One Tree Hill

Season 2 Episode 7

Let the Reigns Go Loose

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 2004 on The CW
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The opening of Karen's all-ages club "Tric" brings drama and discord to the Tree Hill crowd. After Chris quits his gig on the night of the club's opening, Haley must face her fear of performing to save the night for Peyton. Mouth tends to a drunken Brooke, but Felix steals the credit and feelings begin to develop between the former friends-with-benefits couple. Meanwhile, Felix and Lucas come to blows over Anna; Keith and Jules reach a new level in their relationship; and Dan deliberately tells Karen about the night Deb and Keith spent together.moreless

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  • Solid Ep.

    I liked a lot of this episode - Andy meeting Lucas, Karen finally opening her club, Nathan&Haley being so sweet as usual. And any time we get to hear Bethany Joy Lenz's voice is always a treat. But I really hated Felix (he's a terrible addition to the show who, though he may be a "male version" of Brooke, is only the annoying, shallow, "meangirl" parts of the OLD Brooke). Speaking of old Brooke, I definitely hated Brooke's return to form with the drinking and the selfish and the oblivious callousness, it really brought the episode down when it really should've been all light and fun. And, while I DO love every time we get to hear Haley sing, I just didn't buy that particular song for a club opening, or the reaction to it (especially from a bunch of teenagers). But, whatever, that's the kind of stuff Bethany Joy Lenz sings so I can excuse some poetic license I guess. I still don't buy this goody-goody act Dan is putting on, and I DEFINITELY don't buy that he let the Keith/Deb thing slip to Karen accidentally, but hey it'll make for good drama especially when Karen finds out Deb was lying. All in all, a good episode that could've been great if not for a few character flaws (ahem, Felix) and a couple of unrealistic, eyeroll moments.moreless
  • Haley Rocks!!!

    It's opening night of Tric!!

    Brooke is dealing with living life on a budget. I kind of feel bad for her. She has always been accustomed to a certain lifestyle and now to have to live life completely differently must be hard.

    Dan apologizes to Karen and tells her about Keith and Deb which Deb tells her isn't true when she asked. Felix and Lucas get into a fight when he finds the pictures from Dare Night and threatens him to stay away from Anna.

    Haley freaks out and doesn't want to perform. Chris Keller gets on stage to perform and decides Tree Hill isn't ready for his music. After he gets off stage Haley works up the courage to get up there and rocks the house!! I love Joy's voice. She is incredible!!moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show the one tree hill lucas comes to blows with felix about anna and is told to stay away from her and peyton has problems with the gig and needs a filler and so she asks haley to help out and so haley has to face her fare about performing also jules and keth go to a whole new level of a relationship and dan comes by and tells delbertly what happen between the night keth and deb spent togeather this was a good ep i thought and it had its intense moments that is why i gave it a 8.5moreless
  • Karen and Payton's new project, Tric, has it's grand opening. Felix disapproves of Anna's new love interest, Lucas. Haley needs to get over some stage fright. Karen's new beau meets Lucas.moreless

    It's one of those episodes that'll go down in the history of OTH if only because it's the opening of the club "Tric".

    Haley's debut performance was sweet, but somehow I just don't buy the whole tutorgirl turned rockstar thing.

    Chris Keller is so far, just obnoxious and irritating. I can't work out if that's part of his charm or if it's a trait that will never grow on me. The whole Mouth and Brooke interaction amuses me. He's just so sweet and she's just so deliberately oblivious. I have to admit I love that the catty head cheerleader is more than just the stereotypical mean to everyone character. She's got depth and she's always going to be my favourite character of the series.

    When Mouth stood up to Felix... It was just so cute! I'm not one to normally gush over cuteness (little kids in shows usually annoy me because they are there just for the cute factor), but Mouth trying to defend Brooke was just adorable. And who knew that this even would lead to a barfight? Lol.

    Nathan giving up his dream for his wife to peruse one she's only just started dreaming about... it's a little martyrish for my liking. And I don't really think that rumours of Nathan turning down the DreamTeam (or whatever they're calling it) havn't come back to the wife. Or maybe she has and she's just waiting for the ideal time to hold it over his head. And Nathan being jealous over Haley AGAIN! He really needs to try and keep a lid on it. Either that or chain the wife to the stove (that was a joke...yay feminism!). The romance between Karen and Andy is starting to really blossom. I love the interactions between them. The history Karen has with Keith is just too messy and annoying. I like seeing her with someone new who doesn't come with such baggage. But am I the only one who thinks that Karen seems to have traded in wiping down tables at the Cafe to now wiping down a bar in Tric?moreless
  • Season 2, Episode 7.

