The O.C.

Season 2 Episode 18

The Risky Business

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 07, 2005 on FOX
9.5
out of 10
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433 votes
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Episode Summary

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Sandy reluctantly serves as host/auctioneer at yet another OC benefit; Trey lies to Ryan to prove that he can be self-dependent; Carter reinvigorates Seth and Zach's comic book dream, much to the annoyance of Summer. Marissa moves in with the Cohens.

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show the oc sandy is being incontroled of aution a benift for the community and so there is a rare egg from the movie that was famous and try sees it and he steals it to get money to lie to ryan to prove he has changed ryan finds out and the gang goes looking for it and realizes that he has not changed at all this was a good ep i thougth and it was very interesting and that is why i gave the show 9 instead of anyting lower and that is why i think it deseves a 9moreless
  • A huge step-up from the previous episode.

    9.5
    There was more humour in the opening scene of this episode than there was in the entirety of the last episode combined, and the storylines here were a lot more interesting, better executed, and more engaging. The story with Tray heated up; his time spent in jail is catching up to him in life and has failed a background check on a job once again. He needed money fast and went back to his old ways. The whole race against time sequence with Seth and Ryan getting back the stolen egg kept you on edge and it was fun seeing how Summer and Marissa would delay time. Although it's likely we'll never see Tray again, his story was well executed and it was great. The other major one, which is the relationships between Summer, Seth, and Zach, wasn't as interesting, but it was better than what it showed last episode. Zach raised a good point about allowing a girl to ruin Seth's dreams, will be interesting to see how this situation gets resolved.moreless
  • The O.C. Orange County, It's where all the beautiful people live.

    9.0
    Sandy reluctantly agrees with Kirsten to serve as host/auctioneer at yet another OC benefit. Meanwhile, Trey lies to Ryan to prove that he can be self-dependent when he steals one auction exhibit leading Ryan and Seth on a mission to recover it before anyone finds out. Carter reinvigorates Seth and Zach's comic book dream, much to the annoyance of Summer. Also, Marissa moves in with the Cohens, unwilling to stand anymore of living with Julie or Caleb.



    - Alexmoreless
  • A non back-yard action.

    8.6
    I was watching this episode and couldn't help to look at Trey and think "god, why all the sexy guys are only at tv/the oc" but the anyway i concentrate in the show. Well now, parts i like of this episode are: When Seth catches the egg, when Sandy start to bossing around the "Newpsie", when Summer teased Marissa of her pijama and how at the end Ryan gives Marissa his coat it was so sweet :D



    Now i wonder another thing, Ryan and Seth could have gone with the egg and the money. Why Ryan give the money to the guys. If they have keept the money Marissa wouldn't have give Trey the money, so Trey shouldn't be in debt with Marissa but with Ryan.moreless
  • When Trey appears back in Ryan`s lfe we think disaster is near. Even though at first he seems to behave,our initial thoughts get confirmed when he steals an important piece of the OC "Pseudo Charity Non Yard Sale"moreless

    10
    Great! Absolutely wonderful... as I said, the reason why I watch The OC! I must confess that I haven`t quite liked the second season, actually i haven`t liked it at all, but this episode is great, wonderful, it`s just like the old first season episodes where you can actually see the OC lifestyle, and of course the Marissa- Ryan thing.

    It made me remember the first season episode The Debut

    I loved the Sandy Cohen quote \"Pseudo Charity Non Yard Sale\" it made me laugh 4 hours and it`s so him.

    The best parts for me where Trey and Zach being bought in the auction and of course when Summer offers her shoe LOL!

    Great

    I want more episodes like this!moreless
Adam Brody

Adam Brody

Seth Cohen

Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie

Ryan Atwood

Kelly Rowan

Kelly Rowan

Kirsten Cohen

Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton

Marissa Cooper

Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher

Sanford "Sandy" Cohen

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson

Summer Roberts (Episode 14+)

Jon Ryckman

Jon Ryckman

Matt

Guest Star

Kyle Bornheimer

Kyle Bornheimer

Norman

Guest Star

Frank Crim

Frank Crim

Landlord

Guest Star

Logan Marshall-Green

Logan Marshall-Green

Trey Atwood

Recurring Role

Billy Campbell

Billy Campbell

Carter Buckley

Recurring Role

Kimberly Oja

Kimberly Oja

Taryn Baker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: The crystal egg should have been noticed missing long before Ryan noticed it. In an auction, the pieces being auctioned are put on display before the auction so the people can examine them and see exactly what they are and decide what they want to pay for them. So the missing piece should have been noticed when the items were put out for display hours before the actual auction started.

