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One Tree Hill: With Arms Outstretched

After a bad fight with both his father and Haley, and while dealing with the constant pressure to be the best, Nathan takes amphetamines to improve his game. However, the drugs take a serious toll on Nathan mentally and physically and they soon land him in the hospital. Meanwhile, Peyton decides to take a chance on Lucas and goes to restart their relationship, but finds that Lucas and Brooke have started a relationship of their own.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 177508
Airdate: Tuesday November 18th, 2003

Director: Greg Prange
Writer: Mark Schwahn

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Dec 02, 2007


Guest Stars
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott

Co-Guest Stars
Brett ClaywellBrett Claywell
As Tim
Lee NorrisLee Norris
As Mouth
Sarah EdwardsSarah Edwards
As Theresa
Terry Laughlin (1)Terry Laughlin (1)
As Doctor
Traci DinwiddieTraci Dinwiddie
As Waitress
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
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin
As Coach Whitey Durham
Episode Notes
Moira Kelly (Karen Roe) does not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 2.6/4

The Chinese symbol tattooed on Brooke's hip is the symbol for "Spring" and the symbol that Lucas gets tattooed on his arm is the symbol for "fun".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cham PainPush It UpNathan works out at school
Counting CrowsRain KingLucas and Brooke kiss at the bar
The Electric FarmShabby GirlLucas tells Haley about his date with Brooke
The New AmsterdamsHanging On For HopeNathan and Haley make out in an empty classroom
PennywiseYesterdaysNathan collapses during the game
Sarah McLachlanFallenNathan arrives at Haley's house
TravisRe-OffenderEnding scene

Episode Quotes
Lucas: (voiceover) What a frightening thing the human is, a mass of gauges and dials and registers, and we can read only a few and those perhaps not accurately.

Deb: (to Dan) Pack a bag or so help me God I will stab you in your sleep.

Nathan: A month ago did you think we'd be alone in your bedroom?
Haley: Oh, but we're not alone in my bedroom; we have the forefathers with us.
Nathan: They can watch.

(after Nathan comes to Haley's house from the hospital)
Nathan: Haley, can I stay with you tonight?
(Haley nods and closes the door)

(to Deb, sarcastically)
Nathan: I'm happy mom. Dad loves me.

Episode Goofs
During the episode it is clear that Chad Michael Murray's (Lucas) C.M.M. tattoo has been covered by skin tape. If you look carefully you can see part of the tape.

While Keith is talking to Lucas about his new tattoo, Lucas' sleeve goes from being rolled up to being down between shots near the end of the scene.

Lucas says that his tattoo means "fun" but it actually means "have"

Cultural References
Episode Title: With Arms Outstretched

"With Arms Outstetched" is a song by Rilo Kiley.

Lucas: What a frightening thing is the human, a mass of gauges and dials and registers, and we can read only a few and those perhaps not accurately.

This is a quote from the John Steinbeck novel The Winter of our Discontent.

Even though Nathan took game enhancing drugs, he suffers no consequences at school. However in reality, students caught with drugs at school or caught taking drugs to enhance their ability on the court would suffer major consequences, which may include suspension or expulsion from school.

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