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Beyond the OC

Melinda Clarke

Society & Culture, Tv & Film

4.83.1K Ratings

Overview

This spinoff podcast is your ultimate fan destination! "Beyond The OC" isn't just about rehashing the past; it's about celebrating it in new ways! My co-host, and daughter, CG and I will not only be reminiscing about the show, but we're also inviting YOU to join us in shaping the content. Ever felt like a scene or moment deserved more attention? We're here to explore those hidden gems suggested by fans like you. It's a community-driven journey into the heart of the series! To start we are going to count down your favorite top 50 eps and along the way we will be bringing back some of your favorite OC stars and others to find out what they have been up to Beyond the OC. Please go to the link, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qVyZ6NukRxCPqrPpmnVN8LJTJUr6CSkF51ayjOGkgGA/edit or email us at [email protected] and vote for your favorite episodes!

121 Episodes

OC Rewind: 48th - The Journey (S3E17)

"Paint The Silence" for this episode cause it has ALL the feels! As Ryan turns 18 and Seth is determined to throw him a party that helps him remember and celebrate his "Journey". Marissa is struggling but finding support in the least likely place. CG and Melinda get into the best moments and are joined by a special guest-Java Doodles! Follow @themelindaclarke and @cgmir on Instagram. Stay tuned to Reddit r/theOC, the Beyond the OC YouTube channel and Melinda and CG's Instagrams for our upcoming deep dives so your questions can be answered on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

OC Rewind: 49th - The Return of the Nana (S2E21)

While the boys visit The Nana in Miami and get into some trouble, Marissa and Trey hang out back in Newport with some disastrous results. It is a difficult one to even discuss but a very important conversation. Follow @themelindaclarke and @cgmir on Instagram. Stay tuned to Reddit r/theOC, the Beyond the OC YouTube channel and Melinda and CG's Instagrams for our upcoming deep dives so your questions can be answered on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

OC Rewind: 50th - The Goodbye Girl (S1E21)

This week Melinda and CG kick off Beyond the OC with their OC Rewind deep dive into the fan's 50th favorite episode, The Goodbye Girl. After a quick overview of storylines, they look in-depth into the Seth and Anna storyline, answering fan questions and analyzing that entire plot line. Follow @themelindaclarke and @cgmir on Instagram. Stay tuned to Reddit r/theOC, the Beyond the OC YouTube channel and Melinda and CG's Instagrams for our upcoming deep dives so your questions can be answered on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Special Bonus Episode: The Oral History Roundtable

Melinda and CG sit down for a roundtable to discuss the release of the book, Welcome to the OC: The Oral History, written by Alan Sepinwall, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage! They are joined by our very special guests, Ryan and Mike from The O.C. Disorder podcast, and Ryan, Dylan and Chelsea from Keeping Up with the Cohens. Follow @themelindaclarke and @cgmir on Instagram. We're back next week with the official launch of Beyond the OC! We will be starting with the fans 50th favorite episode, "Goodbye, Girl" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

Special Bonus Episode: Q&A Session with Michael Cassidy

Today, fan favorite Michael Cassidy joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to answer your fan questions in a never before seen bonus content that we wanted to share with our dedicated OC fans, Merry Christmasakuh! If you’re not already, make sure you’re subscribed to the old feed, now known as Beyond the OC, and find us on a brand new YouTube feed called Beyond the OC, and look out for brand new episodes launching in January! New episodes will be premiering in January! Vote for your favorite OC episode here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qVyZ6NukRxCPqrPpmnVN8LJTJUr6CSkF51ayjOGkgGA/edit Follow @themelindaclarke, @rachelbilson and @michaelcassidyactor on Instagram

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2023

Special Bonus Episode: Q&A Session with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke

Welcome to Beyond the OC- this spinoff podcast is YOUR ultimate fan destination! "Beyond The OC" isn't just about rehashing the past; it's about celebrating it in new ways! My co-host and daughter, CG and I will not only be reminiscing about the show, but we're also inviting YOU to join us in shaping the content. New episodes will be premiering in January but until then we will be dropping EXCLUSIVE Welcome to the OC, Bitches content! This week, Rachel Bilson and I did a special question and answer zoom session with our Patreon fans back in June when we wrapped the podcast that we wanted to share all with you and thank you for your continued support for The OC! Merry Christmasakuh! If you’re not already, make sure you’re subscribed to the old feed, now known as Beyond the OC, and find us on a brand new YouTube feed called Beyond the OC, and look out for brand new episodes launching in January! Vote for your favorite OC episode here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qVyZ6NukRxCPqrPpmnVN8LJTJUr6CSkF51ayjOGkgGA/edit Please support our sponsor: Get 20% off with free shipping at https://www.manscaped.com, and use code OC20. Say Ho Ho Ho to a well groomed mistletoe with Manscaped. Follow @themelindaclarke and @rachelbilson on Instagram

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

Announcing Beyond The OC with Melinda Clarke

“Beyond The OC" takes you on a new journey into our beloved show. Hosted by Melinda Clarke and her daughter CG Mirich, this fan-centric spinoff podcast invites you to shape the content alongside us. We're exploring hidden gems suggested by fans, not just reminiscing, but crafting a community-driven journey into the series. Join us to celebrate the top 50 episodes chosen by fan input, alongside special guests that you’re definitely going to recognize, including original cast, crew, and industry experts from various shows. Delve into their behind-the-scenes stories, gaining fresh perspectives on The OC and the wider entertainment industry—taking you BEYOND The OC! Vote for your favorite episodes here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qVyZ6NukRxCPqrPpmnVN8LJTJUr6CSkF51ayjOGkgGA/edit Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBHIQ2RXefkvj71cDOYDDIQ

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2023

Special Bonus Episode of The OC with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are back with more additional bonus content for our OC Fans. Joining us today, is Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to discuss the release of the book, Welcome to the OC, written by legendary tv critic Alan Sepinwall, Josh and Stephanie! Josh and Stephanie discuss with us how the book came about and go deeper into some of the topics that come up in the book. This is definitely a MUST listen for fans of The O.C. Lastly, we have an exclusive offer for our podcast listeners, https://www.hc.com/welcometotheoc and buy the book from HarperCollins. Enter the code The OC for free shipping and 15% off at check-out! Follow @rachelbilson, @themelindaclarke and @joshschwartz76 on Instagram

