Month: June 2017

The O.C. SUNDAYS – VOLUME NINE – SEASON ONE: EPISODE NINE – THE HEIGHTS

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The O.C. Sundays – Volume Nine – Season One: Episode Nine – The Heights

Recap by Holly Hill

 

Why Rewatch The O.C.?

The O.C. premiered on August 5, 2003 and ended on February 22, 2007. Or May 18, 2006 if you like to pretend that the fourth season never happened (a lot of people do, it’s okay). The O.C. not only introduced a lot of people to some fantastic music through its heavily bought mix tapes (this is before YouTube, Spotify, & Apple Music), it also created Chrismukkah, and inspired a decades worth of ‘THE REAL’ reality shows.

Not sure what I mean by that? Well The O.C. prompted the reality show Laguna Beach: The Real O.C., and a thousand other spinoffs to it. The catch phrase ‘The Real O.C.’ morphed into The Real Housewives of fill in the blank rich people cities.

Needless to say, despite its shortcomings, The O.C. had some great writing, a fantastic soundtrack, and truly inspired a generation worth of TV, for better or worse. The O.C. is the only TV show I own on box set. I haven’t watched it in awhile, so why don’t we watch it together? Whether you’re new to The O.C. (you can stream it on Hulu) or a long time fan, it’s a show anyone with a love for the dramatic can enjoy.

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Recap:

Now that we are past the drama of last few episodes, it’s time for a filler episode to decide where everyone’s relationships stand. It’s Seth and Ryan’s first day at school! Kirsten and Sandy talk to Seth about how he looks. Is it dope, rad, cute?

Meanwhile, Summer is trying to convince Marissa to go to school because apparently she ‘rules’ it. They talk about a stupid kick off carnival that Marissa is always in charge of throwing as the school’s Social Chair. As a child of public school, what in the world is a social chair?

Jimmy is cooking breakfast, which Marissa of course doesn’t eat because she never eats anything, and he has cooked french toast in the oven.

Jimmy: “New oven, haven’t quite figured out how to make french toast.”

Summer: “Not in the oven would be a good place to start.”

Summer and Marissa show up at school and immediately people start talking shit about Marissa, but it’s all good. Summer is there to back her friend up.

They quickly run into Seth and Ryan. Ryan tries to get Marissa to hang out after school to which she agrees. Seth tries to get Summer to love him and she immediately ignores him. He says he can arrange an empty chair at his lunch table if she wants to join him and she says there’s nothing but empty chairs at his table. However, her mood toward Seth changes when ‘punk’ rocker Anna shows up, back from her summer of sailing and is ready to move the Seth/Summer plot along. Nothing like good competition to make you realize you have feelings! Summer takes off and Anna agrees to help Seth get Summer.

At the house, Kirsten and Sandy make out and are quickly interrupted by Rachel calling Sandy, and Caleb calling Kirsten.

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At the office, Sandy runs into Rachel who tells him that he needs to get ready to continue to not get some because his next case is defending the Balboa Wetlands. The same wetlands that Kirsten and Caleb are trying to destroy for the Newport Group to build Balboa Heights. DRAAAAMMAAA.

Marissa tries to quit social chair, but Dr. Kim convinces her not to, which means she has to cancel her plans with Ryan after school. Marissa wants to reschedule for the kick off carnival but he says he doesn’t like heights so no ferris wheel for him. We’ll see about that. Ryan is starting to feel a bit out of place. You know besides the fact that he looks like he’s 27 years old and going to high school.

The next day, Sandy asks Ryan how school is going and he laments that everyone seems to have something there except him. Marissa has the social chair, Seth has his women.

Sandy tries to push Ryan to do an extracurricular. Sandy suggests archery or fencing and Seth says that they have a real opportunity here to have an actual athlete in the family with Ryan. Somebody to achieve all that their Jewishness has stopped him from achieving before. Seth suggests soccer. Ryan used to play soccer! Done and done.

Ryan goes to Soccer practice to find out that Luke is the captain. No bueno. Luke corners Marissa after her carnival meeting and Marissa gives him a pretty good piece of her mind. They talk and Luke wants to start over. She is not interested. Ryan goes to meet up with Marissa and sees them talking so he of course misconstrues the entire situation and leaves.

