The summer is coming to an end and Seth hasn't returned home to Newport. In the
midst of home renovations, Sandy and Kirsten are strained and missing their son. Ryan has begun his new life with Theresa
in Chino, as Marissa is alone and in a dark place. Summer is slowly getting over Seth.
The Way We Were-
Now that Ryan and Seth has returned to Newport, its time to get back to school.
The boys reunite with their former girlfriends but it becomes apparent that things will not be going back to the way they
were. Caleb's legal troubles catch up with him and Hailey has bad news for Jimmy.
The New Kids On The Block-
After Caleb is released from custody he must make some decisions about the Newport
Group and his decisions don't sit well with Kirsten. Seth is determined to win back Summer's friendship even if it means getting
a job. Ryan has a string awkward encounters with a new girl at school, while Marissa faces being alone.
The New Era-
It's a new era in Newport Beach. Kirsten and Julie try and work together at the
Newport Group, while Sandy tries to find out what Caleb is hiding. Seth and Ryan go on a double date with Lindsay and Alex
but it ends differently than the four of them might have expected.
It's the annual "SnO.C." winter dance. Seth wants to take his relationship with
Alex further but she might have other plans. Marissa's secret relationship with D.J. is exposed, while Zach continues his
pursuit of a Seth-free relationship with Summer. Sandy solves Caleb's legal puzzle ending with a shocking twist.
The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't-
It's Chrismukkah once again in The O.C. and this year Seth wants to take it global.
As Caleb is faced with the looming prospect of going to prison, Sandy convinces him to come forward and reveal the truth about
his involvement with Renee. Julie and Jimmy spend some quality time together. Calebs confession shocks the Cohen and Nichol
family to the core and nothing will be the same again.
The Family Ties-
After Caleb's confession, The Cohen's try to welcome Lindsay as part of the family.
Jimmy is faced with a choice when Marissa finds out about his relationship with his ex-wife, Julie. Seth attempts to be a
"bad boy" like Ryan to impress Alex. Summer finds out what Zach did on his Christmas break while Ryan and Lindsay want to
know if it is too awkward for them to be together.
The Power of Love-
When Sandy forgets his and Kirsten's 20th wedding anniversary, he fins himself
going to a lot of trouble to make it up to her. Seth and Ryan's respective relationships with Alex and Lindsay add to the
trouble and doubt falls upon their futures together. Marissa and Julie continue to butt heads over DJ. Summer wants to take
her relationship with Zach to the next level.
Seth is thrown when Alex's Ex arrives in town for a visit and is even more thrown
when he finds out who it is. Julie has a plan to try and save The Newport Group, which to everyone's surprise, might actually
work. Lindsay sticks out when she joins Summer and Marissa for a girls night out; meanwhile, Ryan, Seth and Zach contemplate
playing it safe on a guys night in. But nothing ever goes as planned.
Things heat up between Sandy and Kirsten when Sandy decides to help his mentor
in law school find his daughter, Rebecca, whom was Sandy's first love. Seth and Zach start up a comic book based on their
lifes in Newport, while Summer questions why shes been left out. Ryan makes the attempt to unite Lindsay and Caleb after Lindsay
tells Ryan she is curious in getting to know her "new" father. While Julie is in Paris, Marissa looks for new ways to rebel;
in doing so her friendship with Alex increases.
The Second Chance-
After hearing about Lindsay and Ryan's failed attempt at dinner with Caleb the
night before, Kirsten arranges a dinner that she can supervise. But her presence makes no difference when Ryan and Caleb butt
heads and disaster strikes. Sandy keeps Rebecca's presence in Newport a secret from Kirsten after deciding to take her case
to court. Marissa and Alex's relationship intensifies, while Seth and Summer spend a lot of time together at Zach's insistence.
The Lonely Hearts Club-
It's Valentine's Day 2005 in O.C. when Sandy and Kirsten's conflict about Rebecca
continues. Ryan tries to make peace with Caleb to spend Valentine's Day with Lindsay. While Seth, Zach and Summer head to
San Diego in hope to make their Comic Book idea succeed Seth has a breakdown and ends up in a lonely state. Marissa and Alex
take a step forward in their relationship while Julie returns from her trip in hope to reconnect with Marissa.
