Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

The Coop Flies from The O.C.

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

So Mischa Barton's character Marissa Cooper was killed in an auto accident in the third-season finale last night. Maybe that'll infuse some life into the Fox show that jumped the shark after its first season. But what's to happen with rich boy/poor boy Ryan Atwood (Ben MacKenzie)? Here's what we hope for:

We all know that Ryan has anger-management issues. A "drunken and vengeful Volchok" caused the accident, so we expect Ryan to get into some serious trouble when he retaliates. If Fox is smart with cross-promotion, Ryan could get thrown in the same jail where the Prison Break boys are and help them plot their escape. Once free, they have bleeding-heart lawyer Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher) to come to their rescue...

So who's with us here?