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2023

Special Bonus Episode of Welcome to the OC, Bitches with Alan Sepinwall

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are back on the OC Main feed with some additional bonus content just in time for Chrismukkah! Not only are we back to celebrate our 20th anniversary of the show, but also the book release of Welcome to the OC, written by legendary tv critic Alan Sepinwall and our captains, creator, Josh Schwartz and executive producer Stephanie Savage– that is on-sale now!! Today's episode features our in-depth interview with Alan Sepinwall. Hear about how he came to write the Welcome to the OC book and what he uncovered while writing, a must watch or listen! Lastly, we have an exclusive offer for our podcast listeners, https://www.hc.com/welcometotheoc and buy the book from HarperCollins. Enter the code The OC for free shipping and 15% off at check-out! Please give @rachelbilson, @themelindaclarke and @sepinwall a follow on Instagram. Please support our sponsor: Ladies, give your man the gift of Manscaped this holiday season. Go to https://www.manscaped.com and use code OC20 for 20% off and free shipping.

Transcribed - Published: 28 November 2023

Welcome to the AMA, Bitches!

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Josh Schwartz where they answer fan questions in Reddit's classic, "ask me anything". You will hear more here than what was posted on the OC sub-Reddit. Enjoy! Please support Rachel and Melinda by subscribing to their new podcasts: Rachel Bilson’s Broad Ideas: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/broad-ideas-with-rachel-bilson/id1625760667 Mindy's Bye Bitches: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bye-bitches-podcast/id1686651893 on YouTube: @TheByeBitchesPodcast and check out Mindy's patreon with OC exclusives: https://www.patreon.com/byebitches

Transcribed - Published: 16 August 2023

The Second Chance with First Assistant Director Jennifer Anderson

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by First Assistant Director (AD) on The OC, Jen Anderson. Not only do they discuss S2 Ep11, “The Second Chance,” but also, highlight what it’s like to work behind the camera. As a First AD, Jen was charged with holding it all together, and she saw it all! Hear about what that role entails, how Jen became a first AD, and a secret from when she first started working on The OC. Don’t worry, Rachel is there to help define all the industry terms and acronyms. Jen worked closely with the cast – hear who was most likely to… show up late? Break character? Make her laugh? Listen to find out! She also discusses what it was like shooting this episode – from having to use the public pier to shooting the dinner scene. Also, hear a hilarious Tate Donovan story and Mindy’s deep dive into Patrón Tequila (just listen, you’ll see why). The Second Chance Synopsis: Summer takes an active role in the making of the comic book, which worries Seth. And for good reason, as old feelings emerge. Sandy takes on Rebecca’s case but continues to keep it a secret from Kirsten that she’s alive. Lindsay gives it another try at forming a relationship with Caleb and after a near-death experience, she believes he’s ready to be her father.

Transcribed - Published: 10 August 2023

BONUS: The Best Moments of Season 2

It’s a special bonus episode! Superfans Ryan Haley and Mike Gravagno, of the OC Disorder podcast join Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the clubhouse to discuss the top moments from season 2 of The O.C. Hear what they chose at the top moments of season 2 were and what top out as their favorite, was it Marissa throwing patio furniture in the pool or Spider-Man kiss? Ryan and Mike also discuss their favorite characters, and how much impact The O.C had on pop culture. The tables are turned later on when Ryan and Mike ask Rachel and Melinda some burning O.C. fan questions.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

All things O.C. with Allan Heinberg

It’s a special bonus episode with screenwriter, producer, and comic book creator, Allan Heinberg, joining Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house. Hear about Allan’s start in writing/acting and how he came to be a writer on the OC. Allan also talks about what it's like to be in a writer's room, some of his favorite on-screen and off-screen moments from the OC, and what exactly is in the Seth Cohen starter pack. He also discusses how he got his start in comic books and the path to writing the Wonder Woman feature film. Also, hear some great Sex and the City trivia, a Grey’s Anatomy easter egg on the OC that no one knew about, and what exactly is the naked man test…

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Dearly Beloved with Logan Marshall-Green

Disclaimer: ***Hey everyone, this episode had some sound issues when we were recording, but still an enjoyable listen- thanks for being accommodating and listening to us every week!*** Logan Marshall-Green joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the clubhouse to discuss Season 2, Episode 24, “The Dearly Beloved.” Logan talks about his theater background and how he and Ben Mckenzie actually met on a play, “Blue Bird” prior to The O.C. Logan answers fan questions, discusses the role of Trey, and of course the “Dear Sister” SNL parody skit of The O.C season 2 finale. Josh Schwartz also makes a surprise appearance and talks, Imogen Heap, how massive the Marissa and Trey scene really was and gives amazing behind-the-scenes details on some of your favorite scenes in the finale. This is definitely one episode you don’t want to miss! **Trigger Warning: This episode contains sensitive material containing sexual assault, if want to skip ahead please avoid listening/viewing from 40:00 mins through 42:00 and again at 1:19:12 through 1:19:58 of the podcast. Help is always available for anyone struggling with the trauma of sexual assault, RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and offers help to survivors, if you need to speak to someone, you can call their hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. ** The Dearly Beloved Synopsis: Kirsten hits rock bottom after Caleb's funeral, prompting Sandy to stage an intervention Jimmy Cooper returns to Newport to renew ties with a mourning Julie. Jess convinces Trey into participating in a drug deal that turns into a shootout at the Bait Shop nightclub. And, Ryan learns the truth about what happened between Trey and Marissa, leading to an epic confrontation.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The O.Sea Part 2 with Michael Cassidy

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are back with Michael Cassidy to continue their discussion of Season 2, Episode 23, The O.Sea. Melinda gives us some behind-the-scenes scoop on filming the infamous pool scene and Caleb’s death scene. Michael and Rachel discuss their funniest behind-the-scenes moment from this episode and yes, it’s almost as funny as the vespa scene. They also discuss Coldplay's big hit, “Fix You” and of course, George Lucas! **Trigger Warning: This episode contains sensitive material containing sexual assault, if want to skip ahead please avoid listening/viewing from 21:00 through 24:45 of the podcast. Help is always available for anyone struggling with the trauma of sexual assault, RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and offers help to survivors, if you need to speak to someone, you can call their hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. ** The O.Sea synopsis: Zach and Seth are faced with a challenging dilemma that falls on the same night, who should take Summer to prom and who should go and meet George Lucas to discuss the publishing of their graphic novel. Ryan, suspicious of Trey and Marissa's odd behavior, tries to piece together what happened to them while he was in Miami. Meanwhile, Sandy takes extreme measures to help a recovering Kirsten. And to avoid going broke, Julie decides to poison Caleb but it takes a surprising turn.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The O.Sea Part 1 with Michael Cassidy

