Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot23 September 2003
Nathan Scott is Tree Hill High's biggest basketball star and is dating Peyton, a cheerleader. Nathan's half brother, Lucas, joins the team - and threatens to take both Nathan's spot in the lineup and his girl.
30 September 2003
Lucas plays his first game as a Tree Hill Raven...and chokes. He isn't the only one confronting insecurities: Peyton can't find the courage to submit her drawings for publication.
7 October 2003
Frustrated by Lucas' growing popularity at school, Nathan searches for Lucas' weak spot, and has the team begin to iniciate hazing incidents against him. Nathan also tries to seek tutoring help from Haley. Brooke begins to fall for Lucas. Meanwhile, Peyton is furious with Lucas for submitting her drawings to the local newspaper without her knowledge.
14 October 2003
After Lucas crowns another good game with the winning point, Nathan switches to plan B, inviting him to a party at his dad's luxurious beach house where he cleverly humiliates him with a truth game and a video of Lucas ma calling Dan her dream husband. After Lucas walks out livid, Haley is stranded, accepts a ride back from Nathan in Peyton's car and accepts to keep tutoring him since failing grades would kill all his and Dan's dreams. On his way back Nathan crashes into Lucas in the car of one of Keith's clients; Nathan thinks he can bluff his way out making Tim his false witness, but there are nasty consequences for both brothers, their girls friends and their parents.
21 October 2003
After the disastrous party and car crash, things still look bad for everyone. Peyton meets coach at the cemetery and exchanges grief and memories about her mother's death in a car accident the one time she ignored a red light and his late wife Camilla. With the benefit match between the Ravens boys and their fathers coming up, captained by Nathan and Dan Scott, Keith is honored to be asked as substitute by his nephew Lucas, and joins in with his mother asking him to reconsider his intent to change his last name to hers after Dan barged in at Keith's auto shop saying Lucas is unworthy of the name. At the game, Dan is the only father who can't just enjoy being creamed by their heirs- he even barges in with the boys after their glorious first half, barking so badly Keith has to defend even Nathan. Dan's behavior on the court is no more sportsmanlike, even at Nathan's expense- the golden boy's filial loyalty gets shocked in both senses of that verb.
28 October 2003
Things are so bad between the Scott half-brothers that they are thrown off the court for rolling over the floor fighting each-other during a game in a North Carolina hick-town, Pinkerton. Brooke is hurt and scams a strong painkiller from a med student, but takes an overdose which forces Haley and Peyton to give the 'drunk' a ride; despite car trouble, they'll have it relatively easy getting back home. Coach decides to punish Nathan and Lucas by making them walk some 30 miles, which turns out just the 'fraternal' male bonding they needed as they are not given a lift but abducted by local hicks who force them to go shopping in their undershorts marked 'Ravens suck' on their backs; even after doing so, their ordeal is far from over... On the home front, Dan and Keith seize the evening without the boys to take Nathan's mother, Deb and Lucas's mother, Karen out, but land in the same restaurant where they get into a fight of their own.
4 November 2003
Now Nathan is taking the heat off Lucas in the team, after their common escape from the hicks and as agreed with his attractive tutor Haley, the kids' attention shifts to boy-girl relationships. This time the battleground is Dan Scott's house, as he hosts a fancy party for the successful Ravens team and supporters, and his wife Deb makes sure even Keith, Lucas and Karen actually come. If anything doesn't help young couples forming or making up, then it's Brooke's nasty games such as truth and dare.
11 November 2003
Brooke takes Peyton to a college party, but her own date turns out just a high school kid, and Peyton falls for the vinyl music taste of student Gabe, who spikes her drink to abuse her- Lucas, who was back with his street basketball friends, must come to the rescue. Karen gets a rare opportunity to take a six weeks cooking course in Italy; Keith and Lucas encourage her, but she fears it could be failing her maternal duty- so Keith will move in while she's away; Deb Scott offers to take care of the café, to Dan's frustration. Nathan gets surprising help in his quest to win Haley back as tutor and friend: Brooke, who hopes to redeem her karma, made a game 'follow the cards with romantic instructions' for them; it works till he tells Tim it's "definitely not a date"- then nature takes over.
18 November 2003
Tension mounts now the Ravens may get their first ever undefeated season if they win against Cove City, but instead of encouraging his son, Dan barks at Nathan he doesn't go deep enough while ordering him to convince his mother he's not unhappy, thus blaming the poor kid for her punishing him by running Karen's place. He decides to take amphetamines supplied by Tim's brother, which make him so aggressive coach throws him out at training; when he gently tries to take the next step while kissing Haley, she also shows him the door. Brooke gets Lucas to go out as 'reward' for recommending a book she lobes, then makes him drink and- get a real tattoo, to Keith's in loco parentis despair and fury. At the crucial game, Nathan's second pill dose lands him first on the bench and next in hospital. Dan doesn't believe the doctors correct substance diagnosis; he didn't even call Deb, who tells him to leave home for good.
20 January 2004
After Peyton walked in on Lucas kissing Brooke the night she got him drunk, they all feel uncomfortable but decide to stay friends; Haley and Peyton even team up to organize live entertainment in Karen's café. Because of Nathan's pills-disaster, coach cancels basketball practice till further notice, telling livid Dan -who fears for the Ravens' shot at a perfect season- 'the game is no fun any more' so he takes off pressure. Nathan feels happy again taking things easy with Haley, but Dan decrees they're 'going to have a good time' on the golf weekend he planned with Deb till she threw him out, leaving the boy no escape from worrying about his parents plausible divorce in between humiliating golf 'lessons' in his dad's arrogant style, till he walks off shouting nobody can be happy with a bully like Dan. Jake shows Lucas why coach cuts him slack: his 6 months old baby Jenny, abandoned by her mother, and gets the advice not to keep that secret any longer. Jake uses the 'open mike' at Karen's to out his baby; afterward Lucas invites Nathan to the Rivercourt where all the kids enjoy informal basketball, putting coach and Keith's worries to rest.
27 January 2004
After Deb drags Dan and Nathan to a family therapist, where they only fight and each expect Nathan to take their side, Nathan looses faith in everything except Haley. Brooke begins to feel jealous about Lucas, but insecure as they have almost no common interests; Lucas and Peyton both reassure her. Lucas finds Peyton's dad home for once; he tells her another, even better paid job will drag him for months to New Zealand... Nathan talks to Keith and coach, who both tell him to do what's best for him, even if that means dropping basketball; he cuts practice and classes, even takes Haley with him playing hooky, to Dan's disgust in more then one way...
3 February 2004
On Dan's birthday, his parents turn up unannounced; Dan tries to make everybody keep Nathan's quitting from them, and Haley offers to come for moral support. Just when she was counting off her dad's return home, Peyton gets a call a storm knocked four men off his ship, and she must identify if a corps is his, so Lucas drives her, but the roads are blocked too so they must spend the night in a motel, but Lucas doesn't forget Brooke. At the Scott diner, the mothers tell the truth, how grandpa Royal Scott also pushed Dan too hard till he took his mother's advice to use a knee injury to quit basketball altogether; like coach Nathan walks out disgusted, losing all respect for the man he always tried desperately to please, and decides how to deal with it.
10 February 2004
In therapy with Deb, who by now wants a divorce, Dan tells he cut Lucas out of his life like a trapped man amputates his arm to survive. Haley gets basketball lessons (to pass PE) from patient Nathan, who to everyone's relief is back with the Ravens. Coach tells Keith he promised his wife 35 years ago they would 'start living' after 20 years of coaching; he just won 500 matches, but what about his most important intention: to make a difference? Strolling on the beach Dan meets Carrie, who fails to seduce him when invited to eat his spare steak as Nathan declined, but just then Deb walks in. Now Brooke believes Lucas is her first true love, he and Peyton don't come clean about the motel; but Haley overhears them and has a row with him. Nathan convinces coach he does matter for boys like him who still need guidance. While driving with Lucas, Keith is hit by another car. Dan is nearby and rushes Lucas to the hospital.
