The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 5

The Perfect Storm

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2005 on FOX
9.2
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Ryan decides to make a life-changing decision that Sandy reluctantly supports; Marissa looks to her new friends to help with her latest crisis with Ryan; Summer and Seth go on a mission to reveal a secret between Taylor and Dean Hess; Charlotte makes Julie an offer that she can't refuse.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show the oc ryan decides to make a life changing desion that will try to help marisa case and sand agress with him and so summer and seth and him are going to reaveal her situation with dean hess and marrisa is having problems at her school but is making friends and ryan thinks he is hittion on her one of her friends the way he looks at her and spends so much time with her this was a good ep i thougth and improvement from the last ep they played and that is why i gave it a 9moreless
  • Taylor Townsend is hot.

    8.5
    Not the best episode so far, but it was pretty decent. The best part of this episode is that we may have seen the last of this dumb Dean. Although Taylor Townsend has tailored herself as the bratty little spoiled girl of the season, she has a certain energy to her that no matter how much you hate her, you can't help but appreciate the good acting she is doing. And unfortunately those are the high points of the episode. Ryan's little running away story was pretty boring, and although this whole Charlotte thing looks like it has potential, it hasn't exactly lifted off yet. Luckily the humour is what kept this episode afloat.moreless
  • A superb episode compared to "The Last Waltz"!

    8.9
    A superb episode compared to "The Last Waltz"! I thought the Ryan leaving storyline was the best it could be done, the Julie / Charlotte new storyline was off to a great start & most of all I loved the development of the Taylor / Seth / Summer / Dean Hess storyline! I really feel like the writers don't really know what they're doing with Johnny, are they trying to make us think he's evil? Are we supposed to feel sorry for the poor little surfer boy? Either way, I believe people are really overreacting about Johnny, everyone hates him so much, I don't like him or dislike, he just a plain neutral character.moreless
  • Too dramatic

    8.2
    Ok, let's begin for the bad parts of this episode. First, the all "I quit my great life" thing that Ryan decided to do. I still can't understand why he would do that, quitting just because he was expelled from the school?? Come on, a letter could not have the power to expell Ryan from all the colleges in the country. Second, the Julie Cooper / Charlotte thing. Just one sentence: She buys her a house, and Julie just accept it like that?? no questions, nothing?? I know that she is manipulating and is always after the money of others, but that's too strange even to her... And finally Johhny. I don't like him, not the character, but the actor. Seems like he's always with the same expression...

    Strangely, I think that Marissa was quite ok in this episode. Usually it's Ryan that have the clever actions, when Marissa does the stupid things she always do, but in this episode they traded papers. The Seth/Summer teamwork is always great, they carried the episode in their backs, along with Taylor. I think that she was a great addiction to the show, I love to see her act. It's like the nemesis for Summer, but with the same manipulating skills.

    Overall, good (but not great) episode.moreless
  • The OC. Episode 5

    8.7
    The realm of unrealistic.



    - Kirsten can't be able to cook french breakfast out of the blue like that. :D



    - Taylor scared of Summer's Sidekick. Please.



    - How can Dean Hess' letter be such a terrible issue for Ryan's college future? I mean, he's just a dean of discipline, he is not the American President. Anyway, it's such a good thing this character has gone. :D I couldn't stand him at all.



    - Whatever problem the OC kids run into, they seem just good at running away. Well, at least they have second thoughts too. :)



    - Plastic Face Charlotte can't succeed in fooling Mrs. Cooper Nichol. Julie, gee, wake up!



    By the way, I like the episode.

    Even if it was obvious that Ryan would have never left as fisherman, his return [...or better, the return of the not-so-ancient-mariner...] was kind of nice.

    And the fabulous four walking on the beach were witty as they're meant to be.

    Summer's "parrot scene" was wonderful. :D She definitely knows how to break a awkward family dinner. LOL



    Ps. Sandy's mind meld always wins.moreless
Jeri Ryan

Jeri Ryan

Charlotte

Guest Star

Kayla Ewell

Kayla Ewell

Casey

Guest Star

Paul Ganus

Paul Ganus

Sean

Guest Star

Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser

Taylor Townsend

Recurring Role

Eric Mabius

Eric Mabius

Dean Jack Hess

Recurring Role

Ryan Donowho

Ryan Donowho

Johnny Harper

Recurring Role

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