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The O.C.: The New Era

Ryan and Seth go on an awkward double date at a Killers' concert, and end up leaving with someone other than who they came with. Meanwhile, Julie finds her new position at the Newport Group harder than she expected and turns to Kirsten for relief.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: OC-204
Airdate: Thursday December 02nd, 2004

Director: Michael Fresco
Writer: J.J. Philbin

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Mar 04, 2005
DE (Pro7) Jul 27, 2005

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Michael Cassidy (1)
As Zach Stephens
Nicholas Gonzalez
As D.J.
Olivia Wilde
As Alex Kelly
Shannon Lucio
As Lindsay Gardner
Gregory Itzin
As Stephen Herbert
The Killers
As Themselves
Main Cast
Peter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton
As Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Tate Donovan
As James "Jimmy" Cooper
Melinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Alan Dale
As Caleb Nichol
Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.3/7

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Album LeafOn Your Way 
Ambulance, Ltd.Primitive (The Way I Treat You) 
The KillersEverything Will Be Alright 
The KillersMr. Brightside 
The KillersSmile Like You Mean It 
The MosquitosDomesticada 
U2Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own 

Episode Quotes
Seth: She's musical, she's witty... hopefully she's free for lunch.

Summer: Cohen ... Ryan.
Seth: I have a date.
Summer: Wow! Have fun with Captain Oats.

Sandy: Today he sent me to go meet with his former assistant, Phyliss.
Kirsten: Phyliss died last year.
Sandy: Exactly. Literally, dead ends.

Seth: I've redefined rock-bottom like several times tonight.

Seth: He enjoys sunset walks, punching people and not smiling.

Julie: Truth is, being CEO is a bitch.
Jimmy: Hmm. You'd think you'd be a natural.

Episode Goofs
When Ryan walks upstairs, he has a bagel. When he comes back down seconds later, the bagel is gone and he couldn't have eaten it that fast.

Cultural References
Seth: You're the 50 Cent to her ... Mrs. Cent.

50 Cent is the stage name of rapper Curtis Jackson.

Warning: The O.C. season 2 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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