The O.C.: Season 3, Episode 17

The Journey (16 Mar. 2006)

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It's Ryan's 18th b-day and the Cohens decide to throw him a party at the Bait shop. Ryan wonders about if he should invite Marissa or not, trying not to give her the wrong idea. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »



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Sadie Campbell
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It's Ryan's 18th b-day and the Cohens decide to throw him a party at the Bait shop. Ryan wonders about if he should invite Marissa or not, trying not to give her the wrong idea. Meanwhile, Summer confronts Julie about her knowing Julie and Dr.Roberts' fling. Julie then confronts Marissa about it, and surprisingly Marissa is OK with it. While Marissa tries to get over her break-up with Ryan, Kevin Volchek seems to keep being in the way, and Matt has to rescue her from Volchek's attempt for a talk.Ryan and Sadie gets closer. Marissa looks for Volchek to apologize to him, and comes by the old house that her and Ryan spent a night in. Marissa falls down the stairs and Volchek is there to rescue her. Volchek gets closer to Marissa; and they talk a lot, Marissa gets invited to Ryan's party, but she decides not to go and heads to the beach instead. There she runs into Volchek, and they spend the night at the beach; together. Ryan's birthday goes well; The episode ends with Ryan and Sadie ... Written by Annonymous

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Ryan thinks about not inviting Marissa to his 18th birthday after their falling out but Sandy tries to get him to invite a relative. After months of avoiding telling their daughters the truth Neil and Julie tell Summer and Marissa the truth.

Marissa is already acting the way she always does when she's not with Ryan. But even if, I think the problem with Ryan's birthday is no problem at all, even if Ryan and Marissa broke up forever, they should at least be friends after all this time. So yeah... he definitely should invite her to his birthday.

Ryan is moving on with Sadie and Marissa is moving on with (surprise, surprise!) Volchok.

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