One Tree Hill

Season 3 Episode 13

The Wind That Blew My Heart Away

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 01, 2006 on The CW
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A violent rainstorm knocks out the power in Tree Hill, leading Haley to Nathan’s doorstep and Brooke out into the downpour for a dramatic confrontation with Lucas. Peyton finally confronts the truth about Ellie’s illness, while Mouth is tempted by his new friend, Rachel. Before morning, secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and new love gets hotter than ever.moreless

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  • I confess

    I confess. I cried when Peyton discovered Ellie died.

    Ellie's observations about how all songs have codas and must end was damned good writing, especially for a teen drama.

    I mean, just read this exchange between mother and daughter:

    Ellie: Don't be afraid Peyton. Every song has a coda, a final movement, whether it fades out or crashes away. Every song ends, is that any reason not to enjoy the music?

    Peyton: It doesn't mean I can't want it to not end.

    Ellie: Look at you. You've had more life changing events in the first 17 years of your life than I'd wish on anyone. You got the surviving part down. I want you to focus more on the living.

    Peyton: Sometimes surviving is about all the living I can handle.

    Ellie: I don't buy that for one second. And if you keep this up hiding in your art and your sadness, you're really gonna miss out. Because the truth is, there is nothing to be afraid of. It's just life.

    "Every song ends. Is that any reason not to enjoy the music?"

    "It's just

    Holy cow. Is this great writing or what?moreless
  • Emotional and powerful.

    One of the most emotional episodes I've seen this show do, The Wind That Blew My Heart Away was powerful and developed relationships brilliantly.

    Peyton and Ellie. I really have liked the development of their bond and it was great to see them even closer with their music and with each other. Very sad ending though as Ellie dies - it was very moving how Peyton took her ashes to that meadow where she felt most alive. A touching and heart-breaking ending to a good storyline.

    Lucas and Brooke. Their fight in the rain about Peyton was intense but I'm glad they sorted it out. They finally take the next step in their relationship. And they are both there for Peyton when she needs them.

    Nathan and Haley. Very sweet as they finally talk about their issues. The rain scene was awesome because he showed how much he cares about her but was also signature Naley. Very cute scenes.

    Karen and Keith. It's just so satisfying to see these two actually happy and together. BUT it all is too good to be true which is sad.

    Dan. Plotting and scheming as usual - he found his ledger in Keith's safety deposit box. Don't remember what he does with that. He really has turned evil lately.

    Strong and emotional mind-season episode.

  • The Blackout!!

    Of the 187 episodes of this series (at this moment 3 still left to air) this is by far one of my favorites. It's one of my favorites of the season and of the series. It's really good!! There is a storm in Tree Hill and city wide blackout occurs. Everyone is stuck somewhere waiting out the storm, but Dan decides to try and find more evidence that Keith really did try to kill him. He finds a key in is apartment to a safety deposit box and finds the ledger from the dealership in it. My guess is Deb took it out of the safe and gave it to Keith to hide it from Dan so he couldn't use it against her.

    Lucas/Brooke: I know I've said before I'm not a big Brucas fan, but I really liked them in this episode. Chad and Sophia handled this all so well. That fight was intense to watch and although it's more of a Naley thing I did love their kiss in the rain. It was beautiful.

    Nathan/Haley: Perfection!!! They are on the right track now and I am glad!! I love that Nathan saved all those newspaper clippings about Haley and the tour. And of course the rain!! Kissing in the rain is their thing and this one was so beautiful!!

    Karen/Keith: I love them so much!! I wanted them to get together in season 1 and I love that they are finally in the same place in their lives where they both realize they love each other.

    Peyton/Ellie: So sad!! Their moments together during the storm were so sweet. Peyton just wants to know the truth, but Ellie doesn't want to hurt her anymore then she has to. And I agree with Peyton, even though "every song ends" that "doesn't mean I can't want it to not end" This is exactly how I feel about One Tree Hill!! I cry buckets every time I watch this episode and Ellie puts on "Here Comes A Regular" and then when Peyton finds her and when she scatters the ashes at The Meadow!! It's all so sad, but it was done really well.

