The O.C.

Season 2 Episode 20

The O.C. Confidential

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 21, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Sandy and the boys devise a plan to save Trey from going to jail after he took the fall for supplying drugs at his birthday party. Kirsten and Carter, fulfilling more than their editorial duties, take a trip to Featherbrook's winery. Meanwhile, Caleb returns home and questions his marriage with Julie.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show the oc ryan and seth and sandy are tring to figure out away to get tray out of jail since he said the drugs were his and kirsten and her magizin partner go to windery and they get so drunk they have to stay there in the hotel and julie is caugth wtih a man in the hotel and she is shown the photos that calob had and he question ther e marriage this was a good ep i thought and it was very interesting and that is why i gave it a 9 instead of anythng lowermoreless
  • Julie is once again caught red handed with another guy at a motel.

    The funniest scene is probably in this episode, the part where Caleb enters the room with Julie half naked covered in roses, and Caleb says "Looks like one of your movies." WOW, that was just hilarious. There were some various other funny moments, though as always, it is the tension in the relationships that highlights an episode of The O.C. Although Caleb Nichol isn't doing so hot contemplating a divorce with his wife, his grandson isn't doing that great either. Seth is basically forced to choose between comic books and Summer, which shouldn't even really be much of a problem anyways. It's good to see the whole Trey thing resolved though but it wasn't as exciting as the other things that were going on in this episode.moreless
  • The O.C. Orange County, It's where all the beautiful people live.

    Sandy, Ryan, and Seth devise a plan to save Trey from going to jail after he took the fall for supplying drugs at his birthday party. Kirsten and Carter, fulfilling more than their editorial duties, take a trip to Featherbrook's winery for a wine tasting party. Meanwhile, Caleb returns home from another long business trip and questions his marriage with Julie.

    - Alex
  • An episode that could've jumped the shark big time, but did exactly the opposite!

    An episode that could've jumped the shark big time, but did exactly the opposite! It was a 'different' but hugely entertaing episode that followed in the footsteps of The L.A. & The Risky Business, in ways it annoyed me though, I just couldn't bear Jess, she sucks! And the Trey storyline is really frustrating, but I know what the writers were trying to do in this episode, and it really was the best for what it is, in contrast to this season's first half it is perfect! the reason this didn't get a 8.7 was because of Ryan & Marissa's blossoming once-again & fantastic relationship!moreless
  • I Knew Trey Wasn't Behind The Drugs

    Great one.. glad merissa ryan and trey... and offcoruse sandy got the real drugdealer- what a jerk.. Jess isn't that bad at all..only negative thing se does is taking drugs.. Kirsten is smart.. she's not taking risks and trying to avoid fights with sandy, what is good.

    The second thing i have waited for a long time is the thing between merissa and ryan.. they r like perfect couple, and at last they r together again, atleast it seemed like that for a moment in the end, when they kissed and went over ryan's poolhouse.. hope they stay together..

    Seth is a bit stupid with that comic book thing.. beacuse of that he had an insident with Summer again.. god hope he'll stop itmoreless
Jennifer Elizabeth Davis

Jennifer Elizabeth Davis

Wine Hostess

Guest Star

Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie


Guest Star

Graham Sibley

Graham Sibley


Guest Star

Billy Campbell

Billy Campbell

Carter Buckley

Recurring Role

Logan Marshall-Green

Logan Marshall-Green

Trey Atwood

Recurring Role

Michael Cassidy (VI)

Michael Cassidy (VI)

Zach Stevens

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: The charges against Ryan were dropped and that is also the reason he never went to court. Once the charges are dropped, or you come out as not guilty in court, it does not appear in a criminal record.

    • Goof: Why does Zach get to leave but Seth has to stay? You would think since they are partners, they would both have to stay and be wined and dined by the comic book people.

    • Goof: Just because Kyle was dealing drugs at one party doesn't exactly prove he was dealing drugs at Trey's birthday party. The evidence is circumstancial and shouldn't get Trey off the hook that easily.

    • Goof: The prosecutor told Sandy that nobody else at the party besides Trey had a record. That's obviously false, since Ryan was also there. I have to assume that the prosecutor would have access to Ryan's juvenile record.

    • Goof: Jessie says she is candy flipping with ecstasy and mushrooms, however, candy flipping is actually using ecstasy and ACID.

