Lindsay Gardner is one of the secondary female character on The O.C.. She is portrayed by Shannon Lucio.

The story of the character[edit | edit source]

Lindsay, is the half-sister of Kirsten Cohen and Hailey Nichol and the love-child of Caleb Nichol from an affair with his secretary, Renee Wheeler. She began a romantic relationship with her adopted half-nephew Ryan Atwood before the truth was revealed. She also once went on a date with her soon to be revelated half-nephew Seth Cohen. Lindsay's father was revealed during the episode six of season 2, titled : The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't. Lindsay does not live the normal lifestyle of those in the O.C. She drives a beat up car that can barely run. She is made fun for this by numerous people on her first day at Harbor School. After Caleb's heart attack he decides to formally adopt Lindsay as his daughter. This prompts Julie to become very angry and demand that there be a DNA test run. This causes a strain on the relationship. It is later revealed that Caleb is her biological father. In the end she decides to leave Newport and move to Chicago with her mother, leaving both Ryan and Caleb behind. The reasons that led her not to attend the funeral of her biological father are unknown.

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