It seems sacrilegious for any O.C. fan to denounce the union that is Seth Cohen and Summer Roberts, but it worth mentioning that said union was rattled by one Anna Stern. She showed up on the scene as a pixie from Pittsburg who earnestly loved nerd culture and crushed hard on, well, the biggest nerd Newport could offer. We sometimes sideline her and the first season-long Seth-Anna-Summer arc because we love to think of our OTP as pure, untouched. But Anna deserves more credit, and probably more story time than doing a bunch of favors before being flown back to the East Coast.
If this wasn't already clear from the opener, I actually like Anna, and, in any other WB drama the, lead would've ended up with her. She's pretty, witty, thoughtful, and meshes seamlessly with our fair Cohen. The only glaringly awful thing about her (besides her confusing decision to awkwardly layer tank tops) is that she isn't Summer. Womp womp.
But Anna, in her own right, is definitely a charming addition to The O.C. fam during her brief tenure. You can re-watch Season 1 all over again to get a refresher, or just relive some delightful Anna Stern moments by scrolling down.