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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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 »


[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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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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