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One Tree Hill: Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

Haley finds out about the stolen calculus test and confronts Brooke about it. As Peyton and Brooke continue to mend their relationship, Lucas and Peyton consider taking theirs to the next level. Meanwhile, with Deb away, Nathan throws a party for the senior class at his mother's house during which a sex tape from his past is exposed.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x14
Production Number: 3T5764
Airdate: Wednesday February 14th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

BE (2BE) Jun 07, 2007


Guest Stars
Elisabeth HarnoisElisabeth Harnois
As Shelly Simon
Stephen CollettiStephen Colletti
As Chase Adams

Co-Guest Stars
Amber WallaceAmber Wallace
As Glenda Farrell
Bevin PrinceBevin Prince
As Bevin
Shawn ShepardShawn Shepard
As Principal Turner
Joy YasconeJoy Yascone
As Girl #1
Mick Walker (2)Mick Walker (2)
As Salesman
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
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott


The episode opens with Karen watching home videos of Lucas playing basketball when he was little. As Karen watches, Lucas’ opening narration plays: ” Do you ever wonder if we make the moments in our lives, or if the moments in our lives make us? Dan walks into the room and talks about how fast children grow up. Lucas interrupts to remind Karen that he needs to be fitted for his tux. Dan offers to take Lucas, saying that he’s missed out too much and doesn’t want to miss another important step in his son’s life. ..

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Episode Notes
Barry Corbin (Coach Durham) does not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 2.25 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The AtarisFrom The Last, Last Call 
Blackpool LightsCrash Sounds 
BosshouseDo You Want To Party With Me? 
BosshouseWell Here We Go Again 
The Chemistry SetInto The Light 
The FeelingSewn 
Landon PiggGreat Companion 
LoopsAbout You 
The NationalAbout Today 
Young LoveClose Your Eyes 

Episode Quotes
Lucas: (opening voiceover) Do you ever wonder if we make the moments in our lives, or if the moments in our lives make us?

Lucas: (closing voiceover) If you could go back and just change one thing about your life, would you? And if you did, would that change make your life better? Or would that change ultimately break your heart? Or the heart of another? Would you choose an entirely different path? Or would you change just one thing? Just one moment -- one moment that you've always wanted back.

(while Nathan, Skills, and Mouth are finding all the alcohol in Deb's house)
Skills: Damn, Nate's mom like the alcoholic easter bunny.

(Peyton and Lucas are making out on Lucas's bed)
Peyton: Your mom is gonna come in any second.
Lucas: She's working at the cafe. Nobody's gonna walk in.
(Brooke walks in through Lucas's door)
Brooke: Okay, my discomfort meter is pretty much pegged.

Dan: The trick with formal wear is to always go classic. You don't want to be the guy twenty years from now regretting the blue ruffles.
Lucas: You're right. What did you wear to prom?
Dan: Blue ruffles.

Haley: Umm, have you guys seen Rachel?
Chase: She was holding court in the living room
Haley: Clothed or unclothed?
Brooke: Clothed, but it was about ten minutes ago, so you never know.

(to Haley as the sextape plays)
Bevin: I thought you and Nathan were married.

(Lucas is alone in a room looking at a picture of Keith)
Nathan: Luke, you gotta help me find some booze, man, or it's going to get ugly down there. You gotta let this go man. (Nathan picks up the picture of Keith) Keith's gone, Luke. Jimmy's gone. Nothing's going to bring them back. But you got a ton of people that love you out there and in a few months, most of those people are gonna go their seperate ways. So what do you say big brother? Let's have some fun.

Deb: Nathan.
Nathan: Hi.
Deb: Umm, I -- I wasn't sure you'd want to see me.
Nathan: To be honest I wasn't sure I was coming.
Deb: Oh, honey, I'm so sorry.
Nathan: Suicide? Nice one Mom. And thanks for the note, by the way
Deb: Please Nathan don't, you can't begin to understand this disease.
Nathan: Disease? Is that what you're calling it now? Peytons mom, Ellie, had a disease -- cancer. That's a disease, Mom. What you have is a weakness. And when the hell are you going to start fighting it?
Deb: I know. I know I've been weak. But I, uh, I'm scared.
Nathan: Of what? Your terrible life in that big expensive house 'cause I'm not seeing it, Mom. What are you so scared of?
Deb: Myself. It's easy in here. I have a support team to stay sober, but out there, alone, I'm not sure I can trust myself.
Nathan: Mom, you better figure it out because if things don't change soon you're not going to have anything to come home to.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers is the title of an album by The National.

Peyton: I know there is no tenth chapter in Great Gatsby.

The Great Gatsby is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man longing for a woman that he had loved his entire life. As Peyton states, the book only has nine chapters.

Episode References
Peyton: Do you remember what you said the last time we were here? You said you wanted it all and I walked away. I made a big mistake that night because all I wanted was sex.

In "Life in a Glass House" at a basketball party at Dan's house, Lucas tells Peyton while they're making out that he wanted everything with Peyton, not just sex.

It seems very out of character for Karen to agree to go to the Prom with Dan considering their past history. Though Dan has attempted to change his ways, as he's attempted several times before, his past actions have shown that he's incapable of changing his ways and Karen, who has been hurt by him more than any other character, should be suspicious of his advances. However, Karen immediately accepts without thinking twice.

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