One Tree Hill

Season 4 Episode 17

It Gets the Worst at Night

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 09, 2007 on The CW
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When Mouth and Rachel's road trip goes wrong, the other teens go out to their rescue. While on the trip, Nathan and Haley get a second chance to enjoy their Prom and Peyton and Lucas decide to take their relationship to the next level. Finally, Brooke reveals the truth about the stolen calculus exam to Haley.moreless

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  • Hilarious light hearted episode

    Hilarious light hearted episode.

    "Making lemonade" as it were, by crashing the local high school prom was such a charming and whimsical idea.
  • Second prom!

    It was nice to have a light episode in It Gets Worse at Night after a massive drama of the one before. It was fun and that's what I loved.

    Peyton and Brooke's friendship is finally back on track and despite being both scared to be alone after everything with Derek, it was great to see them so happy together. I love how they're moving in together too. I liked the scene where Brooke was doing her hair. And Brooke seems more accepting of Peyton and Lucas now too. Who also finally had sex in this episode, only 4 seasons in the making. Chris Kellar was amusing as always in his return. Great comic character right there!

    Brooke also tells Haley that she was the one that stole the test - glad she did that and it was nice to see that tension between them but that they made up at the end too. Everyone was really cute at the prom! I liked them all together. Except Mouth, he irritates me more and more. He's too soppy.

    Ending was interesting cos both Dan and Lucas go to see Abbey and now the former knows that Luke is on to something for real. Oh dear. AND Nathan tells Luke that people are going after him about point shaving. Guess the last few episodes won't be short of drama.

  • Stupid Elvis Sandwich!!

    After prom Mouth left town with Rachel and now he is in trouble.

    Honey Grove, TX. Please Come. Need Ass.... Mouths text was so funny. I know the whole Mouth leaving with Rachel and getting stranded in Honey Grove thing was all done because of the One Tree Hill in your town thing, but this was a great episode! It was a lot of fun!

    I love that they all went on this trip and it was a brilliant idea to have them get stuck with car trouble and be picked up by none other than Chris Keller. It was a great way to bring him back in. I loved it. And I love that he hung around in Honey Grove with them and crashed the Honey Grove prom with them, too.

    Naley was perfect!! So sweet. And finally Lucas and Peyton hooked up. It's been a long time coming and it finally happened.

    I'm glad Brooke came clean to Haley about the test and glad Haley forgave her for it. Also glad Brooke and Peyton are friends again and will be moving into the apartment together. It sucks it took a psycho to get them together though.

    And the lead in to next week...Lucas goes to find Abby and the point shaving stuff comes to light. Oh boy!!moreless
  • Apparently, Mouth is in jail. So Lucas, Skillz, Nathan, Haley, Brooke, and Peyton make a roadtrip to rescue him. Then they crash another high school's prom, because theirs sucked.

    Great episode. Lucas is every girl's favorite teddy bear, as the story begins with Skillz opening the door and seeing Brooke and Peyton in bed with Lucas. which is weird. I know Peyton used him as her teddy bear before declaring her feelings for him, but why didn't Brooke and Peyton just stay at Rachel's. Anyway, I liked this episode. it was funny, seeing Mouth in jail, and bonding with the guys in his cell. Great seeing Chris Keller again, he's a funny jackass. Karen and Dan's relationship progressing more, but I wonder how Karen can forgive him? Of course the viewer knows stuff about Dan that other characters don't realize.moreless
  • Season 4, Episode 17.

    I really enjoyed this episode. Mouth's text was unbelievable. "Need ass." Instead of writing "assistance," he writes ass, and everyone gets confused. Haha, Brooke said the best thing.

    BROOKE: If he left with Rachel, why would he need ass?

    LMAO! Skillz told Brooke that it was her turn to drive so he could sleep! LMAO!!!! Mouth tells all his cell-mates about Shelly. They wanted to see a sandwich shaped like Elvis. Chris Keller is back! Only for the episode, though. But still, cool! Haley: I'm pregnant!

    Chris: Dude, it's not mine, I swear!

    LMAO!!! Nobody paid attention to Chris Keller when he was leaving! Dan and Lucas finally realize who was in the hallway during the shooting.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

  • QUOTES (32)

    • Lucas: Okay maybe I wanted to see the Elvis sandwich but that doesn't change the fact that we haven't seen one car since we stopped.
      (Brooke points)
      Lucas: That's not a car it's a bus.
      Haley: It's a tour bus.
      Peyton: Please be the Foo Fighters!
      Skills: Please be Kanye!
      (Chris Keller steps off the bus)
      Chris: Well well...
      Haley: Stupid Elvis sandwich.

