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One Tree Hill: 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days

Four years after the season 4 finale, Lucas now finds himself as a writer, struggling to break into the business. He returns to the sport he loves as the coach of the Ravens along with Skills. Peyton, now in the music business, looks to find the next big thing, while Brooke works on her fashion line. Meanwhile, Nathan and Haley are raising their son, Jamie, and trying to find their way as young parents.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Production Number: 3T6801
Airdate: Tuesday January 08th, 2008
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Greg Prange
Writer: Mark Schwahn

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jun 09, 2008


Guest Stars
Daphne ZunigaDaphne Zuniga
As Victoria Davis
Michaela McManusMichaela McManus
As Lindsey Strauss
Johann UrbJohann Urb
As Brooke's Date

Co-Guest Stars
Cullen MossCullen Moss
As Junk
Dikran TulaineDikran Tulaine
As John Knight
Karen CeesayKaren Ceesay
As Receptionist
Lisa Goldstein KirschLisa Goldstein Kirsch
As Millicent
Vaughn WilsonVaughn Wilson
As Fergie
Justin TullyJustin Tully
As Interviewer
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
As Layout Manager
William DayWilliam Day
As Barry
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
Jackson BrundageJackson Brundage
As James "Jamie" Scott
Episode Notes
Barry Corbin (Whitey), Barbara Alan Woods (Deb Scott), Daneel Harris (Rachel Gatina), and Moira Kelly (Karen Roe) are no longer credited as main cast members and have been removed from the opening credits. Jackson Brundage (James Scott) has been added as a main cast member.

Paul Johansson (Dan Scott) does not appear in this episode.

Though the opening voiceover was given by Lucas, the closing voiceover is made by Peyton, making this the first episode in which a different character makes each voiceover.

Despite the 4 year jump in time after the season 4 finale, only one of the cast members -- James Lafferty who is 22 -- is the same age as their character is said to be.

Ratings: 3.36 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubMercy 
Jackson WatersCome Undone 
Jupiter SunriseSteal Me 
Kelly ClarksonIrvine 
Lil Coe / NorthstarWhat U Gonna Do 
Low vs DiamondI'll Be 
The NationalSlow Show 
The NationalGreen Gloves 
The NationalFake Empire 
Salme DahlstromAmerican Beauty 
SelectracksYou Got What It Takes 
The Verve PipeThe Freshman 
Wild WhirledHollywood 
YellowcardLight Up the Sky 

Episode Quotes
Lucas: (opening voiceover) Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday. We graduated high school, saying goodbye. That feeling that you get at seventeen or eighteen that nobody in the history of the world has ever been this close, has ever loved as fiercely or laughed as hard or cared as much. Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday and sometimes it feels like someone else’s memory.

Haley: You're daddy loves you. You know that, right?
James: Uncle Lucas loves me.

Peyton: (voiceover) Hi, it's Peyton. Yeah, I'm sorry. I know it's late there, I just ... What happened to us, you know? I don't know who I am anymore. Or how I got here. I miss who I used to be. I wanna have a home again, you know? And real friends, you know, the kind of friendships we used to believe in. I miss that. And I miss you. I guess I just miss all of it.

John Knight: What's the name of the sushi place I like?
Peyton: You were wrong yesterday when you said the kids in the clubs were just there for decadence. I think it's more like romance and hope and inspiration. And that feeling that you get when other human beings pick up basic instruments and make sense of your world. And the day that I think it's just about making money is gonna be the day that I've betrayed everything I believe in. About music and life and myself.
John Knight: Is that a sushi place?
Peyton: I quit, John. I'm going home.
John Knight: You're making a mistake.
Peyton: No. I'm fixing one.

Peyton: Hi. How long has it been?
Lucas: Two years.
Peyton: No. It has been longer than that. Luke, I missed you.
Lucas: I have someone now. I’m with someone.

(Nathan gets up out of his wheelchair)
Nathan: (to Jamie) Daddy's sorry ... for everything.

Episode Goofs
Brooke claims that she's 21 during the episode, but in "Things I Forgot at Birth", Brooke celebrates her 18th birthday. Since this episode takes place 4 years and 6 months later, Brooke should be 22.

Cultural References
Episode Title: 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days

"4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days" is the title of a song by Tree Ford Angst.

The footage shown of the NBA draft is actual footage from the 2006 draft in which Mouhamed Saer Sene of Senegal was the Seattle Supersonics actual 10th pick of the year.

Episode References
An Unkindness of Ravens

Lucas' book title, An Unkindness of Ravens, is a reference to a conversation between Haley and Lucas in the "Pilot":

Haley: So, Luke, what are ravens -- I mean, more than one?
Lucas: An unkindness.

The flashback at the beginning of the episode is the final scene from "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone".

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