17 February 2004
When the doctor tells Keith it's too soon to tell how bad Lucas's injuries are, he informs Haley, who throws Nathan out immediately and calls Peyton, who is with Brooke at the time. Mother Karen learns to her surprise Dan saved her boy by bringing him in and giving permission for surgery as his father, while Keith caused the accident under nearly illegal influence of alcohol. Karen and Deb comfort each-other at Lucas's sickbed, where Peyton briefly and Brooke more elaborately meet Karen. After Haley gives him the silent treatment, Nathan sadly admits to Deb he barely minds she's separating from Dan. Karen hears her insurance probably won't cover all the hospital bills, and finds out later that Keith paid the bill. Coach assures Karen not to doubt Keith's love for Lucas. Jake and the park court basketball gang make a get-better-video for Lucas; even Tim joins in making a chalk drawing on the court. Dan cancels marriage mediation, and isn't impressed by Deb's lawyer either, but gets a hug from Karen. Peyton tells Haley Lucas reads her soul. Nathan says at Lucas's sickbed he envies him some time off, suggests him to make up with his loved ones, and Lucas wakes up with Nathan on his bedside. Nathan goes to get Haley, telling her he doesn't regret having courted her for the wrong reasons as she changed him for the better, then gives her a ride to hospital.
24 February 2004
Now Lucas is out of the coma and released home, where his ma tries to make him take it easy on doctors orders, Jake brings him a games console as a get-better-and-return gift from the Ravens and uses the opportunity to get a job in Karen's café. Nathan tells his ma he understands his parents' divorce is the only option by now, and turns all his attention to Haley, who makes him realize he's not a baby who must go where he's told but can legally choose; both parents seem confident and determined to win him over, but Dan convinces him Deb doesn't stand a chance because of her secret past. Lucas has decided to break up with Brooke -but didn't tell her- sneaks out to Peyton and collapses there; he is rushed to the emergency room, Brooke finds out and faces Peyton bitterly. Although Karen is determined to repay Keith Lucas' medical bills, since Keith 'can't repay' having endangered his life, he cashes in all his savings and plans a mortgage on his garage.
2 March 2004
Dan experiences he has abused both his boys so often neither will thank him for anything- Nathan not for a brand new sports car, Lucas not even for having saved his life. Now neither Brooke nor Peyton is going with him, and coach forbids him to work out as it over-strains his hurt arm, Lucas goes out with a loose girl in a bar, Nikki, ignorant of her relevant past. Dan makes Keith an offer he cannot refuse to pay Lucas' hospital bills: a sale of his garage at market value, keeping him on as manager with an option to buy it back. Deb finally tells Nathan the truth Dan holds over her: when their son was on basketball summer camp years ago, she walked out with another man- he now feels betrayed by both parents and wants completely out of the family...
6 April 2004
Nathan has moved into his own apartment, away from both parents. To prepare for a match away, Coach orders Lucas to coach Nathan's weakest points, and makes them uneasy roommates; in the evening the boys sneak out but the strip joint Tim 'could get them in' turns out to be queer. Peyton and Sparkle Classic cheer-leading coach Brooke also find themselves bunking together; when Theresa falls sick, Haley is recruited and gets a crash course. Mouth spies the other teams -he demonstrates with more talent then most girls!- so they rework both choreography (Brooke) and music (Peyton); after training Brooke gets the hot pool opened, the boys jump in and coach grills chaperons Karen and Peyton's dad Larry Sawyer, but nobody minds. The new routine rocks, so Brooke wins the choreography prize. In the game Nathan uses the fade-away Lucas proposed and scores the winning point. At the home front manager Keith feels smothered by Dan and his men, and makes a drastic choice.
13 April 2004
By annual tradition the Raven boys are -willingly- auctioned for charity till midnight. Overeager go-go-dancer Tim fails to please the shallow girls, but $8 say he can do chores for Deb, whose warning to bring a clothes change as it will be sweaty is totally, Tim-optimistically-hornily misunderstood, in a way that almost shocks even Dan... Jake in cuddly mascot-costume fetches $100, but is furious to find from whom: his ex Nicki, who walked out on him and their baby daughter Jenny... Lucas fetched $115 from Haley, class act 'boy toy' Nathan $112.53 from Peyton (at Haley's anxious urging). Last available male Mouth absurdly $200 from Brooke, who didn't get in earlier as she brought no cash; she even takes him in the limousine she ordered for a hunkier catch, they become better friends the either hoped but she realizes how shallow her party life is when a hunk she dated that week already remembered her name, while she didn't remember him at all. While Nathan and Peyton just played and had one innocent kiss (that was required at the end of their paid for time) after agreeing Haley is right for him, Lucas -who also had to kiss Haley ath the end of their night- saw Nate and Peyton kissing and mistoke it for hiim cheating on Haley... Meanwhile Karen dates her former classmate Larry Sawyer, Peyton's dad, and Keith ends up following Whitey's advice to declare his love for Karen... with dire results.
20 April 2004
Lucas believed he saw more then an auction slave's duty when Nathan kissed Peyton, but confronted Nathan is convincingly indignant. Brooke and a test kit tell Lucas they're expecting a baby. Jake still refuses Nikki any part in Jenny's life. Nathan tells Haley he doesn't understand she won't share his bed but tattooed his jersey number on her backside. After 15 years Keith proposes to Karen, who 'isn't ready', and decides to leave. Dan tells Lucas not to let Brooke ruin his life as Karen did by having him; and bursts in at Nathan's to tell him the beach-house will be waiting 'when' he hits rock bottom.
27 April 2004
Keith has a solicitation as auto-shop teacher in a Charleston school; Lucas is heartbroken his surrogate father may move that far away. Haley and Nathan finally feel cozy living together, but when Dan finds out he sold the car he gave his poor son, he demands the money it fetched unless he moves in with him again- so the kid chooses to stay poor and takes a lousy job serving food in the mall, where a kid he never even noticed in his history class is now the sports heroes' vindictive boss- one visit by Dan convinces even him to go easy on the long-envied golden boy whose silver spoon came at such a price, so he won't miss his own housewarming party. When he gets there, Mouths music and Nikki literally fighting with Peyton have alerted the police, so Dan -who just got in bed with Deb- gets a call from the sheriff to bail him out.
4 May 2004
The knowledge that Dan actually requested joint custody over Lucas but was turned away by Karen makes Keith doubt her and the Scott boys, who now train together as friends, how their lives would have been growing up as brothers. Peyton and Brooke loose Jake's baby daughter Jenny in the mall, and find Nikki picked her up. Haley is furious when she finds porn sites on Nathans computer, even though everybody else considers cyber-sex innocent fun, no competition for her. Since coach Whitey must have an operation, Dan manages -to his fury- to be made Ravens coach for one match, and works the boys like a penal company. Jake thinks he'll lose a custody battle against Nikki, so he considers moving to family in Savannah and gets Peytons support. Lucas comes to a decision which worries both Karen and Keith.
11 May 2004
The game against Masonboro, coached by Dan, can mean a perfect season for the Ravens. Nathan finally gets Haley over the computer images- and in bed. Brooke swears Peyton she's two-timing Nikki who wants to take Jenny from Jake. Karen is not prepared to see Lucas leave to Charleston with Keith, which makes nearly everybody sad. At the game bully Dan ignores the medical advice to have Lucas' arm X-rayed and keeps it from him so he'll play; Nathan overhears him but passes him the decisive last minute shot, and thus shatters the unbeaten season dream. Just before he leaves, Lucas gets surprising news from Nathan and Haley...
