The O.C.

Season 2 Episode 12

The Lonely Hearts Club

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 10, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

It's Valentine's Day 2005 in O.C. when Sandy and Kirsten's conflict about Rebecca continues. Ryan tries to make peace with Caleb to spend Valentine's Day with Lindsay. While Seth, Zach and Summer head to San Diego hoping to make their Comic Book idea succeed, Seth has a breakdown and ends up in a lonely state. Marissa and Alex take a step forward in their relationship while Julie returns from her trip in hope of reconnecting with Marissa.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show the oc its valentines day again but this time its really even more dramaitic then the last time ryan wants to spend time with linsay on valentins day so he tries to apolozie with kalob meanwhile sandy is working on the case about his first love and things are going well with kirsten about it and seth and summer and zack go up to sandiago but thing is they get out of control and he has a meltdown and he is left alone on this . this was a really crazy valentines day ithought and that is what made it a good ep having all this drama to happen during a romantic daymoreless
  • The only thing saving this episode from mediocrity was some lesbian kissing at the end.

    The whole Rebecca side-story just sucked. It was sad seeing Max die right there but it just felt so unnecessary, filler actually. And for what, to create this drift between Kirsten and Sandy's relationship? And Rebecca was right, abandoning his Valentine's Day dinner with his wife is probably the most un-Sandy Cohen thing ever. Well, that sidestory came and went. Sandy's son isn't any better; he's getting more annoying as the episodes go on. His jokes aren't as funny and he just can't seem to butt himself into everything. If Seth isn't funny than The O.C. isn't funny which is basically half of the show's charm. What saved this episode from being as bad as the season two premiere was the story between Alex and Marissa, and it's not because they made out to end the episode. It's just that it's so much more refreshing than the other stories that are going on right now.moreless
  • This episode starts out well and has a lot of potential. It ends terribly, though. Is it a different writer that takes over half-way? It really sucks.

    Sandy kisses Rebecca. Eww x 10000. Let me tell ya one thing, ladies. Don't ever get married. The man who lives in your house under your roof ends up screwing other women. Seriously, if Sandy has more time, he would end up in the same bed with Rebecca. During all this time, Kirsten's been faithful and well-behaved. Honestly, don't ever get married. I know I won't. Okay, moving on from the eww's, I still really dislike this whole Ryan and Lindsay plot. It isn't as gross as Sandy Cohen's pig + dog behaviours, but close enough. Well, thank God Summer and Seth will get better soon. Otherwise I really think I've wasted my time watching this show.moreless
  • The O.C. Orange County, It's where all the beautiful people live.

    On Valentine's Day, Sandy and Kirsten's conflict about Rebecca continues. Ryan tries to make peace with Caleb in order to spend Valentines Day with Lindsay. Meanwhile, Seth, Zach, and Summer head to San Diego in hope to make their comic book idea succeed. But it all falls apart when Seth has a emotional breakdown and he ends up in a lonely state. Marissa and Alex decide take a step forward in their romantic relationship, while Julie returns from her trip to Paris in a vain and futile hope to reconnect with Marissa.

    - Alexmoreless
  • Not that happy Valentine's day.

    this episode made my day. sandy cohen is all i look for in a guy and all i have (i think) in my guy and watching him resisting the chance to spend a night with his first love was really moving. sad episode, though, seth and summer, i believe, realised they belong to each other.
T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Larry Bernstein

Guest Star

Samantha Quan

Samantha Quan


Guest Star

Michael Cassidy (VI)

Michael Cassidy (VI)

Zach Stevens

Recurring Role

Barry Newman

Barry Newman

Max Bloom

Recurring Role

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney

Rebecca Bloom

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • In this episode, Professor Max Bloom dies. This is the first death on 'The O.C.'

    • Episode Gay Kiss Count: 1

    • Response To Goof: The pool rules I always played by said that the person who sinks the cue ball has to bring up one of their previously-sunk balls, instead of giving the other player an extra turn. If these are the rules they're using, it would make sense for Caleb not to have two shots in a row.

    • Goof: When Ryan and Caleb are playing pool, Ryan sinks the white ball. Caleb then has a shot and hits his ball, but misses the hole. He should then have another shot because Ryan sunk the white ball, but it is then Ryan's turn again.

    • Goof: At minute 35-36 when Caleb says "Good Shot", you see a part of the pool table, and you see NO red ball at the left side of the table (from Caleb and Ryan's view), then after the camera angle changes and Ryan is about to play, you see a view of the table, and you see a red ball at the left side of the table.

    • Goof: At minute 8-9 when you see the car with Summer, Zach and Seth from above, you can see fences on the right side of the road, but when the camera angle changes to inside the car, you see no fences on the right side of the road anymore, but instead you see a totally different beach.

    • Goof: In pool if the player only has the black ball left, they only get one shot even if the other player stuffs up giving them two shots. If the player only has the black ball left and they sink the white ball they lose.

  • QUOTES (14)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music:
      "Rear Moth" by Psapp
      "Tourist" by Athlete
      "No Idea" by J. Belle
      "True Love Goes" by Trent Dabbs
      "The Outer Banks" by The Album Leaf
      "Non- Photo-Blue" by Pinback
      "Streamside" by The Album Leaf
      "Another Day" by The Album Leaf
      "Sambossa" by Jazzelicious
      "Follow" by Bang Gang
      "Eve, The Apple Of My Eye" by Bell X1

    • The FOX preview for this episode said to not miss the final 5 minutes, but the "shocking end" was hardly shocking, as Marissa's and Alex's kiss was hyped for months in advance.


    • Movie:
      The movie "The Color of Money" referenced by both Caleb and Ryan is about a pool hustler and his young protege. The movie stars Paul Newman as the hustler and the young protege is played by Tom Cruise. The movie was directed by Martin Scorsese.