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The O.C.: The Ex-Factor

Marissa and Summer plan a girls' night out and decide to invite Lindsay to go out with them. While the girls are out, Ryan, Seth, and Zach spend the evening playing video games, but have a hard time not joining the girls. Meanwhile, Julie and Kirsten brainstorm ideas to help the Newport Group's image while Sandy and Caleb try to talk them out of their idea.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: OC-209
Airdate: Thursday January 20th, 2005

Director: Michael Fresco
Writer: J.J. Philbin

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Apr 15, 2005
DE (Pro7) Aug 24, 2005

Guest Stars
Benjamin DiskinBenjamin Diskin
As Geek #3 (Philip)
Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle Chriqui
As Jodie
Mark L. YoungMark L. Young
As Prepubescent Geek #1
Michael Cassidy (1)Michael Cassidy (1)
As Zach Stephens
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Alex Kelly
Shannon LucioShannon Lucio
As Lindsay Gardner
Todd BosleyTodd Bosley
As Awkward Geek #2
Kristin PateKristin Pate
As Isabelle
Michael Simpson (2)Michael Simpson (2)
As Matt Miller
The ThrillsThe Thrills
As Themselves
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
Melinda ClarkeMelinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Alan DaleAlan Dale
As Caleb Nichol
Episode Notes
The Thrills perform.

Ratings: 5.1/8

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AqueductHardcore Days and Softcore Nights 
InfusionGirls Can Be Cruel 
Mark Lanegan BandStrange Religion 
The ThrillsCurse of Comfort 
The ThrillsNot For All The Love In The World 
The ThrillsSaturday Night 
Tom QuickHoney Dew 

Episode Quotes
Sandy: It's my fault. I've once again gotten caught up in this nasty game of Hungry, Hungry Hippo.

Seth: I've got a lot of testosterone pumping. Testosterone being the key ingredient missing in Alex's previoius relationship.

Sandy: Ask me while you're giving me the massage. I'm inclined to say yes.

Kirsten: (to Julie about the magazine cover) Oh my. There's so much you here.

Sandy: Okay, honey, I don't want to alarm you, but there's a giant Julie Cooper on the table.

Seth: Ryan, my girlfriend hooked up with a girl. There's only one thing to do in this situation.
Zach: You're gonna hook up with a guy?

Episode Goofs
In season 1, Marissa is refered to as a vegetarian, but in this episode she eats a hamburger.

Cultural References
Sandy: It's my fault. I've once again gotten caught up in this nasty game of Hungry, Hungry Hippo.

Hungry, Hungry Hippos is a children's board game where each player tries to have their hippo eat more white balls than the other players' hippos.

Episode References
When Ryan is driving Lindsay's to Marissa's they talk about when Ryan and Marissa first met. When they stop, on the reflection of the windshield, you can see the scene in which they met from "The Pilot".

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