21 September 2004
Nathan and Haley wake up next to each-other, barely able to believe they just got married; flash-backs show how her parents agreed and she nearly chickened out realizing they have not a single identical CD; when they hear Dan is in hospital, she suggests not to tell him right now. Deb takes the news badly in the hospital chapel, blaming the newly-weds while fearing Dan is dying. Lucas has a new haircut as a symbol of his new life with Keith in Charlotte; hearing about Dan they make a list of reasons not to go back, but decide Lucas should for Nathan's sake, but Keith for his hateful brother? On such a beautiful day, Brooke insists to take Peyton on her parents' speed yacht, and even skinny-dive.
28 September 2004
Lucas is back. He enlists Brooke and Peyton to give a party for Nathans marriage to Haley, but Deb is too livid, even now Dan is getting better, to consent- Nathan makes clear her and Dans disapproval are irrelevant, but Dan takes his news surprisingly well and just seems concerned he will give up basketball. Keith tells Karen he hasn't decided whether to leave again; he takes coach's advice to visit Dan, who seems forgiving even after Debs infidelity with him, so he decides to run Dan's dealership for a while.
5 October 2004
Tim is dead-set to hire a stripper so Nathan must get a post-wedding bachelors night; the girls laugh at him -and grab their chance to rip off Nathans shower towel- but although Haley is worried, Brooke is actually no less eager to throw Haley a killer bridal shower in her expensive style, starting with a limo ride to a private lingerie show followed by a car repair man who doubles as shirtless dancer. Dan is still recovering and atypically friendly, even asking Lucas to forgive him for everything; Deb considers taking him back. Keith starts in Dans managers seat by offering Lucas a job, who passes it on to Nathan and offers instead to mind the café now his ma Karen has decided to go to college. Tim shamelessly shows his dads 'porn video' starring his step-mom, but when he gets mouthy to who he thinks the stripper his brother hired it's two female cops who arrest him for real, which only makes even more horny. In the strip club where Haley gets a stripping lesson, Brookes credit card is refused: washing dishes! The female stripper arrives after all the boys have gone home, but is eager to please hunky Nathan in private as far as he wants...
12 October 2004
Brooke tells the Latino pool boy he's not allowed to use the swimming pool, and when he gets out finds he was skinny diving- the next morning he turns up at her school in a sports car; it's her new neighbor Felix Taggaro, who is even more flirtatious, self-confident and sassy then she and uses Mouth to find his way. At college Karen gets to know personally her business economics professor Andy Hargrove, a retired self-made tycoon. When Lucas tells he wants to use Dan's rehabilitation to get to know him properly, Nathan gives him his blessing. Dan orders Keith to fire Nathan, to no avail. When Keith advises against the second hand car Haley and he hoped to buy, he generously spends the money on a keyboard so she can work on her composing talent- and gets barked at to take it back by his ingrate wife. Peyton gets a chance to manage a famous musical duo, but only if she supplies them with and uses cocaine. While taking a sports car for a test-spin, Dan makes Lucas accept Felix' race dare, and offers him the keys- which chases him away. Deb encourages Karen finally to start her long-dreamed bar extension to the café and is asked to help run it as a club. Now she's poor, Brooke is caught shoplifting but Felix saves her bacon. Keith offers Nathan to learn car mechanics by fixing together a car/wreck he intended to strip for parts, which Nathan may then keep.
19 October 2004
Felix Taggaro, the new kid in school, makes his grand entry in Tree Hills youth society by organizes a "dare night" on personal invitation, test the limits of the coolest kids plus Mouth (who was very helpful) and Tim, who begged hard enough. The tasks for the pairs, both picked by Felix, are very different, unfairly so. Nathan and Tim, get one humiliation after the other, Tim -who feels neglected now Nathan is such a devoted husband- even a full body waxing. Mouth has the fun of his life doing things he would never dare on his own, and his two black teammates, from Rivercourt basketball. During a shoplifting, Lucas is saved from arrest by the mysterious Latino girl Anna, who helps him trough all the way. Felix reserves pairing up with Brooke for himself, who nearly chickens out each time. Haley is teamed with Peyton, who tearfully confesses to a real priest, and off script, she has tried cocaine. Keith is caught off guard when a beautiful woman comes to Dans Motors and begins flirting with him. Karen enjoys her first date with Andy, her younger professor.
26 October 2004
Peyton meets cocky record shop clerk Chris Keller who turns out the only good musician on the club's auditions besides Haley, who has too much stage-fright. Coach won't listen when Lucas genuinely suggests to reconsider an eye operation. Lucas learns Anna is overprotective Felix' sister. Nathan gets a once in a lifetime invitation for the three months Highfliers basketball summer-camp in Florida. Now her parents are financially ruined, Brooke decides to recruit Felix as her purely physical toy-boy, and is forced to hold a garage sale. Dan invites Deb to watch the meteor shower together, Andy asks Karen, Anna gets Lucas to. Keith has a romantic date with his car-naive lady-client Jules. Nathan pretends to Haley not be accepted for Highfliers fearing they can't afford it and makes her overcome her stage-fright. When Dan realizes Deb is not ready for reconciliation, he pretends his actually excellent rehab-results are bad. Mouth proves his love for Brooke by buying back the doll-house she failed to overprice enough.
2 November 2004
Felix continues to be Brooke's sex-toy. Chris makes Peyton beg for him to perform at the Tric club opening and hands her a 'rider' (list of demands), which inspires Brooke- about non-committal rules for Felix. Dan tells startled Karen he forgave Keith for sleeping with Deb, news to her. Keith asks Jules to the opening, they become exclusive. Coach, in hospital, understands Nathan gives up Highflyers for Haley's sake; seeing the crowd gives her major stage-fright, but when Chris leaves the stage because the teenage crowd won't listen quietly she plays, to applause, then he invites her to collaborate musically. Mouth hoped to get a shot at Brooke, but she commends him as a- sweet little brother, ouch; he accuses Felix, Lucas gets it backward and catches a solid punch, mainly for dating Theresa; Craig throws Felix out, Mouth brings drunk Brooke home, who only wakes up when Felix is beside her.
9 November 2004
To Brooke's horror, her ma even sold her king-size bed. Chris Keller asks Haley to play and sing on his studio recording that same evening and coaches her well enough to give her confidence and consider a career in music. Karen confronts Peyton about her cocaine experience and tells manager Rick she wants no more ties with him. Keith is happy with Jules in and after bed. Brooke, Peyton, Haley and Anna have a slumber party in Nathan's apartment where Felix is found naked twice, first in bed with Brooke, and secrets and lies are revealed in anger. Meanwhile, Lucas and Nathan drive to Charleston for a Bobcats basketball game, where Nathan reveals he really come to be tested free during a college study for Dan's genetic heart defect HCM and asks Lucas do the same as they each have a 50% risk, but Lucas refuses to live in fear again; Nathan is okay. Karen and Andy finally go all the intimate way despite wrestling with their teacher-pupil ethics.
16 November 2004
Haley makes Nathan agree to go to the prom even though his parents will be chaperons; Peyton pays Brooke's chosen dress for it; Lucas tells Felix he's taking Anna; Mouth comes alone 'on the prowl'. Lucas learns Dan is hiding his full recovery. Haley finally accepts to play with Chris in Peyton's club, but they run late, leaving Nathan dancing with his ma; when she finally arrives they are crowned king and queen of the ball but just then Nathan learns she worked with Chris even while he was in Charlotte, and ends up showing he gave up Highflyers for her. After Mouth tells her he, not Felix, took care of her while she was drunk, she's livid and tells Felix he'll never have her heart.
30 November 2004
After the prom, Anna sleeps over at Peyton's- Felix sneers she's getting a worse reputation then his, while Peyton has a hard time with lesbianism-innuendos, even though Brooke says that appeals to boys, but ends up making a stand at school. Brooke finds Nathan slept on Lucas's floor; when he goes home, Haley tells him she respects his sacrifice and wants him to go to Highflyers, but won't do the one thing he asks, stop seeing Chris, so he walks out again and warns Chris in ominous terms and grip. Brooke blames Felix for her broken windshield and rages at him; he finds out it was Mouth, who also tells Lucas, but pays anyway; in the end he convinces her of his love. Dan takes the reins back at the dealership and offers Keith to stay on. Karen orders Lucas to take the medical test, or no basketball anyway- Nathan confesses he told her. Chris gets a chance to make a tour, asks Haley along and kisses her again. After Deb confesses her infidelity with him to Karen, Jules gets a call from Keith he loves her, and reports it to...
