One Tree Hill

Season 2 Episode 18

The Lonesome Road

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 2005 on The CW
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On his way home from seeing Haley, Nathan stops to visit Taylor hoping for some fun and maybe more. Meanwhile, Anna gets a surprise visit from her ex-girlfriend and is inspired to tell her parents about her sexuality. Also, Lucas works with Andy to bring Dan down, Karen puts her foot down with Brooke. Peyton and Jake continue to hide baby Jenny from Nicki.moreless

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  • Great episode.

    The Lonesome Road served as a great conclusion to some storylines and the heating up of others.

    Aw, Jake had to go to prison. While I was sad for him and Peyton, I love how Whitey was driving Jenny to safety. A nice conclusion to the end of their storyline. Where will Peyton go from here? People do seem to always leave her. Brooke staying with Karen was a fun storyline. Brooke drunk was funny but I did like how she learned her lesson at the end. I like their scenes together.

    Nathan and Taylor's scenes were actually fun. I like her as a character I think. Plus it gave Nathan the realisation that if Haley isn't fighting for him, why should he fight for her. I don't like them being apart for this is the best decision for them I think. Lucas digging into Dan's past was interesting. I loved the ending when Dan implied he knew but Lucas just continues on his search anyway. Classic. I even liked Anna's parting storyline. It was good to see her old girlfriend and her coming out to her parents. It was a nice ending for a character who has been up and down.

    Definitely heating up as we lead towards the season finale.

  • Anna leaves

    Nathan stops in to see Taylor. They almost hook up which would have really sucked, but I knew they wouldn't. Nathan wouldn't do that and despite who Taylor is she wouldn't either.

    Brooke is now living in Lucas' room as her dad got a new job and wanted her to move to California with them, but Karen convinced them to let her stay under her supervision. She breaks Karen's rules and gets grounded. It's nice seeing Brooke's first experience with a real parent.

    Anna's girlfriend from her old school shows up. Anna decides to tell her parents about herself and then goes back to her old school to face her old friends and live her life as the person she is instead of hiding.

    Jake turns himself in to the police and Whitey takes Jenny away so Nicki can't have her.

    Andy is helping Lucas in his mission to take down Dan.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show one tree hill lucas is working with andy to try to bring dan down and also nathan comes home unsussful and is depressed so he tries to go and see haleys sister and try to have fun with her but he wants somthig eles. and brook is breaking some of karens rules so she ends up putting her foot down on brook. to make sure she knows the ruls and anna decides after talking to her ex she decides to go tell her parents about her being gay and payton and jake are still tring to hide from nikkimoreless
  • Season 2, Episode 18.

    On his way home from seeing Haley, Nathan stops to visit Taylor hoping for some fun and maybe more. Meanwhile, Anna gets a surprise visit from her ex-girlfriend and is inspired to tell her parents about her sexuality. Also, Lucas works with Andy to bring Dan down, Karen puts her foot down with Brooke. Peyton and Jake continue to hide baby Jenny from Nicki. Haha, Brooke. I love her. Whooo Nathan! I'm kinda glad he didn't sleep with Taylor, since that's his sister-in-law. Yay for Anna and Darby. I like that Brooke and Lucas are living together. =] Haley wasn't in this episode, but I enjoyed this episode a lot anyway. =]moreless
Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden


Guest Star

Lindsey McKeon

Lindsey McKeon

Taylor James

Guest Star

Robert Pralgo

Robert Pralgo


Guest Star

Kieren Hutchison

Kieren Hutchison

Andy Hargrove

Recurring Role

Daniella Alonso

Daniella Alonso

Anna Taggaro

Recurring Role

Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg

Jake Jagielski

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the scene where Anna comes to say goodbye to Lucas, you see the back of him and his bare arms are in plain view. When they switch the camera angle, you can see that he is wearing long, white sleeves.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Nathan: What happened to Florida?
      Taylor: Oh, Florida's still there. I'm just not in it.

    • Peyton: (In the jail, talking to Jake). Why didn't you tell me?
      Jake: I knew you'd talk me out of it.
      Peyton: So, where's Jenny?
      Jake: She's safe.
      Peyton: I love you.
      Jake: I love you too.

