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The O.C.: The Showdown

Now that Carter left Newport, Kirsten has started drinking more than usual, and refuses to admit to Sandy that she has a problem. Ryan begins to suspect that something happened between Trey and Marissa, but isn't sure what occurred. Summer confronts Reed about Seth and Zach's graphic novel, and ends up making an appearance at the "Atomic County" launch party. Meanwhile, Caleb confronts Julie about her past indiscretions.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x22
Production Number: OC-222
Airdate: Thursday May 05th, 2005

Director: Michael Fresco
Writer: John Stephens

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Jul 15, 2005

Guest Stars
Carrie Ann NagyCarrie Ann Nagy
As Clare
Logan Marshall-GreenLogan Marshall-Green
As Trey Atwood
Marguerite MoreauMarguerite Moreau
As Reed Carlson
Michael Cassidy (1)Michael Cassidy (1)
As Zach Stephens
Nikki GriffinNikki Griffin
As Jess
Todd BosleyTodd Bosley
As Leon
Burnadean JonesBurnadean Jones
As Woman in Plain Suit
Jesse HeimanJesse Heiman
As Winking Comic Book Nerd
Matt WilliamsonMatt Williamson
As Bartender
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

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Album LeafTwenty Two Fourteen 
The CribsHey Scenesters 
Of MontrealThe Party's Crashing Us 
The Rogers SistersFreight Elevator 
Shout Out LoudsBut Then Again No 
Soledad BrothersCage That Tiger 
StarsThe Big Fight 

Episode Quotes
Summer: I'm in gym clothes. My hair is in a French braid. I'm terrible.

Caleb: You spent two hours making eggs benedict for a man with a heart condition?

Zach: Wake up, I'm a water polo player. We're never nice guys.

Sandy: Do you think I look like Tony Blair?
Kirsten: Uh, you have nicer hair.
Sandy: Good hair, leader of Great Britain. I would call it a wash.

Seth: All this time I thought you were a nice guy.
Zach: Wake up. I'm a water polo player. We're never nice guys.

Julie: Oh my gosh. How much vodka did you put in this?
Kirsten: Normal amount. Little less.

Reed: Summer, Seth and Zach have talent. They could have careers in comics. But you are the Nico of the group.
Summer: I'm sorry. I don't get references before 1990.

Episode Goofs
At school, Marissa buys coffee at the coffee cart. However, when she leaves, she has no coffee with her.

Cultural References
Sandy: Do you think I look like Tony Blair?

Tony Blair is the prime minister of Great Britain.

Reed: But you are the Nico of the group.

The Nico that Reed is referring to is singer Christa Päffgen, who goes by the pseudonym Nico. Nico teamed up with The Velvet Underground and recorded The Velvet Underground and Nico, which included hits "I'll Be Your Mirror" and "Heroin".

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