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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

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Chris Pratt
As Che

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

Co-Guest Stars
Corey Price
As Eric Ward
Elayn Taylor
As Dr. Harris
Mel Fair
As Reporter
Scott Krinsky
As Darryl
Wayne Dalglish
As Brad Ward
Amy Shelton-White
As Event Organizer
Chris Damiano
As Security Guard #1
Phil Kaufmann
As Chauffeur
Price Carson
As Security Guard #2
Scott Stenholm
As Delivery Boy
Tom Billett
As Policeman
Main Cast
Peter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Adam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Autumn Reeser
As Taylor Townsend
Willa 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.

Warning: The O.C. season 4 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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