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One Tree Hill: I Forgot to Remember to Forget

In a glimpse three years into the past, Lucas visits Peyton in Los Angeles with an offer that changes their relationship forever. Under pressure from Victoria, Brooke has to decide the fate of her clothing line. Whitey has doubts about Nathan when his temper flares up before a championship game as Haley has trouble balancing school and motherhood.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x5
Production Number: 3T6805
Airdate: Tuesday January 29th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jul 07, 2008


Guest Stars
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin
As Coach Whitey Durham
Daphne ZunigaDaphne Zuniga
As Victoria Davis
Michaela McManusMichaela McManus
As Lindsey Strauss

Co-Guest Stars
Jon StaffordJon Stafford
As Driver
Joseph GallisonJoseph Gallison
As Senior Editor (as Joe Gallison)
Amoreena WadeAmoreena Wade
As Waitress
Ed WagensellerEd Wagenseller
As Reporter
Jayce OJayce O'Neal
As Waiter
Jonathan FrappierJonathan Frappier
As Executive
Kathryn HayekKathryn Hayek
As Ticket Agent
Shon BlotzerShon Blotzer
As Co-Worker
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.81 million viewers.

Paul Johansson (Dan Scott), Lee Norris (Mouth McFadden), Antwon Tanner (Skills Taylor) and Jackson Brundage (Jamie Scott) do not appear in this episode.

This is the first appearance of Barry Corbin (Whitey) since "The Birth and Death of the Day".

Guest star Joseph Gallison, who appears as Lucas' senior editor, previously appeared in "The Desperate Kingdom of Love" as a minister. Guest star Jon Stafford, who appears as the horse-drawn carriage driver, previously appeared in "All That You Can't Leave Behind" as Max.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Air TrafficCharlotte 
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubWeapon of Choice 
Broken Social SceneCocaine Skin 
Joey RyanLoving You 
Jose GonzalezHeartbeats 
Kevin DrewCocaine Skin 
Missy HigginsWhere I Stood 
Sofia JI Am Real 
The Temporary ThingPrivilege 
Wild Whirled #51When You've Had Enough 

Episode Quotes
(after Lucas proposes)
Lucas: You're saying no.
Peyton: No! I'm not saying no, I'm saying not now. I want to marry you someday. Hey, don't do that, don't pull away from me. Okay? I want us to be together. I love you so much.
Lucas: Just not enough.
Peyton: Can we take this back? Can we just pretend like you never woke up, please?
Lucas: I don't think we can.
Peyton: I'm afraid that this conversation is going to end with --
Lucas: -- goodbye.
Peyton: Don't! Come here. Our dreams are going to come true Lucas. My music and your novel. It's gonna happen, I know it.

Brooke: Luke, you still love her don't you? Peyton?
Lucas: I gotta get back to Lindsey.
(Lucas leaves)
Brooke: This is gonna get interesting.

Nathan: Say it again buddy. What is this? Huh? Ball. Ball.
Haley: See I'm telling you, the kid's gonna be a rockstar and a very well behaved rockstar. Right? Hey Jamie. Guitar.
Nathan: Ball.
Haley: Guitar.
Jamie: Ball.
Haley: Oh, no fair. Ball's so much easier than guitar.

Lindsey: But can I ask you something?
Lucas: Yeah.
Lindsey: The Luke and Peyton in the novel?
Lucas: No.
Lindsey: Huh. I'm sorry, I was rooting for them.

Lucas: So 37 years of coaching, where does this one rank?
Whitey: This would be number 3. Number 2 was your high school championship.
Lucas: What was the first?
Whitey: The first was the night Camilla agreed to join a scrawny kid just embarking on a 37 year coaching career.
Lucas: There's more important things in life than basketball.

Haley: You should never be ashamed of your achievements.
Nathan: The only thing I'm ashamed of is the person I've been for the past few months. That's all going to change. I know we're not the couple we used to be, but we're going to get there, I know it.

Whitey: Lucas, you were always a great player, but you're an even better coach.

Episode Goofs
During the episode, Lucas has an iPhone as his cell phone. Since the majority of the episode is said to have occurred three years prior, the iPhone wouldn't have been around. Also, in present day scenes, Lucas has the same iPhone, so if the flashback scenes did occur in 2007, the present day scenes would be in 2010, and it would be highly improbable that Apple would have the exact same iPhone design for 3 years.

Cultural References
Episode Title: I Forgot to Remember to Forget

"I Forgot to Remember to Forget" is the title of a song by several artists, including Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

Episode References
The song that Peyton sends Lucas after they win the college championship is the same song that played when the Ravens won the State Championship in "Some You Give Away".

In the flashback scenes, Lucas gives Lindsay a lucky bamboo. In "My Way Home is Through You", Lindsay gives both Peyton and Brooke a lucky bamboo.

Lucas: You should consider the fade away.
Nathan: Fade away is weak man.

Lucas and Nathan have a similar conversation about the fade away in "Spirit in the Night."

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