The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 18

The Undertow

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 23, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Seth's trying to come on to Summer).
      Summer: Press PLAY before I break your face.

    • Seth: Is that a no to the Wheelbarrow?
      Summer: I'll Wheelbarrow you.

    • Jess: Here I am. Down a boyfriend. Up a stalker.

    • Sadie: You're still into toy cars? You know I'm gonna choose to find that cute instead of creepy.
      Ryan: It's just something someone gave me.
      Sadie: This wouldn't by any chance have anything to do with that Hooters waitress that showed up at your door yesterday.

    • Taylor: Holy Kodak moment!
      Summer: I guess Seth just aced his Brown interview.
      Taylor: That's fantastic. We're so gonna party tonight. I'll make a flan.
      Summer: You know what, Taylor, Seth and I were thinking about hanging out alone. My dad's out of town, so...
      Taylor: Ah. Say no more. nudging Summer Hm. Hm.
      Summer: What's wrong with your eye?
      Taylor: It's a knowing wink, Summer.

    • Seth: Who knew my new PlayStation idol would be your new girlfr— new...
      Sadie: Friend.
      Seth: Friend... Girl friend.
      Summer: Nice save.
      Sadie: I think friend is the word.
      Ryan: I'm gonna get that.
      Sadie: Nice dodge.
      Ryan: Thanks.

    • Summer: No, I think we're just too embarrassed to face each other. Either that, or he's treading water until he gets to Brown and finds a big pair of pale New England boobs to replace me.

    • (Seth walks in on his parents kissing)
      Seth: Get a room!
      Sandy For your information, kids whose parents are more affectionate in front of them, turn out to be more well- adjusted adults, sexually.
      Seth: What I meant is get a room, my room, and do it in front of me!

    • (Kirsten walks in on Ryan punching a bag)
      Ryan (referring to the music): Too loud?
      Kirsten: No, it's the banging and excessive grunting that I was concerned about!

    • Marissa: The more emotionally unavailable you are, the more you end up wanting each other.

    • Kirsten: Just because a girl isn't tied to some train tracks doesn't mean she should be ignored.

    • Taylor: Don't you worry that Seth's eye will wander? All those young coeds ... You, the familiar old shoe.
      Summer: Um, I'll have you know, Taylor, that I am, like, five levels hotter than him.
      Taylor: Summer, the libido does not listen to logic. At this age, men are driven by a reptilian force ... Spread the seed ... Spread the seed ... Spread the seed ...

    • Taylor: Now, I am not a licensed sex therapist. But my father was, and before he ran away, he used to conduct these sessions with real couples in our basement.

    • Seth: Listen, as we speak, your new, uh, sometimes kinda girlfriend is probably sitting by, cradling a hunk of plaster waiting for you to make a move. So you can either dwell on the past, go see Jess or live for the now. Now go give Sadie a call.

  • Notes

    • Music:
      "Argyle Socks" by Scissors 4 Lefty
      "Lover I Don't Have To Love" by Bettie Serveert
      "Inaction" by We Are Scientists
      "Girl And The Sea" by The Presets
      "Don't Pity Me" by Spiderbaby
      "It's Just Cruel" by The National Trust
      "What If's And Maybe's" by Bromheads Jacket

  • Allusions

    • In this episode we learn why Trey stole a car in the pilot episode. In the scene when Ryan is talking to Saddie at her house after fighting with Jim, he tells her why Trey gave Ryan a toy car for his birthday. It was because he and Trey used to play with them when they were younger and had planned to save up and buy a car. Once Trey realized this would never happen he decided to steal one.

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