Aug. 05, 2003
60 min.
FOX TV Network

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The O.C.

A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

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Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan, known professionally as Benjamin McKenzie or Ben McKenzie, is an American ...

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Ryan Francis Atwood is a fictional character on the FOX television series The O.C., portrayed by Benjamin McKenzie. A troubled teenager from Chino, California, he is considered the protagonist of the show, beginning as an outcast and is brought to a lifestyle of luxury by the Cohen family and is given a second chance to pursue his life's goals and dreams.
The final line of the show is spoken by Ryan. At the very ending of the series finale, during a flashforward, Ryan leaves the construction site in which he works and as he walks towards his Range Rover he sees a kid in the same situation as he was in "Premiere". Ryan looks at the kid and says: "Hey, kid! Need any help?". The screen then fades out.
You know what I like about rich kids? [punches Luke] Nothing.
— Ryan Atwood

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03x24 - The Man of the Year
Season 3, Episode 24
03x07 - The Anger Management
Season 3, Episode 07
01x06 - The Girlfriend
Season 1, Episode 06
01x17 - The Rivals
Season 1, Episode 17
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Ryan Atwood Quotes

04x15 - The Night Moves Season 4 / Episode 15: - The Night Moves

Seth Cohen: [Ryan has woken up in the hospital after getting hurt in the earthquake, Seth is sitting in a chair in his room] Although, you're going to have to wrap your head about the fact that we're really brothers now... We're blood brothers.
Ryan Atwood: You... donated blood?
Seth Cohen: Eh, I had an extra few pints flowing through my veins. It was no big deal.
Ryan Atwood: Hm. You're not a big fan of needles.
Seth Cohen: Nor of fainting, it turns out. But, the bank was a little low and us O negative guys gotta stick together.
Ryan Atwood: Hm. It's weird, cause all of the sudden I have this strange urge to listen to Death Cab and read comic books.
Seth Cohen: For real?
Ryan Atwood: No. I'm kidding.
04x12 - The Groundhog Day Season 4 / Episode 12: - The Groundhog Day

Taylor Townsend: [as her groundhog mascot cover is blown] Oh crap...!

Ryan Atwood: [standing over her] Taylor? What are you doing?
Taylor Townsend: [looking back, up at him] I was... just...
Ryan Atwood: Taylor, you okay?
Taylor Townsend: [struggling to get up] Ugh... I'm sorry... Forget you ever knew me.

Ryan Atwood: What?

Ryan Atwood: Taylor! Taylor!
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