    • In response to the above "goof" regarding Trey. The reason the charges were dropped against Trey was because the D.A. was looking to bust any drug dealer. He wasn't necessarily trying to prove that Kyle was dealing at Trey's birthday party. What he was looking to do was to prove that Kyle was dealing drugs, at any party.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Jess: Hey, Marissa! Oh my God, you came!
      (Jess hugs Marissa)
      Marissa: Hey Jess.
      Jess: You look so beautiful tonight.
      Marissa: Thanks. You're in a good mood.
      Jess: Candy flipping.
      Marissa: Candy flipping?
      Jess: Yeah and s. Good for the body and the mind!
      Marissa: Sounds perfect.
      Jess: Come with me y !
      (Jess pulls Marissa)

    • Marissa: You seen Jess yet?
      Summer: Jess? Jess Sathers? Why are you looking for that coke w*ore?
      (Marissa looks at Summer)
      Summer: What? She is. Marissa Cooper are you doing coke?
      Marissa: What?! No. No. We're...
      Ryan: We're helping Trey.
      Summer: Helping him what, score?

    • Summer: (To Marissa) Why the hell are you looking for that coke w*ore?

    • (Carter and Kirsten at the wine convention)
      Kirsten: How many wines have we tasted?
      Carter: According to my notes (checks notes) I stopped taking notes.
      Kirsten: Should we fire ourselves for drinking on the job?
      Carter: Drinking was the job. And I did my job rather well because I'm hammered.

    • (talking about one of the characters in the comic)
      David: Also, we're wondering about Cosmo Girl. Her magic flask. Could she get her power from like a magic sport drink, instead? The thing is, legal's like worried about lawsuits from the parents of teen alcoholics. Um... oh, the Ironist. Boy, a little cerebral.
      Seth: Is he being ironic?

    • (Ryan is willing to investigate the drugs that are circulating)
      Seth: Are you thinking of going undercover? A high school sting operation? Because that would be very 21 Jump Street of you.
      Ryan: Whatever it takes.
      Seth: Yeah, okay. I get to be Richard Grieco.

    • Seth: Okay, so when the cops showed up and asked who's responsible for the girl floating in the pool, he was like, what: "I'm an ex-con on parole. I know, I'll say me."

    • Summer: Where other than The Bait Shop are tickets plentiful and the band plays quiet enough to talk over?

    • (Seth and Ryan looking for the guys they were stalking in the concert)
      Seth: (pointing forward) Well, not that way, 'cause that's the ocean.

    • Marissa: (to Jess) Don't mind my friend, she is very very.. (looking at Summer).. stoned.
      Summer: Yeah, totally, very very high. Isn't this place so.. visual?

    • Julie: Welcome home, sailor.
      Caleb: What's all this?
      Julie: What does it look like?
      Caleb: It looks like one of your movies.

    • (Describing the guy who brought the drugs at the party)
      Trey: He looked like every other kid in this town; tall, tan and a face you just want to level.

    • Julie (about Caleb): I'm planning a special welcome home celebration for him.
      (quizzical look from Marissa)
      Julie: Don't worry, it's a party for two.
      Marissa (cringes): Gross!

    • Seth: The compulsive need to rescue Marissa Cooper -- must be in the Atwood DNA.

    • Sandy: (to Trey) If gallantry and/or stupidity were defenses to felony dealing charges, you'd be a free man.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Kirsten mentions she doesn't want to be 'The Third Wheel'. This is the name of episode number 1-15. There is a contrast, Kirsten doesn't want to be the third group member, in epsisode 1-15 the group was a threesome: Oliver, Marissa and Ryan.

    • Music:
      "Positive Tension" by Bloc Party
      "Superluminal" by Home Video
      "E Talking" by Soulwax
      "Trust Me" by Temper Temper
      "Tres Cosas" by Juana Molina
      "How Does It Feel" by The Koreans
      "Sound Of Settling" by Death Cab For Cutie
      "Movie Script Ending" by Death Cab For Cutie
      "Title And Registration" by Death Cab For Cutie
      "House On Fire" by Arkarna
      "Sound Makes A Circle" by Audible

    • Ryan's line upon entering the party, "this really is the dark side", is a reference back to his line in the pilot episode "welcome to the dark side" upon entering Holly's party.


    • Sandy: You know the old saying, 'no good deed goes unpunished'
      This is actually a quote from Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987). She was a socialite, married to Henry R. Luce who published Time, Life, and Fortune. She served in the US Congress from 1942 to 1946 and later as ambassador to Brazil and Italy. She also wrote plays, was a World War II war correspondent, and wrote articles and reviews. She was noted for her quips and wit.

    • Seth: "Are you thinking of going undercover in an actual sting operation? because that would be very 21 Jumpstreet of you."
      An '80s show about young undercover cops fighting crime.

    • Sandy: It ain't over till it's over.
      Quote attributed to Yogi Berra, the famous New York Yankees hall of fame catcher, well known for such "yogi-isms".

    • Episode Title: The O.C. Confidential
      The episode title is a parody of the investigator movie, L.A. Confidential.