The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 8

The Game Plan

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 01, 2005 on FOX

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  • More brittle relationships and college applications, another great day in Orange County!

    The third season of The O.C. has been rated as the lowest of all of the seasons, but so far it's been of season one quality. Just consistently good episode after good episode. Presenting the perfect combination of drama and comic relief, though a little bit less on the comic relief as for some reason The O.C. has been declining in laugh out loud moments. Though it makes up for it in some bright new personalities, specifically Taylor Townsend whom everyone seems to hate, but plays off the misunderstood loner so well it's so hard to hate on her. While Summer is willing to accept her as a friend, it's great to see that they aren't becoming friends right away as Taylor is already fantasizing about what bestfriends normally do, such as sleepover and such.

    Even better was Julie's storyline with Kirsten. Self proclaimed manipulative word that rhymes with witch Julie Cooper showing some compassion for one of her, perhaps only friend in Newport by sacrificing her beloved rich and fantastic lifestyle for living in a trailer park home. Seeing them hug as Kirsten forgives Julie was touching to see. Surprisingly the least interesting one was what happened to Johnny despite getting his knee wrecked. Marissa is such a drama queen that her emotional outbreaks get a little tiresome sometimes. Though it once again speaks wonders about how great this episode is that the main storyline involving the two main characters isn't really the most interesting.