    Rachel/Mouth: Eh!! Most of the time I skip through their parts of the episode because I really don't care. It's not important, but I did really like Mouth's speech about one day finding the right girl.moreless
  • Best episode in one tree hill history!!

    there had been 8 seasons and more than a hundred episodes and yet this episode is my favourite one by far.i still watch it sometimes. nathan haley and brooke lucas moments are priceless. everytime i watch brucas talk in the rain or nathan runs to his car for newspaper articles and he kiss haley i literally cry like a baby. dont know why but it's a very emotional episode for me.moreless
  • Season 3 Episode 13

    Yep, it's time to talk things out in Tree Hill and it turns out a blackout might help.

    I liked Peyton and Ellie's crazy drive. It's so sad Ellie has died. I mean, poor Goldilocks... When she found Ellie, it was so heartbreaking.

    Even though I think Lucas and Brooke are better off as friends, Brucas' "rainy" face-to-face was such a nice scene anyway. Sophia Bush has definitely outdone herself this time. Her expressions and her way of acting were just perfect.

    Nathan and Haley are back together (not a shocker) and they're even more boring than previously (really a shocker)! :D

    Although Rachel seemed such a nasty character, it is revealed she might have a heart, after all. Anyway, even when she doesn't behave exactly well, she is fun to watch. Besides the antagonism between her and Brooke just cracks me up.

    And Diabolic Dan broke into his big brother's apartment. He is such a lost cause. LOLmoreless
Austin James

Austin James


Guest Star

Jackson Pearce

Jackson Pearce

Young Keith Scott

Guest Star

Charlie Garland

Charlie Garland

Young Dan Scott

Guest Star

Danneel Harris

Danneel Harris

Rachel Gatina

Recurring Role

Sheryl Lee

Sheryl Lee

Elizabeth "Ellie" Harp

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Nathan and Haley go out to the car, "Missing You", sung by Tyler Hilton is playing. Several episodes ago Haley reveals that the separation between her and Nathan really hit her when Chris decided to do a cover of this song on tour. She said the house lights came up and she had 3,000 people looking at her and she just lost it.

    • When Lucas was giving Brooke his speech, his jacket on his right shoulder is properly worn from the front but almost slipping off his shoulder from the back. On his left shoulder, his jacket was up and down in different shots.

    • When Brooke is yelling at Lucas in the rain she says "I'm not your recycling bin" but her mouth is really saying, "I'm not your punching bag."

    • When Peyton is on her way to bring Ellie the CDs you can see someone's hand at the right bottom of the screen when the camera films her in the car from behind.

    • While in the rain, Nathan is holding the box with both hands. In the next shot, his hand is off.

    • Haley flings her scarf around her neck, but in the next shot is just hanging on her neck. The shot after that its around her neck again.

  • QUOTES (35)

    • Mouth: I'm so sorry Rachel. I mean about kissing you. I just... I thought maybe you had invited me over here to, uh... well, I'm just sorry.
      Rachel: Stop apologizing Mouth.
      Mouth: Sure... Sorry.
      Rachel: Just take a breath.
      Mouth: I don't really have a lot of experience when it comes to girls and bedrooms... Or girls at all, really.
      Rachel: What about Erica Marsh?
      Mouth: Exactly. Look how well that turned out...
      Rachel: Okay, you have got to be more confident, Mouth. More sure of yourself. Like, uh... yeah, I tried to kiss you. What are you gonna do about it?
      Mouth: Really?
      Rachel: And not so nice... You tell a girl she is nothing. (pause) She'll come running. You gotta pick out a little flaw and then blow it out of proportion.
      Mouth: I don't know.
      Rachel: Come on, come on. Give it a shot. Lay it on me. Say something really mean.
      Mouth: Well, your neck looks kind of... long... but pretty, really pretty! (Rachel laughes a bit) I don't want to be mean to you, Rachel. Or any girl. It's stupid.
      Rachel: Are you calling me stupid?
      Mouth: No. I just think that...
      Rachel: 'Cause if you are, you're getting sexier by the minute.

