The O.C.: Season 2, Episode 22

The Showdown (5 May 2005)

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Seth and Zach declare war when they compete against each other for Summer's affections. Meanwhile, Marissa is still reeling from being nearly raped by Trey, and refuses to confide in Ryan ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reed Carlson
Jess Sathers
Burnadean Jones ...
Woman in Plain Suit
Carrie Ann Nagy ...


Seth and Zach declare war when they compete against each other for Summer's affections. Meanwhile, Marissa is still reeling from being nearly raped by Trey, and refuses to confide in Ryan about the incident. Sandy confronts Kirsten when her drinking problem becomes very apparent. Also, Caleb hands divorce papers to Julie. Written by Anonymous

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When Kirsten is at the bar getting hammered she pulls out two straight $20 bills. In the next shot she's seen dropping perfectly folded $20 bills to pay her tab. See more »


Seth: Well, today's the first day back from spring break, and I was planning on telling Summer, about that little... misunderstanding in Miami.
Sandy: Where you licked the whipped cream off the girl's naked stomach... and ate the cherry out of her mouth?
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The Showdown (#2.22)
16 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Seth and Zach compete for Summer and even have a huge fight during the comic reading. Julie tries to save her marriage but Caleb who let her be followed gives her divorce papers. Marissa is all disturbed after what happened with Trey and refuses to forgive him, Ryan sees him leave her place and gets suspicious. Julie and Sandy have some issues and Julie gets into an accident.

Well The Marissa story I don't like. It doesn't even make sense how they try to make it look with that party girl as if Marissa is some hot sh*t who everyone wants but can't get. Puuuuhleeze. This story just makes me worry about Trey.

Summer's inconsideration for the possible big achievement of Seth and Zach is annoying. Of course she only participates when she figures out it could benefit her. But the fight is hilarious. And I really like Reed.

Partially I am sad to see the "gruesome twosome" separate but the divorce can get entertaining too. I am sure Julie will bring a huge fight! The whole thing with Kirsten and Sandy was exhaustively boring all season, but the ending of this episode was pretty great, keeps one wondering about what is going to happen now!!!

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