    The opening of Karen's all-ages club "Tric" brings drama and discord to the Tree Hill crowd. After Chris quits his gig on the night of the club's opening, Haley must face her fear of performing to save the night for Peyton. Mouth tends to a drunken Brooke, but Felix steals the credit and feelings begin to develop between the former friends-with-benefits couple. Meanwhile, Felix and Lucas come to blows over Anna; Keith and Jules reach a new level in their relationship; and Dan deliberately tells Karen about the night Deb and Keith spent together. Brooke was panhandling. Haha, I love her. Also, "Let Me Fall" is an amazing song. This episode was very entertaining. Great writing, acting, etc.moreless
Rob Zapple

Rob Zapple

Fire Marshall

Guest Star

Timmy Sherrill

Timmy Sherrill


Guest Star

Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos

Emily "Jules" Chambers

Recurring Role

Tyler Hilton

Tyler Hilton

Chris Keller

Recurring Role

Lee Norris

Lee Norris

Marvin "Mouth" McFadden

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (35)

    • Andy: (after meeting Lucas) I thought you were six... Not 6'1".

    • Lucas: What do you want Felix?
      Felix: You like my sister?
      Lucas: You know I do.
      Felix: Too bad. Stay the hell away from her.
      Lucas: Is that an order?
      Felix: No, it's a warning!

    • Peyton: So, hell of a night huh?
      Haley: Yes, I'm still shaking! Thank you so much for everything! And I'm sorry about earlier.
      Peyton: No, dude, you totally redeemed yourself after indie boy flaked on me!
      Haley: Ha! You wanna get outta here?
      Peyton: Yes but, I gotta clear out some stragglers. (walks into a room)
      Rick: Hey! Relax, they're cool. In fact, Peyton and I did a couple lines the other night. Ain't that right Peyton?

    • Jules: Well… that date had everything. Good conversation, dancing, fisticuffs.
      Keith: Yeah, I'm sorry about that part.
      Jules: So, I was thinking. You called me your girlfriend tonight.
      Keith: Yeah.
      Jules: Well, if we were exclusive, just you and me, would you be Okay with that?
      Keith: I'd be great with that.
      Jules: Good. Me too. So what do you say boyfriend? Wanna sleep over?
      Keith: Boy!

    • Deb: So! How'd we do?
      Karen: Well, it's a little early for exact numbers but, a few thousand nights like this and I think we can retire.
      Deb: Ah, works for me!
      Karen: Ah, Deb, I need to ask you a question.
      Deb: Of course.
      Karen: I mean, it's, it's stupid and considering the source, I shouldn't even ask, I mean, I probably don't even have the right ask but...
      Deb: Karen, we're friends.
      Karen: Right. Yesterday, Dan told me that you slept with Keith. Is it true?
      Deb: (lying) No! Of course not!

    • Mouth: G'night Brooke. I love you.
      Felix: Hey. I was just checking on her.
      Mouth: She's fine.
      Felix: You like her, huh?
      Mouth: Yeah. But guys like me don't get girls like her and, guys like you don't care.
      Felix: That's not true. Look man, I owe you an apology. Friends?
      Mouth: Just treat her right.
      Brooke: Felix?
      Felix: Hey girl. You're a mess.
      Brooke: You took care of me?
      Felix: Yeah, sometimes you gotta break the rules.

    • Chris: Predictable sappy ballad. How's it feel?
      Haley: Uh, great till ya just… dissed me!
      Chris: No, look, you've got a good sound. And watching you tonight, I can definitely see us doing something together.
      Haley: Really?
      Chris: Yeah, I never joke about music. Here's my number. I got some studio time coming up.
      Haley: Oh, wow Okay.(laughs) Oh! I just remembered THUD Magazine wanted me to do a…interview with them. It's probably gonna take a little while and...
      Nathan: Nah, it's cool.
      Haley: Okay.
      Nathan: This is your night. Go, enjoy and I'll see you at home.
      Haley: Are you sure?
      Nathan: Yeah, I gotta work early tomorrow anyway.
      Haley: Okay. I love you. Thanks. (she leaves)
      Chris (to Nathan): You have any idea how many guys in the room wanna nail your wife right now? (laughs)

    • Lucas: Alright, well I'm gonna go home, Mom. And don't worry, I'm going straight home.
      Karen: Alright, no street fighting.
      Lucas: Right. Uhh, nice to meet you Andy.
      Andy: Yeah, yeah, you too.

