Instead of the usual "Previously on The O.C." recap, Mischa Barton says "If you haven't watched 'The O.C.' in a while, here's what you've missed" and a special montage of important scenes starting from "The Swells" are shown.
The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
Youth Group's "Forever Young" song plays once more (last heard in "The Last Waltz") as Ryan and Marissa break up over the phone. Marissa decided that "Forever Young" would be 'their' song in the aforementioned episode.