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The O.C.: The Heavy Lifting

by Lacy Hall, posted Feb 10th 2006 12:42PM
oc womenThe one thing that stinks about having an exciting episode where someone dies at the end is that it's typically followed up by a semi-depressing episode where everybody is in mourning. (Remember the Dawson's Creek episode after his dad died?) This episode of The O.C. just happened to fall right before Valentine's Day. As Seth so sarcastically put it, "Death and Valentine's Day -- what a combination."

Although, this episode wasn't too much of a downer. Mostly because only Marissa really cared about Johnny dying (in her eyes). Chili was also bummed, and is now going by his real name, which he mumbled and I believe is Dennis(?). Johnny's mom decided that she didn't want to have a depressing funeral (no black, no minister, no body) and so they had a beautiful gathering of his friends at the beach, and then sent his surfboard out into the ocean. But what did they do with Johnny's body? Did they just leave it at the morgue? That was a little weird.

Truthfully, not much happened this episode. The O.C. is going on hiatus until March 9th and I think this was a set-up episode to prepare us for everything that is going to happen after the break. For example, Ryan and Marissa established several times during this episode that they aren't getting along so well anymore. Namely, Marissa didn't want to celebrate Valentine's Day with Ryan because she was still mourning Johnny. This, coincidentally, happens at the same time that a new female character (i.e. Ryan's new love interest) is being introduced, Johnny's cousin, Sadie. Sadie is sort of a free spirit (with an edge) who has already graduated from high school and is now traveling around the country, making and selling jewelry. She comes into town to help with Johnny's funeral and instead catches the eye of Ryan. I'm not sure if this is going to be a good love interest for Ryan or not. Even though, Marissa is an idiot and the writers have lost all real ability to communicate to us why Ryan and Marissa would be attracted to each other...the show just doesn't seem to work when they are apart.

Sadie also gave Marissa a necklace that Johnny asked her to make for Marissa for Valentine's Day. It was a chain with both their birthstones on it and an angel in the middle because "Marissa was his angel." Ahhhhhh. Sorta cheesy, but hey, it was the Valentine's Day/Funeral episode.

Meanwhile, Seth and Sandy Cohen were trying to prove their love to their respective Valentines and purchased each age-appropriate lingerie from Victoria's Secret. Of course, in what could only happen on television, they get the two bags mixed up. (Cue the screwball music-- Wa wa waaaaaaaa) And they actually give Summer and Kirsten the lingerie that was meant for the other one. Summer was the one more pissed about it and actually smacked Seth for giving her a lingerie set that included a see-through thong. Now, didn't Summer dress up like Wonder Woman in the first season? I doubt that she would get so offended by a see-through thong. In fact, I bet you that she has a see-through thong for every occasion, including the Chrismukah episode. Seth makes up with Summer by giving her a napkin with all the lies that he's told in the past few months, with the condition that if he lies again she can give it to his parents. Pretty good idea, but if I was his girlfriend, I'd still want something from Victoria's Secret too.

The other big set-up on this episode was the loss of Kaitlin, who went back to school after a very long (long) winter break. But Kaitlin, you just showed up? We were just starting to like you! Kaitlin decides to go back to school after her (pseudo)boyfriend Justin shows up giving her a teddy bear with a bow tied around it for Valentine's Day. Didn't they just joke the same gift on SNL, but with a teddy bear holding a heart? Isn't a teddy bear with a ribbon around it even lamer than the teddy bear holding a heart? Anyway, Kaitlin decides to go back to school, but I've got a feeling she'll be back.

...after March 9th, of course.

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carla deppeler

Does anyone know the name of the song that was playing during Johnny's funeral?, please, I am really love that song, it was so cool. but I cant findit in the web or the name!!!
well, that its all!!!
( actually, I am from latin america, mi english its so bad!!!, sorry!!!)

March 19 2006 at 9:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alejandra

Im getting crazy 'bout the beach song!!!!!!!! omgf! Pleas i beg you to put the name of the song! im searching like an idiot in every page and im getting really stressed out!!!!!!! Please please please please!!!!!!!! :'(

March 16 2006 at 11:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alejandra

Hey please please please somebody tell me whats the name of the song that was passing on the chapter: "Heavy Lifting" when they were at the beach and johnny's cousin was talking about him...Also the song was repeated when Kaitlin was returning to her school with his friend/boyfriend (haha) PLEASE PLEASE somebody tell me!!!!! Im killing myself to find that song!!!! T_T !!!!!!! here is my mail please if somebody knows... pequina_@hotmail.com

March 16 2006 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wonderin

i luv the oc die hard fan and i was wonderin if anyone knew what song is playin when they are at johnnys funeral

March 16 2006 at 8:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
IloveBENMcKenzie

Johnny hotter than Ryan? Please! Absolutely no way-Johnny looked like a shaggy dog! I am glad he is gone-but Marissa is a whiny grouch, and Ryan could do way better! I love the O.C.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 23 2006 at 11:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nomzee

I thought this eposide was soo sad..i didn't like Johnny at first but then later on he was ok. It was really sad that he had to die. The song that they played at his funeral just made his death even sadder. They should've just made him leave town or something. Anyway, I agree that Marissa can be such a baby sometimes. Can't blame Ryan for being interested in someone else. I hope it makes Marissa feel bad.
Can't wait for the next half of the season to start.

February 21 2006 at 5:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris

Johnny sucked at life and I'm sooooo happy that he was killed off in this episode. What kinda man catches his girlfriend cheating on him with his worst enemy, then lets the boyfriend of the girl he loves protect him from the guy that stole his ex-girlfriend, then gets hit by a car, then doesn't make the surfing team he's been dreaming about all his life, then doesn't willingly hook up with the little sister of the girl he loves, then after all of that, he decides to get totally drunk and climb a cliff just to fall off of it in front of two girls who absolutely adored him. Johnny was a loser and a moron and if he played his cards right he could have been hooking up with two hot sisters... but instead he's just a memory. Good riddance Johnny...

February 20 2006 at 9:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Spazz

The song is called "For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti" by Sufjan Stevens. It can be downloaded from http://www.ocfans.org/

February 19 2006 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Samanne

Thank You Hailey!!!! for first putting up the song name and artist! It's awesome!!!! cos i've been lookin for it for ages!!! Life saver!!!! exclamation mark city!!!! does anyone else find marissa's voice REALLY annoying? JJCCHHHHONNEEEE!!!!
laters xx

February 18 2006 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dima

Sufjan Stevens - For The Windows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

This is the Song that was in Johnny's Funeral!!! ^^ Very good SONG!!!

February 18 2006 at 6:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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