The O.C.

Season 4 Episode 15

The Night Moves

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 15, 2007 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: In the hospital scene with Ryan and Seth, right after Ryan says that he was kidding about the sudden urge to read comic books, you can hear Seth talking, but his lips are not moving.

    • When Seth offers the Range Rover to the homeless guy in exchange for the caddy, he mentions that the axle might be broken.
      In Series 1 - The Escape, when the four make their trip to Mexico, the axle also breaks and they have to spend the night in a shabby motel.

    • In this episode, we find out that Julie used to sing "Night Moves" to Kaitlin when she was a child. In the Season 1 episode "The Heartbreak," the same song was playing in the background when Julie and Luke began their affair. The song also plays in Luke's car after he sees Caleb propose to Julie in "The Proposal".

    • "91" was shown on the birthday cake (with a 9 candle and a 1 candle) in the Ice Cream shop when Julie and Kaitlin were singing "Night Moves." This is in reference to the episode number: "The Night Moves" is the 91st episode of The O.C.

    • When the Cohens return to their house after the earthquake, the exterior of the house was from season one, because Sandy's BMW is in the driveway which he hasn't driven since season one.

    • We find out that both Ryan and Seth have O- blood type.

  • Quotes

    • Seth: Okay, I've always wondered, in your opinion, who is the better food industry server, I guess: Chloe, the magical waitress from Albequerque, or Donny, the angry busboy who shot Luke?
      Ryan: I'll go with Chloe on that one.
      Seth: Good. What I thought, what I thought. Desert island: Sadie, the tough-as-nails yet soulful jewelry maker, or Lindsay, my grandfather's illegitimate bookish love child?

    • Seth: Now, ahem, when last we checked... need some help with that?... we were on Trey. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe we went from Trey to a lengthy Volchok period.
      Ryan: Yeah. Hey, thanks for this.
      Seth: Yeah. Now unless you hit that Chili guy. Or Johnny. I know a lot of people were rooting for that.

    • Seth: Ryan it may surprise you but I used to be a worrier.
      Ryan: (sarcastically) Really?
      Seth: Yes, and as a worrier I used to make lists. You know, about how many planets were mentioned in all the Star Wars didn't matter what the list it just kept my mind off things.
      Ryan: Seth, would you like to make a list?
      Seth: Oh I mean I dunno if you want too. OK so how about we make a list of all the people you've punched...since moving to Newport. OK so first there was Luke on your first night here.
      Ryan: Yeah at Holly's beach house.
      Seth: Then there was Luke again at the Diner.
      Ryan: Then again at the model home.
      Seth: What about Holly's Dad at Cotillion?
      Ryan: That was more of a tackle than a punch.
      Seth: Which brings us back to Luke!
      Ryan: That's right at the nightclub in Tijuana!

    • (As Summer and Taylor discuss a flare gun)
      Summer: It is stupid, and dangerous, and (crash) ... oh my God. Go 187 on that zombie's ass.

    • Gary: Best earthquake ever.

    • Seth: We could have turned this into a body-swap comedy, we could have squeezed another year or two out of this.

    • (about the flare gun)
      Taylor: Here, you try it.
      Summer: Eww, no. I'm not touching your pistol.

    • Seth: Darryl?!
      Darryl: Hey, Seth! How's the earthquake treating you?
      Seth: Ah... not too well. I need to ask for your help.
      Darryl: Sure... but how can I help you?
      Seth: Well, I'm guessing you don't have a... like a car or walkie-talkie or...
      Darryl: This shopping cart is my only worldly possession.
      Seth: Ok, I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you for it.
      Darryl: Sorry! No way! I... I'll give you my pants.
      Seth: No. No. They look better on you. Listen... it has a flat tire and possibly a broken axle but it's a 70,000 dollar car and it's all yours in exchange for the cart.
      Darryl: Sweet!

    • Seth: The doctors said you're going to be fine, although you're going to have to wrap your head around the fact that we're really brothers now (Ryan looks at Seth) or blood brothers.
      Ryan: You donated blood?
      Seth: Aah, I had an extra few pints flowing through my veins, it's no big deal.
      Ryan: Hmm, you're not a big fan of needles.
      Seth: Nor of fainting, it turns out, but the bank was a little low and us O-negative guys gotta stick together.
      Ryan: Hm, that's weird, cause all of a sudden I have this strange urge to listen to Death Cab and read comic books.
      Seth: Really?
      Ryan: No, I'm kidding.

    • Taylor: Mom, I'm really sorry I shot you, I know we don't always get along, but ... I really love you.
      (Long Pause)
      Veronica: I love you too.
      Taylor: I don't think I've ever heard you say that before.
      Veronica: Taylor, that's why I went to Julie's. After the earthquake happened all I could think about was you.
      Taylor: Oh my God Mom, me too.
      Veronica: I was shot because I'm such a total failure as a mother. It never even occurred to you that I would come looking for you.
      Taylor: But you did. So...
      Veronica: So...
      Taylor: Oh Mom.
      (Taylor and Veronica Hug)

    • Sandy: Excuse me doctor, my wife would never complain, she would never put her needs in front of anybody else's but I'm not that proud, I'm not that selfless. I'm begging you please, please to give her and our baby priority.
      Doctor: I'd like to help, really... but...
      Patient Wearing a Neck Brace: You can have my spot.
      (Voice over the Public Address
      System calls out: Richard White
      Patient Wearing a Neck Brace: That's me. Go!

    • Ryan: I need you to not freak.
      Seth: Ok, why would I wanna freak out?
      Ryan: It's not that bad.
      (Ryan turns around to show a piece of glass stuck in his back)
      Seth: Dude! It's bad!

    • Taylor: Summer, do you really think Pancakes is in the attic? Like he pulled down the ladder, hopped up and then put it away?

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: June 14, 2009 on Markiza

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "The Sad Song" by Fredo Viola
      "Like Spinning Plates" by Radiohead
      "I Turn My Camera On" by Rock Kills Kid
      "The Incarnation" by Sufjan Stevens
      "Rusted Wheel" by Silversun Pickups
      "Kreuzberg" by Bloc Party

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: The Night Moves

      Night Moves is a song by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, from their 1976 album "Night Moves." Julie and Kaitlin sing the song while in the Ice Cream shop.