The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 25

The Graduates

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 18, 2006 on FOX

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  • The end's not there, it's here.

    It was a good episode, but what threw it off was Marissa's death. A lot of people disliked her character with a passion, but she was who kept them together. Because of all the drama in her life, Ryan, Seth, and Summer, strive to make things better--which gets them all closer together. If it weren't for Marissa, there wouldn't be a Fab Four. Just when she had hope, and you thought she'd get her life back on track, she dies. How anticlimactic. This episode is both painful to watch and was the conclusion of the series. Although, as weird as it may sound...if you would exclude the fact that Marissa died and Taylor and Ryan end up together, I loved the fourth season.