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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[Seth and Ryan get home and Seth is drunk]
Seth: Oh, I know who lives here.
Ryan: Yeah.
Seth: It's the Cohen residence in the hizzy.
Ryan: [stops car in the drive-way] Okay, we gotta be really stealth here.
Seth: Hey,I was on camp capture the flag, Camp Takahoa, I invented the stealth.
Ryan: [smiles] Right, you did.
Seth: I sure did.
Ryan: But you're yelling, you need to be quiet.
Seth: I haven't been this wased
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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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