The O.C.

The Dearly Beloved

Season 2, Ep 24, Aired 5/19/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Kirsten hits rock bottom after Caleb's funeral, prompting Sandy to finally take action; Jimmy Cooper resurfaces and almost immediately renews ties with a mourning Julie; Jess bullies Trey into participating in a drug deal that turns into a shootout; Ryan finally learns the truth about what happened between Trey and Marissa, leading to a bloody confrontation.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Josh Schwartz

  • Ian Toynton

  • Tate Donovan

    Jimmy Cooper

  • Logan Marshall-Green

    Trey Atwood

  • Amanda Righetti

    Hailey Nichol

  • Fan Reviews (69)
  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 08, 2010

  • Alot of people turn up for Caleb's funeral, like Hailey, Jimmy. Marrisa tells summer of whats happened, summer tells seth, seth tells ryan, then theres trouble with trey. Kirsten his rock bottom.

    By stewie1423, Feb 11, 2007

  • From the start to the end, this is the best eppie.

    By geezbones, Nov 26, 2007

  • Could have been more exciting...

    By sccergurl2113, Feb 22, 2008

  • Definitely tops the previous episode, which I thought was going to be the best episode in the show, and this tops it in every aspect even if by a small bit. Perfect 10? Nothing's perfect, but how else can you make it better?

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Dec 15, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • Marissa: Hey, can I call you back? Seth: Actually no, there's a problem? Marissa: What's going on? Seth: Well, we're on our way to Trey's, but you're closer. Maybe you can stop him. Marissa: What are you talking about? Seth: Ryan knows.

    • Ryan: All year, I have tried to be a different person. I can't do that anymore. Seth: Wait, Ryan, what are you gonna do? Ryan: I'm gonna settle this with Trey. Once and for all.

    • Julie: If it would help, I could take over Kirsten Watch for awhile. Sandy: I don't know if anything's gonna help. Julie: So then let her glower at me. I'm used to it. Sandy: Unfortunately, so am I these days. Thank you Julie.

    • Seth (at the Bait Shop): Do I still even work here? I should find out for tax purposes.

    • Summer: If my stepmother taught me anything it’s to never drink on an empty stomach.

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    Notes (7)

    • Just under two years later, Saturday Night Live did a spoof of the confrontation from this episode in a Digital Short which featured the refrain from “Hide and Seek” being played over and over again every time a shot was fired.

    • When Jimmy and Hailey were chatting, Hailey asked him about his moving to Hawaii, Jimmy answered her "you wouldn't believe the North Shore" and Hailey said "So I've heard". Obvious reference to the TV Show 'North Shore' of which Amanda Righetti (Hailey) was a regular cast member (Tessa).

    • There was speculation over the return of Oliver (Taylor Handley) for this episode. Though this rumour turned out to be false, Oliver was indeed mentioned briefly when Seth and Ryan were lounging in the pool and talking about how bad things were getting. This was likely an intentional quip to the fans by the writers.

    • Ryan suggests that he and Seth should go see an IMAX movie about sharks. When the Range Rover was vandalized in the episode "The Outsider, Seth blames a bunch of crazy kids doing it in the parking lot of the IMAX theatre while he and Ryan watched a shark movie.

    • Continuing the promotion of Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith(which was released the day of the first airing of the season finale 5/19/05), the game Seth and Ryan play in the poolhouse is the new Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith game.

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    Trivia (16)

    • This is at least the second TV show that has featured the actor Alan Dale (Caleb Nichol) dying of a heart attack and leaving behind an evil gold digging girlfriend/wife. Dale played Jim Robinson on Neighbours in 1993, who died under similar circumstances.

    • Goof: When Kirsten and Sandy are backing out of the drive-way going to leave, you can see Kirsten has a seat-belt on, but when they show a close-up there isn't one. Then after showing the boys it is back again.

    • Goof: In the final fight scene between Trey and Ryan, when they fall through the coffee table their heads are toward the door. When Marissa walks in they are facing the other way with Trey's back toward the door.

    • The movie Hailey is watching when Sandy comes to talk to her is the 1952 Joan Crawford film This Woman is Dangerous.

    • Episode Punch Count: 7

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    Allusions (5)

    • The book Seth is reading is Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman.

    • Sandy refers to Kirsten as a "WASP" living in Orange County. WASP stands for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

    • (Doorbell rings) Seth: The way things have been going around here, that's probably Oliver. Oliver was a character from the first season of the show, who brought great problems between Ryan and Marissa because he was in love with her, Ryan knew and Marissa didn't believe him. He left Newport and was taken to a mental institution.

    • Summer: One girl, two brothers. It's all a little "Legends of the Fall".
      Legends of the Fall is a 1994 movie starring Brad Pitt, based on the book of the same name. In the story, three brothers all fall in love with the same woman.

    • Summer: After that scene from "Scarface" that we just lived through...
      Scarface is a very violent 1983 movie starring Al Pacino as a drug lord.

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