When Marissa and Summer run into Grady Bridges, the star of Summer's favorite TV series "The Valley", he invites them and their friends to a party in Los Angeles and they accept. Meanwhile,... See full summary »


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When Marissa and Summer run into Grady Bridges, the star of Summer's favorite TV series "The Valley", he invites them and their friends to a party in Los Angeles and they accept. Meanwhile, Ryan and Seth discover the romantic connection between Luke and Marissa's mother in which Ryan persuades Luke to break it off before Marissa finds out. During the L.A. party, Grady tries to woo Summer away from Seth, who gets an eyeful of a wealthy socialite lady, while Ryan and Marissa run into Hailey Nichol whom is now working as a stripper and they call upon Jimmy for help. Back in Newport, Sandy and Jimmy approach Caleb to ask for his help to arrange a get-together for some of Newport Group's wealthy business elite to get funds to open their own restaurant. Written by Anonymous

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24 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Hailey is wearing a curly hair piece in this episode while dancing on the pole then when she was finished dancing she took the hair piece off to show her straight hair again. See more »


When Haley is seen at the club dancing, her hair is curled. When she's leaving the club her hair is straightened. See more »


Seth Cohen: I heard this terrible music and I knew it could only be self-absorbed actors with musical instruments.
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Road Leads Where It's Led
Performed by The Secret Machines
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The L.A. (#1.22)
7 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Summer and Marissa run into a guy from "The Valley" and he invites them to the party in LA. Ryan also sees Luke with Julie and tells him to break up with her fast. At the party they meet Hailey working as a stripper and Ryan of course tells it to the Cohens. They get kicked out from the party but bring her back. Luke breaks up with Julie but Marissa still finds out.

Well I never watched The Valley so parts about the people from the show got lost on me. Was fun to see Paris Hilton though and saying that she is in grad school.

Ryan really is one of my least favorite characters. And he sure is annoying in this episode. Why is everything his business? He is just an annoying party pooper who ruins everyone's fun. Including ours by breaking Luke and Julie apart. And him ratting Hailey out was despicable. She is an adult and he is a nobody. Too bad they will make it on the show as if he is some hero saving everyone.

Best parts once again were Luke and Julie. Him hiding outside trying to talk to her was too funny. And I am happy Marissa found out

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