The O.C.

Season 4 Episode 11

The Dream Lover

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 18, 2007 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Ryan is walking into the bookstore, there is a sign on the window for Big Korea's biography finally coming out. In S3 The Party Favor, Summer's prom date is the lead singer for the band Big Korea.

  • Quotes

    • Taylor: When Henri-Michel would tell me he loved me, it was like the whole world melted away. Those words just have more power over me than anything. It's scary how much I want... how much I need to hear them.
      Ryan: Well, if that's important to you...
      Taylor: I would never ask you to be able to say that yet, and even if you could, I don't think I'm ready to hear it.
      Ryan: So, what are you saying?
      Taylor: Until I can be stronger on my own, I don't think I should be with anyone, including you. I'm sorry.

    • Kirsten: So you told all those women they had chlamydia when they don't?
      Julie: They might! They did have sex with male hookers, plus I picked the five meanest women in Newport.

    • Kaitlin: Don't tell me you came with no gift?
      Ryan: I don't get a gift.
      Kaitlin: Ryan, Pepé le Pew is buying her a house.
      Ryan: She's moving in with him?
      Kaitlin: You honestly got her nothing? I mean, you couldn't have gone to the quickie mart and get her a stuffed animal and some gummy bears?
      Ryan: Gummy bear...
      Kaitlin: Talk is cheap Ryan, if you're ging toe-to-toe with this frenchie, you need to step your game up.
      Ryan: I can't believe I'm getting advice from a 15-year old.
      Kaitlin: A 15-year old who's right.

    • Henri-Michel: Still have not heard from Ryan?
      Taylor: No, and you'd think he'd at least have the decency to dump me on the phone. But it's fine now, I'm fine because Ryan and I were never really going to work anyway, he doesn't even like cheese!

    • Che: Seth, you put something out into the universe and you didn't get it back. I really can't imagine what a blow that must have been to your male animus. You've been emasculated.
      Seth: My masculinity is intact.

    • Taylor: I've lived with Henri-Michel before and he's really not a bad roommate, you know, aside from his natural odor. I don't know, maybe I can force myself to fall in love with him.
      Summer; Why would you want to do that?
      Taylor: Because I'm going to need some help getting over Ryan.

    • Che (Laughing): You ate the berries?
      Seth: Yeah. Why? Is there a problem?
      Che: No. There's no problem. (pauses) Not yet.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: May 31, 2009 on Markiza

    • Music:
      "Dear Mr. Supercomputer" by Sufjan Stevens
      "The New E Blues" by The Western States Motel
      "Garcon Glacon" by April March
      "Du Temps" by The Low Standards
      "Hidden In The Sand" by Tally Hall
      "Tel Que Tu Es" by Charlotte Gainsbourg
      "Return To Me" by Sparklehorse

  • Allusions

    • Ryan buys a gift from the Qwik-E-Mart. The Qwik-E-Mart is a fictional convenience store from the television show "The Simpsons," also shown on Fox.

    • Kaitlin: Ryan, Pepé le Pew is buying her a house.
      Kaitlin refers to Henri-Michel using the character of Pepé le Pew, featured in The Looney Tunes and other cartoons. Pepé is a French skunk who is always looking for love. Skunks, of course, are known for their foul odour and this makes the allusion even more appropriate as even Taylor refers to Henri-Michel's personal odour in this episode.