One Tree Hill

Season 5 Episode 8

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 19, 2008 on The CW
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Brooke continues to pursue Owen. Carrie continues to flirt with Nathan. Haley is upset at Lucas and Peyton for what happened the other night. Quentin needs to change his negative approach in order to succeed in the season-opening game. Mouth tries to win Millicent back.

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  • Haley is thoroughly confused

    Haley blasts Peyton for undermining Lucas' relationship with Lindsey. But Haley, normally the voice of reason, is thoroughly confused this time around.

    Peyton never betrayed Lucas. Lucas betrayed Peyton. Lucas vowed "True Love Always" to Peyton long before he ever met Lindsey. He even carved it onto Peyton's closet door.

    When Lucas visited Peyton in LA, she did not turn him down. She did not reject him. She asked him to wait. They had been apart for only one year.

    Lucas knew Peyton was not seeing anyone else. He knew she was still committed to him and him alone.

    Therefore Lucas should never have handed Peyton his ultimatum, "Marry me or I'm ending the relationship!' When Lucas started dating Lindsey, HE betrayed Peyton. Lucas made the disastrous decisions that created the hopeless triangle.

    Lindsey is not to blame. She is merely "collateral

    It was nice to see Peyton and Lindsey come to some sort of understanding.moreless
  • Sad times for Peyton...

    Who would have thought Peyton would let go of Lucas like that? Please Please Please Let Me Get What I want saw her finally realising he's moved on and was very emotional. That scene when she tells says how much she loves him but will hide it for him was sad and touching. It made up for how bitchy she's been of late. I also liked how Brooke was there for her after she found out about him and Lindsey.

    Haley was also right to confront both Peyton and Lucas - they shouldn't have kissed. I like how she is remaining loyal to Lindsey. I do not like how Carrie kissed Nathan and tells Jamie she thinks of him as her kid, Tree Hill really loves these meddling outsiders, don't they? Mouth and Millie were actually quite sweet in this episode and I'm so glad Alice has gone. Owen and Brooke are good too because they aren't rushing things - a nice change from some relationships. Jamie is still realy cute!

    All in all, an emotionally charged episode.

  • Lucas gets engaged.....

    What was Lucas thinking? When we go back and see how the proposal happened it's clear that Lucas only proposed to Lindsey because she found the ring. What else was he supposed to do? Tell her that ring has been there since he proposed to Peyton with it and he's been holding on to it and looking at. No, on some level Lucas does care about Lindsey and he doesn't want to hurt, but he does not love her the way he loves Peyton and while it will hurt Lindsey he needs to end things with her.

    When Lindsey came into COB and showed the ring to Haley and Brooke it was clear on their faces that they knew that was the ring meant for Peyton. We know Brooke saw it back in the flashbacks from 5x05 and of course Haley being Lucas' best friend would have seen the ring at some point.

    I love that we got to hear some of what Lucas wrote about Peyton in his book. I really love that passage about what he was thinking when he kissed her at the championship game. And while I agree with Peyton that it sucks it's really sweet that she is willing to sacrifice her feelings for Lucas so that he can be happy (even though he really isn't).

    And the nanny....ugh....HATE HER!!! Why is Nathan letting this crap go on. She has major issues and needs to go like 5 episodes ago. She is obsessed with Nathan and Jamie. She wants to replace Haley in their lives and that is just not cool.

    I loved naked Brooke in the backseat. It's not really something this Brooke would do, it's much more a early high school Brooke thing, but it was funny to have that throwback to season 1.moreless
  • Season 5, Episode 8.

    Brooke continues to pursue Owen. Carrie continues to flirt with Nathan. Haley is upset at Lucas and Peyton for what happened the other night. Quentin needs to change his negative approach in order to succeed in the season-opening game. Mouth tries to win Millicent back. I love the Brooke and Owen chemistry. It's extremely cute. I feel so bad for Peyton, with Lucas proposing to Lindsay. I loved when Haley was threatening Lucas. It was so powerful. Also, I liked the scene with Peyton and Brooke when she threw the book into the fire. This was definitely a good episode, especially with Brooke in the car. Good episode!moreless
  • Carrie is evil!

    Lucas proposes to Lindsey and it breaks Peyton's heart. Brooke continues to flirt with Owen, hoping that he'll ask her out. Jamie spends the day with Brooke and he helps her realize that she should pursue Owen, when she has doubts. Mouth calls Millicent. She isn't interested in him because Brooke told her that Mouth slept with his boss. It turns out that Alice was sleeping with pretty much everyone! Mouth gets a special position. He also tries to win back Millicent. Owen finally admits that he likes Brooke. Peyton is hung up on Lucas. She learns that she has to bury her feelings for him though. Lucas wants to get married to Lindsey right away. Carrie keeps flirting with Nathan and she even kisses him. Haley is mad at Lucas and Peyton because she saw them kissing. Quentin's hand is sprained and he might not be able to play in the first game.

