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One Tree Hill: The Search for Something More

In what they thought would be a harmless night of fun, Brooke drags Peyton to a college party, but things take a turn for the worst when Peyton is slipped a date rape drug. Brooke calls Lucas for help and the two get to know each other better as they take turns looking after Peyton while she sleeps. Meanwhile, Haley forgives Nathan and gives him as second chance as the two go on their first date.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 177507
Airdate: Tuesday November 11th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Nov 25, 2007


Guest Stars
Antwon TannerAntwon Tanner
As Skills
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Mike ErwinMike Erwin
As Gabe
Sean FarisSean Faris
As High School Boy

Co-Guest Stars
Lee NorrisLee Norris
As Mouth
Cullen MossCullen Moss
As Junk
Vaughn WilsonVaughn Wilson
As Fergie
Brett ClaywellBrett Claywell
As Tim
Tilky JonesTilky Jones
As Max
Main Cast
Chad Michael MurrayChad Michael Murray
As Lucas Scott
James LaffertyJames Lafferty
As Nathan Scott
Hilarie BurtonHilarie Burton
As Peyton Sawyer
Bethany Joy LenzBethany Joy Lenz
As Haley James Scott
Sophia BushSophia Bush
As Brooke Davis
Paul JohanssonPaul Johansson
As Dan Scott
Craig ShefferCraig Sheffer
As Keith Scott
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Karen Roe
Episode Notes
Barry Corbin (Whitey Durham) does not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 2.5/4

This episode is the last appearance of Moria Kelly (Karen) until "Hanging By a Moment". She left the show for a few episodes after the birth of her first child. In the scene where she says goodbye to Keith at the airport, it is very obvious that she's pregnant.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BosshouseBreaking AwayLucas breaks down Gabe's door
DeeFilter FactoryBrooke tries to find Peyton
The Flaming SideburnsStreet SurvivorBrooke and Peyton enter the college party
Kyf BrewerRead All About ItBrooke and Peyton enter the college party
The ManSparksBrooke meets a guy at the party
Pete FrancisUntoldEnding scene
Runaway CabNo ExitGabe drugs Peyton
Runaway CabTime 
SupafuzzDid It For The DrugsGabe tries to rape Peyton
SwitchfootDare You To MoveNathan and Haley kiss
WitchypooBad CirculationBrooke and the college guy make out

Episode Quotes
Nathan: I called your house. Your mom said I was here.
Haley: Crap. I should lie to her next time.
Nathan: Look, I didn’t know until Brooke read that note, okay? I didn’t even know there was a note until later. I wouldn’t do that to you.
Haley: Okay.
Nathan: Great, so cool?
Haley: No, no.
Nathan: Well, you believe me, right?
Haley: Yeah, I believe you’re sorry.
Nathan: Well then, what?
Haley: Look, this whole tutoring, hanging out, whatever it is, thing. It’s just a bad idea. I’m done. I’m just done.

Brooke: (to Peyton) We're young. We're fine. Let's do some damage.

Keith: What’s with the boxes?
Karen: Oh, bookshelves. And they were supposed to come assembled.
Keith: You gonna put them together all by yourself?
Karen: Actually, I was going to offer you dinner to help me.
Keith: Sold.
Karen: Perfect. I’ll be closing the café around seven. So it’s a date?
Keith: It’s a date.

Brooke: Look, you’re blaming Nathan for something that I did and that’s not fair. I was drunk and I was pissed and I found your note and you know the rest. I want to make it up to you.
Haley: By going away?
Brooke: By hooking you and Nathan up tonight. What’s your idea of a perfect date?
Haley: Watching you get hit by a bus.
Brooke: And that sense of humor. Nathan’s really lucky. He’ll be here at 7. Have fun.

Nathan: I’m not very experienced with this so, uh…
Haley: Ordering food?
Nathan: No. I mean, with Peyton, it was all just parties and games and drama. I never really did anything like this. This is different.
Haley: Different good? Different weird?
Nathan: No, good.
Haley: Okay.
Nathan: I’m really glad you decided to come.

Nathan: Ready for this next envelope?
Haley: Yep.
Nathan: Reveal a secret that nobody else knows about you.
Haley: Okay. When I was in second grade, I stole some candy.
Nathan: Come on, that’s not a secret. Tell me for something to real.
Haley: I cheated on a Geometry test last year.
Nathan: Haley James cheated?
Haley: Yeah. My dad was out of town and um, my mom was sick and I had to take care of her so I didn’t really have time to study.
Nathan: Did you get caught?
Haley: No. That was the point. I mean, I knew what I had done and that didn’t sit right for me.
Nathan: So you started tutoring?
Haley: Yeah. I guess I thought it would be like, penance, or something. But it turns out I really liked it.

Haley: Are you really that embarrassed to be seen with me?
Nathan: No. He just, he was gonna --
Haley: Why are you only nice to me when we’re alone? You know, for a few hours there I was actually starting to think that you weren’t a son of a bitch and you just, God, fooled me again.
(Haley gets up and walks out)

Lucas: So why'd you call me, anyway? I'm not Nathan or one of the guys.
Brooke: Because I knew you'd come through.

Karen: Please tell me that you were somewhere in the land of no phones.
Lucas: I know. I should’ve called.
Karen: Coming home would’ve been another option.
Lucas: You’re right. I’m sorry.
Karen: You, you looked me in the eye and said "Go to Italy. I can take care of myself."
Lucas: Look, I can, Mom! A guy drugged Peyton’s drink at a party. Brooke called me for help. I took her home, waited until she felt better. Truth.
Karen: As excuses go, that’s pretty solid. Is she okay?
Lucas: Yeah, she’ll be fine.

Nathan: I screw up a lot, alright? And being around you, I just, I don’t want to be that guy anymore.
Haley: Well who do you want to be, Nathan?
Nathan: I want to be someone who’s good enough to be seen with you.
Haley: Well you should have thought of that last night. You know, I keep, I keep putting myself out there, and you keep blowing it, it’s probably a good thing because at this point there’s nothing you could say or do that’s gonna surprise me. (Nathan kisses her) Except that. You shouldn’t have done that, Nathan.
Nathan: I wanted to.
Haley: Yeah.
(Haley jumps into his arms and kisses him again)

(to Keith as she's about to board the plane to Florence)
Karen: You remember when you said the other night that I had good instincts and that I should trust them?
Keith: Yeah. (Karen leans in and kisses a shocked Keith)
Karen: You were right.

Brooke: (to Peyton) So, been to any bad parties lately?

Episode Goofs
Keith gives Karen 10,000 lire for her trip to Italy, but as of January 2002 Italy was using the Euro.

On the season 1 DVD, Lee Norris (Mouth) is incorrectly credited as Les Norris.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Search For Something More

The Search for Something More is an album by Antifreeze.

The episode title, "The Search For Something More", can be referred to both Lucas getting to know Brooke better, as well as the start of Haley and Nathan's relationship. Instead of seeing Brooke as a self-centered cheerleader, Lucas is able to get to know her better during the episode and begins to realize that there's more to Brooke than meets the eye. Nathan is also able to find something more in Haley and once Nathan is able to admit his feelings, the two begin their relationship.

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