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The O.C.: The Blaze of Glory

Seth sets out on a mission to bring back the fun that the gang had last year, and won't stop until his plan is a success. Alex becomes jealous when Marissa asks Ryan for help for an upcoming school bonfire. Meanwhile, Kirsten has to talk Carter in to staying with the magazine and Sandy helps Julie with her blackmailer problem.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: OC-216
Airdate: Thursday March 17th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Jun 03, 2005

Guest Stars
Billy CampbellBilly Campbell
As Carter Buckley
Carrie Ann NagyCarrie Ann Nagy
As Receptionist
George ContrerasGeorge Contreras
As Punk #1
Johnny MessnerJohnny Messner
As Lance Baldwin
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Alex Kelly
Brandt JacobusBrandt Jacobus
As Student #1
Leanna CampbellLeanna Campbell
As Lance's Hooker
Taivon McKinneyTaivon McKinney
As Student #2
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.9/8

Alan Dale (Caleb) does not appear in this episode.

This is Olivia Wilde's (Alex) final apperance.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Army NavySnakes of Hawaii 
Brendan BensonWhat I'm Looking For 
The FutureheadsMeantime 
Joseph ArthurA Smile That Explodes 
The ScorpionsRock You Like A Hurricane 

Episode Quotes
Alex: I need your advice, it's about Marissa.
Seth: Oh Okay, Well, I'm a little fuzzy on your guys' relationship, so perhaps you have some photos, or video, or things you -

Summer: You can't ride two horses with one ass. It's a proverb.

Seth: (to Captain Oats) If he touches you any place weird, neigh as loud as you can.

Julie: I am so screwed.
Sandy: I know, I saw the footage

Marissa: That's a good idea. Thanks.
Seth: Don't mention it ... seriously don't, especially to Summer.

Seth: That guy worked an entire summer in construction. And also he enjoys architecture and burning stuff down.

Ryan: I'm not going to the bonfire.
Julie: But you have go to the bonfire.
Ryan: What, are you and Seth working on the same team now?

Marissa: Hey. I thought you weren't coming.
Ryan: Captain Oats was rather concerned that he wouldn't be represented.

Seth: I gotta say, last year? Better than this year.
Ryan: Maybe it's because last year was new.

Ryan: Live in the now, Seth.
Seth: I'm sorry. I'm afraid I can't do that.

Episode Goofs
When Marissa asks Ryan to help with the bonfire, she is holding a piece of food in her right hand. When the shot returns to Marissa, she is holding a bottle of water in her right hand.

While Summer is braiding Marissa's hair, the amount of hair that she's braided changes between shots.

At lunch with Ryan, Marissa picks up her bag and puts it on her shoulder. When the shot goes back to Marissa, she puts the bag on her shoulder again.

Cultural References
The episode title "Blaze of Glory", refers to the movie "Blades of Glory".

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