One Tree Hill

Season 5 Episode 15

Life Is Short

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 2008 on The CW
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Nathan and Haley throw a birthday party for Jamie. Deb hires a clown, which doesn't exactly thrill clown-phobic Haley. Lindsey returns to Tree Hill for Jamie's birthday, which gives Lucas hope that the relationship can be rekindled. When Dan arrives, Deb's mood swings fast and in the meantime Brooke and Peyton attend the party with baby Angie.moreless

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  • Lucas really needs to get a clue

    Lindsey gives Lucas back her key to his house.

    She is smarter than Lucas by far.
  • Filler except for the ending?

    I can't say too much happened in Life Is Short but at least it was entertaining and had a shocking ending.

    Jamie's 5th birthday saw everyone coming together - Lindsey returned in quite a pointless storyline considering we all know Lucas doesn't really love her like he does Peyton. I just kind of thought it was like we were living old ground really...she didn't need to be there and I'm glad she gave Lucas back his key.

    Brooke's scenes with Baby Angie were nice but it does all seem rushed. Clever how they're making her closer to Luke towards the finale. Skills was sweet with Jamie and I like their friendship. I also liked how Millicent made an effort with Mouth's room-mates. For the most part, Haley and Nathan were very much in the background. That is until Dan revealed to Nathan at the end that he has six months to live....good ending right there.

    Deb was amusing and just weird with that clown. Peyton was pretty much background here.

    so an okay episode.

  • Happy Birthday Jamie!!

    Brooke is struggling with Baby Angie. She cries all the time and Brooke can't get her to stop.

    It's also Jamie's 5th birthday. He has quite a huge and really great party. He gets lots of really great presents. He really wants Dan to come, but Nathan and Haley say no. They can't trust him. Lindsey is at the party and Lucas uses it as an opportunity to try and get her back, but Lindsey just came to celebrate Jamie's birthday and to get her stuff.

    I loved the ending with Brooke and Lucas. I've never seen them as a great couple, but they are really great friends.moreless
  • Jamie turns 5!

    We start off with Brooke and Baby Angie. She tries her best to stop the baby crying but as Peyton says that hasn't happened in 3 nights. So the pair of them try everything that they can think of to get the baby to stop crying. But it doesn't work. We learn that Angie's in the states for surgery for her heart.

    We then flash forward to Skills and Mouth in the apartment and talking about Millie. As Skills is leaving the apartment he steals a pair of Millie underwear. We then see Haley waking up Jamie where we learn that it is in fact Jamie's 5th birthday (God where does all the time go?). We Haley asks him what he wants for his birthday he answers that he only wants two things, a Wii and Grampa Dan to go to his party. Dan goes to see Nathan while he is training in the school gym. He asks if he can go to the party to wish Jamie a happy birthday but Nathan tells him no. We then see Peyton speaking on the phone to Mia. Haley goes to see Lucas to make sure that he will be ok with Lindsay going to Jamie's birthday party. Seems like everyone got an invite apart fro me and Dan.

    Millie asks Brooke has she done the sketches for Macys and she said she hasn't. Be as Brooke said "Aint I so Angelina". Skills promises Nathan that he would get Jamie a Wii, so he asks Peyton for her help in finding one.

    When Millie and Mouth go back home they find the apartment spotless but when Mouth opens the cupboard everything falls out. Priceless.

    Nathan tells Haley about Dan. Jamie asks if Dan can come to Nathan and he tells him no, but does so nicely. Jamie looks heartbroken. Just when Brooke finishes one sketch the baby starts to cry again and gets food all over her sketch. Skills worries that Naley don't ant him around Jamie as much since he got kidnapped. Love him. Peyton tries to make him fell better by telling him that it's not him, it's just everything. Lucas and Haley have a heart 2 heart while he tries to pick out a shirt to wear to the party to try and impress Lindsay.

    Skills and Mouth talk and we find out that Skills still feels guilty. He says how they won't let him go over any more even though they need help with him.

    Haley pens the door to a clown and looks completely terrified.

