The O.C./The Shape of Things to Come

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The Shape of Things to Come
Season 3, Episode 2
Airdate September 15, 2005
Production Number OC-302
Written by J.J. Philbin
Directed by Tony Wharmby
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The O.C.Season Three

The Shape of Things to Come is the second episode of the third season of The O.C., and the fifty-third episode overall.

Guest Stars: Tate Donovan (Jimmy Cooper), Jeri Ryan (Charlotte Morgan), Rosalind Chao (Dr. Kim), Blake Robbins (Don), Autumn Reeser (Taylor), Eric Mabius (Dean Hess)


Plot Overview

Jimmy meets a man named Don at the Yatch Club's bar to talk about Jimmy's money problems. Julie and Sandy have a meeting with the Dean and Dr. Kim. Ryan and Marissa have a meeting with the Dean also to talk about their future (or lack of) at Harbor. Sandy goes to the house of Charlotte, who was one of the ladies in rehab with Kirsten. When Sandy arrives, Kirsten tells him she has decided to live there for a while to sort some things out. Summer and Marissa are in the student lounge at school where a fellow student, Taylor, talks about her project for the school's carnival… thing is it's Marissa's meeting not Taylor's. Taylor has been fighting over Social Chair with Marissa since they were freshmen.



Artist Song Scene Mix
Death Cab for Cutie Soul Meets Body unknown
Cobra Verde Get the Party Started unknown
Franz Ferdinand Do You Want To Carnival
Phantom Planet California 2005 (No Whistling) Ending Credits

Arc Advancement



  • Ryan and Marissa: The two kids are officially kicked out of school by the dean. Marissa is not allowed in because of her shoplifting and history of alcoholism and Ryan is kicked out for punching the dean.


The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • Ratings Report: According to the Neilsen ratings, this episode had 6.04 million viewers (a drop from the 7.41 million from the previous episode). It was #3 over all for the night and #2 in the 18-49 demographic.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments



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