One Tree Hill: Season 1, Episode 12

Crash Course in Polite Conversations (3 Feb. 2004)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Karen Roe (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
May Scott
Gil Johnson ...
Road Worker
Royal Scott
Jason Saucier ...


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. Written by KGF Vissers

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Maybe Tomorrow
Music by Kelly Jones, Richard Jones and Stuart Cable
Words by Kelly Jones
Performed by Stereophonics
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There is a motel just down the road...
11 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Random thought of this episode: Dan really looks like Ken, as in Barbie's Ken. He has the square look to him. Seems like Dan is plastic man and is emotions match.

This episode never really explained why Grandpa Scott was looking for Karen. It is good to see Dan get a taste of his own medicine, though I didn't see the big twist coming.

I felt sorry for Hayley having to be at that family dinner. Talk about intimidating. She's assertive though and handled it with the her normal grace.

Though really this one was all about naughty naught Peyton and Lucas, and that oh so perfect hotel setup. Side note - who tries to fall asleep with their shoes on? Their kiss is so wrong, and immoral, but oh so very very right. They need to be together. It's destiny! If only Lucas didn't wear Jewellery and this episode would be a 10/10.

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