One Tree Hill

Season 2 Episode 11

The Heart Brings You Back

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 25, 2005 on The CW
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Haley is surprised when her older sister Taylor comes to town, but not as shocked as Nathan, who recognizes Taylor from a past tryst. Brooke and Felix decide to become an official couple. Jake makes a special visit to Peyton. Anna tells Lucas a shocking secret.

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  • One of the better episodes of series two so far.

    The Heart Brings You Back was a return to form for Tree Hill, I really enjoyed most of the storylines. But these new characters still aren't strong enough.

    Peyton and Jake really suit each other. She seems happier when he's around and he obviously is growing feelings for her. At the moment, I'm kind of wondering why she ends up with Lucas. Glad that they're off to get Jenny and Jake is coming back to Tree Hill. His presence really added something to the episode. I even enjoyed Anna's part to play in this episode. She kisses Peyton and then says they can't be friends BUT then comes out to Lucas. Finally, some character development. I still don't like her that much but she was bearable here. YES. Lucas finds out about Jules and this story will finally start doing something. I quite like Jules now though, she's funny. Poor Keith.

    Karen and Andy stuff was good but always is. Never amazing but entertaining none the less. And it taught Karen to forgive Deb. I still think this was thrown together but hey, it was good. I even liked Nathan bonding with Haley's sister Taylor, even if it does mean more damage to their marriage. I don't think Haley should have kissed Kellar, and I don't think she would have either - poor writing I think. I like Brooke, I really do BUT I hate Felix. He is irritating and now he's all soppy with her. Go away now please.

    So one of the better episodes in a while!!

  • Taylor

    I really didn't like that they made it seem at first like Haley was going with Chris, but I am glad she stayed.

    Having Jake come back was awesome. I also really like that the reason he came back was because Lucas called him. Not bad for a "crappy friend." Lucas finds out that Dan hired Jules to break Keith's heart. He wants to tell Keith, but also doesn't want to hurt him. I don't blame him. He's in a tough spot with this one. Anna tells Lucas and Peyton that she likes girls. This was definitely a surprise I did not see coming when we first met Anna. Brooke and Felix are a couple't care...I hate Felix.

    And the biggest part of the episode is that one of Haley's sisters, Taylor, comes into town. And Nathan has history with her. Nathan lost his virginity to her. I never thought that Peyton was his first given how Nathan was when we first met him, but it's a great plot twist that his first was his sister-in-law. That makes for some good laughs later on.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show one tree hill lucas is still getting into arugments with karren about taking the test to see if he has the same condition as his father and haleys cosin comes into town and thing is nathan has already met her at a party and haley finds out and is really upset and haley is also keep a secret that she is still in contact with chris and nathan does not know but haleys cousin finds out and brook is starting a officly relationship with felix and anna tells a secret to lucas that is shocking.moreless
  • Season 2, Episode 11.

    Haley is surprised when her older sister Taylor comes to town, but not as shocked as Nathan, who recognizes Taylor from a past tryst. Brooke and Felix decide to become an official couple. Jake makes a special visit to Peyton. Anna tells Lucas a shocking secret. I hate Chris Keller for kissing Haley. Hehe, Taylor. "Wanna grab that?" Haha. I don't see the point of Jake returning. It was stupid that Lucas called his cousins in Savannah, worried. I really liked how the episode began. However, Deb shouldn't have to apologize for saying she didn't sleep with Keith. Karen and Keith aren't together, and she rejected his proposal, so it is none of Karen's business. Deb should screw whoever she wants! I like Jules, hehe. Good episode, I guess.moreless
  • Jake finally come back and he finds Payton with Rick. Taylor comes to town and Nathan recongizes her from a past relationship. Deb finally tells Karen about her and Keith and Karen's club tric finally opens. also tric finally opens.moreless

    I thought this episode really brought out Anna and Felix's charahcter. I loved how Jake laid in bed with Payton then the rain stopped. i loved that that seen i thought that was really sweet. I also loved when Haley came home and Nathan scared the crap outta her when she walked in. i thought that was really funny. i loved that Juelz is working for Tric i think it would be good for her too bad she turned out to be a fraud though. I loved it when Payton showed Jake Tric i loved his reaction. I hated the fact that Jake saw Haley kissing Chris that must have sucked! I love how Brooke and Felix are a couple but i hate how he treats her in the end though. anyways thats my opinion.moreless
Lindsey McKeon

Lindsey McKeon

Taylor James

Guest Star

Steven Roten

Steven Roten


Guest Star

Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg

Jake Jagielski

Recurring Role

Tyler Hilton

Tyler Hilton

Chris Keller

Recurring Role

Michael Copon

Michael Copon

Felix Taggaro

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • As Andy sits, to eat his sandwich with Karen, he closes his laptop. But when the shot changes, it is visibly open again, at the right of the shot.

    • Lucas said that Taylor James was a senior when he and Nathan were freshmen, making them three years apart in school. Since Nathan and Lucas are in the 11th grade now, this must mean that Taylor is in her second year of college.

    • When Nathan and Lucas are at the river court, for a split second, Chad Michael Murray (Lucas) can be seen on the right side, waiting for his cue to join the scene.

    • At the end of the show, when Taylor is in the bathroom, she wipes the mirror with her hand to remove the fog. When the camera is over Nathan's shoulder and is showing Nathan's view of the bathroom, the mirror is completely fogged over again. There is no way that in the amount of time given, the fog could return and be as thick as it was.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Haley: Oh, nice, you guys finally decided to come home.
      Nathan: I left you a note. We went for a jog.
      Haley: To where? Atlanta?

    • Lucas: Feeling left out?
      Anna: A little.
      Lucas: Wanna be left out together?

    • Peyton: I thought I was having a bad dream, only to wake up and find out it's real. But I know that you have to go.
      Jake: Last night, you said you were feeling weak. Let me show you something I use when I'm feeling weak. (Jake hands Peyton a piece of paper, which he then quotes from)'If my hopes could bring you home, you and Jenny would be with me now.'
      Peyton: Is this the first e-mail I sent you?
      Jake: It's like, I'd be working one of those jobs, or feeling like I was gonna be on the run forever, and I'd read those words...and it's like this sudden calm would wash over me. You are so strong Peyton. You don't even know it. I mean, you got me through some pretty dark days. And, I've been thinking that if I can get all that from some words on a piece of paper, just imagine what it would be like to have the real thing every day. I'm just, tired of running Peyton. Come with me. Let's bring Jenny back home.
      Peyton: Yeah?
      Jake: Yeah.

    • Lucas: So, what did he ask you to do?
      Jules: Make Keith fall in love with me. Then break his heart. I tried to tell Dan that I wasn't going to go through with it, but it's too late. I never thought I was going to fall in love with Keith. But I did, Lucas. You have to believe me. I love him.

    • Haley: It doesn't mean anything.
      Peyton: A kiss always means something.

    • Lucas: (voiceover)Tennessee Williams once wrote…When so many are lonely…as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish…to be lonely alone.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Episode Title: The Heart Brings You Back

      The Heart Brings You Back was named after a song written by One Tree Hill creator, Mark Schwahn.