"The Ties That Bind" is the season finale of the first season of The O.C. . The episode aired on May 5, 2004.

Summary Edit

On the eve of Julie and Caleb wedding, Ryan and Theresa face a difficult decision regarding her pregnancy in which Ryan agrees to move back to Chino to support her. Marissa reluctantly moves into Caleb and Julie's new castle on the cliff, and Seth struggles to find himself when things around him seem to fall apart in the eve of Ryan's departure from Newport, so he decides to leave via his yacht abandoning Summer and his parents.