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One Tree Hill: The Trick is to Keep Breathing

During the Tree Hill High semi-formal dance, Lucas brings Anna as his date but ends up with Brooke instead. Nathan plans out the perfect night for Haley, but his plans are ruined when Haley comes late to the dance because she was with Chris. Meanwhile, Peyton continues to deal with the mounting pressure to do drugs, especially after Anna lashes out at her during the dance.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 209
Airdate: Tuesday November 16th, 2004


Guest Stars
Daniella AlonsoDaniella Alonso
As Anna
Lee NorrisLee Norris
As Mouth
Michael CoponMichael Copon
As Felix
Tyler HiltonTyler Hilton
As Chris Keller

Co-Guest Stars
Brett ClaywellBrett Claywell
As Tim
Will HazeWill Haze
As Rick
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
Craig ShefferCraig Sheffer
As Keith Scott
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Karen Roe
Barbara Alyn WoodsBarbara Alyn Woods
As Deb Scott
Episode Notes
Barry Corbin (Coach Whitey) does not appear in this episode.

Bethany Joy Lenz (Haley) and Tyler Hilton's (Chris Keller) single "When Stars Go Blue" featured in this episode is featured on the One Tree Hill Soundtrack.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The FormatThe First Single 
Gwen StefaniWhat You Waiting For? 
John GoldHope Springs Eternal 
MitchellYou're A Day 
Morella's ForestShining Stars 
Patty GriffinRowing Song 
Peter DrogeA Lot Like You 
The Rag City DollsLet's Go 
Teen Machine(I'm Gonna) Steal Your Girlfriend 
Trailer Park PamRunaway 
Tyler Hilton & Bethany Joy LenzWhen The Stars Go Blue 
Vegas De MiloHigher/All My Life 

Episode Quotes
Brooke: I almost believed you were a decent guy, somebody that could care about me, but you know what? I have been lied to before, Felix, and it almost killed me.
Felix: Brooke, I'm not like Lucas.
Brooke: No, you're not. You know why? Because I am not going to let you in! You don't get to have me, not my body and sure as hell not my heart. We're done!

Anna: Why do relationships have to be so hard?
Peyton: Because the only thing harder is to be alone.

Lucas: Is this beach taken?
Brooke: There's plenty to go around.
Lucas: Don't worry, I'm not gonna ask you if you're okay.
Brooke: Thanks.
Lucas: Know any good jokes?
Brooke: You're looking at one. Why does everybody lie? You know, the bad guys lie to get in your bed and the good guys lie to get in your heart. And I'm the idiot that falls for it every time.
Lucas: Hey, Brooke, you are not an idiot. Not even close. You know who you are. Most people don't, you know. I mean, that's why they lie. They're afraid people might find out who they are before they figure it out themselves.

Peyton: Anna, it's not about who I am, okay. It's about who they are. They are people who hate, and they divide, and they feed off of people who don't fight back. Yeah, I could laugh this off, but what about the girl who can't? Who's gonna help her? Silence only makes them stronger.

Lucas: Hey, I'm sorry about this. I, I just, I had to see you.
Anna: Lucas, what's wrong?
Lucas: You know how much I care about you, Anna? Because I do. But there's somebody else and she's a part of my history that came before you. And I've been lying to myself about the way that I feel about her and I need to see her tonight because I feel like she's slipping away. I'm sorry Anna.

Deb: The song is not over, Nathan.
Nathan: Yeah, well the dance is.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Trick Is To Keep Breathing

"The Trick Is To Keep Breathing" is the title of a song by Garbage off of the album Version 2.0.

When the Stars Go Blue

Haley and Chris's duet "When the Stars Go Blue" is a song originally written and performed by artist Ryan Adams from his Gold album.

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