Our favorite golden retriever is back… and he is even sporting red hair! Michael Cassidy returns to the clubhouse with Rachel and Melinda to discuss the very popular season 2, episode 23, The O.Sea. There is a lot to unpack in this episode, so we broke it up into two parts! Hear about Michael’s interesting theory about this episode and it has to do with mermaids and the Flintstones. Also hear about Melinda, Rachel, and Michael’s personal prom experiences. And Michael gives us some behind-the-scenes scoop/coping technique on working with Adam Brody and his hilarious improvs. Tune in next week as they share more memories from the O.Sea as well as never before discussed moments from their time on The O.C. The O.Sea synopsis: Zach and Seth are faced with a challenging dilemma that falls on the same night, who should take Summer to prom and who should go and meet George Lucas to discuss the publishing of their graphic novel. Ryan, suspicious of Trey and Marissa's odd behavior, tries to piece together what happened to them while he was in Miami. Meanwhile, Sandy takes extreme measures to help a recovering Kirsten. And to avoid going broke, Julie decides to poison Caleb but it takes a surprising turn.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Showdown with Marguerite Moreau

This week, Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Marguerite Moreau who played Summer’s rival, Reed Carlson, to discuss season 2, episode 22, “The Showdown.” Marguerite discusses how she got into acting and talks about being in one of Rachel’s favorite films, “Wet Hot American Summer.” Hear about all the O.C. behind-the-scenes fun they had when they shot the graphic novel launch party with Adam and Michael. And Marguerite tells the ladies what it was like to work with *spoiler alert for next episode* George Lucas! And just how vastly different is the OC from Marguerite’s hometown, Newport Beach...she and Melinda discuss! The Showdown Synopsis: Marissa is reeling from being nearly raped by Trey and is refusing to tell Ryan, who is starting to get suspicious about what happened while he was in Miami. Seth and Zach have declared war over Summer’s affections. Meanwhile, Sandy confronts Kirsten about her very apparent drinking problem, and Caleb hands over divorce papers to Julie. **Trigger Warning: This episode contains sensitive material containing sexual assault, if want to skip ahead please avoid listening/viewing from 37:00 through 47:02 of the podcast. Help is always available for anyone struggling with the trauma of sexual assault, RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and offers help to survivors, if you need to speak to someone, you can call their hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. **

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Return of the Nana with Jaime King

It’s a Hart of Dixie Reunion, Jaime King joins Rachel Bilson in the clubhouse and Melinda Clarke from Puerto Rico to discuss season 2, episode 21, The Return of The Nana. Hear about Melinda’s love for Lindsay Wagner and how it connects to Jaime King’s name. The ladies also discuss motherhood while working and how much Jaime loves doing southern accents. For you Hart of Dixie fans, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! The Return of the Nana Synopsis: Sandy, Seth, and Ryan travel to Miami, Florida to visit Sandy's mother, Nana, after she tells Sandy she is engaged to a much younger man. Back in Newport, Marissa helps Trey find work and Trey misinterprets Marissa’s friendly gestures as a sexual advance. Zach invites Summer over for an Italian-themed dinner and Kirsten, unable to go to Miami with Sandy, is left on her own to deal with her feelings for Carter. **Trigger Warning: This episode contains sensitive material containing sexual assault, if you want to skip ahead please avoid listening/viewing from 41:49 through 46:02 of the podcast. Help is always available for anyone struggling with the trauma of sexual assault, RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and offers help to survivors, if you need to speak to someone, you can call their hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. **

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The O.C. Confidential with Billy Campbell

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Mr. Rocketeer himself, Billy Campbell, all the way from Norway! Billy talks about his passion for sailing, his favorite scenes from the episode, and how he talked his way into letting the character, Carter Buckely, have a beard. The O.C Confidential Synopsis: Sandy, Ryan, and Seth devise a plan to save Trey from going to jail after he took the fall for supplying drugs at his birthday party. Kirsten and Carter grow closer as they take a trip to Featherbrook’s winery for a wine tasting party. Seth, Summer, and Zach attend a party to discuss their upcoming graphic novel and Caleb returns from his trip questioning his marriage to Julie.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Rager with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke

It’s just Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke, hanging at the pool house this week discussing S2 Episode 19, “The Rager.” The hosts break down the episode, discussing lava lamps, Seth's unfavorable behavior and a "Julie" style firearm. Melinda shares the story behind Julie’s porn name. Rachel quizzes Melinda on her favorite 80's ballads in a very funny, “Name That Tune” segment. And lastly, they discuss their high school ragers while growing up. What were your high school parties like? Sound off in the comments below! The Rager Synopsis: Marissa, is determined to help Trey and Ryan repair their relationship and offers to throw a birthday party for Trey at the Cooper-Nichol mansion that turns out to be a rager with one girl OD'ing and almost drowning. Seth and Zach meet their new potential editor, Reed, for the graphic novel and are both smitten which gets Seth in trouble from both Summer and Zach. Sandy is enjoying his friendship with Carter and wants to set him up on a date with a friend, leaving a confused Kirsten. Also, Julie returns from her trip early and is on edge. She meets up with her blackmailer Lance and they reconnect over some memories and gain a new perspective on the future of her marriage to Caleb.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Risky Business with Norman Buckley