    • Peyton: Did you bring protection?
      Lucas: Have you met my father?

    • Lucas : (voiceover) William Blake once wrote: "There are things that are known and things that are unknown and in the between there are doors."

    • (Lucas is talking to the girls from Honey Grove at the Prom)
      Lucas: So nobody has a fatal heart condition? And a father who was purposly set on fire? (The girls all shake their heads)
      Nathan: You have fellow classmates who are married right? Wife's pregnant, got married as Juniors... (The girls all shake their heads again)
      Brooke: So I started the clothing line after Peyton and I shoplifted my designs back and got arrested.
      Girl: Arrested! What did your parents say?
      Brooke: Oh I haven't seen my parents in like a year! I live with my friend Rachel. She's so funny, she's had all this plastic surgery and she just got suspended and now, shes kind of missing. (the girls all look amazed)
      Mouth: Have you ever had your heart broken?
      Girl: Yeah! I think that happens everywhere!

    • Chris Keller: Let's see here:
      (looks at Brooke) slept with you,
      (looks at Haley) kissed you,
      (looks at Peyton) got slapped by you! Just like any other night on Chris Keller's tour bus.

    • (looking at yearbooks)
      Haley: (looking at Lucas' yearbook) How about this one? "Lucas, you know you want me." -Taylor James.
      Lucas: I wonder what she wrote in Nathan's yearbook.

    • Lucas: Now we just gotta find Mouth.
      Chris: I'd ask a cop if I were you guys.
      Skills: (sarcastically) Right.We just go up to the first cop we see and say "hey,have you seen our friend,Mouth."

    • Brooke: (to the seniors at Honey Grove Prom) I live with my friend Rachel, she is so funny and she had all this plastic surgery and she just got suspended and now... she is kind of... missing.

    • Haley: (to nathan) Tell me a secret.
      Nathan: (laughs) Risky, okay. For the past few months I've been pretty freaked out about being a dad, but lately I... I know it's gonna be okay. It's gonna be great actually.
      Haley: You are so sexy when you talk like that.
      (both laugh)

    • Conrad: So let's get this straight. You slept with Shelley?
      Dane: The Clean Teen with the leather pants?
      Mouth: Yep.
      Gino: My Man! (gives Mouth five)
      Conrad: But then you took Brooke to the prom.... Brooke Davis.
      Lemmy: Is Brooke the one with the clothing line? I'm just asking.
      Conrad: And then you left town with Rachel and all her fine plastic parts. So what happened Mouth?
      Mouth: You guys ever had your heart broken?

    • Mouth: Hiya fellows, I'm Mouth.
      Jail Guys: Mouth, eh?
      Mouth: I mean, Marvin. Look, I really don't want any trouble. I mean... I like girls!

    • Chris: Excuse me.
      Nathan: Keller.
      Chris: Top of the morinin' Officer friendly.
      Skills: Shut up. Excuse me sir, we're lookin' for a friend of ours kinda goofy lookin' kid, big lips, spiky hair.
      Chris: Needs a**.
      Police Officer: Marvin McFadden.
      Chris: D*mn our kid's name is Mouth.

    • Chris: Well this is it Honey Grove, the sweetest town in Texas, get it cause the honey part.

    • Chris Keller: (To Nathan.) You know for the luckiest guy I know you worry to much, and contrary to popular belief most life's problems don't get solved on a tour bus in the middle of Texas.

    • Skills: Yo you got some gin in this joint.
      Chris: Full bar in back.
      Skills: I'm loving Chris Keller.

    • (Reading Lucas's old yearbooks.)
      Haley: Okay Brooke freshman year Lance Bass. Really?
      Brooke: He was cute okay.
      Nathan: I'm not sure I'd go there Hales check this out Luke, Stay cool forever Haley.
      Haley: So what's wrong with that?
      Lucas: You think that's bad check this out Peyton wrote to me in my sophomore yearbook, Peyton Sawyer.
      Peyton: Come on I didn't even know you then.
      Lucas: You know how hard I worked to get my yearbook in front of her, and then she signs her d*mn name I was crushed.
      Haley: Okay how about this one Lucas, you know you want me Taylor James.
      Peyton: Eww.
      Lucas: D*mn, I wonder what she wrote in Nathan's yearbook.
      Nathan: Hey.
      Skillz: Hey look Luke you're a great friend thanks for looking out for me see ya around.
      Brooke: Who wrote that one?
      Skillz: Jimmy Edwards sorry.

