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 Ryan and Teresa are in the car giving each other a goodbye kiss, Teresa holds up a newspaper with two hands to cover their faces. In the next shot she is holding it up with only one hand. 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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References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »


I Care 4 U
Written by Rashad Haughton
Produced by Tim Mosley
Performed by Aaliyah
Courtesy of Blackground Records
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The Goodbye Girl (#1.21)
7 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Anna says that she is leaving back to Pittsburgh. Seth is all worried she is going away because of him and wants to stop her. But she ends up leaving anyways. Ryan dates Theresa but there is controversy with Eddie and at the end she leaves. Luke and Julie are having their little affair and keep on getting almost caught all the time.

Even though I am sad to see Anna leave, I like how they did it. The scene between her and Seth at the airport was very sweet, and I liked how now he was thinking about her a lot. They also did it well with Theresa leaving. It as obvious both girls couldn't stay but at least it wasn't Ryan leaving her behind again.

And I want more of Luke and Julie!!!!

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