Norman Buckley returns with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to discuss his directorial debut on The O.C, season 2, episode 18, “The Risky Business”. Norman gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at how he directed the episode. Hear about all the Risky Business throwbacks in the episode and how they shot the iconic “egg” throwing scene. And the trio also discusses their favorite character arcs for season two and just how many bedrooms does the Cohen house have? The Risky Business Synopsis: Sandy reluctantly agrees to serve as a host at an OC hybrid yard sale to help out Kirsten. Marissa moves in with the Cohens for a week while Julie and Caleb are traveling which makes for some awkward encounters for her and Ryan. Trey, with the help of Marissa, wants to move into Alex’s old apartment but can’t come up with the money. To prove that he is self-dependent, Trey decides to steal a very risky exhibit, when Ryan finds out he and Seth go on a mission to recover it before anyone finds out. Carter renews Seth and Zach's comic book dream, much to the annoyance of Summer.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Brothers Grimm with Johnny Messner

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Johnny Messner who played our favorite villainous porn producer, Lance Baldwin, to discuss season 2, episode 17, “The Brothers Grimm.” Hear about how Johnny and Melinda both got their acting starts in soap operas. Johnny also discusses his experience with Ayahuasca, how it changed his life for the better, and his newfound love for acting and producing. Rachel talks about an iconic scene from this episode that she could not stop laughing at. The Brothers Grimm synopsis: Ryan’s brother, Trey, gets out of jail and calls him to reconnect. The Cohens give Trey a warm welcome and Ryan grows concerned that nothing good can come from it. Zach returns from Italy happy, refreshed, and has a new girlfriend which makes Summer curious and Seth confused about what to think. Julie tells Kirsten about her erotica tape and the blackmail scheme from Lance, Kirsten urges her to speak to Caleb about it. Caleb agrees to help but has ulterior motives. The Newport Living Magazine officially launches, but to Julie’s surprise, Lance makes an appearance after the deal with Caleb goes sour.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Blaze of Glory with Cindy Miguens and Troy Zestos

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Cindy Miguens and Troy Zestos who did make-up and hair on The OC to discuss Season 2 Episode 16, “Blaze of Glory.” Cindy and Troy are twenty-year veterans in their field. They discuss how they got started in the hair and make-up business, from working on Silk Stalkings to the Dixie Chicks! Hear about their favorite products they recommend and their most memorable moments on The OC. Rachel and Melinda discuss Summer’s bang debacle from season 2, where did those bangs go? They also discuss their favorite memories from photoshoots to the hair and make-up trailer bonding sessions. The Blaze of Glory Synopsis: Was last year really better? Now that Seth is back with Summer, he can’t help but meddle in an attempt to push Marissa and Ryan back together. The opportunity presents itself when Marissa needs help building the bonfire for the Spring Pep Rally and Seth suggests she ask Ryan. Alex picks up on the lingering feelings Marissa has for Ryan, and when Seth accidentally spills that they shared a tent at the mall together, Alex threatens Ryan to stay away from her girlfriend.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Mallpisode with Karla Stevens Flanigan

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Costume Designer, Karla Stevens Flanigan to discuss Season 2 Episode 15, “The Mallpisode.” Karla gives insight into how she became a costume designer and how Warner Brothers approached her to create a line of clothing inspired by The OC. She discusses what details she put into dressing certain characters and how the explosions of the Ugg boots came about, thanks to The OC. Rachel talks about her one memory from filming this episode and it may involve Brad Pitt. Hear about their deep love for McDonald’s Breakfast. Melinda discusses how she really felt about the Porn Identity and of course Julie’s iconic style. What happens in the mall, stays at the mall! The Mallpisode Synopsis: Ryan is heartbroken over Lindsay and Seth convinces him to join Summer and Marissa at the mall as a way to distract himself. But when the “Fantastic Foursome” gets locked in the mall, old feelings emerge for Marissa as she and Ryan spend time together after a long time apart. Seth and Summer bicker over a postcard sent by Zach. Meanwhile, we meet Carter, a publisher sent to help work on Newport Living. Julie is blackmailed when a blast from her past, Lance, shows up asking for money or he releases a porno she was in! Sandy and Caleb team up to help find a symbolic ring for Kirsten after hers is lost. Or so we thought.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Rainy Day Women with Josh Schwartz

Josh Schwartz returns to join Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to discuss “one of the greatest episodes ever,” The Rainy Day Woman, S2 Episode 14. Josh discusses how the Rainy Day woman idea came about and how they created all that rain for the episode. We get the real lowdown on how the Spider-Man kiss was shot, was it truly romantic? Insights into the Alex and Marissa relationship, Seth’s reaction, and what was Sherman Oaks The Real Valley in reference to… Hear about the ads the cast turned down and that infamous super bowl commercial that Josh will not let Rachel forget. Also, hear about Melinda’s love for cigars, rapid fire questions with Josh, and cassette tapes are making a comeback! The Rainy Day Woman Best Synopsis: Summer can’t fight it anymore, Seth is the one. Ryan is surprised when Lindsay finds out she’s Caleb’s daughter yet makes a difficult decision. Marissa’s relationship changes its course when she moves in with Alex.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Father Knows Best with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke

It’s just Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke this week hanging by the pool house, as they discuss S2 Ep13, “Father Knows Best,” or as Mindy shares, “aka The Test.” The hosts break down this episode. Poking fun at dated references from the episode like MTV2 and VH1, finding holes in the whole “adoption storyline” and let’s talk about Seth’s crazy hair in this episode. Hear stories from Rachel’s high school days in the drama club (with other celebs you may have heard of like Rami Malek and Kirsten Dunst.) Melinda shares a story of a pillow fight gone bad! And of course, favorite memories from this episode, like the trouble with throwing Max’s ashes off the pier and Julie’s acting choice during the balcony scene at the adoption party. What do you think – should Caleb take the paternity test? Let us know in the comments below! Father Knows Best Synopsis: When Caleb announces he is going to adopt Lindsay, Julie has strong feelings against it. She raises doubts, asking if he ever took a paternity test. Did Seth and Summer have sex in San Diego? Seth is strung out thinking about it and crosses boundaries to find out. Kirsten pays Rebecca a visit while Sandy takes her case back on. Marissa tells Summer about her new relationship.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Lonely Hearts Club with Writer Cory Martin

