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One Tree Hill: Pictures of You

Students of Tree Hill High are paired up for a class assignment that leads to everyone revealing their deepest hopes, secrets, and fears. Skills, worried about getting into college, turns to Haley for support, and Haley, in turn, leans on Skills for support when she worries about how having a family will change her life. Chase learns that Brooke cheated on her calculus exam, and spends the class period wondering what else Brooke has lied to him about. Lucas spends the class with Glenda and realizes that they have more in common than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Nathan reveals to Peyton that his mother tried to kill herself; Mouth's assignment turns romantic in nature; and Haley feels the baby kick for the first time.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x13
Production Number: 3T5763
Airdate: Wednesday February 07th, 2007

Director: Les Butler
Writer: Mark Schwahn

Alternate Airdates:

BE (2BE) Jun 06, 2007


Guest Stars
Elisabeth HarnoisElisabeth Harnois
As Shelly Simon
Stephen CollettiStephen Colletti
As Chase Adams
John KapelosJohn Kapelos
As Mr. Karl

Co-Guest Stars
Amber WallaceAmber Wallace
As Glenda Farrell
Bevin PrinceBevin Prince
As Bevin
Barbara WeetmanBarbara Weetman
As Glenda's Mom

Kassie HightKassie Hight
As Student
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
Lee NorrisLee Norris
As Marvin "Mouth" McFadden
Antwon TannerAntwon Tanner
As Skills Taylor
Danneel HarrisDanneel Harris
As Rachel Gattina


The episode opens in a classroom at Tree Hill High. The teacher asks the class who was out all night drinking and wore the same clothes as yesterday, then jokes that he must be the only one. He begins the class by asking if today's class really matters, or if it's just a requirement. Mouth is asked to describe in one word how his classmates see him. He says that he's probably seen as "awesome". The teacher writes the five universal high school categories on the chalkboard: jocks, geeks, loners, prom queens, and those who are "friendly" (which he writes instead of sluts). Shelly is asked to describe Mouth with one of the words on the board, and she reluctantly describes him as a geek. The class is then asked to describe Nathan, who is unanimously described as a jock; same for Lucas; Brooke is described as a prom queen by the class; Rachel is described as "friendly"; and Peyton as a prom queen. Peyton says that she's a loner, not a prom queen, but Glenda says that she's a loner -- Peyton's a prom queen. The teacher says that each student is who their classmates seem them as, but he'll try to change that with his assignment for the rest of the class period. He asks Haley what Lucas' middle name is, and she replies "Eugene" before regretting revealing his middle name to the entire class. Lucas is asked Glenda's last name, but Lucas doesn't know, proving the teacher's point that despite being together for four years, they don't know too much about classmates they don't normally spend time with. Half of the class put their name in a hat and the other half chooses names from the hat. Shelly draws Mouth, Haley draws Skills, Rachel draws Bevin, and Glenda draws Lucas; Before Brooke has a chance to say who she chose, Peyton trades her, letting Brooke have Chase as a partner and leaving Nathan to be Peyton's partner. Each pair is given a camera and the assignment sheet. Before leaving the classroom, the teacher mentions that Brooke is failing calculus, much to the shock of Chase. ..

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Episode Notes
Paul Johansson (Dan Scott), Barry Corbin (Coach Durham), Moira Kelly (Karen Roe), and Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb Scott) do not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 2.85 million viewers

This episode did not feature the typical opening credits sequence.

This is the first season 4 episode to not feature any dialog between Haley and Nathan.

In "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept", Glenda's mother was played by Nina Jones, where as in this episode she is played by Barbara Weetman.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dashboard ConfessionalDon't Wait (Acoustic) 
EEKAnimal Chin 
Ingrid MichaelsonMasochist 
Lynyrd SkynyrdTuesday's Gone 
Mother Love BoneChloe Dancer/ Crowns of Thorns 
The RosebudsWhat Can I Do? 
The WhoBaba O'Riley 

Episode Quotes
Lucas: (voiceover) You ever wonder how long it takes to change your life? What measure of time is enough to be life altering? Is it four years like high school, one year, an eight week rock tour? Can your life change in a month, or a week or a single day? We're always in a hurry to grow up, to go places, to get ahead. But when you're young, one hour can change everything.

