R.I.P., O.C.


Tonight at 9 p.m. on Fox, The O.C. will call it quits after three and a half seasons of Orange County teen emo-inflected, quip-heavy angst. Though some viewers felt that the show made a good effort to revive itself this year, the ratings didn’t improve, falling to a low of about 4 million viewers per week. For lesbian and bi viewers, it probably didn’t help that ostensibly bisexual Marissa (Mischa Barton) died in a car crash at the end of last season.

Will you be tuning in tonight to see what happens to Seth and Summer and Ryan? Just in case you won’t, let’s just relive the brief, initially glorious and ultimately disappointing lesbian love affair between Marissa and Alex (Olivia Wilde).

Meet Marissa, spoiled little rich girl:

Mischa Barton as Marissa

Meet Alex, bisexual bad girl with a heart of gold (and some tattoos):

Olivia Wilde as Alex

Soon, the two were holding hands:

Alex and Marissa holding hands

And then they were kissing on the beach.

We’ll just skip the part where they break up for no good reason.

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