One Tree Hill

Season 1 Episode 4

Crash Into You

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 14, 2003 on The CW
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Haley is apprehensive when Lucas decides to go with the team to an after-party at Nathan's beach house. When Lucas sees the wealth that was denied him, he finally confronts his mother about why she let Dan ignore them. Meanwhile, Nathan's mom turns to Karen for advice and Peyton and Nathan grow further apart.moreless

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  • yay! party!!! gotta say the first party in the show could be better...

    you know, I just can't give OTH the score less than 9 'coz this show kinda saved my life when I really needed in help but no one could help me. so I'll give 9 points even to the worst episode of the show... this one was not the worst and it was not bad at all, but when I tried to choose 3 my fave scenes it was really hard. well, I wasn't even sure that I actually had any fave scene in this episode.

    party! yay! but I didn't see any "party symptoms" except, probably, drunk Brooke and the game "I never".

    Nathan treats Luke as before. Luke takes high position as before. Peyton is broody as before. Brooke is pointless as before. just Haley gives smth to this episode: she tries to see all the stuff from Nathan's side and realizes that it's not so easy to be him. btw, at the end Luke feels like Haley betrayed him -- poor girl, being between two Scotts is too hard for her!

    I'm glad that Peyton finally broke up with Nate for good (just can't understand why the girl like Peyton lets the guy to treat her like sh*t while she doesn't even love him). Luke... what a gentleman! he's just destined to take care of Peyton's car (of their "comet").

    finally we see Nathan's mom, Deb. such a nice lady... for now. Dan is an evil -- evils always have great women around them.

    FAVE SCENE: Luke and Peyton talk outside the beach house -- "pretty sure?"

    FAVE QUOTE: Peyton (to Haley): You know, you say a lot when you keep your mouth shut.moreless
  • Deb finally arrives!!

    In this episode we finally get to meet Nathan's mom, Deb and see seems like a normal, put together woman. It makes you wonder why she is married to an ass like Dan Scott. But we will later learn that Deb isn't as put together as she seems.

    Lucas has another good game and Nathan decides to "be nice" by inviting to a party at the beach house. Things don't go so well during a game of "I never" and later Nathan shows everyone an old tape of Dan and Karen from before they got pregnant with Lucas showing how in love they were. Lucas ends up leaving and sees Nathan get into an accident in Peyton's car. Nathan walks away from it leaving Lucas to deal with the damage and the fallout.

    Also in this episode:

    *Peyton breaks up with Nathan.

    *Haley yells at Nathan for how he is treating Lucas.

    *Lucas finds out Haley is hiding something about her and Nathan.

    *Deb reaches out to Karen.moreless
  • One Tree Hill.

    Haley is apprehensive when Lucas decides to go with the team to an after-party at Nathan's beach house. When Lucas sees the wealth that was denied him, he finally confronts his mother about why she let Dan ignore them. Meanwhile, Nathan's mom turns to Karen for advice and Peyton and Nathan grow further apart. I love the way Deb, Nathans mother comes back. I love the Basketball match, and Nathan isn't happy with Tim because he passed the ball to Lucas and not him. I love the way Lucas and Hayley go to Nathans beach party. I love the way Nathan acts like he doesn't know Hayley. I love the scene where they are all talking about the comic strip. I love the scene where they're playing 'I Never', amazing scene, I love the way Nathan is still a prick i love the scene with Peyton and Hayley. I love the way Nathan puts a video of Dan and Karen on, I feel so sorry for him. I love the scenes between Nathan and Hayley. I love the scene between Peyton and Brooke. I love the car scene between Nathan and Hayley. I love the scene between Nathan and Lucas talking about Peyton's car. I love the scene between Karen and Deb I love the scene between Lucas and Karen amazing I though I love the scene where Nathan gives him the money I love the way Peyton breaks up with Nathan I love the scene with Lucas and Hayley amazing ending So all in all another Awesome episodemoreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of one tree hill lucas decides to go to a beach party at nathans thing is he realies that all the wealth he missed out on growing up. but nathan just uesd the beach party to make fun of his brothe lucas by showing his fathers graduation speech . and everyone is laughing and lucas leaves and peyton calles him a jerk andthey start to grow further apart and nathans mother goes to see lucas mother for advice and they sit and talk this was a good ep and that is why i gave this ep 9moreless
  • Finally, we see Nathan's mom.

    After four episodes of simply being referenced, I was wondering if we'd ever get to see Nathan's mom. And finally she appears, and she's actually not the same awful people that Nathan and his father is. There's actually reason in what she says, and her visiting Karen's cafe was proof that she's willing to move beyond all of that.

    And as for Nathan? I don't think I've seen a show where high school students are so cruel. Even in the face of people he loves, he goes against his word and lies just so he can get the upper hand against Lucas. I hope they calm down on the hazing aspect, because they're setting Nathan up to be this one sided irritating jock character.

    I still think Lucas and Peyton are the most compelling characters. They both stand out from the sea of faceless masses surrounding them. Both are on the school team, but neither associate with the people around them. It just makes them that much more interesting.

    I like how the tension continues building, even in episodes where not too much happens. You can tell that Lucas is getting close to reaching his boiling point, and it's only a matter of time before he blows up on people. Definitely a good episode.moreless
Austin Carty

Austin Carty

Young Dan

Guest Star

Nancy Moreno

Nancy Moreno

Young Karen

Guest Star

Drew Seeley

Drew Seeley

Johnny "Vegas" Norris

Guest Star

Brett Claywell

Brett Claywell

Tim Smith

Recurring Role

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards


Recurring Role

Barbara Alyn Woods

Barbara Alyn Woods

Deborah "Deb" Scott

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Lucas is outside digging the hole, Karen comes out and at first she is behind the porch. Then when she goes to sit next to Lucas you can clearly see her "baby bump". This was one time they were not able to hide Moira Kelly's pregnancy.

    • At the beginning of the episode, James Lafferty says "Previously on One Tree Hill" instead of Chad Michael Murray.

    • When Haley is looking at the pictures in the beach house, it is clear that everyone is wearing the same outfit as they were in the episode. The pictures were probably taken on the same day while they were shooting.

    • When Lucas is outside digging the hole, Karen comes out and closes the door behinher. In the next shot, she closes the door once again.

    • In this episode, Tim has an obviously southern accent, when in later episodes, he does not.

  • QUOTES (33)

    • (Brooke is playing a drinking game of "I Never" with Lucas, Nathan, Theresa, Vegas, and others.)
      Brooke: I've never... Oh, wait. I did that.

    • Haley: (talking about Nathan) Luke, have you guys ever actually talked?
      Lucas: Yeah, sure. We trade e-mails, too.

    • Dan: (talking about Nathan) He's a good kid.
      Deb: Based on what? His scoring average?
      Dan: Deb, I just want what's best for our son, what makes him happy.
      Deb: Well, then something's not working, Dan. Because that kid I saw tonight is anything but happy.

    • Lucas: Hey, whatever you're up to... stay the hell away from Haley.
      Nathan: We're just talking man. You know, kind of like you and Peyton.

    • Keith: Hey, you're still alive? Guess you didn't tell your mom about your little crime spree yet, huh?
      Lucas: This morning. She's working on my punishment now.

    • Dan: Oh, I don't want to smother him, Deb. He's a responsible, disciplined kid.
      Deb: Is he? Hmm. Your brother just called. Our responsible, disciplined kid got into a hit and run last night. In Peyton's car.

    • Lucas: The truth is I'm the reason you never got what you wanted. So that kind of nullifies my right to complain.
      Karen: Is that what you think? I got exactly what I want, Lucas. Everybody seems to think I'm some kind of victim. I chose this. And if I had to do it over, you and I would still be having this conversation.

    • Deb: (to Karen) I wanted you to know… Everything that happened between you and Dan, I don't carry that weight around and I don't care to. Frankly, it looks to me like you've done a wonderful job raising Lucas. I've seen the two of you together and quite honestly, it makes me a bit jealous. Look, our two families… it's really awkward. I'm not deluded enough to believe otherwise. I know how it is with you and Dan and our two boys. There's a lot of history there. But it doesn't have to be our history.

