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The O.C.: The O.Sea

Sandy and Caleb team up to confront Kirsten about her recent drinking problem. Ryan, determined to find out what happened between Trey and Marissa, heads to Chino for answers. Summer decides to not let Zach and Seth fighting over her ruin her prom, and forces the boys to choose who will escort her to the dance. Meanwhile, Julie and Caleb celebrate their final evening together before the divorce is finalized.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x23
Production Number: OC-223
Airdate: Thursday May 12th, 2005

Director: Michael Lange
Writer: J.J. Philbin

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Jul 22, 2005

Guest Stars
Cynthia AvilaCynthia Avila
As Eva
Logan Marshall-GreenLogan Marshall-Green
As Trey Atwood
Marguerite MoreauMarguerite Moreau
As Reed Carlson
Michael Cassidy (1)Michael Cassidy (1)
As Zach Stephens
Navi RawatNavi Rawat
As Theresa
Nikki GriffinNikki Griffin
As Jess
George LucasGeorge Lucas
As Himself
Gilbert Glenn BrownGilbert Glenn Brown
As Officer Patrick
Matt McKenzie (1)Matt McKenzie (1)
As Prom Announcer
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: 4.3/8

This episode marks the final appearance of Alan Dale (Caleb Nichol).

It is revealed that Hailey left home at 17.

This is the first appearance of Theresa (Navi Rawat) since "The Distance".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ColdplayFix You 
Love As LaughterDirty Loves 
My Pet GeniusRae 
The PerishersNothing Like You & I 
PhoenixLove For Granted 
SenzaCava Del Rio 

Episode Quotes
Kirsten: (to Caleb) I may like Chardonay, but I am not gonna die alone and that's more than I can say for you!

Ryan: What time is it?
Seth: It's 5:30 ... ish.
Ryan: You're showing up earlier and earlier.
Seth: Yeah, well, we had a lot of ground to cover, so I figured, since we're both up, we may as well get a jump on it.

Seth: ... Comedy is just tragedy plus time.

Summer: The dream involved a hot guy in a tux with a carnation pinned to his lapel. Instead I’m drawing straws between Nerdboy and Assclown.

Summer: (about Ryan) Sick? Too sick to take you to the prom? He better be real sick - like dead - or I'm going to strangle him with his own wifebeater.

Episode Goofs
Julie attempts to poison Caleb by opening up his Ambien sleeping pill capsules and pouring the powder inside into his drink. However, the prescription sleep aid Ambien is only available in tablet form.

When Zach and Seth are talking in the hallway, the same guy walks by them 5 times.

When Ryan and Theresa are walking together, they walk by the same car twice.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The O.Sea

The episode title is an obvious reference to the series title, The O.C.

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