Kirsten finds out that Sandy is going after her company and she is not happy. She says she will try to keep it from her Dad and they will settle it all privately. The next day however, the front page of the paper is talking about the lawsuit. Sandy confronts Rachel who admits she put it there and asks Sandy if his marriage can’t survive this then what kind of marriage is it. RACHEL IS THE WORST.

Kirsten: “Now the entire community knows we are fighting!”

They later half make up when Sandy brings flowers home for Kirsten and they talk about how it’s going to be a long year with this lawsuit, but that they will work it out.

Marissa asks what happened to Ryan after school and he says nothing and she says her meeting went long. Even though they both know she was talking to Luke. Honestly is always the best policy. She says she’ll stop by his soccer practice tonight.

Summer makes Seth be her lab partner, but Anna steps in a says Seth has already promised to be her lab partner. Anna says it’s all part of the plan. Summer looks pissed as hell.

At soccer practice Marissa shows up while Ryan is on the field and she starts talking/laughing with Luke. WHY DO YOU DO THESE THINGS MARISSA. Ryan gets mad and decides to basically attack Luke on the field. Marissa stops by the pool house that night to ask what happened out there and Ryan admits he saw them talking the other day. They fight like children and she leaves.

Sandy reprimands Ryan for the soccer field incident. “We’re always one mistake away from someone taking you from us… I’d love to see you play, go to some of your games.” MY HEART. The father Ryan never had.

Seth tells Ryan to apologize to Marissa. They go to the kick off carnival with Anna. Seth goes to turn in his tickets and Ryan asks Anna why she’s helping him with Summer. She says that Seth doesn’t see her that way and Ryan says she shouldn’t let that slide.

Ryan sees Marissa get on the ferris wheel but before he can get to her he runs into Luke who he apologizes to. Marissa is about to get on the wheel with Summer when Ryan jumps on to sit next to her. And he’s afraid of heights. Anna pays the guy at the bottom to keep Marissa and Ryan up at the top to let them work it out.

Anna kisses Seth to let him know she likes him. Summer sees it and is clearly jealous. Seth assumes it’s all part of Anna’s plan to get Summer. Poor Anna. Doesn’t she realize Seth and Summer are ride or die? She’ll never win.

At the top of the ferris wheel, Ryan apologizes while freaking out about the height situation and Marissa kisses him to help him forget they’re so high up. The ferris wheel starts moving and the iconic OC scene continues as they go around again and again.

Best Song of the Episode:

“How Good It Can Be” by The 88

Best Quote:

Kirsten: “You know I ask questions in the hopes of eliciting an actual response.”

Seth: “I feel I convey more with a look.”

Kirsten: “Well you look adorable.”

Seth: “No.”

Kirsten: “Cute?”

Seth: “No.”

Kirsten: “Dope?”

Seth: “No!”

Kirsten: “Rad?”

Seth: “No please please stop this is so painful for me.”

Number of Non-White People with Actual Lines in This Episode:

Dr. Kim is back with lines. That’s it.

Weird 2003 thing:

Jimmy talks about how excited he is about getting a landline installed in his new apartment. Things people used to do!

Best Fashion Statement:

Whatever failed xena warrior princess cosplay Anna is attempting here:

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THE O.C. SUNDAYS – VOLUME EIGHT: S01:E08 – THE RESCUE

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The O.C. Sundays – Volume Eight – Season One: Episode Eight – The Rescue

Recap by Holly Hill

 

Why Rewatch The O.C.?

The O.C. premiered on August 5, 2003 and ended on February 22, 2007. Or May 18, 2006 if you like to pretend that the fourth season never happened (a lot of people do, it’s okay). The O.C. not only introduced a lot of people to some fantastic music through its heavily bought mix tapes (this is before YouTube, Spotify, & Apple Music), it also created Chrismukkah, and inspired a decades worth of ‘THE REAL’ reality shows.

Not sure what I mean by that? Well The O.C. prompted the reality show Laguna Beach: The Real O.C., and a thousand other spinoffs to it. The catch phrase ‘The Real O.C.’ morphed into The Real Housewives of fill in the blank rich people cities.

Needless to say, despite its shortcomings, The O.C. had some great writing, a fantastic soundtrack, and truly inspired a generation worth of TV, for better or worse. The O.C. is the only TV show I own on box set. I haven’t watched it in awhile, so why don’t we watch it together? Whether you’re new to The O.C. (you can stream it on Hulu) or a long time fan, it’s a show anyone with a love for the dramatic can enjoy.