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Cory Martin, the writer who began as Stephanie Savage’s assistant, moved her way up, and penned the novelizations of The OC! They are discussing S2 Ep12, “The Lonely Hearts Clubs.” Happy Valentine’s Day… Before diving into the episode that had the hosts yelling at their screens, they hear all about Cory’s OC experience – from pulling an all-nighter preparing the pilot presentation to writing the episode that Tate Donovan directed. Did you know there was a potential spin-off about The OC that Cory was going to write on? Listen to find out which OC character it was about! Cory discusses her new book: The Yoga Prescription: A Chronic Illness Survival Guide, in which she discusses using philosophies of yoga to cope with her MS. Then, they dive into the episode! They’re talking nose-humping, the sad-looking bus Seth travels home on, and Peter Gallagher’s performance making or breaking the viewers’ love of Sandy! Cory shares which storyline wasn’t in the original episode outline and they all discuss how the network dictated the outcome of the famous Alex and Marissa kiss. Stay until the end for story time when Melinda and Rachel read an excerpt from one of Cory’s OC novelizations, “The Summer Bummer.” The Lonely Hearts Club Synopsis: It’s Valentine’s Day in the OC but is anyone excited? Sandy attempts to make it up to Kirsten for lying about Rebecca. But, Sandy makes a choice to see Rebecca on Valentine’s Day, putting his marriage in jeopardy. Zach, Seth, and Summer head to San Diego to pitch their comic-book idea, but Seth can’t handle Summer and Zach being together. Ryan tries to make peace with Caleb for the sake of Lindsay. Marissa and Alex take their relationship to the next step as “the tide turns.”

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Accomplice with Rachel Bilson & Melinda Clarke + Live Fan Calls

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are discussing “The Accomplice” (S2 Ep10). But first, a surprise call from Emmanuelle Chriqui, who played Jodi on The OC. Then, they dive into this episode, crediting Ryan for having adult balls, discussing the storyline Peter Gallagher was so excited about, and explaining why Julie wasn’t there! This episode of the show has the birth of Atomic County. Find out who really drew those photos. And, did you know there is a Melinda Clarke character-based action figure out there? Do you remember how Lindsay searched for Caleb? And we meet Rebecca, Sandy’s first love. Do you like this storyline? Let us know! Later, the hosts meet two superfans! Both have crazy OC stories you won’t believe! The Accomplice Synopsis: Sandy’s law school professor and mentor, Max Bloom, shows up, requesting Sandy’s help in finding his daughter, Rebecca, Sandy’s first love. With the help of Zach, Seth embarks on creating a comic book based on his friends in Orange County. Lindsay seeks a relationship with Caleb. Marissa and Alex grow closer. (Aw man, no Julie in this episode!)

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

The Ex Factor with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke + OSCAR at the Crown

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are discussing “The Ex-Factor” (S2 Ep9). Join them as they break down all the questionable moments, like Ryan leaving a drunk Lindsay on the beach, and comment on all the hilarious moments, like when Ryan reveals Alex’s ex is a she! But first, the hosts are joined by the co-founders of the Neon Coven – Shira Milikowsky, Mark Mauriello, and Andrew Barret Cox. These three produced “OSCAR at the Crown,” an immersive nightclub show that features Julie Cooper as the prophet who predicted the downfall of civilization! Stay until the end to hear the song JULIE from their show and get ready to sing along: Julie, how did you know? The Ex-Factor Synopsis: Alex’s ex is in town, which sends Seth into a tizzy. And even more so, when Ryan reveals her ex is a girl. Lindsay, Marissa, and Summer want a break from guy-drama and go for a Girl’s Night Out. Seth, Ryan, and Seth aim to have a Boy’s Night In yet end up crashing Girl’s Night at the Bait Shop. Julie has an unconventional idea to help the Newport Group’s image.

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023

Peter Gallagher and the “The Power of Love”

Peter Gallagher, aka Sandy Cohen, aka everyone’s favorite dad – is back! This time, he’s in the studio with his OC co-stars, Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke, to discuss “The Power of Love” (S2 Ep 8). In this episode of the show, Sandy sings to Kirsten, “Don’t Give Up on Me.” Hear Peter’s story about how that song came to be part of The OC. And, all that it led to afterward: a lifelong friendship with Solomon Burke, a record deal, and the making of Peter’s album “7 Days in Memphis.” Stay tuned to the very end to hear Peter sing live in the studio! Peter shares what he would have done differently in this episode. Melinda remembers a story about the wardrobe choice that was originally made for the Riviera Magazine shoot. And, they all have some thoughts on Lindsay’s outfit in this episode! The Power of Love Synopsis: When Sandy seemingly forgot their 20th anniversary, he tries everything to make it up to Kirsten. But with Seth acting out to try and be with Alex, and Ryan lying on his behalf, Kirsten fears leaving the boys alone and their anniversary may be doomed. DJ calls it off with Marissa after seeing her true motivations for dating him.

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Tate Donovan Talks "The Family Ties"

Rachel Bilson, Melinda Clarke, and Tate Donovan are all discussing (S2 Ep7) “The Family Ties,” and it’s FANTASTIC! There are always laughs when Tate is around, and in this episode, the three of them crack up when they chat about all of Jimmy and Julie’s makeout scenes! Melinda even has a theory on why their makeouts just work. In this episode, where we say goodbye to Jimmy, Tate has some commentary and thoughts on his performance. He also highlights a “classic OC moment,” when the show glosses over some serious stuff with Summer’s mom. And, he chimes in about that sweatshirt he wears in his emotional beach scene with Marissa. Hear about what it took to dress Adam Brody as a “bad boy,” and the quote from this episode that Melinda uses in her everyday life. Stay until the end to learn more about Tate Donovan when the hosts throw some rapid-fire questions his way! The Family Ties Synopsis: Now that Lindsay is Kirsten’s sister, can she also be Ryan’s girlfriend? And can Seth become a bad boy so that he can impress Alex? Jimmy decides to leave for Maui, after realizing his relationship with Julie, and his time in Newport has not been good for him or his family. Marissa doesn’t take the news well. Zach confides in Seth, yet Seth blows his cover, causing trouble between Zach and Summer.

