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The O.C.: The Rainy Day Women

It's raining in Newport, and the rain begins to have its affect on the O.C. Marissa tells Julie about her relationship with Alex, then informs Julie that she's moving in with Alex. Summer gets ready for her trip to Italy with Zach, but she has a hard time forgetting about Seth. After persuasion from Ryan, Lindsay agrees to take the paternity test and everyone awaits the results. Meanwhile, after the highway is closed due to rain, Sandy and Rebecca are stranded together in a motel.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x14
Production Number: OC-214
Airdate: Thursday February 24th, 2005

Director: Michael Fresco
Writer: Josh Schwartz

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) May 20, 2005
DE (Pro7) Sep 28, 2005

Guest Stars
Devin SidellDevin Sidell
As Abigail
Jordan BakerJordan Baker
As Elaine
Kathleen YorkKathleen York
As Renee Wheeler
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
Bonnie ParkerBonnie Parker
voiced Radio DJ
Jeff HolmanJeff Holman
As Trucker
John Maynard (1)John Maynard (1)
As State Trooper
Lisa MayLisa May
voiced Female Radio DJ
Marcus LavckMarcus Lavck
As Mullet Man
Max BurkholderMax Burkholder
As Kid in Airport
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: 4.8/7

Before this episode aired, FOX cut a kiss between Marissa and Alex. The scene appears on the season 2 DVD.

This is the last appearance of Shannon Lucio (Lindsay) and Kim Delaney (Rebecca).

We learn that Julie, like Marissa had a lesbian "phase" when she was a teen.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bell X1Music in Mouth 
Bell X1In Every Sunflower 
Blind MelonNo Rain 
Boys II MenEnd of The Road 
The JayhawksSave It For A Rainy Day 
Joel Evans & FriendsNo Easy Way To Say Goodbye 
Louis XIVFaking The Books 
Matt Pond PAChampagne Supernova 

Episode Quotes
Ryan: So I come in right below pizza. That's good to know.
Lindsay: Yeah, well. A girl's gotta eat.

Seth: Think we should stick together? Kinda two-by-two like Noah did? He's very wise, Ryan. He had a beard.

Seth: Spiderman is really the only protective headgear I own.
Summer: Well, it's too bad you weren't wearing protective headgear when you were dropped on your head as a child.
Seth: Oh, zing!

Seth: Eureka, Ryan! I can't believe I just said Eureka. That's it!
Ryan: What's it?
Seth: The way to win her back. The grand romantic gesture that's gonna put Zachary's Euro-Trip to shame. I shall take her on a sailing adventure aboard the Summer Breeze.
Ryan: Except you sold the boat for bus fare.
Seth: I did. Dammit. Eureka, Ryan! I shall buy back the Summer Breeze! Yes.
Ryan: Uh huh. Except with what money?
Seth: Okay, if I wanted my parade rained on, I would just step outside. Let me ask you, man. Do you like the shape of the idea, even.
Ryan: Definitely.
Seth: Okay great. So all I need is money. Hang on. Yes, got the answer. But before I say Eureka again, do you see any other potential flaws or holes in my plan?
Ryan: No.
Seth: Then Eureka, Ryan! Eu-friggin-reka!

Julie: Look, Marissa, I'll admit it. I experimented a bit when I was your age. Albeit it involved a little Motley Crue and a lot of Jager.
Marissa: Woah, Mom. Way too much information.

Summer: I can't go. I can't do this.
Zach: Truth be told, I didn't think you'd make it past security.
Summer: I'm really sorry.
Zach: You can't fight fate.

Ryan: You're talking to a boat, Seth.
Seth: Yeah, I talk to a plastic horse, too, but that never worries anyone.

Seth: Marissa and Alex are no longer welcome in the Red states.

Episode Goofs
When Summer is on the phone with Seth, the phone switches from ontop of her hair to under her hair between shots.

The number Summer has for Seth on her cell phone has a 714 area code. However, the area code for Newport Beach 949.

Cultural References
Visual: Seth and Summer's upside-down kiss

Their kiss is similar to the kiss that Mary Jane and Peter Parker/Spiderman share after he saves her from thieves in the movie Spiderman.

Seth: Have you looked out the window? It's like the opening sequence to 'Day After Tomorrow'

The Day After Tomorrow is a movie in which the world is destroyed by several natural disasters. During the opening scene, there are strong thunderstorms.

Seth: Plans to watch a marathon of a reality show spin off of "The Valley".

There is also a reality show based upon The O.C. - Laguna Beach

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