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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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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Sophie 'Nana' Cohen: Your father doesn't know me as well as he thinks he does.
Seth: Well you're the one who doesn't want to stick around so whose fault is that.
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Beware of the Nana!
13 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The morning after Marissa found out about her mother and Luke sleeping together, she has disappeared. Nana Cohen arrives! She is a bit earlier than expected, and everyone seems terrified. But then, she is unexpectedly kind and gives everyone, even California, a warm greeting.realizes that Marissa must be in Chino with Theresa. He goes, and there she is. Summer does everything in her power to impress Seth and his Nana. Back in Chino, Ryan is trying to convince Marissa to come back home. The Nana announces that she has lung cancer and only a few months to live. Luke shows up at Theresa's engagement party and gets slapped by Marissa.Kirsten tells Sophie that she has a choice to make- to die or to try and get better, so she can spend time to be in the family again.The night before dinner, Sophie tells Sandy that she admires what he has done for Ryan. She tells him that she is leaving the next morning to seek treatment for her disease. Ryan and Marissa come over and reunite with Seth and Summer, and the group joins the family for their Passover dinner.

This episode is about the importance of not running away and facing your problems.

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