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The Father Knows Best 

As Sandy continues working on Rebecca's case, Kirsten questions how strong their feelings are for one another. Meanwhile, Seth continues his downward spiral in the aftermath of Zach and ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Lange

Writers:

Josh Schwartz (created by), John Stephens

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton ... Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Alan Dale ... Caleb Nichol
Kim Delaney ... Rebecca Bloom
Michael Cassidy ... Zach Stevens
Shannon Lucio ... Lindsay Gardner
Christopher Lawford ... Ross
Kathleen York ... Renee Wheeler
Olivia Wilde ... Alex Kelly
Danielle Bisutti ... Joan
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Storyline

As Sandy continues working on Rebecca's case, Kirsten questions how strong their feelings are for one another. Meanwhile, Seth continues his downward spiral in the aftermath of Zach and Summer's Valentine's night together, while Marissa tries to confront her fear about her relationship with Alex. Also, Caleb offers Lindsay a place in his family, but not without a paternity test. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scene in Caleb's office where he asks Sandy how to get a DNA kit, the boom mic is visible as Caleb sits down in his chair. See more »

Goofs

Sandy meets a friend of his from the F.B.I. The F.B.I. agent is sipping coffee through the whole scene. In the following scene after his last sip he is no longer sipping the coffee and the cup is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Marissa Cooper: I just figured, if I can't even tell my best friend, maybe I'm not ready for this.
Alex Kelly: So you're here to break up with me.
Marissa Cooper: Then I told her.
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Connections

References Father Knows Best (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

California
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Joseph Meyer, Alex Greenwald, Darren Robinson, Jacques Brautbar, Jason Schwartzman, Sam Farrar, and Al Jolson
Performed by Phantom Planet
(Main Title Theme)
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