    This episode was great! I really want Peyton and Lucas together though! I don't like Lindsey and Lucas! Carrie is so...ugh!! I wanted Nathan to fire her or something. Even though he's trying to resist her, part of him probably wants her. Jamie and Brooke are cute together! I also love Mouth and Millicent together! This episode gets a 9.5 out of 10!moreless
Hailey Wist

Hailey Wist


Guest Star

Wilbur Fitzgerald

Wilbur Fitzgerald


Guest Star

Torrey DeVitto

Torrey DeVitto


Recurring Role

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

Owen Morello

Recurring Role

Robbie Jones

Robbie Jones

Quentin Fields

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • We find out Lindsey's middle name, Evelyn which means her and Lucas have the same initials...(L.E.S)
      -Lucas Eugene Scott
      -Lindsey Evelyn Strauss

    • In this episode, the closing voice-over was made by Peyton and not by Lucas.

    • Ironically, Owen takes Brooke's keys away from her when she's drunk; in high school, Brooke organized a safe ride program for called "D-W-Not I."

    • The medic, who is checking over Quentin while Nathan is telling Quentin how punching Jason could lead to him not being able to play, is the same medic from season three.

    • Goof: In the scene when Carrie and Nathan take some coffee, as the coffee pot appears in and out of camera, it goes from almost full, to almost empty after serving only half a cup, and then magically to half full.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Owen: I assume you're not high jacking me?
      Brooke: You said you wanted to know what was under the clothes…
      Owen: I was being existential…
      Brooke: I was being literal…answer is.
      Owen: (turning around) You make two fantastic points. (turns to face the wheel) I should be getting home.
      Brooke: What?! You're turning down naked me? Nobody turns down naked me!
      Owen: Relax! It was a joke. You win.
      Brooke: Really?
      Owen: Absolutely. Let's have sex Brooke Davis. Your place or mine?
      Brooke: (starts putting her clothes on) As if! (leans forward) You haven't earned that bartender point yet. (kisses Owen on a cheek) Sleep tight. (gets out)
      Owen: (looks surprised) Atta girl…

    • Brooke: That's the things! It's not what he says, it's the way he says it. He, honestly, acts like he's above me, which is ridiculous! He's a bartender! He mixes drinks for a living!
      Jamie: Like chocolate milk?
      Brooke: Not exactly…
      Jamie: Are you gonna kill furry woodland creatures?
      Brooke: I most certainly am not gonna kill furry woodland creatures.
      Jamie: (sticking out his baby finger) Promise?
      Brooke: Pinky swear ya! And where was I? Oh! He should be so lucky! I am Brooke Davis!
      Jamie: Brooke Penelope Davis.
      Brooke: Exactly! Besides, what has he even said to make me think he's worth my time?
      Jamie: What's underneath all the clothes, Brooke Davis?
      Brooke: How old are you again?
      (Jamie shows her four fingers)
      Brooke: Alright. One more scoop for the boy genius but don't tell your mom. Come on.

    • (Peyton's in the graveyard visiting her mother's grave)
      Peyton: Hi mom. So is there any way that there's like a cosmic loophole that could allow you to talk to me? 'Cause I could really use one of those mother/daughter talks all the other girls are raving about. Alright… well… um… Lucas has asked another girl to marry him. I know right, who does he think he is asking some beautiful, brilliant, successful editor over the unemployed girl who said someday. What do I do now mom? Where do I go from here? (sees a leaf shaped like a heart fall near Keith's headstone)

    • (Nathan and Skills watching game footage in Lucas' office)
      Skills: Man, we ain't never gonna beat Le Sal if you gonna be late.
      Nathan: Actually were never gonna beat Le Sal even if you're on time.
      Lucas: Well, maybe I should have spent last night planning a strategy to win instead of getting engaged.
      Skills: Definitely... wait, hold on, did you just say engaged?
      (Nate and Skills hug Lucas)
      Nathan: Congratulations big brother that's awesome
      Skills: No doubt baby way to go! So… who's the lucky girl?
      Lucas: You're kidding right?
      Nathan: No that's a legit question. I mean we figure with Peyton back in town it could be anybody's ballgame.
      Skills: It could even Brooke by now, right.
      Lucas: Stop… its Lindsey.
      Skills: Excellent choice!
      Nathan: Looks like things may work out for you after all.

    • Lucas: I was waiting to give you the ring until I was sure I had another book in me. I just don't want you to end up regretting me because I can't finish.
      Lindsey: I would never regret you
      Lucas: You say that now but what if I'm not Lucas the writer, but Lucas the small town basketball couch. What if that's all I'm ever gonna be!
      Lindsey: Then I'd be the small town basketball coach's wife. Look at me Lucas! I don't love you for your book, I love you for the mind that book sprung from. And I don't care if you never write another word again. You will always be more than a small town basketball coach… because you'll be the man that I love.

    • Mouth: Hi. I've been thinking about what you said early, and I get it. I wouldn't want to date you if you were sleeping with your boss either.
      Millicent: Brooke?
      Mouth: No, Victoria.
      Millicent: Ew.
      Mouth: I would totally date you if you were sleeping with Brooke.

