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The Sleeping Beauty 

Ryan can't sleep, and a smitten Taylor tries to seduce him by becoming his sleep therapist. Meanwhile, Seth vows not to call Summer, and Kaitlin struggles when Julie has a fling with her tennis instructor.



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After Ryan's kind help to get out of her ill-considered French marriage, Taylor makes him her third consecutive 'possible' true love, smitten enough to call the moody mourner 'funny', and enforces 'ex' Seth's help to submit him to her 'sleep therapy', which only gives him a sleepless night with his eerily sharp free 'analyst'. Kaitlin's hunky 25 year-old tennis instructor, Spencer Bullit, is masterly stolen by mother Julie, whose sexy German twenty-something 'personal trainer' she has chased. Summer gets caught breaking into a university lab and confesses an illegal 'liberation' of lab rabbits which made no sense, and regrets covering for Ché when he betrays her to the school board to save his own skin. But Summer does keep one rabbit, a mobility obese white rabbit she named 'Pankakes'. At a fund-raiser for Sandy and Kiki's project, Julie charms Texan magnate Gordon Bullit into joining, then finds out that her jock lover, Spencer, is there as Kaitlin's date... and is Gordon's son. ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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30 November 2006 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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In this episode, Bullet calls Kaitlin "The Pot Stirrer," this is the name of a previous episode (3.13) when she gives Seth marijuana. See more »


Taylor Townsend: You might want to sit down because I have HUGE news and a favor to ask you.
Seth Cohen: You like Ryan, and you want my help convincing him to date you.
Taylor Townsend: Wow.
Seth Cohen: You said he was funny. That was kind of a giveaway.
Taylor Townsend: I know. It's crazy. I mean, I've always thought, cute guy, might be good for a night of rough and tumble fun, but it's not like we have anything in common -
Seth Cohen:
  • So ignore it, it's probably just gas.

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Float On
Arranged by Siddhartha Khosla
Performed by Goldspot
Written by Modest Mouse
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4 December 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Ryan is trying to get over the problems from the past and is now fighting with sleep disorder. Help comes from Taylor who has a crush on Ryan since their last kiss. All treatments don't seem to work until the second "Taylor and Ryan kiss". Seth is not convinced that Ryan needs a new relationship. After a talk with Sandy he realize he should be more supportive and try to let Taylor help Ryan.Summer gets into trouble at Brown at her last "rescue the world project" and is proposed for expulsion. After the silence week suggested by Seth she calls him. They are still in love. Julie and Kirsten find an investor for their matchmaking company with the help of Sandy.

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