    Hakye asks Brooke about the baby. They all sing happy birthday to Jamie. So cute. The smile on his face is priceless. In walks Lindsay as Jamie is wishing for something. Millie asks Skills do the other guys really hate her. Bless. Brooke and Jamie talk s she changes Angie and she tells him that she aint got him a present yet and so gives him a cheque. And he says hes that a lot of zeroes. He then kisses Angie. Super cute.

    Lucas chats to Lindsay. Jamie comes in and asks her when she is coming home. Deb seems to be having a lot of fun with the clown when Dan turns up. The clown comes out and when Deb mentions that Dan has done time the clown answer "haven't we all"

    Lindsay and Peyton talk and Peyton tells her to blame her and Lindsay says she can't

    Skills talks to Naley to apologize again for the wedding. Haley calls him antwon. They tell him that it's more to do with them than him.

    Jamie opens presents. Lucas gave him a book. He has a dinosaur themed birthday. Haley talks to deb who just came out of the bathroom and then so does the clown. We also learn that Haley has clown nightmares. Skills gives him his Wii at the end. Brucas have a very cute scene at the car with Angie. He offers to go with her to the doctors with Angie for her pre-op. Then they hug.

    Later on Lindsay goes to see Lucas. She comes to get the rest of her things. He tells her he loves her and she says she loves him, but I takes more than that to build a marriage she then hands back her key. He won't take it so she leaves it on the dresser for him and then leaves. I think then it hits him that it's truly over. Boys watching Pilates Millie goes back to the house and takes pizza and beer she then picks up a water pistol and they start a fight.

    Then Brooke goes to Lucas's for help with the baby. Lucas tells her that she can stay and finish her sketches. Jamie and Skills are still playing on the Wii when Haley's says its time for bed, but they agree to one more game. The waterpistal thing is hilarious. Lucas puts a blanket over Brooke as he holds Angie and then she cuddle sup to him and h puts his arm around her. Very Cute! BRUCAS! Turns out the old jersey which Jamie got as a present was from Dan.

    Dan hands Nathan his will, Nathan is getting the beach house. Says he won't want it any of it. Then Dan tells him tat he has a bad heart, and Nathan does really seem to care and who can blame him. He needs a heart transplant and he has 6 months to live. Nathan simply laves and Dan looks upset.moreless
  • Jamie is now the big 5!

    It's Jamie's fifth birthday and everyone is invited...except Dan. Skills feels that Nathan and Haley don't trust him anymore because of what happened at the wedding. He and Peyton talk about it and about how Peyton needs to muster up courage to talk to Lucas. Lucas is nervous about Lindsey being at the party. He loves her, but she needs time. Millicent feels like Fergie, Junk and Skills are uncomfortable with her living there. Deb seems to have a thing going with the creepy clown. Dan drops by Jamie's party and gives him a present. Jamie wants Dan to be there, but everyone else doesn't. Brooke has a lot on her plate with Angie and her work and everything else. Lucas helps her out though and flames seem to be rekindling. Dan tells Nathan that his HCM is causing problems and that he has only 6 monthes to live.

    This episode was great! I don't think Millicent should be living with Mouth, but that water fight looked fun! Deb and the creepy clown was sort of...well...creepy. I wonder if Dan's lying about his heart or not. I sort of like the idea Brooke and Lucas together. Even worse, I actually was rooting for Lucas and Lindsey also. Peyton and Lucas seems to be getting a little too destined to be true. Jamie is awesome! This episode gets a 10 out of 10!moreless
Addison Black

Addison Black


Guest Star

Chris McNair

Chris McNair


Guest Star

Michaela McManus

Michaela McManus

Lindsey Strauss

Recurring Role

Barbara Alyn Woods

Barbara Alyn Woods

Deborah "Deb" Lee-Scott

Recurring Role

Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein

Millicent Huxtable

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Lily also just turned 5 because she's only a few days older than Jamie, although there is no mention of her birthday.

    • Goof: Jamie's birthday was the same day that the group graduated high school which was probably in June, now his birthday is during the school year because there is still basketball going on.

