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The Shape of Things to Come 

The new dean of Harbor School wants to expel Ryan and Marissa. Summer fights with Taylor over being Social Chair. Kirsten worries about leaving rehab.


Tony Wharmby


Josh Schwartz (created by), J.J. Philbin

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Episode credited cast:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton ... Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Tate Donovan ... Jimmy Cooper
Jeri Ryan ... Charlotte Morgan
Eric Mabius ... Dean Jack Hess
Autumn Reeser ... Taylor Townsend
Rosalind Chao ... Dr. Kim
Blake Robbins ... Don
Tiffany Thornton ... Ashley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Mobley Mike Mobley ... Student


As the gang returns to school for their senior year, Jack Hess, the new dean of discipline of Harbor High School, wants to expel both Ryan and Marissa for the shooting incident. Summer fights with the annoying and overachieving Taylor Townsend over being Social Chair for planning the school activities. Meanwhile, Kirsten worries about leaving rehab, while Charlotte inspires her to shack up with her, and when Sandy learns that Kristen left rehab without informing him, he becomes worried about Charlotte's influence. Jimmy worries about his business "partner" Don who wants to collect for money he owes in overdue business investments. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

15 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Did You Know?


"The Shape of things to come" is a song by Audioslave and also a movie: The Shape of Things to Come (1979). See more »


Seth first talks about Taylor as if he has just met her and knows nothing about her. He later talks about her like he has known her for a long time. They have known each other since elementary school as shown in season 4. See more »


References The Shape of Things to Come (1979) See more »


Soul Meets Body
Written by Benjamin Gibbard
Performed by Death Cab for Cutie
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