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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Kimberly Oja ...
Taryn Baker (as Kim Oja)
Kate Rodger ...
Meredith Ward


Ryan learns more about Luke when they're paired for a school history project which is that Luke isn't the macho tough guy he puts out to his friends, but he is quite a nice person with a perfect home life. But things take a sudden turn when Ryan and Luke stumble upon a secret of Luke's father's homosexuality. The next day, the news of Luke's father is the talk of the whole school and the town resulting in negative reactions to Luke from his friends, in which he blames Ryan who denies telling anyone about his father being gay. Meanwhile, Kristen continues to avoid Jimmy over their disastrous Thanksgiving dinner encounter, while Sandy has some advice for Jimmy over his legal problems which doesn't set well with Julie over selling their house to pay off the money he lost.

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

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When Marissa and Ryan talking in class, In the background you can hear the teacher calling down students. If you listen closely you can hear her call out Stephanie Savage, who is not a student at Newport but one of the producers. See more »


When Sandy congratulates Ryan on being out of trouble for a while, Ryan has a round glass, but when they clink glasses, Ryan's glass is different. See more »


Luke: This is gonna be weird.
Ryan: Yep.
Luke: Everyone's gonna be staring at me... Talking.
Marissa: Yep.
Luke: Maybe I can just blow the whole thing off... Go hit the beach... Give everyone time to get it out of their systems.
Ryan: It's been months... I'm still the kid from Chino who burned a house down.
Marissa: And I'm still the girl who tried to kill herself in Mexico.
Seth: I'm still... The... I'm still Seth Cohen.
Luke: Man this is gonna suck.
Seth: Yep well... Welcome to my world
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9 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Seth and Kirsten want to avoid facing the world after their respective displays at Thanksgiving. Sandy has some advice for Jimmy, which doesn't sit well with Julie. Ryan and Luke find themselves getting along after an O.C. loved-one comes out of the closet to face negative reactions.

This episode is more about trust then anything else. Luke trusts Ryan with a secret, Ryan trusts Marissa with Luke's secret, Sandy and Kirsten trust each other over her his with Jimmy Cooper. Anna and Summer trust Seth enough to forgive him for the way he played both of them on Thanksgiving.

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