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The O.C.: The Secrets and Lies

After Julie and Neil announce their engagement, the Coopers move into the Roberts household. But Marissa starts to break apart from Summer and the others when she begins to spend more time with Volchok and his friends. As Ryan tries to progress his relationship with Sadie he gets stalled when Seth voices his opinions on the Ryan/Marissa situation. Meanwhile, Kirsten gives Seth a surprise and Sandy's work frustrations continue to grow.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x19
Production Number: 2t6269
Airdate: Thursday March 30th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Jun 24, 2006

Guest Stars
Cam GigandetCam Gigandet
As Kevin Volchok
J.D. PardoJ.D. Pardo
As Tattoo Guy
Jeff HephnerJeff Hephner
As Matt Ramsey
Jonathon TrentJonathon Trent
As Surf Buddy #1
Michael NouriMichael Nouri
As Dr. Neil Roberts
Nikki ReedNikki Reed
As Sadie Campbell
Patty OnaganPatty Onagan
As Mima
Shaun DukeShaun Duke
As Henry Griffin
Don PerryDon Perry
As Old Man
Mark HamesMark Hames
As Bartender
Tony ForsythTony Forsyth
As Big Guy

Chris KernerChris Kerner
As Student
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: 5.48 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Casiotone for the Painfully AloneYoung Shields 
Luther RussellWhen You're Gone 
Paul Oakenfold feat. Brittany MurphyFaster Kill Pussycat 
The SurgeSpin Me Around 
Victor MalloyA Night In Vegas 

Episode Quotes
Seth: Well, Summer seems to think this Volchok guy is not exactly a beacon of morality.

Marissa: Wow, well aren't you a regular Veronica Mars?

Julie: Vamanos por favor!
Maid: I’m from the Philippines.

Summer: What, are you getting drunk?
Marissa: More like staying drunk.

Summer: You may be Mrs. Cooper-Nichol-Cooper-Roberts, but if you make my dad happy—
Neil: Which she does.
Julie: I do.
Summer: Then I'm happy.

Summer: We have a major problem. Marissa just bailed on our parents' engagement party to skank out with the surf Nazi.
Seth: Your dad and Julie got engaged? You kind of buried the lead there, Summer.
Summer: We've got bigger fish here, Cohen. Marissa is on a slut spiral and we need to stop her.

Seth: So if the body doesn't lie...
Summer: Then it's saying, "Ew."
Seth: "Ew"? Or "Touch my pooper"?

Summer: Volchok is Atwood's kryptonite. He'll totally Hulk out.
Seth: You're mixing comic book metaphors. But you think we can keep Marissa quiet?
Summer: Marissa? She can barely put her words together these days.
Seth: She's usually such a wordsmith.
Summer: What does she see in that guy? He's so dirty and greasy.
Seth: He's got good abs. Women like abs. I got a six-pack myself. I know.
Summer: Cohen, those are your ribs.
Seth: Oh.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Secrets and Lies

"The Secrets and Lies" comes from the 1996 movie and 2003 TV show, both entitled Secrets and Lies.

Marissa: Wow, well aren't you just a regular Veronica Mars. Way to solve this weeks mystery!

Veronica Mars is an 18-year old female detective in the hit UPN series, Veronica Mars.

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