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One Tree Hill: The Leavers Dance (2)

Karen decides to spend the summer with Andy in New Zealand, but is shocked when she sees Keith for a brief moment outside of her cafe. Brooke prepares to move to California, but before she does so Lucas confesses to her his true feelings for her. Meanwhile, several citizens' tensions mount against Dan, someone seeks their revenge on him by drugging Dan then setting the dealership on fire. Elsewhere, Haley quits the tour and arrives home at Nathan's doorstep.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x23
Production Number: 224
Airdate: Tuesday May 24th, 2005

Director: Greg Prange
Writer: Mark Schwahn


Guest Stars
Bryan GreenbergBryan Greenberg
As Jake
Emmanuelle VaugierEmmanuelle Vaugier
As Nicki
Katherine BailessKatherine Bailess
As Erica Marsh
Kieren HutchisonKieren Hutchison
As Andy Hargrove
Lee NorrisLee Norris
As Mouth
Sheryl LeeSheryl Lee
As Ellie
Tyler HiltonTyler Hilton
As Chris Keller

Co-Guest Stars
Eric HissomEric Hissom
As Guard
Jennifer PeñaJennifer Peña
As Girl #1
Joe InscoeJoe Inscoe
As Teacher
Johnny AlonsoJohnny Alonso
As Joey D.
Spencer CainSpencer Cain
As Guy
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
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin
As Coach Whitey Durham
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Episode Notes
This episode aired as a two-part, two hour finale special with "The Tide That Left and Never Came Back".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Andrew Paul WoodsworthFight For Your Right (to Party) 
AudioslaveBe Yourself 
BosshouseCracks In the Sky 
Husky RescueThe Good Man 
Susie SuhPetrified To Be God-like 
The VeilsLavinia 
The WreckersThe Good Kind 

Episode Quotes
Lucas: (voiceover) Tennessee Williams once wrote "We all live in a house of fire. No fire department to call. No way out. Just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns down the house with us trapped, locked in it".

Peyton: (to Ellie) As a matter of fact, it's half-past the crazy bitch so leave me alone.

Nathan: (hands Peyton a photo) This is us at the beginning of the year. You were never happier.
Peyton: You were never hornier.

Peyton: Brooke, I'm sorry. I know you had feelings for Lucas.
Brooke: Phantom feelings. Like, when you lose a leg and try to scratch it. Lucas was my gangrene infected amputated limb.

Brooke: Well, well. First Lucas, then Jake and now Nathan. I guess slutty is in season.
Peyton: And why is bitch being a Brooke?
Brooke: Because! I'm leaving tomorrow for the summer, possibly forever, and my best friend is off giving interviews and having psuedo-innocent foreplay with kind-of married guys!

Ellie: My name is Elizabeth.
Peyton: Great! So even your name is a lie.
Ellie: Like your middle name, Elizabeth. That's how you got your middle name.
Peyton: Who are you?
Ellie: I'm your mother.

Deb: Do you need help with anything?
Nathan: No, I just, I have one more bag in the car.
Deb: Okay.
(Nathan opens the door to go back outside and freezes when he sees Haley, teary-eyed, in the doorway)
Haley: Hi.

(to Peyton on the beach)
Lucas: Looks like it’s just you and me this summer.

Peyton: (to Nathan) Are you not helping me move you because it brings back bad memories or because you're a lazy pile of crap?

Episode Goofs
It's stated in this episode that Peyton's middle name is Elizabeth, but in past episodes Brooke has referred to her as Peyton Marie Sawyer.

When Peyton helps Nathan pack, she comes across a picture from the beginning of their school year, which would have taken place in the beginning of last season. However, in the picture Peyton has the hairstyle she had during season 2, not season 1.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Leavers Dance

The episode title comes from a song of the same title by The Veils.

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