The ABC's of love. When Alex wants to spend time with her ex, Seth says "X" must make room for "I" and "U." But there's something Seth doesn't know. Julie has a makeover idea for the Newport Group.



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Seth is thrown when Alex's ex arrives in town for a visit, and is even more thrown when he finds out who it is: a young woman named Jodie. Meanwhile, Julie has a plan to try and save The Newport Group: a ego-driven magazine called 'Newport Living' which to Sandy and Caleb's surprise, might actually work. Lindsay sticks out when she joins Summer and Marissa for a girls night out at the Bait Shop, and soon falls victim to Marissa's self-destructive lifestyle of drinking. At the same time, Ryan, Seth and Zach contemplate playing it safe on a guys' night in. But nothing ever goes as planned when they end up at the Bait Shop, and Ryan goes for a swim after mistakingly thinking a drunk Lindsey has fallen into the sea in which he blames Marissa for encouraging her to drink. Written by Anonymous

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20 January 2005 (USA)  »

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The Ex-Factor (#2.9)
13 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There is lots of drama in town within the couples: Alex's ex is in town and she is a girl, it is Zach and Summer's 6 month anniversary and she is not too enthusiastic, and Lindsay is a bit intimidated by Marissa. So they have a guys night out and a girls night out but then they intersect and there is more trouble happening.

A pretty good episode. So much is happening and well performed. Alex is indeed a fun character, always something like that with her. Also liked the final moment between her and Marissa, I didn't expect them hooking up but one can see that they both thought of it in this time when looking at each other.

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