    • Nathan: (to Haley) I came to you because you're the best tutor at the school. And you're not gonna tear me down. It's not exactly easy having everybody know you're failing. It's you or nobody else.

    • Brooke: (to Peyton) Don't let me have another beer unless I beg you. The same goes for boys.

    • Haley: Look, I've been thinking a lot about this tutoring thing. I'm sorry. I just don't think it's a good idea.
      Nathan: Because of Lucas?
      Haley: Well, obviously, yeah. I don't know what I was thinking. There's no good that can possibly come of this.
      Nathan: Really? I thought I saw you guys fight back there.
      Haley: Meaning what, that I should keep tutoring you to stick it to him? Maybe that's how they do things in Nathan land, but I'm not gonna do that to my best friend.

    • Nathan: Two decent games in a row, man. Getting better or just lucky? Team's got a party tonight. My parents' beach house.
      Lucas: Why are you telling me that?
      Nathan: Because I said the team, didn't I?

    • Karen: So are you excited?
      Lucas: What? Because we won?
      Karen: No, because there's running water in the locker room. We're gonna be roughing it until tomorrow.

    • Whitey: Damn it! This is a team, not a Chinese fire grill. Scott, you're playing selfish. Get out there and pretend you know each other.

    • (Haley and Lucas enter the beach house)
      Haley: Well. I bet their plumbing works.

    • Keith: Hit and run, huh? That's beautiful. I could lose my license for this.
      Lucas: I didn't know what else do. He just walked away.
      Keith: You wanna tell me what it is with you and this girl? Huh? That you're willing to break the law for her? Nobody is worth that.
      Lucas: I couldn't let Nathan get away with it the way he does everything else. And I sure as well could let him do that to her.

    • Lucas: So I'm confused. You want to be anonymous and you let the world watch you on a web cam.
      Peyton: The world isn't watching me...but I guess you are.
      Lucas: Okay, the point want to express yourself but you don't want people to know it's you.
      Peyton: I guess I'm just a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a bitch.
      Lucas: Or maybe just a tortured artist.
      Peyton: Look, I don't need you defending me and my work. I don't need you analyzing it or interpreting me either. And in fact, I'm pretty sure I don't need you at all.
      Lucas: Pretty sure?

    • Peyton: He really slammed you.
      Lucas: I don't care what he thinks.
      Peyton: Neither do I.
      Lucas: Oh yeah? Then why are you drinking?

    • (Karen is laughing as she washes Lucas' hair in the kitchen sink)
      Lucas: Okay, how is this funny, mom?
      Karen: How is this NOT funny?

    • Peyton: How's the tutoring going? You're tutoring Nathan right? It's ok. He tells me everything.
      Haley: Yeah, he said he needed some help.
      Peyton: Maybe you could teach him to stop being such a jackass.
      Haley: I will put that on the lesson plan.
      Peyton: Just be careful ok.
      Haley: Yeah, sure.
      Peyton: Does Lucas know you're helping Nathan? (Haley looks at her in disgust.) You know, you say a lot when you keep your mouth shut. It's okay. I'll keep mine shut too.

    • Haley: Yeah this is my house. Um... we're staying here while we renovate the mansion.
      Nathan: (Laughs) It's not like I was trying to show off.
      Haley: Wasn't that your default setting? Sorry.

    • Haley: I'm just saying you're so hypersensitive around each other. And… I get it. I just think that maybe everything he says, you take the wrong way, and vice versa.
      Lucas: Okay, there is no misunderstanding what he said. And why are you defending him?
      Haley: I'm, I'm just, I'm trying to bring some perspective. I mean…It's a really screwing situation and I'm sure having you around isn't any easier for him than it is for you and I think maybe if you guys could just talk…
      Lucas: Okay, tell me that I'm not hearing this.
      Haley: Then what are you doing here, Lucas? Obviously, you're looking for something, right?
      Lucas: I'm not going to let him win.

    • Peyton: It's not about the car. It's about you. I finally saw you clearly for the first time last night. The way you treated me, the way you treated Tim, the way you treated your brother.
      Nathan: Don't call him that.
      Peyton: And the way you're playing that girl.
      Nathan: What? Are you talking about Haley? Is that what this is about? Peyton, she means nothing.
      Peyton: Okay, if that's the case, then you're an ass. And even if she does mean something, you're still an ass and what's really sad, Nathan, is that you're too stupid to get that. So thank you for being such an amazing son of a bitch last night. You really made this a no-brainer.

