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One Tree Hill

Season 7 Episode 15

Don't You Forget About Me

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 01, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Nathan and Clay get stranded on Haley's birthday. Julian and Brooke attend an '80's movie-themed fundraiser separately.

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  • Another filler.

    Brooke and Julian are still in a lull it seems in Don't You Forget About Me. Quinn pours smoothie on Kylie for calling her a slag. Pretty funny. Millie and Mouth have apparently broken up since the last episode when it seemed they were in at least a better place. Random. Nathan and Clay are trapped somewhere...some silly plot device? Jamie's pretending not to remember Haley's birthday? Alex seems to have turned a corner. She's a Brulian fan (ha!) and wants to make amends. Everyone's pretending to forget it. Ooooh this dance/night is obviously for her. Alexander may be flirting or may not be. Seriously where's Millie? They're looking for a new love for Mouth. It's Lauren!! I bet it will be. What? Clay and Nathan are getting on a pig truck back to Tree Hill. How odd..Jamie's home alone. I don't care. As usual. Hahahaha. Clay and Nathan's pig ride is already brilliant. Clay is conflicted cos of a pig and may fall insanely in love with it. HA.

    This thing with Nathan and Clay is silly. Tree Hill silly. Oh no...it's Kylie. I hate Kylie. I hate Mouth. Good match. She flashed them. This is a silly episode then. Jamie's going all home alone. I prefer the film. This all seems kind filler. And a rip off. I still find it weird that they're just filming in Lucas's house. But Alex is nicer. Aw. I like how she's trying to get Brooke and Julian back together. And John Hughes is his favourite director. RIP. That dress wasn't as amazing as I expected. I like the song playing. It's from 10 Things I Hate About You. Why has everyone forgotten Haley's birthday? I think we're meant to find this funny. But it's just fillery. Kylie is really annoying.

    That was awkward. I forgot Nathan didn't know about Clay's dead wife :S So Julian and Brooke are back to silly fighting. Great. More Home Alone rip off's. Mentioning the Peyton/Lucas/Brooke love triangle. Lol. HE'S NOT IN LOVE WITH HER BROOKE. Get over it. What? Kylie's hair is trapped in the locker. Julian is trying to be hard with Julian. Oooh. Queue the two characters who fight make up scene with Quinn and Kylie. WHO CARES. It's quite good that Nathan and Clay are talking. And he told him about Sarah. Sad times. Weird woman is going to take Clay and Nathan home. They could totally squeeze into that car too. Clay's actually kinda fit. WHAT??? He bought her car. That is insane. And unbelievable. I'm actually kind of bored of this Julian and Brooke thing now. What? They're kissing now. MY HEAD HURTS FROM THE BACK AND FORTH DRAMA. The Alex's are talking. Why do they love Julian? He's kind of annoying. Waaaiiit so everyone forget her birthday but it's all fine...'We can go and have a shag?' LOL. Stop using British people. Go away now Kylie. This is sad cos now Haley's mum is coming...and it's all going to go wrong. Nice tribute to John Hughes here at the end when Julian starts making the film.

    Filler. Could hae skipped but not the worst episode ever...

  • Awesome 80s

    I loved this episode. I am huge John Hughes fan. I love his movies so I loved this episode that was fully dedicated to him. And as much as I love all the drama that this show brings, I love these nice sort of quiet, simple and fun episodes, too. It's a nice break from all the heart-crushing, emotionally heavy episodes that fill the season. And especially with the episodes that come next, this one was nice to have before all that intense drama.

    The whole episode was a lot of fun. I love the idea of the 80s dance at Tree Hill High. Quinn was so fun and looked so cute with her 80s outfit and crimped hair. Haley was beautiful. I loved her hair and the dress. It sucked that even her own sister forgot her birthday, but so awesome that Nathan remembered and tried so hard to get back to her for it.

    I'm glad Clay finally told Nathan about Sara. I get why he didn't tell him because it wouldn't have been very professional, but I'm glad he finally said something now.

    And I loved Jamie. Him being home alone was so much fun, but am surprised he wanted to. For a kid who has been kidnapped once and almost kidnapped a second time I can't believe he wanted to stay home alone.moreless
  • an 80s dance along with stranded men and a kid home alone.

    I don't like Kylie but she was kinda funny how she kept drinking. I wasn't surprised that mouth didnt sleep with her.

    Jamie.Jamie Jamie. You have been bad. I'm glad he found the decorations though. I can't believe Alexander and Alex scene. I think Julian shouldn't depend on Alex so much.

    I felt bad for Clay and Nathan. I did like the fact they had to walk alone and it reminded me of the past with lucas and nathan. Why couldn't the door stay white? It destroys old memories for Brooke. I think her thinking of Alex-Julian-Her as a love triangle is definately like the one with her lucas and peyton.moreless
  • An 80's dance at Tree Hill.

    Tree Hill, North Carolina is supposed to be small town and yet they get Cheap Trick to play a random reunion dance? Don't get me wrong, Cheap Trick is not the Jonas Brothers, or whatever the kids like these days, but they're still above doing this.

    But ignoring that, this was a solid episode. Clay and Nathan being stranded gave me flashbacks to Season 1 with Whitey forcing Nathan and Lucas to walk home together. That was a little more enjoyable than this, but the scenes with them were still worth watching.