    • (Brooke finds Peyton crying on their couch with Lucas' book in her arms)
      Brooke: Tell me you are not lying here torturing yourself with a copy of Lucas' book.
      Peyton: (quoting from the book) In that moment my triumph was not a state championship, but a moment of clarity.
      Brooke: I've read it honey, I know how it ends.
      Peyton: (crying) That's funny, cause it seems Lucas has forgotten. Oh Brooke, he asked Lindsey to marry him.
      Brooke: What? That's crazy.
      Peyton: Maybe, or maybe crazy is me, thinking that he could still have feelings for me after all these years.
      Brooke: But we both know Lucas has a history of throwing himself into the wrong relationship, especially when he can't admit the truth about who he loves.

    • Lucas: Hi
      Peyton: If you wanted to break my heart there are a thousand ways you could do it, you did not have to propose to Lindsey to hurt me.
      Lucas: It didn't have anything to do with you, it's just, weird timing.
      Peyton: Weird timing, okay Luke.
      Lucas: I know that it must seem like (she cuts him off)
      Peyton: No, don't marry her, Luke!
      Lucas: Peyton you can't...
      Peyton: Am I crazy? Do you not feel what I have felt every day that we've been apart for the last three years? Because I have felt there is this vital piece of me that's been missing. And I tried to fill it, Luke. I tried to fill it...with work and friends and music. And it stayed empty until last night when you kissed me. And my entire universe snapped back into focus. Lucas, look me in the eye & tell me that that kiss did not feel exactly the same as it felt three years ago.
      Lucas: I'm in love with her, Peyton.

    • Lucas: (voiceover) Suddenly it was as if the roar of the crowd, and the cheers of my teammates were all sounding from a thousand miles away, and what remained in that bizarre muffled silence was only Peyton, the girl whose art and passion and beauty had changed my life. In that moment, my triumph was not a state championship but simple clarity, the realization that we'd always been meant for each other and every instinct to the contrary had simply been a denial of the following truth: I was now and always would be in love with Peyton Sawyer.

    • Peyton: (voiceover) Dear Molly, this is gonna sound a little strange but I'd like you to paint over my old closet door. The thing is there is never a time when you will be more honest, and your convictions will be stronger, and your motives will be more pure than they are right now. Which means you should chase whatever excites you. Be confident, and take risks, and paint over my words so you can start writing your own. My story may have inspired you, but I'm certain your story will inspire the next girl to live in our room. I want you to know you don't need somebody to write about you in order for your life to mean something. You can write about yourself… make your own destiny. Then years from now the next girl will keep what you write on that door long enough to remind you how inspired your life is. And you can tell that girl to paint over the door because you realize the words you wrote, the friends you had, the urgency you felt will always be there under the paint. The love you professed will always be there, the spark of something undeniable, a seed of hope, the truth for better or for worse burning fiercely just below the surface. Love Peyton.

    • Peyton: Hey… think maybe Whitey will let you out of practice early so we can catch a movie?
      Lucas: What are you doing Peyton?
      Peyton: Just pretending for a second that we're still seventeen and nothing's changed. Would you believe I actually met a girl that lives vicariously through us? At least us in the book.
      Lucas: Sure I do. It was a great story to be a part of but it also took place a long time ago.
      Peyton: I know. I didn't come here to rehash the past. I was reminded today in a roundabout way that the most perfect act of love is sacrifice. It's what Keith did for Karen; burying his feelings for her for all those years so he could be a good friend. (grabs his hand) I love you Lucas. (starts to tear up) And I think I have since the first moment we locked eyes and it is going to suck but if what you want is for me to let go then I'm gonna do it. Be happy Luke. I want that with all my heart. (kisses his hand and walks away)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Additional scenes:
      -Mia goes to Brooke and Peyton's house, and sees Peyton with a hangover.
      -During practice, Quentin misses a shot, and Lucas, Nathan and Skills look worried. Then, Mouth arrives, and he leaves with Lucas for the interview.
      -Brooke goes to Tric to apologize to Owen, and even though he apologizes back, he tells her that her "act to score with him" isn't working. She leaves and goes to his car and strips.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: Saturday, April 19, 2008 on TV3+
      Norway: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 on TVNorge
      Greece: Saturday, June 7, 2008 on Star
      Latin America: Sunday, July 20, 2008 on Fox Life
      United Kingdom: Monday, July 28, 2008 on E4
      Germany: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 on VOX

    • Featured Music:
      "Ashes and Wine" by A Fine Frenzy
      "Bright Red Star" by Stereophonics
      "Come Home" by Findlay Brown
      "Give Me Heart" by Susie Suh
      "I Feel It All" by Feist
      "I Won't Disagree" by Kate Voegele
      "Pitter Pat" by Erin McCarley
      "Secret Sleeping Potion" by Two Hours Traffic
      "Struck Dumb" by Lucky Soul
      "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" by Spoon

    • Although credited, Paul Johansson (Dan), didn't appear in this episode.


    • Episode Title: Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

      "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" is a song by The Smiths.