One Tree Hill

Season 1 Episode 3

Are You True?

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 2003 on The CW
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Annoyed by Lucas's growing popularity, Nathan searches for his weak spot and finds it in Haley James, Lucas' best friend. After convincing the team to aggressively haze Lucas, Nathan seeks tutoring help from Haley and tries to befriend the girl. After all, nothing could hurt Lucas more than seeing his best friend help his worst rival. Meanwhile, Brooke develops feelings for Lucas, Karen must face some not-so-friendly acquaintances from the past, and Peyton becomes furious with Lucas when she discovers that he secretly submitted her drawings to a local newspaper.moreless

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  • don't give up even if it seems like you never had days worse than this one!

    another interesting episode.

    Luke makes the game winning shot and Whitey gives him Nathat's spot. so Nathan's really mad about it and tortures the poor guy in any possible way (even kidnaps him!). but Luke takes higher position -- that's what he's all about...

    btw, he gets many new friends like Jake (such a smart guy!), Brooke (who sees in Lucas her future boyfriend) and Peyton (well, she doesn't admit it but she's interested, for sure!). and remember his best friend Haley who's ready to forget about her principles to help Luke! btw, I thought it was kinda weird that she left the bracelet Nathan gave her on!

    and Karen finally moves on! go on!!!

    FAVE SCENE: Haley tutors Nathan and he gives her the bracelet -- that's how they began their long way together.

    FAVE QUOTE: Dan: Happiness doesn't come cheap. Hell, if it did we would all be smiling.moreless
  • The start of something epic.

    This episode is a top 10 episode for me. Some iconic moments happen in this episode and it's a great episode. Nathan is still being a jerk about Lucas joining the team and Whitey gives his spot to Lucas making him even more mad. Dan being the terrible parent and human being he was at the the time tells Nathan he must do something about that. Meanwhile Peyton's best friend Brooke Davis has a huge crush on Lucas and she's the type who goes after what she wants. Peyton is still bitter because her boyfriend Nathan is a jerk and nobody understands her. Well, no one other than Lucas. He summits her drawings to a local newspaper without her knowledge. Nathan continues to do everything in his power to make Lucas' life miserable so he[Lucas] can quit the team. He nastiest move is to pretend to like Lucas' best friend Haley then drop her like a bad habit thus hurting Lucas. Haley is smart, so she doesn't fall for it and tells Nathan straight up that she is not going to tutor him. Karen tells Lucas that he should keep his head up and not stoop down to Nathan's level, but Lucas says he's tired of getting beat up on and he's going to fight back. Brooke isn't going to give up on Lucas until he's hers, something she never done before. Peyton goes to talk to Luke on the Rivercourt and to apologize for what Nathan did. Lucas tells her that she's making a big mistake by passing on the offer to have her art in Thud magazine. Karen tells Haley to take a chance with Nathan and after the team's hazing of Lucas gets worse she decides to do it. She goes to the other Scott brother's home and tells him she'll help him, but Lucas must not find out. They met up at the dock and he tries to use his charm on her, but she tells him she doesn't care who he is and neither does math. He brings a box of cracker jack and some coffee. He finds a bracelet in the prize packet and gives it to Haley and then he tells her "Don't say I never gave you anything" Later on that night at the burning the boat, Lucas confronts Nathan and tells him he's not backing down. Lucas also tells Brooke that she doesn't have to chase him and she tells him she already knows that, but he's the first guy to say it. Lucas ask Haley where was she and she tells him she was helping someone out and he doesn't know the person. He then compliments her new bracelet.

    This episode is the start of the greatest ship ever. Nathan and Haley aka Naley! It's also the start of Brucas and the Lucas/Brooke/Peyton love triangle. Brooke hides in the back of Lucas' uncle's car naked which was done in future episodes by other characters. The Naley bracelet makes its debut and so does the line "Don't say I never gave you anything"moreless
  • Haley is awesome!

    I really liked this episode because we saw a lot more of Haley and Brooke, and there was a lot less Peyton and Nathan drama.

