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The O.C.: The SnO.C.

With the arrival of winter, Seth, Ryan, Summer and Marissa find themselves planning for the annual "SnO.C.Winter Ball". Julie and Jimmy continue spending time together and getting along surprisingly well. Meanwhile, Sandy comes closer to finding the truth about Caleb's secret and Julie uncovers what Marissa has been hiding.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: OC-205
Airdate: Thursday December 09th, 2004

Director: Ian Toynton
Writer: John Stephens

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Mar 11, 2005
DE (Pro7) Aug 03, 2005
FI (Sub) May 19, 2009

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Kathleen York
As Renee Wheeler
Michael Cassidy (1)
As Zach Stephens
Nicholas Gonzalez
As D.J.
Olivia Wilde
As Alex Kelly
Shannon Lucio
As Lindsay Gardner
Monika Jolly
As Mandy
Main Cast
Peter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton
As Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Tate Donovan
As James "Jimmy" Cooper
Melinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Alan Dale
As Caleb Nichol
Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.4/7

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dirty VegasCloser 
The FaintDesperate Guys 
FeistLet It Die 
FrausdotsSoft Light 
Gwen StefaniCool 
Imogen HeapGoodnight & Go 
Magnet f. Gemma HayesLay Lady Lay 
MascottTurn Off/ Turn On 
PhoenixRun Run Run 

Episode Quotes
Sandy: Even if you were having an affair, 16 years is an awfully long time to be paying palimony ... unless there's a child.

Julie: Jimmy, look.
Jimmy: Wow, she looks beautiful.
Julie: Yes, but more importantly she's with Ryan. Who right now looks like Prince Charming.

Zach: I get it. You're one of those couples. Joannie and Chachi, Luke and Leia.
Seth: Luke and Leia were brother and sister.
Zach: Yeah, well, may the force be with you.

Seth: Hey, need a hand with something?
Marissa: Sure.
Seth: Ryan, be a gentleman. I've got class.

Sandy: Never underestimate a parent's ability to mortify his child.

Alex: What are those?
Seth: These are fists or, as like to call them, the twin ambassadors of pain!

Ryan: I know something we can do that doesn't involve a lot talking.
(cuts to Ryan and Lindsay playing video games)

Episode Goofs
Zach punches Seth with his right hand but in the next scene he ices his left hand.

Cultural References
Zach: You're like Joanie and Chachi.

Joanie and Chachi are characters from Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, a spinoff of Happy Days.

Lindsay: Freudian slippers.

A Freudian slip, named after Sigmund Freud, is a phenomenon where an error in speech or memory is caused by the unconscious mind, typically revealing the speaker's true meaning.

Warning: The O.C. season 2 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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