    • Goof: When Skills and Peyton are walking on the bridge, talking about how difficult it was to find a Wii, he's clearly carrying a bag with a Wii (supposedly to him). It was definitely a fake, because the real box of the Wii is heavy and he's carrying the bag with two fingers!

      And in the later scenes, when he's packing the Wii as a birthday present, he angles it like it's so light. He does the same when he gives Jamie his birthday present.

    • This is the first time that Deb and Dan have seen each other since Dan went to prison.

    • Jamie's 5th Birthday Presents:
      Brooke - Check for an amount with "a lot of zeros"
      Lucas - Dr. Seuss' Hop on Pop book
      Dan - Nathan's No. 23 Tigers Jersey
      Skills - Wii Game Console
      Mouth - Legos

    • Lindsey really loves the color blue.

    • Goof: Jamie's number five candle is blown out in close up shots and lit when shown from far away.

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Haley: So, how was today?
      Peyton: Just like every day.
      Haley: Well, there's always tomorrow.

    • Dan: Hello, son.
      Nathan: What do you want?
      Dan: Do I have to want something to say hello?
      Nathan: Yeah, dad, unfortunately you do.
      Dan: I'd like to stop by and wish Jamie a happy birthday.
      Nathan: It's never gonna happen.
      Dan: Look, I know I screwed up as a father, but I'd like to be a good grandfather.
      Nathan: Well, you should have thought of that before you killed Jamie's great uncle.

    • Brooke: Peyton, she cries all the time. I feel like she doesn't like me.
      Peyton: Oh, no, come on. She's gonna love you. You'll see.

    • Peyton: Hey, baby! Who wants a pacifier? Look! Ooh! Who wants a bottle? You hungry? How about... Brooke's boob, huh?

    • Lucas: Lindsey, I love you.
      Lindsey: I love you too, Luke, but it takes more than love to build a marriage.

    • Brooke: How cute do I look with this baby? Aren't I so Angelina?
      Millicent: So Angelina.
      Brooke: I know!

    • Peyton (talikng to Mia): So you just keep doing your thing and believe in your art, and we'll all live happily ever after (watching to the picture of her and Lucas on the laptop).

    • Brooke (about Angie): She didn't come with instructions, but I will figure it out.

    • Lucas: (voiceover) Sometimes when you're young, you think nothing can hurt you, it's like being invincible. Your whole life is ahead of you and you have big plans. Big plans to find your perfect match... the one that completes you... But as you get older, you realize its not always that easy. It's not until the end of your life that you realize that the plans you made were simply plans... because at the end when you're looking back instead of forward, you want to believe that you made the most of what life gave you. You want to believe that you're leaving something good behind. You want it all to have mattered.

    • Lindsey: I can't blame you, Peyton.
      Peyton: Please do blame me, 'cause it would make me feel better.
      Lindsey: I can't. It's not your fault because I could have said yes.

    • Skills: So you talk to Lucas? You want him back don't you?
      Peyton: It doesn't matter what I want, and yeah I did talk to him and he's clearly in love with Lindsey.
      Skills: Hmm, that's sweet, and total crap but, hey.
      Peyton: I just want him to be happy.

    • Haley: Don't you find it creepy that your dad hangs around high school gyms?
      Nathan: It's Dan, it's all creepy.

    • Brooke: Okay, its okay, Angie it's okay sweet girl, no don't cry baby girl, please, don't you want to sleep?
      Peyton: I do Brooke, okay you know I love you alright and I love baby Angie but I also really, really love my sleep, and I haven't gotten any in like three nights.
      Brooke: And it shows.
      Peyton: Thanks, as if I didn't know I look like Amy Winehouse pre rehab.

    • Brooke: Well, I should go. Least if you want to get any sleep tonight.
      Lucas: How are the designs comin'?
      Brooke: Good. I just have a few more.
      Lucas: (looking from Brooke to Angie) Stay. Finish them. I don't mind.
      Brooke: Really?
      Lucas: Yeah, its kinda nice.

    • Brooke: She adores you, Luke.
      Lucas: Well, maybe she can put in a good word for me with Lindsey.

