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One Tree Hill: Like You Like an Arsonist

After spending the summer in Tree Hill with Peyton, Lucas eagerly awaits Brooke's and his mother's return to Tree Hill. Flashbacks reveal Peyton looking for the truth when a mysterious woman arrives at her home claiming to be her mother as well as Nathan revealing to Haley that he's going to High Flyers for the summer. Meanwhile, after the Scott Motors fire, Dan begins his quest to find out who attempted to burn him alive.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 301
Airdate: Wednesday October 05th, 2005

Director: Greg Prange
Writer: Mark Schwahn

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jul 09, 2006

  • Currently 10/10
10/10 (6 Votes cast)

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Flash
Guest Stars
Kevin KilnerKevin Kilner
As Larry Sawyer
Recurring
Texas BattleTexas Battle
As High Flyers Player
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Chip Lane (1)Chip Lane (1)
As Firefighter
Recurring
Main Cast
Chad Michael Murray
As Lucas Scott
James Lafferty
As Nathan Scott
Hilarie Burton
As Peyton Sawyer
Bethany Joy Lenz
As Haley James Scott
Sophia Bush
As Brooke Davis
Paul Johansson
As Dan Scott
Lee Norris
As Marvin "Mouth" McFadden
Moira Kelly
As Karen Roe
Barbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Episode Notes
Barry Corbin (Coach Whitey) and Craig Sheffer (Keith Scott) do not appear in this episode. However, the two are shown briefly in a flashback of a previous episode.

Lee Norris (Mouth) has been added as a series regular.

This is the first appearance of Larry Sawyer, Peyton's father, since "The Leaving Song". In season 1, Larry is played by Thomas Ian Griffith and beginning with this episode, the role of Larry is now recasted as Kevin Kilner.

Kevin Kilner (Larry Sawyer) and Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Scott) previously worked together in the film A Cinderella Story. Kilner played the father of Austin Ames, Chad Michael Murray's character.

Instead of a voiceover by Lucas, Peyton supplies this episode's closing voiceover.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AthleteStreet Map 
AugustanaStars and Boulevards 
Bethany Joy LenzElsewhere 
FeederFeeling a Moment 
Leif KarateShe's Adorable 
LuceroNobody's Darlings 
Matthew Ryan (1)This Side of Heaven 
MoZellaLight Years Away 
Trembling Blue StarsThe Rhythm of Your Breathing 
Trembling Blue StarsAll Eternal Things 
Tristan PrettymanSimple As It Should Be 


Episode Quotes
Peyton: (voiceover) At this moment there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world. Six billion souls. And sometimes...all you need is one.

Haley: Nathan, you just walked away!
Nathan: Well it beats running away.
Haley: I did call.
Nathan: You called our answering machine Haley!
Haley: Because I knew that you were going to hang up on me anyway so I had to leave a message.
Nathan: Well I didn't even play it. I deleted you.
Haley: Well, then you deleted this: I was being childish when I walked away from you for the tour. You gave me an ultimatum the night that I left and, uh, I fought back for all the wrong reasons. I was being stubborn ... and I can't take that back, I wish that I could. Did I want to go? Yeah. I loved it. I loved every night of it. But I want you to know something Nathan. There was never a night where I loved it more than I loved you.

Haley: I understand ... if you don’t love me anymore.
Nathan: Always and forever. That’s what sucks, Haley. I still do love you. I always will. I just can’t trust you.

Lucas: I did something tonight, Peyton and I can’t take it back.

Haley: Nathan, there wasn't a moment that my heart wasn't in Tree Hill.
Nathan: Unlike you I'm leaving and taking heart with me.

Haley: Hi.
Nathan: What are you doing here?
Haley: I want to come home, Nathan.

(at High Flyers)
High Flyers Player:Yo big time! You got a letter, man.
Nathan: A letter? From who?
High Flyers Player: I don't know, but whoever it is, she smells hot. You better just hope she doesn't meet me.

Haley: I'm really sorry, Nathan.
Nathan: About my dad or about us?
Haley: About everything.
Nathan: So what are you doing here anyway? Tour playing Tree Hill?
Haley: No. They wanted me to become a solo artist, record a record or something, but ... it didn't matter without you. None of it mattered without you.

Haley: Nathan, there wasn't a moment when I was away, that my heart wasn't with you in Tree Hill.
Nathan: That's great. But I'm still leaving tomorrow. And unlike you, I'm taking my heart with me.

Brooke: You and Haley fighting?
Peyton: That depends on which Haley you're talking about. Haley Scott, the nice girl who played Tric? Or, Haley James, not so much wife that left town and never called? Because her I have a problem with.

Deb: I could use a cup of gin, I mean, coffee, myself. Karen?
Karen: Yeah please, coffee, not gin.
Haley: I'll have gin.

Brooke: Ok, here's the deal. I got room for you but not a lot of pity. You did what you did and it's done. Take it or leave it.
Haley: I'll take it.
Brooke: Alright. Come on in roommate.



Episode Goofs
Nathan's signature on the annulment papers is different than the signature on the papers in the season 2 finale.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Like You Like an Arsonist

The episode title is the title of a song and album by Paris Texas.



Episode References
Haley: Nathan, you know when you took those drugs before the game, when you collapsed?

The incident that Haley is referencing occured in "With Arms Outstretched".

Nathan: Yeah, after I drove a thousand miles to see you and you didn't even call me after I left.

Nathan drove across the country to see Haley in "Something I Can Never Have".

Haley: Hey, can a girl get a decent cup of joe around here?
Karen: Uh ... one song per cup.

Haley said the same line to Sheryl Crow when she stopped by Karen's Cafe for a cup of coffee in "The First Cut Is The Deepest".



Analysis
The switching from flashbacks to present day format that this episode uses is similar to the format used in the season 2 premiere episode, "The Desperate Kingdom of Love". The format in both episodes enables the storyline to advance but at the same time fill in the blanks of the time that was skipped between season 1 and 2, and in season 2 and this episode.



Warning: One Tree Hill season 3 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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