I think it’s safe to say that we can officially write off this season of The OC as being a textbook case of the sophomore slump. That’s why I’m not even concerning myself with the ongoing whining of Seth, the awkward kissing of Marissa and Alex, and the annoying self-righteousness of Ryan. Instead, we here at TVgasm are looking to the future; Season 3 if you will.
A little trip to the IMDB.com reveals that none other than Demi Moore will be guest starring on season three’s big premiere. She is credited as playing Joan Roberts, who we’ll assume is either Summer’s never-seen stepmother, or better yet, her never-seen birth mother. My money’s on the latter (birth mother). I’m sure the writers will gladly make a “step-monster” joke — if only because Summer’s favorite term was first coined by, you guessed it, Demi Moore in “St. Elmo’s Fire.” The possibilities for self-referential humor are endless.
Interestingly enough, Michael Nouri, the actor who plays Summer’s father, will be present for a dual role (twins? The OC? This is gonna be interesting/anticlimactic), and we can only imagine what the casting of real life brothers Channing Tatum and Christopher Anderson will mean for the increasingly incestuous Cohen/Nichols brood. The brothers play, well, brothers (their names: Aaron and Hayden. Looks like we got a little Amazing Race fandom on the writing crew), and judging by their last name (“Leafstedt-Roberts”), it looks like Summer may have a whole step-family she never knew about.
Is it a little sad when the barebones character listing on the IMDB is more fascinating than the current storylines?Just in case the IMDB suddenly changes its entries, here is a screenshot of the webpage: