One Tree Hill

Season 1 Episode 5

All That You Can't Leave Behind (AKA: Where I End and You Begin)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2003 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Lucas asks Keith to play with him in the annual "Father and Son" basketball game, and realizes he got the better father figure after Dan publicly humiliates Nathan on the court. Meanwhile, Peyton turns down Nathan's attempts to make up. She is actually having a hard time dealing with the anniversary of her mother's death and finds a comforting ally in Whitey. Haley continues tutoring Nathan and their developing friendship bothers Lucas.moreless

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  • this episode is all about what characters can't leave behind: Peyton's mom's death, Nathan's relationship with father, Lucas' belonging to Scott family...

    I kinda liked this episode, more than previous one. we learnt a lot stuff we haven't even suspected. I mean, Karen told the story about Luke's birth and how Dan changed his mind and was ready to marry her, but he didn't, and how Keith was crying while holding baby Luke in his arms...

    + Peyton has parents but her mom died when she was like 9 or smth... she ran red light 'coz was late to pick Peyton from school -- in this epi for the aniversary of this tragic accident Peyton tried to kill herself by running all the red lights she could find in a such small town as Tree Hill. and the moment when she almost crashed to another car and started crying was really beautiful. hard to find that just Luke and Whitey tried to help her to cope with it. but her boyfriend and her best friend didn't even guess that her behavior didn't depend on her break up with Nathan.

    now, we can see that Haley is falling in love with Nate. anyway why would she wear this ugly bracelet???

    and Nate... such a man! he finally brought Dan down!

    FAVE SCENE: Nathan lets Dan to make the winning shot -- really powerful moment.

    FAVE QUOTE: Peyton: I don't really smoke, I just figured since Nathan and I broke up I got room for a new bad habit.moreless
  • People Always Leave

    In the beginning we see one of Peyton's comic strips that has become very important in the series. The drawing and the phrase have been used many times. We later find out the meaning behind the drawing and Peyton running all those red lights is because of her mom. This episode marks the seventh anniversary of mom's death caused by an accident when she ran a red light. I love how Whitey is there for her because he knew Anna and he lost his wife around the same time. It's nice seeing Whitey in scenes outside of the gym. I also love how sweet Lucas is about it. He really likes her and wants to be with her.

    Things with Nathan and Haley are going well. They are getting closer as more than just tutor and student. They are becoming friends and eventually will become more. I get why Lucas is upset by their growing friendship, but being around Haley is what turns Nathan around. He is becoming a better person each time he is with her.

    Lucas wants to change his name because he doesn't want to be associated with Dan. I don't blame him, but as Karen said, Keith is a Scott, too and that's important.

    The big part of this episode is the Father/Son game between the Ravens and their fathers. It should be this really fun game with the sons messing around and scoring easy shots on their fathers. For the most part it starts out as just a silly fun game with the sons doing silly tricks and humiliating the fathers, but Dan doesn't want it that way. Dan views this game as a chance for him to shine and show off the fact that he can still play and is better than his son. He ends up knocking Nathan down because he wants to beat him so bad. In a very sweet brotherly moment, Lucas helps him up and offers to help him beat Dan. Nathan wants to do it himself so Lucas agrees and hands the ball to him. Nathan decides Dan doesn't deserve his best game and if he really wants to win and beat his son, then he can have it. Nathan stands back and lets him take the shot.

    In the end, Lucas begins to realize he actually got the better end of things having Keith in his life and decides to keep the Scott name.moreless
  • Tension builds!

    Dan really is a pathetic character. Yeah, he wants to relive his past with basketball but what an idiot. Getting competitive about the father-son game, pushing and winning against Nathan? He has no redeeming qualities. Unlike Nathan himself who opened up to Haley a lot in this episode. While they talked about Peyton you can tell they have chemistry and I'm glad he didn't get together with Peyton in the end.

    I liked her sub-lot about thinking over her mom's death. It developed her a lot and got me seeing why she is the way she is. Shouting at Brooke was a little OTT though. Some nice moments with Keith, who's a a good light-hearted character. Meanwhile, Lucas really needed to get over himself. I know Haley and Nathan start something soon, but he saw them hug and so ignores Haley? Pretty petty right there.

    What I'm liking about early OTH is that it all seems quite believable. Characters and story-lines seems natural. I wonder when that starts going downhill?

