One Tree Hill

Season 1 Episode 8

The Search for Something More

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 2003 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Haley reveals that she began tutoring as a penance for cheating on a geometry exam in the 10th grade.

    • When Karen says goodbye to Keith in the airport, it is possible to see Moira Kelly's pregnant belly at the moment she looks back from the boarding line.

    • In this episode, Lucas tells Brooke that he is 3 months older than Nathan, but in the audio commentary for "The Games That Play Us," Chad says that Lucas is 7 to 9 months older than Nathan.

  • Quotes

    • Nathan: I screw up a lot, all right... and being around you I just, I don't wanna be that guy anymore.
      Haley: Who do you wanna be, Nathan?
      Nathan: I wanna be somebody who's good enough to be seen with you.

    • Brooke: Hello Abercrombie.

    • (Brooke walks up to Peyton at school a few days after Peyton had been drugged at a party)
      Brooke: So, have you been to any bad parties lately?
      (Peyton and Brooke both smile)
      Brooke: C'mon, I'll walk you to History.

    • Nathan: Couldn't you be into lobster?
      Haley: Dude, macaroni and cheese is food of the gods.
      Nathan: Yeah, if the gods are five year olds.

    • Brooke: I don't blame you, I'd be a bitch to me too after last night.
      Haley: Knock yourself out.

    • Karen: Please tell me that you were somewhere in the land of no phones.
      Lucas: I know. I should have called.
      Karen: Coming home would have been another option.
      Lucas: You're right. I'm sorry.
      Karen: You looked me in the eye, and you said: "Go to Italy. I can take care of myself".
      Lucas: Look, I can, mom. A guy drugged Peyton's drink at a party. Brooke called me for help. I took her home, waited 'till she felt better. Truth.
      Karen: As excuses go, that's pretty solid.

    • Peyton: I didn't wake up with a foggy memory.
      Brooke: Well, you didn't wake up with Lucas either.

    • Karen: (to Keith as she's about to board the plane to Florence) You remember when you said the other night that I had good instincts and that I should trust them?
      Keith: Yeah. (Karen leans in and kisses a shocked Keith)
      Karen: You were right.

    • Haley: You know, I keep, I keep putting myself out there, and you keep blowing it, it's probably a good thing because at this point there's nothing you could say or do that's gonna surprise me. (Nathan kisses her) Except that.

    • Brooke: What's your idea of your perfect date?
      Haley: You getting hit by a bus.
      Brooke: And that sense of humor… Nathan's really lucky.

    • Lucas: So why'd you call me, anyway? Why not Nathan or one of the guys?
      Brooke: Because I knew you'd come through.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Barry Corbin (Whitey) does not appear in this episode. This marks the first episode in the series in which Whitey doesn't appear.

    • Featured Music:
      "Read All About It" by Kyf Brewer
      "Street Survivor" by The Flaming Sideburns
      "Sparks" by The Man
      "Bad Circulation" by Witchypoo
      "No Exit" by Runaway Cab
      "Did It For The Drugs" by Supafuzz
      "Filter Factory" by Dee
      "Time" by Runaway Cab
      "Dare You To Move" by Switchfoot
      "Untold" by Pete Francis

    • This episode marks the last appearance of Moira Kelly (Karen Roe) for several episodes, because the actress left the show for a short time to give birth to her second child.

  • Allusions

    • Brooke: Hello Abercrombie

      Abercrombie & Fitch is a very popular clothing label. Texas Battle, who guest stars in season 3 of One Tree Hill, was the first African-American to appear in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue.

      Also, when Brooke says this, she is referring to actor Sean Faris' character. Sean Faris was on Life As We Know It co-starring Jon Foster, who happens to be Sophia Bush's boyfriend (as of 2008) and was a model for Abercrombie and Fitch in Winter 2004.

    • Episode Title: The Search For Something More

      This is a song by the band Antifreeze.