    • Rachel: (seeing Mouth trying to take a picture) What are you doing?
      Mouth: Sorry I... I just wanted to be able to prove I was really here, you know... Like in your bedroom!(laughs at himself)
      Rachel: (laughing too) You are so cute! Come on! Let's make a good one!
      (Rachel and Mouth take the picture together)

    • (Dan breaks into his brother's apartment)
      Dan: (to himself) Keith, wow... I've gotta get the name of your decorator!

    • Lucas: Don't cry, it's just a blackout!
      Brooke: (annoyed) I am not crying, I am looking for a flashlight! (pause) God, this has gotta be the worst nightmare! Where is my Powerpuff Girls nightlight when I need it!!

    • (Blackout time)
      Ellie: Well, assuming the lights don't pop back on in a minute or two... (She lights another candle) Are you in any way prepared to deal with this?
      Peyton: (getting off the bed) Oh, totally! Hold on... (after climbing to the top shelf of her closet) My dad got me this for my thirteenth birthday. Right about the time he stopped knowing what a girl would want. (She pulls out a huge torch and climbs down) Just been waiting for an excuse to use it.
      (The torch doesn't work)
      Ellie And when was the last time you changed the batteries?
      Peyton: (grinning) When I was thirteen.
      Ellie: Ok. I'll stay. But just this last night. (They smile)

    • Ellie: (to Peyton) You know I came back here to make sure you had a good life. You made sure I had a great one.

    • Rachel: You really surprised me, Mouth. (Nods) that speech was pretty impressive.
      Mouth: Just being honest. The last part would've worked better as an exit-line but... I've watched enough hurricane coverage on CNN to know: you're supposed to stay put until you get the all-clear.
      Rachel: (nods) Then I guess we are stuck with each other. And I'm pretty much all talked out. You got anything else to say?
      Mouth: Not really.
      Rachel: Well we could kiss.
      Mouth: (giggles) Stop!
      Rachel: I'm serious. It'd pass the time. What do you say?
      Mouth: You think we could do that. (he start moving closer but then backs off) But I'm not going to.
      Rachel: Good. You're learning. Play hard to get.
      Mouth: No it's not that, it's just... It's easier in the dark, but pretty soon lights are gonna come back on and we'll go back to be who we really are, right? I mean, kissing might mean - I don't know - whatever to you; but to me it would mean something. And I'd wake up tomorrow wanting to do it again and again and pretty much all the time. Somehow, I don't think you'll feel the same. On the day that changes, on the day you wake up and have to call me, then I'll kiss you.
      (They look at each other. The lights come back on)
      Mouth: Guess that's my queue.
      Rachel: Mouth, wait.
      Mouth: It's cool. I'll see you later.
      (Mouth heads out, Rachel is kind of sorry)

    • Ellie: That's one thing I've learned from meeting you. I'm so sorry I missed those 17 years, but I wouldn't take back these three weeks for the world.
      Peyton: Me neither!
      Ellie: And the Peyton that I've come to know deserves to get whatever she wants. She deserves to be happy as an artist. As a friend, as a daughter... As my daughter.
      Peyton:(smiling) I heard that.

    • (Rachel catches up with Mouth at school)
      Rachel: Hey you! I haven't seen you in a couple of days.
      Mouth: Uh, I know. It's been crazy. How have you been?
      Rachel: I just wanted to make sure that everything is cool. You know after what happened at my house...
      Mouth: Listen, girls are always trying to kiss me. It's no a big deal. I don't blame them. The fact, uh... I got a hour to kill later on, so if you want... (he giggles)
      Rachel: Stop it!
      Mouth: You know, I have been thinking about what you said about being mean to girls. And I want you to know... Those sweat pants really make your butt look big.
      Rachel: Mouth!
      Mouth: Sorry! I thought I'd give it a shot but who I am kidding? Your butt looks great. I mean, not that I noticed... Sorry.
      Rachel: Ehi, rule number one: never apologize! I thought we talked about that.
      Mouth: You're right... sorry!
      (After seeing that Brooke is staring at them, Rachel moves closer to Mouth and smiles evilly)

    • Peyton: What's going on?
      Ellie: It's time. Record's done. I gotta go.
      Peyton: It's late, Ellie. There is a storm, you know. What are you rashing off to?
      Ellie: There is just something I cannot do here.
      Peyton: So is this a good-bye?
      Ellie: For now.
      (Peyton looks at Ellie helplessly)

    • Haley: I used to love snarfing down Cap'n'Crunch watching Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid.
      Nathan: What was that, like a year ago?
      Haley: How can I be so young, and feel so old? It's like... I never thought I would have this many big questions on my plate by now.
      Nathan: Maybe this black out is a sign. That we need to deal with everything. The future, and all the decisions that we have to make.
      Haley: Do we have to?
      Nathan: No, but until the lights come back on, it's just you, me and the darkness, Hales.
      Haley: Sounds kinda nice.

