One Tree Hill

Season 1 Episode 16

The First Cut Is the Deepest

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 2004 on The CW
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Nathan must decide which parent to live with after the divorce, but Dan decides to force his hand by threatening to reveal Deb's darkest secrets in court unless Nathan chooses him. Meanwhile, Lucas meets a beautiful stranger who makes his head spin. Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow appears as herself and performs the song "The First Cut Is The Deepest" in Karen's Café.moreless

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  • Lucas is an ass!

    So, to drown his sorrows Lucas decides to go to a bar and hook up with a random girl. Good one, Lucas. Now I'm starting to remember why I don't like you as a character. Nikki seemed like an interesting girl but I just couldn't believe he was doing all this after what happened with Brooke and Peyton. I'm glad Brooke shut the door in his face and Peyton won't talk to him. He deserves it.

    Peyton also doesn't deserve to be friends with Brooke right now - but she's annoying me less than Lucas. It was awkward seeing them at the bar. It will be quite fun to have bitchy Brooke back for a little while. I liked Peyton looking after Jenny for Jake, they have could chemistry. Nicely revealed that Nikki, the girl that Lucas met, is Jenny's mother. Liked that ending!

    Nathan's choose to petition for emancipation was a wise one. Deb and Dan are ridiculous at pulling Nathan two ways. Liked the little side story with Haley missing out on the Sheryl Crow concert but then she comes into the. 'Song per cup' haha.

    Good episode, interesting arcs set-up for the rest of the season.

  • Sheryl Crow plays Tree Hill

    Haley spends most of the episode obsessing over a Sheryl Crow concert she can't get tickets for only to be surprised in the end when she walks into the cafe asking for coffee. Sheryl Crow does a little concert for Nathan and Haley.

    Brooke is not speaking to Lucas or Peyton after finding out they were sneaking around.

    Lucas is having a hard time adjusting to his new single life and hate physical therapy. He storms out of the cafe during dinner with Karen and Haley only to end up at the bar he and Brooke went to on their first date. There he meets a girl and hooks up with her only for us to find out later that she is Jenny's mom.

    Deb tells Nathan her secret that she has been hiding. She had an affair one summer. Nathan no longer wants to live with either parent and files for emancipation.moreless
  • good

    the first cut of the deepest is porfromed in the cafe nathan learns deb cheated on dan Lucas looks up in a bar who also turns out to be Jake's baby jennys mother.

    brooke is still pizzed off at Lucas and peyton for what they did to her karen worries deb and dan are fighting still keith and karen are at odds Babara alyn woods gives an outstanding arfromce as deb in this Episode Moira kelly is awesome !!!

    music was Pretty good

    bethany Joy is very funny spoia is awful is this for some reason she didn't seem to have!moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show one tree hill nathan must make the desion on what parent he wants to live with after the divorce either his mom or his dad. but dan wants to make is desion for him by threating to reaveal information about his mother in court and so dan wants to have him come live with him. and in this ep lucas deiceds to go have sex with a total stranger instead of dealing with the situation between brook and peyton. this was a good ep and it also had sherrel crow in this ep .which was really goodmoreless
  • Season 1, Episode 16.

    Nathan must decide which parent to live with after the divorce, but Dan decides to force his hand by threatening to reveal Deb's darkest secrets in court unless Nathan chooses him. Meanwhile, Lucas meets a beautiful stranger who makes his head spin. Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow appears as herself and performs the song "The First Cut Is The Deepest" in Karen's Café. I hate that Karen's little business gets so much attention (Gavin DeGraw, Sheryl Crow)... Sophia Bush is incredibly sexy though! Good for her, telling Lucas to go to hell. =] Lucas is such an ungrateful S.O.B. Dan saved him and he REFUSED to thank him! I really hate Lucas' character... Otherwise, cool episode.moreless
Rick Forrester

Rick Forrester

Matt Perry

Guest Star

Dean James

Dean James


Guest Star

Christopher Smith (VII)

Christopher Smith (VII)


Guest Star

Brett Claywell

Brett Claywell

Tim Smith

Recurring Role

Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg

Jake Jagielski

Recurring Role

Antwon Tanner

Antwon Tanner

Antwon "Skills" Taylor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Nathan gets a new car from Dan, he leaves his bag on the street while taking the car racing. Yet when he gets to school, he gets out of the car with the bag back on his hands.

