The O.C.

Season 4 Episode 6

The Summer Bummer

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 07, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Kaitlin takes down the school mean girl by throwing a rager at her house. Sandy and Kirsten find time to bond with Ryan while Seth is away visiting Summer at Brown but all he finds is an empty dorm room. Meanwhile Julie continues work on the dating service and finds out a new surprise.moreless

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  • A really great episode, we always wanted taylor to get a man AND SHE GOT RYAN! omg.

    Why I watch THE O.C., A great episode, much like The Metamorphasis, in that everyone is exploring who they are, but a new installment. Ryan finally realises that he can love again, Taylor realises she doesn't need to trick people anymore, Summer realises to forgive and forget, Seth realises he's tougher than he thinks and Che realises that saving the world won't necessarily save him.
  • Wow, just flat out hilarious!

    Probably repeated this more times enough already, but The O.C. has really come out strong again and brings back exactly what has made the first season such a glory to watch! So much humour, the writing is fabulously fleshed out with witty writing, it's just everything that a great episode is and more! Th Taylor and Ryan situation is much more entertaining than Marissa and Ryan; Taylor's character is just so unique, but most of all, unique but fun! Kaitlin's situation is also really fun to watch as she slowly takes over Harbor. Everything that happened in her party was just hilarious, like how Ryan caught those two gay guys in bed, Summer and Che being handcufffed together, etc. Another brilliant episode delivered by The O.C!moreless
  • Hilarious

    This episode was one of the most funniest episodes The OC has ever produced. The Taylor/Ryan romance is hilarious which never seems to bore me and is not full of too much drama like Marissa and Ryans relationship was. Seth and Summer seemed to work well together in this episode after all Summers problems in dealing with Marissas death it seems like everyones favourite character is back. Julie and kaitlan are working well together and Kirsten and Sandys romance is more alive then ever. This episode does not have many events occuring in it but it is classic OC which feels great.moreless
  • Summer Bummer

    Ryan and Taylor got together. Wow, after all that seducing Taylor got Ryan. hah first Ryan was like Taylor and I definitely aren't going to be able to work out. And then he starts liking Taylor, and he starts having these fantasties about her in all of these places, like skating and washing a window with sudsy water. Ryan did the cutest things, like he yawned and then he put his arm around Taylor. It was adorable. I knew that they were going to end up together, you could practically just tell there was something there. Seth went to Brown to go visit Summer. Summer's room was bare, and she obviously had left. Summer had gone back to Newport for the rest of her year, and she was in Seth's room. She called Seth and asked where he was. They were both trying to visit each other even though they were across America. hah Che came to Summer's house and he apologized, but I wouldn't have let him in. If I were Summer I would've totally kicked Che. He came to her house, and then he put handcuffs on their arms so they'd be hooked together, and Summer would have to forgive him. I would be so mad at him I would like punch him and kick him because he got her expelled for the rest of the year! but at least she would get to come back the next year. I don't like Che at all and I never really did. He always seemed pretty weird, but that's just my opinion. Anyways, I thought that this episode was fantastic. It was so cute how Ryan and Taylor got together!moreless
  • The OC

    so basically, Taylor and Ryan got together! it was really sweet leading up to it and it was pretty funny how ryan kept day dreaming about taylor in weird places. it was all really junior high how ryan went about it. it was really cute.

    it was also really funny episode for like everyone. but i hate chey, if i was summer i would have punched him and never talked to him again, but it worked out okay so whatever, but i hated him in the last episode. but if he had handcuffed himself to my wrist i would have threatened cutting his arm off to get him to take it off. i just really don't like him :)

    hah. but it was a really cool episode and i really liked it :)moreless
Kaili Thorne

Kaili Thorne


Guest Star

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson


Guest Star

Chris Dotson

Chris Dotson


Guest Star

Wayne Dalglish

Wayne Dalglish

Brad Ward

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 (0)

  • QUOTES (34)

    • Julie: While the client is looking for something out of the ordinary, I don't think lunatic is her type.

