The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 19

The Secrets and Lies

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Julie and Dr. Roberts announce their engagement and the Cooper ladies move in with Summer and her dad. Meanwhile, Marissa drifts away from the group and Summer when she seeks solace in the bad company of Volchok and his crew. Ryan tries to move on with Sadie, but Seth's concerns for Marissa get in the way. At the Newport Group, Sandy's woes with Matt continue and Kirsten surprises Seth with a night out.moreless

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  • Marrisa hangs out with volchock and his crew causing her problems with summer.

    This was a very good episode. marrisa really showed a mean side with the whole go to your daddy thing. it was only a few months ago when she did the same thing. summer really does seem wooried for marrisa which is good. It was funny with them argueing and ignoring each other. kirsten and seths storyline was good for them.

    sadie and ryan get together fully.

  • Best episode in a while.

    Something new and original for once. This separation between Marissa and Ryan, starting to like it! No more dragged out melodrama and emo scenes at the beach during night, dumb fighting, etc. The fight between Marissa and Summer was also pretty entertaining; them exchanging blows at the breakfast table was amusing to watch. And I'm not sure but it feels like The O.C. rehired the same storyboard that made season one such a hilarity these past couple episodes. It's witty and funny again! Although the multitude of different stories was always a problem in season three, it wasn't so much in this episode. The whole conflict with Matt was pretty sympathizing; seeing his home get wrecked due to a potential conspiracy was just so sad to see. And the time that Kirsten and Seth have been bonding together was really really touching. Is it a pipedream to ask that the quality remains like this for the remainder of the season?moreless
  • What can i say? I guess i'm just a huge fan of the first season and won't stop watching this show until i finish it. [End of review may have spoilers for future episodes]moreless

    Marissa abusing another drug and hooking up with a bad "a__"? Geez hasn't she figured at least some things out since she started going out with ryan?

    Sandy's company issues are starting to get really boring as well.

    The only thing i really liked about this episode was seth and his mother bonding. Not something you really see in shows anymore. It was actually pretty cute.

    Agreeing with a previous user, the oc seems to have had change of writers since the first season. I don't think that's really the case (i won't bother checking on it) but i really do miss the way season one was.

    I'm getting so bored of watching all these lame plots since the middle of this season. When ryan made that threat to that guy's friends at the diner in this episode i was like "wooo go ryaaaan!" until i realized he wasn't even going to do anything except talk to him..

    Gosh i miss those punches and how he got overprotective. That was pretty hot.

    I miss the punches and all those parties that they used to go to. Infact how are they even popular at school ? and rich? They made those factors huge point outs in the first season.

    Overall, i just hope they get marissa and ryan back together. I know the ending of this season already(unfortunately)and i would like it if they would end being together. But [again] accidentally reading first line of season 4 about Ryan being in a bar may lead me to think something happened...moreless
  • The OC. Episode 19

    In the Orange County everybody is looking for a change.

    1. Ryan's savior complex seems hibernated.

    2. Volchock tries to turn into a good boyfriend. Definitely hilarious.

    3. Sandy starts letting Kirsten out.

    4. Marissa's new wild life ends up with a cocaine party. Anyway, aside from this - little - detail, something else happened: actually she did act generously! I can't believe she told Sandie to stay for Ryan's sake. Well, after years and years of selfishness, that's a big step. :D

    Seth and Kirsten at the A.A. meeting were so sweet. It's nice to see how deep is their relationship.

    Meanwhile, another mother is refinding her maternal instinct: Mrs. Cooper Nichol, of course. Better late than never, I guess.

    Eventually Matt got beaten up. I bet he won't be around that much next episodes.

    I just love how Summer tries to help everyone out. By the way, Summer and Marissa's fight was bittersweet.moreless
  • WOW, an genuinely interesting episode with a storyline the OC's coming on...

    Im shocked, an edgy Mariisa, a charasmatic Ryan, witty banter, and a bit of an edge, i even saw a bong, crazy!Finally the OC is getting its act together. Storyline-wise Marrisas playing the wild child act and Summers not pleased, leaving the newly engaged Mr. Roberts and Juilie Cooper stuck in the middle. Seth and Kirsten are bonding. And given that Ryan is with someone there is of course an obstacle, it's just so awkward with Sadie that she's skipping town, crazy bitch. Sandy had some snooze fest storyline that I didn't quite catch but I'm sure he was self righteous and thoghtful.

    Anyway overall I thought this ep marked a real return to form the OC as to whether or not the standard can be maintained who knows, we'll have to wait and see....lets hope so though coz this season has pretty much sucked so far...who'll marissa shoot this time around, maybe Sandy...I'd shoot him-idiot.moreless
J.D. Pardo

J.D. Pardo

Tattoo Guy

Guest Star

Sven Holmberg

Sven Holmberg


Guest Star

Jonathon Trent

Jonathon Trent

Surf Buddy #1

Guest Star

Patty Onagan

Patty Onagan


Recurring Role

Shaun Duke

Shaun Duke

Henry Griffin

Recurring Role

Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet

Kevin Volchok

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (11)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music:
      Faster Kill Pussycat by Paul Oakenfold (feat. Brittany Murphy)
      Spin Me Around by The Surge
      A Night In Vegas by Victor Malloy
      When You're Gone by Luther Russell
      Young Shields by Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
      Meredith by Oceansize


    • Summer tells Marissa that she can go with Volchok to one of his Heavy Metal vomit parties. That same expression was used in The Breakfast Club when Claire was talking to Judd Nelson's character John Bender describing his lifestyle.

    • Marissa: Wow, well aren't you just a regular Veronica Mars, way to solve this weeks mystery!"

      Veronica Mars is a girl detective, on the CW show Veronica Mars.

    • Seth tells Ryan he likes him the way he is, and refers to Ryan as Boo Radley. Boo Radley is a mysterious character in the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird.

    • Title: The Secrets and Lies

      This is a reference to both the 1996 movie Secrets and Lies and the 2003 tv series of the same name.