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"The Shake Up" is the fourteenth episode in the fourth season of the Fox drama series The O.C.. The episode aired on the eighth of February, in 2007.


On Taylor's 19th birthday she hopes Ryan will say he loves her but is unsure whether she should tell him she got into Berkely as well. Meanwhile, Summer tells Seth that she feels that he should find something in his life that he really cares about, whereas Kirsten is having second thoughts about raising another child in the uptight community of Newport after she meets Holly Fisher and other 'Newpsie' women at a yoga class, all of whom are no older than their 20s. Also, Kaitlin continues to resent Frank Atwood's presence around the house with her mother. But at the end, something unexpected happens even though it's been predicted.

Guest Starring[]

  • Jose Zuniga as Jason Spitz
  • Kevin Sorbo as Frank Atwood
  • Ashley Hartman as Holly Fischer
  • Bre Blair as Carrie Spitz


  • "I Still Remember" by Bloc Party
  • "Broken In All The Right Places" by I Am Jen
  • "Debaser" by Rogue Wave
  • "What Were The Chances" by Damien Jurado
  • "The Sad Song" by Fredo Viola

Memorable Quotes[]

Kaitlin: Wait, Ryan. As your sister, if you don't tell Taylor that you love her, you're an idiot.

Ryan: Oh

Julie: She's right.


Ryan: Taylor, are you pretending you're asleep so I'll tell you I love you while you're unconscious?

Taylor (Opens one Eye): Maybe.


Taylor: He definitely said it. Absolutely... I think.

Summer: Well, don't you think you'd remember.

Taylor: No, it hurts. Summer, what am I going to do? I can't just ask him 'Hey, by the way did you tell me you love me last night, because I was too plastered to remember?'

Summer: Right. Ok. Today's your birthday, right? And I happen to know that he got you a crazy, romantic present. So when you open it tonight, why don't you just be like 'Oh my gosh Ryan, I love you' and then like he said it last night, he'll say it again.

Taylor: You're a genius.

Summer: Yes, I am. It's all up here. (Points to her Head)


Summer: God, what is your problem Seth? I just want you to get excited about something.

Seth: I am. About things that are good. But I can do one of these doughnuts with both hands tied behind my back.

Summer: Really?! Prove it.

Seth: What?

Summer: Make a movie.

Seth: Are you serious?

Summer: Yeah! I want to see you do it better. I am going to watch the penguins again and don't you dare say anything.


(While Ryan drags a drunk Taylor to her bedroom)

Taylor: I don't understand how you're not drunk?

Ryan: Oh, it's the Atwood genes, we're built to withstand massive quantities of alcohol.