    • Kaitlin: Sweetheart, you are so gay

    • (in Ryan's imagination,he sees Taylor washing windows)
      Taylor: Are you dirty, Ryan?

    • Julie: Breakfast okay.
      Bullit: Should I call you or nudge you?

    • Ryan: Look, I'm not really ready for a relationship right now. Or a girlfriend.
      Taylor: Uh, girlfriend? Cart, horse? Aren't you getting a little ahead of yourself, there? Well, I mean, just because I wanna use your body as a jungle gym, doesn't mean that we have to get married.
      Ryan: I see.

    • (About Taylor paying Roger to like her)
      Ryan: Well it''s a little strange.
      Taylor: Well, so am I. Which is why you ran away from me last night.
      Ryan: No, it wasn't because you're strange.
      Taylor: You don't find me strange?
      Ryan: No, I do.

    • (After viewing video)
      Summer (on phone): He's gonna run? That coward!
      Seth: I'm gonna watch it again for background noise, visual clues, anything that might tip me off to his whereabouts.
      Summer: No, Cohen, Che has had survival training, okay? He's probably hiding in a cave somewhere with Osama Bin Laden.

    • Seth: (on cell) Why aren't you in school?
      Summer: Because I got kicked out.
      Seth: Summer, what did you do?
      Summer: (sighs) I listened to stupid Che and his stupid plan and he sold me down the stupid river.
      Seth: I knew anyone that sincere was not to be trusted.
      Summer: I miss it already. I don't know what to do.
      Seth: Yeah, well, I do.
      Summer: What?
      Seth: If he hurt you then I'm gonna hurt him.
      Summer: That's funny, Cohen. See, I knew you could cheer me up.
      Seth: I'm serious. You could at least act like it's halfway feasible that I could avenge your honor.
      Summer: Wait, you're serious? No. No, no.
      Seth: I'm gonna go so Ryan Attwood on his ass.
      Summer: Wait, Cohen, no. I don't like this.
      Seth: (whispers ominously) And neither will Che.

    • Ryan: Taylor? What are you doing tonight?
      Taylor: Oh, well, I'm updating my blog. It's kind of a felicity by way of Anais Nin, the erotic memories of a soulful college girl--
      Ryan: Taylor, tonight, are you busy?
      Taylor (eyes widen in realization): Oh. Blog, schmog.
      Ryan: Is that a yes?
      Taylor: YES!! It is a yes, squared, in all caps, with an exclamation mark and a smiley faced emoticon!
      Ryan: A simple yes will do.
      Taylor: Yes.

    • Che: Summer bear. So, I heard the "Iron Fist of Justice" came crashing down on you, swiftly, without mercy.
      Summer (sarcastically): Yup. Sounds like your plan worked out perfectly.
      Che: Aw, come on. That's not fair.
      (Summer raises eyebrows)
      Che: Back at the reservation, they taught us that sometimes, the weaker gazelle must be devoured for the good of the herd.
      Summer: Oh, Che, just shut up, okay? Before I tie you up with hemp rope, set you on fire, and get high off of the fumes from your burning flesh.
      Che: Dark.

    • Kaitlin: that you and my mom are over, maybe you can help me with my stroke.
      Spencer: Yeah, right. Look you got a great backhand but offense, I kinda have a no jail bait policy.
      Kaitlin (sighing): Lame.

    • Ryan: What are you doing paying your gay friend Roger to pretend he's in love with you?
      Taylor: Well what if I did? Hm? What if I did rent a homosexual for the evening...and pay him with rare collectibles from Asian cinema? What difference does it make to you?

    • Bullit (To Sandy): Well hold on there He-bro!

    • Kaitlin: You guys hurry up, I gotta tap these kegs because we're running out of time.
      Summer and Taylor: Kaitlin!!

    • Kaitlin: Are
      Connor: What?! No! ...I don't think so.
      Kaitlin: Sweetheart, you're so gay!

