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The Shape of Things to Come 

The new dean of Harbor School wants to expel Ryan and Marissa. Summer fights with Taylor over being Social Chair. Kirsten worries about leaving rehab.



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As the gang returns to school for their senior year, Jack Hess, the new dean of discipline of Harbor High School, wants to expel both Ryan and Marissa for the shooting incident. Summer fights with the annoying and overachieving Taylor Townsend over being Social Chair for planning the school activities. Meanwhile, Kirsten worries about leaving rehab, while Charlotte inspires her to shack up with her, and when Sandy learns that Kristen left rehab without informing him, he becomes worried about Charlotte's influence. Jimmy worries about his business "partner" Don who wants to collect for money he owes in overdue business investments. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




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15 September 2005 (USA)  »

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"The Shape of things to come" is a song by Audioslave and also a movie: The Shape of Things to Come (1979). See more »


Seth first talks about Taylor as if he has just met her and knows nothing about her. He later talks about her like he has known her for a long time. They have known each other since elementary school as shown in season 4. See more »


References The Shape of Things to Come (1979) See more »


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Welcome Taylor!
20 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Social Chair Marissa tries to plan this year's carnival but is having much difficulty due to a little pest named Taylor. Sandy is surprised to find Kirsten has been released from rehab but instead of informing him, she has been living with another woman named Charlotte who she met in rehab. Julie and Sandy meet with the Dean and Dr. Kim to discuss Ryan and Marissa's future at Harbor High. Later Ryan and Marissa partake in a similar meeting. Elsewhere Jimmy meets a man and feels more than open to discuss his money problems with him.

First of all, in this episode we are introduced to the lovely Autumn Reeser! It's really funny where Taylor starts and where she ends. She is like the most annoying blonde ever, but she'll be the cutest girl besides Summer.

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