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The summer is officially over and it's the first day of school. Summer still ignores Seth in public,
but privately is jealous of Seth's new relationship with Anna. Summer isn't the only person fighting feelings of jealousy.
Kirsten still isn't comfortable with Sandy's friendship with his
new co-worker, Rachel. It doesn't help when Rachel offers Sandy a case against Kirsten's father, Caleb.
Back at school Marissa and Ryan are becoming closer, but Luke is
still desperate to get Marissa back. When it looks like Luke may be getting exactly what he wants, Ryan lets his jealousy
get the best of him and picks a fight with Luke. Marissa is not happy about the brawl and is not happy with Ryan. So, when
the two of them find themselves alone on a ferris wheel, will she turn her back on him or forgive his jealous rage?
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The Heights November 5, 2003 Back to school It's
the first day of school, and everyone is apprehensive. Seth is convinced he's in for another year of social torture, Ryan
is just worried that he won't fit in, and Marissa is convinced everyone will be talking about her overdose, Luke's cheating,
her dad's criminal activities. All their fears are realized when they get to school.
Working it Sandy is
all dolled up in a new suit for work. Kirsten jokes that he's got a new girlfriend, then jumps him. Sandy makes the rookie
mistake of calling Rachel an "attractive co-worker," then backpedals furiously - "Only in relation to which she evokes amorous
feeling in my far more attractive wife." Kirsten buys it. Before they can get too distracted, dad and Rachel call.
other woman Seth is continuing his fruitless pursuit of Summer when Anna arrives. Seth hugs her with glee. Summer is
annoyed and stalks off. Anna mocks him for pursuing Summer, then offers to teach him how to woo women. Could she have an ulterior
The big case Rachel has a big case for Sandy - a great environmental battle over the Balboa Wetlands.
It's a "policy-changing, career-making piece of legislation." The catch? Kirsten's dad's company is the plaintiff. Sandy can't
decide whether to take the case - or when he's going to tell Kirsten about it. She finds out and is furious.
to talk about Marissa wants to drop her position as school social chair, but Dr. Kim argues against it. People are
going to talk about her no matter what - she might as well give them something good to talk about. She cancels plans to hang
out with Ryan in favor of planning the school's carnival. She offers to save him a ride on the Ferris wheel at the carnival,
but Ryan turns her down - he's afraid of heights.
Extracurricular activities Ryan decides to get more involved
in school by trying out for soccer, but is dismayed to find that Luke is the team captain. Marissa agrees to meet with Ryan
after practice, but Luke gets there first. He tries to make up with her - even going so far to cry. Ryan overhears part of
the conversation, but storms off before Marissa shuts Luke down.
Communication breakdown Kirsten is livid
that the lawsuit, and Sandy's part in it, is front-page news. Rachel dismisses Sandy's concerns - "If your marriage can't
survive this, what kind of marriage is it?" Ryan tells Seth that he thinks Luke and Marissa have made up. Seth tells Ryan
to ask Marissa about it, but Summer advises Marissa to keep the talk with Luke to herself. When Ryan goes fishing for information,
Marissa dances around the issue. He's now even more convinced that Marissa and Luke are back together.
biology class, Summer tries to talk Seth into being her lab partner - that way, she won't have to write up the boring lab
reports - but Anna intercepts her. Seth is her partner, she announces. Summer watches jealously. Marissa stops by soccer practice,
and Ryan gets pissy when he sees her talking with Luke. In a soccer drill, he takes out Luke in an illegal tackle. The team,
the coach and Marissa are aghast. Marissa comes to the pool house to ask Ryan what happened, but Ryan lashes out at her. Sandy
chews Ryan out the next day, reminding him that one mistake could be enough to get Ryan taken away from the family.
apologies Sandy brings flowers to Kirsten to apologize, but announces he's taking the case. She 's not surprised, saying
she expects nothing less from the man she married. They make up, but are interrupted again by calls from their respective
Kiss me you fool Ryan asks Anna how long she's going to help Seth pursue Summer. He can tell
Anna is into Seth, even if Seth is clueless. She responds that Seth is only interested in her as a friend. Ryan counsels action,
then goes off on his own pursuits. He braves the Ferris wheel to apologize to Marissa, but gets freaked when they stop at
the top. He finally chokes out an apology, and Marissa rewards him with kiss (or three or six or). Anna also lets Seth know
how she feels by kissing him, but Seth manages to misinterpret even that, thinking it's part of the Summer plan. Dork. Seth
runs after Summer, who finally starts talking to him.