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Recap:

Marissa is such a narc. “I have no one,” said the girl who literally had three people right by her side caring about her well being before she took a bunch of pills and almost died in a dirty alley in Tijuana. Remember how Ryan and Seth lied about going to Mexico? Well now they’re a bit fucked because Marissa nearly OD’d so they had to call their parents and let them know. Thanks Marissa.

It’s very early morning at the Cohen house and everyone is pretty depressed about the whole thing. It’s Sandy’s first day at his new job, Ryan has a meeting with Harbor school (the exclusive private school in Newport) to see if he qualifies to go there, and everyone is just waiting to hear back from the hospital on how Marissa is doing. The phone rings on the sweet ass cordless landline and we cut to The Cohens at the hospital.

Jimmy is watching over Marissa as they come in, and he informs them that she will be fine. Jimmy thanks Ryan for finding Marissa and says that if they hadn’t air lifted her out she probably would have died. Julie comes in to insult everyone because she has failed as a parent so she clearly has to take her aggressions out on the Cohens.

Sandy: “Don’t take it personally. Julie has just been through every parent’s nightmare.”
Kirsten: “I’m sure she’ll apologize.”

Sandy: “You are? It’s Julie Cooper we’re talking about.”

As the Cohens go to leave, Julie pulls Ryan aside and says everything terrible that’s happened to Marissa is Ryan’s fault. Ryan says he’d never do anything to hurt Marissa and Julie says he’s never going to see her again and she’ll make sure of it.

Later that day at the Harbor school Ryan goes to meet with the Dean, Dr. Kim. The school is basically a college campus and a few students mill about because it’s registration week.

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Kirsten is talking to all the faculty while Seth shows Ryan around. He is clearly impressed by the swimming pool and the basic rich peopleness of the place. Ryan goes in to meet Dr. Kim and right away she insults Seth.

“Ryan, nice to meet you. Seth, always interesting to see you.”

Dr. Kim isn’t impressed with Ryan’s truancy and criminal record, but is impressed with his grades. She says that if Ryan can pass a few tests he can come to rich people school.

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Seth is reading on the school balcony while waiting for Ryan and there is a terrible shot of a green screen ocean behind him. Nice 2003 set. The filming location for this school is catholic girl’s college in LA and you can actually see the ocean from it but for some reason they needed it to feel like the ocean was RIGHT THERE, so green screen was the obviously terrible choice. Summer shows up looking sad about Marissa and Seth invites her over. Seth says that they should go by and cheer her up when she’s feeling better. Summer almost says yes, but then cheerleaders walk by and give her a ‘why you talking to that nerd’ look, and she makes a half ass promise about it because she does not want to be seen hanging out with Seth.

At Sandy’s new job, Rachel is showing him around and flirting her face off with him. Sandy looks at the kind of work he’ll be handling and is disappointed it’s mostly rich people suing other rich people for bad Botox and yacht noises. Sandy keeps wanting to go to court for most of these cases, but Rachel is trying to get him to settle most of the cases.

Julie talks to Jimmy about taking sole custody of Marissa and Kaitlin. Jimmy says he’ll fight her on it. They whisper fight while Marissa hears the whole thing. Time to run away from her problems and ruin someone else’s life because hers is going so poorly!

Ryan is trying to study and Seth is obsessing to him over Summer blowing him off. He finally convinces Seth to stop talking when the phone rings. It’s Marissa and she’s’ so upset she NEEDS Ryan ASAP. He drops everything (including his future at Harbor school) to visit her. Marissa apologizes and says she wasn’t trying to kill herself. She just wanted to escape. Ryan says he understands because he’s trying to get laid.

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Julie comes back in and Ryan hides in the bathroom while she has a freak out. Ryan says he has to go take the test and he’ll be back after that. Marissa seems fine with that but you never know with her.

Julie wants to send Marissa to Dr. Burke, a psychiatrist in San Diego. She works at some recovery center and Julie says Dr. Burke will be in to evaluate her. Marissa grabs her phone and makes another “MY LIFE IS SO TERRIBLE” phone call, this time to Summer, to rally Ryan and Seth to save her!

Summer stops by Seth’s and finds Captain Oats, an adorable plastic horse from Seth’s childhood that she immediately makes fun of him for (hang on, Princess Sparkle is coming).

Summer: “We need to do something radical. We need Ryan.”

Seth: “What’s wrong with me am I not radical enough?”

Summer: “That depends are you ready to take on Julie Cooper?”
Seth: “We Need Ryan.”

