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The Truth 

Ryan finds himself truly out in the cold when he's suspended from school, shunned by Marissa, and even scrutinized by the Cohens, all of whom refuse to believe Ryan's claims that that ... See full summary »

Director:

Rodman Flender

Writers:

Josh Schwartz (created by), Allan Heinberg
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Mischa Barton ... Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Chris Carmack ... Luke Ward
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Samaire Armstrong ... Anna Stern
Tate Donovan ... Jimmy Cooper (credit only)
Alan Dale ... Caleb Nichol
Taylor Handley ... Oliver Trask
Debi M. Cox ... Natalie Bishop
Jack Merrill ... Workman
Bryan Okes ... Security Guard #1 (as Bryan Okes Fuller)
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Storyline

Ryan finds himself truly out in the cold when he's suspended from school, shunned by Marissa, and even scrutinized by the Cohens, all of whom refuse to believe Ryan's claims that that Oliver is a dangerous sociopath and obsessed with Marissa. Ironically, the only person who believes Ryan is Luke, who agrees to help Ryan make a background check on Oliver to find any dirt on him. But when Luke reveals evidence to Marissa, and then Sandy, that some of Oliver's references from his old school are false, they refuse to believe Luke, especially after learning that he's been talking with Ryan. Meanwhile, Jimmy thinks his past will impair his ability to work in the business field again. Seth continues dating Anna who thinks Summer's presence around them is not a good thing. Things come to a head when Oliver begins losing his bland, self-control to lie when Marissa comes by to his penthouse to tell him that she not interested in a relationship with him. Then, he really loses it and Marissa sees... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Samaire Armstrong (Anna Stern) and Chris Carmack (Luke Ward) also worked together on Just My Luck (2006) as Maggie & David Pennington respectively. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sandy Cohen: You're not having breakfast with us?
Ryan: I'm not hungry. What do you want?
Sandy Cohen: Dr. Kim just called to let us know that you've been suspended indefinitely pending a disciplinary action if the school board will vote to expel you.
Ryan: I know you want me to apologize, but I'm not. Oliver told me right to my face that he wanted me gone so he could get to have Marissa all to himself.
Sandy Cohen: [scoffs] Then why would he drop the assault charges against you?
Ryan: [surprised] He did that?
Sandy Cohen: Yeah, he did. It seems to me ...
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Soundtracks

California
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Joseph Meyer, Alex Greenwald, Darren Robinson, Jacques Brautbar, Jason Schwartzman, Sam Farrar, and Al Jolson
Performed by Phantom Planet
(Main Title Theme)
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