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The O.C.

Season 2 2004 - 2005

  • 2004-11-04T21:00:00-05:00 on FOX
  • 45 mins
  • 17 hours, 11 mins (24 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama

At the end of last season, Ryan returned to Chino to protect his pregnant ex-girlfriend from her abusive ex-boyfriend and, with the departure of his only friend in Newport Beach, Seth decided to do what he always had planned: sail off on his yacht, the Summer Breeze, and run away from Newport Beach. With Seth and Ryan gone, Kirsten and Sandy try to stay busy with a remodeling project at home, while Julie and Caleb settle into their gorgeous Newport Beach mansion. But now the summer is over, school's about to begin and Ryan and Seth are nowhere to be found.

24 episodes

2x01 The Distance

  • Season Premiere

    2004-11-04T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Come home, Seth! If Sandy can't persuade his alienated son to return to the family perhaps Ryan can. Meanwhile, Theresa realizers her relationship with Ryan is on life support. Time to pull the plug?

2x02 The Way We Were

  • 2004-11-11T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

The boys are back. Every status is quo. Except: Summer won't kiss and make up, Ryan catches Marissa in a clinch, the DA busts Caleb, Hailey bails and the remodellers are like a wrecking crew. Home sweet chaos.

2x03 The New Kids on the Block

  • 2004-11-18T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Seth pulls off a magnanimous gesture for Summer, then blows it. Lindsay and Ryan become physics lab partners and share some romantic chemistry. Embattled Caleb names Julie as Newport Group's CE-uh-O.

2x04 The New Era

  • 2004-12-02T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

It's not a date, it's a group hang. So Seth goes with Lindsay, but looks for Summer. Ryan goes with Alex, but would rather be with Lindsay. And Julie... well, stay tuned. That new CEO has a style of her own.

2x05 The SnO.C.

  • 2004-12-09T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

The winter dance is near and a Ryan-Lindsay hook-up is off, on, off, on, off like a light switch. But all will be smoothed over by the time of the big Newport social event. Or not. Plus: Caleb's secret - revealed!

Friends, festivities, 8 days of gifts, another day with a whole lot of gifts. Seth's formula for the perfect Chrismukkah may come undone when Caleb's confession rocks the Cohen world.

2x07 The Family Ties

  • 2005-01-06T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Time to move on: Jimmy decides to relocate to Maui. Time to make a move: Ryan and Lindsay wonder about a first kiss. Time to bust a move: Seth turns bad boy in an attempt to impress Alex.

2x08 The Power of Love

  • 2005-01-13T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Sandy didn't forget his 20th anniversary. Honest. Just ask him. And just watch him squirm as he tries to make things right. Also, Seth and Ryan are grounded; DJ calls it quits with Marissa.

2x09 The Ex-Factor

  • 2005-01-20T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

The ABC's of Love. When Alex wants to spend time with her ex, Seth says "X" must make room for "I" and "U." But there's something Seth doesn't know. Julie has a makeover idea for the Newport Group.

2x10 The Accomplice

  • 2005-01-27T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Ryan tries to smooth things over between Caleb and Lindsay, Alex and Marissa grow closer, Seth uses his life as inspiration for a comic book and Kirsten is uneasy when Sandy is asked to help find his ex-fiancee.

2x11 The Second Chance

  • 2005-02-03T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Try try again. A cardiac crisis gives Caleb a new outlook. Seth and Summer struggle to deny their attraction. And if, as Sandy says, Rebecca is dead, why does Kirsten find her in Sandy's office? Uh-oh.

2x12 The Lonely Hearts Club

  • 2005-02-10T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Happy Valentine's Day! Seth's feelings for Summer destroy their comic-book pitch meeting, Ryan turns pool-table hustler in hopes of winning approval for his romance with Lindsay, and Kirsten distrusts Sandy.

2x13 The Father Knows Best

  • 2005-02-17T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Did they or didn't they? Seth can't stop thinking about Summer's and Zach's stay in San Diego. Will he or won't he? Julie plants doubts that could derail Caleb's decision to adopt Lindsay.

2x14 The Rainy Day Women

  • 2005-02-24T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Rain - and it seems there are as many problems as raindrops. Kirsten, Sandy...and Rebecca. Julie, Marissa...and Alex. Lindsay, Ryan...and Chicago. Summer, Seth...and Italy. Can't rain forever, can it?

2x15 The Mallpisode

  • 2005-03-10T21:00:00-05:00 — 42 mins

The Seth/Summer plan to help Ryan shake his Lindsay blues is...a mall visit? Hey, it can work. Because Marissa comes along. And everyone gets locked inside the place. An extortionist targets Julie.

2x16 The Blaze of Glory

  • 2005-03-17T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

$500,000 is still the going rate to keep Julie's porn past off the net. Meanwhile, Seth plays matchmaker, suggesting that Ryan help Marissa plan the school's spring bonfire. Someone's gonna get burned.

2x17 The Brothers Grim

  • 2005-03-24T21:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

T is for trouble. And for Trey, Ryan's brother, who's out of prison and trying to go straight while staying temporarily in the pool house. The tape no one was supposed to see is seen by all of Newport.

2x18 The Risky Business

  • 2005-04-07T21:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

A yard sale sans yard - aka The Oc Charity Yard Sale! But it does offer many items, including the crystal egg from Risky Business. But wait...the egg is missing, and Ryan and Seth must scramble to get it back!

2x19 The Rager

  • 2005-04-14T21:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Marissa throws a birthday party for Trey - an event that may or may not smooth things between the two Atwood brothers. Julie gets cozy with Lance, her long-ago lover and recent extortionist.

2x20 The O.C. Confidential

  • 2005-04-21T21:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

The evidence adds up. Trey is likely to do time for drug violations. But Sandy, Ryan and Marissa know he's innocent and develop a plan to catch the real culprit in the act. Seth meets a marketing...genius.

2x21 The Return of the Nana

  • 2005-05-05T21:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Nana's getting married - news that has Sandy, Seth and Ryan off to Miami. Back at the OC, Zach wows Summer with a home-cooked meal, Kirsten sorts out her Carter feelings and Trey's feelings for Marissa take a terrifying turn.

2x22 The Showdown

  • 2005-05-05T21:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Dynamite with a lit fuse: Kirsten goes on a bender now that Carter's gone, Ryan can't figure what's up with Marissa, Caleb hits Julie with divorce papers, and the Seth-Zach rivalry turns into War of the Weirds.

2x23 The O.Sea

  • 2005-05-12T21:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Heads: Seth takes Summer to the prom. Tails: Zach does. Whoever's dateless takes a meeting with George Lucas to discuss Atomic County. That'll settle things, right? The Julie-Caleb union ends...not the way anyone expected.

2x24 The Dearly Beloved

  • 2005-05-19T21:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Familiar faces show up for a final farewell to Caleb. Meanwhile, Sandy takes action to help Kirsten. And when Ryan learns about the Trey-Marissa incident, a showdown - if not a tragedy - is inevitable.