One Tree Hill

Season 7 Episode 8

I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 2009 on The CW
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Quinn comes to Clay's rescue as he reels from a tragedy while Dan and Rachel's history comes back to bite them.

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  • Filler.

    A bit of a filler episode really, (I Just) Died In Your Arms was more enjoyable than some episodes this season but didn't do much to develop the plot.

    While the camping trip was kind of fun, as was the girls night in with the brownies, not much really happened. Yes, Nathan bonded with Julian which is about time. But other then that these storylines were there for laughs...and only half succeeded.

    Brooke and Haley discussed their issues but it was too comic to be taken seriously. And the drugs were played a little OTT for my liking. The only real development was Clay finally letting Quinn in his 'heart' and telling her about Sara. I can't say I love them as a couple but at least something happened there. I still don't care for Dan and Rachel as a couple, it all seems so forced. The plans for them to go back to Tree Hill is interesting though I guess.

    Why has the Millie modelling storyline been dropped? And where the hell is Alex?

    Fun...but not great.

  • Tree Hill Goes Camping

    Now that this crap with Renee is over we get to have an episode with everyone having fun.

    The girls stay home. Brooke, Haley, and Quinn have a nice, but not so quiet evening with "special" brownies, The Wizard of Oz, and a psychic. It's so funny that Taylor and Quinn gave Haley pot brownies for years without her knowing it. Stone Brooke and Haley are so funny.

    The guys go camping. Nathan, Jamie, Skills, Mouth, Julian, and Chuck go on a camping trip. It's a lot of fun having the guys hang out like this. I love the bonding of the guys over favorite sports movies and stuff. It was hilarious when they let it slip about the video tape with Nathan and Brooke. The conversation with Nathan and Julian after was so funny.

    This thing with Clay and Sara is weird. We've had a lot of ghosts hanging around Tree Hill already and now that we know she is a ghost it's a little weird. I feel really bad for Clay and all, but it's a little much for me to see him having these fantasies of her in a bikini and stuff.

    And apparently the clock behind Dan is all a lie. He has a new heart and he bought it illegally. But what else should we expect from Dan or Rachel.moreless
  • Enjoyable.

    These were always my favorite kind of episodes of the olden days of One Tree Hill, where the gang was transplanted outside of Tree Hill, North Carolina and somewhere else, such as when Nathan and Lucas went to the Bobcats game, when they went to Rachel's cabin, just episodes that really showed why we love these characters and just how awkward and funny their interactions can be. I didn't like the stuff with Clay and I really hope his wife is gone for good. The show's already done enough ghost angles with Dan and unfortunately it looks like we're getting another with the boy whose heart he took on.

    But outside of that, a funny and charming episode of OTH.moreless
  • Camping, thunderstorms and bonding make for a very funny episode of OTH...

    In stark contrast to the previous episode where there were deep emotions, episode 8 provided us with much more light-hearted and comedic interactions between the characters. Whilst the boys of Tree Hill(including Julian) embark on a camping trip to get to know each other better, the girls (Haley, Brooke and Quinn) stay behind and do there own thing. The scenes between the girls, especially Haley and Brooke are made more hilarious when a thunderstorm hits as they negotiate a fortune-teller and 'who-is-more-scared' scenarios. Camping gives Nathan an opportunity to talk and bond with Julian who has reservations about having kids. The various 'scary' stories also provide for many funny scenes throughout. We also see this episode Clay still having trouble letting go of his past with Sara. But he finally is able to open up to someone in the form of Quinn. They bond and are drawn closer to each other so the coming weeks will be interesting. Also, Dan is wanting to go on a holiday - to Tree Hill...

