Goof: When Julie and Charlotte are having lunch together, Julie starts to unfold her napkin. In the next cut, however, it is neatly folded on her plate and she starts unfolding it again.
Goof: Marissa's phone does not have caller id on the front of her phone, so how can she know that it was her mom calling in the beginning of the episode? She does this a couple of times.
Explanation: Perhaps her phone had a special ringtone for when her mother calls.
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.
Goof: In the scene when Taylor is talking to Summer about Seth being suspended in the hallway, you can see Taylor's red sweater is on her shoulders when the camera is facing her, but when the camera is facing Summer the red sweater is around Taylor's neck.
This is the first episode of The O.C. where we see more of Summer's house than just her pink bedroom. We see the front of her house, the ground floor hallway and her backyard with the pool.
Goof: As seen from the outside, that tiki hut was way too small for Ryan and Marissa to lie down in.
The word "family" was said 9 times in this episode.
In the episode last year "The O Sea" after Caleb and Kirsten fight, he goes over to pick up his medicine and Julie tells him to write Kirsten a letter which he apparently did.
Why would he give it to his lawyer unless he knew he was going to die? Caleb would have just given it to Kirsten or sent it to her himself.
Summer: Hey Ash! What do you think about getting a chocolate fountain?
Ash: That would be awesome! Didn't Britney have one at her wedding?
Summer: You know what? She did. And Seth and I here rented one for tonight.
Taylor: Sorry Summer, that's not really our carnival.
Autumn Reeser (Taylor) played the part of Angela on Complete Savages, and in the episode "Save A Dance For Me" she was the one who desperately wanted a chocolate fountain for the school dance while her boyfriend Sam preferred a confetti cannon.
This episode marks the reunion of Mischa Barton and Eric Mabius. In the movie Lawn Dogs (1997), a very young Mischa shot rich brat Eric and left him badly injured. The shooting occurred when Mischa was trying to save the life of Trent, the lawn mover that the community rejected for being poor and with sort of a history of violence, but who was Devon's (Mischa) only friend.
When the episode ends it shows the shot of the carnival, they did the same shot of the carnival in episode 9 The Heights.
Goof: After Taylor took her stuff off the podium, she shouldn't have left entirely. She should have been at least a member of the Social Committee, so she should have stayed, sat down with the rest of the girls and attended the meeting.
Jimmy (to Julie): You and I got back together.
Julie: And thank God, it's the only thing keeping me sane.
Last season, in episode 7 - "The Family Ties", Marissa tells Jimmy that he was the last thing keeping her sane when he tells her he is leaving Newport.
Goof: As Ryan is packing up his clothes, and the kids decide to take off on the boat, it is broad daylight. When they are nabbed by the cops at the boat, it's totally dark. If you've ever been to L.A., it takes quite a while for the sun to set. The timing definitely seemed off here.
Goof: When Ryan is hiding out in the pool house, all of the curtains/blinds are closed. Though, when Seth, Summer, and Marissa walk in, they're all open.
This is at least the second TV show that has featured the actor Alan Dale (Caleb Nichol) dying of a heart attack and leaving behind an evil gold digging girlfriend/wife. Dale played Jim Robinson on Neighbours in 1993, who died under similar circumstances.
Goof: When Kirsten and Sandy are backing out of the drive-way going to leave, you can see Kirsten has a seat-belt on, but when they show a close-up there isn't one. Then after showing the boys it is back again.