As Holly Willoughby announced that this year’s winner was Andrea Begley, you could almost hear the BBC executives that have continued to back the show throughout another series of dwindling ratings and humiliation from Britain's Got Talent, cry out in despair.
Casting director Patrick Rush found the role of Ryan Atwood particularly hard to cast and only invited Benjamin Mc Kenzie to an audition after Fox had made them aware of the young actor after his unsuccessful audition for a UPN sitcom.
Marissa's relationships with her parents, boyfriends, and classmates are often tumultuous.
She is Summer's best friend and Ryan's on and off love interest.
By the end of the episode, Ryan's biological mother, Dawn Atwood, asks Kirsten to adopt Ryan, figuring he is better off in Newport than returning to Chino.
She has had trouble with alcohol, which was triggered by the failing deteriorating relationship between her and her father, and had an abortion early in her life, which belonged to Jimmy.