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One Tree Hill: The Show Must Go On

On the day of their re-commitment ceremony, Nathan can't shake the feeling that something horrible is about to happen to Haley. The ceremony goes as planned until Rachel gives a drunken speech about Cooper and a series of events leads to a possibly tragic event. Elsewhere, Lucas stumbles upon two pregnancy tests, one of which he learns is his mother's; and Peyton and Brooke's relationship falls apart when Brooke learns about Peyton and Lucas' kiss during the shooting.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x22
Production Number: 322
Airdate: Wednesday May 03rd, 2006

Director: Mark Schwahn
Writer: Mark Schwahn


Guest Stars
Danneel HarrisDanneel Harris
As Rachel Gatina
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Cooper

Co-Guest Stars
Bevin PrinceBevin Prince
As Bevin
Cullen MossCullen Moss
As Junk
Marcus Lyle BrownMarcus Lyle Brown
As Father Gillespie
Patrick StognerPatrick Stogner
As Young Keith Scott
Vaughn WilsonVaughn Wilson
As Fergie
Sean GuerreroSean Guerrero
As Bartender
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
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Karen Roe
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Episode Notes
Barry Corbin (Coach Whitey Durham) does not appear in this episode.

In September of 2005, The WB announced that they were ordering 26 episodes of One Tree Hill for its third season, but due to lower ratings, and the CW merger, 4 episodes were cut from the order.

This is the final episode to air on the WB before the WB/UPN merger into the CW.

It was rumored that the writers had originally planned to use episodes 21 & 22 as a fast-forward to graduation and the year 2015 (a la 'Dawson's Creek') to wrap up the storylines when the CW merger was announced, thinking that the series may not be renewed for a fourth season.

This episode did not feature the typical opening credits sequence.

Before the recommitment ceremony was filmed, the crew gave James Lafferty three different rings and he got to choose which one Nathan would give Haley during the scene.

The song played during Nathan and Haley's first dance was chosen by fans though a Cingular Wireless contest where fans voted on either "Hold You In My Arms" by Ray LaMontagne, "More Than Anyone" by Gavin DeGraw, and "Lie in the Sound" by Trespassers William. As heard in this episode, the fans ultimately chose "More Than Anyone" by Gavin DeGraw.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Gavin DeGrawMore Than Anyone 
Led ZeppelinBabe I'm Gonna Leave You 
Michelle FeatherstoneWe Are Man And Wife 
Snow PatrolChasing Cars 
SpacebarOn Again 
Susie SuhSeasons Change 

Episode Quotes
Brooke: Now I know how this dress looks on a witch.
Peyton: Go "Brooke" yourself.

(Nathan gets ready to jump off of the bridge)
Haley: Nathan, don't!
Nathan: I love you.

Haley: (puts the bracelet on Nathan) Don't say I never gave you anything.

Lucas: So what's up?
Nathan: I had this messed up dream last night. Haley was drowning and I couldn't save her. Of course leave it up to Haley and insist that we don't see each other until the wedding even though we are married. Maybe I should just go see her.
Lucas: Tell you what, I'll go check on her for you. How's that?
Nathan: Tell her to stay away from water. No swimming or anything.
Lucas: Nathan, it's your wedding day ... again. It's gonna be a great day.

Lucas: Nathan, you okay?
Nathan: Yeah, have you checked on Haley?
Lucas: Yeah, she's fine.
Nathan: Well, she should be here by now. Have you called her?
Lucas: Nate.
Nathan: Please? Just do it.
Lucas: Okay, all right, all right
(calls Haley)
Lucas: Hey, Haley you all right?
Nathan: Something's wrong man.
Haley: Hey, what's up?
(gives the phone to Nathan)
Nathan: Hey, it's me. Is everything okay?
Haley: Fine. Seem to be hesitant again, why?
Nathan: I just wanted to hear your voice, that's all. Where are you?
Haley: I'm right here.

Lucas: You're just waiting to push me away.
Brooke: I'm not pushing you away! I 'm holding on for dear life.

Lucas: So your parents really aren't coming?
Haley: No, they uh, I invited them, and they said "Sorry honey, we've been to your wedding once before, and it was a little boring." Anyway, I'll just, I'll just give myself away, it's fine.
Lucas: Or I could do it, if you'll have me.
Haley: Really? Luke, that would be perfect.
Lucas: Okay.
Haley: Thank you.
Lucas: But you know what, I gotta be honest with you, I could never officially give you away, you know that. I could never give away my best friend.

Haley: I have a question for you. I know you and Keith were engaged and it just, it just breaks my heart.
Karen: I know, I know.
Haley: Okay, um, Brooke, Brooke made me this, this dress and it is out of the material that she ordered for your wedding dress. And, I just wanted to ask you if it was okay if I wore it. And, if it's not it's fine she made another one that I can wear.
Karen: I'm so proud of you, Haley. Have I told you that lately? You have got a wonderful soul Haley James Scott and you are going to make a beautiful bride in that dress.

Nathan: Last year, we sit on a beach and I told you how much I loved you. And how I would always, always protect you. That day nobody believed that this would work. But I don't think anybody understood the love I had for you. Because if they did, they would have never doubted us. So I wanted to marry you all over again in front of most of our world. Because today, when I look into your eyes, my love for you only grows. It's even stronger now. My love will never waver. And this I vow to you, today, and always and forever.

Haley: Nathan, it's been said there's one word that will free us from the weight and pain of life. And that word is Love. And I believe that. That doesn't mean that it hasn't been hard or that it won't be. It just means that I found a stillness and a bravery in myself with you. You make me brave. And I will love you until the end of time. This I vow today.

Lucas: The last time I gave a speech about Nathan and Haley was, well, at their first reception. And I remember saying, "prepare to be surprised." Well I have to say, even I was surprised. Because, you see, they do something that's very rare to see in someone our age. Actually, it's very rare to see in anybody. They give their heart's to each other, unconditionally. And that's what true love really is. It's not this fairy-tale life that never knows pain. But it's two souls facing it together, and diminishing it, with unconditional love. To Nathan and Haley Scott.

Lucas: Hey ma, are you pregnant?
Karen: Yes I am, but that's not my purse. You know, maybe Brooke took the wrong ... Brooke.

Rachel: Is there anything I can say to keep you Cooper?
Cooper: No, I'm sorry Rachel, there is not.
Rachel: That's too bad, because there's something I have to tell you.

Haley: We're going to London for a few days.
Lucas: Doesn't it always rain there?
Nathan: Oh yeah!

Dan: So, how's life without basketball?
Lucas: It's better than life without Keith.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Show Must Go On

"The Show Must Go On" is the title of a song by several artists including Queen and Pink Floyd.

Episode References
Haley: (puts the bracelet on Nathan) Don't say I never gave you anything.

In "Are You True", Nathan tells Haley "Don't say I never gave you anything" after he gives her a bracelet that was in his Cracker Jack's box.

The title of the episode has a double meaning. The "show" in the episode title both refers to Nathan and Haley's wedding as well as One Tree Hill as a series. Going into May sweeps, One Tree Hill was on the bubble as to whether or not the series would be renewed for a fourth season and the episode title reflects the feelings of both fans and writers.

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