The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 6

The Swells

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 10, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Marissa discovers something in Johnny that Ryan lacks and Charlotte convinces Julie and Kirsten to throw a charity event. After discovering fake IDs in Charlotte's purse, Julie confronts her.

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show the oc marrisa thinks johnney has something that ryan does not have and so they start to spend more time togeather and that gets ryan to think something is happening and julie is out to lunch with her new friend charilot only thing when there eating julie discovers the fake ids all of them that charotlot has and learns that she has to throw a big charoty even and she is going to spit the mone with her and they need kirsten to do it this was a good ep i thought and it was very excitingmoreless
  • Taylor Townsend the misunderstood.

    The theme here? Brittle relationships. Taylor Townsend, like I've always thought, was a misunderstood character, and to see Seth stick up for her, it was pretty sweet. Definitely will be interesting to see how that storyline will stretch out into as Taylor is going to find for Seth as it seems. How Autumn Reeser acted in this episode was just beautiful; portrayed a thousand words in just a couple of bodily actions. The other storyline, Casey cheating on John, came as a pretty big shot despite all the allusions, but other than that surprise, it wasn't all that great. For once the storyline involving Ryan and Marissa isn't the great in an episode. Sandy's business case with the Newport Group and Charlotte's continuing manipulation were far more interesting. If the side plots were the best pars, speaks how great the episode is.moreless
  • An extremely well-done episode that didn't bore me for 1 split second!

    An extremely well-done episode that didn't bore me for 1 split second! I LOVED most of all the Taylor / Seth / Summer storyline & really felt sorry for her & wasn't even angry at her when she tried to break up Summer & Seth because I understand her & I understand that she's never has friends before & she misunderstood his friendship. I also loved the whole Johnny / Casey / Volcheck / Ryan / Marissa / Chilli / Public School storyline development & really enjoyed watching it. The Kirsten / Julie / Charlotte storyline continued to impress me & I just loved this very fun & very exciting episode to bits! More, More, More please!moreless
  • The OC. Episode 6

    Well, even a piece of wood would have realized that Johnny totally fell for Marissa. Anyway, it will take her just a couple of months to get it. If we’re lucky, of course. :D

    Sandy taking over Newport Group? It sounds really weird. As Seth loving Newport.

    From such a unbearable mother, Taylor was the only possible result. :D

    Ryan has never been much with words but, come on, his girlfriend is upset because of the whole shooting issue - yep, that’s a fresh news about Marissa, she’s upset :D - and he’s only able to tell her to go back to sleep?

    And it turns out that maybe Julie will follow Jimmy’s making-money systems.

    Summer’s “Oh my God, I’m Seth” was definitely a hilarious line. LOL

    Not the best episode ever but still quite good.moreless
  • Very 1st Episode All Season Where I Havent Gotten Bored!! :-)

    Well, This Episode Just Aired In Australia N It's Tha 1st Time All Season I've Realli Enjoyed An Episode N Not Wlked Off Sumwhere N Missed Half Tha Show Cuz I Got Bored...I Think This Season Is Just Gunna Get Better N Better I've Alreadii Read Tha Summaries On Tha O.C. Website N I Cant Wait Til They Air Here!! It Should B Kool!!

    P.S. Seth N Summer 4eva

    P.P.S. John Cena Will Smash Triple H At WM22!!moreless
Kayla Ewell

Kayla Ewell


Guest Star

Rob Brownstein

Rob Brownstein

Kurt Williams

Guest Star

Jeri Ryan

Jeri Ryan

Charlotte Morgan

Recurring Role

Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser

Taylor Townsend

Recurring Role

Ryan Donowho

Ryan Donowho

Johnny Harper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: At 1:14, when Marissa is waking up from her nightmare, she accidentally shows one of her breasts.

    • Goof: When Julie and Charlotte are having lunch together, Julie starts to unfold her napkin. In the next cut, however, it is neatly folded on her plate and she starts unfolding it again.

