The O.C.: Season 2, Episode 8

The Power of Love (13 Jan. 2005)

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Sandy didn't forget his 20th anniversary. Honest. Just ask him. And just watch him squirm as he tries to make things right. Also, Seth and Ryan are grounded; DJ calls it quits with Marissa.



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Abigail Stevens


Sandy forgets his and Kirsten's 20th wedding anniversary and tries to make it up to her any way he can. Seth and Ryan are grounded over Ryan lying to cover for Seth who spends more time with Alex. Also, D.J. calls it quits with Marissa after seeing that she's only with him to make Julie angry. Written by The OC, Season 2 Boxset

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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Peter Gallagher sings "Don't Give Up On Me". The special recording was also available to Apple iTunes users and O.C. Insider members. See more »


In series 1, Sandy claims that he and Kirsten have been married for 17 years, yet in series 2 they celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Three years have not gone by. See more »


Julie Cooper-Nichol: So, listen, Riviera Magazine wants to do a big photo-spread on us. And I think it's a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the resilience and strength of our family. It's wonderful exposure.
Marissa Cooper: Any chance to expose yourself, huh?
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She's No Lady, She's My Wife
Performed by Sandy Cohen
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The Power of Love (#2.8)
10 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is the 20th anniversary of Sandy and Kirsten and Sandy forgot it. They also have trouble to celebrate it because of Seth dating the bad girl Alex and Ryan dating somebody who is almost his sister and they are afraid to leave them alone. DJ and Marissa break up because he feels she just dates him to anger her mother.

A nice episode. Was a bit disappointed by Sandy being so anti Alex just because of her tattoos. He believed in Ryan, shouldn't be prejudiced. but I guess we are all humans, sometimes its hard to not fall for stereotypes especially when children are involved. And Sandy singing at the anniversary was awesome!

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