The O.C.: Season 2, Episode 7

The Family Ties (6 Jan. 2005)

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Time to move on: Jimmy decides to relocate to Maui. Time to make a move: Ryan and Lindsay wonder about a first kiss. Time to bust a move: Seth turns bad boy in an attempt to impress Alex.


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After Caleb's confession, Kirsten, Sandy and Seth try to welcome Lindsay as part of the family. But she's conflicted about this turn of events on where she stands. Meanwhile, Jimmy is faced with a choice of moving to Maui, Hawaii to run a fishing charter business when Marissa and D.J. finds out about his relationship with his ex-wife, Julie. Seth attempts to be a "bad boy" like Ryan to impress Alex. But he's not very good at it and gets arrested after a half-baked attempt at shoplifting. Also, Zach confides in Seth about a so-called "fling" he had with an old friend during his Christmas vacation. But Seth lets it slip out to Summer about what Zach did on his Christmas break, leading to both coming to blows at Seth. Also, Ryan and Lindsay want to know if it is too awkward for them to be together after Caleb's confession to be Lindey's father. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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The morning Seth is hungover, Ryan reminds him of his vomiting the night before. Seth replies "All the vomit? How much vomit? Like, the little girl in Sixth Sense or the fat guy in Monty Python?" Mischa Barton, The O.C. co-star, played the little girl in The Sixth Sense (1999). See more »


Marissa Cooper: Well, if it isn't the wicked witch of the west coast.
Julie Cooper-Nichol: Are you drunk?
[to D.J]
Julie Cooper-Nichol: Let me guess: tequila?
D.J.: She was like this when I picked her up.
Marissa Cooper: You don't have to defend youself to her.
Julie Cooper-Nichol: No, but you do young lady!
Marissa Cooper: Come on, let's go D.J. before she tries to sleep with you next.
Julie Cooper-Nichol: What did you say?
Marissa Cooper: You heard me you whore! You know let's do it. Let's tell everyone right here!
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References Family Ties (1982) See more »


Performed by Elliott Smith
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Seth's going' bad!
15 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

After Caleb's confession, The Cohens try to welcome Lindsay as part of the family. Jimmy is faced with a choice when Marissa finds out about his relationship with his ex-wife, Julie. Seth attempts to be a "bad boy" like Ryan to impress Alex. Summer finds out what Zach did on his Christmas break while Ryan and Lindsay want to know if it is too awkward for them to be together.

I almost forgot to say how much I love Marissa's red car.

Seth got drunk and Zach trusts him with a secret that could cause a fight between him and Summer. And it does, their first fight that's not about Seth Cohen (kill Zach now, he's just the element between the cutest couple on the show).

I can't believe that the actor that played Zach is the same actor that played Grant Gabriel on "Smallville", except his voice... nothing is like his O.C. appearance.

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