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We Need To Talk About The Flawlessness Of Olivia Wilde In "The OC"

Alex Kelly for life <3

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3. Her character was also one of the first times we got to see a bisexual woman as someone who wasn't a total psycho.

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Unlike Catherine in Basic Instinct Alex is a normal girl living in Newport (and just happens to be ridiculously hot).

4. Initially Alex dated Seth and they were moderately adorable.

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when marissa took alex's heart necklace from her ex. marissa rescued alex's heart. rip me

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13. So this is when shit gets real. They go to the beach as this beautiful Bell X1 song plays.

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14. Then the tide turns and the most beautiful display of passion happens in television history.

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17. BUT SHE WAS JUST MESSING WITH US GUYS. SHE HAD TOLD SUMMER.

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20. A bit later Seth arrives and says what we're all thinking.

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27. "A Smile That Explodes" by Joseph Arthur plays and the lyrics sink right into your heart until you're still thinking about them in your late twenties.

"I'd hold you in my arms
Until we came back down
A smile that explodes
I could never understand

I write one more
Letter I won't send
Except for across the floor."

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28. Alex reveals she's going to leave Newport.

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The writers had her return home to her parents and go back to school which is way too boring and hetronormative for the Alex we've come to know and love. In my mind she's off to become the tour manager for a feminist punk band where she falls in love with the lead singer and writes a bestselling poetry anthology based on her many adventures on the road.

29. This pretty abrupt end to Alex Kelly's storyline may have had a bit to do with The OC's creator Josh Schwartz who didn't want the show to become too political.

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In the DVD commentary for the episode “Rainy Day Women” Schwartz says: “I think the Alex/Marissa storyline truthfully was built so Seth could say: ‘You broke up with me for Marissa’ as much as I’d like to say we were advancing the perception of bi-sexual relationships in the twenty-first century.”

Right OK.

30. But fuck that guy, Olivia Wilde has come out and said some wonderful things about playing Alex.