The O.C.

The L.A. - S1-E22

Plot hole: Ryan says that he has left his watch at the motel after sleeping with Theresa, and goes back to get it. However, at the end of The Goodbye Girl (the episode before) he is seen wearing it as he gets out of the car to go and talk to Theresa, only to find she's gone back to Chino. The whole story of Ryan and Seth going back to get his watch from the motel is just an excuse for them to discover the whole Luke/Julie affair.

The New Era - S2-E4

Plot hole: Early in the episode, Alex tells Seth that the night of the Killers concert is her night off. (She works at The Bait Shop, the concert venue.) At the end of the episode, Alex is paying The Killers, as if she were the manager on duty.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ryan is lighting Marissa's cigarette with his, at the start of the shot it's full, then the shot goes to Ryan and it's still full. But then the shot goes to Marissa and if you look at Ryan's cigarette you can see it is almost all gone. Then the shot goes to Ryan and the cigarette is full again. (00:09:00)

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Marissa: It will be fun.
Summer: What's more fun than watching a neurotic freak bat his eyes at perfect pixie chick?
Marissa: I was being sarcastic.
Summer: So was I. Which neither one of us was before Cohen came along and taught us all irony... Jackass.

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The Rescue - S1-E8

Trivia: Seth is surprised that Summer has read the book "Madame Bovary". She explains that it's the favorite book of patient Tom Shales, who is incontinent (lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions). Tom Shales is a Washington Post critic who blasted "The O.C." in his review.

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The Blaze of Glory - S2-E16

Question: When Ryan goes to Marissa and Alex's apartment (after Alex told him to stay away from Marissa), he says, "If you have to work this hard, it isn't working." What does he mean?

Answer: He means that if Alex has to go so far as to forbid Ryan from seeing Marissa in order to maintain her relationship with her, their relationship obviously isn't working.

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