25 January 2005
After Deb's confession to have slept with Keith, Karen shows her the door and later has a misunderstanding which makes her break up with Andy. Haley chickens out on her music career at the last minute, so Chris leaves alone. When she gets home, her older sister Taylor is there. Nathan hopes she won't remember she was his first sex partner at a party in the beach house. They become friends and he decides she can stay a few weeks. Jake is back, without Jenny, for a few days he spends mainly with Peyton. Lucas finds out how Jules' poverty drove her to break Keith's heart. Felix has a fight with Lucas for 'hurting Anna' -who later confesses to Lucas she's just lesbian but hoped to be bi. Karen and Andy ultimately make up.
1 February 2005
Karen decides to make Lucas's life as miserable as possible till he takes the heart test and asks Andy over while his house is in a contractor's hands. Brooke needs a job- the Crab shack hires her, but not as waitress, just 'PR' in a crab suit; she quickly makes friends with the other underpaid girls but is the only one to develop a militant labor union attitude. Lucas confronts Dan about Jules, and is told about Debs adultery with Keith, who cannot deny it and swears Jules is his true love. Taylor sees Haley's tattoo and bugs her and Nathan about not following big sister's own advice in the past; when Nathan warns her to stop hinting at their first night she bitches back the full truth can hurt him more- so he tells Haley himself, who needs a cooling off period but then understands it was before they knew each-other; all three make up. Lucas confides about Jules to Anna, now he knows her lesbian secret. Keith offers Luke to take the HCM-test together, now Jules wants him to. Dan hosts and even cooks for a dinner with Keith and Jules, constantly getting at their and Deb's nerves, and afterward warns her Keith won't forgive her if he tells him their dirty secret; Keith tells Lucas Jules just accepted his wedding proposal. After researching regulations, Brooke starts hard action- they are all fired, and threaten to tell the public about his inferior crab supplies, and get a raise, but quits anyhow and turns her attention to Felix and running for student council president. Karen gives up forcing Lucas- and hears he just took the test.
8 February 2005
Brooke plans her presidential campaign with Felix; her opponent is confident, never-defeated Erica Marsh, who lives for the job. Dan asks Lucas to move in with him while offering Keith to pay for a grand wedding with Jules. Nathan discovers lovers e-mail to Chris from Haley on their computer, believes her most are from Taylor and they decide the stirring sister must leave. Jake is back for good, moves in with Peyton and asks coach for a good word at school. Erika plays the campaign dirty, so Brooke decides to pull all the stops and asks Lucas to write her a killer speech- he suggest a J.F. Kennedy address. At the club Tric, Chris Kelly is back, as artist opening act; he also dares Nathan about Haleys love, and once the main act 'the Wreckers' has asked him along on their tour invites Haley to join them- she tells Nathan she wants to, solely as a unique career opportunity, and is told to choose: the tour or him, and yet she goes. Karen fails to stop Lucas moving to Dan or at least find out why: he will pay for Lucas' medication, as he was not tested negative but showed her Keiths results.
15 February 2005
Deb is angry to hear from Dan Lucas moves in, but hopeful now Haley has left Nathan he might also return. Nathan is a wreck, and seems determined to wreck his school-prospects; he won't listen to anyone, even hits the still taunting Dan. Jake and Jenny live in Peyton's room, but she is reluctant to become intimate again. Erica stops at nothing to defeat Brooke, but clever speeches by her and Mouth still turn the tide. Lucas seems to feel at home with Dan.
22 February 2005
Coach tells the students of Tree Hill High to make a video recording for the traditional time capsule they expect to be open in 50 years. When Mouth tells it's sometimes opened early, Anna convinces him to help erase hers- they can't resist watching some other. Lucas moves in with Dan; Andy helps Karen to fight Dan in court, but she fails to remain rational. Nathan continues his self-destruction, believing Haley will never return, quits his job at Dans garage and gets Lucas and him arrested; they fight over Dan and Keith so Lucas tells his true motivation, and Dan understands when Nathan tells when he bails them out. Peyton and Jake go on their first date. Brook starts to really think about what she can do as president. When Jules tells Dan she'll tell Keith the truth, he says he may just keep off anyway. Jake and Peyton are becoming comfortable with intimacy.
1 March 2005
Brooke is high: she's about to be installed as school president and her dad should get another well-paid job. Nathan, still drinking, is livid after a call from Haley she'll be on TV, refuses to go to Keiths wedding, gets no sympathy from coach -who even rats out his fake ID in the liquor store- and drives Deb to abuse pain killers, as Lucas soon finds out. Andy thinks Karen can get Lucas back now his detective found Dan pays all expenses for some Emily Chambers. Chris makes it appear on national TV as if he and Haley are a couple. Best man Lucas takes Brooke, Jake and Peyton are late as they are too horny, Nathan turns up drunk and cursing outside the church. When Andy learns Jules is Emily, Karen asks and guesses what Dan pays her for- Jules runs off, only Dan triumphs. While Nathan burns his memories of Haley, Deb tells him to go get her back. Brookes dad got the job- but must move to California next week...
19 April 2005
Niki turns up with a court decision in absentia awarding her custody of Jenny- Andy offers Jake legal help as fleeing is loosing. Lucas goes to his ma now the truth is out but decides to stay with Dan as he considers himself the enemy's only weak spot. Keith feels betrayed by everyone; Dan can't resist gloriously admitting having set him up and is physically assaulted. Brooke dreads her impeding departure and realizes she may stay with a friend; Peyton is willing, but her parents refuse. Anna turns Felix in to the principal for writing dike on Peytons locker, with disastrous results: he is dumped by Brooke, his parents send him to military school, and Anna even blames him for not knowing she's the lesbian. Nathan drives to where Haley tours, pours out his heart ready to do everything for their marriage, but only hears she wasn't ready and right now the show comes first, so he returns. Lucas makes Brookes year: Karen and he take her in. Keith leaves, anywhere and maybe forever.
26 April 2005
Lucas and Peyton hide Jake and Jenny at Nathan's place while he chases Haley. Lucas finds Dans secret hiding place for cash and a secret ledger; when he and Andy come get it at night, all is gone. Annas former lover Darby turns up; she ends up coming clean to her parents, who still love her, but returns to boarding school. Nathan accepts an invitation to spend the night at the bar where Taylor lives this week; they drink heavy and participate in the bar dancing show. Niki claims Jennys isn't Jake's biologically. Brooke stays late at a party without permission, misses her shift in the café and learns to pay her debts and her dues chore-wise. Jake won't hear reason from his lawyer and chooses jail over handing over Jenny to irresponsible Niki, even if that's his best chance to get her back in a few months.
3 May 2005
Deb's cool younger brother, race pilot Cooper 'Coop' Lee, visits his favorite nephew Nathan and invites him and Lucas to Daytona, where the boys and his kid brother Jarret get a crash course from competitor Ray Green's daughter Daytona 'Toni' in not crashing for a taste of the race. Dan informs college about Andy's improper relationship with Karen- he must choose and gives his notice. Mouth fakes being drunk so Brooke can 'drive him home'; Erica is a real client, and hits on with him, kissing. Dan finds Deb wasted in the garden. At the day of the (private) race, competitive athlete Nathan's pride is hurt, so he tries to break the track speed record but crashes with bad long injury; the doctors tell Deb her blood is too 'rich' in pills to donate; Toni thinks Nathan was suicidal. Coach tells Peyton Jenny is safe in a small Florida town.
