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Welcome to Orange County, home to the rich, the beautiful and plenty of drama. When a troubled teen arrives in the affluent community, the lives of its residents are transformed forever.

Drama

When troubled 16-year-old Ryan Atwood is thrust into the idyllic paradise of the OC, he soon learns that beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a world of secrets, deceit and shifting loyalties

After a brush with the law, Ryan Atwood temporarily moves into his attorney's swanky home

First shown: Sun 7 Mar 2004 | 43 mins

Series 1 Episode 1 - Pilot

Afraid that he'll be sent to another foster home, Ryan considers running away

First shown: Sun 7 Mar 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 2 - The Model Home

Kirsten agrees to take temporary custody of Ryan. But then Ryan's mother resurfaces...

First shown: Sun 14 Mar 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 3 - The Gamble

Ryan, Seth and Marissa have a dramatic evening at Newport's Debutantes Ball

First shown: Sun 21 Mar 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 4 - The Debut

Ryan befriends a fellow outsider to the moneyed world of Newport

First shown: Sun 28 Mar 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 5 - The Outsider

Kirsten's father arrives to celebrate his birthday, but the festivities soon fall flat

First shown: Sun 4 Apr 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 6 - The Girlfriend

The gang escape to Tijuana for the final weekend of summer

First shown: Sun 11 Apr 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 7 - The Escape

Marissa suffers in hospital as her mother tries to get her into rehab

First shown: Sun 18 Apr 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 8 - The Rescue

Marissa finds life at school difficult following the events in Mexico

First shown: Sun 25 Apr 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 9 - The Heights

Marissa and Ryan's new relationship progresses slowly. Summer struggles with her feelings.

First shown: Sun 2 May 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 10 - The Perfect Couple

Julie's livid when she learns that Marissa has gone with Ryan to see his brother in prison

First shown: Sun 9 May 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 11 - The Homecoming

Ryan and Luke form an unexpected alliance when a secret is unearthed

First shown: Sun 16 May 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 12 - The Secret

Julie prepares a huge holiday party, but not everyone is in a festive mood

First shown: Sun 23 May 2004 | 41 mins

Series 1 Episode 13 - The Best Chrismukkah Ever

On New Year's Eve, Ryan is lost for words when Marissa reveals her feelings for him

First shown: Sun 30 May 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 14 - The Countdown

Ryan becomes increasingly jealous about Marissa's friendship with Oliver

First shown: Mon 30 Aug 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 15 - The Third Wheel

The gang head to Palm Springs for a parent-free weekend at Oliver's home

First shown: Mon 6 Sep 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 16 - The Links

Ryan loses control while trying to unmask Oliver's true character

First shown: Mon 13 Sep 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 17 - The Rivals

Caleb puts Kirsten in another difficult situation when he forces her to fire Julie

First shown: Mon 20 Sep 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 18 - The Truth

Marissa tries to repair her relationship with Ryan, but he struggles to forgive her

First shown: Mon 27 Sep 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 19 - The Heartbreak

Marissa and Ryan try to make a new start. Sandy gets embroiled in another messy situation.

First shown: Mon 4 Oct 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 20 - The Telenovela

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