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The O.C.: The Journey

After their falling out, Ryan debates whether or not he should invite Marissa to his 18th birthday party, while Sandy urges Ryan to invite one of his relatives. After months of putting it off, Neil and Julie finally tell the truth to Summer and Marissa, respectively. Meanwhile, Ryan and Sadie's relationship, as well as Marissa and Volchok's, continue to progress.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x17
Production Number: 2t6267
Airdate: Thursday March 16th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Jun 10, 2006

Guest Stars
Cam GigandetCam Gigandet
As Kevin Volchok
Craig SusserCraig Susser
As Cop On The Pier
Daphne AshbrookDaphne Ashbrook
As Dawn Atwood
J.D. PardoJ.D. Pardo
As Tattoed Surfer
Jeff HephnerJeff Hephner
As Matt Ramsey
Michael NouriMichael Nouri
As Dr. Neil Roberts
Nikki ReedNikki Reed
As Sadie Campbell
Andrew ThacherAndrew Thacher
As Jail Cop
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: 5.45 million viewers

This marks the first appearance of Daphne Ashbrook (Dawn Atwood) since "The Gamble".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cobra VerdeWaiting For A Girl Like You 
Crash My Model CarIn Dreams 
The KooksOoh La 
The M'sPlan Of The Man 
SouthPaint The Silence 

Episode Quotes
Summer: Because I have to worry about Julie Cooper giving my dad VD and taking all of his money. So my plate is full.

Seth: Yeah, and if you cross Johnny Law, no more time in that day care juvy. It’s going to be hard time in the big house for you, pally.

Summer: Coop, you spend all your time on that lifeguard stand staring out at the water like you’re a Naval widow.

Kirsten: Ryan, I forgot to ask. Do you have any request for your birthday on Sunday?
Seth: Sunday's your birthday?
Ryan: Thanks buddy.
Sandy: Not just any birthday. Ryan's turning 18. Becoming a fully franchised citizen of this great democratic experiment we call America.
Seth: Yes, we all know you went to law school. The important thing is we need a party.

Summer: Um, hi. Two homeless guys just got into a fight over the crudité and knocked down Scientist Ryan.

Sandy: As of today we may no longer be your legal guardians, but you will always be part of this family.

Sadie: You do know this is a Foreigner song, right?
Ryan: Yeah.
Sadie: Okay.

Episode References
Marissa makes several references and has flashbacks to "The Model Home" in which Marissa and Seth hide Ryan in a model home to keep him from being sent back to Chino.

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