The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 4

The Last Waltz

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 2005 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: In the scene when Taylor is talking to Summer about Seth being suspended in the hallway, you can see Taylor's red sweater is on her shoulders when the camera is facing her, but when the camera is facing Summer the red sweater is around Taylor's neck.

    • This is the first episode of The O.C. where we see more of Summer's house than just her pink bedroom. We see the front of her house, the ground floor hallway and her backyard with the pool.

  • Quotes

    • Ryan: Seth, what are you doing here?
      Seth (to Ryan): I'm here to stop you man. And if that means throwing myself between you and the gym, I only ask that you spare the face.

    • Taylor: Hi everybody! Everyone, hi. I'm Taylor Townsend, your social chair. And I would like to thank you all for coming.
      Seth: Relax. She's not taking credit for it.
      Taylor: Thank you. So this dance has been my baby now for quite awhile.
      Seth: Okay, she's taking credit for it.
      Summer: I am going to kill her.

    • Seth (about Ryan and Marissa): Well, that is a pickle.
      Ryan: That's it? No advice?
      Seth: What advice? Call her, apologize. It's not rocket science. Man. You home school kids are pathetic.

    • Taylor: Summer!
      Summer: No. Just so you know, you and your friend the dean may have won this round, but the war is not over.
      Taylor: Well unless you have an exit strategy, don't even get out of the boat. I am a human quagmire. (Storms off.)
      Summer (to a passing student): What's a quagmire? Hello! Anyone? Quagmire?

    • Marissa: Mom, Caleb was broke. It makes sense that we'd have to sell everything. You know, you don't have to protect me.
      Julie: Well then do you think it would be alright with Summer if you stayed until we got back on our feet? And we will get back on our feet and we'll be wearing very expensive shoes when we do.

    • Marissa: Thanks. I really don't know why she's got it in for me.
      Casey: My guess is it's the bag. And the shoes. And the Chanel necklace probably isn't helping either, but it's just a guess. Anyways, welcome to Newport Union. I'm Casey.
      Marissa: Marissa. Cooper. You're the first nice person I actually met.
      Casey: And I'm not even that nice.

    • Summer: You know I always thought that social chair was a ceremonial position. Like Rose Bowl Queen or President.

    • Kristen: Dr. Woodruff told us to confront our fears. And mine is … my cooking.
      Sandy: Funny enough. So's mine.

    • Chili: (to Marissa) Boyfriend? That's going to be a problem for me because I love you. I fall fast and hard.
      Casey: On a skateboard.
      Chili: Oh. Zing.

    • Summer: Cohizzle? Where are you? You said you'd only be gone like 10 minutes!

    • Taylor: So, everyone have fun because this really is the end of Summer.
      Seth: (to Summer) You kinda set yourself up for that one.

    • Seth: It's like you brought the ocean to us. You're my little human tsunami.
      Summer: Thanks.

    • Johnny: I think the theme is … school gym, bag of pretzels, Chili spikes the punch.

    • (Watching Marissa try to open his locker)
      Johnny: Either you're the worst thief ever, or it's your first day.

    • Seth: Are you sure this is detention? 'Cause it's got more of a work release feel.

  • Notes

    • The three kids that Marissa meets at her new school are similar to Seth, Ryan and Summer. Only the "Ryan" is dating the "Summer".

    • Music:
      "Circles" by Bob Mould
      "Fire Fire" by M.I.A
      "Ain't No Game" by Basko
      "I Don't Want To Fall In Love" by She Wants Revenge
      "Natural" (Radio Edit) by Infusion
      "Triumphant" by Royksopp
      "Forever Young" by Youth Group

    • During the dance sequence of the episode titled 'The Last Waltz' a version of the song 'Forever Young' plays. Perhaps coincidently, an album from 'The Band' called 'The Last Waltz' has an unrelated song on it titled 'Forever Young'. Also Bob Dylan sung a song called 'Forever Young' on his album called 'The Last Waltz'.

    • Ryan and Marissa's song is the rerelease of the 1980's classic "Forever Young" song by Alphaville. This version is by the "Youth Group"-- one of the many newly discovered talents that make this program what it is.

    • This isn't Johnny Lewis's first time starring alongside Adam Brody. Before The O.C., the two of them starred in the short lived comedy Now What.

  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode is a reference to the documentary, "The Last Waltz," directed by Martin Scorcese, about The Band's final concert, in 1978.