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The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't with Kathleen York

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Kathleen York, who played Renee Wheeler on The OC. It’s already that time: Chrismukkah! Yet this year, it’s “The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't” (S2 Ep6). Kathleen's story can be inspirational for aspiring actors; listen and hear how Kathleen found her success. She talks about a guest spot on a show she wasn’t interested in, leading to a singing appearance at the Oscars! And, she shares her experience playing a masseuse on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” (which stars Larry David, Rachel’s celebrity crush!). They dive into the Julie and Jimmy sex scene, making Melinda blush and “plead the Bilson.” The hosts surmise how Renee explained to Lindsay where her dad was. And, they share memories from filming those giant kitchen scenes with the entire cast in them. Of course, this episode notes all of the Chrismukkah charm: Seth’s job wheel, the yamaclaus, and the band Guster’s "Carol of the Meows" that plays throughout! The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn’t Synopsis: The whole gang is invited to Chrismukkah at the Cohens' house, but Seth's favorite holiday is nearly ruined as secrets are revealed that will change the Cohen family forever. Jimmy and Julie are more than friendly and Seth, Summer, Marissa and Ryan make a plan to save Chrismukkah.

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The SnO.C. with Michael Cassidy

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Michael Cassidy, who played Zach Stevens on The OC! The anti-Seth, Zach is both lovable and, as they all agree, so mature! This week they’re discussing “The SnO.C.” (S2 Ep5) – remembering Zach’s bad-boy-Yoo-hoo drinking moment. And, Alex makes them all question the importance of a kiss. Find out Michael’s favorite scene, his worst memory on set, and what it was like kissing Rachel right in front of Adam Brody. Hear Melinda’s theory on Ryan and Marissa, and what the three of them think on why Lindsay initially said no to the big dance! The Sn.O.C. Synopsis: The winter dance is near and a Ryan-Lindsay hook-up is off, on, off, on, off like a light switch. But all will be smoothed over by the time of the big Newport social event. Or not. Plus: Caleb's secret is revealed.

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The New Era with Shannon Lucio

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke catch up with Shannon Lucio, who played Lindsay Gardner on The OC, and discuss the episode where we meet her character,” The New Era” (S2 Ep4). Both hosts are in awe of Shannon’s latest project, “Sissy,” a short film based on her unbelievable real-life experience and relationship with her developmentally disabled sister. Find out the story of Shannon getting cast on The OC, which she said was “the biggest celebration for receiving a role I ever had!” Learn which scene Shannon was most nervous to shoot, and hear Melinda’s memories from the Julie and Jimmy lobster roll scene. They’re talking “group hangs,” Julie Cooper as CEO, and the storyline Rachel wasn’t so happy about! And who can forget “Duckie!,” The Killer’s performance, the U2 song that debuted on this episode, and Marissa’s infamous beret? The New Era Synopsis: It’s a new era! Seth is ready (or so he says) for a new girlfriend. Ryan claims he’s not dating. Marissa too. Sandy and Caleb are working together on his case, yet Caleb is giving Sandy the runaround. Seth and Ryan go on a group hang with Lindsay and Alex to The Killers concert at the Bait Shop but they find they’re both with the wrong girl. Julie proves to Kirsten that she can help the Newport Group succeed, she just has to do it the Julie Cooper way, which involves a party and lots of cocktails.

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The New Kids On the Block With Stephanie Savage

Rachel and Melinda are joined, once again, by Stephanie Savage, The Executive Producer and Writer on The OC, to discuss, "The New Kids On the Block" (S2 Ep 3). Stephanie reveals the reason behind the creation of The Bait Shop and why the Cohen's house was under construction. They also dive into the purpose behind bringing Zach, Alex, Lindsay, and DJ onto The OC, and how they develop the storyline. Listen in to hear all three ladies gush about the male cast this season, and the "scruff" that makes them irresistible. Seth says everything we wish we could say as teenagers, and teaches us the most important lesson of all- that life is about learning from our mistakes. Stephanie sets the record straight, describing The OC as a celebration, but also a critique, of affluence. Our favorite show was designed to make a place for everyone, and to feel like home, for everyone who watches. The New Kids On the Block Synopsis: Seth is on a quest for selflessness to win Summer’s friendship. He gets a job working for Alex at the music venue The Bait Shop so that he could get tickets for The Walkmen, to give to Summer and Zach. New student Lindsay and Ryan start off on the wrong foot, and when they’re assigned as lab partners, they’re both convinced they can’t work together. Caleb assigns Julie as the new CEO of the Newport Group, shocking Kirsten and Sandy.

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The Way We Were with Patrick Rush

Melinda and Rachel talk to Patrick Rush about all things casting related with The OC, including the prominent Michael Cassidy and Olivia Wilde. As they navigate through "The Way We Were" (S 2 Ep 2) they discuss DJ "the hot yard guy," and Seth's declaration of selflessness. Fast forward to the end of the episode, listen in to hear Rachel's thoughts on Seth climbing on a hot dog stand to declare his love for Summer, who responds, "You had me and left." The two hosts and guest, Patrick, dive into the love triangle that is Marissa juggling both DJ and Ryan. Marissa and Ryan's steamy kiss, is not taken well by DJ, who "creepily" watches from the balcony.Is shirtless yard guy Patrick's favorite character in this episode? Who is his least favorite character? Listen through the end of the episode to find out and hear all our Rapid Fire Questions. The Way We Were Synopsis: Ryan and Seth long to go back to the way they were -- but Marissa lies to Ryan about seeing DJ, the yard guy, and Summer refuses to get back together with Seth. All roads lead to the kick-off carnival, but the end results are not what either boy wanted. Meanwhile, Hailey has a job offer she can’t refuse and ends things with Jimmy. Caleb knows he’s in trouble and is not surprised when the cops show up to arrest him.

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The Distance

It’s time to dive into Season 2. This means new love interests, the Bait Shop, Atomic Country, and so much more! Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Distance” (S2 Ep1) the episode Melinda thinks is the real end to season 1 and the episode Rachel declares “the hot men scruff episode.” The hosts dive into the characters in this episode -- hear their thoughts on Seth’s actions and attitude and on Theresa’s decision to tell Ryan a gigantic lie. And of course, they have to discuss the famous Marissa scream! The Distance Synopsis: The Cohen’s house is in a state of disarray - both with the renovations and with Seth gone. Having traveled to Portland to stay with Luke, Kirsten is fed up and wants Sandy to bring him home. Ryan tries to adjust to his life back in Chino but is struggling. Summer and Marissa try to forget their ex-boyfriends and Caleb becomes increasingly paranoid about what the DA has on him and his business.