    • Rachel: Mouth, did you just try to kiss me?
      Mouth: Sorta...
      Rachel: Wow, ballsy. So is that why they call you Mouth?
      Mouth: No, but you're the one who invited me over to watch a movie, in your bedroom. And then you offer me a beer, and turn out the lights.
      Rachel: It's a blackout Mouth.
      Mouth: Oh. Sorry.

    • Karen: I got a hold of Lucas. He's having dinner at Brooke's. So I told him to stay put until the worst of the storm passes, even if it's not until morning.
      Keith: You told Lucas to spend the night with Brooke? You're like every teenage boy's dream mom.
      Karen: It's not like that.
      Keith: Oh, yes it is. Single guy, single girl. (Starts leaning in towards her). Lots of history.
      Karen: Nothing's gonna happen.
      Keith: We'll see about that. (They kiss).

    • (Mouth enters Rachel's room)
      Rachel: You brave the storm for me?
      Mouth: I braved the storm for you and... (holding up the DVD) "Say anything"! (Rachel grins)
      Mouth: Your parents don't mind you having a boy in your room?
      Rachel: Under three boys is fine. Under three beers, too. Although I tend to break both those rules from time to time.

    • Mouth: Hey Rachel, can I ask you a question? I get all that stuff about being confident but I'm still trying to figure out why you invited me over here in the first place?
      Rachel: I thought we were gonna watch a movie.
      Mouth: I know but... our friendship. Why me?
      Rachel: Are you kidding me? You are more honest and confortable about who you are than most of the other guys in school.
      Mouth: Is it that? Or is it because you thought it would make Brooke jealous?
      Rachel: No offense Mouth but I don't need you to make Brooke jealous.
      Mouth: Great, I don't even get that. But there is something kind of cool about feeling like the pom between two hot girls.
      Rachel: Look umm... let me help you. Give you the benefit of my expertise. I can teach you how to become one of the guys the elite girls drool over.
      Mouth: By being mean to them.
      Rachel: Sometimes.
      Mouth: But I'm not that guy Rachel, and I don't want to be. So maybe the elite girls just aren't for me then. But one of these days I'm gonna meet a girl who actually loves me and maybe she won't be what you call hot but I'll think she's beautiful... and I'll tell her so. I won't be mean to her 'cause I won't have to play a game with her. I'll just be the guy that she can always count on... and that'll be enough... and she'll be elite to me.

    • Ellie: Don't be afraid Peyton. Every song has a coda, a final movement, whether it fades out or crashes away. Every song ends, is that any reason not to enjoy the music?
      Peyton: It doesn't mean I can't want it to not end.
      Ellie: Look at you. You've had more life changing events in the first 17 years of your life than I'd wish on anyone. You got the surviving part down. I want you to focus more on the living.
      Peyton: Sometimes surviving is about all the living I can handle.
      Ellie: I don't buy that for one second. And if you keep this up hiding in your art and your sadness, you're really gonna miss out. Because the truth is, there is nothing to be afraid of. It's just life.

    • (during the blackout)
      Lucas: We should probably call Peyton. I mean, I'm not sure if Ellie is around and if the lights are out...I'm kinda worried about her being alone.
      Brooke: (annoyed) Yeah, I'm sure you are.

    • Nathan: I remember the ugly-ass poncho that you wore.
      Haley: (exasperated) Oh my god, yes, you've made you feelings for that particular item of clothing very clear! (laughs)
      (He laughs and she smacks him lightly on the arm.)

    • Dan: And the entire city is dark?
      Man: Yes sir.
      Dan: Perfect.