*they attempt to exit Seth’s room*

Seth: “That’s my bed.”

Summer: “Uh-huh.”

Seth: “Just wanted you to know.”

Now Seth and Summer are in on the “let’s ruin Ryan’s future” train. They go to break him out of his placement exam because even though Marissa is in ZERO danger, she needs HELP again. Since Ryan can’t wait like 20 minutes to an hour to finish his test, he hand sit in half done to Dr. Kim and says it wouldn’t have worked out any and leaves because MARISSA.

Meanwhile Marissa is being evaluated, and the doctor pretty much is confirming that Marissa is an alcoholic. She says not unkindly, “I’m here because accidentally or not you nearly killed yourself.” While Marissa is legit getting the help she needs, Summer comes down the hall dressed as a Candy Striper to break her out of the hospital. Because undercover.

The doctor talks to Jimmy and Julie and says she can definitely get help here in Newport, but Julie wants Marissa committed to the institute. Like she’s got the money for that. Julie goes behind Jimmy’s back and tells the doctor that they’ve decided they want Marissa committed.

Ryan shows up just in time to put Marissa in a candy striper outfit and Summer distracts Julie and the doctor. Luke shows up with flowers and Marissa is like NOPE. He see’s Julie and puts together that they’re trying to escape. He lets them go and does the first nice thing! Aw, I love watching Luke become a good human.

Jimmy comes by The Cohen’s to talk to Sandy about custody but he’s not home. Kirsten says it’s not okay that he tried to kiss her but that they’re old friends and it’s silly to let something so small get in the way of their friendship. Kirsten and Jimmy show up to where Sandy and Rachel are having ‘welcome to the firm’ drinks. She finds out where she is from his front desk at work. However, it clearly looks like they’re getting drunk on the job in a weird date situation. Because that’s exactly what’s happening. Jimmy sees that this is awkward and they leave with a final bitch remark from Kirsten to Sandy: “I’ll see you at home when you finish work.” Oh SNAP.

Jimmy goes back to his apartment to find Seth, Summer, Ryan, Marissa sitting in the dark on his couch. Marissa says that her mom was getting ready to drive her down to San Diego. Jimmy clearly had no idea and Marissa says he wants to live with him and do outpatient therapy. The phone rings and it’s Julie and he tells her that Marissa is there. Marissa overhears and runs away again because It’s what she does best.

Summer, Seth, Marissa, and Ryan eat pizza on the boardwalk and Ryan says he can stay away from her if he’s the reason her mom wants her to go away. Marissa says she just wants her mom to LISTEN to her. URGH. LIFE IS HARD.

Back at the Cohen’s, Kirsten is mad at Sandy for his hot date/drinks with Rachel. He says nothing is on, and Sandy makes a point that she spent time painting at Jimmy’s house and he didn’t give her shit for it. STILL HASN’T TOLD HIM ABOUT THAT KISS. They say they trust each other. Uh huh. Sure.

Ryan calls Sandy and they come up with a plan. They bring Julie over to their house for a weird communication intervention with her and Ryan. Ryan tries to relate to Julie with their similar upbringing, which she does not appreciate.

Ryan: “Look you’re from Riverside right? That’s not too far from where I grew up.”

Julie looks like he just slapped her in the face.

He says that Marissa doesn’t want to go to San Diego and she definitely doesn’t want to live with her Mom. Marissa shows up dramatically behind her and asks her to just say yes. Marissa promises to see a therapist if she lets her stay in town with her dad. Julie says, “This isn’t over.” So nothing is solved. Marissa kisses Ryan on the cheek. His reward for her drama getting in the way of his future at Harbor school.

While all this goes on Seth and Summer sit by the pool and he asks if she will ignore him when they get back to school. She doesn’t really answer, but it’s obvious she’s considering not ignoring him. When Julie storms out Summer takes Marissa home to Jimmy’s and Seth is left alone with his Mom.

Kirsten: “Now let’s talk about that surprise little trip to Tijuana.”

Seth: “It’s pronounced Tia-whuana, that’s how, you’re so white mom.”

Sandy tells Ryan to go explain himself to Dr. Kim, he might not have lost out on Harbor school just yet.

Sandy, Seth, and Ryan head off to make a plea to Dr. Kim for Ryan to retake the test. Sandy tries to bond with Seth over Summer, saying they looked chummy yesterday and Seth clearly doesn’t want to talk to his dad about it.

