The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 5

The Outsider (2 Sep. 2003)

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Ryan takes a job at the Crab Shack diner where a co-worker, named Donnie, might mean bad news for the Newport kids when he takes Ryan and Seth out to party queen Holly Fischer's parties ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Donnie (as Paul Wasilewski)
Kimberly Oja ...
Taryn Baker (as Kim Oja)
Ashley Hartman ...
Crowbar Kid (as Robert Guthrie)


Ryan takes a job at the Crab Shack diner where a co-worker, named Donnie, might mean bad news for the Newport kids when he takes Ryan and Seth out to party queen Holly Fischer's parties where drugs and alcohol flow freely. Ryan asks Marissa out on a date, and when Luke again tries to intervene, Donnie decides to take matters in his own hands when he tries to starve off Luke... with a gun. Meanwhile, Sandy attempts to help Jimmy sort out his life, and gives him some bad news that be may go to jail for his unauthorized loans to cover his tracks. Also, Julie reveals a long-held secret to Kirsten about her past. Written by Anonymous

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Donny keeps calling Luke (Chris Carmack) "Abercrombie & Fitch". This is an inside joke because Carmack's biggest credit before 'The O.C.' was being an Abercrombie & Fitch model. See more »


In the scene after Ryan and Marissa jump in the pool, they both go to the pool house to dry off. Ryan is drying off Marissa and some of her hair can be seen hanging in front of her face. In the next shot it is brushed back behind her ear, then in her face again and back to being brushed behind her ear, continuing on between the two shots. See more »


Jimmy Cooper: Are we old? Cause if I didn't know better, I'd swear I was still 16.
Sandy: Oh, I'm still 22. It was the best year of my life.
Jimmy Cooper: Why 22?
Sandy: It's when I met Kirsten... And why 16?
Jimmy Cooper: It's when I met Kirsten.
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The Outsider (#1.5)
30 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this episode Kirsten goes with other women on a trip. Sandy helps Jimmy with his legal issues and they have some men time together. Marissa and Ryan have a sort of a date. And Ryan has a job where he is with a guy from his old neighborhood. Seth gets invited to one of their parties and brings that guy to a party where he has a fight with Luke and it gets ugly.

This episode was alright. It was mainly nice to see the whole Jimmy story develop and see the complication of his relationships. Him and Sandy having good time together was pretty good as well. Lets see what Julie's decision will be.

The whole part with the gun was actually well done. I actually expected it to end worse

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