    • (Nathan puts the brakes on a make-out session with Haley's sister Taylor)
      Nathan: I can't do this.
      Taylor: Because of Haley?
      Nathan: No. Because of me.

    • Darby: So, how'd it feel when you came out to Lucas?
      Anna: Terrible. Scary. It still feels scary. What about you, when you told your parents?
      Darby: Well, believe it or not, I practiced in the mirror first. And then, when I thought I had it all memorized, I went downstairs and took a deep breath and told them I loved them very much, but I had something I needed to tell them about myself.
      Anna: How did they take it?
      Darby: Honestly, not as well as I'd hoped. I think they're still trying to process how it affects their lives.
      Anna: What do you mean?
      Darby: Well, umm, I read this book about coming out. It said that for some parents, finding out your child is gay is like losing a loved one. All the dreams they might've had just vanish. Weddings, grandchildren... So I think when I told them, I shattered some of those dreams for them.
      Anna: Yeah.
      Darby: Even though things are still kind of weird, I don't think I've ever been closer to them, 'cause at the end of the day I know they still love me. And that's what worried me the most. That they wouldn't.
      Anna: You're braver than me, Darby.
      Darby: No, I'm not. Look, I didn't come here to get you to come out to your parents. I came here to help you understand that when you finally do, you're gonna be okay.

    • (Brooke walks in the door late, slightly drunk. Karen is waiting for her.)
      Brooke: Karen, hi.
      Karen: Did you have fun tonight?
      Brooke: Not really. Party was kinda weak. But I had to be there. Apparently I've been drifting.
      Karen: Have you been drinking?
      Brooke: No, drifting.
      Karen: No Brooke, I'm asking if you've been drinking tonight.
      Brooke: (Slurring) Just a little.
      Karen: I expected you at the cafe.
      Brooke: I know, I lost track of time. I'm sorry.
      Karen: Well, sorry isn't good enough. I advanced your salary and I'd like you to return the money I gave you.
      Brooke: I... kind of spent it.
      Karen: Go to bed. You're grounded.
      Brooke: Grounded? I've never been grounded in my whole life.
      Karen: Well, there's a first time for everything.
      Brooke: Well, you're not my mom.
      Karen: No. But right now you're my responsibility. (Walks away)
      Brooke: But I was drifting...

    • Peyton: (Opens the front door to find Nicki on the door step) Now why is it the garbage men always forget to pick up the white trash?
      Nicki: I need to talk to Jake.
      Peyton: Right...
      Nicki: No police, no lawyers. Just me and Jake. The River Court, 6 o'clock. By the way the police are watching you right now. And you should know, as long as you help Jake hide Jenny, you're an accessory. That means, when you're caught with my daugher, you're gonna get arrested. But don't worry, you can always go to college after prison.

    • Anna: (Opens the front door to find Darby on the door step) Darby.
      Darby: Hi Anna.
      Anna: What are you doing here?
      Darby: I got your e-mail. Can I come in?
      Anna: (Looks around, not saying anything)
      Darby: Or we could just stand around out here until someone sees us, starts some rumors and then you could move again.
      Anna: Darby.
      Darby: I'm sorry, that wasn't funny. Maybe this was a bad idea.
      Anna: No. It's good to see you. Come on in.

    • (Karen hands Brooke the list of chores)
      Brooke: So, what, I pick the one I want?
      Karen: Yeah, and once you've done that you keep picking until you're done.

    • Taylor: I guess my phone call worked. Are you staying the night?
      Nathan: I don't know. I haven't thought that far ahead.

    • Lucas: Hey Anna, what's up?
      Anna: I told my parents.
      Lucas: You told them? That's huge! Well, how did they take it?
      Anna: Umm, I'm not sure really. They cried a lot. But I think it was just because they were trying to understand. Then, when I was finished, they told me they loved me. Which is all I really wanted to hear.
      Lucas: I am so proud of you Anna.
      Anna: There's more. I told my parents that they always taught me to be proud of myself. And the only way that I can do that, is if I go back to my boarding school and finally be who I am.
      Lucas: Does that mean you're leaving?
      Anna: Yes. I wanted to stop in and see Peyton, but she's got enough to deal with right now. Tell her I'll call her soon.
      Lucas: I will. I am gonna miss you so much. You've been a great friend.
      Anna: You too. I'm a better person for knowing you Luke.

