One Tree Hill: Season 1, Episode 20

What Is and What Should Never Be (27 Apr. 2004)

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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, ... See full summary »



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Stoner #1
Dan Cox ...
Adam Heffernan ...
College Guy


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. Written by KGF Vissers

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The episode is named after a song by Led Zeppelin. See more »


Haley's lipstick gets noticeably thicker and thinner between different shots when she's talking to Nathan (when she drops over some groceries). See more »


Nathan Scott: [Nathan and haley are cleaning his apt after the wild party. Haley looks sad/upset] Don't worry about it.
Haley James Scott: I never thought this many people would actually show up.
Nathan Scott: Why?
Haley James Scott: Because why would they? I mean, it's just me.
Nathan Scott: It kind of comes with the territory, you know?
Haley James Scott: What territory?
Nathan Scott: Popularity. This was just your coming out party.
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But don't be thinking of me, because even the fantasy me is not interested
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Really how can people not know or recognise people from their own class. I don't buy that Nathan is so popular that he doesn't at least recognise the face.

Loved the scene with Brooke at the bar. Geez she is so so angry. Loving it. I feel sorry for that guy. I wonder what damage Brooke caused. Obviously it doesn't matter to her at all.

Also loved the use of the word "tallish". So great. Very Brooke-ish language. I like how she is creative like that.

Deb and Dan getting it on. Hmm maybe OK for one last time just to be sure. Deb was funny as an angry drunk and kinda hot without her top on.

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