The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 16

The Links (14 Jan. 2004)

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Oliver plans a new trip for the group by inviting them to Palm Springs for the weekend to play golf and travel around. But things don't go well for everyone, except for Oliver when his ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Tom Willington


Oliver plans a new trip for the group by inviting them to Palm Springs for the weekend to play golf and travel around. But things don't go well for everyone, except for Oliver when his erratic behavior begins showing itself to Ryan and Luke, but Marissa brushes it off as just playful behavior. But when Ryan tries to tell Marissa that Oliver is not what he appears to be, he gets left out in the cold. Summer tries to plant herself into a "friendship" with Seth and Anna leading to a competition of wills over both of them. Meanwhile in Newport, Jimmy and Sandy decide to go into business together of opening their own restaurant while Caleb and Julie return from a two-month vacation in Europe. Also, Kirsten and Hailey continue to butt heads over Hailey's irresponsible behavior leading her to finally move out of the Cohen household. Written by Anonymous

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Summer says that maybe she'll put a dead frog in Seth's X-Men underoos. This is a reference to the fact that in real life Adam Brody put a dead frog in one Rachel Bilson's gift box (it was her birthday) from when they were filming "The Heights". It was from the dissecting scene, and she didn't find it until later on that day. See more »


When Anna and Seth lie in bed talking about being old, Anna holds a piece of wooden puzzle, and the puzzle itself is between them, not so tall and finished. However, when Summer enters the room and ruins the puzzle with her bag, it appears that it's perfectly and absolutely finished, and much taller than the previous scene (before Summer comes). See more »


Marissa Cooper: So, clearly, you're okay with being just friends with Seth.
Summer Roberts: Mhmm, clearly.
Marissa Cooper: I was being sarcastic.
Summer Roberts: So was I - which we never were until Cohen showed up and taught us all irony.
Summer Roberts: Jackass.
Marissa Cooper: Look, Summ, if it's this hard being around him, then why go? Why do this to yourself?
Summer Roberts: Because, Coop, I told them I was okay with it. I told them I was fine just being their friend. I have a reputation to uphold.
[pause; Marissa nods]
Summer Roberts: And, I can't sabotage the trip if I'm not there.
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Oliver causes more trouble between Ryan and Marissa
9 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Oliver plans a trip for the gang, but things don't go as well as everyone might have hoped- except for Oliver of course. Summer really plants herself into "friendship" within Anna and Seth's relationship. Jimmy and Sandy decide to go into business together. Caleb and Julie return from Europe, and Hailey and Kirsten butt heads. Ryan finds himself in the cold.

This episode is more like "The third wheel, part 2"; Anna begins realizing that she is the third wheel, she's more of a sister to Seth, then a girlfriend. Oliver begins to show his true face, while Marissa is the only one that doesn't notice.

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