    I suppose the main storyline for me in 'Are You True?' was Haley deciding to tutor Nathan. It was in character and you don't blame Haley for doing it, but it also adds great tension into her relationship with Lucas and the show itself. I liked how she refused him because she loves Lucas but eventually accepts because she wants to help Luke. Good drama there! And the start of Nathan and Haley's relationship. Liked how feisty she was with him at the the peer.

    The team are hazing Lucas and it's getting him down. It was funny when they stole his clothes and he had to walk around school with a basketball over his crotch and one over his butt. I liked this storyline because it really pushed Lucas to his limits. I've never liked Lucas but he's actually okay at the moment. Karen calling that Shelley woman a bitch was brilliant! Again, I've never been a fan of Karen but I liked her in this episode.

    Peyton's artwork is good and I'm glad she get over herself and submitted it. She can be quite whiny. Brooke hitting on Lucas is really funny. When she was naked in his car - that was brilliant. Again, it's interesting to see the way things develop in these early episodes.

    Really enjoyable episode. More Haley and I'll be happy.

  • Don't Say I Never Gave You Anything...

    The beginning of Naley!! Again, I was never a couple shipper before One Tree Hill but in addition to Lucas and Peyton I was a full Naley supporter from the beginning. They were cute together from the very beginning!! They have so much chemistry it's hard to believe that James & Joy aren't as close in real life.

    I love this episode. I love seeing Lucas finally play well as a Raven. And Brooke's infamous backseat move was hilarious!! I love going back and seeing how different Brooke was compared to the Brooke we have now. She has grown so much and I love watching her grow and change throughout the seasons.

    I love the Burning Boat idea. It's a nice way of letting go of things that don't matter or that you should stop worrying about. I read somewhere that Burning Boat is going to be in season 9 so I am excited to see that again. I'm glad they brought it back. It's a nice sort of full circle kind of thing.moreless
  • This series just keeps getting better.

    This episode showed that this series is planning on being around for awhile. I love how this episode wasn't only based on the Lucas and Nathan story line. Adding some more story lines to the series really made me want to tune in to see what was going to happen next. Jake is adorable and he's the only member of the team that is being friendly to Lucas. I really like him and hope he stays around. I think its cool that Peyton is an unhappy cheerleader. Lucas' mom gets a dose of what Lucas is going through from the Booster Moms, whom she knew from High School.moreless
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Rhonda Grillis

Rhonda Grillis


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Corey Jackson

Corey Jackson


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Brett Claywell

Brett Claywell

Tim Smith

Recurring Role

Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg

Jake Jagielski

Recurring Role

Vaughn Wilson

Vaughn Wilson

Ferguson "Fergie" Thompson

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (37)

    • Peyton: The Brooke Davis leopard bra? Dude, that thing's like a welcome mat. Anyway, I heard you were naked in his car.
      Brooke: No. I was partially naked. At one point I had mittens on 'cause it was cold.

    • Brooke: I mean, how many moments in life can you point to and say, "That's when it all changed"? You just had one. But don't worry, baby. The popularity thing's not so bad.

    • Lucas: What do you want, Peyton?
      Peyton: I just want to tell you I'm not doing the comic strip.
      Lucas: That's a mistake.
      Peyton: Yeah, well maybe some people aren't ready to expose themselves to the world like you and your basketball.
      Lucas: Maybe you are ready, but you're just scared.

    • Peyton: Look, if Nathan did this, I'm sorry.
      Lucas: Why do you stay with him, anyway?
      Peyton: 'Cause sometimes it's good. Sometimes there's no one else.

    • Lucas: (to Nathan) I don't care what you do to me. Whatever you got, you better bring it, 'cause I'm not going anywhere.

    • Brooke: So, you're my date tonight, Luke?
      Lucas: You know, Brooke, you don't have to act like this.
      Brooke: I know that. But you're the first guy to ever say it. You do your thing and, um, try to resist. It's actually kind of cute.

