The O.C. (2003–2007)
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Seth pulls off a magnanimous gesture for Summer, then blows it. Lindsay and Ryan become Physics lab partners and share some romantic chemistry. Embattled Caleb names Julie as Newport Group's CE-uh-O.


Lev L. Spiro


Josh Schwartz (created by), Stephanie Savage




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton ... Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Alan Dale ... Caleb Nichol
Tate Donovan ... Jimmy Cooper
Michael Nouri ... Dr. Neil Roberts
Michael Cassidy ... Zach Stevens
Shannon Lucio ... Lindsay Gardner
Perry Anzilotti ... Mr. Greenburg
Olivia Wilde ... Alex Kelly
Kady Cole ... Kristen


Caleb spends the night in jail until Sandy bails him out, and all of Orange Country finds out about his troubles via a front page newspaper spread. Seth realizes that he really does make everything about him, as Summer previously suggested, so he decides that he needs to become selfless, for the greater good of man, and just in case Summer might want him back. He decides to get tickets to a Walkmen show at The Bait Shop, but they're sold out. So he accepts a manual labor job at from the co-manager, a punk rock princess by the name of Alex, of cleaning toilets to be rewarded tickets so that he can give them to Summer and Zack to prove his selflessness to her. Summer realizes that Zack is the perfect guy, though he may not be perfect for her, and agrees to arrange a lunch where Zack can meet her Dad, hoping it will go better than when Seth met him last year. Ryan gets assigned a lab partner in his AP Physics class, a new girl named Lindsey, though he's already met her. Earlier that day ... Written by Manda Clark

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Comedy | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

18 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Marina del Rey, California, USA See more »

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Introduction of Lindsay and Alex. Lindsay is a transfer student with aspirations of going to Yale. Alex mentions that she is 17, and was thrown out of three different high schools before she left home and got her own studio and a job. See more »


Alex states that she is only 17, in California you have to be 18 to serve liquor and she is not only the bartender but acting manager. See more »


Seth Cohen: Maybe I just can't be just friends with you.
Summer Roberts: Then maybe this is it for us.
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References Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »


Worn Me Down
Performed by Rachael Yamagata
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