The O.C.: Season 2, Episode 2

The Way We Were (11 Nov. 2004)

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The boys are back. Every status is quo. Except: Summer won't kiss and make up. Ryan catches Marissa in a clinch, the DA busts Caleb, Hailey bails and the re-modelers are like a wrecking crew. Home sweet chaos.



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Episode cast overview:
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Greg Callahan ...
Plainclothes Cop


Ryan and Seth return to Newport and have their first day back at Harbor High School. Seth runs into Summer, who will not forgive him for running way and not calling her, and she shows off her new boyfriend Zach; a WASP-version of Seth whom they first meet at Seth's new comic book club. Ryan catches Marissa in a clinch and her tryst with the new gardener D.J. Meanwhile, Caleb calls upon Sandy for help when he's arrested for bribery charges. Sandy and Kirsten deal with their re-modelers whom are like a wrecking crew. Also, Hailey decides to leave town for a job offer in Japan and has an emotional goodbye with Jimmy, now living aboard a sailboat in the Newport marina. Written by The OC, Season 2 boxset

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When Ryan and Marissa see each other for the first time they hug and at first Marissa's right hand does not reach around to Ryan's back however in the next shot her right arm is around him. See more »


Marissa Cooper: [Marissa doesn't know how to tell Ryan about DJ] I don't know what to do...
Summer Roberts: Well, just explain it to him. He left... and suddenly there was a hot, hot yard guy *in* the yard, who was hot.
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"All's Well That Ends Well" ... or not.
14 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Now that Ryan and Seth have returned to Newport, it's time to get back to school. The boys reunite with their former girlfriends but it becomes apparent that things will not be going back to the way they were. Caleb's legal troubles catch up with him, and Hailey has bad news for Jimmy.

Seth chases Summer all day, Ryan gets back with Marissa and brake up, all in the blink of an eye. Seth tells everybody at the Carnival that he loves Summer, while she is there with her boyfriend Zach. Maybe when Seth left everything behind and went to Portland, Summer finally felt how he felt all that time when she never even noticed that he does exist.

Marissa hooks up with the pool guy or whatever, and Ryan finds out about him.

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