    What was forgettable was the ridiculous Jamie home alone nonsense, and the whole Quinn/Kylie drama. Quinn....I just don't like her. She's the new Peyton.moreless
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Guest Star

Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson

Woman In Car

Guest Star

Aaron Mills

Aaron Mills

1st AD

Guest Star

Michael Grubbs

Michael Grubbs


Recurring Role

Cullen Moss

Cullen Moss

Junk Moretti

Recurring Role

Vaughn Wilson

Vaughn Wilson

Ferguson "Fergie" Thompson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Brooke Girl behind the brown door. Doesn't have the same ring to it.
      Brooke says this to herself at the beginning of the episode, while watching Lucas' bedroom door being painted brown. She is alluding to memories of herself as "the girl behind the red door" when she was a temporary occupant of Lucas' bedroom as a teenager, as well as when she was a child growing up in Tree Hill. In season two, episode 17 when Lucas pulls up to her front door to drop Brooke off, she is lamenting leaving Tree Hill for her father's new job. She is used to being the rich girl living in a big house with a red front door. Brooke tells him she "liked being the girl behind the red door." Later the same episode, just before Brooke has to leave, she asks Lucas what he will miss about her as they walk up to his outside bedroom door. He replies, "I miss the girl behind the red door." He points out his door, which he has painted from a green shade to a bright red. They go inside and all of Brooke's belongings have been moved into Lucas' bedroom. He explains that he got his mother to convince her parents to let her live there until the summer, while he is living with Dan.

    • The car Haley receives for her birthday is a PORSCHE CARRERA S

    • Julian says he will hunt down Alexander through the The Outback and the Outback Steakhouse. The Outback is the remote arid areas of Australia (Mitch Ryan is Australian. The Outback Steakhouse is an international chain of restaurants in an Australian-inspired environment

    • In this episode we can clearly see the title for the movie Alex and Julian are making: 7 dreams 'til Tuesday

    • Alex says that she is a Brulian fan. For famous couples, fans often use contractions the couple's names, in this case Brooke and Julian, to create only one, Brulian.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Alex: Some advice from one Alex to another: don't fall in-love with Brooke Davis! Those two are gonna end up together even if they don't know it yet.

    • Clay sees Nathan in the car
      Clay: Please tell me you didn't kill that nice lady and dumped the body because there's no way I can spin that.
      Nathan: No, I just bought her car. Get in, let's go home.

    • Alexander: What a coincidence, cause I learned everything I know about fashion from Miami Vive reruns.
      Brooke: You were born in the wrong decade my friend.

    • Alex: So, who's your favorite director?
      Julian: John Hughes. You know, Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, those weren't just movies about teenagers. They were about the struggle everyone has to find themselves. Talk about a director with a clear vision. I'd like to make a movie half as good as his.

    • Haley: (shouting up the stairs) Quinn! Quinny, are you up there?
      Jamie: She's pimping her hair.
      Haley: I hope you mean crimping.

    • Mouth: (looking over his roommates' shoulders at the website they are visiting) Can't Wait to Find a Date dot com. Seriously?

  • NOTES (4)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: Monday, September 20, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
      Norway: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 on FEM

    • Featured Music:
      "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds
      "Know That I Would" by Right the Stars
      "Cool Fool" by Joel Bogen
      "The Love Cats" by OK Go
      "4 Ferris" by Geoff Grace
      "If You Were Here" by Cary Brothers
      "I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick
      "Surrender" by Cheap Trick
      "Everybody Knows" by Cheap Trick
      "Bizarre Love Triangle" performed by Sennen, originally by New Order
      "Smile" by Cheap Trick

    • Note: At the end of the episode is a dedication: 'In Loving Memory of John Hughes 1950 -2009'. John Wilden Hughes, Jr was an American film director, producer, and writer perhaps best known for the films about teenagers he directed in the 1980s. Writer Terrance Coli got the idea for a tribute to Hughes when he passed away August 9, 2009. He asked writer Bill Brown, who had worked with Hughes on films Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles if he should write the tribute. Throughout the episode, references appear to specific scenes, storylines, and fashions from Hughes films.

    • Note: Although Lisa Goldstein (Millicent "Millie" Huxtable) is credited as a series regular she does not appear in this episode.


    • Alexander: What a coincidence, 'cause I learned everything I know about fashion from Miami Vice reruns.
      Miami Vice (1984-1989) is an American TV series which aired on NBC, starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as undercover Miami police detectives. The show had a huge influence on men's fashion, particularly wearing a T-shirt under a suit jacket. When Alexander waits for Brooke at the store we can see he is wearing the trademark T-shirt under a suit jacket.

    • Clay: 'At'll do pig. 'At'll do.
      This line was made famous by the 1995 movie Babe about a pig raised by sheepdogs and the animals and farmer who grow to love him. This famous line was uttered by the stoic Farmer Hoggett when Babe wins 5 perfect 10s at a sheepdog competition.

    • Episode Title: Don't You Forget About Me

      This is a song by the band Simple Minds, which was featured in the soundtrack of the movie The Breakfast Club in 1985.

    • All the storylines in this episode are references to John Hughes movies.

      Sixteen Candles: Everyone forgets Haley's birthday, and the ending with Nathan and Haley kissing over the birthday cake.

      Pretty in Pink: Brooke and Julian resemble the characters Andie and Duckie from the movie.

      Weird Science: Junk and Fergie create their perfect woman online. Kylie is dressed as one of the characters.

      The Breakfast Club: The beginning of the episode, and the song being played is the same song from the movie.

      Ferris Buellers Day Off: Alex is dressed as one of the characters.

      Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Nathan and Clay trying to find their way back home.

      Home Alone: Jamie is left home alone while two people (Fergie and Junk) try to break into the house.