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The O.C.: The Lonely Hearts Club

Sandy attempts to make up for hiding Rebecca's return from Kirsten by planning a romantic Valentine's Day. Zach, Seth and Summer travel to San Diego to meet with a company about their comic book, but Seth focuses more on getting Summer back then pitching the comic book. Meanwhile, Julie returns from her vacation determined to reconnect with Marissa, and Ryan and Lindsay try to spend Valentine's Day together, but her relationship with Caleb interferes.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: OC-212
Airdate: Thursday February 10th, 2005

Director: Ian Toynton
Writer: J.J. Philbin

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) May 06, 2005
DE (Pro7) Sep 14, 2005

Guest Stars
Barry NewmanBarry Newman
As Professor Max Bloom
Kim DelaneyKim Delaney
As Rebecca Bloom
Michael Cassidy (1)Michael Cassidy (1)
As Zach Stephens
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Alex Kelly
Shannon LucioShannon Lucio
As Lindsay Gardner
Samantha QuanSamantha Quan
As Receptionist
T.J. ThyneT.J. Thyne
As Larry Bernstein
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

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Album LeafThe Outer Banks 
The Album LeafAnother Day 
Bang GangFollow 
Bell X1Eye, The Apple of My Eye 
J.BelleNo Idea 
PsappRear Mouth 
Trent DabbsTrue Love Goes 

Episode Quotes
Julie: Marissa, when I was in Europe, I did some real soul searching.
Marissa: I hope you didn't hurt yourself.

(After Kirsten puts the roses down the garbage disposal)
Seth: Looks like I'm not the only one at odds with the universe.

Caleb: I'm sorry, Ryan. I know it wasn't easy for you to string so many words together.

Sandy: There are days that I think me and Kirsten are bulletproof. I don't wanna test that theory.

Summer: You know what? My teeth are all plaque-y. I'm gonna go for a last-minute floss.

Seth: So, for Valentine's Day, you're giving Lindsay ... Grandpa?

Seth: Our noses grazed. And it was like the most sexually charged nose-graze in the history of nose grazes. It's essentially nose-humping, is what it is.

Episode Goofs
While Ryan and Caleb are playing pool, the balls change positions between shots without Caleb or Ryan hitting them.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Lonely Hearts Club

The episode title is a possible reference to the Beatles' album, gt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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