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The O.C.: The Mallpisode

Marissa begins to see the reality of living on her own, and takes a break from the housework to go to the mall with Summer, Seth, and Ryan. While waiting the arrival of Carter, the new editor for Newport Living, Julie is distracted when a man from her past resurfaces. Meanwhile, Sandy and Caleb find themselves bonding over their experiences.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x15
Production Number: OC-215
Airdate: Thursday March 10th, 2005

Director: Ian Toynton
Writer: Stephanie Savage

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) May 27, 2005

Guest Stars
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Alex Kelly
Johnny MessnerJohnny Messner
As Lance Baldwin
Billy CampbellBilly Campbell
As Carter Buckley
Carrie Ann NagyCarrie Ann Nagy
As Receptionist
Shaun CozzensShaun Cozzens
As Pizza Guy
Amber HeardAmber Heard
As Salesgirl
John Michael VaughnJohn Michael Vaughn
As Security Guard
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: 5.1/8

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BeckQue Onda Guero 
BeckTrue Love Will Find You In The End 
Le TigreTKO 
The MurmursBig Talker 
Penny DivisionAt The Mall 
Sam PrekopC + F 

Episode Quotes
Seth: Ah. Father. I'm glad to see you finally found your calling.
Caleb: Exactly what I said.
Sandy: Ah, nothing like a good crack about a plumber.

Seth: How is it that Ryan and Marissa are now the functioning couple?
Summer: Oh my god, we can not be more annoying than Ryan and Marissa. They're monsters.
Seth: I like monsters.

Julie: Alex, and I'm not saying this to be mean. Because you actually seem like a nice enough girl, and ... I like your pants. But you're this week's yard guy.

Ryan: So what do we do now?
Summer: I have an idea. (puts on a hockey mask)
Ryan: You're going to kill us all with a chainsaw?

Seth: And besides, now with Lindsay out of the picture, maybe Ryan and Marissa will get back together.
Summer: Are you crazy? They're like the worst couple ever. And besides Marissa's happy now.
Seth: Okay, and by happy you mean gay.

Seth: This thing with Lindsay is just really kicking Ryan's ass.
Summer: Which is why it's a good thing we're like the Marines.
Seth: How are we like the Marines?
Summer: We leave no man behind. Look, Lindsay may have turned her back on Ryan, but we won't. No. You have got to cheer him up. Semper Fi.
Seth: Oh, Semper Fi. That's so cute.

Episode Goofs
Near the middle of the episode, Julie is carrying a brown bag in her left hand. When the shot returns to Julie, she has the bag in her right hand, then it switches back to the left in the next shot.

Episode References
At the diner, Marissa asks Ryan "Who are you?". Ryan responds by saying "Whoever you want me to be" with a french fry hanging out of his mouth. This is the same as a scene in the "Pilot" episode when Ryan meets Marissa for the first time, but instead of a french fry, he had cigarette in his mouth.

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