The O.C. - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Model Home


Episode Info

Faced with the likelihood of being sent to a foster home, Ryan (Ben McKenzie) runs away from the Newport Beach home of the Cohens, planning to ultimately escape to Texas. Actually, he gets no farther than an uncompleted building project, a "model home" conceived by Seth's mother, Kirsten Cohen (Kelly Rowan). Seth (Adam Brody) and Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) dedicate themselves to concealing Ryan from the authorities, and they form a bond of friendship when they see Kirsten secretly meet with and loan 100,000 dollars to Marissa's financially floundering father, Jimmy (Tate Donovan). Unfortunately, Marissa's jealous boyfriend, Luke (Chris Carmack), is in no mood to cooperate -- and by the time this episode comes to a climax, the audience has borne witness to a cataclysmic conflagration...and two arrests.


Benjamin McKenzie
as Ryan Atwood
Rachel Bilson
as Summer Roberts
Peter Gallagher
as Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan
as Kirsten Cohen
Adam Brody
as Seth Cohen
Mischa Barton
as Marissa Cooper
Tate Donovan
as Jimmy Cooper
Melinda Clarke
as Julie Cooper
Chris Carmack
as Luke Ward
Josh Kloss
as Saunders
Adam Grimes
as Nordlund
Steven M. Gagnon
as Arson Investigator
Carrie Armstrong
as Diner Cashier
Ashley Hartman
as Holly Fischer
Shailene Woodley
as Kaitlin Cooper
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