  • :)

    Lucas asks Keith to play with him in the annual "Father and Son" basketball game, and realizes he got the better father figure after Dan publicly humiliates Nathan on the court. Meanwhile, Peyton turns down Nathan's attempts to make up. She is actually having a hard time dealing with the anniversary of her mother's death and finds a comforting ally in Whitey. Haley continues tutoring Nathan and their developing friendship bothers Lucas. Yes. I'm still reviewing, just in an One Tree Hill mood today. I love the first scene with Peyton waiting for the red light so she can hopefully crash, like her Mother did. I love her paintings, there so amazing I'm so jealous. I love the scene with Hayley and Lucas, and she tells them why she is doing it, for his benefit. I love the scene between Nathan and Tim talking about Peyton. I love the newspaper article. I love the way Brooke is with Lucas, there pretty cool together. I love the scene with Coach and Lucas, about the Faher and Son game. I love the scene where Peyton freaks out in the gym in front of everyone. I love the way Lucas asks Keith, and then Dan interrups. I love the scene between Karen and Lucas, talking about his name. I love the way Whitey helps out Peyton and share a few things.I love the scenes between Nathan and Hayley, I love their connection. I love the way Lucas jumps in Peytons car, I love the way she tells him about her Mother. I love the scene with Dan and Keith. I love the way Peyton walks through all the boys when they have just come out the shower. I love the way Lucas and Hayley make up. I love the scene between Lucas and Keith talking about the name, and Dan and the game. I also love the scene between Deb and Nathan. I love the scene between Peyton and Lucas. I love the way Peyton is so sarcastic, I love the way Nathan is trying to be all sweet towards her. I love the game scenes. I love way Lucas helps Nathan. I love the ending. All in all, another awesome episode.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of one tree hill peyton is having problems getting over her mothers death seeing its the anerversary of it. and nathan wants to make up but she is not into it. and nathan and lucas are playing in the father son basketball game and nathan gets humilated by his father dan and lucas is having a good time. and haley continues to tutor nathan even though it really bothers lucas on that. it was a good ep and it shows the show is really growing and that is why i gave it a 8.5 for this one epmoreless
Terry Horton

Terry Horton

PA Announcer

Guest Star

Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams


Guest Star

Jon Stafford

Jon Stafford


Guest Star

Brett Claywell

Brett Claywell

Tim Smith

Recurring Role

Barbara Alyn Woods

Barbara Alyn Woods

Deborah "Deb" Scott

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: After Dan knocks Nathan down during the father/son game, someone wearing a black uniform and a wedding ring (presumably Dan) grabs Nathan's hand to help him up. When the camera angle changes, Lucas, wearing a white uniform, is the one pulling Nathan to his feet.

    • In the beginning of the episode, when Peyton is waiting for the light to turn red, we can see the light is yellow, which means it will soon turn red. But when the camera angle changes the light is suddenly green and then switches to yellow again.

    • At 34:48 during the game, there are several very visible dummies in the crowd.

    • Continuity Error: Nathan reads the article about Lucas at breakfast and goes off to school. That night, Lucas is at Keith's shop. The next day at school, Dan goes to talk with Whitey and Whitey said he had expected him "This morning, after the article."

    • When Dan stops at the auto shop and says insulting things to Lucas, Keith warns him by calling his name one time. When the camera moves to Lucas, we can still see Keith's mouth say "Dan" but we don't hear anything.

    • When Nathan asks Haley if she'll come to the game, she says she'll come if he gets over 81% on an ENGLISH paper, but when she explains to Lucas, she tells him he did well on a MATH quiz.

  • QUOTES (35)

    • Peyton: She was driving to school to pick me up. She was late, so she ran a red light. It was one light at the wrong split second and it ended for her. My mom ran one red light. I run them all the time and nothing happens. It's not fair.

    • Lucas: Hey. I've been thinking about you.
      Peyton: Try a cold shower.

    • Dan: That was a sloppy turnover, Nathan. That's not like you.
      Nathan: That's because it was on purpose.
      Dan: On purpose? Why?
      Nathan: Because you don't deserve my best game, dad. Look, I could've beat you. You know it and I know it. You know, if you want to mess with that, go ahead. I'll give it to you. (Nathan steps back and Dan shoots) You didn't beat me, dad. You never will.

    • Nathan: Hey. I'm glad you came. I knew you would. I want you to know things are gonna be different for us.
      Peyton: Did you know that my mom died tonight? Seven years ago? You didn't know 'cause you never asked. I didn't come here for you tonight.
      Nathan: Why'd you come?
      (Lucas walks out the door. Peyton turns and looks at him. Then she leaves.)

    • Dan (to Keith): Come on, you play house with a girl I get pregnant in high school and I'm supposed to be embarrassed?

    • Dan: Sounds like the old man got a louder applause than you did.
      Nathan: Are you sure your hearing aid's not turned up too loud?

