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The O.C.: The Groundhog Day

As Kirsten's 40th birthday is nearing, Ryan and the Cohen men prepare a party for her while Kirsten receives news that will forever change her life. Meanwhile, Julie has a secret love affair that Kaitlin tries to stop; and Taylor visits a therapist who gives her advice while Ryan pretends not to miss her. Elsewhere, when the plan to save Newport Chuck falls through, Che finally learns that Seth is not his soulmate.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x12
Production Number: 3T5262
Airdate: Thursday January 25th, 2007

Director: Ian Toynton
Writer: Mark Fish

Special Guest Stars
Chris PrattChris Pratt
As Che

Guest Stars
Gary GrubbsGary Grubbs
As Gordon Bullit
Kevin SorboKevin Sorbo
As Frank Atwood
Alison La PlacaAlison La Placa
As Dr. James
Sandra McCoySandra McCoy
As Hippie Chick (as Sandy McCoy)

Co-Guest Stars
Corey PriceCorey Price
As Eric Ward
Elayn TaylorElayn Taylor
As Dr. Harris
Mel FairMel Fair
As Reporter
Scott KrinskyScott Krinsky
As Darryl
Wayne DalglishWayne Dalglish
As Brad Ward
Amy Shelton-WhiteAmy Shelton-White
As Event Organizer
Chris DamianoChris Damiano
As Security Guard #1
Phil KaufmannPhil Kaufmann
As Chauffeur
Price CarsonPrice Carson
As Security Guard #2
Scott StenholmScott Stenholm
As Delivery Boy
Tom BillettTom Billett
As Policeman
Main Cast
Peter GallagherPeter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly RowanKelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Adam BrodyAdam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Melinda ClarkeMelinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Autumn ReeserAutumn Reeser
As Taylor Townsend
Willa HollandWilla Holland
As Kaitlin Cooper
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.5/4

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Chemical BrothersLeave Home 
Hot ChipAnd I Was A Boy From School 
Of MontrealGronlandic Edit 
PajoHigh Lonesome Moan 
Silversun PickupsLazy Eye 
The StillsThe House We Live In 

Episode Quotes
Seth: I was gonna run and pick up Summer, so...
Ryan: Oh, could you give me a ride, because I gotta --
(Seth cuts Ryan off)
Seth: Go tell Taylor that you love her and can't live without her?
Ryan: Yeah, something like that.

Sandy: Is everything okay?
Kirsten: I went to the doctor.
Sandy: Are you sick?
Kirsten: Yes, but only in the mornings.
Sandy: What?
Kirsten: I'm pregnant.
Sandy: Wait, one more time.
Kirsten: Sandy, we're having a baby.
Sandy: We're having a baby?!
Kirsten: Everything's going to change.
Sandy: You're not kidding. I love you.
Kirsten: Well, that's good because there's going to be a lot more of me to love.

Event Organizer: What paper did you say you're with?
Summer: Uh, Groundhog's Day Weekly, which comes out once a year, usually around ...
Event Organizer: Groundhog Day?
Summer: Yes, thank you so much.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a 1993 movie starring Bill Murray whose character relives the same day over and over.

Kirsten: Watching a movie about a guy eating a live octopus?

The movie that Kirsten is referencing is the Chan-wook Park film, Oldboy.

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