The O.C.: Season 3, Episode 9

The Disconnect (8 Dec. 2005)

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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... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea C. Pearson ...
Lily (as Andrea Pearson)
Jeff Granzow
Brown Representative
Kesler Casimir ...
Door Man


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 with investors for Newport Group, and covers for Matt when he slacks off during a night on the town. Written by Anonymous

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The film Johnny and Marissa are watching is Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and the scene playing is the one where the three "rebels" are in the empty mansion's empty pool, which is like, in a lot of ways, when Marissa, Ryan and Seth were in the model home, near the empty pool. See more »


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The Disconnect (#3.9)
18 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Summer gets a 2300 SAT and now has a chance for good school as well. so now her and Seth are competing for Brown. Sandy's young colleague is dumped by his girlfriend for taking his job and goes to a strip club instead of working on the meeting. Sandy fires him but gives a chance when his friend speaks for him. And Johnny tells Marissa that he loves her. Julie gets a date out of the business

Summer having a 2300 SAT? Oh well, sometimes weird things happen. And it is good in this show as their story in this episode was absolutely hilarious.

Oh Julie, how much I love her. Her business ideas, with stripping maids and high class dating service were some great comedy. She is sure special.

The story with Matt was kind of weird when Sandy was mad at him for going to strip club. Of course ruining the meeting was bad but Sandy actually said that the strip club was worse. How prude! And he was also pretty rude to the stripper. But it was great that they showed her as somebody who went to university and dances for law school

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