Chase: (voiceover) Today I spent an hour with Brooke Davis and I learned something: people are going to label you, it's how you overcome those labels. That's what matters.
Brooke: (voiceover) I spent an hour with Chase Adams. He's a Clean Teen, and that's pretty cool.
Peyton: (voiceover) People think they know Nathan Scott. I know I did. But I discovered something new today. Nathan Scott is a martyr. He's also going to be a terrific father.
Nathan: (voiceover) I spent the class with Peyton Sawyer. It reminded me what a good friend she is. I also learned that, considering recent history, she's not quite ready for the whole picture thing.
Mouth: (voiceover) Some of you have met Shelly Simon, Clean Teen. But today I got to know Shelly Simon, teen. I also asked her to prom.
Shelly: (voiceover) An hour ago, I called Marvin McFadden nice. He is, but I shoulda called him dangerous. I also said yes to Prom.
Rachel: (voiceover) This is one of the best classes I've ever had. A kick-ass 50 minutes, during which Bevin told me she always wanted to be a guy.
Bevin: (voiceover) I spent the hour with Rachel, and I think she learned today that I am not an idiot. This is my picture of her. (Bevin takes a blurry picture with Rachel barely in it)
Skills: (voiceover) Over the years I've known Haley James, bookworm. Haley James, sarcastic girl. Haley James Scott, rock star. Haley James Scott, mother to be. Today I got re-acquainted with just Haley. My good friend. She gettin' heavier too.
Haley: (voiceover) Skills has been my friend since we were young, and today I remembered why. He's a great listener. He's going to do awesome in college, and he deserves to be on top of the world.
Glenda: (voiceover) 50 minutes ago I called Lucas Scott a jock. But, I was wrong. He's more than one simple word. I guess we all are. Anyway, I learned that Lucas is actually a lot like me. Who knew?
Lucas: (voiceover) I wish I woulda hung out with Glenda before today. Something tells me she coulda been a great friend. But it's good to know there's still a little time left to do that. And I also learned her last name. And I learned that one hour can change everything.

Haley: I never thought about teaching until now, but I think I could be really happy doing that. When I tutor someone, and I watch them get it, like that light goes on, it just feels really good.

(to Mouth about where she wants to be in 10 years)
Shelly: You know, I don't know yet. But, whatever it is it'll be okay, because I'll have a great group of friends that I can laugh with, and a few secret comforts that keep me sane. Like, I want a great big tabby cat that greats me when I come home every day. And a boy that I'm in love with. Yeah, in 10 years, I'm definitely in love.

Lucas: If I don't make it as a writer, I can always come back here and coach the Ravens. I mean, Whitey's retiring, my mom's here, and besides, I love this place.
Glenda: Not me. I can't wait to get out of here. I'm going as far away as I can get and I'm going to try and forget this place ever existed.

Rachel: Thank God this ridiculous class is almost over.
Bevin: I liked it.
Rachel: That's because you're too blissfully stupid to resist.
Bevin: I know people think I'm stupid. But I'm not dumb. I just let you and the other girls have your way because that's how you need it to be. But I think Karl's right. Pretty soon, we're all gonna graduate, and I can start over. But it'll be hard for the people who need this place to make themselves feel special. People who use high school to build themselves up and then find out that the real world doesn't care so much about who you were in high school. People like you. (pause) Okay, so, what are we going to do for our pictures?

