SECRETS ARE REVEALED ON 'THE O.C.' AIRING WEDNESDAY, NOV.
26, ON FOX
Turkey isn't the only thing left over from Thanksgiving. Anna and Summer are still upset with how
Seth acted over the holiday and Seth is struggling to make it up to them.
Meanwhile, Julie is looking for commitment from Caleb, but when
Caleb is honest about what he can offer, the couple decides to take a break.
Kirsten is keeping a secret from Sandy, and when Jimmy and Sandy
team up to tackle Jimmy's legal issues, the indiscretion is brought to light.
And when Ryan and Luke become partners in a history project, an
astonishing revelation creates an alliance between them on "The Secret" episode of THE O.C. on Wednesday, Nov. 26
The Secret November 26, 2003 The morning after Seth
claims he's too ill to go to school, but Ryan suggests he just has "Summer fever" and needs "Anna-biotics." Kirsten is similarly
reluctant to go to Yogalates, afraid that Julie told all the Ladies about her drunken performance at Thanksgiving.
partnerships Ryan is dismayed to be partnered with Luke Ward for a history project. Seth refuses to believe he should
apologize to Summer and Anna - "I'm the victim here." Dork. Summer and Anna bond over Seth's behavior. Seth is horrified to
see them hanging out.
The Dragon lady strikes Jimmy tells Julie he can avoid jail only by making restitution
by January 1 - and that means selling the house over the holidays. Julie refuses and bitches that maybe he deserves to go
Secrets and lies Ryan meets Luke's perky mom, bratty younger brothers and perfect dad, Carson. They
go over to Carson's car dealership to use his computer, but see him and his male partner making out. Luke flees noisily; making
Ryan promise he won't tell anyone.
Tell no one Marissa thinks Ryan and Luke talked about her, and gets huffy
when Ryan denies it. He breaks down and tells her. Seth wants gossip about the Ward household but gets nothing. He fears Luke
and Ryan, like Summer and Anna, are becoming friends. But at school, Luke blows up at Ryan and again calls Seth a queer. Seth
tries to talk to Anna, but she and Summer go off to study together. Seth is in agony.
News travels fast At
the golf course with Sandy, Jimmy spills about the time he kissed Kirsten. Sandy is livid. Julie tells Kirsten she won't sell
the house. Kirsten says she and Caleb can help them out, but Julie says he already told her doing so would "compromise their
relationship." Exit one relationship. Before they can get into it, one of the Ladies rushes in with the news about Carson.
The news is all over school, and Luke is convinced Ryan told, while Ryan is sure Marissa spilled the beans. Marissa is pissed
that Ryan doesn't trust her.
Schadenfreude Sandy confronts Kirsten about the Jimmy kiss. Kirsten insists
it meant nothing, but Sandy says it meant something to him. Seth is gleeful about Luke's "big gay dad," but is shot down by
the rest of the family. At the gym the next day, the Ladies revel in the Ward's misfortune. Kirsten and Julie flee the gossiping
gorgons together. They share tales of woe about Caleb. Kirsten says he's trying to replace her mom, and she wishes he'd just
give that up and find someone to share the rest of his life with. Julie takes it to heart - she tells Caleb life's too short
to keep running away from any relationship. It works - he agrees to buy Julie's house as an investment and to keep seeing
her. "Maybe someday your next door neighbor will be your dad!" Julie burbles. Kirsten looks slightly ill.
finally - finally! - apologizes to Summer and Anna. They're both smitten with his sincerity and immediately give up on their
budding friendship. They also both ask him out. Seth says yes to both of them.
Bonding Luke tells Ryan and
Marissa that his dad came out to his mom, and she's the one who spilled the beans. They go off to commiserate. Marissa says
that maybe this will bring Luke closer to his dad, but Luke doesn't think it's worth it. Ryan tells him at least his dad is
involved in his life. This touching moment is interrupted by a couple of thugs from a rival school who taunt Luke. Ryan and
Luke pummel them, but are set upon by a much larger group of thugs.
Family matters Sandy and Kirsten play
the passive-aggressive "Seth, ask your mother." game, until they're interrupted by Ryan and Marissa bearing a wounded Luke.
Seth proves that he's a decent guy by being solicitous to someone who's always made his life miserable. Carson comes to collect
Luke, but Luke won't come down. Carson says the best thing he can do for his family is disappear, but Sandy disagrees - "Coming
out and being honest with yourself and your family, in this town, is the bravest thing you could have done." Luke agrees,
and leaves with his dad.
The aftermath Ryan and Marissa make up, as do Kirsten and Sandy. Luke realizes that
everyone will be talking about him, but the others convince him not to flee school. "Man, this is gonna suck," says Luke.
"Yeah, well, welcome to my world," replies Seth.