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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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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11 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Michael Cassidy's character states superman is his favourite comic book character. He also starred in Smallville as Grant Grabiel. See more »


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 »


Seth Cohen: Today's topic: Capes - fey or kinda cool?
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References The Way We Were (1973) See more »


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The Way We Were (#2.2)
8 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is time to go back to school and Seth and Ryan try to reconnect with the girls again. Only Ryan finds out that Marissa had a relationship with DJ and Summer is now hanging out with Zach, a guy that also joins Seth's comic club. Hailey leaves to Japan and Caleb gets arrested while having dinner.

So we are back to relationship drama. I feel bad for Marissa, Ryan is such an annoying douche, he just takes off but is mad at her for going on with her life.

Great to see new characters. I like Zach and DJ, I guess Zach is some sort of a Luke replacement. He is a sports guy but all nice.

Sad to see Hailey go, but I am glad Caleb is arrested, this could be a fun storyline with Sandy getting him out of it.

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