This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens, since living memory coached by old Whitey Durham. Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott, who now runs a successful car dealership. The present talents are his two sons, Nathan Scott, a beautiful and popular athlete, the absolute star, who was molded and stifled by his proud dad, ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother Deb, an alcoholic, and Lucas, abandoned at birth with his devoted mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with Dan's older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with street-kids, his passion being reading; when an incident forces the coach to replace suspended players, Lucas soon proves ... Written by
Where nothing ever changed until one outsider changed everything.
Did You Know?
Chad Michael Murray
was the first actor to be cast in the show, though creator Mark Schwahn
originally wanted him to play Nathan, having seen him in bad guy roles before. But Murray himself wanted to play Lucas, because he felt that the character had a back story he could connect more to, since he also experienced being abandoned as a child. See more
Lucas's tattoo disappears and reappears after the car crash. Most of the time it is covered though because he is wearing his basketball uniform. See more
[after finding out Brooke is pregnant, Karen has slapped Lucas
Lucas! I didn't mean it.
I'm pretty sure you did.
No! It's just - do you understand? This is *exactly* what I didn't want for you! I mean, have I been talking to myself for the last few years? You have so much left to do in life! So does Brooke. Oh God, you're both just too young for this.
Don't cry, Mom.
It's just that I'm scared for you. I can't believe this is happening.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.145
I Don't Want To Be
Performed by Gavin DeGraw See more