death photo via DListed
Ding dong! The pain in the ass is dead! First off, let me make it clear, I have nothing against Mischa Barton who played Marissa, this is speaking strictly about the character she played on The O.C. It came as no surprise to fans of the show that Marissa was killed off on the season finale last night. There were rumors all over the place that Mischa Barton wanted to leave the show, not to mention, she confirmed her character's demise in a last minute television interview. I had read Marissa was going to die of a drug overdose, but I'm much happier with the way the show chose to have her kick the bucket. Even though this season I have been soooo sick and tired of Marissa with her stupid decisions, her boozing it up and snorting coke, the scene with Ryan carrying her out of the burning car had my eyes glued to the television set and yes, even a little misty. I love that Ryan. Anyway, this is the first season of the O.C. that I have been really bored with (yes, Marissa being a dumbass had a lot to do with it), so I hope Marissa's death will bring some improvement to what's left of the show next season. More Ryan, More Seth and Summer and please, ease Marissa's sister Kaitlin (who strangely has the same annoying way of speaking as Mischa Barton) in very, very, slowly.
Update: For those of you who still can't deal with Marissa dying, Mischa Barton is happy, so get over it. Read here.