'The O.C.': Once upon a time in Mexico

144023__ben_lYes, The O.C. was on last night. You had no idea. There’s a new one tonight, too, just in time for Thanksgiving. WTF? Fox, you suck.

The Cohens made a family pilgrimage to Mexico, which consisted of one bar interior and a very colorful coffee stand. At first, it was just Ryan’s thing, but then Seth needed Chicklets and Sandy wanted to wear his cool litigator shades. Kudos to Kirsten for figuring out Seth’s unnecessarily anagrammed note: "angry nudfo chocolate love" clearly meant "Ryan found Volchok." I appreciated how Seth kept pronouncing it "Vol-chock," just to be an ass.

"Mexico" just wasn’t the same without the comforting knowledge thatMarissa was rotting in an alley a few blocks away. Seth becamepuppetmaster for once: After getting plastered with the most obnoxioushuman on the planet (Steve-O? Ew!), he assigned Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie, pictured)and his parents to the same locale while he went to talk to Volchokhimself. We thought it was Ryan banging on the door with hisnightstick, but really it was Seth! Good fakeout there, with thedecrepit building doubling as a magic funhouse. I bet the next doorRyan opened would have contained a bunny… or maybe a rack ofrifles… oops, sorry, wrong channel. (That was Lost.)

So,much to Julie’s chagrin, Ryan’s back home, and Volchok’s still alive(and seemingly quite repentant). Julie and Summer are still shuttingout the peeps they love. Over at Brown, where there is no homework andone tree, Summer and Taylor barely spoke, which was actually betterbecause Taylor got to interact with the student body ("Move it,hippies"), and the Mexicans who’d intercepted Seth’s cell. Even better:Tia Carrere as the new Dean of Discipline. If she were president, she’dbe Baberaham Lincoln.

Tonight, The O.C.‘s first-ever group supermarket trip! Will you watch?


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  • BB

    Of course I’ll watch…just Ryan (Ben) is enough to keep me watching plus your great blogs!

  • Klo

    I am loving this season, i really hope that it does well when Lost goes on hiatus and its back on Wednesday. Its a lot of fun again, like it was in its best days – people, go back to the OC, you wont be sorry!

  • Raegan

    I love this show and your blogs make it even better the next day. I’ll be there for the Cohen Thanksgiving tonight and every week on whatever night it’s on.

  • Ed

    where is reviewing the reviews?

  • thwarted

    The O.C. just gets sillier and sillier, but whoa is it still fun to watch.

  • Vicky

    Great blog! Keep it up!

  • Travis

    Come on ya’ll! Don’t give up on this show! It has it’s magic back.

  • Tauwan

    Wait, can we all just take a second to acknowledge how great Ben Mackenzie looks in that photo? No?

  • D

    Who would have ever thought that Ben Mckenzie would turn out so hot.

  • Amber

    He looks like Robin Thicke. For those of you who don’t know who robin thicke is go to robinthicke.com and look at his pictures and than look at the above pictures.

  • Amber

    He looks like Robin Thicke. For those of you who don’t know who robin thicke is go to robinthicke.com and look at his pictures and than look at the above pictures.

  • RB

    I laughed continuously throughout last night and tonights episode. SO glad to see this show back on track. PLEASE start watching. I couldn’t stand to see it get cancelled just as its getting good.

  • Raiden

    Nice blatant downgrade from TV Watch. =o
    Great show first season. Good season 2. Season 3? Doesn’t exist to me. Shows hardly find their footing again after they fall. Season 4 just proves it’s possible. And oh yeah, Desperate Housewives too. You see what happens when the creator’s of their shows kick it in high gear again?
    “Hit show! Oh, I’ll take it for granted now! Oh crap, it turned Terrible! My bad! I care again! Great season, once again!”
    People will never learn.

  • bma

    I was hoping that Ryan and Volchock would fight until they started crying, and collapse in each others’ arms, and then make sweet, sweet love…
    But I guess Volchock will have to settle for that in prison.

  • RayT

    I really cannot believe I’m saying this, but after watching the 2-night O.C. extravaganza, I miss Marissa! Yeah, she was a terrible actress, her character had absolutely no personality whatsoever (other than she always did the stupidest thing possible) and by the end of season 3, she was down to infant clothing sizes, but it seems like Sethummeryulie don’t have much to do without obsessing about what ridiculous bind Mizz M. has gotten herself into this week. And Yellow Bear, I mean Volchek (sorry, I keep using Annie’s D.R. nicknames!) and Ryan should have an Odd Couple-esque spin-off!

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