The O.C. (2003–2007)
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The Metamorphosis 

Summer soul-searches during a visit from Seth. Taylor pleads for Ryan's help with her marriage. Sandy longs for a guys' night. Julie vows to turn over a new leaf in moving on from Marissa's Death.


Norman Buckley


Josh Schwartz (created by), Mark Fish (show staff writer) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Autumn Reeser ... Taylor Townsend
Willa Holland ... Kaitlin Cooper
Chris Pratt ... Ché
José Zúñiga ... Jason Spitz
William Abadie ... Jean Claude
Kimberly Oja Kimberly Oja ... Taryn Baker (as Kim Oja)
Wayne Dalglish ... Brad Ward
Corey Price Corey Price ... Eric Ward
Zach Schenkkan Zach Schenkkan ... Kid


As Summer tries to return to the celebrity-loving-gossip girl she once was, she realizes that making the trip to Brown may have changed her forever. Fortunately, Seth continues to be supportive of the new Summer through all her endeavors. Similarly, Ryan empathizes with Taylor and surprisingly helps her out of her bind when her French husband's lawyer arrives wanting Taylor to sign annulments papers. Meanwhile, Julie and Kaitlin both make attempts to stay out of trouble, but both bad girls cannot resist the temptation to add a little spice to their lives with their flirtations. Written by Alex Hepworth

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

16 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Redondo Beach, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Kaitlin asks about Neil she meintions a "small bossy lady". Neil had mentioned he was going to work at Seattle Grace. The "short bossy lady" being Marinda Bailey. See more »


Kirsten Cohen: So you're really giving up on men?
Julie Cooper: Men are to me what Chardonnay is to you. One sip and I'm upside down on a chandelier. Not that you've ever done that.
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References Grey's Anatomy (2005) See more »


Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Joseph Meyer, Alex Greenwald, Darren Robinson, Jacques Brautbar, Jason Schwartzman, Sam Farrar, and Al Jolson
Performed by Phantom Planet
(Main Title Theme)
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