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The O.C.: The Girlfriend

Kristen nervously prepares for her father, Caleb's, birthday party, and is thrown off when she meets his new girlfriend, Gabrielle. After constant criticism from Caleb about Ryan, the Newport Group, and his party, Sandy suggests to Kirsten that they move away from this life and return to the life they had before moving to Newport. Later, Caleb turns Jimmy down for a job, but becomes increasingly interested in Julie. Meanwhile, Seth's years of dreaming finally become a reality when he and Summer share their first kiss, and Ryan has to fend off Gabrielle's advances.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 176505
Airdate: Tuesday September 09th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Feb 16, 2005

Guest Stars
Alan DaleAlan Dale
As Caleb Nichol
Melinda ClarkeMelinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Nichole HiltzNichole Hiltz
As Gabrielle
Main Cast
Peter GallagherPeter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly RowanKelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Mischa BartonMischa Barton
As Marissa Cooper
Adam BrodyAdam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Chris CarmackChris Carmack
As Luke Ward
Tate DonovanTate Donovan
As James "Jimmy" Cooper
Episode Notes
Ratings: 7.2/11 rating

This episode marks the first appearance of Alan Dale (Caleb Nichol).

The outfits worn in this episode were the same outfits that the cast is wearing in the season 1 promo pictures.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The FadersDisco Church 
Jason MrazYou and I Both 
OK GoYou're So Damn Hot 
Palm StreetBreak 
The RunawaysWait for Me 
Soul Kid #1More Bounce (In California) 
UserDo You 

Episode Quotes
Gabrielle: You must think it's weird, me being with an older guy.
Ryan: I live in a poolhouse.

Seth: It's fate, it's destiny. Look, they both have burritos.
Ryan: Wanna eat somewhere else?
Seth: (oblivious) Who's winning, me or my hair?

Seth: You hooked up with my grandma? Actually that's kinda hot.

Sandy: Are we worried your dad won't love us if we don't feed him enough?
Kirsten: Alright, starting now, no more digs at my dad.
Sandy: Oh no, that wasn't a dig. Seth, was that a dig?
Seth: No. When you called him a heartless bastard, that was a dig.
Sandy: You sold me out.

Kirsten: Maybe you guys can make peace this weekend.
Sandy: Okay. Oh no, no wait. I can't. I'm still Jewish.
Kirsten: (Gives him a dirty look)
Sandy: Just gettin' it out of my system, I promise.
Kirsten: I wonder what his new girlfriend's like.
Sandy: I am sure she is very well paid.
Kirsten: (Gives him a dirty look)
Sandy: I am on fire.

Gabrielle: I'm being sarcastic.
Seth: Ah. Yes, we don't get a lot of that around here.

Seth: He has no idea that every day of third grade, you shared your lunch with that little skinny squirrel who kept getting his nuts stolen by that fat squirrel.
Summer: I hated that mean squirrel.

Gabrielle: Fifth grade? Okay, she needs to change that. She's known that guy since he's been eating paste.
Seth: I think he still does.

Episode Goofs
During the episode Jimmy states how Caleb practically wanted him to propose to Kirsten in junior high school. However, in "The Outsider" Jimmy states that he met Kirsten when he was 16.

Episode References
Caleb: So you're the kid that burned down my house.

Caleb's model home was burned down during a fight between Ryan and Luke in "The Model Home".

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