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One Tree Hill: Everyday is a Sunday Evening

At the league tournament, Nathan and the team have to find a way to win with Lucas no longer on the team. At the tournament, Nathan has to deal with an old rival both on and off of the court. Brooke and Mouth stumble across a plan to get back at Rachel. Meanwhile, Deb and Nathan get a restraining order against Dan; and Peyton, in Savannah with Jake, is left with a decision that could change the course of her life.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x20
Production Number: 320
Airdate: Wednesday April 19th, 2006

Director: Billy Dickson
Writer: Mark Schwahn


Guest Stars
Bryan GreenbergBryan Greenberg
As Jake
Danneel HarrisDanneel Harris
As Rachel Gatina
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Cooper
Joshua SnyderJoshua Snyder
As Damien West

Co-Guest Stars
Brendan KirschBrendan Kirsch
As Brendan
Craig GallowayCraig Galloway
As Officer
Gabe WoodGabe Wood
As Ref
Kelsey ChowKelsey Chow
As Gigi
Chris MinkChris Mink
As Young Nathan
Jeff LomanJeff Loman
voiced Radio Announcer
Keith PrattKeith Pratt
As Billy
Mark Wilson (3)Mark Wilson (3)
As Oak Lake Coach

Bevin PrinceBevin Prince
As Bevin
Main Cast
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
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin
As Coach Whitey Durham
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Episode Notes
Chad Michael Murray (Lucas) and Moira Kelly (Karen) do not appear in this episode. This is the first and only episode in which Chad Michael Murray does not appear.

The beginning and ending of this episode is narrated by Nathan instead of the usual Lucas, who does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Angels & AirwavesThe Adventure 
Bryan GreenbergSomeday 
The FrayLook After You 
Gavin DeGrawJealous Guy 
Joey DeGrawOur Own Time 
The Loved OnesArsenic 
MobileNew York Minute 
Nine Black AlpsUnstatisfied 
Rocket From the CryptFlight Of the Hobo 
TurnClose Your Eyes 

Episode Quotes
Nathan: (opening voiceover) You know it's been said that we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they are happening. We grow complacent with ideas, or things or people and we take them for granted and it's usually not until that thing is about to be taken away from you that you've realized how wrong you've been that you realized how much you need it, how much you love it. God, I love this game.

Nathan: (voiceover during the game) Stepping up. It's a simple concept. It basically means to rise above yourself; to do a little more, to show you something special. Something like this. Lucas is gone but that doesn't mean the season is over. As a matter of fact, I say it's just beginning. You might want to stay out of my way for a while. Life's funny sometimes; can push pretty hard like when you fall in love with someone but they forget to love you back, like when your best friend and your boyfriend leave you alone, like when you pull the trigger or light the flame and you can't take it back. Like I said, in sports they call this stepping up. In life, I call it pushing back.

Nathan: (closing voiceover) Every once in a while people step up, they rise above themselves. Sometimes they surprise you, and sometimes they fall short. Life is funny sometimes, it can push pretty hard, but if you look close enough you find hope in the words of children, in the bars of a song and in the eyes of someone you love. And if you're lucky, and if you're the luckiest person on this entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back.

Damien: Well the way I see it you're not making post season until you win this game. And you're not winning this game because we are. And we're undefeated.
Nathan: For now. Lets go, Hales.
Damien: See you on the court Scott. And Haley, I'll see you in your dreams.

Peyton: (to Jake) Do you wanna get married?

Haley: You know, it's kind of hurt me, to see your relationship with Dan. Especially since you're playing so well. You should be able to share that with your father.
Nathan: Yeah, well it's kind of late for that. But the way I've been feeling, I don't think I have another great game in me.
Haley: I don't believe that for a second. Besides I'm going to help you. And Damien West doesn't stand a chance.
Nathan: Oh, I love you, you know that?
Haley: I love you too.
Nathan: You always help me.
(Nathan puts his hand on her arm and they smile at each other)
Haley: Dammit! You need to put a shirt on! You're too sexy, gosh!

Dan: Hey, Damien West. Dan Scott. That's Mayor, Dan Scott. And if you ever touch my daughter-in-law, Haley, again, I'll end your career. Have a good game.

(Nathan's in the bathtub)
Haley: Does that ever hurt?
Nathan: No. The scar stopped hurting when my heart stopped hurting. Right around the time that you came home.
Haley: Mmm, okay. (Haley leaves)
Nathan: Where'd you go? Oh, I get it. This is the no sex thing, right? I totally got you, didn't I?
Haley: No!
Nathan: I told you I was sexy, Haley. Don't lie.
(Haley walks back by the bathroom door)
Haley: Okay, maybe.

Episode Goofs
Jake states that Nikki's parents live in Savannah, yet Savannah was were Jake took Jenny during season 1 to keep her away from Nikki.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Everyday is a Sunday Evening

Everyday is a Sunday Evening is an album by The Blackouts.

Episode References
Oak Lake Academy

In "Brave New World", Deb reveals to Nathan that the prestigious Oak Lake Academy wanted Nathan to play for them but Dan turned them away and never told Nathan.

"Everyday is a Sunday Evening" is a metaphor that Peyton uses during the episode to describe her time with Jake in Savannah. As she describes it, her time with Jake feels like Sundays feel during school -- the day is, in essence, ruined because the next day will always bring school much like their time together is marked by the fact that Peyton will be leaving the next morning.