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One Tree Hill: Hate is Safer Than Love

While Lucas deals with devastating news in a violent manner, Brooke has her own emotions to deal with as Angie undergoes her surgery sooner than expected. Meanwhile, Haley debates recording a new album; Nathan pushes himself in order to get back to into shape; and Lucas reveals a shocking truth to Peyton.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x17
Production Number: 3T6817
Airdate: Monday May 12th, 2008

Director: Stuart Gillard
Writer: Mark Schwahn

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Sep 29, 2008
GR (Star Channel) Oct 25, 2008


Guest Stars
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Kate VoegeleKate Voegele
As Mia Catalano
Robbie JonesRobbie Jones
As Quentin

Co-Guest Stars
Chris BeetemChris Beetem
As Dr. Copeland
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
Jackson BrundageJackson Brundage
As James "Jamie" Scott
Episode Notes
This is the first appearance of Kate Voegele (Mia) since "Running to Stand Still".

Ratings: 2.72 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Adrianne10,000 StonesPeyton and Mia talk
AutoVaughnOne More TimeNathan and Jamie go on a run
David KaterDamn (Robotekks Mix)Deb and Skills met face-to-face
Gnarls BarkleyRun (I'm a Natural Disater)Ravens' game
Kate VoegeleHallelujahclosing montage
Low vs DiamondDon't Forget Sisteropening scene
Low vs DiamondHeart AttackLucas gets angry at the game
PlayRadioPlay!Elephants As Big As WhalesJamie and Haley go to the park
PlumbIn My ArmsHaley finds Jamie walking down the street
We Are CastlesNews to MePeyton goes to Clothes Over Bros

Episode Quotes
Skills: You know what heals a broken heart more than anything?
Lucas: What?
Skills: Bacon. Thank God for Millicent.

Peyton: Haley, don't do it! You've got too much to live for. Dude, Millicent calls, says you're depressed looking, and headed to the roof. I get all freak out. What's going on, foxy?
Haley: I found my five year old son walking alone on the street today. You know why? I lied to him. I'm worried I'm wasting your time with this record, Peyton.
Peyton: Oh Haley, your record's gonna be great.
Haley: Well I hope so, but what about after that? Mia said that her life is so nomadic that she can't even imagine having a family, let alone a serious relationship. I have a husband and a son who need me and a classroom full of students.
Peyton: Okay, Haley? It's not wrong for you to want what you want. And you're not Mia.

(while Nathan is jogging)
Jamie: How ya feeling Dad?
Nathan: I'm holding up.
Jamie: Oh. Well, it kind of feels like we slowed down.

Brooke: How long's it been?
Peyton: About an hour.
Brooke: You said that last time I asked.
Peyton: Well, hon, that was thirty seconds ago.

Lucas: Peyton, I hate you. I wish you'd never came back. You ruined my life.

Lucas: Most of the time, love doesn't really need words.

Dr. Copeland: It's Ethan, by the way... my first name.
Brooke: Thank you, Ethan.
Dr. Copeland: You're welcome, Brooke.

Brooke: I never told her I love her. I just... I never said it.
Lucas: I'm sure when Angie's in your arms she knows it.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Hate is Safer Than Love

"Hate is Safer Than Love" is the title of a song by Ben Godwin.

The ringtone that Peyton has on her cell phone is "These Problems Matter," a song from Family Guy that makes fun of One Tree Hill and other teen-centered dramas.

Mia: So am I allowed to ask what's going on with you and Lucas? Or is that like saying Voldemort?

In the Harry Potter series of films, no one refers to Voldemort by his real name.

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