    • Anna: How're you doing?
      Lucas: You should see the other guy.
      Anna: Well I've got my mom's car so, I'm gonna take off.
      Lucas: Are you sure?
      Anna: Yeah, but, thanks for punching Felix! I've wanted to do that for years.
      Lucas: Anytime!
      Anna: Call me tomorrow?
      Lucas: You tell me.
      Anna: Call me tomorrow.

    • Lucas: So did you have fun tonight, Mom?
      Karen: So if you, don't count the part where my son started punching people.
      Lucas: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to ruin your night.
      Karen: Yeah, well I didn't mean to screw up your week. Then again, without the use of your cell phone, MP3 player and the car, it could suck for you. Trade! One week. Two, if you complain.

    • Felix: Stop it Mouth!
      Lucas: Hey! You got a problem with my friend?
      Felix: Maybe I got a problem with you.
      Lucas: Yeah, I think you do. You're lucky, I'm not gonna do this in here.
      Felix: That's too bad. Cuz I am.
      Anna: Felix! Stop it!
      Anna: Stop it! Felix!
      Felix: Get your damn hands off me!
      Keith: Not until I get you outside.
      Felix: Oh right, everyone here's related. I get tossed cuz you're the guy's uncle.
      Keith: No, you get tossed because you're an ass!

    • Brooke: Karen never said anything about drinking outside of her club.

    • Keith: So, how was your other date before the cancellation?
      Jules: Why? You wanna ask him out?
      Keith: No, just didn't know you were seeing other people.
      Junk: If you're one of them, I'd shut up.
      Keith: Okay, you know, that's a good point. So how's it going Junk?
      Junk: All good. Here you are, Mr Scott plus one. VIP, over twenty-one wristbands.
      Jules: I didn't know you were so hip Keith.
      Keith: Yeah, well neither did I.

    • Andy: This is definitely the first time I've felt like the oldest person in the bar.
      Karen: Second oldest. Oh, Andy, this is Peyton. Peyton, this is, my friend, Andy.
      Peyton: (Shakes his hand). Hi.
      Andy: Hi. Um, well I'll try to keep out of your hair. You, you didn't happen to bring little Lucas tonight did you?
      Karen: Oh, well. Yeah, um, he's wondering around here somewhere.
      Andy: Great, great. I can't wait to meet him.
      Peyton: Little Lucas?
      Karen: His words, not mine.
      Peyton: So, what's the story with you and your, friend.
      Karen: You know, I'm not sure how to describe it.
      Peyton: Put it this way; are you two getting…?
      Karen: Peyton!
      Peyton: Cuz if you were, I'd describe it as pretty lucky. He's a fox!

    • Brooke: Hey, Miss Roe! Club looks great.
      Karen: Uh, let's see the wrist Brooke. No alcohol! Are we clear?
      Brooke: Yes.
      Karen: Good. Now go have some fun.

    • Brooke: OK, my thighs are itching, and not so much in a good way, I think I'm allergic to polyester. But it's fine, I've had a few drinks.
      Haley: I should have a few drinks because, do you see all these people?
      Brooke: You're gonna be fine!

    • Brooke: But I want it so bad!
      Haley: No. It's not in the budget. Besides, if you get the purse, then you can't afford the outfit for the opening.
      Brooke: Screw the opening. I'll stay at home with the purse.
      Haley: What's going on, you alright?
      Brooke: Yeah, I just feel a little light headed.
      Haley: Why?
      Brooke: I sold some stuff.
      Haley: What stuff?
      Brooke: Some, blood.
      Haley: Blood! You sold blood? Brooke, you really think that's a good idea? You actually don't look very well. Kinda, pasty.
      Brooke: I'm discount shopping! I'm gonna have to get used to looking like crap. And besides, I needed some extra money for the dress.
      Haley: Which is only thirty-six bucks.
      Brooke: Shoes.
      Haley: Eighteen dollars.
      Brooke: Eyeliner to go with the shoes.
      Haley: Seven fifty, which is what? Sixty one fifty with tax. I mean please, you have plenty left over for-
      Brooke: Alcohol! We'll stop by the liquor store on the way home.
      Haley: I really don't think you should be drinking after you just gave blood.
      Brooke: No! The woman told me to re-hydrate myself and besides, if I'm gonna be seen in these shoes, I'm gonna need a drink or two.