Ryan comes out of Dr. Kim’s office having retook the test and passed. Dr. Kim says welcome to The Harbor School and she’ll be watching him. Cool. Boring filler episode.

Best Song of the Episode:

No real great songs this episode. Here is the list if you don’t believe me:

  • “Keep It Together” by Guster
  • “Let the Bad Times Roll” by Paul Westerberg
  • “Le Femme D’argent” by Air

Best Quote:

I mean seriously, Peter Gallagher’s eyebrows are insane.

Number of Non-White People with Actual Lines in This Episode:

Dr. Kim is an Asian American woman if you couldn’t tell from her last name. She speaks and is smart.

Dr. Burke who evaluates Marissa is an African American woman and a Doctor.

So two women of color with speaking roles this episode.

That’s TWO people, our highest number yet.

Weird 2003 thing:

Marissa’s flip camera phone makes multiple appearances this episode as she tries to make secret phone calls from her hospital bed. I don’t know anyone who didn’t want one of those at the time.

Best Fashion Statement:

Whatever the hell Julie is wearing here as the mother of a daughter who just tried to kill herself. Also those chunky blonde highlights that were in style for some reason.

CinemAbysmal: The Podcast – Episode 11: The Devils and The Holy Mountain 

CinemAbysmal: The Podcast – Episode 11

‘The Devils and The Holy Mountain’ 

Welcome to the 11th episode of CinemAbysmal: The Podcast, where the three writers of cinemabysmal.com talk about what society would consider some of the worst of the worst media out there. We are joined by our good friend Ian, as we talk about psychedelic horror films of the 1970s: The Devils & The Holy Mountain. Check it out on all your favorite apps below! As always, please SHARE, RATE, AND SUBSCRIBE!

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The O.C. Sundays – Volume Seven: S01:E07 – The Escape

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The O.C. Sundays – Volume Seven – Season One: Episode Seven – The Escape

Recap by Holly Hill

 

Why Rewatch The O.C.?

The O.C. premiered on August 5, 2003 and ended on February 22, 2007. Or May 18, 2006 if you like to pretend that the fourth season never happened (a lot of people do, it’s okay). The O.C. not only introduced a lot of people to some fantastic music through its heavily bought mix tapes (this is before YouTube, Spotify, & Apple Music), it also created Chrismukkah, and inspired a decades worth of ‘THE REAL’ reality shows.

Not sure what I mean by that? Well The O.C. prompted the reality show Laguna Beach: The Real O.C., and a thousand other spinoffs to it. The catch phrase ‘The Real O.C.’ morphed into The Real Housewives of fill in the blank rich people cities.

Needless to say, despite its shortcomings, The O.C. had some great writing, a fantastic soundtrack, and truly inspired a generation worth of TV, for better or worse. The O.C. is the only TV show I own on box set. I haven’t watched it in awhile, so why don’t we watch it together? Whether you’re new to The O.C. (you can stream it on Hulu) or a long time fan, it’s a show anyone with a love for the dramatic can enjoy.

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Recap:

Ya’ll ready for a dramatic AF episode? Seth and Ryan are discussing alibis which isn’t a good sign. Seth says he goes to San Diego Comic-Con every year so it’s the perfect cover up, his parents will never guess where they are really going. Where is that? TO TJ OF COURSE! As The OC kids call it anyway…in plain people speak they mean Tijuana, Mexico. One last hurrah before school starts in the fall. Apparently it’s a tradition for the cool kids and now that Seth has made out with Summer he is dying to go as well.

Ryan doesn’t feel comfortable lying to Seth’s parents and he also doesn’t want to run into Marissa, so he’s not really into the idea. Sandy walks into the kitchen all dressed up for his an annual job interview. It’s with a private law firm and he always gets a great meal out of it which is why he goes, but he turns them down each time because he loves his work as a public defender. Never say never.

Sandy: “How long until you two are leaving on your trip?”

Seth: “I don’t know Ryan, how soon?”

Ryan: “Tomorrow.”

Seth: “Don’t you mean…mañana?”

It’s like Seth is trying to get caught going to Mexico.

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At Marissa’s house, Marissa and Summer talk about plans for Tijuana. Summer wants the deets on Marissa and Luke’s hook up. Summer says she should just have sex with him again because it’s way better the second time. Because Summer obviously has lots of experience with sex….or so she says.

