Login or register
<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

One Tree Hill: Just Watch the Fireworks

When last year's time capsule is released, everyone's secrets are revealed, forcing Lucas and Mouth to confront the anger of a person from their pasts. Brooke suspects that she knows who released the capsule, but has to deal with what she exposed on the time capsule. Meanwhile, Nathan's entry forces him and Haley to talk about the person Nathan became when she left; and TRIC hosts the breast cancer benefit concert where Haley performs for the first time since she came back to Tree Hill alongside Fall Out Boy and Jack's Mannequin.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x15
Production Number: 315
Airdate: Wednesday February 15th, 2006


Guest Stars
Colin FickesColin Fickes
As Jimmy Edwards
Danneel HarrisDanneel Harris
As Rachel Gatina
Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy
As Themselves
JackJack's Mannequin
As Themselves

Co-Guest Stars
John CatesJohn Cates
As Rusty
John H. BrennanJohn H. Brennan
As Friend #1 (as John Brennan)
Patrick StognerPatrick Stogner
As Young Keith Scott
Pete WentzPete Wentz
As Himself (as Peter Lewis Wentz)
Shawn ShepardShawn Shepard
As Principal Turner
Zachary Dylan SmithZachary Dylan Smith
As Young Dan Scott
Johnathon FurrJohnathon Furr
As Dunlap Brother #1
Melissa SeitzMelissa Seitz
As Cute Girl
Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
As Himself
Sean Johnson (2)Sean Johnson (2)
As Dunlap Brother #2
Tammy FontaineTammy Fontaine
As Stagehand
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
Lee NorrisLee Norris
As Marvin "Mouth" McFadden
Craig ShefferCraig Sheffer
As Keith Scott
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Karen Roe
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin
As Coach Whitey Durham
Episode Notes
Baraba Alyn Woods (Deb Scott) does not appear in this episode.

Keith officially adopts Lucas.

This is the second of two performances by the band Fall Out Boy on the series, the first appearance being in "An Attempt to Tip The Scales".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bethany Joy LenzHalo 
Fall Out BoyA Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch 
Get Up KidsI'll Catch You 
Jack's MannequinDark Blue 
Jack's MannequinHoliday From Real 
Jack's MannequinThe Mixed Tape 
Strays Don't SleepNight Is Still 
We Are ScientistsNobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt 

Episode Quotes
Coach Whitey: It's been fifty years, fifty long years since I've done this. Looking back on what I said all those years ago, all the hopes and dreams I had, I've come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is the measure of a successful life, then some would say that I'm a failure. The important thing is not to be bitter over life's disappointments. Learn to let go of the past. And recognize that every day won't be sunny, and when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair remember it's only in the black of night you see the stars. And those stars will lead you back home. So don't be afraid to make mistakes, or stumble and fall, cause most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you'll get everything you wish for. Maybe you'll get more than you ever could have imagined. Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination.

Nathan: (to Haley, handing her a bouquet of purple flowers) I got you these for good luck. You know we should find out what these flowers are called and order some seeds or something. The rate I have been screwing up, there isn't going to be any left to pick.

Haley: What'd you say to Hooter girl when she made her topless debut?
Lucas: I told her she looked beautiful.

Lucas: Great, it's gone global.
Haley: Yeah, at least now the whole world knows all the nice things you said about me to go along all the crappy things Nathan said about me.

Brooke: Oh my god, I'm internet porn. Some creepy guy is watching me right now?
Peyton: Well, I'm guessing that's not all he's doing.

Pete Wentz: You know who's up next?
Peyton: Fall Out Boy.
Pete Wentz: Yeah, I heard that band sucks.

Pete Wentz: What's up Tree Hill? We're Fall Out Boy. We love your breasts, so make sure you take good care of them.

Rachel: You know, Mouth, that guy's either gonna stand on his own two feet or he's gonna fall. But he has to do it on his own.

Mouth: I wish this time capsule had never been opened. All it's done is cause people pain.
Rachel: The truth usually does.

Episode Goofs
When Karen and Keith tell Lucas and Haley about their engagement, Haley hugs Karen twice.

When Nathan's time capsule entry is shown, he has short hair, yet in "Unopened Letters to the World", Nathan did not have a buzz cut.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Just Watch The Fireworks

The episode title is the title of a song by Jimmy Eat World.

The theme of this episode, especially Whitey on the time capsule, parallels the plot of season 2's "Unopened Letters to the World". In the season 2 episode, the entries on the time capsule are recorded and the same emotions portrayed in the episode are revisited in this episode.

Missing Information
Click here to add Episode References