    • Peyton: This is who I am. This is how I am. And ninety-five percent of the time there isn't a moral, or a victory, or a silver lining. Take it or leave it.
      Editor: And if we leave it?
      Peyton: If you leave it then you'll miss that other five percent. Your mistake.

    • Lucas: (talking to Karen) Take the high road, huh? Yeah, sounds familiar. But, mom, I tried that. And I want to make you proud, I do. But there comes a certain point when you have to fight back. And I'm at that point.

    • Karen: What was that?
      Haley: Uh, wrong number.
      Karen: You just said this was her. What, did you forget your name?

    • Editor: Use your high school characters, but give them a twist.
      Peyton: A twist?
      Editor: The way you portray high school, the girls are so tragic. Don't get me wrong, I like it. But, the magazine wants wish fulfillment. You know, pretty, popular, like a…
      Peyton: A cheerleader?
      Editor: Perfect. Cheerleaders are always happy.

    • Dan: I hear Whitey gave your spot to Lucas. Do you even care that it's slipping away? All the work we've put into it, all the plans that we've made.
      Nathan: All the plans you've made, dad. All the work I've done.
      Dan: Fine, quit the team. Hell, quit school for that matter. I'll tell you what, I'll give you a job working at the dealership. You can spend the rest of your life haggling over free floor mats with morons with bad credit. How does that sound? Because that's where you're headed, and that's if I give you the job! I just want more for you, Nathan. More than a 9 to 5 and the feeling you could've had a better life. And I want you to be happy. I do.

    • Whitey: Nathan! I'm tinkering with the offense. You'll be playing more small forward.
      Nathan: Forget it. I'm the shooting guard.
      Whitey: That's funny. I thought I was the coach. As a matter of fact, you can call me that, and I'll call you "small forward".

    • Girl: Great game, Lucas.
      Haley: All right, I'm going to the tutoring center so I can feel superior.

    • Lucas: We're going to watch this together, right?
      Haley: Maybe. I have to, uh, check my schedule. You know, the word around town is that I'm, um, (clears throat) the bomb!

    • Lucas: I'm a big star now. You better hope I keep you around.
      Haley: You know, I'm gonna try not to lose sleep over that, thanks.

    • Karen: And that thing about cheerleading? It's like they're still in high school. I mean, really, let it go.
      Keith: Well, that's good advice. Maybe you should take it.
      Karen: What's that supposed to mean?
      Keith: Well, if I'm not mistaken, you still own your cheerleading sweater. All I'm saying is memory lane is a two-way street.
      Karen: Yeah? So is "You don't know what the hell you're talking about" boulevard.

    • Dan: (to Nathan after Lucas shot the winning score) I thought this was your team.

    • Announcer: (after Lucas shot at the basket) Unbelievable! Lucas Scott with the 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Tree Hill Ravens are still undefeated! And I tell you what, if you're going to play the Ravens this season, you better take note, there is a new Scott in town!

    • Haley: (On the phone) Hey Mom, it's Haley... Haley James, your daughter? Listen, I'm gonna go out after work, then I'll be home okay? Alright, bye.
      Lucas: Was your Mom drinking?
      Haley: No, I got the machine.

    • Nathan: Something changed.
      Peyton: With your dad?
      Nathan: No, with your room, something's different.
      Peyton: It's my walls. I took my sketches down.
      Nathan: What sketches?

    • (Lucas and Haley are at the burning boat)
      Haley: So last night I was watching Scandinavian Week on History Channel and I knew...
      Lucas: Why?
      Haley: Cause blond viking guys are hot.

    • Peyton: I just… I just want to say thanks.
      Lucas: Wow! Did Peyton Sawyer just say "thank you"?

    • Haley: Karen's Cafe.
      Nathan: I'm calling for Haley James.
      Haley: Yeah, this is her.
      Nathan: Hey it's Nathan Scott. Um... I really need your help.
      Haley: Sorry this isn't her.