    • Haley: Okay, Karen and I made sandwiches and I got chips and drinks and we're all set.
      Skillz: I brought red vines, you can't have a roadtrip without red vines.
      Lucas:I brought some old yearbooks, thought it might give us a laugh. What'd you bring Nate?
      Nathan:I brought Haley, who brought the food. Brooke?
      Brooke: I brought my hot body and Rachel's Danali. She might have left but at least we got her car.
      Haley: You sure it's not stolen? Oh, wait that's only calculus exams.
      Nathan: My girl's not a big Rachel fan. Peyton, what did you bring?
      Peyton: Road mix.

    • (Peyton walks into Lucas' room)
      Peyton: Lucas Scott, will you go to prom with me?

    • Haley: (to Lucas and Peyton) Hey, get a room!
      (Lucas and Peyton laugh)
      Peyton: (to Lucas) Want to?

    • Mouth: You ever had your heart broken?
      Girl: Yeah, I think that happens everywhere.

    • Peyton: Well, I was thinking maybe you could move in with me.
      Brooke: I can't. I'm moving back into the apartment.
      Peyton: (looks disappointed) Oh! Okay cool. I just... yea.
      Brooke: But maybe you could move in too?
      Peyton: You mean that?
      Brooke: Yeah. Look, I know I said we could never be friends like before. But, maybe we can be better.

    • Nathan: Skills, hey. Come on man, it's your turn to drive. We're each taking four hour shifts.
      (They switch positions and Skills drives for a minute until Nathan is asleep.)
      Skills: Hey Brooke. Yo, B. Davis. It's your turn to drive, baby.
      (Brooke wakes up)
      Brooke: Already?
      Skills: Four hours.

    • Skills: So, it's been what, about a week since mouth skipped town with Rachel? Then all of a sudden, I get this cryptic message. Sounds like he's in trouble.
      Lucas: Okay, What kind of message, like voicemail?
      Skills: No text actually, check it out.
      (Lucas reads Mouth's text message)
      Lucas: "Hony Grove, Texas. Please Come. Need Ass"?
      Skills: Yea I was thinking he would have typed "assistance" but his battery died.
      Lucas: Why didn't he just write "help"? "Need help"?
      Skills: Maybe he need ass!

    • Brooke: Haley it was me.
      Haley: What was?
      Brooke: I stole the test. I cheated. Rachel just took the fault for me.
      Haley: Are you kidding me? Brooke I got fired for that not to mention the fact that I trusted you and you lied to my face.
      Brooke: I know and I'm sorry. It's just... I wasn't gonna graduate and then she told me I'd lose my clothing contract and I panicked and she...
      Haley: Unbelievable.
      Brooke: Haley wait don't go, I feel terrible.
      Haley: I'm sure you do. You know what? That tape with you and Nathan really hurt me, but I decided to let it go because that was a Brooke that I didn't know. This is worse... my friend did this.
      (Haley leaves)

    • Chris: You're looking a little plump, Hales. (Haley seems to get offended, and Chris rolls his eyes) What the hell, I've had bigger chunk in my bunk.
      Haley: I'm pregnant, you idiot!
      Chris: Oh. (looks over to Nathan) Dude! Totally not mine!

    • (Haley and Nathan walk into Karen's Cafe)
      Haley: Hey.
      Nathan: Skills said Mouth was in trouble.
      Skills: Yeah, he sent this.
      Nathan: Need a**?
      Lucas: But we're thinking it's assisstance.
      Haley: I'm gonna find Honey Grove online.
      Nathan: (pointing to Peyton and Brooke walking in) Hey, how are they doing since the attack?
      Lucas: Some days are better than the others. But it gets the worst at night.
      Brooke: Hey guys, what's going on? Is Mouth ok?
      Lucas: It doesn't sound like it.
      (Skills hands Peyton the cell phone)
      Peyton: (begins reading the text message) Honey Grove Texas. Please Come.
      Brooke: Need a**? I don't get it, he left with Rachel, why would he need a**?
      Nathan Skills and Lucas: (all say together) Assisstance.
      Peyton: Oh, well, if Mouth needs help, then one of us needs to go down to Honey Grove, Texas.
      Haley: I think we should probably all go. It's, uh, about 90 miles from Dallas, which is like a 20 hour car ride.
      Nathan: Hales, I love you for caring, but you're pregnant, and we got finals.
      Haley: Come on! We're all graduating soon, it could be like a last hoorah. I mean hopefully Mouth is ok, and it turns into a great roadtrip, but if not at least there's safety in numbers, right?

