One Tree Hill

Season 2 Episode 13

The Hero Dies In This One

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 2005 on The CW
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When "The Wreckers" perform at TRIC, Haley realizes her passion is to pursue her music career. Lucas decides to move in with Dan, straining his relationships with both Karen and Nathan. Brooke runs for student council president, but quickly realizes she is taking on more than she bargained for. Peyton and Jake's friendship grows stronger. Meanwhile, Brooke finds out who really broke her car window and Lucas gets the results of his heart test.moreless

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  • Why Haley???

    Yes, the hero certainly does at least fall in this episode. Who could the title be referring to?

    Well, let's start with Haley. After seeing the Wreckers she decides to go on tour with them. For once, I actually saw why she wanted to go. She was inspired and excited and it made sense. BUT I still hate how it's broken her and Nathan up. It was intense seeing Nathan run back to find her, discover she's gone and later thrown her piano at their picture collection. They are so good together and I'm sad that Haley's gone cos she's still one of my favourites. At least she came clean about the kiss. I hate Chris Kellar right now too.

    Then there's Lucas. He moves in with Dan to stop him from ruining Keith and Jules's relationship AND so he won't tell Karen or anyone else that Luke actually does have HCM. It's a shocking choice and it was sad to see the affect it had on Karen. This just screams trouble though. But it's a nice storyline I think.

    I didn't miss Anna. I still hate Felix. But Brooke' campaign was fun and I like how she's getting closer to Lucas again. I really like Peyton and Jake as a couple and am just waiting for the first kiss which I've forgotten. Oh, and Mouth telling Brooke about the wind shield and then both ending their friendship was sad.

    The Hero Dies in This One was a turning point for the season. Big episodes coming up.

  • Haley leaves :(

    Peyton and Jake have come back with Jenny which is awesome. As much as I love the idea of Lucas and Peyton I think Peyton and Jake are a cute couple, too. Peyton books The Wreckers (and unknowingly Chris Keller) to play at Tric. Brooke runs for student council president. I think she will be awesome. Lucas gets his HCM results and tells Karen he is fine and so is Keith. He also tells her he wants to move in with Dan. I understand why, but I think it's a bad idea. Knowing who he is I don't understand why anyone would voluntarily move in with him. In the end we find out that in addition to protecting Keith, Lucas also moves in so that Dan will pay for his HCM medication because he lied about being fine.

    Chris tells Haley that she should be on the tour. Haley tells Nathan about it and he gives her an ultimatum. Him or the tour. Haley chooses the tour. :( I can't believe she actually left Nathan. It sucks and I hate it. Nathan and Haley need to be together.moreless
  • this wasa good ep

    in this ep of the show one tree hill haley finds out she has a passion and she wants to go persue her career in it and nathan and karen both have a thing agisnt lucas moving in with dan and its becasue of his test and he does not want to tell his mother about his thing about his heart and nathan is just mad because he knows what lucas scene his dad do to him and he thinks he is cashing in on the situation and brook finds out who really damaged the car window and brook is also supreised about running of clas president it seems to be hard more then she barganied far this was a good epmoreless
  • Season 2, Episode 13.

    When "The Wreckers" perform at TRIC, Haley realizes her passion is to pursue her music career. Lucas decides to move in with Dan, straining his relationships with both Karen and Nathan. Brooke runs for student council president, but quickly realizes she is taking on more than she bargained for. Peyton and Jake's friendship grows stronger. Lucas is a great nephew. He wants to move in with Dan to spare Keith the heartbreak of learning the truth about Jules. Karen is upset that Keith is engaged now... Give me a break... If she loved him, she should have accepted his proposal. I love Brooke. Haha, great episode.moreless
  • Awesome

    When Michelle Branch & Jessica Harp from the band "The Wreckers" perform at TRIC, Haley realizes her passion is to pursue her music career. Meanwhile, Lucas decides to move in with Dan, straining his relationships with both Karen and Nathan. Brooke runs for student council president, but quickly realizes she is taking on more than she bargained for. Peyton and Jake's friendship grows stronger. Brooke finds out that Mouth broke her car window. Lucas gets his HCM results and aren't what they turn out to be. This episode is named after a song by The Ataris. It seems like everybody is going somewhere. Taylor leaves, Haley goes on tour with Chrism Brooke runs for student-body president, and Lucas agrees to move in with Dan if he promises to hide some painful sercets. What can I say about this episode? Another great episode. I love One Tree Hill, the writers have done so well, on making it an awesome show. Can't wait to see more.moreless
Lindsey McKeon

Lindsey McKeon

Taylor James

Guest Star

The Wreckers

The Wreckers


Special Guest Star

Katherine Bailess

Katherine Bailess

Erica Marsh

Recurring Role

Michael Copon

Michael Copon

Felix Taggaro

Recurring Role

Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg

Jake Jagielski

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Nathan looks at the emails on the laptop, the subject lines obviously suggest the letters were from Chris. However, the screen says the letters were sent TO Chris Keller. Doesn't make much sense that Haley would be writing Chris "Come sing with me! Your audience awaits!" etc...

    • The bracelet that we see in the flashback which is the original one from first season is different than the one we see on the table in the second season.

