The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 1

The Aftermath

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 08, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

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 and Kirsten is still in rehab.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in the season 3 opener of the show the oc its been a few months since the shooting when marris shot trey and the da is starting to investgate what happen and they are pressing marrisa and the others for information and julie whos husband died is waiting for them to reveal the will and they are waiting for kirsten to get back from rehab and jimmy is also waiting for the will. this was a good ep i thougth and it was very interesting and that is why i gave the show 9 instead of anyting lower since it was a good epmoreless
  • this is the aftermath of the shooting. its about 3 months later, trey is in a coma.Marissa, ryan and seth are being questioned.

    I think this episode is a good episode. Julie has gone back to being a nasty bpiece of work with the whole paying trey to blame ryan for the shooting thing. I'm glad trey is gone, he is kind of annoying. I docked marks for this episode because i think the Kirsten charlotte thing is wierd. I don't know why she would not just come home. I want to see the rest because it will be interesting how school goes for them.moreless
  • Average.

    Aftermath episodes after a huge event like the shooting of Trey are basically there to wrap things up. There's one common thing; rarely are they any good, and The O.C. did an admirably good job, but still a bit below how normally good the show is. It felt like there was a lot of filler and that the show could have easily been compacted into 20 minutes of greatness instead of being stretched out twice as long and settling as only average. Julie Cooper making Trey commit to fraud felt kind of pointless; although it did further develop her character as not only a mother that would stab others behind the back for her daughter, it just felt like it didn't offer much. The writing was pretty funny in the beginning but it got less comedic later on.moreless
  • Premiere Season Three.

    Well, the O.C.'s third season has finally arrived in Italy. You know, right here, traslation process usually takes only a little bit... :D

    By the way I think this episode is kind of good. Don't get me wrong, I see that first season's old times are -almost- done, but I like this show as well.

    1. Julie is still a b!tch. That's reassuring; actually if she acted like a normal housewife she would scare me more than when she threatens an innocent nurse. I mean, she is Julie Cooper, she can't be nice and kind like Kirsten. :D

    2. That's a piece of news: Jimmy is still a moron. I bet his hydill with Julie can't last if he runs out of money again.

    3. I love the way Sandy faced Jimmy, and when he hugged "heartbroken-because-of-Trey" Ryan.

    4. I want Kirsten's new friend out of the show. She's totally creepy.

    5. Fabulous four's beach day was the best thing of the whole episode. Witty, funny and hilarious as I like. Yep, skipping by boat to Mexico was a little far-fetched but it was also kind of sweet.

    6. I liked Marissa in this episode because she was NOT acting like a psychotic but I sadly know that the O.C.'s director won't listen to this. [Thanks spoilers] :D

    7. My favourite quote.

    Summer and Seth are talking about how to cheer Ryan up.

    Summer: (looks at Seth) "Any favourite movies... hobbies... Cohen, he’s your best friend!".

    Seth: "Heeeey! You've known him as long as me I don’t hear you throwing out any gems."

    They are definitely Homer and Marge Simpson in the OC's way. Too funny.moreless
  • Nowhere as bad as everyone is saying, sure it's not the best O.C. episode ever, not even close, but it was entertaining, especially the wonderful core four scenes!

    Nowhere as bad as everyone is saying, sure it's not the best O.C. episode ever, not even close, but it was entertaining, especially the wonderful core four scenes! I was expecting a lot less out of this episode, everyone says how bad it was! But because I went in expecting nothing, I got so much in return. It had a really Season 1 feel with core four together again, the diner, Julie being a b**** again & Jimmy being back. Kirsten's rehab scenes were a little boring! But the reason this episode doesn't get a 8.7 is because of Trey's stupid return & farewell, he should have died & that would have made the episode so much better!moreless
Michael Adler

Michael Adler

Jeff Frankel

Guest Star

Lily Rains

Lily Rains


Guest Star

Gary Weeks

Gary Weeks

Cop #2

Guest Star

Tate Donovan

Tate Donovan

Jimmy Cooper

Recurring Role

Logan Marshall-Green

Logan Marshall-Green

Trey Atwood

Recurring Role

Jeri Ryan

Jeri Ryan

Charlotte Morgan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: As Ryan is packing up his clothes, and the kids decide to take off on the boat, it is broad daylight. When they are nabbed by the cops at the boat, it's totally dark. If you've ever been to L.A., it takes quite a while for the sun to set. The timing definitely seemed off here.

    • Goof: When Ryan is hiding out in the pool house, all of the curtains/blinds are closed. Though, when Seth, Summer, and Marissa walk in, they're all open.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Julie: (to Mr. Frankel) Let's play hot/cold, hm? Two million. Seven million. I have at least three million coming from my pre-nup. You blinked! Does one blink mean yes?