    • Brooke: Do you ever wanna go back? I remember being sixteen and everything just seemed much easier. Would you do it differently?
      Lucas: Hmm… I'd try and appreciate the things I took for granted, but… I think we have to go through all of this stuff, you know, to get to the places we want to be.

    • Haley: Peyton are you really in love with Lucas or are you just in love with the
      idea of Lucas?
      Peyton: If I'm being honest, maybe a little bit of both. I think I miss what I thought we would be.

    • Dan: Son, I have a bad heart.
      Nathan: You're just realizing that, Dad?

    • Brooke: (to Lucas) So I saw you talking to your run-away bride in there, care to give me any spoilers?

    • Jamie: Thanks Uncle Lucas.
      Lucas: How'd you know it was from me?
      Jamie: It's a book.
      Skills: (to Lucas) How boring can you get?

    • Bucko: Is everything okay?
      Dan: Who's this clown?
      Bucko: I'm Bucko.

    • Peyton: Have you talked to Nathan and Haley yet?
      Skillz: Well they were getting some animal balloons and...
      Peyton: You're being a wuss. Man up!

    • Jamie: Where's Owen?
      Brooke: Owen was not ready for an emotional relationship that had responsibilities that exceed those of pouring drinks in a bar.
      Jamie: He didn't like what was under the clothes did he?
      Brooke: He never got what was under the clothes, thank you very much.

    • Kid: Do you have any chicken fingers?
      Brooke: Do you have an inside voice?

    • Haley: That is so not cool, who ordered the creepy clown?

    • Fergie: What are we gonna do? There's a new episode of Tila Tequila.

    • Lucas: What do you think about this one? Do you think Lindsey will like it?
      Haley: I think it looks like the other four shirts you tried on.

    • (Angie pukes on one of Brooke's drawings)
      Brooke: Apparently you're not into feathers. That's okay.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: Saturday, May 24, 2008 on TV3+
      Norway: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 on TVNorge
      Latin America: Sunday, September 7, 2008 on Fox Life
      Greece: Saturday, October 11, 2008 on Star
      Sweden: Sunday, October 19, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Germany: Monday, July 26, 2010 on VOX

    • Featured Music:
      "As It Must Be" by Joey Ryan
      "Be The One" by The Ting Tings
      "Crazy for Leaving" by Catfish Haven
      "Everything's Magic" by Angels & Airwaves
      "Hometown Glory" by Adele
      "In Between Song" by The Temporary Thing
      "Pages of the Weekly" by The Broken Remotes
      "Sure Can Start" by Two Hours Traffic
      "The Sound" by Paper Route
      "The Wake Up Song" by The Submarines
      "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" by Extreme Music
      "Won't Give Up The Fight" by The Thin Men


    • Fergie: What are we gonna do? There's a new episode of Tila Tequila.

      Tila Tequila is the star of a reality dating show on MTV called A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.

    • Skills: I thought your little Mini Me flew the coop?

      Mini Me is a reference to the character in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. He is Dr. Evil's miniature clone, one-eighth his size, to be exact.

    • Skills: (to Peyton) Now look, I told Nathan I was gonna get this Wii. But that's about as easy to find as Willy Wonka's little golden ticket.

      Skills was referencing the five golden tickets hidden by Willy Wonka in his products for the kids to find as told in the children's book by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Whoever finds a golden ticket wins a factory tour and a lifetime supply of Willy Wonka's treats.

    • Hop on Pop is a book by Dr. Suess

      Theodor Seuss Geisel, March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991, was an American writer and cartoonist, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss.

    • Skills: (to Peyton; about Lucas) Aw c'mon! Don't act like you ain't check his Facebook profile about 50 times just to see if he done change his status from 'engaged' to 'single'.

      Facebook is a social networking website that was launched on February 4, 2004.

    • Jamie wants a Wii for his birthday.

      The Wii (pronounced as the English pronounce we, IPA: /wi¢°/) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo.

    • Episode Title: Life Is Short

      "Life Is Short" is a track from the album Flutterby by Butterfly Boucher.