The O.C.: Season 4, Episode 5

The Sleeping Beauty (30 Nov. 2006)

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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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Kat Sawyer-Young ...
Head Dean (as Kat Sawyer)
College Scientist


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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Taylor Townsend: [explaining her new crush on Ryan]
  • then, when he helped me with my husband, and he kissed me, it was like Dorothy landing in Oz. Everything popped into Technicolor.

Seth Cohen: Ah.
Taylor Townsend: [offended] You think I don't know what that means?
Seth Cohen: I said "ah."
Taylor Townsend: Meaning "Ah, that Taylor. She is so pathetic. Someone's the least bit nice to her and she becomes totally obsessed with them. First me, and then her French husband when he lent her a subway ticket, now Ryan."
Seth Cohen: Well, isn't it kinda true?
Taylor Townsend: So what? Yes. I have a ...
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Arranged by Siddhartha Khosla
Performed by Goldspot
Written by Modest Mouse
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The Sleeping Beauty (#4.5)
28 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Taylor now has a crush on Ryan because he has been nice to her. She is providing him a therapy for his insomnia. He first thinks that they should just be friends but after she kisses him he might have felt something. Summer gets caught saving bunnies and may now get kicked out of Brown as Che blamed her for his deeds too.

This was a pretty fun episode. Good, we needed more laughter now after Marissa's death. Taylor and Ryan seems kind of a weird idea but yet it is pretty hilarious how it is going so far.

I still like Che. He is a pretty fun character. And I love how him and Summer were saving bunnies. They were so cute!.

Julie is awesome! Well, she is hot, it is not her fault she can get more men than Kaitlin.

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