The O.C.: Season 3 (2005 - 2006)



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Air date: Sep 8, 2005
Air date: Sep 15, 2005
Air date: Sep 22, 2005
Air date: Sep 29, 2005
Air date: Nov 3, 2005
Air date: Nov 10, 2005
Air date: Nov 17, 2005
Air date: Dec 1, 2005
Air date: Dec 8, 2005
Air date: Dec 15, 2005
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As season three of the hit series begins, Ryan, Marissa, Seth and Summer are starting their senior year of high school. But after last year's shocking events, Marissa finds she has been knocked off her pedestal, further straining her relationship


Peter Gallagher
as Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan
as Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie
as Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton
as Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody
as Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke
as Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson
as Summer Roberts
Michael Nouri
as Dr. Neil Roberts
Autumn Reeser
as Taylor Townsend
Jeff Hephner
as Matt Ramsey
Jeri Ryan
as Charlotte Morgan
Willa Holland
as Kaitlin Cooper
Eric Mabius
as Dean Jack Hess
Paula Trickey
as Nancy Townsend
Tate Donovan
as Jimmy Cooper
Shaun Duke
as Dr. Henry Griffin
Navi Rawat
as Theresa
Lisa Rotondi
as Gwen Harper
Morena Baccarin
as Leah Griffin
Rosalyn Chao
as Dr. Kim
Daphne Ashbrook
as Dawn Atwood
Blair Hickey
as Photographer
Leslie Stevens
as Mrs. Rushfield
Sarah Smith
as Cinnamon
Robert Picardo
as Bill Merriam
Nicklaus Koeppen
as Young Seth
Nikki Griffin
as Jess Sathers
Rob Brownstein
as Kurt Williams
Erick Avari
as Dr. Overbee
Tom Wright
as Paul Glass
Stephen Markle
as Henry Griffin
Lisa Tucker
as Herself
Rod Rowland
as Jack Harper
Garrett M. Brown
as Dr. Woodruff
Erin Foster
as Heather
Michael Mantel
as Nick Mercer
Marc Vann
as Det. Warner
José Zúñiga
as Jason Spitz
Paul Ganus
as Sean Harper
Kim Oja
as Taryn
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Critic Reviews for The O.C. Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

I'm always inclined to be just a bit generous to the characters who overstay their welcome, the plotlines that never actually go anywhere and the multi-episode extended feuds that could be solved with a single conversation.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

There were some major miscalculations... Still, even at its weakest, the show had plenty of funny dialogue, and it's impossible to completely hate a season that introduced one of the greatest elements of The O.C.: Taylor Townsend.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

My biggest problem with this episode, and with much of last season, is that the wit and humor dried up quicker than bottle of "Real World" Popov.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes Fox's The OC so addictive is its California-kissed story lines and appealing characters. But what is it about women the show doesn't understand?

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Ah, growing pains. The characters and the series had 'em in season 3, which struggled to balance Marissa's (Barton) bizarre-but-blessed demise with college prep, pot smoking, and loads of superjuicy Julie Cooper one-liners.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

As dreary and ridiculous as any episode the show ever gave us at its last-year worst.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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