One Tree Hill

Season 8 Episode 11

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 2010 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary

A storm hits Tree Hill, leaving everyone in danger. Quinn has to deal with Katie, who has come back to finish what she started. Brooke finds herself in a life-threatening situation.

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  • Holy Mid-Season Finale!!

    Amazing episode!!!! Wow!!!

    The first part of this episode is the spelling bee at Jamie's school. He rides home with Lauren, Chuck and Madison. Julian and Brooke have a fight and she takes off. Quinn is home alone or so she thinks. And Nathan and Haley have car problems. The whole thing takes place during a huge storm!! The rest of the episode is basically broken down into two parts. The beach house and the bridge.

    First, The Beach House: While I loved all this stuff I kept wanting them to go back to the bridge so much. Katie is back and comes back into the house to kill Quinn because she knew Quinn was following her and taking pictures of her. An all out fight ensues with guns, knifes, both of them going off the balcony into the swimming pool and Quinn almost dying do to lack of oxygen after she got tangled up in the pool cover. So glad Quinn survived. It sucks she had to shoot Katie, but it was well deserved. And being the better person, it was nice of Quinn to call her ambulance so she didn't have to wait all day like her and Clay did.

    The Bridge: Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! First Brooke nearly runs over Chuck as she comes across Lauren's turned over car with her, Jamie and Madison still inside. It was great that Chuck, Madison, and Lauren were able to get out and get somewhere safe while Brooke worked to get out Jamie who was trapped. This whole thing was so intense. It was the most intense episode and moments since 3x16. I loved that Julian came along after going after Brooke. I could not believe that someone hit them. And it was so awesome of Julian to jump in the river after the car went over. I loved all the moments in the car. They were intense, but really beautful. I loved that Brooke was willing to die in order to make sure Jamie was safe. She loves him so much. I was so glad the episode didn't end before we found out if Brooke was okay. And man, I was actually really scared that Mark did the unthinkable when she didn't wake up while Julian was doing CPR, but when she finally moved her hand my sad tears switched to happy.

    Also, the flat tire stuff with Nathan and Haley was really cute and funny. It was kind of lame, but it was a a nice, simple way to keep Haley in the episode without giving Joy too much to do since she was like super pregnant at the time.moreless
  • OMG!!! oth is amazing!!!

    This eppy was awesome. It really showed how good the show is and i haven't seen a good epidoe in a long time. This remined me of good old oth back in the day. This was a great mid-season finale and there was a lot of suspense. Im so glad brooke didn't die. I was so scared that she did but thank god that juilan saved her :) I was crying when he was doing CPR on her and she would not wake up...Also im glad sarah or katie whatever her name is got shot by quinn i would have done the same thing if i was her. Quinn is strong and awesome. Too bad clay wasnt in this episdoe. Anyway it was good and one of me favorites. Oh did i mention im so happy they added the old theme song lol that was the cherry on top.moreless
  • Better than it has been lately.

    One of the things that I love most about this show is how real the characters are, and how we've seen them grow. I've been going back and watching some of the older OTH episodes, and I think that high school Brooke wouldn't have been able to handle that situation as well as this Brooke did. It's really great to see how much she has grown up since the first season. This episode was better than the show has been lately. The thing about Brooke being in peril was more dramatic and scary than when Clay and Quinn were hurt. I don't really care so much about the two of them, but Brooke is someone that I know, and have known for a while. Even though I knew they wouldn't kill Brooke, I was still really scared for her. Can't wait for January!moreless
  • Brooke Broke my Heart

    I loved the Brooke scenes throughout the episode, they were really well done. The only two problems I had were when Jamie was standing in the middle of the road and Haley was like stop stop and they were pretty much already stopped and why would Jamie stand in the middle of the road in the first place. It was kind of weird. Also Haley didn't seem all that upset when Brooke was laying on the road and Julian was trying to help her, unless she was in shock or something. Otherwise it was a fantastic episode and I loved it. One of the better episodes of the season.moreless
  • huge episode !

    To be honest I haven't been watching one tree hill for quite while. Maybe 6 or 7 episodes or now I think of it, I'm not even sure I watched past the season premiere. Anyway, then I had nothing to do and saw that the episode had good ratings...

    And it totally deserves it! this was a great episode: lots of drama, angst, suspense and action. Brooke's part was the best and Sophia played it beautifully. The scenes between Jamie and Brooke, between Julian and Brooke, they were perfect.

    The part between Quinn and the psychobi*tch was great too. Very scary, creapy and full of tension.

    The only part I was disappointed into was Haley and Nathan, but hey, we can't have all the characters going through life-threatening situations :)

    And I could have done with some news about the kids (Chuck and jamie's girlfriend) and the teacher whose name I don't remember right now.

    On the whole I LOVED this episode very much, it got me stuck to my chair and it might even get me to catch up on the eps I haven't seen yet.

    One of my favorite episode for sure! :))moreless
Jackson Brundage

Jackson Brundage

James "Jamie" Lucas Scott

Robert Buckley

Robert Buckley

Clay Evans

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush

Brooke Davis

Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz

Haley James Scott

Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein

Millicent "Millie" Huxtable

Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer

Alex Dupre

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Haley: (as Nathan changes the car tire in the rain) Can I help you?
      Nathan: Yeah. You can help me by getting back in the car, you pregnant goof.
      Haley: Please. I feel really bad. The storm is terrible.
      Nathan: (after Haley knocks the can over with the lug nuts) This is so Christmas Story. Back in the car, Ralphy.

    • Nathan: (serious) Well, second place. Also known as the first loser. You should be ashamed of yourself, you know that? As a matter of fact, why don't you walk home in the rain and think about how badly you screwed up.
      Jamie: Grandpa Dan?
      Nathan: (smiles) Nice call. You killed it out there, buddy. I'm so proud of you.
      Jamie: Thank you.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Episode Title: Darkness on the Edge of Town
      This is the name of the fourth album by Bruce Springsteen, which was released in the late spring of 1978.