Season 1 | Episode 6 | “The Girlfriend” | Aired Sep 9, 2003
Meet Caleb Nichol, “the Donald Trump of Newport,” and Kirsten Cohen’s dad.
Those re-watching this series with me will remember that Caleb figures quite prominently into The O.C. And “The Girlfriend” wastes no time in announcing him as the uncompromising son of a bitch that he is. The episode also introduces his 24-year-old girlfriend Gabrielle, who deserves our thanks for being the first woman to establish Ben McKenzie as one of the great screen kissers of all time. Seriously, he belongs in some sort of hall of fame.