Ratings: 8.56 million viewer
Benjamin McKenzie is now credited as "Ben McKenzie" during the opening credits.
Alan Dale (Caleb) is now a part of the main cast.
We learn that Seth's middle name is Ezekiel.
This episode marks the final appearance of Chris Carmack (Luke Ward).
Sandy: Sometimes the best thing is for a kid to have some space.
Kirsten: The Pacific Ocean? That's not enough space?
Summer: I feel like my flesh is melting. I just hope it melts evenly.
Caleb: I don't get it. His best friend leaves, so he runs off with another boy and his gay dad? Seems kind of strange.
Sandy: And this coming from a guy who is one click away from wearing a wig and a fake mustache.
Jimmy: So what's going on in your life?
Julie: Aside from our daughter being the spawn of Chucky and Keith Moon?
Seth: First, I sailed to Catalina. Then, I sailed to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, I ran out of snacks. Freaked out a little bit, pawned my boat for cash, took a Greyhound to Portland.
Ryan: You took a bus.
Seth: Yeah. But don't say it like that, cause it was a local. Okay, have you ever been in one of those? Okay, not for the faint of heart.
Ryan: I can't believe after all that you took a bus.
Seth: Yeah. I think we're definitely going to have to come up with a better story for school though, that'd be good.
Ryan: I don't know, I like the bus idea. It's cool.
Seth: Okay, what about maybe ... boat sank, saved by whales? It's very Whale Rider.
Ryan: What else you' got?
Seth: I took a boat, boat sank, saved by a mermaid? Boat sank, stranded on a desert island ...
When Summer returns Seth's things, a record in the box keeps changing positions between shots from at her stomach level in one shot to covering her chest in another.
When Ryan wakes up at Theresa's place, he places the ticket Sandy gave him on the alarm clock, it shows that it's 6:27. When he picks it up again, the clock shows 6:26.
When Kirsten is talking to Seth over the phone, the phone changes from being on top of her hair to under her hair between shots.
The posters on the wall changed over the summer but Seth was away all summer so no one could have changed them.
When Julie turns off Marissa's iPod, she hits the menu button which wouldn't turn off, or even pause, the song.