    • Jake: I already know my options Coach.
      Whitey: From what I've heard you've only got one option.
      Jake: I can't give her away.
      Whitey: Son, you've got a good chance of getting her back.
      Jake: I can't take chances like that.
      Whitey: It beats the alternative then.
      Jake: Does it?

    • Nicki: Jake, how did you find me here?
      Jake: Well, I guess I'm better at this than you are. You wanted to talk, let's talk.
      Nicki: I told you to meet me at 6 o'clock, it's only 5.
      Jake: Like I'm gonna fall for that.
      Nicki: Jake, look, you've gotta stop this. The hiding, all of it. I have a right to my daughter.
      Jake: You're not getting her.
      Nicki: Ok, well, I guess it's time that I tell you something that at the moment is kinda relevant.
      Jake: Okay, this should be good.
      Nicki: She's not your daughter. Think about it. We always used protection.
      Jake: Nice try. Guess it was just a matter of time before you thought of that one, huh?
      Nicki: It's the truth.
      Jake: No this is the only truth. No matter what, Jenny is and she will always be, my daughter. We're done here.

    • Lucas walks into Karen's kitchen, where Brooke is cleaning the floor (with a sponge). Lucas: (Laughing) Hey Cinderella. You hanging in there? Brooke: I take it you've heard. Lucas: Well, my mom can crack the whip. Brooke: I can't believe she actually grounded me. I thought she liked me. Lucas: Brooke, she does like you. Hey, she cares enough about you to ground you. So what number are you up to, huh? Three? Brooke: Four! Mop the kitchen floor.

    • Jake: Coach, you remember last year? Beginning of the season? We had that away game at Bear Creek? Whitey: Yeah, I remember.

    • Jake: Okay, look. Just tell me what is going on, because there is no way that a judge would give Nicki custody of Jenny.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: Thursday, October 19, 2006 on CNBC-e

    • Before this episode aired, fans were allowed to vote on an upcoming storyline online. The majority vote would decide whether Nathan should sleep with Taylor or not. Fortunately for Naley fans, the majority of people voted no. It was the first and only time One Tree Hill has allowed fans to have a say on storyline.

    • Although credited, Bethany Joy Lenz (Haley James-Scott), Craig Sheffer (Keith Scott) and Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb Scott) do not appear in this episode.

      Lenz's voice is heard, however, in the final minutes of the episode when Nathan finally plays Haley's message on his answering machine. This marks the first episode in the series in which Keith doesn't appear at all (in the "final cut" or the deleted scenes).

    • Featured Music:
      "Sugar Pill" by Ambulance LTD
      "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by Charlie Daniels Band
      "Try and Understand" by Montana Shane
      "Coming Clean" by Tamara Bedricky
      "Girl is on My Mind" by The Black Keys
      "Disarmed" by The Belles
      "New Light Of Tomorrow" by Husky Rescue
      "Who's To Say" by Vanessa Carlton


    • There is a scene in which Taylor and her fellow workers dance on the bar to The Devil Went Down to Georgia by Charlie Daniels Band, which mirrors a scene in the film Coyote Ugly in which the girls also dance to this song atop a bar.

    • Lucas and Dan discuss Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. Sherlock is the fictional creation of the author Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 19th/early 20th century, and is possibly the world's most famous fictional detective. The Professor, a 'criminal mastermind' is the best known anatagonist of Sherlock.
      Dan mentions the story, The Final Problem, in which Sherlock is killed when he, along with the Professor fall to their deaths whilst fighting, which was printed in 1893. Lucas also mentions The Hound of the Baskervilles, which was written in 1901, but set before Holmes 'death' and also includes the Professor.

    • Episode Title: The Lonesome Road

      "The Lonesome Road" is a song by James Taylor in his album Dad Loves His Work

    • Whitey referred to Lucas and Peyton as Bonnie and Clyde for hiding Jake and Jenny when there's a warrant for Jake's arrest. Bonnie and Clyde were notorious criminals during the Great Depression.