The O.C.

Season 4 Episode 5

The Sleeping Beauty

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 30, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When Taylor learns about Ryan's sleeping problems, she devises a plan to help him, but then must turn to Kaitlin when her plan backfires. At Brown, Summer and Che step up their activism and it lands them more freedom than imagined. Julie also gets help from Kaitlin to help save the dating service.moreless

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  • This episode was about Taylor trying to win Ryans affections by trying to help him sleep.

    I thought this episode was very good. Taylor was so funny at times. i think she is a really good character in the show. i thought the rest of the show was good to, like the julie/kaitlin thing, that was funny, kaitlin seems so different to marrisa!

    I can't wait for the rest of the season, it's gonna be good!
  • "She said Ryan was funny."

    Kaitlin and Taylor have been absolutely awesome additions to this show. They just bring with them a breath of fresh air. The whole rivalry between Kaitlin and Julie has been a lot more entertaining than the hate fest between Marissa and Julie, and although they haven't exactly gotten together, Taylor and Ryan has been a lot more interesting than Ryan and Marissa. The wit, snappy jokes and comebacks that they bring has just been phenomenally awesome! Summer is also keeping her part in being the fun and graceful character she is also pitching in with her funny remarks, as well as Seth. It's good to know that Season four is already better than season three.moreless

    I just love the OC and this episode is so perfect. I thought season 4 would produce no terrific episodes due to Mischa Barton leaving the series but so far it has produced some of the best episodes. Overall i think this episode is the 2nd best episode in the season after The ends not near, its here. Reasons why i love this episode is because Taylor is hilarious but also because i believe Taylor and Ryan have fantastic chemistry, last season I would never have guessed that Ryan and Taylor would be paired together but so far the make sense.moreless
  • good episode

    I liked this espisode, but I absolutely hated Che. In the episode, Summer and Che try to free all of the animals in the science lab. The deans at Brown figure out that Summer and Che freed all of the bunnies, and they are called up to talk to them. Summer covers for Che, and doesn't tell them that Che did anything. Che tells the deans that Summer did everything, but Summer only helped free the bunnies. Summer obviously gets mad at Che, because she will probably be kicked out of Brown, and Che gets to stay. Taylor acts like Ryan's sleep therapist to try and seduce him, because she likes him. Seth tries to make Taylor stop doing the sleep therapy, because he knows that it's a bad idea. Kaitlin and Julie take tennis lessons from a guy named Spencer, and even though Kaitlin likes Spencer, Julie makes out with him. Julie goes to Sandy's delinquent chairity thing, and she goes with a guy named Bullet who owns Texas. Kaitlin brings Spencer. Julie and Kaitlin find out that Spencer is Bullet's son.moreless
  • This episode is further proof of season four’s sheer brilliance.

    For some reason, I’d never gotten around to writing a review for “The Sleeping Beauty” when it first aired. But having now re-watched it on DVD, I can’t believe I let this one slip.

    If one thing’s clear in this episode, it’s that Taylor brings a much needed breath, nay, tornado, of fresh air to The OC. I can’t count the number of times her wittiness, along with her insecurities, made me laugh out loud. Taylor’s chasing of Ryan more or less beings in this episode (driven by a powerful kiss from the previous episode, of course). Everything from the sleep therapy to the herbal tea is wonderfully humorous, but not in such a way that it comes off as far-fetched.

    Also, this episode introduces a very important character to season four – The Bullit. Julie and Kaitlin’s fight over Spencer, and the eventually reveal at the party that he’s Bullit’s son, is priceless. (So are the looks on the faces of everyone involved).

    Seth and Summer have a happy ending, talking for hours on the phone. Seth constantly jabbering about the time differences was funny. Unfortunately, back at Brown, Che totally backstabbed Summer. While their janitor heist was funny, he should have definitely taken responsibility for what he did instead of blaming it all on her. Still, at least now there’s yet another new character – Pancakes!

    “The Sleeping Beauty” is worth more credit than it gets, that’s for sure.moreless
Michelle Ongkingco

Michelle Ongkingco


Guest Star

Matt Crabtree

Matt Crabtree

College Scientist

Guest Star

Kat Sawyer

Kat Sawyer

Head Dean

Guest Star

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Winchester "Che" Cook

Recurring Role

Gary Grubbs

Gary Grubbs

Gordon "The Bullit" Bullit

Recurring Role

Brandon Quinn

Brandon Quinn

Spencer Bullit

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (Kaitlin and Taylor are discussing ways to get that special someone to fall for her)
      Kaitlin: You could walk in front of him - I mean, if he's a butt guy.
      Taylor: (pauses) I don't know if he's a butt guy.
      Kaitlin: Well, it couldn't hurt. I mean, girl, you've got a great butt.
      Taylor: You are such a sweetie! Tell me more!

    • (Brad, Eric, and Kaitlin walk up on Julie and the tennis instructor making out)
      Kaitlin: Oh my God.
      Eric Ward: Looks like your mom has some feelings, too - for that guy's butt.
      Brad Ward: Dude, why are you talking about that guy's butt?
      Eric: Shut up, man.
      Brad: You're so gay sometimes.

    • Kaitlin: Then why do you have to hook up with Spencer? I mean, couldn't you've seen that I liked him?
      Julie: He is 10 years older than you and no, I couldn't see that!
      Kaitlin: Well, I was flirting with him!
      Julie: You flirt with everybody.
      Kaitlin: So do you!
      Julie: You are 15 years old.
      Kaitlin: And you are my mother.

    • Dean: One final question. There is still one rabbit missing.
      Summer: I don't know anything about that!

    • Julie (On the phone): So what, Sandy just served me up like a piece of meat?! ...How rich is he? ...Five o'clock will be fine!

    • Taylor: Ryan, I pretended to be a sleep therapist to seduce you.
      Ryan: Well, that was crazy.
      Taylor: Well don't worry because I'm sure next week I'll be totally crazy with some guy who gives me change for parking!

    • Taylor: You know it's odd but I never appreciated how funny Ryan is. Life...such a journey. Well, have a nice day.
      Sandy: ...She said Ryan was funny.

    • Taylor: Yes, I have a psychological predilection to becoming romantically attached to men who are nice to me; due to the fact that I was raised by a she-wolf of a mother who practised emotional terrorism. Does that mean that if by some miracle love does come into my life, I should deny it?! What kind of person would that make me?! What kind of life-
      Seth (interrupting): Taylor, what do you want me to do?
      Taylor: Find out if he's ready to start dating!

    • Seth: I was into recycling way before it was cool. Al Gore got half his stuff from a paper I wrote in 6th grade.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      New Zealand: August 3, 2007 on TV2
      India: March 10, 2008 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: May 10, 2009 on Markiza

    • Music:
      "Gubbbish" by Chad VanGaalen
      "Float On" by Goldspot
      "Waiting To Die" by Zero 7
      "While You Were Sleeping" by Elvis Perkins
      "Under The Sea" by Digby Jones
      "Butterfly" by Tom Quick
      "Need Music" by Ben Gidsjoy
      "Without You" by Brother And Sisters


    • This episode refers to the movie "The Sleeping Beauty", released by Walt Disney.

    • Seth: And I was into recycling way before it was cool. Al Gore, he got half that stuff from a paper I wrote in 6th grade. I just don't, you know, make a stink, because he's doing good work.

      Seth is referring to the 2006 movie An Inconvenient Truth. The film, which discusses global warming, was made by former vice president Al Gore.

    • Taylor: Love is a smoke made with the fumes of sighs; being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes.

      Taylor recites a line from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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