Aug. 05, 2003
60 min.
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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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The O.C. Season 3 (2005-2006)

3x01 3 3x01 The Aftermath
As Ryan, Marissa, Seth and Summer prepare for their senior year, Trey's shooting looms over them. Trey is clinging to life and when the cops continue to pressure the teens to admit ...
Sep. 08, 2005
3x02 3 3x02 The Shape of Things to Come
Kirsten continues to recover in rehab, and the Cohen men continue to feel the affects of her absence. Sandy tries to convince Kirsten to come home, but Kirsten's attachment to Charlotte ...
Sep. 15, 2005
3x03 3 3x03 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 ...
Sep. 22, 2005
3x04 3 3x04 The Last Waltz
Marissa adjusts to her new school and begins making friends at Newport Union, while Ryan worries that their separation will affect their relationship. Seth's anger with the Dean gets ...
Sep. 29, 2005
3x05 3 3x05 The Perfect Storm
Ryan makes a drastic, life-changing decision that Sandy, unlike everyone else, supports. Marissa, though not happy about his decision, turns to her new friends to help Ryan. As the ...
Nov. 03, 2005
3x06 3 3x06 The Swells
Taylor, after falling for Seth, prevents Summer and Seth from being together at a Harbor event by locking Summer out. Meanwhile, Marissa's friendship with Johnny begins to worry Summer, ...
Nov. 10, 2005
3x07 3 3x07 The Anger Management
At The Subways' concert at The Bait Shop, Taylor's constant interference causes a rift between Summer and Seth. Marissa, worried about a confrontation between Ryan and Volchok, watches ...
Nov. 17, 2005
3x08 3 3x08 The Game Plan
The seniors begin to prepare to apply for college and Summer, Seth, Ryan and Marissa begin to debate their futures. Marissa has a hard time deciding and ends up going to Johnny's surf ...
Dec. 01, 2005
3x09 3 3x09 The Disconnect
Ryan begins working as an intern for Sandy and Matt, and ends up working to save Matt instead. Determined to both get accepted to Brown, Summer and Seth do what they can to stand out. ...
Dec. 08, 2005
3x10 3 3x10 The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah
In the spirit of Chrismukkah, the gang comes up with a plan to help Johnny -- a Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah, involving Ryan getting Bar-Mitzvahkkahed. However, the holidays hit Summer ...
Dec. 15, 2005
3x11 3 3x11 The Safe Harbor
Summer, Seth, and Ryan put together a plan to get Marissa back into Harbor. Johnny has to decide what's more important: Marissa's happiness or his feelings for her. Meanwhile, Julie ...
Jan. 12, 2006
3x12 3 3x12 The Sister Act
Kaitlin Cooper returns to Newport from boarding school, bringing along her own share of secrets, attitude, and drama. She tries to reconnect with her family but is appalled by the trailer ...
Jan. 19, 2006
3x13 3 3x13 The Pot Stirrer
Marissa puts all her effort into trying to get to know her sister better, but Kaitlin's attitude only causes trouble between Marissa and the rest of the gang. Meanwhile, Sandy tries ...
Jan. 26, 2006
3x14 3 3x14 The Cliffhanger
Summer finds out the truth about Seth's Brown interview, along with his other secret. Marissa admits her feelings to Johnny, but to cope with it, Johnny makes some bad decisions after ...
Feb. 02, 2006
3x15 3 3x15 The Heavy Lifting
A tragic event takes its toll on the community, Kaitlin prepares to go back to school, Ryan questions his relationship with Marissa after lending a helping hand to Sadie, and Kirsten ...
Feb. 09, 2006
3x16 3 3x16 The Road Warrior
In order to get in contact with Johnny's father, Sadie and Ryan go on a road trip together to find him. Despite Ryan regressing back to his old ways, the road trip brings Sadie and ...
Mar. 09, 2006
3x17 3 3x17 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 ...
Mar. 16, 2006
3x18 3 3x18 The Undertow
As Ryan and Sadie's budding relationship progresses, things start heading downhill when an old friend of Ryan's returns to Newport and Ryan decides to help her. Taylor tries to help ...
Mar. 23, 2006
3x19 3 3x19 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 ...
Mar. 30, 2006
3x20 3 3x20 The Day After Tomorrow
When the gang receives their college acceptance and rejection letters, everyone must decide which path they want to take. Sandy and Kirsten become concerned about the decision that ...
Apr. 06, 2006
3x21 3 3x21 The Dawn Patrol
Ryan decides to visit his mother, but before he is able to do so, the advances of her co-worker delays him. In Newport, Taylor and Summer team up to figure out what Seth is hiding, ...
Apr. 13, 2006
3x22 3 3x22 The College Try
As graduation rapidly approaches, Summer, Seth, Ryan and Marissa head to their Pre-orientations: Summer and Seth at Brown, and Ryan and Marissa at UC Berkeley. Kirsten is shocked to ...
Apr. 20, 2006
3x23 3 3x23 The Party Favor
With Senior Prom in full swing, the good side, as well as the bad, comes out in everyone. Taylor hits an all-time high in her life, while Summer hits bottom with her prom date. Seth, ...
Apr. 27, 2006
3x24 3 3x24 The Man of the Year
After the fallout of Prom, Ryan and Volchok make a deal with each other. Sandy is chosen "Man of the Year", but the district attorney digs deeper into Sandy's involvement in the building ...
May. 04, 2006
3x25 3 3x25 The Graduates
With senior year drawing to a close, graduation looms in the future, bringing the anticipation of college along with it. Seth, Ryan, Summer and Marissa together reflect on their past ...
May. 18, 2006
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