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The O.C.: The Goodbye Girl

After Theresa decides to stay and Newport, Ryan helps her find a job and a place to stay. Julie and Luke's affair is almost exposed when Jimmy sees them together. Meanwhile, Anna decides to move back to Pittsburgh and Seth convinces himself that she's leaving because of him, causing him to rush to the airport in order to stop her.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: 176520
Airdate: Wednesday March 03rd, 2004

Director: Patrick Norris
Writer: Josh Schwartz

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Jun 01, 2005

Guest Stars
Alan DaleAlan Dale
As Caleb Nichol
Danielle BisuttiDanielle Bisutti
As Joan
Eric BalfourEric Balfour
As Eddie
Katherine DisqueKatherine Disque
As Lynn
Lamont ThompsonLamont Thompson
As Greg Hodes
Navi RawatNavi Rawat
As Theresa
Samaire ArmstrongSamaire Armstrong
As Anna Stern
Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
As Kaitlin Cooper
Phil AbramsPhil Abrams
As Mr. Sheeran
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
Melinda ClarkeMelinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Episode Notes
This episode marks the first appearance of Shailene Woodley (Kaitlin Cooper) since "The Perfect Couple".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Death Cab for CutieA Lack of Color 
JourneySeparate Ways 
MastersourceSomething for You 
MastersourceWalkin' the Walk 
Nada SurfIf You Leave 
Trespassers WilliamAlone 

Episode Quotes
Seth: I can't believe I caused a girl to leave the state ... the county, maybe, sure.

Seth: What if the girl I'm supposed to be with just went back to Pittsburgh?
Ryan: What if she just went back to Chino?
Seth: Why would Anna go to Chino? Kidding.
Ryan: Nice one. Well, at least we still have each other.
Seth: Actually, I have Summer now. But I'll put a little Seth/Ryan time on the books. That's quality time.
Ryan: Thanks, buddy. You know, I could always hang out with Luke. I wonder what he's doing right now.
Seth: I don't know. Discovering fire ... Hunting and gathering ... maybe shaving his chest with a buck knife. Hey you could do that together.
Ryan: I did do that.

Seth: But what will I do without your wisdom?
Anna: Confidence, Cohen.

Seth: My Jew-fro is frizzing out. I look like Screech.

Sandy: Do you want to know what I think?
Ryan: You're going to tell me either way, right?
Sandy: Like my own son.

Julie: Luke is just here to defrag my hard drive.

Episode Goofs
At lunch when Kirsten arrives, there is a group of four sitting next to Caleb. When Kirsten gets to the table seconds later, the group is no longer at the table.

Cultural References
Seth: My Jew-fro is frizzing out. I look like Screech.

Screech is a curly-haired character from Saved by the Bell played by actor Dustin Diamond.

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