The O.C.: Season 3, Episode 11

The Safe Harbor (12 Jan. 2006)

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Ryan, Seth, and Summer plot to get Marissa back into Harbor School.



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Judge Jim Mercer (as Michael Mantel)


Ryan, Seth, and Summer plot to get Marissa back into Harbor School so they can be all together for the rest of the senior year. Johnny asks Marissa to attend a social function to celebrate his successful knee surgery. Also, Julie continues to have a meeting of minds with Dr. Neil Roberts. Written by Anonymous

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Ryan is visiting Marissa for lunch at Newport Union and in the shots facing Marissa her hair is all hanging down, in the shots facing Ryan the top part is tucked behind her ear. This goes back and forth through the scene. See more »


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The Safe Harbor (#3.11)
20 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Summer wants to get Marissa back to their school and everyone starts helping. Even Taylor whose mom as it comes out was the driving force behind getting her out. Marissa first doesn't want to go as she doesn't want to abandon Johnny, so he lies that he got back into surfing competition. And Sandy is their parent advocate who uses the information on the judges junkie son to get Marissa back.

Great episode. It was funny but also had some wonderful sweet moments. Like the speech Sandy gave to the judge and the fact that he found him his son who disappeared. And I felt really bad for Johnny who came to listen to the verdict from behind the door, but yet I am very happy to see Marissa back. Of course not realistic as no board would let it slide by that student talk, even to each other (?) but still nice!

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