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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Ryan, Seth and Summer launch a campaign to get Marissa back into Harbor. With the help of Dr. Kim they get the board of trustees to hear the case. Will Marissa be permitted to return for her final semester? Is it me, or Marissa left her cell phone on the table after talking to Ryan? At Newport Union, in the first 17 minutes of this episode.

Ryan is getting more and more the intellectual look. He talks in many words, fancy words, more then he ever did. He's not really punching people, he uses his brain now. I love his metamorphosing.

Dr Roberts seems to be really cool, I don't understand how can he can get along with everybody, but Seth. Did he played water polo when he was younger? I believe this episode is more about human kindness and second chances. Taylor proves she has a good heart, Marissa has the friends that never let her down and even an ice heart like Judge Jim Mercer's can melt when it comes to faith in the youth.

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