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Series 1 Episode 11

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.

At Thanksgiving, the Cohen household descends into chaos. Seth juggles seeing both Summer and Anna, and Julie learns that Marissa has accompanied Ryan on a trip to see his brother in prison.

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

Pilot: 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

The Model Home: 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 Gamble: 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 Debut: 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 Outsider: Ryan befriends a fellow outsider to the moneyed world of Newport

First shown: Sun 28 Mar 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 5

The Girlfriend: 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 Escape: The gang escape to Tijuana for the final weekend of summer

First shown: Sun 11 Apr 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 7

The Rescue: 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 Heights: Marissa finds life at school difficult following the events in Mexico

First shown: Sun 25 Apr 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 9

The Perfect Couple: 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 Homecoming: 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 Secret: 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 Best Chrismukkah Ever: 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 Countdown: 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 Third Wheel: Ryan becomes increasingly jealous about Marissa's friendship with Oliver

First shown: Mon 30 Aug 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 15

The Links: 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 Rivals: Ryan loses control while trying to unmask Oliver's true character

First shown: Mon 13 Sep 2004 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 17

The Truth: 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 Heartbreak: 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 Telenovela: 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

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