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Prom proves to be an unforgettable night for everyone when Lucas realizes who was in the hallway when Keith was killed. Meanwhile, Peyton's decision to skip Prom leads to a dangerous situation, but also leads to a reconciliation with Brooke. Elsewhere, Nathan and Haley attempt to be romantic teenagers during Prom, but find it hard to do; Dan tries to win over Karen, but as he does so the witness to Keith's murder closes in on Dan.
Antwon Tanner (Skills) does not appear in this episode.
Ratings: 3.28 million viewers
Musical Guest Within Reason was chosen by fans in a Cingular sponsored contest to perform at the Tree Hill Prom. A contest was held for area bands to submit a song and fans were able to vote on which band they wanted to perform during an episode. The winning band, Within Reason, is a rock band from Birmingham, Alabama.
Bradford Thomas Mills, who makes a guest star appearance in this episode as George, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident the night after filming his role for this episode.
- Nathan and Lucas will get basketball scholarships
- I'll learn how to juggle
- My parents will buy another house elsewhere
- Everything will be okay
- P.S. Did I mention Nathan and I will be together again?
- Haley and I will be together again by graduation.
Haley: (reading Nathan's prediction) Haley and I will be together again by graduation. Did you really believe that?
Nathan: I was in a pretty dark place back then, but I never stopped believing in us.
Brooke: (to Peyton) I guess now it's hoes over psychos.
Rachel: Quit talking about Shelly.
Mouth: Yeah, I know. I'm boring you.
Rachel: No, you're making me jealous.
Brooke: I'll be back in time for my coronation.
Mouth: Aren't they still voting for Prom queen?
Brooke: Yeah, but it's really just a formality.
Haley: This is the weirdest prom ever! No Peyton, no Brooke, no Lucas, no Mouth.
Nathan: No Rachel.
Haley: Good prom.
Haley: You know after everything we've been through in the past year your mom taking us to prom feels pretty good.
Nathan: Kinda like we're kids again.
Haley: Yeah, like you know, maybe tonight we don't have to be married and pregnant. We can just be teenagers.
Nathan: Well, in that case, what's your curfew?
Peyton: (to Brooke) All this time you said I was a backstabbing bitch. You had no idea how right you were!
(starts towards Brooke, but turns around and stabs Psycho Derek in the shoulder)
Brooke: (Peyton unties Brooke) God, did you have to hit me so hard?
Peyton: I'm so sorry! I'm so sorry!
(Psycho Derek puts a knife to Brooke's throat)
Peyton: Derek! Hey, hey, look at me. If you really, really love me, let me do it. This is my chance for revenge. You more than anybody should know that. Look you were right about me, okay! Hey! You were right. We are so much alike. I have the same feelings as you do, I have all the same desires. It's true. Hey, I just couldn't admit it before. I'm going to prove it to you now, just untie me. Come on, Derek. You've got the knife and I'm half your size.
Episode Title: You Call it Madness, But I Call it Love
"You Call it Madness, But I Call it Love" is the title of a song by Nat King Cole.
(about getting her boot off of her leg)
Haley: Oh, it was like Teen Wolf. I had to use three razor blades.
Teen Wolf 1985 film about a high schooler who turns into a werewolf.
Haley: (reading Nathan's prediction)
"Haley and I will be together again by graduation". Did you really believe that?
I was in a pretty dark place back then, but I never stopped believing in us.
In "Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends
", Haley takes Nathan to the roof of the cafe to show him her predictions for their senior year. Instead of reading them, Nathan writes is own, and what he wrote is revealed in this episode.
You've reached Peyton Sawyer, congratulations.
In "What Is And What Should Never Be
", Haley's voicemail says the same thing, except with her name instead of Peyton's.
Psycho Derek mentions to Peyton that even being thrown out of her window won't stop him from being with her. Psycho Derek was thrown out of Peyton's second-story window during "I Love You But I've Chosen The Darkness