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The O.C.: The End of Innocence

Despite finally working their relationship out, Marissa and Ryan are forced apart by their parents. Dean Hess pressures Seth and Summer into volunteering, which leads them to come up with a way to give Ryan and Marissa a night to remember. Their plan is a success, but it lands Seth and Summer in hot water with Taylor. Meanwhile, the contents of Caleb's will are revealed, shocking both Jimmy and Julie.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: 2t6253
Airdate: Thursday September 22nd, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Feb 25, 2006

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Autumn ReeserAutumn Reeser
As Taylor Townsend
Blake RobbinsBlake Robbins
As Don
Eric MabiusEric Mabius
As Dean Hess
Jeri RyanJeri Ryan
As Charlotte Morgan
Michael AdlerMichael Adler
As Jeff Frenkel
Tate DonovanTate Donovan
As Jimmy Cooper
Main Cast
Peter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton
As Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Episode Notes
Ratings: 6.3 million viewers

This episode marks the final appearance of Tate Donovan (Jimmy Cooper) until "The Chrismukk-huh?".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
All Sad Girls Are BeautifulBaby Blue 
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubSalvation 
Matt Pond PAIn The Aeroplane Over The Sea 
Shout Out LoudsWish I Was Dead Pt. 2 
The TransplantsGangsters and Thugs 

Episode Quotes
Sandy: Is there anything I need to know?
Jimmy: No no I mean. No, are you kidding, everything's fantastic. I just wanted to give my fiancée a little peace of mind.
Sandy: Well anything for the soon-to-be Mrs. Cooper-Nichol-Cooper.

Summer: Like, especially tragic. An end-of-the world, locusts and horned beasts bummer.

Summer: Listen, skank. You can't just say really mean things in a really nice voice and and expect us to not realize you're a total...skank!

Seth: Is it my fault that most of our half-baked adolesent schemes goes hopelessly awry and my dad has to bail us out?
Ryan: Uh, usually, yeah.

Marissa: Dad, I don't know what kind of trouble you're in, but if you have to go, go. But if you do, don't come back.

Kirsten: I'm home.

Ryan: You and I are both here because someone gave us a break. Now Marissa needs one.
Sandy: Well, I think having Kirsten gone is making me all sentimental. Or maybe my brain is fried from doing all these real estate deals. Your plan poses a myriad of obstacles.
Ryan: Anything you can do. Thank you.

Lawyer: Caleb Nichol was a very generous man who loved his family very much.
Julie: Sandy gave a very nice eulogy at the funeral so let's just skip the niceties, okay?

Cultural References
Episode Title: The End of Innocence

The episode title is a reference to the Don Henley song "The End of the Innocence".

Warning: The O.C. season 3 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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