The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 21

The Goodbye Girl (3 Mar. 2004)

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When Anna announces that she is leaving Newport to go back to her home in Pittsburgh, Seth feels guilt-ridden for he way he treated her. Meanwhile, trouble brews for both Caleb and Kristen ... See full summary »


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Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)


When Anna announces that she is leaving Newport to go back to her home in Pittsburgh, Seth feels guilt-ridden for he way he treated her. Meanwhile, trouble brews for both Caleb and Kristen at the Newport Group over their legal funds, and Sandy tries to help them out. Luke finds that his secret romance with Julie is getting harder to keep a secret. Also, Theresa brings a lot of trouble for herself and Ryan from Chino when her boyfriend, Eddie, shows up, making Ryan slightly jealous and worried about Theresa's well being. Written by Anonymous

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When Seth receives Ana's letter the ink is washed away by water. He asks Summer what she thinks it says in the first sentence but in the next shot, Seth is pointing to the bottom of the letter. See more »


Seth: [trying not to cry] Anna, wait a second. What am I going to do without you? Who am I going to play Jenga with? You're so wise and all your sage wisdom, what am I going to do without that?
Anna: [smiles] Confidence, Cohen.
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Bye Bye Anna!
12 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Anna announces that she is leaving Newport to go back to Pittsburgh, which leaves Seth feeling saddened and guilt-ridden. Legal troubles brew for Caleb and Kirsten while Sandy works to solve them. Luke and Julie's secret romance is getting harder to contain, and Theresa brings a bit of trouble from Chino to the O.C.

....In this episode Ryan and Teresa are trying to make their relationship work after the kiss,by deciding if Teresa will stay in Newport.Caleb is crowned Newports Man of The Year and has a gigantic party thrown in his honor.Seth has a major freak-out after he learns of Anna's plans to leave Newport, but after hearing her reasons he starts to rethink his ways. Teresa's ex boyfriend Eddie returns from Chino and causes a fight with Ryan right in the middle of Calebs Party, there is punching( as always with Ryanand the fists of Fury).Seth decides He needs to let Anna go and they share a tearful goodbye at the airport.Best Quote of the episode, belongs to Ryan..Seth to Ryan: know what i mean? Ryan:Hardly ever...Lol classic....

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