One Tree Hill

Season 3 Episode 15

Just Watch The Fireworks

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 2006 on The CW
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Episode Summary

When someone unleashes the students' time capsule upon Tree Hill High, Lucas and Mouth must confront a person from their past. Brooke has to deal with the revelation that secrets aren't the only things she exposed in the time capsule. Dan learns to forgive Keith. Haley is forced to reconcile the man Nathan was before with the man he has become, and Peyton's Breast Cancer Benefit Concert at Tric features performances by Haley, Jack's Mannequin and the return of Fall Out Boy.moreless

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    For the release of the time capsule, you could say that Just Watch the Fireworks was a quiet episode, only just touching the surface of the issues stemming from the capsule. That's cos it's on big set up for the next episode, and a good one too.

    Seeing those videos from season two replayed was intense and shocking - Brooke showed off, literally. Nathan bitched about Haley and his marriage. Lucas talked about Dan. And Jimmy Edwards talked about hating the school. I did wonder where he went to back in early season one, and this was a great way to bring him back. It was dark and intense. I really felt his hatred. Lucas and Mouth trying to fix things was nice but I could see Jimmy's point of view. Still, he's obviously changed and the next episode shows that.

    I liked how Haley and Nathan didn't let the capsule come between the, and even how Peyton didn't get money about Jake. Most characters rose above it and I liked that. The bitter-sweet moment when Luke tells Keith he'd love nothing more than to be his son was touching but horrible when you think of what happens next. And Mouth and Brooke fall out because he broke into the capsule - fair enough.

    Next episode is massive.

  • The first episode of One Tree Hill I ever reviewed and it's still one of my favorites

    I am really going to miss One Tree Hill when it ends. I'm so glad I've watched this show these past 8 years. I've loved every episode of it. I love it even more when I watch the DVDs. I'm glad I have them all so I can escape into Tree Hill whenever need to spend some time with my favorite people. This was one of my first reviews and the first episode of One Tree Hill I reviewed. I reviewed in the day after it aired. My original review is below.

    Wow: The time capsule is open and everyone's true feelings are revealed. Awesome concert at Tric and Keith and Karen are getting married. It is about time for them to get together. And I am so glad that Keith is going to adopt Lucas. This was such an exciting episode. Nathan and Haley are getting close again. And Nathan and Lucas are starting to act like brothers again. I love this show. I can't wait for the next new episode. I am terrified to see it too. I don't want anyone to die. I hope its not one of the main characters, but it probably will be.moreless
  • one of my absolutely favorite OTH episodes!

    Brooke's fashion career just started, with her having to go to New York for a RogueVogue fashion show. Brooke is so happy about it, but there's one problem. The Sparkle Classic cheerleading competition is the same day as the fashion show. After realizing that she would be happier at her competition, she flies back to Charlotte so she can be part of it. When the Raven's cheer routine gets ruined, Brooke jumps in and just starts free-style dancing. The Ravens basketball team gets on stage and starts dancing too. It ends up being a fun, crazy, routine and different school's cheerleaders and basketball players get on stage and join. This episode is definitely one of my favorites from One Tree Hill. It seems like such a carefree, fun time. I love it :)moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show one tree hill the time capsule is relessed around the school on every tv and everyone secrets come out like about brook and how she stripped on the camra and ohther people mainly one of mounth and lucas old friends comes out and tells what he thinks of the school and says some other secrets that he knew and people are really upset dan forgives his brothe keith about what happen and at the trik there is a pary and its fallout boy and other things that is why i gave it a 9 instead of antying lowermoreless
  • Season 3, Episode 15.

    The time capsule is unleashed! WOW! This episode was just perfect! It was perfect! The beginning, with Haley seeing Nathan was sad. :( Did THHS always have all those TVs? Brooke's video was just... WOW. Poor Jimmy's video was a little depressing. Brooke's video is on the internet, and she is also number 23 on Limewire! Ah, the number 23 again... My favorite number. =] Bethany Joy Galeotti is such a great singer! "Halo" is an amazing song. She performs it excellently. I loved how Keith protected Dan with those two bullies when they were both younger. And YAY for Karen and Keith getting engaged!moreless
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John Cates


Guest Star

Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson

Dunlap Brother #2

Guest Star

Zachary Dylan Smith

Zachary Dylan Smith

Young Dan

Guest Star

Danneel Harris

Danneel Harris

Rachel Gatina

Recurring Role

Colin Fickes

Colin Fickes

James "Jimmy" Edwards

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Shawn Shepard

Shawn Shepard

Principal Turner

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • When Haley starts to sing her song, she has her left hand on the microphone, with her right hand down to her side. But when the shot changes, she has both hands on the microphone.

