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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)Michael Cassidy (1)
As Zach Stephens
Recurring
Nicholas GonzalezNicholas Gonzalez
As D.J.
Recurring
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Alex Kelly
Recurring
Shannon LucioShannon Lucio
As Lindsay Gardner
Recurring
Gregory ItzinGregory Itzin
As Stephen Herbert
The KillersThe Killers
As Themselves
Main Cast
Peter GallagherPeter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly RowanKelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Mischa BartonMischa Barton
As Marissa Cooper
Adam BrodyAdam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Tate DonovanTate Donovan
As James "Jimmy" Cooper
Melinda ClarkeMelinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Alan DaleAlan Dale
As Caleb Nichol
Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.3/7



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Album LeafOn Your Way 
Ambulance, Ltd.Primitive (The Way I Treat You) 
GomezSilence 
The KillersEverything Will Be Alright 
The KillersMr. Brightside 
The KillersSmile Like You Mean It 
The MosquitosDomesticada 
PinbackFortress 
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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