10 May 2005
While Nathan is unconscious in the hospital, he dreams a nightmare alternative version of his life, in which Dan married Karen and lives with her and Lucas, while Keith is the successful car dealer, Dan is assistant coach and trains Lucas as the Ravens star. Nathan is the poor underdog living with Deb -who runs the café- but may still be recommended for Highflyers by coach Whitey if he wins a duel; Haley is his girlfriend, Brooke makes a pass at him. Karen cheats on Dan with Keith. Peyton goes steady with Lucas but tells Haley to warn Nathan about Lucas' dirty plans; Dan's attempt to bribe Nathan off actually motivates him to fight, so he is abducted, bound and dumped by Lucas's Ravens hardcore. Peyton dumps Lucas, who looses the duel after she picked Nathan up.
17 May 2005
Nathan is recovering and back home, but won't tell Lucas what drove him. Brooke pieced together a shredded invoice Lucas sneaked home, so she learns about his investigation for Dans car dealership scam, and Andy makes sense of it but feels Lucas should stop taking risks. Nathan was relieved to hear his hospital bills are all paid, when Dan bursts in; he refuses to move back home even during revalidation, but keeps annulment forms. The kids planned a benefit film night for Nathan's medical bills, and go on just for the fun; to their surprise he appreciates an accidental films switch showing car accidents. After talking to Peyton he wants to forgive his ma for fleeing into pills, as she begs in a letter, but understands his insurance wasn't paid, so he sees Dan who confirms he paid, the rent too, and ends up believing he could be on the road to becoming a bitter bastard like him if he makes the wrong choices; he even asks Lucas to back off his investigation and decides to return home; Haley got her annulment petition offered by Dan too. Andy shows Lucas the profits went largely in a college fund for him; he moves back to Karen when Nathan returns.
24 May 2005
The class's last essay assignment is about what they lost during the year, which sets some thinking. Karen attacks Dan when she learns he tries to get Andy deported; Andy cleverly trick him to check the black books hiding place. Jake has high hopes to get Jenny back now his attorney found Nikki lied under oath about attending college; but the day before, Nikki visits him to show she found Jenny already... Coach encourages Nathan to go to Highflyers, as he has grown in character enough, but Dan claims his ma Deb will collapse again if he leaves after her return. Karens club TRIC fills for Jimmy Eat World. Lucas and Brooke visit New York for an overnight stay with Haley; Chris says they never had sex, but she refuses to give up her musical life. Jake tells Peyton to forget him as his quest for Jenny looks desperate.
24 May 2005
Brooke claims she's not upset Lucas kept amorous mementos of Peyton, as she wants friendship, not romance, with him, but he considers declaring she's his true love. Nathan justly mistrusts whether Lucas is finished trapping Dan when he sees him in the office. Deb is welcomed home by Dan announcing they're a family again now Nathan moves back in, but later she tells Nathan she wants him to go to Highflyers as coach advises, she didn't get on pills because he moved out, and they decide to walk out together, for good. Lucas tells Karen she shouldn't mind him and go to Andy in New Zealand alone. Peyton discovers she was interviewed by a phony reporter Ellie. Lucas shows Deb he has enough on his black money to bring Dan down, but when she announces Dan she's leaving, he points out the business is in her name, so she would risk the same jail term; she gets back on pills and asks Nathan to wait, he shows Lucas it was all faked as a test which he failed and is therefore thrown out, without the college fund -which was real- and stops paying his heart medication. Searching for Lucas' proof on Dan, Nathan finds proof of his trip to Haley, and cancels their friendship. Peyton and Dan get major surprises, and Nathan...
5 October 2005
Haley turned up at Nathans door, asking to be together again, but he is urgently called away to the fire in Dan's office- Deb asks her along. Peyton tells Lucas about Elisabeth who claims to be her -dead- mother but knows things; her dad now says her beloved ma was not her biological mother- she turns away from both. Three months later Brooke returns walking straight up to Lucas, who was however just waiting for Karen. Nathan finally can go to High Flyers, and Haley's declaration of 'never ceased' love doesn't get to him; but there he remains torn between his love for her and the shattered trust. Dan says in confession he will remember who drugged him and let him to die in his burning car dealership, and then...
12 October 2005
Brooke has a end of the summer party on the beach; Nathan is home from basketball camp; Lucas deals with Brooke's rules for dating; Peyton deals with family issues; Haley tries to tell Nathan how she feels.
19 October 2005
Lucas and Haley dig up, as each year, their previous predictions for the new school year; he decorated Brookes locker- they are arranged alphabetically, making the Scott brothers and Haley neighbors. Mouth pod-cast-interviews Ravens-star Nathan. Dan warns coach Durham he plans to have the school board remove him and Lucas he remembers his arson. Ellie tells Lucas the marijuana is for her cancer pain. When Haley asks coach for help with Nathan, he just gives her a detention slip for entering the boys locker room- Nathan is there to, but pays her no attention; next day, same place, they talk a bit. When dad Larry and Ellie wait for Peyton, she storms out blaming Lucas for 'trapping' her; left alone, dad makes her consider a shrink. Karen reminds Nathan how desperately he wanted Haley back. Dan tells the board the Ravens can be North Carolina state champions without Whitey, Karen praises his lessons on life for the boys- he stays on, but gives Mouth a scoop: he'll retire next year. When Dan nearly chokes Lucas, Peyton stops him and makes him tell he didn't start the fire but found Dan and dragged him out- Lucas now regrets that, Dan says a real man had left him and demands secrecy. Haley is happy to hear Nathan considers an annulment a lie, not when he proposes a divorce instead, hopeful again when he says the legal one year- waiting period gives them time to reconsider.
26 October 2005
Lucas and Haley have a ball trying on costumes for a masked ball in Karens club; Lucas hopes to make Brooke accept becoming exclusive. Dan records mayor Mullins having kinky sex and uses the tape to make him drop reelection and support his own run for office; Deb can get her divorce if she endorses him sixty more days, till after the election; she decides to milk the time, spending a fortune on a 'candidate's wife's look' (wardrobe and even a personal trainer Hans) while dumping his cloths and uses a tazer to enforce a distance in bed, but his revenge is as sweet. Peyton and her dad try to get okay again with each-other and her late ma. At the ball many kids enjoy or toy with alternative identities, while Haley only wants to drop her rock star status and get Nathan back. Lucas tells Haley about his heart disease after Haley saw him steal from Karens till now Dan no longer pays his medicine. Nathan asks Chris Keller to help Haley, strictly with her music: done, but the lout also steals a kiss in an identical costume as Nathans.
2 November 2005
Dan presents the Ravens opening show for the new basketball season, but after the choreographed cheerleaders the boys come rolling in with a public fight between Lucas and Nathan over Haley; then a major flashback... Brooke and Peyton audition would be-cheerleaders; the obvious winner is arrogant, slutty Rachel, who Brooke accidentally indicates when telling Lucas to date another girl. While Dans team plans his mayoral election campaign, Deb deliberately walks in dressed sluttier then a drunk whore. Captain Nathan puts Lucas on the bench for back-talk. Brooke wants to field Haley instead of Rachel. Coach grudgingly introduces Dan and smiling, to everyone's surprise, his late-hour mayoral opponent: Karen Roe! When Dan announces the team, Lucas calling Nathan 'just like' his dad starts their fight, and Brooke attacks Rachel. Coach is livid at the brothers- and makes Lucas co-captain. Rachel sits naked in Lucas's car, and Brooke chews both of them, to his surprise admitting she only wanted to be desired exclusively by proclaiming non-exclusiveness.