As Sandy continues working on Rebecca's case, Kirsten questions how strong their
feelings are for one another. Seth continues his downward spiral in the aftermath of Zach and Summer's Valentine's night together,
while Marissa confronts her fear about her relationship with Alex. Caleb offers Lindsay a place in his family but not without
a paternity test.
The Rainy Day Women-
It's a rainy day in Newport where Lindsay decides to take the DNA test and makes
a difficult choice regarding her life with Caleb while Ryan helps her through it. Sandy still wants to help Rebecca with her
case and trys to convince her not to run again. Kirsten is still upset and wishes her marriage would go back to normal and
for Rebecca's case to be over with. Meanwhile, Seth thinks he's lost Summer forever until Summer is unable to hide from her
feelings once and for all. Marissa moves out of the Cooper-Nichol mansion and moves in with Alex after she tells her mother
about Alex being her girlfriend.
After Lindsay moves to Chicago with her mom, Ryan is heartbroken and Caleb's confused.
Seth, Summer and Marissa invite Ryan to the mall to get his mind off things. Caleb tags along to vent when Sandy tries to
make amends with Kirsten by searching for her wedding ring or even a grand gesture that will take her back to when Sandy first
proposed. Meanwhile, Alex learns that Marissa might not be as into her as she thought she would be. Kirsten and Julie call
an editor for Newport Living but at the same time Julie's Riverside past catches up to her.
The Blaze Of Glory-
Spring has flung in Newport where Marissa recruits Ryan to help her with Harbor
School's Pep Rally Bonfire. Alex accepts that her and Marissa are from two different lives and knows she is fighting for a
lost cause. Seth is stuck and misses last years good times while Summer disagrees and tells him it's time to move on. Meanwhile,
Julie still doesn't know what she is gonna do about her blackmailer and seeks some advice from Sandy. Kirsten wants Carter
to stick with the magazine despite his reservations.
The Brothers Grim-
When Ryan's brother, Trey, gets out of jail and gives Ryan a call, The Cohen's
give him a warm welcome. Though, Ryan knows nothing good can come from it. Zach returns from his Italy trip and gives some
news leaving Summer curious and Seth...not really sure what to think. Meanwhile, after Julie admits her naked mistake to Kirsten,
they both agree to get Caleb in on it for more help. Newport Living is officially launched.
The Risky Business-
Sandy reluctantly serves as host/auctioneer at yet another O.C. benefit; Trey
lies to Ryan to prove that he can be self-dependant. Carter reinvigorates Seth and Zach's comic book dream, much to the annoyance
of Summer. Marissa moves in with the Cohen's.
It's Trey's 21st birthday and Marissa, anxious to help Trey and Ryan forge a relationship,
throws a birthday party for Trey at the Cooper-Nichol mansion that turns out to be a rager. Seth is left in hot water by both
Summer and Zach, but why? Sandy wants to continue his friendship with Carter, leaving a confused Kirsten. Meanwhile, Julie
shares some memories with an "old" friend and in the process learns a few things and gains a few ideas.
The O.C. Confidential-
Sandy and the boys devise a plan to save Trey from going to jail after he took
the fall for supplying drugs at his birthday party. Kirsten and Carter, fulfilling more than their editional duties, take
a trip to Featherbrooke's winery. Meanwhile, Caleb returns home and questions his marriage with Julie.
The Return Of The Nana-
Sandy, Seth and Ryan travel to Miami to visit the Nana after she tells Sandy she
is getting married. Unable to go because of work, Kirsten is left on her own to deal with her feelings for Carter. Trey
misinterprets Marissa's friendship; Zach invites Summer to a home-cooked dinner.
Seth and Zach declare thenselves rivals for Summer's affections; Marissa is still
reeling from being nearly raped by Trey; Sandy confronts Kirsten when her drinking problem becomes very apparant; Caleb hands
divorce papers to Julie.
Seth and Zach squabble over who should take Summer to the prom and who will meet
George Lucas for dinner. Sandy takes drastic actions with a recovering Kirsten. Ryan starts to piece together what happened
between Trey and Marissa, courtesy of Theresa. Julie attempts to poison Caleb take a surprise turn.
The Dearly Beloved-
Kirsten hits bottom after Caleb's funeral, prompting Sandy to finally take action.
Jimmy Cooper resurfaces and almost immediately renews ties with a mourning Julie. Jess bullies Trey into participating in
a drug deal that turns into a shootout. Ryan finally learns the truth about what happened between Trey and Marissa, leading
to a bloody confrontation.