    • Goof: Marissa's phone does not have caller id on the front of her phone, so how can she know that it was her mom calling in the beginning of the episode? She does this a couple of times.

      Explanation: Perhaps her phone had a special ringtone for when her mother calls.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Sandy: Listen I expect you to take this job seriously. I'm not gonna be out drinking with you every night after work. Weekends maybe. And tonight. Game on, Matt.
      Matt: Game on, boss.

    • Kirsten: I thought you loathed corporate America.
      Sandy: Oh I do. I loathe it all. The greed, Republicans, navy suits.

    • Seth's Voicemail: This is Seth. It's 2005. You know how these things work.

    • Seth: Ryan, I am freaking out right now. I'm using a payphone. And God knows what Asian strain of lip herpes I'm contracting.
      Ryan: That's disgusting. I'll be there as soon as possible.

    • Seth: Summer called. She said something about you getting to some guy's house on Dune Row right away. Some emergency.
      Ryan: Is it Marissa?
      Seth: I don't know. My cell phone was confiscated. Which I do believe is a violation of my civil liberties!

    • Volchok: Hey Casey, hold up a second. I thought you were dating Harper.
      Casey: I am.
      Volchok: Doesn't look like it.

    • Taylor's Mom: Taylor, untuck your shirt. Your ass is so not made for low riders.
      Taylor: Got it.

    • Julie: You should see them at cardio bar. They don't even look me in the eye. I used to rule that class.

    • Ryan: I never won a fight until I got to Newport.

    • Johnny: (About his Father) He was a... drunk, used to always go after my mom.
      Marissa: You mean...
      (Johnny Nods)
      Johnny: One night I just snapped... Came home from baseball practice... There he was... Had her up against the wall, his hands around her neck... I just...lost it.
      Marissa: Lost it?
      Johnny: Took my baseball bat... I guess I just started beating him. I don't remember any of it... When I came to, he was unconcious... I was covered in his blood.
      Marissa: Oh God.
      Johnny: When I think back on that night... I don't even know who I was... how I could have done that.

    • Summer: She saw him falling for you, so she hurt him before he could hurt her, it's a classic girl move.

    • Seth: Oh God, incoming...
      Taylor: Hey guys! Have you heard about the lock-in tomorrow night? The entire senior class is gonna spend the night in the gym!
      Summer: Ooh, we can't make it.
      Ryan (sarcastic): Yes!
      Seth: Yeah... I'm taking off my arm with a hacksaw.
      Taylor: Ooh, well that's a shame, you're gonna have to miss that. Lock-in's mandatory, counts as a class, and I know you (points at Ryan) can't afford any cuts.

    • Julie: There is not a lie in the world I haven't heard or told so just give it to me straight. It'll save us a lot of time.
      Charlotte: I was never going to hurt you, Julie.
      Julie: Right. You were just going to scam me into throwing a big charity and leave me to pick up the pieces so you could skip town.
      Charlotte: What if you help me?
      Julie: Are you drinking again?

    • (Summer banging on the locked gym doors)
      Taylor: Sorry, I can't hear you.
      Summer: What do you mean you can't hear—? You're responding! Taylor!
      Taylor: Sorry!

    • Summer: She's not studying... she's at the beach with Johnny.
      Seth: Ryan, try not to punch Summer.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music:
      "Publish My Love" by Rogue Wave
      "Knocked Down" by Pennywise
      "No Rest For The Weekend" by Orange
      "Suggar" by Ladytron
      "Swagger" by Calla


    • Summer: I've seen Unfaithful, Coop. I know the signs.

      Unfaithful is a 2002 movie starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane about a married woman who has a affair with a handsome stranger.

    • Chili: I'm wearing you down...

      This is a popular phrase used by the dork of all dorks, Steven Q. Urkel, when the apple of his eye, Laura Winslow, would show him the slightest bit of compassion like Summer showed Chili.