    Although I don't think this episode tops the previous one, it still provides for great viewing. In my opinion, I needed a light and very funny episode like this after the emotional ride I took the week before. There were enough unanswered questions like 'what will Dan do back in Tree Hill?' or 'will Nathan speak to his father after what he did for him?' for me to be continually intrigued. In the end, camping and the bonding between certain characters makes this episode a hard one to forget!moreless
Lee Norris

Lee Norris

Marvin "Mouth" McFadden

James Lafferty

James Lafferty

Nathan Scott

Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz

Haley James-Scott

Antwon Tanner

Antwon Tanner

Antwon "Skills" Taylor

Austin Nichols

Austin Nichols

Julian Baker

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush

Brooke Davis

Lorna Raver

Lorna Raver


Guest Star

Irene Santiago

Irene Santiago


Guest Star

Michael Fraguada

Michael Fraguada


Guest Star

Danneel Harris

Danneel Harris

Rachel Gatina

Recurring Role

Michael May

Michael May


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When the guys are talking about their favorite sports movies Mouth mentions "Coach Carter" which was actually co-written by Mark Schwahn, the creator of One Tree Hill and featured One Tree Hill star, Antwon Tanner (Skills).

    • Clay and Quinn both get caught in the pouring rain at his house. A minute later they are sitting on the completely dry beach right in front of his house.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Nathan: Jamie likes you.
      Julian: Jamie likes me because I suck at stuff. Having Superman as your dad makes you want to hang out with Clark Kent.

    • Julian: You're good with the kid.
      Nathan: I've had my moments.
      Julian: Yeah, but your dad was a dick, and you turned it around for your own son. They should give a merit badge for that.

    • Nathan: My father's new wife is my age. And, she hit on me after she slept with my Uncle Cooper. Yeah, don't even get me started on my dad.
      Julian: Yeah, your old man and my old man should get together and go bowling. Breakfast Club.
      Nathan: You really gotta cool it with the movie quotes, man.
      Julian: I can quit that. But I wish I knew how to quit you…
      Nathan: Not cool, man.
      Julian: Lighten up Frances, everyone loves a good brokeback joke.
      Nathan: Not when you're over there sleeping in your lambskin condom.
      Julian: Well you should talk, you're the one who showers with dudes on a nightly basis.

    • Nathan: The last few months with everything going on…have you been scared?
      Jamie: No. I knew Grandpa Dan would save us…again. So, can we forgive him now?

    • Haley (very high from her special brownies): Now when they say they represent the lollipop guild do you think that's a trade union and if it is why did they unionize? Did they need shorter hours, or longer sticks and do they need different flavors?

    • Quinn: So Hales, Taylor's recipe calls for an eighth of grand daddy purple.
      Haley: What is that…some kind of breakfast cereal?
      Quinn: Not exactly…
      Haley: Pot?!
      Quinn: Yup.
      Haley: I have to go throw up. I can't believe all these years you and Taylor were getting me high! I can't be doing this. I have a child!
      Brooke: Who's away for the weekend! You've had a rough few months…Who knew all these years tutor girl was actually stoner girl?
      Haley: I'm so getting you back for this.

    • Quinn: When Hales was in high school she used to get really stressed about grades and tests, so we'd make her special brownies.
      Brooke: Special brownies? What's in them?
      Quinn: You know, the usual: eggs, milk, brownie mix…a little weed.
      Brooke: Does she know that?
      Quinn: Nope.
      Brooke: Looks like the boys aren't the only ones going on a trip tonight.

    • Haley: Julian lives in Tree Hill now. It's time he hung out with the guys.

    • Julian: I'm not a guys' guy. I don't have homies.
      Brooke: I don't think anyone has had homies since 1989.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although credited, Lisa Goldstein (Millie) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: Monday, August 2, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
      Norway: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 on FEM

    • Featured Music:
      "Moving In Stereo" by The Cars
      "Pass The Dutchie" by Musical Youth
      "You Break Me Down" by Ryan Calhoun
      "Feels Like The End" by Shane Alexander
      "You've Got Some Nerve" by The Spies
      "Jamaican Bobsledding Chant" by Wailing Souls
      "So He Won't Break" by The Black Keys
      "Inside These Lines" by Trent Dabbs
      "Black Swan Song" by Athlete


    • Episode Title: (I Just) Died In Your Arms.

      This is a song by the 1980s British band Cutting Crew, from their album Broadcast.

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