One Tree Hill: What Do You Go Home To?


If you missed last week's episode of One Tree Hill, you'll be relieved to know that the one minute recap at the beginning summed up everything that happened...and then some.


But we already knew that I thought last week's episode was painfully boring. Some of you agreed and some of you disagreed. I'll move on.


This week's episode begins by showing us what everyone is thinking when they wake up in the morning. Adorably, Haley and Nathan are both thinking about Jamie (which is as it should be when you have a child), though Nathan next thinks about how hot his wife is. Peyton is thinking about Lucas (shocker), Lucas is thinking about Lindsay (I like that he isn't just going to immediately forget about her), Brooke is thinking about herself...they even throw Mouth, Skillz and Jamie in there, though their thoughts are less relevant.


Early in this episode, it occurred to me that while it's all well and good that Nathan is doing some pro-bono coaching and mentoring, isn't it time for him to make some kind of productive living? I know Haley makes a lot of money from teaching at Tree Hill High and Nathan has a lot of money from never being drafted and all, but come on...However, far more concerning is being told that Brooke is getting a child. For lack of a more eloquent way to say things, was your reaction not WTF? But fear not, we were duped and the child turns out to just be a "practice baby", kind of like taking care of a lost puppy until its rightful owner calls.


Over on the Mouth/Millicent front, they tell each other that they want to take each other into consideration for the future (with moving and all). That's nice, I thought to myself, but have they even done the nasty yet? My question is quickly answered when Mouth asks Millicent to move in, but Millicent says she can't, later admitting that it's because she's a virgin. Millicent agrees to move in though when Mouth tells her that she's wonderful. Someone won't be a virgin for long...I hope you all also noticed Mouth's recycling T-shirt, which I found confusing until the commercial/PSA with Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Galeotti about the importance of recycling. Sneaky subliminal tactics, CW, but I caught you!


Other things that happened:

-Haley wants to be a musician again and gives Peyton a demo


-Dan comes on screen and evil music plays. He also takes a stab at narrating deep thoughts.


-There's a montage of hot nannies interviewing with Nathan and Haley who are all vetoed by Haley because they look like sluts (I thought this segment was funny though). Nathan and Haley ultimately choose Nathan's mother. Deb, where have you been?


-Quentin can't play basketball because his hand is injured and he acts pissy towards both Skillz and Nathan (and I feared Nathan and Q would have a basketball match/pissing contest, but things thankfully did not deteriorate into this)


-Owen leaves Brooke (what? why?) without ever appearing on the screen (I don't know why the show did this, but I don't think Owen was portrayed in such a way that he would act like this even if he did want to break up, so I'm assuming that the dude who played Owen just got another job or something)


-Brooke gets her "practice baby", which is hilariously thrust into her arms at the airport without any paperwork, instructions, transfer of supplies (bottle, toys), etc.


Overall though I thought this episode was a vast improvement over last week's snooze fest. I'd like to throw out there though that Lucas has become pretty irrelevant on a show that used to be mainly about him. As much of this season has been, the episode focused mainly on Brooke and Nathan/Haley, and I kind of liked it that way. Thoughts?

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Apr 24, 2008 8:54AM EDT

Haley gave peyton a demo!! i guess u got bored typing!!

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Apr 24, 2008 9:30AM EDT

Obviously you are not a one tree hill fan because:1. Peyton has a record label not Brooke, therefore Haley gave the demo to Peyton.2. Deb is Nathan's mother, Haley just called her mom for the first time in that episode (I thought it was cute and showed how their relationship growed)3. No one says Nathan/Haley. They are referred to as Naley.
If you plan to comment on One Tree Hill please get wid it

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Apr 24, 2008 12:51PM EDT

"1. Peyton has a record label not Brooke, therefore Haley gave the demo to Peyton.
2. Deb is Nathan's mother, Haley just called her mom for the first time in that episode (I thought it was cute and showed how their relationship growed)"
Noticed the same things lol... No need to be pedantic though with no.3... (And she could equally say if you plan to comment at all, learn that "growed" isn't a word :p)