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The OC: The Cultural Impact with Alan Sepinwall + Grace Perry

This episode the hosts dive into the cultural impact of The OC. They are joined by TV critic and author of the book, “Stop Being a Hater and Learn to Love the O.C.,” Alan Sepinwall. Find out what Alan loved about the show and what he thought didn’t work. The OC didn’t make it into Alan’s top 100 TV shows of all time -- the hosts want to know why! Also, hear all about what being a TV critic entails and how it’s changed since the days of The OC. Later, Rachel and Melinda are joined by author of the book, “The 2000s Made Me Gay,” Grace Perry. She shares her experience as a young girl growing up in the early aughts, discovering her sexuality and how it was all impacted by pop culture and characters in television, especially, “banter boy,” Seth Cohen. Find out what a banter boy is, hear Grace’s opinion on the Alex and Marissa storyline in season 2, and learn what she thinks Seth’s super power is.

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The Music of The OC with Alexandra Patsavas + Death Cab for Cutie Lead Singer Ben Gibbard

What would The OC be without the music? And you can talk music, without Alexandra Patsavas, the Emmy-nominated music supervisor from The OC! In this special episode, Rachel and Melinda learn all about what music supervision entails from the super fun to not-so-sexy but needed tasks. Find out which band passed on The OC, the song Alex was afraid might not pass, and one cover song Alex would chose to go back and put on the show today. The hosts highlight some of their favorite musical moments from the series, and ask Alex the stories behind them. Then, they are all joined by Seth Cohen’s favorite, Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie. Hear what the singer has to say about the forever connection between his band and The OC.

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All Things OC with McG

You know his name from The OC credits, but how well do you know McG? Executive Producer and OC native, McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol), talks all things The OC. Hear about the cast music video that McG called “an epic fail,” the birth of The OC, and how the truth came out in the casting office. There are lots of laughs and great memories shared, as well as serious discussions about struggles with mental health and how to cope with fame.

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The Ties That Bind with Josh Schwartz + Musician Jem

Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Ties That Bind,” (S1 Ep27) with none other than the man who wrote it himself, Josh Schwartz! Hear from Josh his thinking behind the creation of this episode and the theme he based it on. Curious if he planned for this finale at the start of the series? Listen to find out! Josh answers questions the hosts have about this episode like, “was the word abortion not allowed on the show?” and “Is that Shailene Woodley as Kaitlin in the wedding?” Find out how Josh does in season one trivia. Do you know how much the kisses cost in the kissing boothing during “The Telenovela?” Does Josh? And, the strip club story mentioned in Episode 26 with Adam Brody is revisited and Josh clears the air on just what went down! At the end of the show, the hosts are joined by musician Jem, who performed “Maybe I’m Amazed,” in the season one finale. She shares what it was like being approached to do a cover of that famous Beatles song, her experience on the show, and where she was when the episode aired. The Ties That Bind Synopsis: Difficult decisions are made. Theresa plans to get an abortion, but after speaking with Kirsten, who once dealt with this choice herself, she changes her mind. Ryan feels he must do the right thing and go back to Chino. Seth and Marissa grapple with losing Ryan. Julie and Caleb get married but unbeknownst to Julie, Caleb is heading towards bankruptcy.

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Adam Brody: The Strip + All Things The OC (Part 2)

Rachel and Melinda are back with Adam Brody, for part two of their interview with him. They dive further into the episode “The Strip,” (S1 Ep26), and share some behind the scene stories, like how Rachel made her way into the episode and why she had to go to "The" Vegas. Keep listening to hear Adam’s take on Mischa Barton’s recent comments and hear how things went south with his relationship with Tate Donovan. Looking back, Adam shares his regrets and observes his behavior at the time through an evolved lens. Then, both Adam and listeners are treated to some surprise callers -- including one that questions a photo involving Josh Schwartz, Adam Brody and playmate, Pamela Anderson.

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Adam Brody: The Strip + All Things The OC (Part 1 of 2)

Rachel and Melinda are joined by Adam Brody, who played fan-favorite Seth Cohen on The OC, to discuss “The Strip,” (S1 Ep26). However, in part 1 of this 2 part episode, the conversation takes a turn away from the episode and dives more into Adam’s overall OC experience. How similar is Adam to Seth? How did he feel about his performance playing the character? What does he still struggle with in regards to Seth? Listen to hear his answers. They’ll also reminisce about the project Adam collaborated with Rachel’s dad on, and the first gift he ever gave to her. And, hear the one thing Rachel has been wanting to tell Adam! Then, tune in next week as they share memories from The Strip as well as more never-before-discussed moments from their time on The OC. The Strip Synopsis: When word gets out that Caleb is having a bachelor party in Vegas, Sandy, Jimmy, Seth, and Ryan all invite themselves along. With the hopes to win some money to help Theresa out, Ryan and Seth instead end up owing money… to a pimp, after unknowingly inviting prostitutes over to their penthouse. Back home, Kirsten agrees to Julie’s wishes and hosts her a bachelorette party that includes strippers!

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The Shower with Amanda Righetti

Rachel and Melinda are joined by Amanda Righetti, who played Hailey Nichol on The OC, to discuss “The Shower,” (S1 Ep25). See how it all began for Amanda with a deal with Fox, which landed her on The OC for her first major acting role. And then, how that same deal, took her away from the show! What was it like playing a role much older than she was? A role where she had to make out with Tate Donovan? Listen to find out! Melinda and Amanda skip ahead to discuss their iconic catfight scene in The Strip. They also reminisce about her role as a stripper on The L.A. and Hailey’s devious ways sending Kirsten and Sandy to a swingers party in The Countdown. Their conversation takes a serious turn when the hosts and Amanda address Theresa’s domestic abuse storyline in The Shower, as well as the prevalence of this abuse in today’s society. On a lighter note, they discuss the concept of a best friend, and everyone’s surprise when Julie tells Kirsten she’s her Maid of Honor! And of course, the most awkward lunch ever with Seth and Summer’s dad must be discussed! The Shower Synopsis: Reluctantly, Kirsten and Marissa must throw a bridal shower for Julie. Marissa invites a surprise guest, Aunt Cindy, as a way to spite her mom. Seth meets Summer’s father at a lunch so awkward, it’s hard to watch. Theresa enlists Sandy’s legal advice when Eddie hits her, and Ryan wants to take matters into his own hands.