    • Andy: Beware of strangers bearing gifts.
      Karen: What is that Andy?
      Andy: Well look, uh, every cool club needs its own t-shirt right? So uh, here you go.
      Karen: There are sweet.
      Andy: Oh, Lucas. That reminds me. Uh, I got him one too.
      Karen: Oh, um, Keith, this is Andy. My professor.
      Andy: Nice to meet you Keith.
      Keith: Yeah. Yeah you too.

    • Karen: Dan. How're you feeling?
      Dan: Good.
      Karen: Good, um, Deb's not in till four.
      Dan: I came to see you.
      Karen: Okay.
      Dan: To apologize. I was hoping you'd forgive me for the things I've done to hurt you.
      Karen: Can I be honest with you Dan? You're creeping everybody out! This Phoenix bird thing, this sensitive thing that you're pulling, no one's buying it.
      Dan: I'm sorry you feel that way. But I understand. Oh, by the way, Deb says Keith hasn't been hanging around here lately. I hope it's not because of what happened. You should know that I've chosen to forgive him.
      Karen: For what?
      Dan: For sleeping with Deb. Oh, I'm sorry Karen, I really thought that you knew.

    • Anna: Hey you.
      Lucas: Hey you! You know, I had a great time the other night.
      Anna: Me too. Listen, can we talk?
      Lucas: That doesn't sound good.
      Anna: It's not like that. It's just, I love spending time with you. You know that, but, being dropped in a new place is hard enough without jumping into a new relationship too.
      Lucas: You must really hate me.
      Anna: Stop it! I'm just saying, let's not rush things. Let's hang out, see where it goes.
      Lucas: Did Felix say something?
      Anna: No, it's not that. Promise.
      Lucas: Okay, friends.
      Anna: With potential.

    • Brooke: Come on, pony up people! There's kids in this world a lot more miserable than you! Thank you. God bless.
      Peyton: Look at this, one over ripe cantaloupe, two number three pencils, what kinda Writer is this?
      Brooke: God bless you. Change for the needy?
      Haley: Brooke, I had no idea you were so, charitable. What's the cause?
      Brooke: Just, needy people. God bless you.
      Peyton: Brooke. I recognize the photo. It's from an old for cramp medicine.
      Brooke: Wow! Homeless and PMSing, poor girl.
      Haley and Peyton: Brooke!
      Brooke: Alright. The money's for me. I'm the needy one as in I need some things for your club opening.
      Haley: Do you realize how wrong that is?
      Brooke: Sort of, but, you know, what am I supposed to do for money?
      Peyton: Try getting a job.
      Brooke: Right, doing what?
      Haley: Anything, a number of things. What are your skills?
      Brooke: I dunno. I'm good with guys. Dates, dating.
      Haley: Yeah, and?
      Brooke: Sex but...
      Peyton: That would make you a hooker.
      Brooke: Thank you.
      Haley: I'll take you shopping on a budget.

    • Haley: Hi!
      Lucas: Ready for your big debut rock star?
      Haley: Please don't remind me.
      Nathan: She's ready. You know, didn't you once tell me that there was such a thing as over preparation?
      Haley: Yeah, for a math midterm. This is like, avoiding public humiliation.
      Lucas: Hales, you're gonna do great.

    • Peyton: Hi.
      Chris: I think you got the wrong store. Forever 21's just down the street there. That's Jeff Buckley. You heard of him?
      Peyton: Who hasn't heard of Jeff Buckley?
      Chris: That man's the reason I became a musician. You know why? Because he never sold out.
      Peyton: Why stop there? Didn't he also drown in a river?
      Chris: Listen, if you want me to play your show, you're gonna have to ask nicely.
      Peyton: I don't need this.
      Chris: Sure you do. Why else would you be here at eight a.m. on a school day?
      Peyton: Okay, here's the deal, the turn out for auditions was kind low so, if you want...
      Chris: Read my Writer.
      Peyton: What is this?
      Chris: It's like, a list of artist's demands.
      Peyton: I know what a Writer is. Camomile tea, one small vegetarian pizza, Oh! One box Magnum, extra large sized condoms. Are you kidding!
      Chris: The regular ones cut off the circulation. We got a deal here or what?
      Peyton: You go on at nine.
      Chris: Have fun at school.

