The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 8

The Rescue (29 Oct. 2003)

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While Marissa is in a hospital in Newport recovering from her near-fatal drug overdose in Mexico, Julie unfairly blames Ryan for her condition and forbids him from seeing Marissa, who does ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Dr. Burke


While Marissa is in a hospital in Newport recovering from her near-fatal drug overdose in Mexico, Julie unfairly blames Ryan for her condition and forbids him from seeing Marissa, who does not appreciate the help. Meanwhile, Sandy starts his new job, but finds himself surprised by the case work. Kirsten finds herself surprised by Sandy's new co-worker, the attractive Rachel. Also, Ryan enrolls at his new school, with conditions after his past life in Chino is revealed. Ryan and Sandy then stage an intervention for Julie about her handling of everything in which she lets Marissa stay with Jimmy who moves out and rents a small apartment for himself. Written by Anonymous

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When Ryan goes to the hospital after Marissa calls and ask him to, he runs out the door of the pool house. He walks through the frame, revealing that the door is missing its glass panel. The door handle is visible on the right as he walks away from Seth. See more »


Seth: He's on a diet.
Kirsten: Why is he on a diet?
Seth: I don't know.
Kirsten: Well, I'm going to go ask.
Seth: No, Mom, he's in, like, a Zen concentration mode.
Kirsten: Well, he has to eat.
Seth: He's naked!
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The Rescue (#1.8)
3 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After Marissa took pills her mother blames it on Ryan and doesn't want him to see her. She also wants to send her out of the city behind Jimmy's back. But Ryan, Seth and Summer organize an escape for her and Sandy and Kirsten talk to Julie so she even lets Marissa live with Jimmy.

The episode was alright. A bit dumb how Seth and Summer had to go to get Ryan from writing the test, just to make it more dramatic when bad people don't believe in his great talents.

But glad that Marissa ill live with Jimmy, maybe it will be good. And Luke once again helped them out. I like his character way more than Ryan.

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