9 November 2005
After the abysmal fight-performance at the Ravens' opening games, Whitey condemns the boys team to 'gym suicide'; Lucas's failure to tell about his heart condition makes coach go even harder on the others, yet he implores Haley not to spill the beans on his poor health. The cheerleaders are threatened with abolition, so Brooke decides to divert her girls from fighting by a variation on Lucas's baseball dream-team: the girls individually draft exclusive dream boys. While spouses-to-be-separated Dan and Deb continue to make each-others life misery, Karen and Deb try to counter Dan's mayoral Barnum campaign, which gets him a huge lead in the polls, then that fight turns dirty too. Latecomer Rachel tries hard to make friends with the 'old" girls- Peyton refuses, Brooke remains her sworn enemy but is outsmarted at every turn. Chris pushes Haley to dump her cheesy 'crap' songs to write from the heart, about real emotions, and tells his secret patron Nathan that her music and love are inseparable.
16 November 2005
Lucas dreams of Brooke but wakes up next to Chris; Nathan dreams of Brooke and Haley together. The girls' boys draft still arouses jealousy and intrigues, and of course appetite from horny boys like Tim. Nathan, Haley, Chris and Brooke are appalled to find the idyllic spot on the beach of Nathan and Haley's wedding ruined by bulldozers. Mouth and Peyton spend time with his grandpa Mel, whose Alzheimer is far enough to confuse Mouth with his dad Joe. Deb and hesitant Karen spray on Dan's huge billboard- and get stuck as their ladder tips over, so Deb makes a rope with their clothes. Continuing their walk together, Haley tells Nathan no success on tour was meaningful without his love, and he joins his own prediction with hers and Lucas's and shows her one of the purple flowers from their wedding site, saying the roots are still there; they end up in each-others arms. Lucas finds Brooke in bed- with Chris.
30 November 2005
After Lucas surprised Chris with Brooke, even her self-confidence isn't enough to remain assured she hasn't really lost the possible love of her life. Chris informs Nathan whom he thought already knew and gets knocked for once more breaking up a relationship for someone he's not even truly in love with. Dan phones the radio station to point out on air his competitor Karen is unmarried and checks on Nathans condition for the new season, but gets the cold shoulder. Tim looks forward to the boys getting tattoos this year. Karen nor cake can cheer up Lucas, who doesn't even feel like basketball anymore; Nathans advice in the locker-room to concentrate on his playing and forgive Brooke for love's sake don't help either. Coach tells the team he'll retire after this season, and expects them, his best team ever, to prove so by results; Lucas stinks worst of all at the first game, which is an utter loss. Haley and Nathan are back on speaking terms. Mouth shows 'mayor' Karen his cell-phone recording of Dan roughing up Nathan and coach throwing him out after the match.
7 December 2005
Brookes stolen tops from the shop where she worked land her, Haley and Peyton in jail. Nathan refuses to bail them out, but accepts to drive Chris to the man to whom he lost at poker the $2000 for Haleys studio recording; on the road he learns they must win it back playing poker. Lucas bails everyone out but Brooke. After seeing Karen's TV spot of him rouging up Nathan, Dan demands she bows out or he shows the public virtual proof who tried to burn him alive, but after a phone call she stays in the race. Brooke uses her talent with needle and tread to create a clothes-line for Internet-sale. The poker-game on a river-boat is a disaster as Chris stinks at it, and they are accused of cheating, so they must jump overboard with the money, but Chris who can't swim looses their winnings in the water; when he confesses the kiss at the ball and is a total ass Nathan punches him on the nose repeatedly, but he still gets the tape by selling his guitar and leaves town. The election is close but goes Dan's way; Lucas assures Deb he suspects but has no proof she was the arsonist; she stays away from his triumph.
11 January 2006
Haley is back in Nathan's bed; she's scared when Dan turns up and tells her he still expects their annulment. Brooke is back in Lucas' bed, but freaks out when the Internet-orders are over tenfold her dressmaking capacity; she puts everyone, even babysat children, to work, but only Rachel proves productive- and only on her own order. Peyton asks Lucas to drive her to her mother Elisabeth, but not to join them there; her amazing LP collection shows they have music to bond, and she asks her in vain to move in back with Larry and her while helping Haley with her record; meanwhile Lucas visits Faith who lives nearby; back home Peyton gets a surprise visit. Deb tells Nathan she's not coming back to One Tree Hill and confesses life with Dan turned her into the deliberate arsonist 'to free both of us'; he is disgusted, tells her Dan still wants what's best for him in his wicked way, she counters he even turned away the best school-team's scout and threatened her into silence. Rachel approaches Mouth.
18 January 2006
Another terrible Ravens game; coach blames everything on total lack of team spirit. Keith is back, admitting to Lucas his fiancé Jules was not what he hoped, and just no match for Karen. Brooke must take the couch at Nathans place, but gets invited for Rogue Vogue, a fashion talent show in New York. Nathan fears Dan was right to suggest Haleys sudden lack of birth control is all too convenient. Coach punishes the boys by transferring them from the glorious stadium to a dump which they must first clean up; Nathan walks out, but after talking to Lucas and Dan about his chances for a scholarship etc. returns. Keith laughs at Dan's promise to prove he's the arsonist, but tells Karen he had intended to kill his brother but was beaten to it by Deb and helped her flee. Lucas shows Nathan the tactical advantages of studying the flaws in the old court. Karen warns Lucas to be careful with Brooke in every respect. Brooke finds out gratefully her design work was entered by- Rachel! Karen kisses Keith, but he is arrested for the murder attempt on Dan before her eyes...
25 January 2006
Keith is arrested as suspect for the arson attempt on his brother Dan, but to the mayors anger soon released for lack of proof. The kids are supposed to get counseling about choosing a college, but nearly all have their minds elsewhere. Nathan and Haley make up, but have chosen colleges 3000 miles apart. Brooke believes Rachel deliberately entered her for the New York fashion contest because it's the same day as the cheerleaders' high-day, the Classic. Ellie insists Peyton shouldn't doubt about going to college at all. Mouth has enough of Brookes bitching, so he goes to the game with Rachel. Because Nathan missed political science class now Dan teaches that course, coach benches him, just when the major East Coast talent scout is present; still he gives Lucas the winning tactical tip, which really impresses coach...
1 February 2006
During a bad storm, Lucas spends the night with Brooke, who bitches because the last line of his letter is identical to one he once wrote to Peyton about love forever; he must chase her in the pouring rain, suggesting she just wants an excuse to break up; they make up in bed. Now Haley's record is finished after three weeks, Ellie plans to leave Peyton again but stays during the storm, reminiscing. Mouth visits Rachel to watch a movie in her bedroom, she tries to build up his confidence and coach him in womanizing, he wants to remain his honest self, turns down kissing unless it's for real and walks out. Keith helps Karen now the roof leaks; they kiss and make love. Haley suggests she and Nathan could go to Duke University, he retorts he is going to Stanford, her first choice; he proves how much he kept loving her all the time by showing newspaper cuttings about her tour. Mayor Dan hears the power break will last all night and decides to break in at Keiths; an old photo brings back fraternal childhood memories, his computer holds fascinating data; next stop the bank with a key he 'found'- bingo, his own parallel car dealership ledger.
8 February 2006
Peyton tries to handle her biological ma Ellie's death by taking a road-trip to New York with Haley and Brooke for her fashion contest. Coach reads the boys the riot act on the bus to the Classic, but finds chaperons Keith and Karen giving the bad example on the backseats and decides to share Keiths room, Karen goes to his, he even drags Keith along bowling. Rachel runs a tight ship captaining the cheerleaders. Brooke hears her turn is a day later: no Classic for her? The Scott brothers accept player Tony Battle's invitation to an 'early' party after a home dinner, which sets them thinking about family and life. Bevin has worked out a cascade of room-switches so Haley sleeps with Nathan and drunk-puking Peyton with Lucas. Brooke meets her stunning 15 year-old model Solaris who takes her to a hot party and ODs; she runs, talks to a cabdriver and a competition official, realizes winning means starting adult life and flies straight back to do the Classic instead, in time to share in her teams triumph. Karen proposes to Keith, coach has to pay her hotel porn bill.
