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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Adam Brody (Seth Cohen) doesn't like boats, so when he sails away he is not in the boat at all. It is a 40-year old stunt double in a wig that is actually sailing the boat. See more »


Marissa: [while dancing] I just want you to know... that I understand why you have to do this.
Ryan: Thanks.
Marissa: [starting to cry] But.. I wish you didn't have to.
Ryan: [hugging Marissa] Me too.
Marissa: I love you.
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Here Comes The Bride
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Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by APM
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The Ties That Bind (#1.27)
7 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

And finally it is time for the wedding of Caleb and Julie. Theresa thinks what to do about pregnancy and it makes the most sense to abort. But then she realizes that she can't not have the baby. After she leaves Ryan thinks about it and believes that he should go with her and help her out with the baby.

A disappointing finale after a pretty good season. This whole sappy pregnancy story is a waste. And I hate those, not that it upsets me when people keep children, but it is annoying how they always keep them on TV shows. It is like they are trying to manipulate teenagers into ruining their lives by keeping babies.

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