    • Lucas: Brooke, I'm sorry I said that. You're not psychotic. I mean, a little disturbed, maybe.
      Brooke: You think this is funny?!
      Lucas: Know what I think? I think you're trying to sabotage us. Find any reason you can end it. So that you don't have to worry about getting hurt again.
      Brooke: But the same words, Lucas? The exact same words?!
      Lucas: (shaking his head) I never sent that letter to Peyton.
      Brooke: And I never sent my letters to you either but they still meant something! (pause) Just tell me, why me this time. Why not Peyton?
      Lucas: I can't say anything bad about Peyton. She's my friend, and she's your best friend!
      Brooke: That's OK, you can say bad things about her.
      Lucas: Oh, Brooke. The truth is, I care about Peyton.
      Brooke: Then what is the difference?
      Lucas: The difference... The difference is I love you, Brooke. I wanna be with you, not Peyton.
      Brooke: But why? I need to know why.
      Lucas: Because you kink your eyebrow when your trying to be cute. And you quote Camoo, even though I've never actually seen you read. And because, you miss your parents, but you'll never ever admit that. And because I've given exactly two of these embarrassing speeches in my entire life, and they've both been with you. I mean, that's gotta mean something right? And because we're both gonna get pneumonia, but if you need to hear why I love you, I can go on all night.
      Brooke: (whispering) You did it pretty good.
      (Brooke steps up to him and kisses him)

    • Haley: Nathan, when I look back on the tour, I'm not like proud of it, cuz I know you weren't proud of me.
      Nathan: Is that what you think, that I wasn't proud of you? (Haley nods) Let me show you something. It's in my car.
      Haley: Nathan, its crazy out there.

    • Peyton: (letting the rain pour over them) This is crazy.
      Ellie: This is alive.

    • Peyton: Say hi to my mom, mom.

    • Haley: Nathan.
      Nathan: Haley, I told you the tour was a very big part of your life. You deserve to have something to remember it by besides all the bad memories. (they hug)
      Haley: Thank you.

    • Nathan: Stop it.
      Haley: What?
      Nathan: Whatever you're worrying about. Just stop.
      Haley: How do you know I'm worried? You didn't even open your eyes.
      Nathan: You think I need to see you with my eyes to know what's going on with you. What's on your mind?
      Haley: I was just wondering if maybe I should go home.
      Nathan: Why would you do that?
      Haley: Because I don't want to wake up and have you not be here again.
      Nathan: I'll be here. I'm not going anywhere.

    • Nathan: I was hurt, Haley, but I was still proud of you, everyday. (they kiss) Wait, wait, it's all getting ruined.
      Haley: No, you don't need all that stuff. You got me.

    • Haley: Ahh. What? Yes, I had a second bowl. I was hungry.
      Nathan: No, it's not that, I'm just remembering.
      Haley: Remembering what?
      Nathan: Your hair. You wore it that way the first day you tutored me.
      Haley: You remembered how I wore my hair the first day I tutored you?
      Nathan: Course.
      Haley: What else do you remember?
      Nathan: I remember the ugly ass poncho that you wore.
      Haley: Oh my god, yes you made your feelings for that particular item of clothing very clear. Come on. Tell me really.
      Nathan: Well, um, let's see, these jeans, you wore them the day we fell asleep in the park together. And these shoes, you wore these the day we got stuck at the DMV for five hours while we waited for your new license with my last name on it.
      Haley: What about my shirt?
      Nathan: You wore that shirt in the morning when you sat in the living room and playing that Beatles song on your guitar. The sun just framed your face so perfectly.
      Haley: Black Bird. It was the name of the Beatles song that I played.
      Nathan: I remember more than you think.

