Funny how many people hit my site looking for spoilers about how Marissa and Alex are going to end up. Which goes to show that Josh Schwarz is not losing any audience with their lesbian affair.
What strikes me though is how sweetly the story is handled. It's just your basic shy little high school affair. What makes it fresh is they're girls and it's on TV. If you had a love affair that simple among a guy and a girl, no one would watch because there wouldn't be enough going on. But you should
watch because it's deftly done -- much more deftly than the far more convoluted Caleb/Julie Cooper etc story.
I don't know if they're losing any audience, but so far the buzz around the lesbian plotline also hasn't led to any surge in ratings. I don't imagine The OC will suddenly get a huge influx of new viewers because of the plotline, though, as most will see the plot for what it is: a tiny speedbump on Marissa's road back to heterosexual romance.
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