The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 5

The Perfect Storm

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2005 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Seth: Ryan Atwood, fluffer.
      A fluffer is the person that help keep male porn stars aroused between scenes.

    • Goof: When Marissa is doing her homework she is using a scientific calculator, but then she tells Summer she is doing trig homework for a test tomorrow. No year 12 student let alone a trig student would be using a scientific calculator as they dont have the features that are needed for even the most basic year 12 courses.

    • Goof: When Ryan is packing his clothes to leave the amount of clothes on his bed drastically changes between cuts.

    • Goof: In this episode, Sandy says he left home at 17. Previously in (The Nana) it was revealed that he left home at 16.

  • Quotes

    • Summer: Will you quit peeping out the window, Cohen?
      Seth: (still looking through window) You don't peep out of windows. You peep into them.
      Summer: You'd know.

    • Seth: Hey. It's The Return of the Not-So-Ancient Mariner.

    • Ryan: I may not be an Atwood anymore, but I'm not a Cohen either. I don't know what I am.

    • Sandy: I for one, I love The Tofu. Tofuna. Tofurkey. Tobagel. Cream Tocheese. Too much?
      Seth: It was a valiant effort.

    • Seth (about his plan): I got a room at the Mermaid Motel.
      Summer: You mean the place where Theresa may or may not have conceived Ryan's baby and the place where Marissa's mom and Luke got it on?
      Seth: Newport's very own den of sin.
      Summer: Ew. But I like it.

    • Seth: Ryan's about a yellow slicker and a grey beard away from becoming the Gorton's fisherman.
      Summer: Huh. Yeah, not getting the reference.

    • Seth: He could be off joining the Foreign Legion. Could be off joining a cult. Ryan could be— I don't know, he could be taking place in a mass marriage right now. Drinking Koolaid. With brand new sneakers. So many sick things...

    • Summer: You know, college fairs are kind of like shopping. It's all about brand recognition.
      Seth: Did you know Princeton was once called the College of New Jersey.

    • Kirsten: You know you're going to be exposed to a lot of new things in college next year.
      Seth: Yeah, horny co-eds and alcohol poisoning. I just don't think they're gonna have French fusion on the menu.

    • Kirsten (to the boys): Sit. You are having Eggs Benedict Gruyere avec Paté de Foie.
      Sandy: Something smells... fancy.

    • Summer: You got the pink sidekick? Bedazzled too!?

    • Seth: (To Ryan) Dude, where were you? We were about to sound an amber alert.

    • Kirsten (to Charlotte): It takes a lot to scare Julie. She was married to my father.

    • Summer: I'm dating Cohen. My patience is infinite.

    • Charlotte: Kirsten filled me in on your situation, and it moved me.
      Julie: It moved me too ... (stares at her motel) ... right into this flea-bag hell hole.

    • Sandy (having a side kick phone in the hand): Uff, technology is a bitch.

    • Charlotte: Can I come in?
      Julie: Uh you really don't want to and NO.

    • Seth: Ryan Atwood – fluffer.

  • Notes

    • In this episode, it is revealed that Ryan played safety in football in middle school. Ben McKenzie played wide receiver and safety in football in high school.

    • Sandy mentions Tofurkey during dinner. When Adam Brody played Dave on Gilmore Girls, Mrs. Kim offered him some Tofurky for Thanksgiving.

    • Music:
      "Blind Asylum" by Orenda Fink
      "Weight of the World" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
      "Appearances" by Citizens Here & One Broad
      "Holding Me Up" by Dandy Warhols

  • Allusions

    • n/a: The Perfect Storm

      The title alludes to the 2000 movie about a fishing boat caught in a horrendous storm.