    • Goof: When Sandy introduces Marissa and Summer, you hear his announcer voice say "And here are our lovely assistants", but as an echoed/magnified voice is heard, Sandy is moving the mic away from his mouth on "assistants" and begins clapping. Right after this, we cut to a shot of Marissa and Summer then back to Sandy, whose microphone has mysteriously disappeared from his hand.

    • Goof: When Ryan walks by Seth at school and pushes him into the locker, he has a cup of coffee in his hand as he walks toward Seth. When he's walking away, he has nothing in his hands.

    • The crystal egg in this episode is slightly different then the crystal egg from Risky Business. If they were going to have a plot point dealing with a prop from this movie wouldn't you think they would get the actual egg that was in the movie or one that looked exactly like it?

    • Goof: When Trey and Ryan are playing PS2 it is upside down. Usually on a PS2 the game would not work.

  • QUOTES (13)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Music:
      "Play" by Flunk
      "Sister Jack" by Spoon
      "Banquet" by Bloc Party
      "Love On A Real Train" by Tangerine Dream
      "Legendary" by Lou Barlow
      "Marvo Ging" by Chemical Brothers

    • Seth comments on how "some people think chivalry is dead, I don't see it". Back in 1x07, Seth tells Summer "Chivalry is dead, sugar".

    • A wax lion can be seen as one of the auction items. This could be a shout-out to the Cancelled-By-Fox-Series Wonderfalls.

    • When Ryan is tying Trey's tie for the party, it is similar to the Pilot episode when Sandy was tying Ryan's tie and Ryan refused Sandy's help.

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Zach: So who's Curt Schilling anyway?
      Curt Schilling is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He is most famous for being part of the pitching combination of Schilling and Randy Johnson in the 2001 World Series, which helped win the series. He is also well known for his ankle bleeding through his sock during the 2004 ALCS. This has become a symbol for that time period in the Red Sox history.

    • Marissa: (to Summer) All that Antiques Roadshow really paid off.
      Antiques Roadshow is a PBS series where professional antique appraisers criss-cross the country looking at people's antiques that they bring in, and giving them information about the origins of their piece, and an estimate of the value.

    • Multiple: many references to Tom Cruise and his movies Risky Business, Top Gun, Cocktail, Vanilla Sky, and Jerry Maguire
      Tom Cruise is considered by some to be one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, one of the highest paid and most sought after actors in screen history. From the outset, he exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences.

    • Sandy/Trey: references to Steve McQueen and his movies Bullitt and The Great Escape
      Truly one of the most loved actors of his generation, Steve McQueen was known for his wild antics and crazy lifestyle. He loved motorcycles and fast cars. He performed most of his stunts and many he wasn't supposed to. He played many great roles. Girls wanted him and men wanted to be him.

    • Ryan: reference to "Seagal"
      Steven Seagal is a tall, striking and somewhat boyishly handsome looking (often with ponytail), and usually impeccably dressed action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast paced Warner Bros. production "Above The Law" (1988). Seagal's debut movie was wildly received by action fans. Whilst his fan appeal has somewhat declined from his halcyon blockbusters of the mid 1990s, Seagal still has a very loyal fan base in the action movie genre and continues to remain a highly bankable star.

    • Trey: reference to "van Damme"
      Jean Claude van Damme is a former karate champion who, like predecessors Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, stars in action pictures highlighting his martial-arts skills. He has bounced around the various subcategories of the chop-socky genre. His thick-as-Heinz accent, wooden line readings, and noticeable lack of humor and irony mark him as one of the World's Worst Actors.

    • Seth: references to "Stallone" and his movies Lock Up and Over The Top
      Sylvester Stallone became one of Hollywood's highest paid actors, usually playing monosyllablic, antisociety, underdog heroes. While Stallone has attempted to extend his range into film comedies and drama, his real box office success continues in action films.

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