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The Proposal with Alan Dale

Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Proposal,” (S1 Ep24). They’re joined by Alan Dale, who you may know from Entourage, Lost, and Dynasty, but most likely, The OC, where he played Caleb Nichol. Hear how this New Zealand kiwi made his way to the US to expand his acting career where he’s played several roles, many of them ending in a heart attack! Alan shares his favorite acting role, tells a story of a hair mishap the day they shot the famous booty call scene, and comments on why Caleb proposes to Julie. In The Proposal, which some refer to as “the episode that destroyed everything,” the hosts discuss how the gruesome twosome’s union will change the lives of all characters on the show. Find out which storyline Rachel loved and the scene she couldn’t stop laughing while shooting, plus, way more memories from this episode. The Proposal Synopsis: The Balboa Lighthouse is almost open but a major roadblock, the loss of their liquor license, stands to ruin it all. Luke is leaving Newport but first wants forgiveness from Marissa. When neither she nor Julie will talk to him, he drinks too much and nearly dies. Caleb proposes to Julie and to make her happy, strikes a deal with Marissa. Seth and Summer undergo a massive home repair project to make Marissa feel more at home at Jimmy’s.

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The Nana with Kathryn Gallagher

Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Nana,” (S1 Ep23). They’re joined by award-winning actor, singer, songwriter, and musician, Kathryn Gallagher. Oh, and she’s Peter Gallagher’s daughter! Kathryn, too, has her own Camp Gallagher story to tell. She also opens up about her struggles with bullying. She now has a massive career on Broadway, and she shares her first television experience and the help she got from dear ole dad! Reminisce along with the hosts about this episode wrought with emotional scenes and memorable lines. And, see the full-circle realization that involves a beanie, Anne Frank, and Linda Lavin (who plays The Nana), which blows their minds! The Nana Synopsis: It’s Passover for the Cohens and this year, The Nana is coming to visit. The critical and scary woman they expect to show up is instead a much kinder, nicer, warmer Nana. And Sandy’s determined to find out why. He soon learns that her behavior change is due to her terminal cancer prognosis.

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The L.A with Colin Hanks

Rachel and Melinda discuss “The L.A.,” (S1 Ep22), the episode which Melinda calls, “so meta it almost turns in on itself and implodes.” They’re joined by actor, producer, director, Grady Bridges from The Valley himself, Colin Hanks! Before The OC, came Orange County the film, starring Colin Hanks. They discuss this connection, plus Colin shares what he does in this episode which is a nod to his father. Hear more about Colin’s exciting career, his upcoming tv and film projects, plus his fashion line of handkerchiefs, Hanks Kerchiefs. Then, get ready for the hosts to break down this episode, which is full of inside jokes poking fun at Hollywood, the cast themselves, and so much more! The L.A. Synopsis: Seth and Ryan discover Julie’s affair with Luke, and Ryan lets him know it has to end. Summer and Marissa are invited to a Hollywood party after meeting actor Grady Bridges, from Summer’s favorite show, “The Valley,” and she invites Seth and Ryan along. When they arrive at the club, they’re shocked to find Hailey working as a stripper. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sandy have no choice but to ask Caleb to invest in the Lighthouse, and when they have a dinner party sampling the menu, their creative visions don't exactly align.

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The Goodbye Girl with Navi Rawat

Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Goodbye Girl,” (S1 Ep21) with Navi Rawat, who played Theresa Diaz on The OC. Later, the hosts are joined by super-fan and Vanderpump Rules star, Scheana Shay! Navi comments on Theresa’s life choices in this episode. She also shares which cast members she still sees, and who she enjoyed working with during filming. The women discuss being working moms, their favorite characters from Friends, and Anna’s real reason for leaving Newport. Then, the hosts are joined by Scheana Shay and her baby, named after Rachel’s character, Summer! Hear about how motherhood is going, Scheana’s long-standing obsession with The OC, and a few teases to Season 9 of Vanderpump Rules, returning next Tuesday, September 28th. The Goodbye Girl Synopsis: Another week, another party in Newport - this time honoring Caleb as Riviera Magazine’s Man of the Year. Sandy makes an unethical choice to protect Kirsten when Caleb puts him in the middle of an illegal situation. Ryan and Theresa rekindle their relationship but there are tons of questions (from everyone) on how they’re going to make it work. And when Anna announces that she is leaving Newport to go back to her home in Pittsburgh, Seth feels guilt-ridden that it’s because of him.

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The Telenovela with Wilson Bethel

Ay, dios mio -- it’s the Telenovela! Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Telenovela,” (S1 Ep20) with Wilson Bethel, whose very first acting role was playing Brad the Water Polo Player on this episode! Wilson shares why he got humiliated on the set of The OC, the line in this episode he called “his most shameful,” and the time he passed a cocktail weenie to Josh Schwartz. Rachel and Wilson went on to co-star in “Hart of Dixie,” so there’s some crossover this episode as they discuss similarities between the two shows, Rachel’s role as Dr. Zoe Hart, and the ultimate prank she played on Wilson on the set of that show. The Telenovela Synopsis: Can’t we be friends? Ryan and Marissa give it a try but it’s certainly awkward. Things take another turn when Ryan's former flame, Theresa Diaz, shows up in Newport to work as a waitress for a special gathering and wants to try to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Julie and Luke begin having a passionate affair behind everyone's backs, while Seth has to fight for Summer to publicly recognize their relationship.

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The Heartbreak with Kaitlyn Bristowe

Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Heartbreak,” (S1 Ep19) but first, they chat with Off the Vine podcast host and former Bachelorette contestant, now co-host, Kaitlyn Bristowe. Kaitlyn asks her pressing OC questions to the hosts. Find out her favorite Summer quote from this episode, hear about her time on Dancing with the Stars, and find out what Julie and Summer would do for their intros if they were on the Bachelor! And for this sex-filled episode, find out the story behind “MILF,” learn which host is the romantic, and hear more about their own personal first-time stories! A special voice memo from Josh Schwartz adds some insight into the music from this episode. The Heartbreak Synopsis: It’s Valentine’s Day which means love is in the air, for some. Seth and Summer take their relationship to the next level while Ryan questions if he can be with Marissa. Valentine’s Day is to Kirsten as Chrismukkah is to Seth, and she’s no

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