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The O.C.: The Homecoming

It's Thanksgiving in the OC, and Seth is forced between Summer and Anna, but the process lands Seth in hot water. Meanwhile, Ryan, accompanied by Marissa, travel to Chino to visit Trey, and their quick trip infuriates Julie. When they return, the mounting tensions explode, making it an OC-style Thanksgiving to remember.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 176510
Airdate: Wednesday November 19th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Mar 23, 2005

Guest Stars
Alan DaleAlan Dale
As Caleb Nichol
Bonnie SomervilleBonnie Somerville
As Rachel Hoffman
Bradley StrykerBradley Stryker
As Trey Atwood
Melinda ClarkeMelinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper
Navi RawatNavi Rawat
As Theresa
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Samaire ArmstrongSamaire Armstrong
As Anna Stern
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: 11.9 million viewers

This is the final episode in which Bradley Stryker will play Trey Atwood. The character of Trey will reappear in "The Brothers Grim, but will be played by Logan Marshall-Green.

This episode marks the first appearance of Navi Rawat (Theresa).

The comic book that Seth gives to Ryan is Teen Titans Volume 3, #1.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Alexi MurdochOrange Sky 
EarlimartWe Drink on the Job 
Gordon JenkinsCaravan 
Mellow Man AceLatinos Mundial 
MinibarBreathe Easy 
Trespassors WilliamDifferent Stars 

Episode Quotes
Sandy: (to Caleb and Julie) It's the gruesome twosome!

Anna: Ryan has sea monkeys? I love those things!
Seth: Yeah, but you know what, though? You can't see them because they're dead.
Anna: Oh.
Seth: Yeah, suicide. You know how hard the holidays can be, so ...

Seth: (to Kirsten) You know what I dream about when I dream about Thanksgiving, which is often? I dream about eating so much deliciousness that all the blood rushes to my stomach and I pass out at the table. Please don't deny me that!

Seth: (to Ryan) The other night, on my grandfather's yacht, Summer attacked me with her lips. And she swore if I told anyone she would kill me. Yeah, she's got an interesting take on romance.

Sandy: So Anna, what's the deal? Your parents don't believe in celebrating the genocide of the American Indians?

Seth: Now, uh, despite what the Penthouse letters might suggest, two girls and one guy, uh, uh, no, no, it's not really all it's cracked up to be.

Episode Goofs
When Jimmy and Marissa come over to the Cohen's house, Kirsten calls Jimmy 'Tate', which is his first name in real life.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Homecoming

The episode shares its title with Harold Pinter play about a brother that his family never sees, much like Trey in this episode.

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