The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 7

The Escape (16 Sep. 2003)

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Ryan, Seth, Marissa and Summer plan an end-of-summer trip down to Tijuana, Mexico (aka: the TJ). Luke wants to tag along with them to try to get back together with Marissa, but she later ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Ashley Hartman ...


Ryan, Seth, Marissa and Summer plan an end-of-summer trip down to Tijuana, Mexico (aka: the TJ). Luke wants to tag along with them to try to get back together with Marissa, but she later changes her mind about him when she catches Luke making the moves on Holly Fischer. Back in Newport, Jimmy has plans of his own to get out of his financial and legal problems, which don't sit well with Marissa or Julie. Sandy gets a new job at a large prestigious law firm, which Kirsten can't understand why. Written by Anonymous

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When Seth and Summer are in the diner, Seth pushes the plate of toast closer to Summer so that she could have some. In the next shot the plate is back to where it originally was, closer to Seth. See more »


[Seth and Summer get in the same bed]
Summer: [glares] You make a move, I rip out your jugular.
Seth: Oh, hey, pillow talk.
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References JAG (1995) See more »


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Written by Benjamin Gibbard
Performed by Death Cab for Cutie
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The Escape (#1.7)
31 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Now they are going to Tijuana for vacation at the end of summer. Jimmy is also getting divorced and doesn't tell it to Marissa, but then he calls her and tells that he is going to live as they get divorced. She is upset but then stays with the rest and sees Luke making out with another girl. So she takes pills to die.

A pretty good episode. It didn't make sense to me why Marissa was mad at Ryan but I really liked her acting when taking those pills and getting sick. Great scene.

Actually most did good acting, including Tate Donovan and Rachel Bilson. I am also curious how it will go now

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