's scam and her plot to frame ...
 
17 Nov. 2005
The Anger Management
While the gang makes plans to go to the the Bait Shop to see the band, The Subways perform, Taylor's continuing meddling with wooing Seth causes a major rift between him and Summer. Marissa, determined to end the potentially explosive rift between Ryan and the vicious, violent-tempered Volchok, does whatever it takes to watch out for Ryan to make sure he does not fall back into his old ways. Meanwhile, Matt Ramsey, Sandy's new Newport Group partner, goes above and beyond the call of duty when he learns he has to cut Newport Group staff. Also, Charlotte's plan to rip ...
 
1 Dec. 2005
The Game Plan
Ryan, Summer, Seth, and Marissa think about what they'd like to do with their lives as they compile their college applications, but they run across several obstacles. Seth decides against going to Berkley in San Francisco, and decides on Brown University, but cannot bring himself to tell his father. Summer wants to attend a college in Arizona, but when she sees Seth wants to move to a college back east, she decides to attend, only to run into Taylor whom takes the sole remaining application to Brown. Ryan does not know where he might go to college, while Marissa is ...
 
8 Dec. 2005
The Disconnect
Marissa visits Johnny at his house after his accident to see how he is doing and meets his friendly nurse mother Gwen where she tries to help Johnny get an operation for his leg injury, but they cannot afford the high medical costs. Elsewhere, Summer and Seth try to join school extracurricular activities as part of their personal quests to be different. Meanwhile, Julie and Kirsten get a contract for their new catering business where Julie latches onto a potential client. Also, Ryan learns more about Matt Ramsey when he tags along with him and Sandy when they meet ...
 
15 Dec. 2005
The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah
Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer raise money for Johnny's surgery by throwing Ryan a Bar Mitzvah.
 
12 Jan. 2006
The Safe Harbor
Ryan, Seth, and Summer plot to get Marissa back into Harbor School.
 
19 Jan. 2006
The Sister Act
Trouble brews for the gang when Marissa's younger sister, Kaitlin Cooper (whom is even more devious and amoral then Julie), arrives in Newport for a visit from her Montecito boarding school. Julie is finally forced to tell the truth about her living condition to Kaitlin and Marissa. Within a matter of hours, Kaitlin has hit upon Johnny and tries to get him and Marissa together despite knowing that she's still dating Ryan. Soon, some of Kaitlin's problems follow her to Newport involving her drug-dealing boyfriend Justin, and she fibs a lot to Ryan and Marissa about her...
 
26 Jan. 2006
The Pot Stirrer
While Marissa does all she can to get to know Kaitlin better, she just stirs up more trouble for the gang as she prepares to celebrate her 15th birthday. Meanwhile, Sandy encourages Seth about college, but Seth finds a better alternative, thanks to Kaitlin. Sandy and Matt work together to secure a contract for Newport's new hospital. Also, Julie continues her quest to put her family back together again by trowing a birthday party at Dr. Roberts house.
 
2 Feb. 2006
The Cliffhanger
Summer discovers the truth about Seth's pot smoking, while Sandy and Matt encounter an obstacle with their hospital project. Meanwhile, Kirsten and Julie take their matchmaking business a little too far, causing Julie to go into hiding. Marissa finally tells Johnny how she truly feels and Kaitlin wonders which "Cooper" Johnny really likes. When Johnny and Kaitlin head to the beach for some partying and drinking, Johnny loses it and finds himself at the edge of reason, and of a 100-foot cliff.
 
9 Feb. 2006
The Heavy Lifting
In the aftermath of Johnny's untimely death, the gang tries to sort out their problems and face the reality of the situation. Johnny's cousin, Sadie Campbell, arrives in Newport for the funeral. Ryan helps her move into Johnny's house and they to try to get rid of the nasty Kevin Volchok, causing Ryan to question his relationship with Marissa. Meanwhile, Kaitlin's winter break is over, meaning that she must return to her boarding school, just as she gets close to her family. Kaitlin has mixed feelings about going back to school with Justin, but also leaving the ...
 
