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One Tree Hill: The Runaway Found

The future with Duke that Nathan thought he had lined up is at risk when his past mistakes come back to haunt both him and Haley. Lucas hears a shocking confession after meeting the mysterious witness to Keith's death. Meanwhile, Brooke tries to make things right with her friendship with Peyton after having a run-in with Chase.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x18
Production Number: 3T5768
Airdate: Wednesday May 16th, 2007

Director: Greg Prange
Writer: Mark Schwahn

Alternate Airdates:

BE (2BE) Jun 13, 2007


Guest Stars
Allison ScagliottiAllison Scagliotti
As Abby
Matt BarrMatt Barr
As Psycho Derek
Stephen CollettiStephen Colletti
As Chase Adams
Sean YoungSean Young
As Hope Brown

Co-Guest Stars
Joseph Patrick KellyJoseph Patrick Kelly
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
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Karen Roe
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin
As Coach Whitey Durham


Lucas is at Abby’s in order to find the truth behind Keith’s murder. He knocks on the door, but the woman that answers the door tells him no one named Abby lives there. Lucas walks away, but turns back just in time to see Abby peeking through one of the windows. Dan sits in his SUV watching Lucas walk away...

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Episode Notes
Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb Scott), Dannell Harris (Rachel Gatina), Lee Norris (Mouth) and Antwon Tanner (Skills Taylor) do not appear in this episode.

Psycho Derek's real name is Ian Banks.

Ratings: 2.75 million viewers

Lucas and Peyton do not share any dialog during the episode, making it one of the few episodes in which Lucas and Peyton do not interact.

This episode did not feature the typical opening credits sequence.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The ConstantinesSoon Enough 
Emerson HartFriend to a Stranger 
The Guggenheim GrottoPhilosophia 
ScannersIn My Dreams 

Episode Quotes
Lucas: (voiceover) Sometimes I wonder if anything is absolute anymore. Is there still right and wrong, good and bad, truth and lies? Or is everything negotiable? Left to interpretation; gray? Sometimes we're forced to bend the truth, transform it, because we are faced with things that are not of our own making. And sometimes, things simply catch up to us.

(Peyton and Brooke are researching Psycho Derek's past)
Brooke: Oh my God, his girlfriend looks just like you, if you --
Peyton: If I what?
Brooke: If you were dead.

Nathan: There are only 3 things I'm afraid of losing in this world, Haley. You, our son, and the game.

Haley: Nathan, you're going to lose it all -- your scholarship, the game that you love.
Nathan: I won't lose it all. I'll still have you, and we'll still have our son. We'll have that feeling that in the face of all this, we didn't lose our way and we still know right from wrong.

Episode Goofs
Abby states that she hasn't been to school since the shooting, but in "You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love", she's at the Prom.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Runaway Found

The Runaway Found is the title of an album by The Veils.

Psycho Derek: Well, if it isn't Tease 1 and Tease 2.

Psycho Derek is alluding to the characters Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the Dr. Seuss story, The Cat in The Hat.

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