    • Dan: There's nothing like it, Deb. Walking into the arena, hearing the cheers of a sellout crowd, knowing it's going to be your night. And for an hour or two, the world is yours and there's nothing they can do to stop it. I wish I would've known you then and I wish you could've been there. No decisions to make, cars to sell, bills to pay. Just the game. And I was good. It's the best that ever was for me.

    • Deb: Excited about your game tomorrow?
      Dan: Truthfully? It's like Christmas Eve.

    • Lucas: You know, you don't have to play if you don't want to.
      Keith: Oh. Why do you say that?
      Lucas: I know it puts you in a weird spot. And Dan and Nathan are your family too, right?
      Keith: You know, as far as I'm concerned, you and your mom are my family. As long as you'll have me. You know, Dan and I, we've never seen eye an eye. Even when we were kids. And Nathan's practically a stranger. Besides… I was honored that you asked me to play.

    • Haley: Hey, I really don't want to be like this, Luke.
      Lucas: What is that?
      Haley: This. Us skirting around each other. I mean, we're friends. You know, when you wanted to join the team, I didn't understand it and I told you that, but I supported you.
      Lucas: I know.
      Haley: So, support me! When I'm tutoring someone, and they get it, and that light goes on, I feel good! I feel worthy. The same way that you feel when you play basketball. Besides, haven't things gotten better for you? The team's left you alone, the hazing stopped? Yeah. So, that's worth the risk for me. What's not worth the risk is us. We're friends and that is important to me.
      Lucas: You're just tutoring him?
      Haley: I am just tutoring him. That's it.

    • Peyton: So, you gonna light that thing or what?
      Whitey: No. I used to love cigars but I haven't smoked one since I lost Camilla. I don't even carry matches anymore. I don't guess I've been much help to you. But I do know one thing, your mother's proud of you. Take care of yourself, kiddo.

    • Peyton: Hey!
      Whitey: Um, you never know who you're gonna see in the boys' locker room these days.

    • Karen: I've never been ashamed of you, Lucas, not for a second. Or your name. Then I also never had to carry that name in this town the way you have, so if you want to change it, you have my blessing. But it's just a name, Luke. What you do with it is up to you.

    • Dan: I understand Lucas has asked Keith to play in the basketball game. Do you think that's wise?
      Whitey: Why not?
      Dan: Well, Keith isn't exactly a father.
      Whitey: You're not the best father either, Danny, and you're playing.

    • Dan: Well, try not to soil the Scott family name while you're at it.
      Keith: Yeah, that's every day advice for you, huh?

    • Lucas: Why don't you start coming to the court with us?
      Keith: Hang with a member of the Scott basketball dynasty?

    • Nathan: You're not still mad at me, are you?
      Peyton: I'm not mad. We're just over.

    • Peyton: (to Whitey at the graveyard) So what are you doing here? Making a reservation?

    • Lucas: Keith, you know it's never about basketball. And just so you know... what you did for Nathan, what you've done for me... well, let's just say I was proud to have you as my dad for the night. You know, I've been thinking about what you said about the Scott name, and, and I think I'll keep it. I just hope I can wear it as well as you.

    • Brooke: Hey cutie! I saw your picture in the paper. Personally, I don't think it did you justice.
      Lucas: No?
      Brooke: No. Far too much clothing.

    • Whitey: A lot of smokers in this place.
      Peyton: I don't really smoke, I just figured since Nathan and I broke up, I got room for a new bad habit.

    • Nathan: I treated Peyton pretty bad. She had every right to walk away. Okay, yeah, it was my fault. I screwed up. I just wish I had another chance.
      Haley: Nice work.
      Nathan: That was the truth.
      Haley: No, on your practice exam. 81.
      Nathan: Oh. You know it's funny. I think we've actually talked more than Peyton and I ever did.
      Haley: Peyton and I - good job.
      Nathan: Yeah, you too. Hey are you coming to the game?
      Haley: Umm... That depends on how you do on your English exam. Anything less than an 81 I'm staying home and watching The Office.

    • Haley: The good news is you did better and the bad news is better is a D.
      Nathan: Yeah, I guess I didn't really give this one my best shot.
      Haley: What's going on with you?
      Nathan: You know, me and Peyton broke up.
      Haley: Peyton and I.
      Nathan: What, she broke up with you too? I just, I didn't know she was gonna take it this hard. She went off on Brooke at practice. I'm kinda worried about her.
      Haley: Well, maybe you should have worried more about her when you were together. I'm sorry, but come on, it's true.
      Nathan: No, you don't know the first thing about Peyton and I.
      Haley: Me and Peyton.
      Nathan: Whatever.

