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TV-PG FOX (US) 44m 2003 7.5

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The O.C.

A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.


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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Stars: Peter Gallagher Kelly Rowan Ben McKenzie Adam Brody Rachel Bilson Melinda Clarke

Creators: Josh Schwartz

The O.C. Full Episodes

S1 E1: Pilot

Aired: August 5th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

Just a freeway's drive away. And yet worlds apart. Rejected by his parents after a brush with the law, Ryan Atwood moves temporarily into the pool house of his attorney's posh Newport Beach...


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S1 E2: The Model Home

Aired: August 12th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

When Ryan is faced with being shuffled into the child-services system, Seth comes up with a plan: Ryan can secretly live in an unfinished home owned by Seth's mom. It's a foolproof plan - for a while.


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S1 E3: The Gamble

Aired: August 19th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

Luck is in the house during a Vegas night fundraiser; Seth becomes Summer's lucky charm and Marissa reconnects with Luke. In the aftermath of events involving Ryan's mom, Kirsten takes a chance and...


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S1 E4: The Debut

Aired: August 26th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

Ryan promised to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds him as he, Seth, Marissa and others take part in one of the biggest events on the Newport social calendar: the Debutantes Ball.


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S1 E5: The Outsider

Aired: September 2nd, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

Ryan hangs out with a youth not from the moneyed Newport set, causing Seth to feel blown off. Jimmy's family faces hard choices because of his business crimes.


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S1 E6: The Girlfriend

Aired: September 9th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

Every Newport guy needs a Newport girl. Seth finds a way to impress Summer; Luke and Marissa share a night of passion, and the mid-20s girlfriend of Kirsten's father has a predatory eye on Ryan....


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S1 E7: The Escape

Aired: September 16th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico. But the secrecy surrounding a summer's-end teen trip to Tijuana can't stop Marissa from feeling the way she feels when she sees Luke with Holly.


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S1 E8: The Rescue

Aired: October 29th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

It can't stay in Mexico. Not after heartbroken Marissa took all those pills. And not with Marissa's mom trying to have her institutionalized - something Ryan, Seth, Summer and Marissa don't want to...


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S1 E9: The Heights

Aired: November 5th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

Calculus. AP Enlgish. History. The ways of the human heart. Not everything learned at Harbor High is on the schedule of classes. The Cohen casa is a house divided when Sandy takes an environmental...


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S1 E10: The Perfect Couple

Aired: November 12th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

Work keeps Sandy and Kirsten apart, Rachel makes a play for Sandy, Julie's secret lover is revealed and - omigod! - Summer realizes she likes Seth (but don't ever tell anyone).


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S1 E11: The Homecoming

Aired: November 19th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

Used to be Seth couldn't find a girl. Now he has two - Anna and Summer show up for Thanksgiving. Ryan also has double trouble, as he and Marissa visit his old neighborhood and encounter an ex-flame.


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S1 E12: The Secret

Aired: November 26th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

No one was supposed to see what happened. But Luke did. And so did Ryan. Now, somehow, all Newport knows that Luke's dad has been living a lie. And subsequent gossip raises questions of secrecy and...


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S1 E13: The Best Chrismukkah Ever

Aired: December 3rd, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

It's part Christmas, part Hanukkah and totally a Cohen-family way to celebrate the holidays. But a time out for the holidays doesn't mean time away from Marissa's personal problems or Caleb's...


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S1 E14: The Countdown

Aired: December 17th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM CST

As the New Year looms, Ryan doesn't know how to respond when Marissa says those three meaningful words. Sandy and Kirsten are wallflowers at a swingers' party. And at home, Seth thinks of what...


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S1 E15: The Third Wheel

Aired: January 7th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Ryan doesn't know much about Oliver, Marissa's therapy friend, but he knows he doesn't like him. Yet, Ryan still assists Oliver when he runs into trouble with the law at a Rooney concert.


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S1 E16: The Links

Aired: January 14th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

He says he's a friend. But who can believe a word Oliver says? During a group getaway in Palm Springs, Ryan is sure he's wise to Oliver's game. Marissa is just as sure Oliver is a friend who needs...


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S1 E17: The Rivals

Aired: January 21st, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

People who won't be on each other's Christmas-card list: Ryan and Oliver. Their rivalry for Marissa intensifies, with Ryan risking his standing at Harbor to unmask Oliver's true character.


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S1 E18: The Truth

Aired: February 11th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Julie wears out her welcome with Caleb: true. Seth thinks Summer's hot: true. Oliver is crazy-mad about Marissa: true. Now sure of it, Ryan races against time to keep Oliver from hurting himself or...


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S1 E19: The Heartbreak

Aired: February 18th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Time to forgive and forget - or so Marissa thinks. But Ryan isn't ready, and the presence of former love Theresa at the Valentine Dance adds to Marissa's concerns. Summer and Seth work on the, um,...


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S1 E20: The Telenovela

Aired: February 25th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

The Ryan-Marissa thing is more iffy than ever when Theresa hangs in Newport. The telenovela-like suds-o-rama overflows with the Seth-Summer follies, the Luke-Julie fling and an insider who may be a...


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S1 E21: The Goodbye Girl

Aired: March 3rd, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Anna is leaving. Theresa is staying. Seth thinks he's the reason for Anna's planned return to Pittsburgh. And Ryan knows he's why Theresa is staying. But what is either guy going to do about it?...


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S1 E22: The L.A.

Aired: March 24th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Operation Protect Marissa! Seth and Ryan plan to keep Marissa from finding out about her mom's affair. It also becomes Operation Rescue Hailey when they inadvertently attend a Hollywood party where...


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S1 E23: The Nana

Aired: March 31st, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Operation Protect Marissa didn't work. Marissa knows about Julie/Luke and vanishes. Ryan finds her at Theresa's engagement party, where he's not a welcome guest. Meanwhile, cranky, opinionated,...


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S1 E24: The Proposal

Aired: April 14th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Engagement announcements are joyful news, right? Not when it means the one person Kirsten despises will become her stepmom. And not when Marissa will have a new family arrangement she doesn't want.


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S1 E25: The Shower

Aired: April 21st, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Kirsten, Marissa. Neither is the hostess with the mostest. But they reluctantly host Julie's wedding shower just the same. Seth's get-acquainted lunch with Summer's dad is a FEMA-sized disaster.


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S1 E26: The Strip

Aired: April 28th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

"I love the Vegas," Seth says. But Seth is a player who's played when he, Ryan, Sandy and Jimmy hit the gambling town for what's presumed to be Caleb's bachelor bash. And claws are out when Julie...


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S1 E27: The Ties That Bind

Aired: May 5th, 2004 @ 8:00 PM CST

Summer is near and that means sun, surf and rejuvenation. Or to Ryan, Seth and Marissa, it may mean none of the above as each faces a critical crossroad. Just the same, Newport society rises to the...


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