Jimmy is on the phone trying to get an apartment ready for him to move into. He is clearly distressed and has not told his kids that he and Julie are getting a divorce. He goes over to Kirsten’s to ask if she knows anyone who can get him a place to live. She says she’ll call her realtor.

Later, Marissa and Luke are making out and he says he can’t wait to go to Tijuana because it’s so romantic. Marissa says it’s gross there. She’s not wrong. Why are they all going to Tijuana again? I guess because they can drink legally there? Marissa says she’s not sure about TJ (AKA Tijuana. God why do they call it that??). She isn’t sure about leaving her Dad alone because she can tell something is wrong. Luke is all mad because she’s backing out of their fuck fest in TJ for her Dad, because Luke’s capacity for empathy is about as tiny as his dick is.

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At Ryan’s work, Seth is talking to Ryan about his kiss with Summer. Luke and Marissa walk in and Luke grabs a table so Marissa and Ryan can hey at each other. Ryan asks her how she is and she says last time she saw him he had his hands full of a 24 year old’s ass. Why do you care Marissa? You’re with Luke now, remember? She goes to sit with Luke, Summer, and Holly. She and Holly awkwardly say hi. Things are still not quite right since her dad beat up her dad. Or whatever. Also that time Holly secretly made out with Luke a lot while they were still kind of dating. Marissa tells the gang that she’s baking out of going to TJ.

From the bar, Seth is eavesdropping on the group. Summer doesn’t have a ride without Marissa and she is totally bummed. Meanwhile, behind a fish tank, Holly tries to get Luke to cheat on Marissa with her in TJ. Ryan gives them the ‘eye’ and Luke pretends he was just checking out the clown fish. Seth gets up to invite Summer to drive with him and Ryan to TJ. She gives him a ‘who the hell are you, I don’t remember making out with you’ look. The next day Summer arrives in front of the Cohens with a million bags, ready to hit the road with Ryan and Seth. Sandy comes out to introduce himself saying he didn’t know she was into comic con.

Summer: “Comic books? Ew!”

Seth: “She goes for the Anime.”

Summer goes to say goodbye to Marissa, and when Jimmy asks why she’s still there she says she wanted to spend time with him. Jimmy makes up an excuse that he made plans so he can’t hang out and suddenly Marissa is going to TJ with Summer, Seth, and Ryan.

Kirsten helps Jimmy paint his apartment. Kirsten is very sympathetic to Jimmy’s situation. She presses him to call Marissa because if she comes home and he’s not there, she’s going to be really upset.

Summer and Seth are fighting over music, directions, and when they’ll arrive. Just about everything. They’re practically already married at this point.

Summer: “Somebody drives like an old woman.”

Seth: “Who talks like that?”

In the back seat, Marissa is being rude to Ryan. The AC in the car is broken so Summer complains about her hair.

Summer: “You’re jewish?”

Seth: “Yes it’s why I feel so comfortable in this desert heat.”

Summer takes some time to continue her complaining, but this time about the music and Seth tells her to not insult Death Cab.

Summer has a point.

Seth decides he’s going to pull over and drop Summer off and he pulls haphazardly into a ditch. The gang has to stay in a hotel room overnight until the axle in the car is fixed.

Outside the disgusting hotel where they’ve had to all stop for the night, Ryan is at the vending machines with Marissa who has not stopped being a bitch to him. He asks if she’s ever going to stop being mad at him, and she says she’s not mad at him. Yeah, okay Marissa. He tells her she could have knocked first before she barged into the pool house catching him and Gabriella in the act.

Oh sizzle that sexual tension. Sizzle. Summer comes out in her pajamas which look like a victoria secret’s ad. She tells Seth to get off the bed because she isn’t sleeping on the couch. Seth refuses and she gets in next to him telling him if he makes a move she’ll rip out his jugular.

Marissa gets a phone call from her Dad telling her about the divorce. Ryan listens through the slightly open hotel door. Ryan and Marissa go to sleep on opposite sides of the fold out couch but when they wake up in the morning his arms are wrapped around her.

He asks if she wants to go home, but she thinks they should go anyway. Summer and Seth are at a diner having breakfast and are being mirrors of each other while reading the newspaper and eating. He says that she enjoys his company. She denies it.

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Seth: “May I remind you of a time I like to call, ‘The time you kissed me by the pool at my Grandfather’s birthday party.”

Seth: “Face it our chemistry is undeniable.”

Summer: “You know what else is undeniable?

