The O.C.

Season 2 Episode 17

The Brothers Grim

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 24, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When Ryan's brother, Trey, gets out of jail and gives Ryan a call, the Cohens give him a warm welcome. Though, Ryan knows nothing good can come from it. Zach returns from his Italy trip and gives some news leaving Summer curious and Seth ... not really sure what to think. Meanwhile, after Julie admits her naked mistake to Kirsten, they both agree to get Caleb in on it for more help. Newport Living is officially launched.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show the oc ryans brother trey gets out of jail and he goes to see him at the house and is invited and in and ryan knows nothing good can come from it and julie goes and tells kirsten about her porn tape that she made years ago when she was in bad finale trouble and how she is being blackmailed about it and then kirsten says she should go to calob about the tape for help since he has the power to get rid of this guy or pay it . and the new port living is launched this was a good epmoreless
  • Drama just always seems like a recurring event in Newport.

    Not my most favourite episode, but it was still pretty good. For some reason I didn't find myself laughing as much as I normally do for an episode of The O.C. Felt like all the comedians that are normally on the storyboard staff took a break for an episode. Other than the lack of comedy, the stories themselves weren't as great as they should be. Zach and Summer's post breakup was a bit touching and it was probably the most entertaining one, and it wasn't as great as it should have been. The entire situation with Tray is pretty average. The best part though was Julie Cooper's sextape actually getting out into the public.moreless
  • The O.C. Orange County, It's where all the beautiful people live.

    When Ryan's brother, Trey, gets out of jail and gives Ryan a call, the Cohens give him a warm welcome. Though, Ryan knows nothing good can come from it. Zach returns from his trip to Italy and gives some news that he has a new girlfriend which makes Summer curious and Seth is not really sure what to think. Meanwhile, after Julie admits her naked mistake to Kirsten, they both agree to get Caleb in on it for more help, unaware that Caleb as always, has a hidden agenda. Also, the Newport Living magazine is officially launched, but Julie's blackmailer, Lance, makes an appearance after Caleb had stiffed him for his blackmail money.

    - Alexmoreless
  • Another outstanding O.C. achievment!

    Another outstanding O.C. achievement! The return of Trey was great & well-written & acted, but I kind of felt I was watching a movie & not an O.C. episode. The return of Zach was fantastic as well, really entertaining & yet, believable! But I have to admit my 2 favourite things in The Brothers Grim were the adult storyline which involved Julie' 'The Porn Identity' & how to resolve it, the party was great & the unleashing of the pornography was very top quality, the expression on the character's faces were all flawless & the other thing was the cheesy, yet perfect ending in which Kirsten & Sandy hide a hilarious secret from Marissa & all sit on the sofa together, Season 2 has proven to me that it can go from boring nonsense to phenomanal TV, well done producers!moreless
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Jordan Baker

Jordan Baker

Elaine Stevens

Guest Star

Christopher Backus

Christopher Backus


Guest Star

Shaun Cozzens

Shaun Cozzens

Porn Star

Guest Star

Billy Campbell

Billy Campbell

Carter Buckley

Recurring Role

Johnny Messner

Johnny Messner

Lance Baldwin

Recurring Role

Michael Cassidy (VI)

Michael Cassidy (VI)

Zach Stevens

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Episode Punch Count: 4

    • In this episode, it is revealed that Zach's last name is Stephens.

    • Goof: When Trey called from prison to ask Ryan to pick him up, they neglected to do the accepting the collect charges thing. All prison calls are collect. Plus, I think it was a little late in the day for phone privileges.

    • Goof: Around 36:20, Summers hands are on Seths neck and then in the next shot are on his shoulders and then in the next shot, they move back to his neck again.

    • Goof: While the whole gang is having dinner in the last scene of the episode, Sandy is holding a tray of food out and puts it down and right in the next scene it is back in his hands holding it out again.

    • Goof: At the beginning of the episode when Seth and Ryan are talking you see in Seth's shots that he has his hands in the air, but in Ryan's shots Seth has his hand in his pocket.

    • Goof: In the bar in Chino, after the fight, Ryan runs out wearing his jacket, but before running out, he didn't have it on. There is no way that he stopped to put it on when running from the guys they were fighting with.

