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One Tree Hill: Things I Forgot at Birth

Nathan, Cooper, and Rachel continue to deal with the aftermath of the car accident, each of them struggling with their emotions in their own way. Meanwhile, Brooke celebrates her 18th birthday alone due to her issues with both Lucas and Peyton. Elsewhere, Lucas and Karen come to terms with Karen's pregnancy without Keith, and Deb's addiction has explosive results at the cafe.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x2
Production Number: 3T5752
Airdate: Wednesday October 04th, 2006

Director: Greg Prange
Writer: Mark Schwahn


Guest Stars
Matt BarrMatt Barr
As Derek
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Cooper

Co-Guest Stars
David BridgewaterDavid Bridgewater
As Reeves
Leo DanielsLeo Daniels
As Reporter
Vaughn WilsonVaughn Wilson
As Fergie
Denise DaughtryDenise Daughtry
As Customer
Jack LandryJack Landry
As Messenger
Tia Brewer-FootmanTia Brewer-Footman
As Reporter #1
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
Antwon TannerAntwon Tanner
As Skills Taylor
Danneel HarrisDanneel Harris
As Rachel Gattina
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Karen Roe
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin
As Coach Whitey Durham
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.31 million viewers

othpodcast.com features a full-length commentary on this episode with series creator Mark Schwahn as well as Actors Lee Norris and Hillary Burton.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
American Analog SetBorn On The Cusp 
Dashboard ConfessionalCurrents 
The DovesThe Man Who Told Everything 
Five Times AugustThe Way You Do 
Shiny Toy GunsLe Disko 
StarsOne More Night (Your Ex-Lover Remains Dead) 
Tom FreundNo Turning Back 

Episode Quotes
Lucas: (voiceover) There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroads. Afraid. Confused. Without a roadmap. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. Of course, when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back. But once in a while people push on to something better. Something found just beyond the pain of going it alone. And just beyond the bravery and courage it takes to let someone in. Or to give someone a second chance. Something beyond the quiet persistence of a dream. Because it's only when you're tested, that you truly discover who you are. And it's only when you're tested, that you discover who you can be. The person you want to be does exist. Somewhere on the otherside of hard work and faith and belief ... and beyond the heartache and fear of what lies ahead.

Dan: I'm Dan Scott. Local businessman, schoolboard member, and murderer. Family first, that's my motto.

Customer: No one's waited on our table in about 15 minutes. I ordered the Reuben, not the tuna salad.
Deb: Oh, gosh, I'm sorry. But, judging from the size of your ass, you should try the tuna salad and consider it a favor.

Lucas: You know I use to watch you?
Peyton: When?
Lucas: Well Freshman year, Softmore year, both summers actually.
Peyton: Stop it! (pause) What did you watch?
Lucas: Your legs mostly.
Peyton: What?!
Lucas: No I'm serious. You know from up close they're a little chickeny.
Peyton: Shut up!
Lucas: But from where I was hiding, they were pretty awesome.

Haley: I need you to talk to me.
Nathan: Haley, I'm not trying to shut you out, okay? I just don't understand it enough to let you in yet.
Haley: Whatever it is we are going to get through it together. I'm right here, Nathan. I'm not going anywhere.

Rachel: I know you saved my life. I'm going to find a way to thank you.
Nathan: You don't have to do that.
Rachel: No, I want to. (kisses Nathan on the cheek) You have Cooper's eyes.

Cooper: Is everything okay?
Rachel: Yeah, I’m fine. I was just scared that you --
Cooper: The baby Rachel. I meant is the baby okay.
Rachel: Cooper, when we were arguing, I was so angry and I was hurt. So, when I said I was pregnant I was just --
Cooper: Get out! I said get out!

Cultural References
Episode Title: Things I Forgot at Birth

Things I Forgot at Birth is the title of a 2005 album by The Absentee.

Episode References
Peyton: What did you watch?
Lucas: Your legs mostly.

In "The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most", Lucas tells Peyton "Nice legs" after she tells him he has "nice hands" when Lucas misses a pass during the game.

Lucas driving Whitey to watch Skills play at the rivercourt parallels a scene from the "Pilot" where Keith drives Whitey to the rivercourt to watch Lucas play in order to convince Whitey to put Lucas on the team.

When Haley asks Brooke if she and Lucas ever talked about what would happen if Brooke was pregnant, Brooke references "How Can You Be Sure?" when Brooke has a pregnancy scare and Lucas swears he'll be there for her. When Brooke asks Haley if she and Nathan ever talked about what would happen if Haley was pregnant, Haley references "Return of the Future" when Haley and Nathan spend the night together, and later get into a fight over birth control.

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