    • During one of the shots of the concert, about 30 minutes into the episode, the crane-camera is visible in the shot, in the upper right.

    • Keith tells Lucas that he wants to adopt him and Lucas accepts the offer.

      Edit: It is highly unlikely that the adoption would go through. Dan is listed as Lucas's legal and biological father on Lucas's birth certificate and therefore, Dan would have to relinquish his rights to Lucas in order for Keith to legally adopt Lucas (which, in all likelihood, Dan would never do). However, Karen stated in a previous episode that Lucas was nearly 18. As soon as he turned 18, Keith could adopt Lucas without any interference from Dan, and would be able to be listed as Lucas's father on all future paperwork. This also seems to be a very symbolic gesture, so that Keith and Lucas could call themselves father and son.

    • Brooke's strip tease was ranked number 23 on Limewire. One of many references to number 23 on this show.

    • Fall Out Boy doesn't perform the song that was on the CD, they performed "A Little Less SIxteen Candles and Little More 'Touch Me'" instead of "I've Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)."

    • Lucas' hair is shorter in this episode than the last episode.

    • Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis) reshot her scene in the time capsule. Her bangs were tucked under her hair and she didn't have bangs in Unopened Letters to the World.

    • James Lafferty (Nathan Scott) reshot his scene in the time capsule. His buzz cut can be seen. He had a full head of hair in Unopened Letters to the World.

    • When Karen and Keith announce their engagement to Lucas and Haley, Haley hugs Karen twice.

    • Sunkist sponsors the "Friend with Benefit" concert on One Tree Hill, as well as the "Friends with Benefit" tour.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Lucas: Great, it's gone global.
      Haley: Yeah, well at least now the whole world knows all the nice things you said about me, to go along with all the crappy things that Nathan said about me.
      Lucas: Well, what'd he say when you talked to him?
      Haley: I haven't talked to him yet, I know, I just don't wanna pry open old wounds.
      Lucas: Yeah, well I think the time capsule did that for you.
      Haley: It just really sucks coz now I have to get back up on stage and sing for this benefit. It's like the worst possible time for all this stuff to blow up again. What'd you say to, uh, hooter girl when she made her topless debut?
      Lucas: Ahhhhh, I told her she looked beautiful.
      Haley: Oh, god!
      Lucas: Hey, you know what? If you get into trouble, just roll that one out.
      Haley: Yeah, I'll remember that, thanks.

    • Brooke: I know how to get the word out. I just need to call Mouth, he can help. And after my whole senator comment on the time capsule, he's so thrilled with me, I think he'd donate a kidney if I asked him to.
      Peyton: Well, yeah but it's not like it's the first time you've ever told him that.
      Brooke: What?
      Peyton: Yeah, he mentioned the whole senator thing when we went on our boy draft date.
      Brooke: But I never told him about it so how would he have known?

    • Brooke: I mean, there's probably gonna be some great advances in plastic surgery but there really needs to be some sort of record of my body at it's peak.
      Peyton: OK, we've got a good news/bad news situation here.
      Brooke: What could be worse than the whole school seeing your boobs?
      Peyton: The whole world seeing them? Yeah, whoever decided to unleash the time capsule was also nice enough to upload it onto the web.
      Brooke: Oh my god, I'm internet porn? Some creepy guy is watching me right now!
      Peyton: Well, I'm guessing that's not all he's doing.
      Brooke: Ewww! What's the good news?
      Peyton: You did rank number twenty-three on Limewire.
      Brooke: Really?

    • Keith: It's never too late to try and fix things. Speaking of, um, I got a little proposition for you. It's kind of, uh, off the subject… but I want you to understand that there is no wrong answer to this question, okay?
      Lucas: Okay.
      Keith: Okay, well,… well, you know I love you.
      Lucas: Okay, Keith, I know that. What's up?
      Keith: Well, me and your mom talked it over and, well, if it's okay with you, I'd like to adopt you. (Lucas is visibly surprised and taken aback) I-I want you to be my son. (Lucas unable to answer looks down) Well, would you just sit with it for a while and talk about it later, okay? And, remember, there is no wrong answer.
      Lucas: (touched) Okay.
      (After Keith has left Lucas smiles to himself happily)

    • Haley: (to Lucas) How's everything between you & Hooter Girl?