    • Skills: Hey, yo, Luke. (notices Peyton in Brooke both in Lucas' bed) Damn, nice work.
      Lucas: No, no. It's not.. Uh.. it's the, uh, attack last week. Neither one of them wants to be alone.
      Skills: Hey, if that's your story. Look, we gotta go.
      Lucas: What? What do you mean? Where?
      Skills: It's Mouth, he needs our help.

    • Peyton: (to Lucas, in the morning) I'm going to go find Brooke, it's the first night we spent apart since the attack.

    • Chris: Well..Chris Keller's work here is done.

    • Peyton: Please be the Foo Fighters!
      Skills: Please be Kanye!
      (after Chris steps off the bus)
      Chris: Well well
      Haley: Stupid Elvis sandwich!

    • (Lucas and Peyton: The Night After Prom)
      Lucas: You seem sad.
      Peyton: No, I'm not... It's just, I really love you Lucas and it's a big deal.
      Lucas: I love you, too, Peyton, I promise.

    • Haley: I'm so glad we made this trip. I'm always going to remember this.
      Nathan: Honey Grove?
      Haley: No. How much I love you right now.

  • NOTES (8)

    • When the gang arrived in Honey Grove, Chris stated: "Welcome to Honey Grove, the sweetest town in Texas". Chris joked that he'd said it, "you know, because of the honey". On the town's website, that is in fact their motto.

    • There is commentary for this episode on the season 4 DVD set. Mark Schwahn (Writer/Creator/Executive Producer), Joe Davola (Executive Producer), and Greg Prange (Director/Executive Producer) are featured in it.

    • On the season 4 DVD set, there two unaired scenes.

      The first one is between Brooke and Peyton as they talk about Psycho Derek.

      The second scene is an extended scene from when the gang bails Mouth out. Conrad talks to Peyton about Ellie because he too lost his mother to breast cancer.

    • Music from Peyton's "Road Mix" Album:
      "2000 Light Years from Home" by The Rolling Stones
      "All Night Home" by Sparklehorse
      "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" by Miles Davis
      "In This House That I Call Home" by X
      "New Way Home" by Citizen Cope
      "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith
      "New Way Home" by Foo Fighters
      "Poor Boy, Long Way from Home" by Mississippi John Hurt
      "Subterranean Homesick" by Radiohead
      "Take Me Home" by Crystal Gayle
      "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" by Chet Baker
      "Lost in the Harbour" by Tom Waits
      "Lost Cause" by Beck

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Italy: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
      Latin America: Sunday, December 16, 2007
      Greece: Saturday, March 1, 2008 on Star at 17:45
      Australia: Sunday, July 20, 2008 on TEN HD

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "Stay Away" by The Honorary Title
      "Good Vibrations" by Gym Class Heroes
      "You'll Ask for Me" by Tyler Hilton
      "This Boy" by James Morrison
      "Stolen" by Dashboard Confessional
      "She Back" by Bosshouse
      "Midnight Rider" by The Allman Brothers
      "Sometimes I Feel" by Fuse
      "Oldest Story In The World" by The Plimsouls
      "She Wakes When She Dreams" by Lucero
      "Lifesize" by A Fine Frenzy
      "Penetrate Your Soul" by Selectracks

    • Although credited, Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb), Danneel Harris (Rachel) and Barry Corbin (Whitey) didn't appear in this episode.

    • As the result of a video contest sponsored by the CW and Sunkist, this episode was filmed on location in the winner's hometown of Honey Grove, Texas.


    • Skills (when the gang see the tour bus): Please be Kanye!

      He was talking about the american rapper Kanye West.

    • Haley (reading the yearbook): Okay Brooke, freshman year… Lance Bass. Really? Brooke: He was cute okay.

      Lance Bass was one of the five members of *NSYNC, an american boy band group popular from 1995-2002. The joke here is that he came out of the closet in 2006.

    • The title alludes the song by Lucero. Also, the title is mentioned during the episode:

      Nathan: (about Peyton and Brooke) Hey, how are they doing since the attack?
      Lucas: Some days are better than others but it gets the worst at night.