The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 17

The Rivals (21 Jan. 2004)

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Ryan continues to become suspicious of Oliver when he suddenly transfers to Harbor High and begins making plans of his own with Marissa. But Ryan's attempts to try to expose Oliver of the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)


Ryan continues to become suspicious of Oliver when he suddenly transfers to Harbor High and begins making plans of his own with Marissa. But Ryan's attempts to try to expose Oliver of the person that he is, gets met with negative approval from everyone, leading to a familiar situation. Summer shows off her new boyfriend, Danny, to Seth and Anna who correctly think that Summer is just showing off to satisfy her own ego. Meanwhile, Sandy and Jimmy prepare to sign the lease papers to build their own seafood restaurant, the Lighthouse. But Jimmy doesn't know if he's ready for this new business venture. Written by Anonymous

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Danny (Bret Harrison) and Seth (Adam Brody) are good friends in real life and are even in a band together, "Big Japan". See more »


In the scene where Ryan is in detention there is also an African-American guy serving detention. He is wearing a greenish button-up shirt and khaki pants. Later when Ryan fights Oliver, it is a different day and that same guy from detention can be seen in the background witnessing the fight in the same exact clothes; indicating that both scenes were shot on the same day. See more »


Sandy: [Sandy and Seth are discussing Danny, Summer's new boyfriend]
Sandy: Whoa, that kid is not funny.
Seth: Thank you. I know.
Sandy: He makes Ryan look funny.
Seth: He makes Marissa look funny.
Sandy: Gentiles. I love your mother more than words, but not funny. Get yourself some funnier friends.
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References The Great Gatsby (1974) See more »


Performed by Damien Rice
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New beginnings for some, the beginning of the end for others.
9 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Sandy and Jimmy have plans to sign papers for the Lighthouse... but is Jimmy ready? Oliver makes his plans official to Ryan, but Ryan just cannot catch a break from anyone and finds himself in an all too familiar position. Summer has a "big" new boyfriend... for a little while. And Julie gets a job.

Ryan is back to old habits, Oliver is even more of a creep, Summer has a "big boyfriend", Seth wonders if Anna is the female him, and Marissa is just being Marissa.

What in the world is wrong with Seth and Marissa? Marissa said Ryan that she loves him and then she spend all of her time with another guy? How come she's mad at Ryan, she's the guilty one, I think Marissa is really stupid sometimes.

Seth said that she had a crush on Summer since he was like ten! How come when she finally notices him, he chooses to be with another girl?

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