The O.C. #410: "The French Connection": A Season For Peaches
Page 47 remains an erotic mystery; Juju may have finally ruined her friendship with Kiki; Sandy does an unforgettable Jerry Lewis impersonation and "The O.C." does another crossover with the show that may have contributed to its cancellation. Seriously!
Taylor's former husband and novelist Henri-Michel comes to Newport to promote his new book "A Season For Peaches", a rather graphic recollection of pleasures he and Taylor enjoyed while married in France.
Taylor has always been a clever girl, and yet I can't help thinking her sudden and profound knowledge of French philosophy requires generous suspension of disbelief.
Nevertheless, she does have chemistry with the man Ryan describes as "dirty hair, scars, smells like brie", and who couldn't be more different from Ryan whom Henri-Michael himself describes as "corn-fed farm boy".
The cheesy slow-motion reunion scene at the end which echoed the not-so-cheesy season one New Year's Eve party (where Ryan saved Marissa from Oliver), luckily ended up being only Taylor's dream.
More echoes from a previous episode ensued as Summer reunited with her season one friend Holly and almost resembled the superficial alternate-universe airhead she was in "Chrismuk-huh".
As she spent time with Holly's gal pals the "Newpsieweds", a scary bunch of daffy bridezillas, she realized it is time to end that wedding charade and she and Seth come to a satisfying conclusion.
Speaking of Seth, who went to Seattle to meet Dr. Roberts at the same outdoor cafeteria we know from "Grey's Anatomy", how nice of the writers to once again give a shout out to the show that may have contributed to its ultimate demise.
Is Kirsten's and Julie's friendship over for good? Will Sandy get a decent storyline? Can Chris Brown act? Is Che gay? And how do our happy couples all end up together on the season finale? Just some of the questions we will get answers to in the weeks to come.