    • Nathan: Haley, what are you doing here? Aren't the roads all closed? It's like Marshall Law or something.
      Haley: I know, I know, but I had to talk to you. I decided to go to Duke.
      Nathan: Whoa. Okay, why don't you come inside?
      Haley: Okay, so I've been doing some research, and Duke has an amazing basketball program. I mean, their coach, this guy Coach Ker.. Kresasewtski is like, a legend.
      Nathan: Coach Kerseskwi.
      Haley: Coach... yeah, what?
      Nathan: People call him Coach K.
      Haley: And so should you. I mean, you should have this opportunity. Duke's a really great school, and I think I could be really happy there, especially if I was with you.
      Nathan: Well, you can't go to Duke Hales, and I don't want you to.
      Haley: You don't want me to, right. Right, what was I thinking, because you told me that you loved me after the basketball game, and silly me, I just thought that that feeling would last for longer than, I don't know, one night. But, then again I forgot, your the guy who loves to rip the rug out from underneath me just when I feel like we're getting some sort of stable ground.
      Nathan: Haley.
      Haley: And you freak out, after we have sex for the first time in god knows how long, and by the way I know exactly how long it was, and frankly I'm still pissed off at you about that whole birth control thing. (Nathan just smiles at her). What?!
      Nathan: Haley, you can't go to Duke, cos I'm going to Stanford.
      (The lights go out).
      Haley: Good sign, or bad?

    • Haley: Duke's a really great school and I think I can be really happy there especially if I was with you.
      Nathan: You can't go to Duke, Hales and I don't want you to.
      Haley: You don't want me to, right. Right, what was I thinking because you told me you loved me after the basketball game and silly me I thought that feeling was gonna last for longer than, i dont know, one night! But then again, I forgot you're the guy who loves to rip the rug out from under me just when I feel like we've given some sort of stable ground.
      Nathan: Haley.
      Haley: You freak out after we have sex for the first time in god knows how long and by the way I know exactly how long it was and frankly, I'm still pissed off at you for the whole birth control thing. (Nathan smiling) What?
      Nathan: Haley, you can't go to Duke because I'm going to Stanford.

    • Rachel: No offense but I don't need you to make Brooke jealous.
      Mouth: So I don't even get that.

    • Brooke: And what is the difference?
      Lucas: Because I love you!

    • Keith: How 'bout a kiss instead of a coffee?

    • (Lucas enters the room)
      Brooke: Well?
      Lucas: Well, I'd start a fire but all the wood's soaked, I'd... turn on a flashlight but, you know, since it's broken, because you lost your mind and clobbered me with it... I mean, what got into you, anyway?
      Brooke: (stunned) What got into me?
      Lucas: Yeah, I'm sorry your dinner got ruined.
      Brooke: Right, (nods) the dinner I was making for you with my stupid apron (tosses fruit) and my stupid pie!
      Lucas: OK, I'll start a fire. I just have to find something else to burn.
      Brooke: Great, (picking up his letter) why don't you start with this?
      Lucas: You want me to burn my letter?
      Brooke: You really are clueless, aren't you?
      Lucas: Look, I put a lot of heart into that letter.
      Brooke: OK, read it! Just… just skip to the last line. Go ahead.
      (Lucas reads it)
      Lucas: (laughs) What's wrong with the last line: "you're mine forever". It sounds pretty damn good to me.
      Brooke: Yeah, it sounds great. It sounded even better when I read it the first time, last spring... in another letter you wrote. To Peyton!
      (Brooke storms off and Lucas follows her. Meanwhile the storm is going on)
      Lucas: Stop! This is ridiculous!
      Brooke: Ridiculous? I found that letter in your sad-box to Peyton... Whatever... In your closet! Dear Peyton, blah, blah, blah, you're mine forever, love Lucas!
      Lucas: I don't even remember writing that!
      Brooke: Well you did! Looks like forever just got a lot shorter!
      Lucas: Brooke, I am sorry. It was a mistake!
      Brooke: Which time? When you wrote it to me or Peyton?!
      Lucas: You know, you were the one who was snooping through my closet!
      Brooke: (frustrated) So not the point!
      Lucas: Look, I know you feel vulnerable about what you wrote to me in your letters...
      Brooke: (angry) That is not why I'm upset right now! And FYI I am not your recycling bin!
      Lucas: (yelling even louder) No, you're psychotic!

    • Lucas: Ow! What the hell you hit me for?
      Brooke: Because you're an ass.

    • Lucas: (to Brooke) You're psychotic!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Episode Title: The Wind That Blew My Heart Away

      "The Wind That Blew My Heart Away" is a song by The Fruit Bats off the record, Spelled in Bones.