    • In the scene where Deb goes to Nathan's room and leans on to his door, look closely. In the background, you can see that the hallway doesn't have a ceiling and you can see cranes, clearly making it a set not an actual house!

    • When Brooke and Peyton go to a bar to look for Lucas and decide to drink beer, there's a moment in which Peyton's mug is empty. When the camera goes to Brooke and comes back to Peyton her mug of beer is full again!

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Brooke: (at the bar) You know, it's funny. I look around at all these great looking guys and all I want to do is smash their pretty little faces. (Peyton laughs) Don't even ask what I'm thinking when I look at you.

    • Nicki: (to Lucas) You know what the Easter bunny and true love have in common? Doesn't matter. Cause they don't exist.

    • Nicki: Nice eye contact. You got a name?
      Lucas: I'm Lucas.
      Nicki: You mean your name is Lucas.
      Lucas: Yeah, that's what I said.
      Nicki: No, you said you are Lucas, like you're the only one out there. I've got news for you. It ain't about you and it ain't about me.

    • Peyton: You look like hell.
      Jake: Thanks. Only have been working on about two hours of sleep. I don't know what it was, but Jenny just would not stop crying last night.
      Peyton: You try the key thing?
      Jake: Yeah, yeah I tried that, but as soon as I'd stop she'd start up again.
      Peyton: Try a shot of whiskey? Always works for me.

    • Haley: Hey! Lucas told me about Brooke. I was afraid something like this might happen.
      Peyton: Ten points for Haley.

    • Nicki: Give me something that's bad and I'll tell you how it might be good.
      Lucas: Okay. A busload of kids crashes.
      Nicki: The kids go to heaven.There's less pollution from the bus.

    • Peyton: Actually we're trying to track somebody down. He's tall, blondish, kind of a loner...
      Brooke: ...cheats on his girlfriend with skinny blonde bitches.

    • Karen: (at dinner) I can't remember the last time the three of us did this.
      Haley: Yes, it's just like old times. Minus one spleen. (Lucas gives her a look) Oh come on! It's a joke. Tragedy plus time. Ha ha. Alright, too soon.

    • Lucas: If you think I owe you a thank you, you gotta be kidding me.
      Dan: Oh, what'd I do now? Save your life wrong?
      Lucas: What you did doesn't change who you are. Doesn't make you a good guy.
      Dan: You're right. I pulled you out of that car so I can make your life a living hell.

    • Lucas: Brooke I'm sorry.
      Brooke: Yea, sorry that you got caught.

    • Tim: Hey gimp. Coach wants to see you at practice, pronto.
      Lucas: Why?
      Tim: What am I, a psychic?

    • Dan: So what's your mother got planned for you two this weekend?
      Nathan: As little as possible I hope.

    • Karen: Alright, let's try something else. How was school?
      Lucas: Well, let's see. Brooke hates me and Peyton won't talk to me.
      Haley: See, it's like old times.

    • Haley: Sorry we're... (turns to see Sheryl Crow)
      Sheryl: I was hoping to get a cup of coffee.
      Haley: Open! We are so open. Cup of, cup, uh, cu-cup of coffee, yeah. We can, uh, we can do that for you. Sheryl Crow. Wow, I'm a huge fan. You have no idea how much it killed me to miss your concert tonight. We, we waited online and everything and then the stupid ebay snipers just...
      Nathan: Haley. Let it go.
      Haley: Right.

    • Peyton: Boy dates girl, girl doesn't know what she wants, boy starts dating girl's best friend, girl ruins everything.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is the first appearance of recurring character, Nicki (Emmanuelle Vaugier).

    • Featured Music:
      "Big Ballin' (Above The Rim)" by Bigg Blue
      "Never Like This" by Buva
      "There Goes The Neighborhood" by Sheryl Crow
      "Home" by Sheryl Crow
      "Lucky Kid" by Sheryl Crow
      "It's Only Love" by Sheryl Crow
      "The First Cut Is The Deepest" by Sheryl Crow
      "Parking" by The Fuzz
      "Tiny Little Fractures" by Snow Patrol
      "Bleed" by Stone Dogs/GG
      "Tell Your Story Walking" by Deb Talan
      "He'll Be Around" by Boss Martians
      "Don't Forget" by Kid Gloves
      "Breaking Away" by Bosshouse
      "Nothing" by Smashtrax


    • Episode Title: The First Cut Is the Deepest

      The First Cut Is the Deepest is by Sheryl Crow off of her latest album, The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow.