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The Telenovela 

Ryan and Marissa begins their lives as "just friends" in the aftermath of everything that has happened. But they soon find out that it is not as easy as it looks. Things take another turn ... See full summary »

Director:

Sanford Bookstaver

Writers:

Josh Schwartz (created by), Stephanie Savage
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Mischa Barton ... Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Chris Carmack ... Luke Ward
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Tate Donovan ... Jimmy Cooper
Samaire Armstrong ... Anna Stern
Alan Dale ... Caleb Nichol
Navi Rawat ... Theresa Diaz
Richard Herd ... Bill Shaughnessy / Uncle Shaun
Eric Balfour ... Eddie
Wilson Bethel ... Brad (as Will Bethel)
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Storyline

Ryan and Marissa begins their lives as "just friends" in the aftermath of everything that has happened. But they soon find out that it is not as easy as it looks. Things take another turn when Ryan's former flame, Theresa Diaz, show up in Newport to work as a waitress for a special gathering and wants to try to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Julie and Luke begin having a passionate affair behind everyones backs, while Seth and Summer decide to declare their love for each other. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

The discussion that Kirsten, Sandy, and Seth have about Sandy doing "Grease: the Musical" in college is an inside joke. Peter Gallagher performed in Grease on Broadway. See more »

Goofs

When Marrisa drops by and stays for dinner there is a scene/shot where Kirsten is standing beside her away from the dining table. Next shot is Kirsten standing at the dinning table. Then the final shot is Kirsten besides Marissa again. See more »

Quotes

Anna: Now she's got you... There's nothing scarier than that.
Seth: Nothing's scarier than being with me, or do you mean like, anyone?
Anna: Look, once you get what you want, that's when you've got something to lose. She's afraid of losing you, Cohen
Seth: Why? I'm not going anywhere.
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Connections

References Niña... amada mía (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

California
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Joseph Meyer, Alex Greenwald, Darren Robinson, Jacques Brautbar, Jason Schwartzman, Sam Farrar, and Al Jolson
Performed by Phantom Planet
(Main Title Theme)
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