15 February 2006
Last year's time-capsule is maliciously opened 49 years early, revealing many kids' embarrassing secrets, lies and even worse truths, shown on TV screens at school and even on the Internet. Peyton prepares a benefit for the National Breast-cancer action, in memory of her recently deceased ma Ellie Harp; it rocks and brings most kids back together. Keith announces his engagement to Karen and his plan to adopt Lucas. Jimmy Edwards, who bagged the worst on everyone in his time-capsule speech, gets roughed up, but the Scott brothers, Mouth and Rachel save his bacon. Dan reminds Keith how close they were as boys and hands him the black ledger but is scorned and burns it. Nathan and Haley enjoy closeness again. Lucas embraces Keith as his future father, without step-.
1 March 2006
A dangerous day at Tree Hill High gives Nathan and Lucas a common goal, as they put their lives on the line to save their friends when a distraught student comes to school with a gun and holds Haley hostage.
29 March 2006
Keith Scott's funeral arouses memories, especially from his one-day bride-to-be Karen and his brother and killer Dan about their childhood, so he starts to feel haunted by Keith as a little boy, then his beloved big brother. Lucas won't hear a word about mad student Jimmy Edwards, thinking as everybody he was the murderer before the kid committed suicide. Nathan is so happy again with Haley that he tells her, now his ma Deb is returning, they will move out of the parental home and back with Brooke- his love for Haley is the center of Nathans life again. The school has installed thougher security; Lucas messes up the memorial flowers etcetera at Jimmy's locker. Rachel and Brooke lured him to a get-over-it 'detention party' they organized at the school, but Lucas isn't ready to handle it; Mouth dances with Rachel, who admits she released the time capsule, to his disgust. Karen raves at Dan, and when he tells her Lucas saved him from the fire at her 'selfish' son who feels sorry enough; Nathan and Haley assure him it's not his fault, coach tells him the important thing is to grow up as if Keith were still his de facto father, in the end he even goes to Jimmies funeral. Peyton gets her pa Larry's permission to see Pete Outfall, and to put Brooke up.
5 April 2006
Now things are getting normal again, Rachel invites the kids for a weekend in her parents' vast 'cabin' in the woods, complete with quads. She invites Mouth with her to the master bedroom, but he declines: he's there for his friends, not her, and won't forgive her time-capsule stunt- he bunks with Peyton, whose leg still isn't healed. Nathan plans to propose again to Haley, so the girls freak when she can't find her wedding ring which he took to that romantic end; Lucas tips off Brooke, now the two are like pees in a pod again, but Haley sees them 'having found the ring' so Nathans plan is crossed; out fishing, Nathan complains to Lucas nothing ever goes perfect in his marriage, so they decide to get the ring back, but even Brooke finds it a hard target. Bevin and Skills get lost, or not really. Brooke greets Pete Wentz from the band Fall Out Boy with a spontaneous kiss, but he's there for Peyton who kisses him for real and drags him in her bed. Seeing how much good the weekend does the others, Mouth forgives Rachel in the Jacuzzi. At home, Karen throws Keith-memories and mementos at Dan and calls him his killer just for letting him enter the school and a coward for not going in to help his two sons. After Nathan's successful second marriage proposal, everybody is ready to return happy.
12 April 2006
At his first game after Keith's funeral, Lucas feels unable to play, so Nathan decides the Ravens forfeit, but insists to Lucas that should be a one-off, especially in coach's last season. Nathan and Haley are too cozy in bed, contemplating a second wedding, to unpack. At 1 AM his Uncle Cooper 'Coop' Lee turns up, telling he has a new girl-friend in One Tree Hill. Peyton is delighted when Pete from Fall Out Boy turns up in a stretched limo, but daddy Larry forbids all nightly visits. Deb is back and offers Karen all possible help, but is told off as a failed murderer. Mouth sides with Rachel who's furious Brooke posted posters of her when she was still fat and ugly, before she had plastic surgery. Coop explains to Lucas his racing career is over since Nathan's crash, but he also is living proof there is life and happiness after sports: what counts is what you are, regardless what you do. Karen lashes out at coach, who reminds her that Lucas is her priority, as Keith always wanted. In order to renew their marriage vows, Nathan and Haley must take the church's compatibility test, and get a failing score, but Nathan's reaction is decisive; Haley proposes not to have sex till the ceremony. When Lucas tells coach he may never be ready to play again, the story of his own team, the first-ever mixing with the Monarchs, an all-back class team, while explaining his nickname Whitey, is to tell him playing matters for real life too. After Deb insists how important a child's safety is for a mother, Lucas tells coach he still can't play because the lack of HCM pills has worsened his condition now Dan no longer pays for them. Mouth gets Brooke's assurance she won't push Rachel's unaesthetic past any further; when he visits her, Coop is there, apparently her lover. After a talk with her dad about waiting for true love, Peyton greets Jake and Jenny at the airport.
19 April 2006
Damien West from Oak Lake, undefeated adversaries, challenges the Ravens and even his High Flyers-"mate" Nathan for Haley; Lucas is still too sick to perform, but Nathan singlehandedly holds the fort even though his entire body aches, while Haley still enforces their prenuptial sex-moratorium. Jake tells Peyton he had to make up with Nikki, who has Jenny most of the time but actually shows some maternal talent; he became a great singer, but shies away from intimacy with Peyton- well, not for too long, and that's enough to make her decide she's ready to leave Tree Hill to be with him. Dan barges in at the family home, bitching at Deb and especially her visiting brother Coop(er) Lee, only Nathan's ballgame gets credit in his eyes. When Mouth tells Brooke Coop is with Rachel, she realizes he can't know she's just an under-age schoolgirl, and most eager for him to find out. At the game which decides if the Ravens reach the play-offs, Nathan's wound opens up, but he convinces coach to let him play on with fresh stitches, wearing Lucas's jersey as his is blood-stained; making the last minute decisive point without even watching the ring is a priceless triumph. When Coop sees Rachel acting as cheerleader, Mouth consoles her; Coop tells her she's too young, even if not under North Carolina law, but ultimately can't resist her. Because of a restraining order Deb got, Dan was unable to watch but waits for him, finally sincerely proud.
26 April 2006
On the night before Nathan and Haleys wedding, Brooke argues with Haley over the wedding dress. Meanwhile, Lucas and Karen return.
3 May 2006
Nathan and Haley's wedding is a time of great joy. And great sadness. Peyton and Brooke fall out, Dan learns the truth about the fire, and Rachel gets publicly drunk....and publicly bitter.
27 September 2006
The aftermath of the post-wedding car accident unfolds. Haley is deeply affected by Nathan's attempt to rescue Cooper and Rachel, Brooke confronts Lucas with her true feelings and Peyton makes a startling discovery. Pressured by the fact that someone might know he killed his brother, Dan assaults Deb.
4 October 2006
As Nathan, Rachel and Cooper's lives remain precarious following the car accident, Brooke celebrates her 18th birthday but finds it diminished by her struggles with Peyton. Lucas and Karen come to terms with her pregnancy and with the pregnancy of someone close to Lucas, while Deb's past addictions intersect with Haley in an explosive manner.
11 October 2006
Lucas and Brooke, now broken up, clash at a post-game party and Haley realizes that Rachel is plotting to seduce Nathan. Meanwhile, Peyton connects with her half-brother, Rachel reveals that she knows who is pregnant and Skills takes the court with the Ravens basketball team.
18 October 2006
Peyton introduces hip-hop sensation Lupe Fiasco at Tric, while rumors that Brooke is pregnant run rampant. Still dealing with their car accident, Nathan buys a motorcycle despite Haley's reservations, and Rachel poses for Maxim magazine. Meanwhile, Lucas clashes with Derek, and Deb double-crosses Karen.
