Episode 2.15: The Mallpisode
Airdate: March 10, 2005
Lindsay’s actions have left Ryan and Caleb confused. Marissa is trying hard to make her new living situation work, but she needs a break and agrees to join Summer, Seth and Ryan at the mall. Julie and Kirsten await the arrival of Carter (Billy Campbell), the new editor of Newport Living, but Julie is distracted when she’s visited by Lance (Johnny Messner), an opportunistic man from her past. Also, This episode features the world premiere of some new Beck tracks.
Billy Campbell will guest-star on THE O.C. in a multi-episode arc beginning Thursday, March 10. Campbell’s character, Carter, will arrive in Newport Beach to work with Kirsten (Kelly Rowan) on a new business venture. Johnny Messner will guest-star as Lance, an opportunist blast from Julie Cooper’s (Melinda Clarke) past. His story arc also begins March 3.
man named Lance Bradley drops by the Newport Group asking to see Julie… he claims he is a “blast from her past.” Another man, this one named Griffin Conroy, also from Julie’s past, comes to the office too. Julie and Griffin have a chat in a bar where she asks him what he’s doing in Newport… could he want money so he doesn’t reveal certain things from her past? It’s the latter and he has it on tape! What could it be? Summer, Seth, Ryan, and Marissa go to a store (even if it’s closed because it’s Sunday) where they get clothes for a charity for women. An employee let them in but somehow they seem to end up being stuck in the mall with no way out (or maybe they just decide to stay there and have fun as long as possible… it’s not clear). Alex appears in the episode.
Julie and Kirsten discuss the making of a magazine named “Newport Living”. Julie wants to have her picture on the front of every issue and Kirsten doesn’t think it’s the way to go. They meet with Carter Buckley, a handsome 30-year-old, a man who is set to help them bring the magazine to life. Julie is not happy to have an outsider tell them what to put in a magazine about “them” (as in Newport people). He is not happy either he has to work for such a magazine but his publisher is ordering him too. Later, he and Kirsten will enjoy a meal and wine in a restaurant and talk about the magazine. Carter seems interested in Kirsten…
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