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The O.C. Recap: Episode 6, "The Summer Bummer"

The O.C. Recap: Episode 6, "The Summer Bummer"

With all of the sordid stuff that's befallen the kids of "The O.C.", Summer getting kicked out of Brown for liberating bunny rabbits just doesn't seem scandalous enough. In fact, for the plodding first half hour of last night's episode, I began to feel like I was being subjected to a very dull date arranged by Kirsten's and Julie's new matchmaking business. We see Summer looking exasperated, Summer talking on the phone to Seth, and Summer and Seth attempting to surprise one another with impromptu visits. Meanwhile, Kirsten tells Ryan that she'd like to "audition for the role of Seth," an offer he hesitantly accepts by telling her that he kissed Taylor and can't stop thinking about her.

If that sounds like a recipe for boredom, well, that's because it was. Thank goodness for Kaitlin Cooper, who you can always count on to spark up a little bit of trouble: In this case, she's attempting to foil the popular girl's pimp-and-ho-themed Sweet 16 party. For more of the hijinks,

Soon, Ryan gets weirded out by his crush on Taylor—not to mention the hokey dream sequences he has to endure—so Taylor succeeds at making him jealous by bonding with a fellow comic-book nerd named Roger. Back at the dating agency, Julie Cooper rebuffs the advances of Bullitt, the fast-talking oil tycoon who's investing in New Match, but she can't help but appreciate the army of hot young male clients that Bullitt has sent her way.

Meanwhile, Julie's daughter Kaitlin throws a party and invites the girls who didn't get invited to the Sweet 16. The incoming kegs cause quite a stir with Summer, who finds herself handcuffed to Che, who is there to make amends and apparently thinks that handcuffs are the key to redemption. Taylor bops around asking people to play Pictionary, while Summer drags Che past a couple making out, shouting "Hey, cut it out! I tan on that chair!"

With that classically O.C. quip, things finally start to get interesting. Kaitlin finds herself playing seven minutes in heaven with Sweet 16 girl's boyfriend, who Kaitlin decides is gay. Turns out she's right, because moments later, Ryan finds him frolicking in the bed with Roger, Taylor's comic book guy, who says he pretended to like Taylor in exchange for an action figure. Her retort: "What if I did rent a homosexual for the evening? And pay him with rare collectibles from Asian cinema?"

Later, Seth pushes Che (and Summer) into the pool, and we learn that Che is really a socialite named Winchester. Then, the girl hosting the pimps and ho's party shows up to confront Kaitlin:

Ho girl: "No one came to my party."
Kaitlin: "So you dressed like a ho for no reason."
Ho girl: "I changed before I got here."

How can you not love Kaitlin?! And speaking of ho's, turns out Julie got more than she bargained for when she decided to set her client's up with Bullitt's army of hot young men, who are under the mistaken impression that they are employed as male escorts. But while Julie protests at first, her female clients don't seem to mind. Will Julie be the one having pimps and ho's parties now? To find out, tune in to Fox next Thursday at 9/8 C.


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soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
I'm not teh only one who watches this show still !!! :jawdrop: hallejluiah :woohoo:
Celebrity Celebrity 10 years
The OC is one of those shows that even though it's not as good I just can't stop watching. I thought the Taylor thing was totally cheesy last night but might have been better then the sad Seth and Summer boring story lines this year. I can't wait for next week. I am a sucker for their holiday episodes ever since they coined the term Chrismukkah. Love the recap Buzz!
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
the best parts of the episode were left out ehre if i do say so myself they amde it sound so blunt but it's really funny and good WATCH IT :D campaign OC !!!! :woohoo:
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
omg i stand alone :( this is the best season ever since one are we watching the same show :? it's amazing and funny and for all marissa lovers if you saw the preview for next episode it said in the alternate universe marissa didn't die ...... :jawdrop: just give it a chance it's so much better than last season :D
DStirk DStirk 10 years
i used to love it too and now, i cant watch it... micha barton was a key character and i think its weird that she is not on it but that girl who plays her bizarro sister is on it.
Beth1122 Beth1122 10 years
I used to be an OC addict but they lost me last season. Last night was the first episode I've watched all season. I might start watching again. We'll have to wait and see if it gets any better. I actually like the recap better than the actual episode, hehe
Joyful1 Joyful1 10 years
I thought the Kaitlyn bit was actually the most boring of the episode. I do like the direction they are taking with her character though. We are finally seeing a bit of her reaction to her sister dying - the world moving around her so fast last night. She seems as lost as most 15 year olds go through. It wasn't a great episode, no. But I think the Ryan+Taylor thing is actually quite fun and I think Julie's antics are always unpredictable.
KWM KWM 10 years
cheesy as it may be, I love the OC. I hope it survives the season!
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