Yep, Christmukkah is always full of surprises.
After times of tortured pain, the whole grieving era about Marissa has officially finished. It would have been nice if she had shown up at the airport, though; but I'm aware that if this had happened, Ryan would have never come back to the *real* world... maybe the OC writers' choice was the right one. Anyway, it was sad:
- Ryan's moment at the pier.
- Julie reading Marissa's letter to the Cohens. In my opinion, Julie's voice can be really touching.
And it turns out Newport Beach without Chino Kid totally sucks! Okay, I can even accept Jimmy and Kirsten married, but Sandy and Julie together? That was kind of shocking. Summer's dumb phase was funny and creepy at the same time.
It's reassuring that there is something that does not change, even in a parallel universe:
1. Julie and Veronica's b!tchiness. :D
2. Sandy is doomed to bail Ryan out. LOL
A mysterious point is why in the hell Kaitlin was flying back from Berkeley, since she is (or should be) 15.