The O.C.

Season 1 Episode 5

The Outsider

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 02, 2003 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Ryan takes a job at the Crab Shack diner. A co-worker at the diner might mean bad news for the Newport kids. Ryan asks Marissa out on a date. Sandy attempts to help Jimmy sort out his life, and gives him some bad news. Julie reveals a long-held secret to Kirsten. Disaster strikes at another one of Holly's parties.moreless

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  • this was a good ep of the show

    in this ep of the oc ryan takes a job at the crab shack and he meets a new friend that grew up in the same neiborhood thing is he hates newport kids. and seth thinks he is losing ryan. because he is spending time at the party. thing is seth now wants to come with them to the party seth goes and ryan goes and the car gets taged big time and maris is having more problems and and seth is with the kid form the crab shack at one of hte hollys party and they start to destroy stuff and luke goest to stop him and he pulls a gun and ryan shows up to stop things and luke gets shot in the arm this was a great epmoreless
  • Ryan needs a job and he gets one. but he makes a new friend which he'll regret later.

    Ryan's new friend is a psycho. Which is unknown to Ryan or Seth until he points a gun at Luke. Seth knows that he has a gun so he rings Ryan who is in the middle of a date with marrisa. It was very funny seeing Seth jelous and lonely. Finally a date between Ryan and marrisa. Kirsten has a hard time listening to Julie and the others slating jimmy. Julie thinks of divorce with Kirsten tries to stop. Luke gets show whick i think he deserves he's abit creepy. Marrisa still has to choose between Ryan and Luke.

    Great episode but least fave so far but still great!moreless
  • Luke finally gets what he deserves.

    Intensive episode! The episode has really concentrated on some broken relationships trying to make amends; Julie and Kirsten have their little time together, as well as Sandy and Jimmy. The four of them were having their verbal clashes, but the most interesting part was how things were slowly alluding to Jimmy's love for Kirsten that still remains strong on both perspectives. And how the whole verbal war ends with Jimmy giving his wife a dilemma; stick with the family, or stick with the wealth. The teenagers of the show were dealing with their own problems, mainly concerning Seth and Ryan's new friend Donnie. Ryan wants to pursue his relationship with Marissa, while Seth tries making friends with a thug from Corona. It doesn't end well as Luke gets shot on the arm.moreless
  • A Gunn!!

    Ryan, wanting to be more financially independent, takes a job at the Crab Shack diner, befriending Donny who has connections to his previous life. Wanting to experience Ryan's social group, Seth accepts Donnie's invitation to a party in Donnie's neighborhood. Ryan fears that Seth doesn't comprehend the type of people he will encounter, so he sacrifices his first date with Marissa to protect him. Sandy attempts to help Jimmy sort out his life, but gives him some bad news. Julie reveals her plans to divorce Jimmy. Another great episode, from The OC. I felt so sorry for Seth becauseRyan went out with Donny instead. And then at the end of the episode the scene in Holly's house wherer Donny had a gun, an awesome scene, I loved it, just like I love the show. Can't wait to see more of it.moreless
  • Donnie Got His Gun...

    This episode concerns itself with the fallout of the last episode. Julie and Kirsten hang out with Newpsies, while Jimmy and Sandy deals with Jimmy's probems.As Marissa and Ryan get closer, Seth meets Ryan's new friend Donnie.

    The opening scene has Ryan and Seth arguing about money issues, culminatingin Ryan getting a job at the crab shack.I thought that the job was a pointless move.It is not referenced ever again and it only serves as a reason to meet Donnie.

    I felt the Donnie storyline to be a step in the wrong direction.The entire series premise was that Ryan is in a different environment than that of which he was used to. Donnie was there to show Ryan that he was not the only outsider, just the one of many.It kinda poke holes in the entire fabric of the OC facade.The only purpose Donnie serves is to shoot Luke (though he desearved it).I wonder what will come out of it...

    The interesting point of note in this episode is the interaction between the two adult couples(SC and JC,KC and JC).The Sandy and Jimmy interaction is fun, but feels awkward at times.It is at this time you see how pitiful Jimmy is in that situation and you would just wish he'd grow some backbone and take care of it like a man.Insead, he laments on his better times (Kirsten).

    "I'd swear I was still 16"

    I found the conversations that Kirsten and Julie have very tense(As well they should).I found it profoundly disturbing how Julie admitted she was envious of the rich and famous.I actually preferred her being a scheming manipulative b*tch to her being a flawed human being.I think she's good being bad.

    And the other storylines also advance.Ryan and Marissa get closer.I kinda like them together.Seth is also there to quip one-liners whenever neccessary (and unneccessary).Luke is now officially a cheating b*stard.Nothing new there.

    Overall,an episode which has a few missteps too many but enough good stuff to hold on to.

    "Grilled Cheese,very fancy"moreless
Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley


Guest Star

Kimberly Stanphill

Kimberly Stanphill


Guest Star

Devin Mills

Devin Mills


Guest Star

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson

Summer Roberts

Recurring Role

Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke

Julie Cooper

Recurring Role

Kimberly Oja

Kimberly Oja

Taryn Baker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Ryan: All I was thinking about in that ambulance was I'm so gone, back to Chino or worse.
      Seth: Well, you're not going anywhere, so don't worry about it. I do think that from now on, though, we got to stick together because united we're unstoppable, but divided it's-
      Ryan: People get shot.
      Seth: That's what I'm saying. That's what I'm saying.

    • Marissa: (to Ryan) Can I borrow one of your tank tops so I can look as cool as you?

    • Marissa: Hey, I brought some left-overs.
      Ryan: That should go well with the grilled cheese - my specialty.
      Marissa: Ooh, very fancy.
      Ryan: Hey, don't knock it until you've tried it.

    • Jimmy: You know how long it's been since I had steak. I live with three vegetarians.
      Sandy: You know how long it's been since we had beer in the house. I am so sick of chardonnay and merlot.

    • Seth: (to Ryan) How do you feel about a little thing that I like to call... the IMAX Experience. This town sucks, it's the best I could do.

    • Seth: It'd be good to take some me-time—work on my novel. Tonight would make a good chapter.

    • Donnie: How much 'you hate this kid, Ryan? The way he talks to you like you're trash? What about you, Seth?
      Seth: Yeah. He's definitely flawed.

    • (In front of a trashed Range Rover)
      Sandy: So this happened in the parking lot of the IMAX movie theater?
      Seth: Shark movies bring out a rough crowd.

    • Ryan: It's kind of a shady area up there. It's a hardcore neighborhood.
      Seth: Dude, it's Long Beach, not Chechnya.

    • Jimmy: Are we old? Cause if I didn't know better, I'd swear I was still 16.
      Sandy: Oh, I'm still 22. It was the best year of my life.
      Jimmy: Why 22?
      Sandy: It's when I met Kirsten... And why 16?
      Jimmy: It's when I met Kirsten.

    • Julie: (to Kirsten) When I was little, and a limousine would drive by, I would always try to see through the tinted windows. To see who the people were inside, what kind of life they lived, glamorous, and lucky. You were probably in there staring right back at me. Which means I've been jealous of you since I was eight.

    • Seth: (to Ryan) Enough with the whole moody scowl thing.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music:
      "The Way We Get By" by Spoon
      "Sucka MCs" by The Grand Skeems
      "Eya Eya Oy" by The Grand Skeems
      "Let's Get Retarded" by Black Eyed Peas
      "Brick By Brick" by Grade 8
      "Rock Like This" by The Grand Skeem
      "All Kinds of Time" by Fountains of Wayne
      "Way Away" by Yellowcard