    • Brooke: You're still here. I thought we had an understanding, once the hooking-up is over, you go home.
      Felix: Damn. You can make a guy feel used.
      Brooke: Oh I'm sorry. Well you could just cancel our little arrangement and save your pride.
      Felix: Nah. Being used is fine.
      Brooke: Yeah, that's what I thought. So why don't you get your used butt up outta my bed, Pool Boy! I have a big day ahead of me and you're in my way.

    • Peyton: (to Anna) Tree Hill rule number one: people in this town tend to have complicated histories.

    • Andy: (as Lucas walks away) So I guess that t-shirt I bought him is gonna fit a little snug.
      Karen: Oh right, that.
      Andy: Why didn't you just tell me Karen? I mean, your son's a teenager. Why did you think that would matter.
      Karen: Because it matters to me. Look Andy, I like you, but tonight, seeing you sitting there with Lucas, it just seemed so normal. Like friends.
      Andy: So?
      Karen: So, that makes sense to me. I mean look at us (turns them to look at their reflection) I mean, does this picture look right to you?
      Andy: Yes, to me it does. But i think the more important question is, does it feel right? (kisses her)
      Karen: That feels good.
      Andy: Yeah, it does. The rest, doesn't matter.

    • Mouth: Hey Brooke, I like your dress. Is it new?
      Brooke: Unfortunately. It's discount.
      Mouth: Well it's hard to believe.. because you look beautiful.
      Brooke: Why can't guys be more like you Mouth? I mean, you're loyal, sweet, you bought my doll house back for me.
      Mouth: It wasn't that big a deal.
      Brooke: Yes it was. You know what you are. You are a really great little brother. (kisses him on the cheek)

    • Peyton: Hey, what are you doing?
      Chris: Not playing. Because playing to a bunch of mall rats who hate anything they can't pogo to ain't what Chris Keller's about.
      Peyton: Really. That would have been really nice for you to tell me before I put you up on stage. Also, it would have been nice to know that you talk about yourself in the third person.
      Chris: Alright I get it, curly's pissed, but if I hadn't done what I did, would she be up there right now?
      (We see Haley up on stage and she starts to sing)

    • Haley: Hey Chris, this is my husband, Nathan.
      Chris: Married in high school. Yeah, that'll work. Peyton told me you bailed on the gig. Guess I was wrong about you.

    • Brooke: Hey Theresa, nice dress.
      Theresa: Uhm, thanks.
      Brooke: Why does it look so familiar? Oh, I remember, because it used to be mine.
      Theresa: Brooke, I asked you before I bought it and you said it was ok.
      Brooke: Yeah, well that's before I knew how your a$$ would look in it.

    • Karen: Lucas, this is Andy. Andy, this is my son, Lucas.
      Andy: Um...little Lucas? I uh...I thought you were six. Not...six one.

    • Brooke: I'm not jealous. I just figured you'd have gone for someone with a little more class.
      Felix: Why? I went for you didn't I?

    • Whitey: (to Nathan) Maybe you're not taking a step forward as a basketball player...but you're taking two steps forward as a man.

    • Peyton: You're Felix's sister right?
      Anna: On the days that I claim him, yeah.

    • Lucas (voiceover): Oliver Wendell Holmes once said: "Many people die with their music still in them. Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live…Before they know it…time runs out."

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "You're At the Top (Hit List)" by High City Miles
      "Hey Emma Lou" by Brett Walker
      "On To You" by Day and Night
      "Anything For You" by Luther Russell
      "All The Time" by D Note
      "Alive and Amplified" by The Mooney Suzuki
      "Walkie Talkie Man" by Steriogram
      "The Death Of American Radio" by Radio 4
      "Dance Floor" by Star
      "Let Me Fall" by Bethany Joy Lenz
      "Stop The World" by Riddlin' Kids
      "Just A Lonely Boy" by Lazy Stars
      "Proof" by I Am Kloot

    • The original airing of this episode was on the same night as the Presidental Election of 2004.


    • Episode Title: Let the Reigns Go Loose

      Let the Reigns Go Loose is from the band the Get Up Kids off the album, On a Wire.

    • Chris (to Peyton): Forever 21 is down the street.
      Forever 21 is an actual store that sells women's clothings.

    • Saved By The Bell
      Chris says to Nathan and Haley, "Previously on 'Saved By The Bell'.
      'Saved By The Bell' is about a group of friends in high school. It focuses on their lives, relationships with each other and the drama they face. One Tree Hill is similar.

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