    • When Lucas is about to leave Brooke's house, the camera is pointing at him. Then it changes and is behind is right shoulder and you see that he has his backpack on because you see the strap on his shoulder. But Lucas never picked up his backpack.

    • When Felix comes into Brooke's room while Lucas is helping her, the camera is facing Lucas and his hands are folded in his lap. Then when the camera is behind Lucas' right shoulder, Lucas is rubbing his neck, but when the camera is facing Lucas again, his hands are folded in his lap again. There is no way he could move his hands that fast with the amount of time in between the angles of the camera.

    • The baby Jenny that slept between Jake and Peyton was too young to possibly be Jenny. The Jenny we've seen in other episodes has been several months old, this one looked like a newborn.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Taylor: I know what it's like to search for something more. It's why I'm always running. But then I've never had a Nathan to come home to.

    • Chris: Looking for an autograph?
      Nathan: No, actually, I was looking to kick your ass. But then I realized... why bother? There's nothing here for you. Haley sees what you really are: a pathetic poser. I just wanted to let you know.
      Chris: You're wrong. You're just trying to silence that voice inside your head. Yeah, you know the one. It's growing louder every day. It's saying "We're drifting apart. I'm losing her."
      Nathan: Actually, it's saying "shut this guy up, once and for all."
      Chris: Okay, maybe I'm wrong? Maybe she does love you.
      Nathan: She does.
      Chris: What if that's not enough?

    • (Taylor answers the door of Haley and Nathan's apartment and it is Dan)
      Dan: Upgrade. I'm Dan.
      Taylor: And I'm out of your league.
      Dan: Wanna bet?
      Nathan: What are you doing here?
      Dan: That's the last of your stuff. I need to make some room, Lucas is moving in.
      Haley: Lucas is moving in?
      Dan: Yeah, guess I'm not the devil after all.

    • Karen: What the hell are you doing with Lucas?
      Dan: So he told you?
      Karen: Only that he's moving in with you, not the real reason why.
      Dan: He wants to get to know his father.
      Karen: That's crap, and we both know it. You're manipulating him somehow.
      Dan: No, I'm letting him make a choice. He's a big boy Karen, maybe he needs something more than just his mommy.

    • Brooke's speech: I thought I knew you, but I guess it's easier to see what we want than to look for the truth. You think you know me, but you don't, and that means you don't know what I can do. You see me as someone who's popular and has all the answers... that's not true. I may not always know what I'm doing, but I'll try to make things better. And when I make a mistake, cause face it we all do, I promise I'll ask for your help. I can't do this alone, but if you'll take a chance on me we can do great things together. I promise if you believe in me, I'll find the courage to reach for your every dream. John F. Kennedy said that courage of life is a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures. And that is the basis of all morality.

    • Karen: Unpack!
      Lucas: I can't.
      Karen: I said unpack!
      Lucas: No.
      Karen: Lucas, you can tell me what Dan did or said, and we can fight him together.
      Lucas: No Mom, we can't.

    • Brooke: I haven't stuffed since I started puberty.

    • Felix: Have you thought of a campaign slogan?
      Brooke: Yes. "Vote Brooke for President." It gets straight to the point and short enough for even the stoners to remember.

    • Felix: You've got the Latin book upside-down.
      Brooke: Like I'd be able to read it right side-up?

    • Dan: How did you convince your mom that you didn't have HCM?
      Lucas: I used Keith's negative letter.

    • Haley: Michelle Branch likes my voice. She thinks I could be a singer. A real one. Chris said that she wants me on tour. I'm so far ahead with classes, and I'd be back in time for finals.
      Nathan: So says the great Chris.
      Haley: No, this isn't about him Nathan, this is about opportunity. I have my entire life been the reliable one, and the dependable one. And I have always done precisely what is expected of me.
      Nathan: Until we got married.
      Haley: Exactly. And then I finally did something for me, something that I wanted. And the world didn't end. And I have that chance again.
      Nathan: If you leave me...
      Haley: This is not the end for us. This is my shot to find out if I am good enough to have a life in music. Or if nights at Tric are all I get.
      Nathan: And this has nothing to do with Chris?
      Haley: No, absolutely not.
      Nathan: Then why haven't you asked me to come with you? Did you kiss him?
      Haley: Yes. I'm sorry, you have to believe me, that's not what this is about. Nathan...
      Nathan: Haley, listen. If you want to, you should go. But if you do, we're done.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 on CNBC-e

    • The Wreckers were credited as a "Special Appearance". It was the first time that someone receiving that credit was listed before the other guests.

    • Although credited, Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb) and Daniella Alonso (Anna) didn't appear.

    • This is the first episode to feature recurring role, Erica Marsh (Katherine Bailess).

    • Featured Music:
      "Trapped In" by Division of Laura Lee
      "Want You To Come Over" by Jim McGorman
      "Alright" by Pilate
      "Lost My Way" by Face
      "Broken" by Dalton Grant
      "When It Comes" by Tyler Hilton
      "The Good Kind" by The Wreckers
      "She Has No Time" by Keane


    • Episode Title: The Hero Dies In This One

      "The Hero Dies In This One" is a song from the band The Ataris off the album, So Long, Astoria.