The OC: The Sleeping Beauty
(S04E05) Thus far this season has been great. So I went into this episode with high hopes, and don't get me wrong -- I liked it a lot. But it was just sort of so-so, right? Nothing too mind blowing happened, save for Summer's predicament, but even that was just kind of weird.
Everything that went on was just a little too obvious. Taylor falling for Ryan? We all knew it was coming. Of course, I support it though. She's better looking than Marissa, smarter, has less emotional baggage, and best of all? She's not a raging alcoholic. So yeah, I'm all for that and I hope it works out. But taking the entire episode to get to what we all knew was coming (the kiss) was just a waste of time if you ask me. It was cute I suppose. The Chinese tea didn't get Ryan to finally overcome his insomnia. Taylor did. Awww....
I think the thing that has me worried is that I don't feel like there's major conflict in the show right now. There's no story that has the caliber of Oliver, or Trey, or Kirsten's drinking being introduced. Everything is just peachy... except for Summer.
It looks like she's getting kicked out of Brown because... wait for it... Che is a complete ass. The two of them got busted for releasing caged rabbits in a biology lab and Che sold Summer out to the dean. Everything bad he's done, he pinned on Summer because "he's too essential to the cause to be kicked out of the school." This guy sucks. Hopefully Summer can get this figured out or else when Seth moves to Rhode Island to start his semester at RISD, he's going to be all alone. Not good. At least Summer kept Pancakes the rabbit... I want that animal. It was so fat and chubby.
As far as Julie and Kaitlin go... snoozer. They're fighting over men and it's kind of corny. I hope this doesn't keep up. Julie getting involved with Gordon Bullitt seems likely (he is rich), but that still doesn't really introduce any conflict.
I wish there was more to talk about but Taylor's quest to seduce Ryan by posing as a sleep therapist took up 90% of the episode. What about Sandy's new buddy, Spitz? Is he going to be back?
This episode worries me though because if next week doesn't pick back up, what if The OC gets canceled? I don't think FOX is planning on rescheduling. It should be fighting with Day Break on Wednesday, not Grey's on Thursday. Realistically this will be the last season and my only fear now is that we won't get to see all of it.