The O.C.: Season 3, Episode 5

The Perfect Storm (3 Nov. 2005)

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Ryan decides to not return to school, and makes a decision to take a job as a fisherman which Sandy reluctantly accepts. Marissa turns to her new friends, Johnny, Casey, and Chili, to help ... See full summary »



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Ryan decides to not return to school, and makes a decision to take a job as a fisherman which Sandy reluctantly accepts. Marissa turns to her new friends, Johnny, Casey, and Chili, to help her with Ryan's situation when he tells her that he's leaving down on a fishing trawler for a few months at sea. Meanwhile, Summer and Seth team up to try to reveal the romantic tryst between the nasty Dean Hess and conniving Taylor. When Sandy learns about this, he uses his legal skills and poker-face tactics to play hardball with Dean Hess to let Ryan back at Harbor High, while Seth and Summer confront Taylor. Also, Charlotte finds out about Julie's downfall (now living at a flea-bag motel) and uses this to recruit her as her co-conspirator to plan another scam to try to rip off Kirsten and the Newport community. Written by Anonymous

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Chili wears a shirt with the inscription "Big Japan" which is the name of Adam Brody's Group. See more »


Seth: I got a room at the Mermaid Hotel.
Summer: You mean the place where Ryan may or may not have conceived Theresa's baby, and where Marissa's mom got in on with Luke?
Seth: Newport's very own "Den of Sin."
Summer: Ew. But I like it.
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References The Perfect Storm (2000) See more »


Performed by Citizens Here & One Broad
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The fishy tale of Ryan Atwood the fisherman.
22 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Ryan decides to make a life-changing decision that Sandy reluctantly supports; Marissa looks to her new friends to help with her latest crisis with Ryan; Summer and Seth go on a mission to reveal a secret between Taylor and Dean Hess; Charlotte makes Julie an offer that she can't refuse.

Sandy calls Ryan "my sun" in front of the Dean of Discipline, which totally rocks. In the meanwhile, Seth and Summer are searching for proof to prove that the Dean and Taylor are together as a couple.

It seems that everybody is working really hard to get back Ryan into Harbor. The first place must go to Seth and Summer, especially Summer because she was the brains this time, Seth was the sidekick. Second lace goes to Sandy and third to Marissa. The "fisherman"'s girlfriend is so selfless, it's actually cute.

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