    • Ryan (Talking about Taylor): I like her.
      Seth: Say what now? Why would you even think that?
      Ryan: Because I keep imagining her on roller skates and washing windows with a big...bucket of soapy water.
      Seth: Dude, your fantasies are so pedestrian, a sudsy girl? That' average.
      Ryan: Doesn't mean it's not hot.

    • Che: Ignoring me is not going to make me go away.
      Summer: How about killing you?

    • Taylor (To Summer and Che): Are you two handcuffed to each other?
      Che: As a matter of fact, we are.
      Taylor: Summer Roberts, you've learned a few things from that college roommate of yours!

    • Taylor: Summer! Che!
      Summer: Taylor!
      Che: Taylor!
      Taylor (introducing): Roger: Summer; Che.
      Summer: Roger.
      Che: Roger.
      Roger: Summer; Che.

    • Kaitlin: Going to a hotel with Sandy and Kirsten? They're not spicing their relationship up are they?
      Julie: Please...Sandy and Kirsten?
      Kaitlin: Yeah, they don't exactly scream threesome.
      Julie: ...Just how old are you?

    • Taylor: Ryan...Boo! Didn't run away that time so you must not be that scared of me.

    • Julie (To Summer): You should go reclaim your bedroom; Taylor has boundary issues.

    • Sandy: So Kirsten told me she came in yesterday to apply for the job of substitute Seth.
      Ryan: Yeah, she may have.
      Sandy: Well you know if anyone is qualified we all know that it's me and I'm thinking the only reason you didn't ask me is because no interview is necessary.

    • (Auditioning to be the new Seth)
      Kirsten: So, how does it work? Do I ask you what's on your mind?
      Ryan: Uh, usually you talk about yourself, and I solve my problems on my own.

    • Seth (After Summer introduces him to the rabbit): What's the life span on these things?
      Summer: Hey!
      Seth: I'm just curious...I'm asking.
      Summer: Infinity!

    • Ryan (After walking in on two naked guys on a bed): Uh...Taylor isn't in there with you guys is she?

    • Seth: He's not in his room, and neither was your roommate last night.
      Summer: Yeah, that's because she's a huge slut.

    • Summer: Were you a good Ryan?
      Seth: I was actually gonna borrow one from the Julie Cooper playbook and wait till Che was asleep and then smother him with a pillow.
      Summer: Oh, my hero.

    • Taylor: Sorry I kissed you
      Ryan: What? No, that's... cool.
      Taylor:It's obviously not okay, you're totally uncomfortable around me now!
      Ryan: No, no, um... it's... the kiss is not a problem
      Taylor: Really? Good, because usually when I kiss a guy it ends in tears. His, not mine, because I'm a bit of a lip biter and you know sometimes I draw blood and...
      (Ryan looks a little freaked)

    • Ryan: Taylor, that's...
      Taylor: Normal, yeah. I have my moments.

    • Che: Just know that I hate myself more than you can ever hate me.
      Summer: I'm capable of a lot of hating.
      Seth: It's true.

    • Taylor: You're a sweet, smart, great guy Ryan Atwood. And hot. Did I mention hot?

    • Sandy: If there's anything else you need, I'm gonna be up in my room reading comic books and listening to indie rock.
      Ryan: That's a good Seth.

    • Ryan: (to Taylor) I just stopped by to see if you needed a ride home.
      Roger: No thanks, I got my bike.
      Ryan: Not you!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      India: March 17, 2008 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: May 17, 2009 on Markiza

    • Music:
      "Hot Girls in Good Moods" by Butch Walker
      "Daisychains" by Youth Group
      "Good Clean Fun (nobody remix)" by Clearlake
      "Deadwood" by Dirty Pretty Things
      "Under the Sea" by Digby Jones
      "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" by Jet
      "Stay Put" by The Blood Arm
      "Inside Your Head" by Eberg