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The Swells 

Marissa continues to hang out at the beach to watch Johnny's surfing skills, where she discovers some secrets about Johnny that Ryan lacks; about being involved in a shooting years back. ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Fresco (as Mike Fresco)

Writers:

Josh Schwartz (created by), J.J. Philbin
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton ... Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Ryan Donowho ... Johnny Harper
Jeri Ryan ... Charlotte Morgan
Jeff Hephner ... Matt Ramsey
Autumn Reeser ... Taylor Townsend
Kayla Ewell ... Casey
Johnny Lewis ... Dennis 'Chili' Childress
Rob Brownstein ... Kurt Williams
Cam Gigandet ... Kevin Volchok
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Storyline

Marissa continues to hang out at the beach to watch Johnny's surfing skills, where she discovers some secrets about Johnny that Ryan lacks; about being involved in a shooting years back. But Casey becomes jealous about Marissa hanging out with Johnny, and seeks some companionship with Johnny's rival, a vicious gang member and rival surfer named Kevin Volchok. Meanwhile, Charlotte convinces Kirsten to help her and Julie throw a charity event while Charlotte plot to steal all the donations and skip town. But when Julie discovers Charlotte's scam and her plot to frame Julie for the event, Julie then has a change of heart and threatens Charlotte to not go through with it. Summer and Seth learn more about Taylor and the reasons for her behavior which stems from her unhappy and lonely home life during planning for a Harbor High's weekend lock-in. There, Taylor takes advantage of Summer's absence (who's helping Ryan deal with Marissa and Johnny) to makes the moves on Seth. Also, Sandy plans ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Hills, California, USA See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cam Gigandet (Volchok) and Peter Gallagher (Sandy) both starred in the movie Burlesque (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Sandy is at the bar with Matt, Matt orders two shots of Patron. Sandy says he hasn't had tequila in "forever". However he had tequila, Patron specifically, when his fugitive ex-girlfriend Rebecca Bloom showed up in the middle of season 2, which was technically still the same year (2005). See more »

Quotes

Sandy: Where's Marissa?
Summer: Oh, she can't make it. She's busy.
Ryan: Oh, is she studying? Cause... I've been known to get her to blow off some homework.
Summer: Uh, she's not studying. She's at the beach... with Johnny.
[Awkward silence]
Seth: Ryan, try not to punch Summer.
Summer: I'm just the messenger.
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Connections

References Unfaithful (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Publish My Love
(uncredited)
Performed by Rogue Wave
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