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One Tree Hill: Everything in Its Right Place

Lucas, having recovered from his heart attack, returns to school with high-hopes of restarting his new relationship with Peyton. Haley learns that Nathan involvement with Daunte caused the accident, leading Haley to be very angry at him. Meanwhile, Brooke and Rachel team up to steal the answers of the next calculus exam from the tutor center; Deb plans to break out of rehab; and Dan accepts his fate when murder charges are brought upon him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x11
Production Number: 3T5761
Airdate: Wednesday January 17th, 2007

Director: Michael Lange
Writer: Dawn Urbont

Alternate Airdates:

BE (2BE) Jun 04, 2007
UK (E4) Jun 10, 2007


Guest Stars
Elisabeth HarnoisElisabeth Harnois
As Shelly Simon

Co-Guest Stars
Kassie HightKassie Hight
As Student
Kelsey ChowKelsey Chow
As Gigi
Leo DanielsLeo Daniels
As Town Councilman
Langley McArolLangley McArol
As Addict #3
Pamela HardenPamela Harden
As Student

Joe KeileyJoe Keiley
As Reporter
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
Danneel HarrisDanneel Harris
As Rachel Gattina
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Karen Roe
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Episode Notes
Barry Corbin (Coach Durham) and Antwon Tanner (Skills) did not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 2.23 million viewers

This episode began with a short introduction by Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis) and Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer).

Elisabeth Harnois (Shelly) and the Clean Teens previously appeared in "Can't Stop This Thing We've Started".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Chris MillsChenoa 
Damien RiceGrey Room 
Matt WhiteWait For Love 
Priscilla AhnDream 
Sparrow HouseWhen I'm Gone 
TeddybearsDifferent Sound 
The WreckersHard To Love You 

Episode Quotes
Lucas: (voiceover) Have you ever had a dream that seemed so real when you woke up you didn't know what to believe? What would you do if what you thought was true wasn't, and what you thought wasn't true was. Would you retreat into your dreams with the hope of finding a more perfect reality? Sometimes life is stranded in a dream, and the only way to wake up is to face what lies are hidden in your soul. And you can only hope that in those moments of dark reflection, that you are not alone.

Brooke: I'm not book smart, I'm Brooke smart and there is a big difference.

Shelly: Suit yourselves, but if you change your mind the door is always open.
Brooke: Just like Rachel's legs

Shelly: I now pronounce you, virgins for life.
Brooke: (to Rachel) You still look like a slut.
Rachel: (to Brooke) And you still smell like a whore.

Peyton: Sorry I was being a weirdo earlier.
Lucas: You mean when you didn’t kiss me on the quad or when you said dreams are e-mails from ghosts.
Peyton: Both.

Haley: (to Nathan) Thanks for telling me the truth. I guess that's why they call it true love.

(after Deb shimmies down the bedsheets hanging over the balcony)
Deb: This place is just not for me.
Nurse: You do know this is a voluntary clinic? If you want to leave, all you have to do is sign out.
Deb: Oh.

Lucas: What's wrong Peyton?
Peyton: I wanna kiss you Luke, I do. I just don't want to lose you.
Lucas: Hey, what makes you think you're going to lose me?
Peyton: Only the fact that I lose everyone I care about. Anytime I open up to someone they walk out of my life or they die or they move away or they get shipped off to Iraq or they turn into freakin' Norman Bates or --
(Lucas kisses her)
Lucas: Not everyone.
Peyton: Luke, the last time we kissed you had a heart attack.
Lucas: And I didn't die. I couldn't die. Do you know why? Because I had to come back and look into those green eyes of yours and tell you I love you. I do! I love you, Peyton. You didn't push me away. I came back for you. And no matter how long it takes, I'll wait for you.

Haley: I need to know that you're going be honest with me.
Nathan: I promise.
Haley: I need to know that you're going to let me in, Nathan. I mean, all the way.
Nathan: I will, okay? I'll let you in. If that's what it takes, I'll let you in. It's just, sometimes I'm afraid that if I do you'll see the real me, the guy I was before you. I'm not proud of that person, the one that I used to be, but if I have to be that guy to keep you safe, then that's who I'm going to be. Look, if you want me to apologize for defending you, or for fighting back when somebody hurts you, I can't do that. I won't do that, okay, because, the truth is, that's a guy I'll never be. The guy that just stands by and watches while the world hurts you. Can you understand that?
Haley: I can't --
Nathan: Haley, you have to.
Haley: No, I can't keep standing on one foot. So, if there's more I should sit down, but if you're done then just take me home because I'm tired and I miss you and I love you, every version of you.

Episode Goofs
When Lucas is at Keith's grave, the day of Keith's death reads March 23, 2006 on his headstone. At Jimmy's grave, his day of death reads March 1, 2006. Since both Keith and Jimmy died on the same day, they should both have the same day of death.

When Nathan brings Haley the soup, he takes it out of the bag then grabs the remote to turn off the TV. Once the TV is off, Nathan takes the soup out of the bag again.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Everything in its Right Place

"Everything in its Right Place" is the title of a song by Radiohead.

Peyton: Anytime I open up to someone they walk out of my life or they die or they move away or they get shipped off to Iraq or they turn into freakin' Norman Bates.

Norman Bates is the main character of the novel Psycho that was later made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock. In the story, Norman kills his mother then convinces himself that he is her so he doesn't have to deal with the fact that he murdered her.

Episode References
The flashbacks in this episode were from "Songs to Love And Die By".

Dan taking the blame for Daunte's death marks the first time that Dan has ever put himself on the line to protect Nathan, emotionally and physically. In the past, Dan has put himself first over both of his sons, often times intentionally hurting them in order to get what he wants. His actions in this episode are a far cry from "All That You Can't Leave Behind" when during the father-son basketball, Dan deliberately injures Nathan in order to score the winning basket during the game.