It's time to briefly turn away from the fun gritty catfights and mirthful storylines as One Tree Hill takes a very dramatic turn with the arrival of Lydia James, the matriarch of the James family. It's been some time since we last saw Haley's mother on the show, though during her short-lived stint, we already got a glimpse of the kind of mother she is: liberal, open-minded and the kind of parent who gives importance to her children's happiness.
We see all those motherly qualities tonight in the episode "My Attendance is Bad But My Intentions Are Good" only this time, Lydia comes with some life-changing news. And if you've seen the trailer for this installment, it's safe to assume that it's something devastatingly horrible. Check out the clip here.
As Nathan, Haley, Quinn and Clay deal with Lydia's dilemma, Brooke and Julian attempt to find balance between their personal lives and work as the movie shoot begins. However, Brooke is still struggling to get over her ex. Check out the clip here.
Meanwhile, Alex sets her sights on Alexander, and Millicent finds herself struggling with temptation.