The O.C. #4.11: "The Dream Lover": My Inner Otter
Ryan writes a poem that forces a snob out of Newport; Julie tells a little chlamydia lie for a noble cause; Kirstin crushes her band geek's heart, a love triangle we never saw coming arises from a sweat lodge hallucination and Sandy still lacks a decent storyline.
Did anyone actually like Henri-Michel? The guy was an unattractive, obnoxious and pretentious snob and apparently, he also stank. I found the character artificial and the love triangle unconvincing, and I couldn't be happier when he disappeared, I presume and hope, for good.
How cute of Ryan to write a poem for Taylor, though. If you had not seen the episode, and this is the first time you've heard about that, you might think the writers have gone berserk. But, Ryan did choke while trying to read it, and that was very much a part of his character.
Julie resorted to desperate measures to salvage her friendship with Kirsten. After getting Spencer to tell Kirsten that one of her male hookers may have infected New Match clients with an STD, she gets to spend an entire day with her telling five meanest women in Newport that may have chlamydia.
The writers, of course, have only 5 episodes left to wrap things up, so by the end of the episode Kirsten realizes Julie may be the worst business partner ever, but she is also the best friend she has ever had.
How weird was Seth's storyline? I have of course not so secretly hoped for former "Everwood" hottie Chris Pratt (Che) being that "someone [who] comes out" (as TV Guide kindly spoiled for us).
The whole "my other half is a sea otter" premise is such a wacky, yet original way for this character to come out. Or not? I'm still quite not sure if this is not more of a spiritual bond and one of the twins comes out in the end.