One Tree Hill

Season 1 Episode 14

I Shall Believe

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2004 on The CW
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While holding a vigil at her coma-stricken son's bedside, Karen meets her Lucas' new girlfriend and learns that Deb and Dan are getting divorced. Most shocking of all, Karen is horrified to discover that Keith had been drinking before driving at the time of the accident. Meanwhile, Nathan tries to win Haley back after she dumps him.moreless

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  • After the accident....

    Lucas has slipped into a coma following the accident and surgery. Karen keeps by his side along with Brooke waiting for him to wake up. Peyton comes by too, but doesn't want to stick around because it's weird with Brooke and her feelings for Lucas. Haley feels guilty and can't face going to the hospital because of the fight she had with Lucas. Karen finds out Keith was drinking before the accident and blames him for it.

    The team and all of Lucas' friends show support by drawing on the River Court for him. And since Haley is having trouble going to the hospital Nathan goes instead and has a heart to heart with Lucas. In a very sweet moment, Lucas wakes up with Nathan at his side. Nathan takes Haley to the hospital and she breaks down when she sees him and they hug.moreless
  • This episode was a great episode because Dan showed his feelings. It also shows that Brooke really has big feelings for Lucas and she cares so much about him that she decides to meet his mother. This was a very well written episode.moreless

    I Shall Believe is the thirteenth episode of the first season and the whole series. It was a very good episode. I like the fact that in this episode Brooke showed her real feelings about Brooke to her mother-in-law, Karen. I also like that fact that Nathan wants to get Haley back and I like the fact that this episode is named after a song Bethany Joy Galleotti (Haley) sings. Well the thing from this episode that I hate is that Karen gets mad at Keith for drinking in the accident even though she has the right to be mad. Well this isn't the best episode but it's an okay episode.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep one tree hill lucas mother karen is by her sons beside because he is in komer and she learns that deb is getting a divoce from dan and she also learns who lucas new girlfriend is. and which this news horrifis her she finds out that keith was drinking before the accident that caused her son to go into a komer this was a really good ep that showed alot of shocking things and alot of excitement that is going to take the show far. and that is why igave this ep a 9 intsead of anything lowermoreless
  • Season 1, Episode 14.

    While holding a vigil at her coma-stricken son's bedside, Karen meets her Lucas' new girlfriend and learns that Deb and Dan are getting divorced. Most shocking of all, Karen is horrified to discover that Keith had been drinking before driving at the time of the accident. Meanwhile, Nathan tries to win Haley back after she dumps him. Poor Lucas! :( At least he's OK. I feel bad for Haley, finding out that Nathan started dating Haley to get back at Lucas. :( Peyton is about to tell Brooke about Lucas and they learn he's in the hospital. Sophia Bush is an amazing actress! She finally meets Karen, though. =] Karen finds out Keith was drinking! Great episode!moreless
  • great to watch

    loved this episode it was an all rounder it made us cry well me at least and it was very emotional episode i loved all the scenes with brooke she did an amazing job and it was just a perfect epis ode not much more to say x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x xmoreless
Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Dr. Adams

Guest Star

Andrew Masset

Andrew Masset

Doctor Ryan

Guest Star

Michael Harding

Michael Harding


Guest Star

Lee Norris

Lee Norris

Marvin "Mouth" McFadden

Recurring Role

Brett Claywell

Brett Claywell

Tim Smith

Recurring Role

Cullen Moss

Cullen Moss

Junk Moretti

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This is the first episode that plays the song that the episode is named after within that episode.

    • When Nathan tries to convince Haley to go see Lucas in the hospital, the board on the wall in the background has the words, "I remember the turning tides of battle. I went astray but my mind was still a dreamer," written on it.

    • In the "Previously on One Tree Hill" part at the beginning of the episode, when Haley walks out on Lucas saying "Fine!" it's a completely different take than what was used in the previous episode, because in actual episode, she says it more calmly, while in the recap she yells it violently.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Peyton: I never let myself need anybody. Ever. Not since my mom died. But with Lucas, he looks at me and he really sees me. You know? Just right down into my soul.
      Haley: I just want to tell him that I love him and I'm sorry.
      Peyton: I just want to tell him I'm in love with him.

    • Nathan: Lucas is awake. I was there when he opened his eyes. I went to see him.
      Haley: Why?
      Nathan: Cause I knew you couldn't. I wanted him to know that you were thinking about him. Look, I know that it was wrong to go after you for the reasons that I did. I can't apologize for it. I'm glad I did it. I'm not that person anymore. It's because of you. Let me take you to him.

    • Nathan: How's Lucas?
      Haley: Like you care.
      Nathan: Haley, come on. That's not fair. Look, we're not tight, but I don't wanna see the guy in the hospital.
      Haley: Why? Because if he's out of circulation, then you can't use me to piss him off?

    • Karen: It's a strange world where the least important thing is doing well and the most important thing is just hanging on.

    • (Nathan is visiting Lucas)
      Nathan: Hey man. I kinda need to talk to you. (sighs) So, I'm here because, um, everything's screwed up. I know you don't trust me with Haley, but I like her a lot, you know? She's hurting right now, too. She needs you to open your eyes, man. She feels like she can't be forgiven. And I'm sorta in the same place. (sighs) This accident, it might not turn out so bad, you know? You can take a break from the game. No pressure of people's expectations. I wish I had that chance. This might be hard to believe, but maybe you're the lucky one. (chuckles) You can get out.

    • (Peyton at Lucas' bedside)
      Peyton: Hey, it's me. Can you hear me? (Holds his hand) Squeeze my hand if you can hear me, okay? Never mind. Um, I just came by to tell you that I'm probably not going to be around very much. With Brooke here it's just kind of weird. But I'm with you Lucas, you know that. And I'll wait forever if I have to.

    • Keith: I'll never forgive myself if he's not okay.
      Karen: Were you drinking tonight?
      Keith: Karen…
      Karen: Were you?
      Keith: I wasn't drunk.
      Karen: That's not what I asked you. Were you drinking before you drove Lucas?
      Keith: Yes, but…
      Karen: I trusted you. I want you to leave.

    • Nathan: Just when I first came to you for tutoring, I figured the easiest way to mess with Lucas was to hook up with you, but...
      Haley: So everything between us has been a lie?
      Nathan: No, that's not...
      Haley: I cannot believe this. Lucas was right about you all along!

    • Lucas: I'm glad you're back, Mom.
      Karen: You, too. Now I can kill you for that tattoo.

    • Brooke: (about Lucas) He's just so serious all the time, you know, that I thought a tattoo might lighten him up.
      Karen: And you couldn't take him to a comedy?
      Brooke: So you're not a big tattoo fan...
      Karen: Not on my son, no.
      Brooke: I'm sorry. Honestly. I think I could set myself on fire and my mom wouldn't notice, so it's kind of hard for me to remember some moms would.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Swingset Chain" by Loquat
      "Higher Than The Sun" by Susan Calloway
      "Come Home Delilah" by The Squirts
      "The Getaway" by The Red Thread
      "I Shall Believe" by Sheryl Crow

    • Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb Scott) is now a member of the main cast, but she is not featured in the opening credits. Instead, she gets an "Also Starring" credit after the opening credits.