Goof: The opening credits show Marissa and Summer tanning with Summer on the left side of the screen, but during the actual scene in this episode, Summer is on the right side of the screen.
"The Distance" is a song by Evan and Jaron.
Goof: When Summer returns Seth's things, a record in the box jumps from at her stomach level to covering her chest between shots.
Seth's middle name is Ezekiel.
Summer has been in therapy to help get over Seth.
Goof: When Teresa drops off Ryan, she is on the right side of the road facing the wrong way. Then when she picks him up, she is facing the opposite way on the same side of the road.
Goof: In Julie's scene with Caleb in the kitchen, her shirt keeps flipping back and forth between being centered and being off her left shoulder.
Goof: If Kaitlin is going off to boarding school, why is she getting a pony?
Goof: When Summer is talking to Marissa near the beginning, she says that it is 10 O'Clock in the morning, then in the next scene Theresa is dropping Ryan off at work. But he should have been at work for hours already. The next day, they show him getting up at 6:00 to go to work.
Goof: In the first scene, Kirsten hands Sandy the coffee pot, which he holds from the bottom. Shouldn't it be hot? Shouldn't he have burned his hand that way?
Goof: When Kirsten is talking to Seth on the phone, it goes back and forth between the phone being on top of her hair or under her hair.
Goof: When Sandy goes to visit Ryan at the construction site, he shuts the car door and you can hear the sound of the car alarm being activated, but Sandy doesn't have the car alarm remote in his hands. His hands are empty and at his sides.
Goof: When Seth is talking to Kirsten on the phone, at first he's got the phone tucked between his ear and shoulder and his hands are full with a game controller, then he's holding the phone with one hand and his other hand is empty, then it goes back to his hands are full.
Goof: The posters on Seth's walls changed over the summer. Who changed them? Why?
Goof: When Ryan places his plane ticket on his clock, it reads 6:27. A minute later, when he picks it up again, the clock reads 6:26.
Goof: In the scene with Jimmy and Julie, Jimmy's glass refills when the shot pans out.
Goof: When Julie goes to turn off Marissa's ipod, she clicks the menu button which doesn't turn off the song.
Summer: I don't think you need to do any more cardio.
Marissa: What's that supposed to mean?
Summer: Nothing! It's just that..well--and I mean this in the least scandalous way--but you're looking a little thin.
Luke: Cohen got into a little fight with his mom.
Seth: Thank you! That was both honest and emasculating.
Kirsten: (asking about Ryan) Do you guys still talk?
Marissa: Not really. We used to, but it just sort of made everything harder.
Kirsten: (on the phone) Seth, it's Mom.
Seth: Mom, hmm? Blonde, sharp Anglican features, cute little nose?
Kirsten: Come home.
Seth: Did Ryan come back?
Kirsten: Seth Ezekiel.
Seth: Okay, using the dreaded middle name is not the best way to forge a bond.
Theresa's mom: Did you tell him? (Theresa nods) Did he believe you?
Theresa: Yeah, I think so.
Theresa: The only reason you stayed was because of this baby. And now there isn't a baby.
Ryan: You don't want me to come home.
Sandy: Hey, there are plenty of good restaurants in Newport.
Seth: I thought you said all the restaurants in Newport were overpriced and oversauced.
Sandy: I have this thing about sauces. Less is more.
Ryan: How'd you make it all the way from Newport on that little catamaran?
Seth: Hm. Well, Ryan, sit down, my son. (motions for him to sit down.) It was a long and torturous journey, and I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna sugar coat any details with you-
Ryan: Please don't.
Seth: -'cause we're friends. First, I sailed to Catalina. Then, I sailed to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, I ran out of snacks. Freaked out a little bit, pawned my boat for cash, took a Greyhound to Portland.
Ryan: You took a bus.
Seth: Yeah. But don't say it like that, cause it was a local. Okay, have you ever been in one of those? Okay, not for the faint of heart.
Ryan: I can't believe after all that you took a bus.
Seth: Yeah. I think we're definitely going to have to come up with a better story for school though, that'd be good.
Ryan: I don't know, I like the bus idea. It's cool.
Seth: Okay, what about maybe... boat sank, saved by whales? It's very (Whale Rider.)
Ryan: What else you got?
Seth: I took a boat, boat sank, saved by a mermaid? Boat sank, stranded on a desert island...
Ryan: Hey, so, ah, I was thinking.
Seth: I was thinking too. You know they don't even have a water polo team here. That's just gonna be a problem for me.
Jimmy: So what's going on in your life?
Julie: Aside from our daughter being the spawn of Chucky and Keith Moon?
Summer: Well my therapist said the best thing I can do to move on in my life is to divest myself of Seth's material possessions. (Kirsten looks confused.) I've got to dump off a bunch of his crap.
Sandy: I've always liked Luke. Kind of a big Golden Retriever.
Ryan (laughs): Actually, he kinda is.
Caleb: Do you hear a clicking on the phone? Every time I try to dial out I swear I hear a clicking.
Julie: Okay, Nixon. Paranoid, much? What's going on with you, Cal? You're either hopped up on blow or something's seriously wrong.
Sandy: Sometimes the best thing is for a kid to have some space.
Kirsten: The Pacific Ocean? That's not enough space?
Sandy: Hey, Cal. Always a pleasure, although if I may, why are we meeting in a parking garage?
Caleb: Because my office might be bugged. My home, your home, who knows what the Feds are up to?
Sandy: Wow, you've really flipped your noodle, haven't you?
(Summer & Marissa are sunbathing)
Summer: Ugh. Could it be any hotter? I feel like my flesh is melting..I just hope it melts evenly.
Sandy: In the meantime, could you please try to convince the fellas here to wear something in a shirt? The neighbors are starting to refer to my home as "The Manhole".
Sandy: My house is torn apart, and construction has nothing to do with it.
Kirsten: I know you're doing that thing. When you start speaking in gibberish to see if I'm listening.
Sandy: Aww, you were listening.
Kirsten: Nope. I'm distracted by today's paper. Actually, the date of today's paper.
Sandy: He's going to come back.
Kirsten: By the time school starts, or by the time Archie finishes the remodel?
Seth: It's a two-for-one special on brooding young men.
Summer: Yes, the more time I spend with Zach, the less time I have to think about ... God, what's his face ... built like a bean pole, curly hair, runs away like a little bitch on a sailboat leaving nothing but a note for his girlfriend who cried and cried over him until the 4th of July, when she decided that she doesn't cry over bitches on boats.
Caleb: (about Seth) I don't get it. His best friend leaves, so he runs off with another boy and his gay dad. You gotta admit, it sounds kind of strange.
Sandy: And this coming from a guy who is one click away from wearing a wig and a fake mustache?
Jimmy: (about Hailey) Yeah, we are doing great. She is fantastic, sweet, limber. How about you and Caleb?
Julie: Not so limber.
Alan Dale (Caleb Nichol) becomes a series regular with this episode.
"Somersault" by Zero 7
"You got me all wrong" by Dios Malos
"Eastern Glow" by Album Leaf
"All the arms Around You" by Halloween, Alaska
Phantom Planet's video for "California" uses scenes from the second season's opening credits which are first introduced with this episode.
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