SETH AND RYAN HIT THE STRIP ON "THE O.C." AIRING APRIL 28 ON FOX
are Caleb's last days as a bachelor and he's spending them in Las Vegas! Seth and Ryan join him in "Sin City" for the celebration
while a reluctant Kristen plans a bachelorette party for Julie back home in Newport Beach.
Meanwhile, Marissa and
Teresa are learning more about each other, but what Marissa learns about Teresa could have big consequences.
counts down to the wedding when "The Strip" episode of THE O.C. airs Wednesday, April 28
The Strip April 28, 2004 You asleep? Seth can't sleep, so he's
making damn sure Ryan, who's sharing the room while Theresa bums the poolhouse, can't sleep either. Seth bemoans his dying
relationship with Summer, then makes Ryan paranoid about how long Theresa is staying and how that looks to Marissa. The boys
head down to the poolhouse to quiz a jittery Theresa. She says she's leaving soon but doesn't mention the pregnancy test in
her grocery bag.
Caleb on the spot Caleb has been dodging both Julie, who's planning the wedding, and Kirsten,
who's trying to get work done. He finally gets caught. Sandy enjoys it immensely (and calls him "Cay-cay." Hee!). Caleb admits
he'll be out of town for one night. On business. In, um, Nevada. Julie assumes it's a bachelor party. Sandy, Ryan and Seth
invite themselves along.
Follow the money Jimmy is planning on buying a new house with his share of Caleb's
money from the restaurant. He wants a place Marissa can live with him and be proud of. The realtor quizzes Sandy on what he's
doing with the huge share of cash he's getting from Robert Campbell, who's planning on turning the area into an outdoor mall.
Meanwhile, Theresa announces that she's heading to Atlanta to move in with a cousin as soon as she scrapes up the cash. Seth
convinces Ryan to try to win the money in Vegas, using the "freakish card-counting skills" his mother taught him.
is convinced Caleb will be showered with strippers in Vegas, and Julie wants some action of her own. She browbeats Kirsten
into throwing her a bachelorette party with strippers. Seth gets passive-aggressive to Summer, mentioning the bachelor party
in Vegas "anything could happen!" then storms off when it becomes clear Summer cares more about her dad's opinion than about
him. Kirsten asks Hailey for stripper recommendations. Hailey says she knows just the thing.
Vegas, baby! The
boys are staying in the penthouse at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (courtesy of Caleb's credit card.) Caleb is unimpressed,
but everyone else is thrilled. Seth and Ryan repair to the beach, where Seth gets chatted up by a "co-ed" who needs to smooch
him to stay on property. Summer chooses that moment to call, and hears lips smacking, She's furious. Caleb is unwilling to
tell Sandy where the bachelor party is, but does reveal that Marissa is planning to move in with him and Julie after the wedding.
And speaking of revelations Theresa's dietary restrictions lead Marissa to jokingly guess she's pregnant. Theresa begs Marissa
not to tell anyone. Marissa agrees, but is shocked to figure out that the baby could be Ryan's.
Follow the money,
party 2 Seth and Ryan go to a high-stakes poker game with Jen the co-ed. Ryan wins enough money to help out Theresa
and wants to quit while they're ahead. Seth wants to stay, so he can spend more time with Jen, but Ryan convinces him to just
invite her back to the hotel. Seth tells her to bring some friends.
Strippers, part 2 Kirsten is throwing
a nice, dignified cocktail party for Julie until the quartet of "firemen" arrive. Julie is dancing on the tables. Seth is
confronted with a near-naked Jen in the hotel room and then by Summer, ready to kill. Summer is shocked Seth is with a prostitute.
She's not a prostitute, Seth protests but his case is undercut by the arrival of Jen's "friends" and her pimps. Seems the
boys owe the killer pimps $5000.
Fists fly Jimmy corners Ryan and asks him about Marissa moving in with
Caleb. Ryan assumes Marissa told him, so he confirms it. He's surprised Caleb was the one who told they had a deal. Jimmy
is appalled. Sandy finds Caleb's meeting with the potential buyer, and obliquely threatens all sorts of lawsuits, rendering
the land worthless. Caleb is furious. Before Sandy can punch Caleb's lights out, Jimmy gets there and does it for him. Back
at Julie's party, a hunky firefighter propositions her. She's about to give into temptation when she sees the stripper talking
to Hailey, and thinks it must be a trap. She and Hailey engage in a full-on catfight that ends with much flailing in the pool.
The aftermath Ryan goes back to the high-stakes game and, after faking out Angry Trucker Hat guy, wins enough
to pay off the killer pimps but not enough to help Theresa. Seth reveals that he only tried so hard and screwed up so disasterously
with Summer's dad because he knew how important it was to Summer. Summer forgives him, and it looks like they're dating again.
A livid Marissa angrily confronts Ryan for telling her dad about Caleb, then tells him Theresa is pregnant maybe with his