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Thursday, May 18, 2006

"The O.C": "Hallelujah, hallelujah..."

My fiancé is an incredibly understanding individual.

I’m not sure he had any idea what he was getting into when he started going out with me. But over the years, he’s learned. So when I called him last night to ask him if we could postpone our date tonight since there was so much on television, he completely understood.

Now before you start calling me names, let me just say that under normal circumstances, I am willing to tape “The O.C.”—and many times I do—but this is not a normal circumstance. This is the season finale that will change the show forever. And I just know if I don’t see it live, someone is going to tell me what happened before I get to the tape.

My fiancé understands that—or at least he loves me enough to pretend that he does. Either way, he’s the best.

So what is so important that I would give up time with the love of my life? If you’ve seen the previews, you know that a major character dies. The gossip columns are sure they know who it is (I won’t tell you in case you haven’t heard.), but the show filmed five different endings, so not even the crew knows.

But more significant than the death of a major character is that fans are finally getting what I’ve been screaming for—change. Creator Josh Schwartz has finally acknowledged that the show has become too melodramatic and is taking back control of the show from the writers (including J.J. Philbin, Regis’ daughter) next season. He plans to take it back to the smart, quirky soap that it was in season one. There’ll be new characters and new scenery as Harbor is repopulated with new students (including Caitlyn, Marissa’s sister).

But one of the old crew won’t make it to next season. Remember how “The O.C” always plays the same song whenever anything really bad happens? I have a feeling we’ll hear it tonight.

“Hallelujah, hallelujah…”

And by the way, if it’s Seth who dies, there’ll be one less show keeping me away from my fiancé. I’m sure he’ll appreciate that.