25 October 2006
Peyton finally realizes that her brother Derek isn't her real brother but in fact the very same person that's been sending her online messages using the alias "watchmewatchyou". When she learns this and starts pushing him away, Derek breaks into her house and tries to hurt her. She is saved in the last minute by her real brother Derek and Lucas. In the end, Derek disappears after surviving a bad fall through Peyton's window.
8 November 2006
Nathan and Haley's financial struggles force Nathan to approach Dan for help. In spite of his heart condition, Lucas decides to rejoin the Ravens, teaming him with Skills. Feeling isolated and alone, Peyton finds comfort from an unlikely source, while Brooke begins dating again, but discovers that her new boyfriend is not all that he seems to be. Mouth receives an unexpected proposal, and an old acquaintance of Dan's, Daunte, shows a sudden interest in Nathan.
15 November 2006
Brooke has her hands full with her model for the T.A.R.T. fashion show and a new boyfriend. Rachel makes the cover of "Maxim," causing chaos at Tree Hill High. Meanwhile, Lucas learns of Nathan's dealings with Daunte, and ultimately has to choose between Nathan and his love for basketball. Haley takes on a babysitting job only to find herself in over her head and Peyton's half-brother, Derek, forces her to confront her deepest fears.
22 November 2006
Derek convinces Peyton to take a chance with Lucas at the same time that Brooke approaches him about getting back together. Daunte's latest demand leads Nathan to seek help from an unlikely source - Dan. When Rachel learns of a failing grade, she turns to Haley for tutoring. Nathan is named MVP of the Ravens at the annual sports banquet.
29 November 2006
As Whitey's last game approaches, the residents of Tree Hill feel the pressure of a looming State Championship. Peyton reveals to Lucas that she has feelings for him. Haley learns the sex of her baby. Nathan and Lucas clash over personal and team goals. Karen shows Deb tough love, while Dan tries to strike a bargain with Daunte.
6 December 2006
Lucas receives an unlikely visitor -- his supposedly dead Uncle Keith. Haley's life and the life of her unborn child are threatened when she experiences serious complications with her pregnancy and Nathan wrestles with the guilt and consequences of his dealings with Daunte.
17 January 2007
Following his heart attack, Lucas returns to school, hoping to rekindle his romance with Peyton. Haley learns that Nathan was responsible for her accident. Brooke and Rachel hatch a plan to steal the next calculus exam, while Dan faces murder charges and Deb breaks out of rehab.
Season 4, Episode 12: Resolve24 January 2007
With senior prom only weeks away, Haley's frustration over her injuries increases and Skills and Mouth hatch a plan to help Nathan earn money for the big dance by stripping. Brooke betrays Rachel in order to get closer to a new guy and Peyton and Lucas resolve to be happy. Struggling with her drug addiction, Deb makes a choice that could end her life.
7 February 2007
A class assignment reveals the deepest secrets and desires of Lucas and the students at Tree Hill High. Worried about college prospects, Skills turns to Haley, while Nathan wrestles with Deb's suicide attempt. Chase learns that Brooke cheated on her calculus exam, while nudity and drugs run rampant in the halls of the school.
14 February 2007
Haley confronts Brooke regarding the stolen calculus test. Lucas and Peyton consider taking their relationship to the next level as Peyton and Brooke grow closer. In Deb's absence, Nathan throws a senior party at the Scott House, where a sex tape from Nathan's past surfaces.
21 February 2007
On the day of Prom, the residue of Nathan's pre-Prom party has serious repercussions for everyone in Tree Hill. Haley asks Nathan for a list of his past sexual conquests. Rachel is suspended after taking the blame for the exam she stole with Brooke. Peyton tells Lucas she wants to skip the Prom entirely, but he refuses to take no for an answer. Finally Mouth and Brooke must deal with dating Clean Teens on Prom night.
2 May 2007
It will be an unforgettable Prom at Tree Hill High when Lucas discovers who was in the hallway when Keith was killed. Meanwhile, Peyton's decision to skip Prom leads to dire consequences. Nathan and Haley vow to be romantic teenagers at Prom, while Dan tries to win Karen's affections, as the witness to his murder closes in.
9 May 2007
Skills finds Lucas sleeping besides Peyton and Brooke who made up and felt scared alone after fighting fake Derek. When they get a message from Mouth he's in trouble, they all decide to go together as a road-trip, and drive on taking turns. After sleeping in a small-town park, 'vagrant' Mouth is in jail, where a giant biker type who recognizes him from Brooke's fashion show protects him, till he makes friends with all jailbirds. On the back-road they took in Texas to see the Elvis-shaped sandwich, their car breaks down and Chris Keller's tour-bus driving by stops and gives them a lift right to Mouth's jail in Honey Grove; they bail him out and decide to go to the local Prom as make-up for their own bummer gala. In the hotel Marvin explains to Chris he only followed Rachel on an impulse because she made him feel worthy, but would never truly love him, so he decided to return home and finish high school; Skills tells Lucas how strange it is Jimmy Edwards spared Abigail just because of her chronic disease, not Keith he too loved. On the home front, mayor Dan blackmails a town employee to illegally identify a cellphone for him. Dan enjoys getting ever better friends with Karen, who remains cautious because of their long bad past. The local kids accept the South Carolina Prom crashers; everyone 'has a ball' dancing and listening to their amazing true stories, only non-Country star Chris gets ignored. Brooke confesses stealing the exam test to Haley, who is livid but soon accepts her apologies, waves a confession to the principal, and decides to accept moving in with Peyton. Back home, the clerk reports to Dan the phone was Abigail's, and Nathan must tell Lucas there will be a Federal investigation for the state championship semifinal- against Luke.
16 May 2007
Peyton is scared by images of "Psycho Derek," so she decides to confront him. Meanwhile, Lucas continues seeking answers about his Uncle Keith's Murder.
30 May 2007
Nathan and Haley grow closer in spite of the recent scandal. Brooke wonders if a spark might be rekindled with Chase. Peyton receives a tempting offer that would ultimately take her away from Tree Hill. Mouth reconnects with Gigi, while Lucas tells Karen that Dan is a murderer, setting off an explosive series of events.
6 June 2007
As graduation day dawns in Tree Hill, some dreams begin as others end. Haley prepares for her graduation speech and her role as a young mother, while Nathan prepares for life without basketball. Brooke makes a heartfelt confession that puts her future in jeopardy. Lucas confronts Dan as Karen's life is threatened.
13 June 2007
Haley gives birth to Nathan's son: James 'Jamie' Lucas Scott. After Karen nearly dies having her and Keith's daughter Lily, Dan confesses Keith's murder and goes to prison. Two weeks later, Deb babysits when Rachel hosts a nostalgic graduation class exit party. Chase and Lucas insist Brooke and Peyton try their career opportunities before returning to them. The Scott brothers gather the courage to visit dad, Dan, in jail, then decide against it, while he fails trying to hang himself. Lucas accepts becoming Jamie's godfather and Coach Whitey's college assistant.
8 January 2008
As promised, Lucas, Brooke, Nathan, Haley, Peyton and their Tree Hill gang meet up after 4 years of being apart. Haley and Nathan still live in Tree Hill with their now 4 year-old son, James Lucas Scott. Nathan's dreams of being a NBA star were smashed. Peyton has just quit her job in the record industry. Brooke is living in New York. Her multi-million dollar clothing line, Clothes Over Bros, has given her a successful career in fashion design. Lucas comes back Tree Hill with his new girlfriend, Lindsay, suffering writer's block. The group rekindles to see how much their lives have changed since the simple years of high school
8 January 2008
Everyone is settled in as they come back to Tree Hill. Its the day of Jamie's box car race. Haley tries to make Nathan go to the event. While, Brooke gets frustrated, as she rekindles with Lucas, tangles over Jamie's race car outfit, and struggles on the fact of what kind of lifestyle she wants. Peyton starts a friendship with a girl who lives in her old home, and moves in with Brooke. Lucas and his girlfriend Linsday, also come to the fact that 2 of his ex's from his past, are back into town.