UPDATE: EPISODE LEAKED ONTO THE NET EARLY. CHECK THE NEWS HERE
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You’ve waited all summer (or winter if you’re in Australia) and now it’s almost here! The O.C. Season Three!
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Last time we visited Orange County, Caleb had just carked it, Kirsten was sent off to rehab for being an alcho, Jimmy and Julie decide to get back together again, and Ryan found out that his brother Trey tried to rape Marissa.
As a result of this, Ryan went over to Trey’s apartment to go Chino on his ass. Things went bad for Ryan (duh, never try and fight with your older brother. You learn that at age 3). Trey grabbed a telephone and was about to call long distance on Ryan’s face, until Marissa popped a cap in Trey’s back. Trey turned around with an OMGWTF look on his face before collapsing on the floor. *FADE TO BLACK*
It was, admittedly, a damn good ending to a fairly mediocre season.
Lets see if this show can get any more incestuous, as well as keeping up the illusion that these twenty-something actors are supposed to be in high school.
The third season of The O.C. premieres in the US on 8 September, 2005. No word yet on an Australian air date.
SEASON 3 SPOILERS
3.01 – The Aftermath
In the season three opener we start off with senior year starting in a few days. It has been a couple of months since the shooting. Trey has been in a coma all this time leaving the D.A. impatiently waiting for his side of the story. Feeling the pressure from the community the D.A. continues to put pressure on Ryan, Marisa, Seth, Summer and others for more information. Meanwhile Julie is steaming mad because Caleb’s accountant won’t give up the goods on Caleb’s will. Kirsten, still in rehab, forms a friendship with fellow recovering alcoholic Charlotte, who – like all things in the O.C. – may not be everything she appears to be.
3.02 – The Shape of Things to Come
Social Chair owner Marissa tries to plan this year’s carnival but is having much difficulty due to a little pest named Taylor. Sandy is surprised to find Kirsten has been released from rehab but instead of informing him, she has been living with another woman named Charlotte, by which she met in rehab. Julie and Sandy meet with the Dean and Dr. Kim to discuss Ryan and Marissa’s future at Harbor High. Later Ryan and Marissa partake in a similar meeting. Elsewhere Jimmy meets a man named Don at the Yatch Club’s bar and feels more than open to discuss his money problems with him.
3.03 – The End of Innocence
Jimmy must make once more the difficult decision to leave or stay with his family. Charlotte has to leave her house. Marissa, Ryan, and Sandy also appear in the episode.
3.04 – The Last Waltz
Marissa goes to Newport Union, a public school. At the end of the day, she meets Johnny Harper, a 17-year-old student who seems to like the beach and to skateboard. His girlfriend Casey and their friend Dennis “Chili” Childress joins them. Chili invites Marissa on a date but she says she already has a boyfriend. The next day, it’s “Newport Union Back to School Dance,” Marissa is unsure she should go. The news about the Trey shooting makes its way to Newport Union which crushes Marissa as she was hoping to get a fresh start. Johnny tries to cheer her up.
Kirsten is at the Cohen’s house and receives flowers from Charlotte. We will know more about Charlotte’s plans… Kirsten is also back at work at the Newport Group. Ryan may be getting a tutor (maybe to be taught at home). Julie has huge money problems. Taylor is in the episode (see ep 3.01).
3.05 – The Perfect Storm
Julie lives in some low rent motel. Marissa is still at Summer’s. Julie will look for a new place to stay. Sandy and Kirsten accompany Ryan at Harbor High as he goes from booth to booth to hear Universities and Colleges sweet talk him in studying at their institution. Dean Hess wants Ryan to leave as he is not to set foot at Harbor… Ryan gets a job on a boat that may have him leave town for a few weeks. Marissa still attends Newport Union. Seth, Charlotte and Johnny (see episode 3.04) also appear in the episode.
3.06 – The Swells
Seth helps Taylor put posters up in school. He also helps her out when an event she has organized doesn’t go has planned. Summer and Marissa are at the beach where some surfers are enjoying the swells. At the Newport Group, Sandy meets with businessman Kurt Williams and his protégé Mark Fish in order to hand over the company to them. Sandy will give them the Newport Group if they don’t destroy low-income properties by the beach. Later, there is a Lock-In at Taylor’s house. Seth and Ryan are there. Charlotte and Julie have dinner at the yatch club to talk over a charity event. Julie learns more about who Charlotte is… It seems the two of them are living together. Kirsten, Ryan, Casey, Johnny, Chili, as well as Taylor’s mom, Nancy Townsend, appear in the episode. The band “The Subways” may play at The Bait Shop.
Schwartz says, “Year three, for us, is going to be senior year, so obviously that’s a huge event in these kids’ lives, and for their parents as well. So we’ll be dealing with all sorts of things, like what does the future hold, college, graduation, all those kind of gigantic, kind of epic events in high school life.”
If her new show ‘Reunion’ flops, Amanda Righetti (Hayley) might come back.
According to O.C. executive producer Josh Schwartz, that shoot-out cliffhanger will be resolved very early on. He also says, the “core couples” will be back together this year, including Kirsten and Sandy, despite some drama from Jeri Ryan’s character whom he insists is not Single White Female-esque, and “It won’t be what you expect.”
Schwartz hints that Theresa might return. “She’s out there, man,” he says. “She’s definitely floating out there. And someone from the past is coming back. That’s for sure.”
Michael Cassidy won’t be back as Zach. “He’s off in Marin County working for Lucasfilm,” Josh Schwartz says.
We’re finally going to see the rest of Summer’s house. “All of the scenes will not be set in her bedroom this year,” he says. “You’ll see Summer’s kitchen, you’ll see Summer’s backyard – it’s gonna blow your mind.” One thing we won’t see: Summer’s infamous stepmonster. “She’s usually passed out on painkillers,” Schwartz points out. “She wouldn’t be much fun.”
Josh Schwartz says that after Marissa leaves, there will be a huge “power vacuum” at Harbor. “Taylor (Autumn Reeser) wants to take over not only the social chair, but the school,” he says. “And Summer is going to do her best to stand up for Marissa’s honor. It’s going to be really fun to see Summer back in bitch mode, not afraid to throw down and stand up for her friend.”
Josh Schwartz gave a little wink, wink, nudge, nudge that Anna very well could be back.
The news about Anna is probably the best IMHO. She was hawt, and went for geeks.