The Rivals with Doug Ellin
Play • 1 hr 18 min

Rachel and Melinda are joined by Entourage series creator and OC fan, Doug Ellin, to discuss “The Rival” (S1 Ep17).

They discuss the crossovers of The OC cast members on Entourage, the similarities between the two shows, and dive into the complexities of viewing these shows through a 2021 lens. Find out what Doug thinks of Ryan’s criminal skills and Marissa’s naivete, and how Summer is similar in ways to Ari from Entourage.

The Rivals Synopsis: Ryan continues to become suspicious of Oliver when he suddenly transfers to Harbor High. Ryan's attempts to expose Oliver as the person that he is gets met with negative approval from everyone, especially Seth. Summer shows off her new boyfriend, Danny, whose over-the-top antics have everyone constantly laughing, except for Seth. Meanwhile, Sandy is all-in on taking over the Lighthouse restaurant but Jimmy still needs some convincing. 

Leave the OC, Bitches a message:

Please support our sponsors:

Head to for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code THEOC to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at

Give yourself the comfort refresh you deserve and get it for less at Brooklinen. Go to and use promo code OC to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100.

Grubhub’s doing a little extra to serve Panera. Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more when you order through their app or at

Now is the time to prioritize your health. Go to and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. 

Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at

Follow @rachelbilson and @themelindaclarke on Instagram!

See for privacy information.

More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu