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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 persuaded to attend despite knowing her bad reputation. Meanwhile, Johnny's surfing career takes an unfortunate twist when he gets hit by a moving car in a parking lot, and the doctor's diagnosis is that he may not be able to surf again to his injured left leg. Also, Julie finally reveals to Kirsten the secret about the departed Charlotte when she's finally evicted from Charlotte's townhouse and is forced to move into a ... Written by Anonymous

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1 December 2005 (USA)  »

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The Game Plan (#3.8)
18 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is time to apply for colleges. Seth and Summer both want into different sides of the country. Taylor suggests to Summer that their relationship won't survive and wants to go after Seth. But as she sees how upset Summer is she gives her an idea how to be close to Seth. Marissa feels she won't get into college. Johnny suggests her she may take time off, Ryan is mad and comes to his surfing contest to fight with Marissa. Johnny ends up being hit by a car. Marissa decides she should try to take a chance and Sandy's friend from Berkley overhears their conversation and suggests they both apply there. In the meantime Julie tells Kirsten about Charlotte and first Kirsten is mad that Julie wanted to participate but then she realizes that Julie didn't go through with the scam out of friendship to her and suggests being business partners.

This is more of a feel good episode than the most that have happened lately. And I actually liked it as well as the characters who usually annoy me. I felt bad for Marissa and Ryan and their worries about future. What they said was pretty moving.

Was also great to see the little twist in the friendship of Taylor and Summer. This could be fun if we get to see more Taylor now. Was cute how she suggested Summer to watch polish movies. As if!.

And it is nice how it went between Julie and Kirsten. Although now I wonder what will be the drama if they are all so happy together. Something has to happen, OC can't be just happy

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