Anyway.. I more or less agree with RachelL... An improvement on last week. However, I feel that we need something exciting to happen! How long has it been since we've been given something tense/suspense-filled? I mean, the closest we've come all season is the wedding walk-out (that I can remember) and that wasn't too much of a surprise.. Where are the pregnancy scares, teenage marriages, psycho stalkers, school shootings, drunken car crashes and brother murders of old? We've been a long time waiting, and while I can understand the idea of wanting to lay the foundations of what's going on in their lives five years on, that should already have been well-established 14 episodes in.. and it more or less is, leaving no logical reason for them to bring back some of the gripping cliffhangers that made the show what it is. Sure, sentimentality (even cheesiness) has always been a central feature of One Tree Hill, but no to this extent..
Come on Mr. Scwahn!!

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RachelLEditor
Apr 24, 2008 1:45PM EDT

Thank you for pointing out the errors, guys. They have been corrected.Mistakes happen, but I assure you I generally know what's up with the show :-).

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Apr 24, 2008 3:09PM EDT

I find it quite refreshing the Mouth and Milicent can be so in love without having sex come into the picture yet. People have lost site of the fact that love is more than just hot, steamy sex.

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Apr 25, 2008 2:12AM EDT

I like all the episodes so far.. rachell is right about lucas not really being the center of the show like how it was before but i bet in the later episodes he will be brought out more. As for Naley love how its all working out for both of them and how Nathan handled the pressure that Q was putting on him... (pat on the back) Cant wait to see how Peyton takes Haleys album and makes it big!!( not that Haley James Scott isnt big already!!) And at the end it wasn't like the just handed the kid over and all is done, its like when you first see you baby or the first time you doing something you kind of focus on that one moment and nothing around is what i think mark was trying to do.. and when they zoomed out you could see that the people were still there talking i think to give Brooke time to take in the new baby and being a first time mom(even if its just for awhile). So all in all i liked it and i didnt think it was boring in anyway. I think you get like that when you've become an addicted fan that you love every moment even if to others it may seem boring.. (or thats why its not boring for me..) oh and yeah i love the whole mouth and milicent scene it was really cute...

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Apr 25, 2008 3:53AM EDT

i loved the last week episode i thought it was so cute (everything they said), i think that one tree hill has always being about quotes, thoughts, etc, etc, etc.But i also agree that we need something exited! the only thing we had have is the issue about the nanny cary, and the wedding (lucas n lindsey).but any way i love so far the episodes! i thing they're great and i hink that at the end of the season there's gonna be a suprise (something exited!), or maybe not, but i hope so!
I also like that lucas isn't over lindsey alredy, 'cause that makes me think... who is it gonna be lindsay? or peyton again?to finish... what's skillz doing in the show? and really don't get why he's still on screen!

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Apr 25, 2008 11:31AM EDT

i agree with many things u have said on this review.im actually glad that lucas woke up thinking about lindsey, i also like the fact that he didn't forget her at all.. there's just too much thing about peyton and lucas lately it gets a bit too...messed.i like how they started the episode with the dreams though, it was quite interesting.
and yes i agree, this is a much more interesting episode than the last one.can't wait for the next one.

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Apr 27, 2008 12:06PM EDT

I quite liked this episode. Far more better than the previous oneHowever didn't like 2 bits :1) Brooke getting her baby. How is that possible in such a short amount of time, and just handing the baby without even documents and other paperwork??2) Peyton and Lucas. WTF did u, Lucas, tell her "I love lindsey,bla-bla,it's not your fault?" Why why why??? should've said something like, i realised that I love you, and proposing to Lindsey was such a bad idea.... Dumb boy

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Apr 28, 2008 5:32AM EDT

Geeky Manny: So Nathan, Haley tells me you like to watch your nanny swim naked in the pool.

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