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Lucas is forced to choose between Brooke and Peyton when both show interest in him. Meanwhile, after the fallout of Nathan's collapse on court and other issues plaguing the team, Whitey cancels practice to force the team to refocus. With no practice, Dan takes Nathan on a father-son weekend in order to try to make-up with both his son and Deb; and Deb and Haley work together to organize an open-mic night at the cafe.
Tuesday January 20th, 2004
Special Guest StarsGuest StarsCo-Guest StarsUncredited
Though she isn't credited, this episode marks the first appearance of recurring guest star Bevin Prince (Bevin Maskey).
Special Guest Star Gavin DeGraw is the artist that sings the series theme song, "I Don't Want To Be".
Moira Kelly (Karen) does not appear in this episode.
|Artist||Song Title||Played When|
|The Band||Girlfriend||Brooke visits Lucas at the rivercourt|
|Beth Waters||Blue and White||Open Mic Night|
|Bryan Greenberg||Mindleak||Lucas drops by Jake's house|
|Bryan Greenberg||Lonely World||Jake performs at Karen's Cafe|
|Cheap Trick||Downed||Brooke borrows Peyton's camera|
|Fefe Dobson||Everything||Nathan and Haley talking in her room|
|Gavin DeGraw||I Don't Want To Be||Gavin DeGraw performs at Karen's Cafe|
|Jon Elliott||Starting All Over||Karen's Cafe during open-mic night|
|Lockgroove||Bullet With Your Name On It||Haley and Peyton talk at Peyton's|
|Lori Denae||Be Different||Deb and Haley talk about an open-mic night|
|Travis||Re-Offender||Brooke arrives at Lucas' before school|
Brooke: (while holding a box of condoms) Hey. Don’t you think it makes more sense to buy in bulk? Plus (holds up whipped cream) for desert. (Brooke notices Deb and laughs nervously) Oh, Hi Mrs. Scott.
Deb: Hi. Um …excuse me.
Lucas: Late night?
Lucas: Who’s the girl?
Jake: You don’t know her.
Coach: (to Nathan) Nice to see you vertical.
Lucas: (to Brooke) Hey babe.
Skills: Hey Luke. So that means we’re gonna get to see a little bit more of you, i mean you know since you got some time on your hands, right?
Brooke: Not if I have anything to say about it boys.
Skills: See that's whack, dawg. We win the game and he gets the girl.
Haley: So if my parents come home I'm going to pretend I'm going to have amnesia so don't freak out if I pretend I don't know you.
Nathan: So I think I should head back to the madness. If I could, I stay like this all day.
Haley: Nathan. About last night --
Nathan: It's not about sex with me. When you're ready I will be too.
When Lucas gets out of his bed he has his shoes on.
When Lucas and Brooke arrive at the grocery store, the top to Brooke's car is down, but when they come back out of the store, the top is up.
At Jake's house when Lucas stops by to visit him, Jake has a notebook lying on the step next to him. When he gets up to go inside the house Jake picks up the notebook, but when he opens the door he is no longer holding the notebook.
Episode Title: You Gotta Go There to Come Back
"You Gotta Go There to Come Back" is the title of a Stereophonics album.
Mouth: (to Lucas) The prodigal son returns.
Mouth is referencing a Biblical parable about the prodigal son who asks for his inheritance early only to spend it all and become poor. When he returns home, his father still welcomes him with open arms despite his mishaps.
While watching the Ravens and the rivercourt players play at the rivercourt, Keith comments to Whitey that the boys have come along way since the first time they sat there. In the "Pilot
", Keith takes Whitey to the rivercourt to watch Lucas play in order to convince Whitey to give him a chance to play for the Ravens.