The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 20

The Telenovela (25 Feb. 2004)

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Ryan and Marissa begins their lives as "just friends" in the aftermath of everything that has happened. But they soon find out that it is not as easy as it looks. Things take another turn ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Bill Shaughnessy / Uncle Shaun
Brad (as Will Bethel)


Ryan and Marissa begins their lives as "just friends" in the aftermath of everything that has happened. But they soon find out that it is not as easy as it looks. Things take another turn when Ryan's former flame, Theresa Diaz, show up in Newport to work as a waitress for a special gathering and wants to try to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Julie and Luke begin having a passionate affair behind everyones backs, while Seth and Summer decide to declare their love for each other. Written by Anonymous

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The discussion that Kirsten, Sandy, and Seth have about Sandy doing "Grease: the Musical" in college is an inside joke. Peter Gallagher performed in Grease on Broadway. See more »


After Julie and Luke have sex Julie says that Luke is only 18. In reality he should be about 16 because all the kids are supposed to be the same age, in the 10th grade. See more »


Anna: Now she's got you... There's nothing scarier than that.
Seth: Nothing's scarier than being with me, or do you mean like, anyone?
Anna: Look, once you get what you want, that's when you've got something to lose. She's afraid of losing you, Cohen
Seth: Why? I'm not going anywhere.
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References Niña... amada mía (2003) See more »


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Loves complicated, sometimes it makes no sense.
9 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Ryan and Marissa begin their life together as "friends", but both discover that it might be harder to do than to say. Theresa drops into Newport for work, and another visit. Julie and Luke realize the meaning of "booty calls", and Seth and Summer make a declaration.

Obviously, the sweetest scene was the one in which Seth declares in front of the hole school his affection for Summer. Summer is not really ashamed of being with him in public, she's just scared of getting dumped. Franlky, I can relate to her.

I don't understand why Ryan kissed Teressa, when his chemistry with Marissa is undeniable.

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