My 10 Favorite One Tree Hill Episodes
March 10, 2012 3 Comments
There are so many great episodes over the years of One Tree Hill. Season 9 is coming to end and so is the series. I’ve tried to take seasons one through eight and figure out which ones are my all time favorites. I’ve made a list of my ten favorite episodes and added clips and promos to look back over the last 9 wonderful years we’ve spent with the cast of One Tree Hill. Lets begin with opening credits:
1. How a Resurrection Really Feels
Season 3 episode 9
I love this episode for a few reasons. This is the episode that Haley and Nathan get back together, Lucas confronts Deb about attempting to murder Dan and I love all the scenes with Nathan and Chris Keller. I love how the music adds to each scene in OTH episodes, this episode does that so well. This is my most watched episode.
2. Some You Give Away
Season 4 episode 9
This episode is great because the Ravens win the state championships and Lucas and Peyton finally get together. Some of the best episodes of OTH are when Nathan and Lucas are playing basketball. This one is the best of all of those. Not only because they win the state championships, but also because we’re on the edge of our seats wondering what will happen to Nathan when he wins the game. Like all great episodes we are left with a huge cliff hanger, with Haley and Luke’s lives hanging in the balance.
3. Learning to Fall
Season 7 episode 20
This episode is where Haley sets her piano on fire. I love this scene because it shows how much pain she is in after losing her mother. In most episodes Haley is the strong one always helping everyone else through tough times. In a few episodes of season 7 we get to see a darker side to Haley. I love Bethany Joy Galeotti as an actress and I love to see her portraying a different side of Haley.
4. What’s in the Ground Belongs to You
Season 7 episode 21
Haley’s depression continues. This is one of my favorite episodes because it continues on from episode 20. There is some fun to this episode as well. Quinn and Jamie watch the Goonies and then go on their very own treasure hunt. It was a nice breather from all the intense stuff happening in Tree Hill over the last few episodes.
5. The Birth and Death of a Day
Season 4 episode 20
The truth about Dan is finally out for everyone to know. The scene where Nathan confronts Dan is amazing. Dan has been feeling the guilt almost since the moment he shot Keith, but the fact that he doesn’t even try to lie his way out of this one, shows how his grief has grown. Between the truth about Dan coming out, graduation, Karen’s life in the balance and at the very end Jamie is on the way, its a very bitter sweet episode. Everything about OTH as we know it was about to change. We only got one more episode before everything changed for good. The show just hasn’t been the same since they were in high school. I’ve never missed an episode since, but I still miss the good old days. Not that there hasn’t been great episodes since season 4, the dynamic of the show just changed.
6. Remember Me as a Time of Day
Season 6 episode 24
This was the episode where Peyton and Lucas said goodbye to Tree Hill. It was an episode where dreams came true. Peyton got the daughter she never thought she’d have, Peyton and Lucas got to live happily ever after and Nathan got into the NBA. How can you not love this episode?
7. I Slept with Someone in Fallout Boy and All I Got Was this Stupid Song Written About Me
Season 3 episode 19
Lucas finally comes clean about his heart condition and Peyton goes to see Jake. This is back when I believed Peyton and Jake should be together, so I loved in the end where she meets up with him.
8. Forever and Almost Always
Season 6 episode 23
Peyton and Lucas finally get married. It’s the wedding we had been waiting for since at least season 5, but probably more like season 4. Either way Lucas and Peyton finally have made it. Till the end of the episode where they are threatened to be ripped apart again . Thankfully everyone was ok, but I’m sure I was not the only one who was freaking out.
9.The Space in Between
Season 8 episode 3
When Clay was in between life and death it was really scary. We had come to love Clay and now we might lose him. Nathan even tried to save Clay’s life, even with the knowledge he would have to quit basketball. In the end Clay was fine and we could all breathe again.
10. I forgot to remember to forget
season 5 episode 5
Season 5 was my least favorite season of the series. It was a transition season with jumping ahead four years. I really enjoyed this episode though. It answered a lot of questions, what happened with Lucas and Peyton, Luke’s book and Brooke’s fashion empire. This is my favorite episode in the whole of season 5.
Now that I’ve shared my favorite episodes with you, let me know what your favorite One Tree Hill episodes are!
Also Check out Saying Goodbye to One Tree Hill