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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The Perfect Storm (#3.5)
17 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The dean is really after Ryan and makes sure he will not be able to get into any college. So Ryan decides to stop school and go to work on a fisher boat. It makes Marissa really mad, but Seth and Summer prevent it by using the relationship of the Dean and Taylor to bribe him to get Ryan back. And Charlotte wants to make her plan come through by buying Julie a condo.

Well some really clumsy ideas in this episode. Mainly the obsession the Dean has to go after Ryan and also how he believes there are pictures without even seeing them. But the moments between Summer and Taylor are pretty funny.

And I am curious about what Charlotte is thinking getting Julie a condo will do for her.

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