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The O.C.: The Accomplice

Zach and Seth launch their own comic book series based on their lives. During their initial sketches, Summer finds that she's being excluded from the book and asks the boys why. Sandy agrees to help an old friend find his long-lost daughter, but the search only raises questions. Meanwhile, Marissa rebels against Caleb; and Ryan agrees to help Lindsay find out more about Caleb.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: OC-210
Airdate: Thursday January 27th, 2005

Director: Ian Toynton
Writer: Allan Heinberg

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Apr 22, 2005
DE (Pro7) Aug 31, 2005

Guest Stars
Barry NewmanBarry Newman
As Professor Max Bloom
Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle Chriqui
As Jodie
Kim DelaneyKim Delaney
As Rebecca Bloom
Michael Cassidy (1)Michael Cassidy (1)
As Zach Stephens
Natalie BlalockNatalie Blalock
As Gail Van Deepen
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Alex Kelly
Shannon LucioShannon Lucio
As Lindsay Gardner
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
Ratings: 5.2/8

The scene where Marissa and Alex are admiring Marissa's new tattoo was added to the storyline after Mischa Barton decided to get the tattoo done for real. She had it done without first checking with the show's producers, and they were initially angry with her for having it done, but then decided that Marissa should also get a tattoo and added the scene to explain its sudden appearance.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Black Keys10AM Automatic 
Eliot SmithPretty (Ugly Before) 
Poster ChildrenWestern Springs 
Rilo KileyPortions For Foxes 
Tiger LouWarmth 
Walking ConcertHands Up! 

Episode Quotes
Seth: Turns out I don't make a very convincing super hero.

Summer: (about sketchbook) Princess Sparkle, you are not going to believe this.

Seth: I know that it's totally creepy. I know that. I'm sorry. It's was just a very long summer and I'm sorry and I will destroy all of them right now. I just need to find my X-Acto knife.

Gail: As you can see, it's a bit of a fixer-upper.
Kirsten: That's one way to put it.
Sandy: Who are you kidding, Gail? This place is a first-class dump. And I like it!

Seth: Hey! Brian Gatwood. AKA Kid Chino!

Summer: I don't wanna hear it. What are you guys? Like Kavalier and Gay?
Seth: (impressed) That was funny.
Summer: I know.

Episode Goofs
When Seth is in his bedroom with Summer, he has a piece of white fuzz on the back of his sweater that disappears then reappears between shots several times.

Cultural References
Seth: Are they open to some sort of menage-a-threeway as in the film Summer Lovers?

Summer Lovers is a 1982 film in which a couple travel to Greece for a summer and meet, then develop a relationship with, a young girl.

Peter Gallagher also starred in Summer Lovers.

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