The O.C.: Season 1, Episode 27

The Ties That Bind (5 May 2004)

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Julie and Caleb marry, and Marissa moves into their new mansion. Meanwhile Theresa asks Ryan to move to Chino with her to look after the yet to be born baby. Upon finding out about Ryan ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Luke Ward (credit only)
Reverend Donahue


Julie and Caleb marry, and Marissa moves into their new mansion. Meanwhile Theresa asks Ryan to move to Chino with her to look after the yet to be born baby. Upon finding out about Ryan leaving, Seth decides to leave via his yacht abandoning Summer and his parents. Written by Charlie

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When Ryan leaves Newport, he is wearing the same outfit he arrived in one year before. He also watches Marissa at the end of her driveway as he did the first time he left Newport. It's kind of like a flashback. See more »


Marissa: I understand why you have to do this.
Ryan: Thanks.
Marissa: But I wish you didn't have to.
Ryan: Me too.
Marissa: I love you.
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14 March 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Julie and Caleb walk down the aisle, as Ryan and Theresa face a difficult decision regarding their pregnancy. Marissa moves into Caleb and Julie's new castle on the cliff, and Seth struggles to find himself when things around him seem to fall apart. Life in The O.C. comes full circle from one year before.

This is not one of my favorite episodes. It feels like they just wanted to make a bad impression for the season finale, so people will want to see the next season.

How could Theresa do that? Is she retarded or something? Maybe she is Jamie Lynn Spears' model. Beiing a mother when one still a teenager. That's so not romantic... If you want company, make friends, not a baby!

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