That relationship is off to a good start.

The gang make it to TJ and Summer needs to stop at the pharmacy so she can get some painkillers for her step mom who has taken all the painkillers available in Orange County. Hang tight on the pain pills, we will see them again soon.

At Sandy’s interview he sees Rachel, a hot lawyer who used to work with him at the DA’s office. I guess she works for this company he’s interviewing with now. They start insta-flirting and it’s easy to sense a future marital problem! The company is impressed with how he helped out Jimmy Cooper, and they’re hoping he might be able to come off his high horse and work for them now that he’s helped a rich person.

Sandy comes back from grocery shopping and Kirsten is checking mail in the kitchen. He see’s a new surfboard with a bow on it and finds out it’s from Rachel at the law firm. He confesses to Kirsten that he is actually considering taking the job because he wants to contribute to the household. Kirsten says they have more than enough money. Sandy verbally backslaps Kirsten saying the only thing that keeps her from feeling like Julie Cooper is him because she works and makes more money than him.

The next day Sandy has a follow up interview with hot Rachel. They have lunch and the partners at the firm have sent her to snag Sandy for the job. Kirsten is over at Jimmy’s again screwing in lightbulbs. Jimmy brings up their past and tries to kiss Kirsten. She does not respond and leaves immediately. Sandy comes home that night and says that he’s going to take the job. She neglects to tell him about the Jimmy thing, which will surely backfire later.

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At Boom Boom, the hot happening club where all the kids get drunk, Marissa and Summer arrive with Ryan and Seth. Marissa tries to find Luke. Luke is pretty hammered and Holly is pretty grossly flirting with him. They dance and basically fuck each other with their clothes on. Everyone starts taking shots, and just when everyone is starting to feel a bit drunk, Marissa spots Luke and Holly basically banging. She freaks out at Luke as he tries to apologize. Luke says she didn’t think she was coming.

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Summer calls Holly a bitch, who announces to everyone that Luke hooks up with freshman, college girls, and basically everyone so they can’t only be mad at her. Summer pushes Holly saying, “Marissa’s parents are getting a divorce you stupid slut!” Seth tells Holly to walk away because Summer suffers from rage blackouts. Ryan tells Luke he doesn’t deserve Marissa and punches Luke in the face. Marissa takes off into the night. You’ll notice she does this a lot. WOW was that enough drama for you? Hang tight! It gets better.

Ryan, Seth, and Summer go looking for Marissa who has gone back to the hotel. Summer finds her and Marissa says she has no one….Luke’s gone, Julie is gone, her Dad is gone. Um, Summer is sitting right next to you, you bitch.

Summer insists they go home and she goes to the bathroom to start packing up their stuff. Marissa sees the pain pills that Summer bought earlier and grabs them, taking off. Summer calls Seth to let them know she found Marissa. She calls out to Marissa who doesn’t respond and Summer realizes that she’s gone and has taken the pills with her. Ryan and Seth show up and it’s another man hunt for Marissa.

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Marissa heads to a very divey bar away from all the tourists, downing a handful of pills with tequila. She gets really sweaty and delirious at the bar. She walks out and finds a dirty alley to go die in. Good.

Ryan, Seth, and Summer almost give up looking for her when Ryan passes the alley in question and sees her lying in it. He picks her up in an iconic end scene. Is she dead? Will she pull through! Tune in next week to find out!

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Best Song of the Episode:

“A Movie Script ending” by Death Cab for Cutie

Have to mention the first appearance of Death Cab in the show because they will just keep popping up in some fairly iconic scenes throughout the series.

Best Quote:

Seth: “We also have my entire life of never doing anything wrong which lulls my parents into a false sense of trust.”

Ryan: “And you want to throw that all away for Summer in a wet t-shirt doing body shots?”

*Long pause*
Seth: “I’m sorry I thought that was a rhetorical question. Yes Ryan. Yes I do.”

Number of Non-White People with Actual Lines in This Episode:

You’d think since they were in fucking MEXICO this time at least one person would say ‘hola’ but nope. All white people speaking this time around. Classic OC.

Weird 2003 thing:

People thinking Comic-Con is for nerds only. Once Marvel starts making blockbusters in a few years, Comic-Con will be something all the popular kids will want to go to. Just wait 2003 people. Just you wait.

Best Fashion Statement:

Summer’s Tijuana outfit. Nice late 90’s, early 00’s head bandana.