    • Goof: Marissa said to Ryan that the last time she was in Chino, she saved his ass. She was referring to Thanksgiving, but that's not the last time she was in Chino. The last time she was in Chino was in "The Nana" when she ran there after finding out about Luke and her mother.

    • Goof: In the scene where Ryan and Trey were walking to the poolhouse once he arrived at the house, one shot of Ryan you can see his hair is long, then the next shot, his hair is shorter. Same thing happens with the hair when they get into the poolhouse and talk.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Julie: You can go on with your life, Cal. But I am never leaving this room. My Howard Hughes phase starts now.

    • Ryan: Remember what happened last time you came to Chino?
      Marissa: Yeah. I saved your ass.

    • Caleb: Is there anything else?
      Julie: Well I made an adult film in the 80s with an ex-boyfriend who's now threatening to release it on the internet unless I pay him half a million dollars. And I would really like to redo the kitchen.

    • Seth: You're still an Atwood. Only a slightly more edgy, darker version. I think. But some people think Ryan's gotten more softer.
      Trey: Ryan said you talk a lot.

    • Summer (seeing Zach pull up on a Vespa): Oh my God, I'm having a panic spiral.

    • Kirsten: I know Trey is the only family that Ryan has and I do think that we should help him—
      Sandy: But you're scared I'll want to adopt him.

    • Seth: Unlike Zack who's anxiety free, with his big smile, and natural athleticism. That guy makes me feel very Jewish.

    • Julie: Kirsten and Carter sitting on a tree... I'm just kidding... Unless I'm not... K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

    • Marissa: (picks up a hat of a shelf) Wow, look at this. Yeah, this has you written all over it. (puts the hat on Ryan's head) Aww, it looks so adorable on you, 'cause you're so cute.
      Ryan: Really, I thought ugly hats were more your thing. (takes the hat off and puts it on Marissa) It looks really good on you, honestly.

    • Julie: I made a mistake Kiki, a naked mistake.
      Kirsten: Excuse me?
      Julie: A hundred years ago a boyfriend convinced me to let him film me "in the act". I was young, living on ramen. I needed the money. I totally freaked; told him he couldn't show it to anyone let alone release it which he didn't until now unless I give him half a million dollars.

    • Summer: Coop you sound extremely girlfriendy right now.
      Marissa: Hey I'm just trying to be his friend, which is the part we skipped over last time.

    • Ryan: I appreciate you driving me down to Chino, but I can take care of this myself. This shouldn't have to be your problem.
      Sandy: Hey. If it's a Ryan problem, it's a Cohen problem.

    • Seth: (to Zach) Hey, man. You came back. People never leave and come back.

    • Ryan: He's (Trey) getting out of jail tomorrow. Wants me to pick him up in Chino.
      Seth: Well, there's that family trip you wanted.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Arthur Yoria won the "Enter The Mix" contest. The contest had hundreds of submissions from bands trying to get their song on The O.C. Author Yoria's winning song is featured in this episode.

    • Music:
      "New Innocent Tyro Allegory" by Havergal
      "I Only Want You" by Eagles Of Death Metal
      "Beat Up Blue (Lucid Version)" by Justin Catalino
      "Like You Like An Arsonist" by Paris Texas
      "Too Much Love" by LCD Soundstystem
      "Saturday Night" by Kaiser Chiefs
      "Reason Is Treason" by Kasabian
      "Artists Are Boring" by Kingdom Flying Club
      "Call Me" by Arthur Yoria

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Logan Marshall-Green in the role of Trey Atwood. The role was previously played by Bradley Stryker. Trey was last seen in episode 1x11: "The Homecoming".


    • Seth: (to Zach) Hey man, you came back. People never leave and come back.

      Seth is referring to other supporting characters that left and never returned. Those were the cases of Oliver, Luke, Lindsay, Alex and Anna.

    • Title: The Brothers Grim

      Obviously a spoof on the fairy tale duo The Brothers Grimm

    • Julie: My Howard Hughes phase starts now
      Howard Hughes was an amazingly brilliant airplane builder who eventually went crazy and locked himself in a tiny room, admitting no company.

    • Seth: I think prison might be just the thing to scare me straight.
      Scared Straight! was a TV documentary that aired in 1978 about a program to scare juvenile delinquents by prison lifers, with the intent to keep them out of prison.