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The Ties That Bind 

Julie and Caleb marry, and Marissa moves into their new mansion. Meanwhile Theresa asks Ryan to move to Chino with her to look after the yet to be born baby. Upon finding out about Ryan ... See full summary »

Director:

Patrick R. Norris (as Patrick Norris)

Writers:

Josh Schwartz (created by), Josh Schwartz
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Mischa Barton ... Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Chris Carmack ... Luke Ward (credit only)
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Tate Donovan ... Jimmy Cooper
Amanda Righetti ... Hailey Nichol
Navi Rawat ... Theresa Diaz
Holly Fields ... Cindy
Alan Dale ... Caleb Nichol
Shailene Woodley ... Kaitlin Cooper
Hamilton Mitchell ... Reverend Donahue
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Storyline

Julie and Caleb marry, and Marissa moves into their new mansion. Meanwhile Theresa asks Ryan to move to Chino with her to look after the yet to be born baby. Upon finding out about Ryan leaving, Seth decides to leave via his yacht abandoning Summer and his parents. Written by Charlie

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Jem performs live at the wedding. It's the only recorded performance she did for "Maybe I'm Amazed," which is a cover of Paul McCartney's hit. See more »

Quotes

Marissa: I understand why you have to do this.
Ryan: Thanks.
Marissa: But I wish you didn't have to.
Ryan: Me too.
Marissa: I love you.
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Soundtracks

Hallelujah
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed Jeff Buckley
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