    • Lucas: I'm an idiot.
      Haley: I know.
      Lucas: And I'm sorry. I miss hanging out with you Hales.
      Haley: Yeah, I miss hanging out with you too.
      Lucas: Listen, I appreciate everything you did for me. I do, Haley... but how about you let me handle the team from now on, okay?
      Haley: Okay.
      Lucas: All right. So you can stop tutoring Nathan now.
      Haley: Umm. No, I can't.
      Lucas: Haley?
      Haley: Lucas, I can't. I promised. If I break that promise, I'm just as bad as you think he is.

    • Lucas: Haley. How long we gonna do this?
      Haley: Do what?
      Lucas: Avoid each other.
      Haley: You tell me, you're the one upset.
      Lucas: And you're the one who lied to me.
      Haley: I don't know what to say to you, Luke.
      Lucas: Just explain to me why you're with Nathan. I mean considering the past few weeks and what he's done.
      Haley: I can't.

    • Haley: Still in denial?
      Nathan: About what?
      Haley: Missing her. It's okay that you do.
      Nathan: What are you my tutor or my shrink?
      Haley: Whatever you need.

    • Lucas: I saw you with him.
      Haley: Who, Nathan? God, he got a good grade on that math quiz. It was nothing.
      Lucas: I want to believe you, Haley. I do. But I don't think you're telling the truth.
      Haley: I'm telling the truth Lucas. There's nothing going on. (Lucas sees the bracelet that Nathan gave her.)
      Lucas: Nice bracelet.

    • Nathan: Got a sec?
      Haley: Hey, yeah, what's up?
      Nathan: Check that out. (Nathan holds up his test.)
      Haley: An 84! That's so great. (Nathan holds out his arms for a hug.) Yeah, hey, congratulations! (Gives him a hug.)

    • Bruce: Hey! Dan the man! Are you going to carry us tonight or what?
      Dan: You know it, Bruce. I'll carry the team and Keith can carry my jock.

    • Haley: Lucas, fine! Yes. I know how you feel about him. But there is something you don't know. I promised him I'd tutor him if he left you alone.
      Lucas: What?
      Haley: I'm doing it for you, Luke.

    • Lucas: (voiceover) John Steinbeck once wrote "It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world."

    • Keith: That's right. Big brother. And no matter what you did on that basketball court a lifetime ago, and no matter what you do now, I'll always be your big brother. So guess what, Danny boy? It was my name first. It's Lucas' name now. And there's nothing you can do about it.
      Dan: Okay, Keith.
      Keith: You know, you can be ashamed of me. And you can be ashamed of Lucas. But what makes you think we're not just as ashamed of you? Huh? Now get out of my shop.

    • Karen: When I found out I was pregnant, Dan already had a basketball scholarship and nothing was going to get in the way of that. But then something strange happened. Right before classes started, Dan changed his mind. He said he'd finish the semester and… we'd get married. So when I went into labor and you appeared, the nurse asked for your name and I said it was Scott. Keith was there, and when the nurse brought you in she let him hold you. I've known Keith my whole life, and that's the only time I've seen him cry. Your father never showed up.
      Lucas: So to hell with him. I don't want his name.
      Karen: Keith's a Scott too, you know.

    • Dan: Hey, kid. Seems as though you have an obligation to the family name too. Don't blow it.
      Lucas: That article's a lie. You're not my father and you never were.
      Dan: You're right. It is a lie. You should never have had the name in the first place.

    • Deb: You know, there is a chance that Lucas and Nathan could get along if their father encouraged it.
      Dan: True. But there's also a chance that hell could freeze over.

  • NOTES (3)

    • For the first time, the show's theme song I Don't Want To Be by Gavin DeGraw, is played during a scene.

    • There is an unaired scene on the season 1 DVD set. It is between Karen and Deb.

    • Featured Music:
      "Remedy" by Hot Water Music
      "Hard To Find" by American Analogy Set
      "I Was On A Mountain" by Hot Water Music
      "Want To Be Bad" by Tegan and Sara
      "I Don't Want To Be" by Gavin DeGraw
      "Glad To Be Alive" by Low Flying Owls
      "Many Rivers To Cross" by Jimmy Cliff


    • Brooke (to Peyton): Look, I'm really sorry things didn't work out with you and Nathan, but don't go all Mariah on me, okay?

      A reference to Mariah Carey, an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress, who suffered a physical and emotional break down in 2001 after her relationship with Luis Miguele ended.

    • Alternate Episode Title: Where I End and You Begin

      This is a song by Radiohead from the band's sixth album, Hail to the Thief, released in 2003.

    • Episode Title: All That You Can't Leave Behind

      This is the name of the tenth studio album from the band U2, released in 2000.

    • Haley: Anything less than an 81, I'm staying home and watching The Office.

      The Office is a sitcom on the BBC. There is also a U.S. version on NBC, but at the time this episode aired the American version of the show was not yet made.