The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 23

The Nana (31 Mar. 2004)

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Sandy's overbearing and obnoxious mother, Sofia "the Nana" Cohen, arrives in Newport Beach to celebrate Passover, but she also brings not only her unattainable attitude, but some bad news ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
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Sandy's overbearing and obnoxious mother, Sofia "the Nana" Cohen, arrives in Newport Beach to celebrate Passover, but she also brings not only her unattainable attitude, but some bad news that she's dying from cancer. Meanwhile, Ryan searches for Marissa who has gone missing after inadvertently learning about her mother and Luke, and Ryan finds her in the most unexpected of places: at Theresa's house in Chino. Also, Summer tries to impress the Nana by knowing the traditions of Judeaisum, while Jimmy and Hailey take a step forward with their own newfound romance. Written by Anonymous

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Sandy: Who's coming to the airport with me?
[everyone ignores him]
Sandy: Seth?
[Seth points to Ryan]
Sandy: Ryan? You're not ready for the Nana. No-one's ever ready for the Nana. That woman is scary.
Sophie 'Nana' Cohen: [off camera] Hello?
Sandy: Can't be.
Sophie 'Nana' Cohen: The door's wide open. A person could walk in here and kill us all.
Seth: It is. It's the Nana.
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Performed by Chris Murray
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The Nana (#1.23)
7 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sandy's mom comes over and everyone is afraid of her but she acts so nice. Turns out that this is because she has cancer and they now all have to deal with it. Ryan figures out that Marissa is with Theresa and comes to pick her up, arriving right at their engagement party. Jimmy and Hailey start dating.

Again, I can't stand Ryan, the best part of the episode was him being kicked to the ground. Marissa is annoying too, not even sure why she has any right to be mad about other people's sex lives. And Ryan figuring out where Marissa is was just ridiculous.

The story with Nana is not so bad, pretty interesting and good acting involved. Am also happy to see Jimmy and Hailey moving further, they can get pretty interesting

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