Welcome To Syndication, Bitch
August 5, 2003 - February 22, 2007
It's not nice to speak ill of the dead, so I'm not going to talk about the finale that much. At least not the first forty minutes. I did notice the trailer for Adam Brody's upcoming movie, and I kind of can't wait to see it. I know, I know, email me if you find my testicles.
I will say that Taylor was great as usual, and it was nice to see that last montage: Ryan's flashbacks as he walked around the house one last time, Sandy as a law professor, Julie finishing college, Seth and Summer getting married... it was happily ever after, and for that, I am happy.
Anyway, I know many of you stopped watching this show a long time ago, but my moniker is Captain Oats for heaven's sake, so bear with me as I wax nostalgic.
I started watching this show when I first moved to NYC. I lived in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the time, it was winter, and it was quite a trek to the G Train, which shouldn't even be considered a real subway train. Thus, I stayed in and watched a LOT of OC episodes. Hot, I know. Ladies?
While in the NBC Page Program, I was leading a group of high-schoolers through 30 Rock and a few 14 year old girls turned to me and said very loudly, "God, you're SO Seth Cohen!!!" I smiled, took it as a compliment, and looked up to find another Page shaking his head at me in disgust. I would later be beat down by all the Pages.
A year later, I went to a Halloween party dressed as Seth Cohen from "The Rainy Day Women" episode. Again, a group of 19 year old girls walked in and screamed, "O.M.G. You're Seth Cohen!!!" They took pictures with me, I smiled, then looked up to find that all my friends had deserted me. I would later be beat down by Jose Cuervo, as I got very, very drunk.
Oh yes, we had ours up and downs, but my dear show and I stuck by each other until the very end, braving all the naysayers and bullies out there. No one else could understand what we had, O.C. Thanks for the good times (Taylor) and the bad (Johnny). I will remember you. Especially when in syndication on SoapNet. R.I.P. old friend. R.I.P.
Click below and you'll find my top ten musical moments and the tunes from last night. Leave your thoughts and goodbyes in the comments!
"The End's Not Near, It's Here"
"Shine On" - Jet [buy album]
"The New Seeker" - Clinic [buy album]
"On A Saturday" - Jacob Golden [buy album]
"Life's A Song" - Patrick Park [buy album]
11. The Rainy Day Women
"End of the Road" - Boyz II Men [buy album]
The song plays while Seth mopes under the covers in his bed. Ryan enters.
RYAN: You're listening to Boyz II Men.
SETH: I can think of no sadder song in the world.
Then, Eureka... Eu-freakin-reka.
And the kicker is when we cut to Summer's bedroom, and she's listening to Boyz II Men as well.
ZACH: You're listening to Boyz II Men, this song is so sad.
10. The Heartbreak
"Hello Sunshine" - Super Furry Animals [buy album]
9. The Dearly Beloved
"Hide and Seek" - Imogen Heap [buy album]
8. The O. Sea
"Fix You" - Coldplay [buy album]
7. The End's Not Here, It's Here
"Life's A Song" - Patrick Park [buy album]
6. The Goodbye Girl
"If You Leave" - Nada Surf (covering OMD) [buy album]
5. The Rainy Day Women
"Champagne Supernova" - Matt Pond PA (covering Oasis) [buy album]
4. The Countdown
"Dice" - Finley Quaye & William Orbit [buy album]
3. The Pilot
"Honey and the Moon" - Joseph Arthur [buy album]
2. The Heartbreak
"Wonderwall" - Ryan Adams (covering Oasis) [buy album]
1. The Ties That Bind
"Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley (covering Leonard Cohen) [buy album]
"Night Moves" - Bob Seger
One of the funniest OC scenes ever. The song plays as Julie opens the door with a glass of wine to find Luke standing there.
LUKE: Mrs. Cooper, you are an amazing girl.. woman.. lady, uh, and if Mr. Nichol doesn't appreciate you...
"California" - Mates of State (covering Phantom Planet) [buy album]
I know many of you didn't like this episode, but I actually found it to be one of the best episodes of Season Four. And this cover of "California" during the opening credits perfectly sets the eerie tone for the rest of this "alternative universe" episode.
"Love You 'Till The End" - The Pogues [buy album]
Hands down, the best episode of Season Four. This song was perfect for the end montage. Absolutely loved Taylor's expression outside the pool house.
*The Power Of Love
"Don't Give Up On Me" - Peter Gallagher [buy album]
Sandy sings this at the bait shop to Kirsten for their suprise anniversary party at the end of the episode.
SETH: He sounds good huh?
KIRSTEN: You know you've created a monster.
SETH: Yeah I do, so there's somebody I want you to meet.
Seth introduces Alex.
KIRSTEN: Oh, lovely tattoo.
ALEX: Thank you. Your husband rocks by the way. I mean...[puts her hand to her chest]...wow.
KIRSTEN: Well, please don't tell him that.