    • Jimmy: I'm trying to protect my family, too.
      Sandy: Right. Because family means so much to you.
      Jimmy: What's that supposed to mean?
      Sandy: That means what are you doing back in Newport? Caleb dies. Boom. Suddenly you show up.

    • Lawyer: ...Then you won't mind if I record this deposition.
      Seth: Sure record it. Release it on iTunes. I hope it's a really big hit.
      Sandy: Just answer the questions.

    • Seth: Hey, knock it off. Listen, you've got to get your mind off of everything. Who wants to go fishing?
      Summer: Yeah, you guys do the hunting, we'll do the gathering.
      Ryan: I like that idea, but we don't have any bait.
      Seth: Aw... wait, no. We have Summer.

    • (After boat ride...)
      Summer: You know, Cohen... your two hands on the wheel, and the wind blowing through your hair... you actually looked kinda hot.
      Seth: Let me guess, Summer. You have a weakness for seamen?
      Summer: Ew, Cohen! And then there's that.

    • Seth: Hoodie, wife-beater, leather jacket. That's the Ryan Atwood escapist ensemble.

    • Summer: Mr. Cooper's got a nice boat, huh?
      Seth: Yeah, it's amazing what laundered money can buy.

    • Seth: Ok, you have to say that I still support the recent decision, in the wake of all the violence we've experienced, to ban any games with ninjas or guns.
      Ryan: Yeah, but?
      Seth: Well, it's just I don't understand any of the rules to this "baseball" they call it.
      Ryan: You mean, America's pastime?
      Seth: Feels like more of a fad to me, buddy. I don't really see it catching on.

    • Seth: I kind of like him (Trey) this way. He's a better listener. (pause) Sorry. I get talkative around coma patients. It's a compensation thing.

    • Summer: Look, we can't control the future, right? So how do we deal? I mean, we can do what my step-mother does and take lots of painkillers to numb ourselves from the reality that life is, well, random, unfair and ultimately meaningless.
      Seth: There's another option, right?

    • Julie: Oh, come on. It's okay for a prosecutor and a defense attorney to have a glass of lemonade together. We're all human beings here.
      Jimmy: I'm not so sure about these guys.

    • Sandy: (to Ryan) Glad to see the jumpsuit still fits.

    • Summer: (sarcastic)Thanks for getting my bathing suit wet, Cohen.
      Seth: My pleasure.
      Ryan: (in a mocking tone) Cohen ... I can't believe you did that, Cohen.

    • (After returning the prison uniform)
      Ryan: What happened?
      Sandy: You have a hell of a girlfriend. And if you two get married, you'll have a hell of a mother-in-law, but you're free.

    • Ryan: I just had the worst nightmare.
      Seth: Yeah? I got some bad news.
      Ryan: It wasn't a dream. Yeah, yeah. I know.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The bus Trey takes is headed for Las Vegas. During last season's finale, the plan was for Trey and Jess to leave Newport to go to Vegas.

    • Music:
      "Beretta" by Manishevitz
      "Hide Another Mistake" by The 88
      "Song For No One" by Ian Broudie
      "Way To Go" by Teen Wolf
      "Blue Light" (Engineers "Anti-Gravity" Mix) by Bloc Party
      "Soul Meets Body" by Death Cab for Cutie

    • In the first scene after the opening credits, Summer and Marissa are sitting by the pool. This exact same scene, albeit with different dialogue, occured in the second season premiere right after the credits.

    • The title in the opening credits changed from what it used to be...the words "the O.C." side by side to how the title appears on the region 1 season 1 & 2 dvd sets "OC" with the "the" inside the letter 'O'...also the rest of the font for the casts' names have been changed.


    • Julie: Summer, we have HBO-on-demand. Every season of Sex And The City. Knock yourself out.

      "Sex And The City" was a very popular show on HBO for many years. People have compared The O.C. to Sex And The City in terms of the effect it has had on fans in the area of clothes and fashion.

      Sex And The City

    • Summer: On 'The Valley' there is someone in a coma like every week, but I think they only do that so when the person wakes up another actor can play the part.

      An Obvious reference to the fact that the actor playing Trey changed between Season 1/2.

    • This episode features yet another Michael J. Fox film allusion, Josh Schwartz seems to be a bit of a fan maybe. Previously they had the same prom theme (Under The Sea) as "Back To The Future." Now we see scenes from "Teen Wolf" where Michael J. Fox also stars.

    • Seth: Sure. Record it. Release it on iTunes, I hope it's a really big hit.

      iTunes is the biggest "jukebox" on the net, owned by Apple.