45. Rebecca Bloom
You DO NOT try to break up Sandy and Kirsten Cohen.
43. Charlotte Morgan
Remember when she met Kirsten in rehab and then tried to con her? But then Julie Cooper saved the day and ran Charlotte out of town because Julie is the HBIC of the OC?
42. Johnny Harper
Way to mess things up between Marissa and Ryan, dude. RIP
41. Veronica Townsend
We all wondered why Taylor was so insane until we met this demon woman.
40. Carter Buckley
UGH CARTER. We all knew what you were doing when you took Kirsten to a wine tasting, got her drunk, and then tried to stay in the SAME hotel room because you guys couldn’t drive home.
39. Young Kaitlin Cooper
Hey, it’s Shailene Woodley! Little Kaitlin was kind of boring, which is probably why her parents shipped her off to boarding school.
Can you REALLY blame someone for cheating on wimpy Johnny with Volchok?
36. Brad and Eric Ward
Luke’s twin bros/Kaitlin’s BFFs were the breakout stars of the final season even though they shaved their chests.
35. Matt Ramsey
NO. You DO NOT get to mess with Sandy Cohen’s conscience.
34. Oliver Trask
Can we just talk about how Oliver made up a girlfriend, physically tried to hurt Ryan, and lied about taking a bunch of pills? AND HOW MARISSA BELIEVED ALL OF IT???
32. Zach Stevens
Let’s be real. Zach was just a placeholder for Seth. We knew it, Summer knew it, even Zach knew it.
31. Trey Atwood
I can’t decide if he ruined Ryan’s life or saved it by making him steal that car.
29. Teenage Kaitlin Cooper
Okay, I don’t know which boarding school she went too, but Kaitlin left Newport as a boring little girl and came back a QUEEN.
27. Dr. Roberts
His choice in women was…questionable, and he hated Seth when he first met him. He would have been ranked dead last if it wasn’t for the fact that he produced Summer, one of the most amazing humans ever.
26. Theresa Diaz
She was totally jealous of Ryan’s new life and eventually LIED TO HIM ABOUT LOSING THE BABY.
24. Lindsay Gardner
She ended up being Caleb’s daughter, which meant she was kind of Ryan’s aunt, which meant things got way too weird. BUT she did make Ryan apply himself and get good at school, so great job.
23. Frank Atwood
Okay so he used to be a deadbeat, but Frank ended up becoming a pretty nice guy. It was weird when he dated Julie though, right? The Cooper women must have put some witchy spell on the Atwood Men.
I think Summer described him perfectly when she said DJ was “a hot, hot yard guy, who was hot.”
19. Holly Fischer
The reason Marissa ODed in Tijuana, but I always wanted a friend like Holly who would invite me to drunken ragers at her beach house.
18. Dawn Atwood
Sometimes I loved her and sometimes I just couldn’t deal.
17. Caleb Nichol
He loses points for being a huge meanie and also for becoming Charles Widmore.
15. Anna Stern
Seth couldn’t deal with dating the lady version of himself, and to be honest, she was probably way too cool for Newport anyway.
14. Jimmy Cooper
He really tried to be a good dad but went about it in all of the wrong ways. Running away isn’t a good parenting technique.
He turned Marissa into Courtney Love and then KILLED HER (but he was sooo hot omg).
12. Alex Kelly
Olivia Wilde! These scenes are how most of us convinced our boyfriends to watch the show.
11. Marissa Cooper
No, Marissa, you were NEVER emotionally stable.
9. The Nana
The Nana struck fear into the hearts of the Cohen family, but I always thought she was the coolest old lady.
8. Luke Ward
He went from a school bully to an outcast who loved hanging with Seth. Is anyone else curious about what Luke’s life is like in Portland right now??
7. Ryan Atwood
Look, I know he’s the main character of the entire show, but he was from CHINO and also could be kind of boring at times.
6. Kirsten Cohen
I would be happy if I ended up being 1/1000th as classy as Kirsten.
5. Julie Cooper
In the first season we ALL hated Julie. She was a superficial, gold digging mom. BUT tell me you didn’t cry when she got a diploma in the final episode and didn’t want a man to support her anyone. #TeamJulie
4. Taylor Townsend
I know a lot of people won’t agree with me here, but 98% of us would never be as cool as Summer and Marissa if we lived in Newport, and we’d probably end up being more like Taylor.
2. Seth Cohen
Yes, Ryan was probably supposed to be the show’s heartthrob. But I will take wit and sweaters over a wife beater/wrist cuff ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.