    • Haley: Do you see this book? Because this book is me. I am math.
      Nathan: What's that supposed to mean?
      Haley: It means you can work your whole "I'm Nathan Scott. Mr. Big Shot. Scoring my touchdowns" on someone else because I-
      (Nathan cuts her off)
      Nathan: I don't even play football.
      Haley: Whatever. The point is at the end of the day, all your bluster and BS don't mean anything to math because math don't care. And neither do I.
      Nathan: Does English care? Cause I suck at that too.
      Haley: Please don't waste my time. I'm already taking a huge chance on you because my instincts are screaming that you're full of... let's just get started, okay?

    • Editor: Interesting, where have you studied?
      Peyton: Um, mostly in my bedroom. Is that a bad thing?

    • Nathan: Hey.
      Haley: Can I help you?
      Nathan: I hope so. You're my tutor.
      Haley: Right, I don't think so.
      Nathan: You're Haley James, right?
      Haley: I'm sorry. I'm best friends with Lucas.
      Nathan: Well, then I'm sorry too.
      Haley: Forget it, I'll find you someone else.
      Nathan: Look, there is no one else, all right? I'd be fine with it if there was.
      Haley: If there were.
      Nathan: See, you're helping me already.
      Haley: Look, I can't help you. And on top of that, I won't help you. Okay?

    • Dan: Happiness doesn't come cheap. Hell if it did we would all be smiling.

    • Nathan: Well, well. The gang's all here. I told you it was gonna get worse. Now, see, normally this is when you become part of the team. We'd have a keg, tell some war stories but you had to know that wasn't going to happen, right? Look, these guys made a choice to back me. But we're going to be nice, and we're going to let you walk away. Just quit the team, man. Otherwise, it's going to get ugly.

    • Nathan: Hey. I just wanted to let you know that I'm gonna be fine.
      Haley: Good.
      Nathan: I mean, F is for fine, right?

    • Whitey: (He sees Lucas with two basketballs covering his private parts) I was just getting used to low-waist jeans. Let's go, ball boy.

    • Haley: Hey, I looked over your English exam, and if you really want to learn, I can help you.
      Nathan: That's great. All right.
      Haley: I just... I have two conditions. One, Lucas does not find out, okay? Ever.
      Nathan: All right, fine.
      Haley: And number two, you leave him alone.

    • Nathan: (He rips open a little Crackerjack package only to find a bracelet. He gives it to Haley) Don't say I never gave you anything.

    • Karen: You know, Shari, I came down here wanting to give you the benefit of the doubt, but clearly you're still the same petty little bitch you were in high school.

    • Nathan: Look, you guys are the ones I feel sorry for. Me? I'm going to get my minutes. But you guys have been busting your tails since the junior leagues. Now you finally get your shot and Whitey gives the starting spot to this guy? It's not right. If you ask me, he shouldn't even be on the team.
      Tim: So then, what are we going to do?
      Nathan: We're gonna make him earn it. At least make him suffer like we did.

    • Lucas: (throws a can of spray paint at Nathan) You left that at the court.
      Nathan: I don't know what you're talking about.
      Lucas: Then call it a gift. Besides, you're gonna need it to paint over your scoring title in the gym, cause I'm taking it.

    • Karen: Haley comes from a big family. When Lucas met her, I think they were eight or nine. But she saw it was just me and Lucas, and she said "Yeah, I come from a big family. I think you guys need me more."

    • Lucas: (voiceover) E.E. Cummings once wrote, "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."

  • NOTES (2)

    • Although they are credited, guest stars, Lee Norris (Marvin "Mouth" McFadden), Cullen Moss (Junk Moretti) and Vaughn Wilson (Ferguson "Fergie" Thompson) do not actually appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "You Own Me" by Sense Field
      "Glad to Be Alive" by Low Flying Owls
      "Apologies" by Bosshouse
      "How Good It Can Be" by The 88
      "Hang" by Mojo Monkeys
      "Silence Is Easy" by Starsailor
      "Multiply" by Forty Foot Echo
      "Stones" by Pete Francis
      "You Dance" by Eastmountainsouth