The O.C.

Season 4 Episode 13

The Case of the Franks

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 01, 2007 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • This episode explains in the Season One finale "The Ties that Bind" when Kirsten tells Sandy she knows what the pregnant Teresa is going through (trying to decide whether to keep the baby or have an abortion). She didn't reveal anymore than that, and this episode reveals that what she meant was that she had gotten pregnant before and had an abortion.

    • In Seth's flashback to his sixth grade class, young Seth tells young Luke that it's 11 months and 6 days until The Matrix premieres. The Matrix was released on March 31, 1999, so the date of that day in Seth's flashback is April 25, 1998.

    • Goof: Looking through old photographs of herself and Jimmy Cooper in high school, Kirsten told Summer that she got her perm because she had just seen Top Gun (which was released in 1986).

      However, when Kirsten later met Sandy for the first time, he was campaigning for Mondale and Ferraro, which took place in 1984 - 2 years before Top Gun was released.

    • Goof: The scene where Taylor meets Frank in the hotel room, we see a lot of different dispositions of the pillows in the bed throughout the conversation, each time Frank shows up, the pillows are disposed differently.

  • Quotes

    • Ryan: Ah, that's war, b****!
      Kaitlin (pretends to sob): God Ryan! How can you be so mean? I'm only 15!
      Ryan: Oh...Oh... I'm sorry. I didn't know what I was thinking.
      Kaitlin (stops pretending to sob): Me either. You're going down.

    • Frank: Tell me that's her.
      (Limo doors open and Julie stepped out)
      Ryan: It's her.
      Frank: I'm, I'm... suddenly nervous.
      Ryan: It's going to be great.

    • Adult Summer: I remember that day...
      (flashback to 1998)
      Young Summer: Ok, Holly, watch this - (dancing and singing) Yo I'll tell ya what I want, what I really really want.
      Young Holly: Oh my God, Summer! You really are Scary Spice. Eww, Taylor Townsend alert! Or more like Taylor Dorksend.
      Young Taylor: Hey Summer, are you finished with your poem?
      Young Summer: What poem?
      Young Taylor: The original poem we're reading out loud. We're going in alphabetical order and we're on 'R.' I already finished mine, even though I'm a 'T.' I may spend my night doing a polish.
      Teacher: Ok, we're going to start today with more readings of your original poems. Who are we up to? Summer Roberts? Summer?
      Young Summer: Give me your poem.
      Young Taylor: Summer! Have you no ethics what so ever?
      Young Summer: Okay, You can come to my birthday party!
      Young Taylor: Really?? OK!!

    • Seth: But this mermaid poem, it's our roots, it's our mythology.
      Summer: What if our mythology is a sham? Something that we invented? What if we are each others 'Jimmy Cooper'?
      Seth: What?
      Summer: You know, the one before the one... the one that you think is right before you meet your 'Sandy Cohen.'
      Seth: Wait, are we saying that because Taylor wrote the poem she's my Sandy Cohen? Because as delicious of a twist as that would be it's not going to happen.
      Summer: No, what I'm saying is what if we're not destined to be together? (Pause, Seth Takes a Deep Breath) That is your cue, Seth, to say that I am wrong. I'm wrong, right? Cue. Say it. I'm wrong, right?
      Seth: I don't know anymore.

    • Julie: I'm making smoothies, you want one?
      Taylor: Yeah, sure...So I haven't really talked to you since you got engaged, congrats all over the place!
      Julie: Well thank you but I'm not exactly engaged I'm just mulling over Bullit's proposal for awhile.
      Taylor: What's there to mull? I mean, you're totally in love with him, right? You probably can't stop daydreaming about your future together and just think, for the rest of your life, you get to be in a bed with Bullit!
      Julie: Suddenly not in the mood.
      Taylor: Night after night, you and Bullit making love into the wee hours, you exploring his body as it gets older and older, the skin slackening and you still having to perform your wifely duties.
      Julie: Taylor, stop!
      Taylor: Admit it Julie, you've got it bad for bad for Frank Atwood.
      Julie: What?
      Taylor: You, Julie Cooper, have a case of the Franks.

    • Julie: Ryan, I just wanted you to know, I've been with my fair share of bad guys and, for the record, your dad isn't one of them.

    • Bullit: I did take the liberty of booking us, that's you and me, a suite at the Four Seasons. I mean here we are, practically man and wife, and we still haven't sealed the deal.
      Julie: I guess I'm just old fashioned that way.
      Bullit: Well, if I do say so myself, you're in for quite a treat.
      Julie: (Laughing) Can we just not talk about it?
      Bullit: Well, I can sum it up in one word...
      Julie: Don't.
      Bullit: Bang.

    • Kaitlin: (to Taylor) It's war, bitch!

    • Seth: Now I know that psychic has a lot of credibility. She works at a kiosk, and she doesn't appear to charge for her services, but I think I am a better judge of whether you and I are destined to be together, than her, and I bought proof.

    • Julie: Ryan Atwood is worried about me?
      Taylor: Yeah.
      Julie: How about that.

    • Taylor: Oh my God, Frank! Are you in love with Julie Cooper?

    • Taylor: I've never met an awkward silence that I could not fill.

    • Kaitlin: Whats up, nerd?
      Bullit: Wow. Who you calling 'nerd', birdlegs.
      Kaitlin: You, nerd.

    • Taylor: I have emotional problems, but I'm getting over it.

  • Notes

    • It's ironic that the psychic tells Summer that her great love will be a guy named George because Rachel Bilson, who plays Summer, is currently on a television show called Hart of Dixie, also created by Josh Schwartz, where one of her main love interests is indeed a man named George.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: June 7, 2009 on Markiza

    • Bella Thorne was nominated for the 2008 Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress" for this episode.

    • Music:
      "Theme From Picnic (Moonglow)" by Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra
      "Talk About The Passion" by R.E.M.
      "Wannabe" by (cast member on camera)
      "Start Today Tomorrow" by Youth Group
      "Unaware" by The Midway State

  • Allusions

    • Julie: (When she is being ambushed by Kaitlin and Ryan.) What are you guys, the KGB?

      The KGB (transliteration of "ÊÃÁ") is the Russian abbreviation for Committee for State Security, the umbrella organization name for the Soviet Union's premier security, secret police, and intelligence agency, from 1954 to 1991.