Nathan: My mom tried to kill herself.
Peyton: What?
Nathan: She took a bunch of her pills. I haven't told anybody, just Haley.
Peyton: Nathan, I'm so sorry.
Nathan: The worst part about it is when I found out that she might die, there was a moment, just a fraction of a second, where I actually felt relieved, like maybe it was for the best. Can you believe that? A kid actually feeling relief at the thought of losing his mother.
Peyton: Look, umm --
Nathan: What kind of person does that make me, Peyton? That I can feel that.

Skills: This is my scholarship offer, or not. I mean, I haven't had the courage to open it yet.
Haley: Skills, you can't keep this a secret. Come on, I've got a really good feeling about it, open it.
Skills: Okay, just give me a few minutes. Why don't you tell me your secret.
Haley: Sometimes I feel incredibly disconnected, uncomfortable in my own skin. Or kind of like I don't fit into this world. Like I was born at the wrong time, and I don't belong. I just think about my son, and it scares me, because I don't ever want him to feel like he doesn't belong. I don't know if my heart could bear that.
Skills: Nah, he'll belong. The kid gonna rock this place.
Haley: You think so?
Skills: Oh yeah, I do. 'Cause his mom got his back, and if she don't, I do. I promise.

Rachel: What time is it? Feels like we been in here forever.
Bevin: That's because you're wasted. I don't suppose you want to actually participate and tell me a secret.
Rachel: I'll tell you a secret. Not because of class, just because. I never really felt anything with the guys I slept with. When I got my new body I thought it would change everything. Maybe it did for the boys, not for me.
Bevin: You know, I always wondered what it would be like to be a dude. Like, walking through the halls in jeans and a raggy t-shirt, all badass, talking smack and checking out chicks and stuff.
Rachel: Checking out chicks. Maybe that's my problem. Maybe I'm into girls. (Bevin grabs Rachel and kisses her) What the hell are you doing!?
Bevin: Did you feel anything?
Rachel: No!
Bevin: Then, you're not into girls. Trust me Rachel, I'm a really good kisser and you'd totally be into me right now.

Brooke: Rachel bet me that I couldn't sleep with you within three dates.
Chase: Wow.
Brooke: But I need you to know something. I would have never, ever asked you to compromise what you believe in or try to pressure you out of it. That's the truth, and I just need you to know it. Even though I know I don't have a chance with you now.
Chase: Is that it, no more secrets?
Brooke: That's it. I promise.
Chase: Well, here's one more. You are enough Brooke. If I can just get you to quit lying, I think I might like the real you. (Brooke starts to talk) Shh! Don't tell. It's a secret.

Brooke: I was worried I wouldn't be enough for you. That's why I lied. That's what I'm afraid of. Not being enough, not... good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough, not...
Chase: Brooke, your the student council president, captain of the cheerleaders and probably one of the most popular girls in school. How is that not good enough?
Brooke: I don't know, you should ask my parents. Considering they haven't called in a month. Month and a half, actually. Not a single call, or text, or email. So what do you suppose that says about me?
Chase: I think it says more about your parents.

(while walking out of the classroom)
Skills: (to Haley) Okay, Haley J.S., let me make a deal with you. As long as you don't give birth early, we good.

Episode Goofs
While on the roof, during various scenes it is obvious that a fabric pregnancy belly is under Haley's shirt -- several times parts of the fabric stick out from under her shirt.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Pictures of You

"Pictures of You" is the title of a song by The Cure.

Episode References
Nathan: (to Brooke) So this is kinda like the Boy Toy auction, without the kissing and the partial nudity.

During the Boy Toy auction in "To Wish Impossible Things", Peyton wins Nathan and the two go swimming and share the mandatory midnight kiss during their date.

Though The Cure song that the episode is named after cannot be directly compaired to the plot of the episode, the episode title references the pictures that represent each student that each of the pairs must take of each other. Indirectly, one of the verses of the song can be applied to how rain is a symbol for Nathan and Haley's relationship: "Remembering you standing quiet in the rain as / I ran to your heart to be near and we kissed as / the sky fell in holding you close how I always / held close in your fear".