While I never believed that the OC would go off the air or lose all of its devoted fans, I am happy to say that this episode was just one more in a continuing series of episodes that have all been remarkable.
This is the portal back to the "good old days". The writers do an excellent job as this episode flows smoothly without any bumps. The cliffhanger at the end was, indeed, an aspect that many viewers did not expect. All issues, however, were finally brought together as the episode ended and the wait for next week's episode began.
If the OC continues to be this good, FOX will dominate Thursday night tv.