    • Peyton: This next performer had leukemia. He fought leukemia. And he kicked leukemia's ass, and tonight he is here to kick yours!

    • Patrick: (To Peyton after Pete had walked out on stage saying 'Gotta go save the world') Did he just roll 'I gotta go save the world?
      Peyton: Yeah
      Patrick: (Shaking his head) That's my line.

    • Pete: What's up Tree Hill? We're Fall Out Boy and we love your breasts so make sure you take care of 'em!

    • Mouth: I wish this time capsule had never been opened. All it's done is cause people pain.
      Rachel: Truth usually does.

    • Brooke: I never thought I would say this, but by the end of the day the whole town will have seen my breasts. Now my mom and I have something in common.

    • Lucas: Hey, Jim, you okay?
      Jimmy: You don't talk to me for a year, and now you wanna be friends again?
      Mouth: We just wanna talk.
      Jimmy: Well, forget it, you just heard everything I have to say.

    • Jimmy: So, you wanna know what things were like 50 years ago. Well, the truth is, there's not a single person in this place worth remembering in 50 years. So don't believe any of the other crap you're hearing, everyone at Tree Hill High is a liar. Like I'm sure Rus LaHodney, you know All-American wrestler, who everyone thinks is this nice, respectable guy, I bet he forgot to mention the fact that he's the king of slipping girls the date rape drug. Or Miss Perfect 4.0 Katie Radisson, yeah three words: Gang Bang Abortion. See, people here are fake, so they stick to their cliques to hide it. I mean, the stoners are medicated, the honor students are afraid, and the jocks, well... they're jocks, man. They'll peak at 17, and their cheerleader girlfriends will be fat and lonely by 21. Losers. Everyone here is a loser. And the truth is, everyday I have to come to this school, is one less day I have to come back.

    • Whitey: (To the principal). Maybe you better call out the SWAT team, this could get ugly.

    • Rachel: That's the scary truth. We're all alone.
      Mouth: Not if we have friends.

    • Rachel: Everybody can't be popular because if they were, no one would be popular.

    • Brooke: Ahem.
      Peyton: Hey Brooke.
      Brooke: Don't 'hey Brooke' me. What is up with you and Hottie McHottie?
      Peyton: Who? McWhat?
      Brooke: Don't even try it. Please, the Fall Out Boy? I can spot him hitting on you from a mile away, and you were definately returning fire.
      Peyton: We talked for like 10 seconds.
      Brooke: So you move fast. You should ask him to check you for lumps.
      Peyton: Okay, not funny.
      Brooke: What? He's a musician. He's got to have good hands.

    • Lucas: Is it too late for my mom to get engaged to a plumber?
      Keith: Better watch your smart remarks pal. The engagement comes with full grounding privileges.
      Lucas: Good to remember.

    • Nathan: I'm so proud of you, and i love you. You have nothing to worry about.
      [Nathan leaves]
      Haley: Except us.

    • Mouth: I've got to find my friend.
      Rachel: Why?
      Mouth: Because he's my friend.
      Rachel: You know Mouth, that guy is either gonna stand on his own two feet or he's gonna fall, but he has to do it on his own. That's the scary truth, Mouth. We're all alone.
      Mouth: Not if we have friends.

    • Dallas: Great song huh.
      Nathan: Yeah.
      Dallas: You're uh, Haley's husband right?
      Nathan: Yeah.
      Dallas: Dallas, Epic Records. She's talented. I gotta be honest though. It's a shame she's not touring. She must really love you.