    • Nathan: (Everyone is watching a video of Karen and Dan at a high school dance) At least their dreams came true for one of them, right?
      Lucas: Yeah, except for the happy part, right?

    • Deb: And you want to know why, Dan? Let me tell you. Because ever since you started this basketball thing, I feel like you've slowly been stealing him from me. You've made me feel irrelevant. I go out and I raise money for good causes and I matter out there. But at home you shut me out of his life.

    • Nathan: No you didn't see me do it because I was with Tim the whole time. Which is exactly what he's going to say if anybody asks him. He owes me. So it looks like it's your word against ours now. You can guess how that's going to go down.
      Lucas: So you're just going to lie and walk away. What about Peyton? You know, your girlfriend? The car's registered in her name.
      Nathan: Yeah, and you know what? Come to think of it, like you said, she was really drunk last time I saw her. Maybe she did this. But then again, all I see is a wrecked car and you.

    • Brooke: Lucas. Come play.
      Lucas: What's the game?
      Brooke: I never…
      Vegas: And yet apparently you have.

    • Brooke: The High School Fearleader. It's a comic strip. Wait, this is insulting, right?
      Vegas: My dog can draw better than this.
      Brooke: Really, what guy keeps his hat on during sex?

    • Peyton: Just wondering if we're all going to end up like Karen.
      Brooke: Who is Karen?
      Peyton: That's Lucas' mom.
      Brooke: Not without proper birth control we won't.
      Peyton: That's not what I meant. She was our age when that tape was made, Brooke. In a lot of ways, we're just like her. Don't you think it was awful how she just let Nathan's dad treat her like crap?
      Brooke: Yeah. But honey, that doesn't mean we're like her. Maybe it means you're like her.

    • Haley: The guys kidnapped you, trashed your court, threatened you with bodily harm. Party, yeah. Sure, why not?
      Lucas: Okay, listen, I know it's all a setup, alright? But I'm not gonna let him screw with me. Whatever he dishes out he's going to get back double.
      Haley: Do you think maybe- I mean, just maybe- he's had a change of heart?
      Lucas: Hmm. That requires a heart.

    • Haley: I-I'm really fine.
      Nathan: You're a little high on yourself, aren't you? Going around telling people you're all fine.

    • Nathan: Alright. My turn. Oh, let's see. Um... I've never.... I've never had a dad who wished I was a stain on the bed sheets.
      Lucas: Then you're welcome to mine.

    • (Haley is scrubbing the counter at Karen's Cafè, when Lucas walks in)
      Haley: Hey, I was beginning to think I would never see you again. You're avoiding me, right?
      Lucas: A little.
      Haley: Luke, I was just trying to help. You just like, jumped down my throat. We've always been able to talk about stuff, you know. I just had this crazy idea that if... you could see things from Nathan's side... (Sigh) You're just a real pain in the butt sometimes.
      (Haley squirts Lucas with a water bottle playfully)
      Lucas: Yeah. At least we can still be honest with each other.
      Haley: Yeah. At least.
      Lucas: So, if anything were going on with you... anything important or weird, or confusing... I mean, you could still be honest with me about that, right?
      Haley: Yeah, of course.
      (Lucas tosses Haley's hat onto the counter)
      Lucas: You left that in Peyton's car.
      (Lucas leaves and Haley looks after him, upset)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Free Time" by Kenna
      "Whatcha Gonna Do" by Sprung Monkey
      "Taken For a Ride" by AM Radio
      "Empty Apartment" by Yellowcard
      "Return to Me" by Matthew Ryan
      "Hopes and Dreams" by Buva
      "Shake it Down" by Bosshouse

    • This marked the first episode that did not end with a literary quote.


    • Episode Title: Crash Into You

      "Crash Into Me" is a song by Dave Matthews Band from their album Crash.

    • Haley: Can we make like a tree and get out of here?

      This is a reference to a line from the Back to the Future trilogy. Biff Tannen says the same line in the movies.