RYAN'S WORLDS COLLIDE ON 'THE O.C.' AIRING SEPT. 2 ON FOX
Ryan wants to be less financially dependent on the Cohens and so he gets a job at the Crab Shack, where he meets Donnie, a
fellow outsider with a connection to the past Ryan has recently left behind. His worlds collide when
Donnie invites him and Seth to a party in the "old neighborhood."
Ryan is reluctant knowing the rough crowd that will attend, but Seth finds Donnie's anti-Newport style refreshing and is eager
to see life outside the O.C. Additionally, armed with a paycheck and after some prodding from Seth, Ryan had finally worked
up the courage to ask Marissa out. Unfortunately, the date is the same night as the party Donnie has invited him and Seth
Meanwhile, Sandy puts his true feelings for Jimmy aside and offers to assist him with his legal affairs now that the rest
of the community has turned against him in "The outsider" episode of THE O.C.
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The Outsider September 2, 2003 Suspicious minds Ryan
takes a job at the Crab Shack so he can stop sponging money off the Cohens. Seth is facing a bit of separation anxiety as
Ryan goes off to work. Sandy is facing something worse - the Ladies are in his kitchen, gossiping about Jimmy and trying to
decide whether Julie should still be invited to their spa weekend. Kirsten tries to come to Jimmy's defense, but the Ladies
are having none of it. At least lay off Julie, she says - she's our friend. The Ladies don't look convinced. Next door, Julie
tells Jimmy that she has to go to the spa to do damage control. He has the weekend to fix everything, while she tries to preserve
the family's place in society.
Working for the weekend Ryan gets shown the ropes at work by Donnie, a guy
from a Chino-esque part of town. Summer tries to cheer Marissa up by taking her to lunch at The Crab Shack. Oops. It's all
a ploy to get Marissa talking to Luke again. Oops again. Luke swans in and pisses off Donnie by being well, Luke. Luke tries
to distract Marissa from her pain, but manages to piss her off, too. Donnie offers to show Ryan where the real people live
after work. This crushes poor puppy-dog Seth, who comes to collect Ryan at the end of the day. Seth is back to having no life.
loose The next day, Sandy is helping Jimmy with his legal woes, trying to make Jimmy understand how bad it is. Jimmy
says it's abundantly clear. Sandy takes pity on him - why don't they do something fun while their wives are away? It's time
for steaks, beer and video games - along with confessions from both men about their undying love for Kirsten. Hmm. Seth tries
to get Ryan to hang out with him, but Ryan finally asked Marissa out. She's babysitting her sister, but invites him over for
dinner. Donnie invites Seth to a house party in his 'hood. Ryan tries to talk him out of it, but Seth is so going. Ryan comes
along to protect him. The party is wild, Seth's mom's car gets trashed, and Marissa ends up getting stood up.
live At the spa, Julie gives the performance of her life for The Ladies. "Oh, I blame myself!" "No, you're the victim!"
Mission accomplished - the Ladies are firmly on her side. Kirsten calls home during Boys Night In and gets Jimmy on the phone.
Julie catches her talking to Jimmy. In the steam room, the talk turns to divorce. Kirsten tells Julie she's just as responsible
for the family's financial woes - "He didn't buy ponies and jewelry for himself." Julie is not taking that - she's the one
who married Jimmy, even though he has always been in love with Kirsten. "Who knew that when he knocked me up, it would be
the best thing that ever happened to you," Julie says. Damn. Damage control Seth slinks over to Marissa's
to beg for her to give Ryan another chance. She caves. Sandy tells Jimmy he thinks Jimmy will avoid jail time if he makes
full restitution, which means he'll have to sell much of what he owns to pay everyone back. Jimmy is not impressed.
loose, part 2 At the restaurant, Seth lets slip that there's a party in Newport. Donnie invites himself along. Ryan
is aghast, but Seth says he can handle it. Ryan goes home to his date with Marissa, which ends in the pool. At the party,
Holly jumps Luke. While they are otherwise engaged, Donnie and his hommies show up. Seth realizes he's way out of his depth
when Donnie reveals he has a gun. Seth calls Ryan for backup. The sounds of breakage tempts Holly and Luke out of the bedroom.
Donnie pulls the gun on Luke just as Ryan gets there. Donnie tries to convince Seth and Ryan that settling scores with Luke
would be fun, but Ryan tackles him. The gun goes off, hitting Luke in the arm. Donnie and party flee.
The aftermath Ryan
calls Marissa from the hospital - she comes to Luke's side. Seth tells Ryan they really need to stick together, because when
they're apart, people get shot. On the way back from the spa, Julie and Kirsten finally talk - Julie always wanted the high
life, and she doesn't want to go back to being nothing again. Back at the house, Jimmy tells Julie she has a choice to make
- they can sell everything and make restitution, or declare bankruptcy and keep the house. If they do that, Jimmy goes to