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 »


Ryan: I don't play golf.
Seth: Not true buddy. You just don't play well.
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The Links (#1.16)
6 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Oliver invites everyone to Palm Springs. He sure has a plan to get Marissa and even pretends to taking pills to make her worried about him. Summer doesn't leave Seth and Anna alone. Kirsten makes Caleb cut Hailey off and she decides to leave. Sandy and Jimmy decide to go into restaurant business together.

The story lines are a bit boring right now. I don't care much about the whole Marissa Oliver thing. I find the whole thing with Seth and his women just sad. They are probably trying to have him end up with Summer and it is just impossible to like that as she is just a stupid, nasty bimbo that is hard to root for.

Kirsten is annoying as well. Having daddy give you a house and let you work for him is not the same thing as having career and being independent, so she should get a stick out of her ass. Hailey is way greater than her.

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