    • Nathan: Haley?
      Haley: Oh hey, under here.
      Nathan: What the hell are you doing?
      Haley: You know, just hanging out under the vanity. Singing the Finale to Les Mis. Right before the first time I had to play the tour, I got really nervous, so I ending up hiding under a desk and I just sang that song over and over again . It was kinda the only thing that would calm me down. So, What you dont have any pregame rituals?
      Nathan: No. What are you worried about? I mean, you got the home court advantage. You played infront of this many people before.
      Haley: I know. I'm not worried about playing in front of hundreds of people, that I can do in my sleep. Im scared of playing in front of one in particular. This is my first time playing out since the tour and its my first time playing since you and I have been us again. And I saw yout time capsule and I just got scared.
      Nathan: Of what?
      Haley: Loving it again, of you seeing me love it again. I just, I'm afraid your going to think that it somehow means that I love you less.
      Lady: They're ready for you, Miss Scott.
      Haley: Thanks. (correcting the lady) Mrs. Scott.
      Lady: Oh sorry.
      Haley: Well that was my cue.
      Nathan: Don't be afraid to love it Haley. Alright?
      Haley: Okay.
      (Nathan Smacks her ass)
      Haley: Hey.
      Nathan: Sorry, pre-game ritual.
      Haley: Yeah, I bet.

    • Haley: Just promise me this time, you'll be here when I get back.

    • Nathan:How awesome was my girl?
      Haley: Hey, thanks.
      Nathan: Look, I have a confession to make. I'm scared. I didn't wanna say anything to you 'cause I know how much this means to you and you deserve to have nights like this but, the truth is, I'm afraid to go through all of it again.
      Haley: Nathan I can walk away from the music, you know it's...
      Nathan: No its not the music, Hales. The rest of it. I'm afraid to be vulnerable again, with you. Look I just don't wanna be the guy in that time capsule. Not now, not 50 years from now. Hey, that doesnt mean I don't love you, 'Cause I do.
      Haley: You know, if I have recorded a time capsule, there would not have been one word in there about music. It all would have been about us. I'm sure of it. Just like I'm sure that I love you. And the rest we can just figure out later.

    • Whitey: It's been fifty years, fifty long years since I've done this. Looking back on what I said all those years ago, all the hopes and dreams I had, I've come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is the measure of a successful life, then some would say that I'm a failure. The important thing is not to be bitter over life's disappointments. Learn to let go of the past. And recognize that every day won't be sunny, and when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair remember it's only in the black of night you see the stars. And those stars will lead you back home. So don't be afraid to make mistakes, or stumble and fall, cause most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you'll get everything you wish for. Maybe you'll get more than you ever could have imagined. Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination.

    • Nathan: Do you ever think we can have a function in this town that doesn't end up in a brawl?
      Lucas: Why? Getting a little too "Outsiders" for you?
      Nathan: I never saw it.
      Lucas: Well, you would have been one of the bad guys.
      Nathan: Oh sh*t!
      Lucas: You know...about what I said in the time capsule...with Dan.
      Nathan: Whatever man...We're cool!

    • Nathan (to Haley, handing her a bouquet of purple flowers): I got you these for good luck. You know we should find out what these flowers are called and order some seeds or something. The rate I have been screwing up, there isn't going to be any left to pick.

    • Nathan: Listen, about the time capsule..
      Haley: Ah, you looked beautiful. Sorry, umm.. guess you should have been there. Okay, listen I just wanted to apologize for avoiding you, avoiding this, I really just don't wanna ruin how we've been lately with these wonderful nights.
      Nathan: I know and look I'm sorry about what I said on the stupid time capsule. You weren't supposed to hear that. I mean, "this" you weren't supposed to hear that now when things are going so good with us, you know?

    • Haley: What'd you say to Hooter girl when she made her topless debut?
      Lucas: I told her she looked beautiful.

    • Lucas: Great, it's gone global.
      Haley: Yeah, at least now the whole world knows all the nice things you said about me to go along all the crappy things Nathan said about me.

    • Brooke: Oh my god, I'm internet porn.

    • Nathan (from the time capsule): People think that if you love somebody hard enough then everything is just gonna work out. People are wrong. 50 years from now, I hope you got what you wanted Haley, but getting married to you was the worst mistake of my life. Here's a little advice, never get married. In the end, you're only be miserable.

  • NOTES (6)


    • Jack's Mannequin performs The Mixed Tape. Hilarie Burton who plays Peyton Sawyer is in their music video playing Peyton.

    • Episode Title: Just Watch The Fireworks

      "Just Watch The Fireworks" is a song by Jimmy Eat World off the 1999 album, Clarity.

    • Haley: What'd you say to Hooter girl when she made her topless debut?

      Hooters is a restaurant that is all around the country with famous Hooters Girls.

    • The Outsiders:

      When Nathan says how much fighting goes on in Tree Hill, Lucas alludes to The Outsiders and says that in the book/movie, Nathan would be one of the bad guys.