9 Mar. 2006
The Road Warrior
Summer asks Julie and Kirsten, via their matchmaking company, to find a woman for her father. However, the pesky Taylor discovers Julie and Dr. Roberts having dinner, and she naturally tells Summer and Seth, who learn about the romantic attraction between Julie and Summer's father. Meanwhile, Ryan goes on a road trip to help Sadie find her trouble-ridden Uncle Jack, Johnny's father, to collect some late child support payments. Marissa is yet again involved in another police investigation involving Johnny's death, and she and Ryan break up, leading to Volchok to make ...
 
16 Mar. 2006
The Journey
It's Ryan's 18th b-day and the Cohens decide to throw him a party at the Bait shop. Ryan wonders about if he should invite Marissa or not, trying not to give her the wrong idea. Meanwhile, Summer confronts Julie about her knowing Julie and Dr.Roberts' fling. Julie then confronts Marissa about it, and surprisingly Marissa is OK with it. While Marissa tries to get over her break-up with Ryan, Kevin Volchek seems to keep being in the way, and Matt has to rescue her from Volchek's attempt for a talk.Ryan and Sadie gets closer. Marissa looks for Volchek to apologize to him...
 
23 Mar. 2006
The Undertow
Ryan has problems opening up to Sadie about his problems, which takes a turn when Jess Sathes, Trey's former self-destructive girlfriend, returns and asks Ryan for help to get rid of a possessive boyfriend of hers, as well as to talk about where Trey is currently. Meanwhile, Henry Griffin drops by the Newport Group to talk to Sandy about his problem with keeping Matt on the team after learning of his breakup with Maya. Taylor helps Seth and Summer deal with their couple problems by tricking them into meeting together to talk. Also, Marissa shows weakness towards ...
 
30 Mar. 2006
The Secrets and Lies
Julie and Dr. Roberts return from their cruise at sea and announce their engagement, leading to fireworks from both Summer and Marissa when Julie moves out of her trailer and into Dr. Roberts' house. Meanwhile, Marissa seeks solace with Volchok and his bad company surfer friends which causes a riff between her and Summer. Ryan tries to move on by dating Sadie, but finds himself not over Marissa. Seeing the specter of Marissa hanging over Ryan, Sadie decides to leave Newport to move back to Portland without saying goodbye to Ryan. Kirsten surprises Seth with a night ...
 
6 Apr. 2006
The Day After Tomorrow
When college acceptance and rejection letters are received, the kids must consider what path they are going to follow. Summer is accepted into Brown University, whereas Seth is not. Not wanting to hold back Summer from such an grand opportunity, Seth lies by telling Summer and everyone that he got accepted into Brown, and begins to treat Summer badly. Ryan and Sadie try to decide what Ryan will do after high school when he is accepted into Berkeley. Marissa is also accepted into Berkely, but does not know if she wants to leave Newport. Meanwhile, Sandy tries to ...
 
13 Apr. 2006
The Dawn Patrol
Ryan visits his mom and Seth declines his love for Summer.
 
20 Apr. 2006
The College Try
It's time for Marissa, Summer, Seth and Ryan to visit colleges and former character's make unexpected appearances. Meanwhile in Newport, Julie is planning a party for Dr. Roberts and Kirsten and Sandy make their feud public at the hospital benefit.
 
27 Apr. 2006
The Party Favor
During planning for Harbor High's senior prom, Seth tries to convince Summer to accompany him. But she is still mad at him over the Anna Stern incident at Brown and refuses to listen to any explanation. Taylor arranges a date for Summer with the rock star Big Korea, the cousin of Taylor's Korean boyfriend Ho. Therefore, Seth's date for the prom is the visiting Anna, who gives him advice on how he can win back Summer. Ryan's date is Theresa, who tries to explain why she lied to him two years ago about having a miscarriage, while Marissa's date is Volchok, who causes a ...
 
4 May 2006
The Man of the Year
Sandy is voted "Man of the Year" by Riviera magazine due to his work for the hospital, but at the same time is having some trouble with the law for his connections to Henry Griffin when Mr. Griffin's mob connections are made public. Although Seth is happily back together with Summer, he is not out of sorrow: His mom struggles with alcoholism again and Sandy finds out that Seth lied about being accepted into Brown University. Meanwhile, Marissa visits Kaitlin at her posh boarding school, who needs her help to get out of trouble with another student. After Ryan brought ...
 
18 May 2006
The Graduates
On graduation day, Marissa is leaving to be with her dad, but Vollchek has feelings for her and is angry at Ryan.
 

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