The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 24

The Proposal (14 Apr. 2004)

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Episode credited cast:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zuzana Monroe ...
Wedding Guest (as Zuzana Hibdon)
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Jimmy and Sandy run into a roadblock in their effort to re-open the Balboa Lighthouse restaurant when some investors withdraw their funds and it's revealed they they were Jimmy's former business clients whom he lost all of their money. Meanwhile, Summer and Seth take it upon themselves to finally make Marissa feel more at home at Jimmy's apartment. Things take another when when Caleb makes a marriage proposal to Julie, which sparks anger and a feeling of betrayal for Luke who gets behind the wheel of his car and has a near-fatal accident. Also, Marissa, and Sandy and Jimmy each strike deals with Caleb in which he forces Marissa to live with him and Julie after they are married in exchange for helping Jimmy and Sandy with their business adventure. Written by Anonymous

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In one of the first season episodes ("The Proposal"), the main characters are watching an unnamed "chick-flick". According to "The O.C." website, the movie was "The Triplets of Bellville", but a closer examination will show that the credits are not from the movie at all. Instead, the credits being run in the theater in the background are just shout-outs to crew members (i.e. Susan Godfrey). See more »


Summer decides to stay at Marissa's house while Marissa meets Ryan for lunch. Summer gets Seth to help her remodel Marissa's room as a surprise. Later on when the room is supposed to be in the process of being remodeled Marissa and Ryan are hanging out downstairs at Marissa's house. They were supposed to be at the diner having lunch. See more »


Summer: And we looked through all your toys and we couldn't find any plastic horses but we did find this.
Marissa: Share Bear? Wow!
Seth: She'll watch over you with her Care Bear Stare.
Ryan Atwood: How'd you know about the Care Bear Stare?
Seth: I painted that.
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The Proposal (#1.24)
7 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Luke will be moving out of town. He wants to say good bye to Marissa and Julie and ends up witnessing Caleb proposing to Julie. He gets drunk an gets into a car accident. Sandy and Jimmy are having trouble with the restaurant because of Jimmy's financial past but Caleb can help them out by buying the restaurant.

Well, I am sad that Luke will leave. He was actually a character I liked. Not as boring and one dimensional and Ryan, but well developed as a human and having great story lines. But it was a pretty dramatic episode with him that was interesting. Wonder if he still gets to see Julie one more time.

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