THE OC – Thursday, April 6th, 2006
Basically a ton of shit happened in tonight’s episode that makes no sense. I just didn’t buy it (even though I do realize somewhere deep down that these characters are not real.) But, I’m not asking for real, I’m asking for simple time-tested character consistency.
Seth and Lying: Ok, I could take Seth lying about not going to his Brown interview. It was kind of sweet that he couldn’t face Summer and thought it would be easier just to lie. I mean, yes, he’d eventually have to explain it but by that time he could have made something else up or rescheduled the interview and Summer never would have known. However, to lie not only to your girlfriend but also to your parents about getting into Brown University makes NO sense. First of all, those idiots are going to find out like immediately. Why don’t you just lie to someone’s face about having a second nose on your face? (Also, just speaking from personal experience, Brown University only does Alumni "informational" interviews, so they don't even count...take that Josh Schwartz)
Secondly, are we to believe that Sandy and Kirsten wouldn’t have wanted to see the acceptance letter? And thirdly, why does Dr. Roberts root around in the trash? That last part was less about Seth and lying and more about why in the world a doctor would root around in his own rubbish. I wish that Marissa had been so depressed after receiving her ACCEPTANCE letter that she threw her own self in the trash and then Dr. Roberts could say to Julie, while she sips a mint julep, “Julie, it is time to be real. You need to talk to Marissa. I found this in the trash.” And then he pulls out Marissa from his lap and sits her on the table and she looks all coked out and terrible. Then they keep talking about her as if she isn’t there. Ok, enough about that. Back to the issue at hand, are we really supposed to believe this Seth-lying-about-getting-into-Brown garbage? Next week Seth tells everyone he is a black man.
The Break-Ups: Did Seth and Summer break up? Cause that was the dumbest break-up in history. I don’t even know what they were really talking about or who broke up with who. Was it just for redundancy’s sake that Summer said “its over” or did she actually break up with him. I’m confused and apathetic to the whole stupid situation (see “Seth and Lying” above). Too bad that Sadie had to break up with Ryan but oh well. The worst inconsistency with this whole thing was not these two idiots acting like they were married but the writers of The OC expecting me to believe that Sadie makes jewelry for a living. Oh but throwing in that stupid stand and having her say “I just finished working” added all the credibility in the world.
The College Sweat Shirt Beach Party: Are we supposed to believe that these idiots all magically obtained sweatshirts from the schools they supposedly got into like 3 days ago? So dumb. Note: Ryan looked gay in that hoodless, 80s sweatshirt from Berkeley.
Speaking of gay, did anyone notice Volchek use the term “gay” in the same sense we all did in about 4th grade (and who am I kidding, today too)? He said that the sweatshirt party sounded “gay.” I could hear like fifty million homos across the nation gasp. Yes, he said it and I applaud the writers for having him do so. Gays need to understand that shit can be gay without making anal sex with an LP (that can stand for either “Life Partner” or male “Little Person” depending on your preferences). See? I don’t discriminate.