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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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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The Family Ties (#2.7)
10 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Now that Lindsay is kind of part of the Cohen family it is a bit weird for Ryan to date her since he is kind of a part of it too. Seth tries to be a bad boy to impress Alex and by doing it gets drunk and tells Zack's confession and steals his grandpa's car. Jimmy decides to move out of the city after Marissa catches him having an affair with Julie.

A pretty good episode. Lots of humor thanks to Seth. Him being drunk was indeed funny and him stealing the car of Caleb was especially great especially as cops caught him so fast.

I am pretty sad to see Jimmy go, I noticed that he is not the most popular character but I always liked him. And I do think he was a good dad to Marissa.

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