One Tree Hill

Season 1 Episode 18

To Wish Impossible Things

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 13, 2004 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Lucas, Nathan and Jake are auctioned off to the highest bidder in the annual "Boy Toy" charity auction and the night leads to surprising developments with old flames. Meanwhile, having missed out on the auction, Brooke ends up with Mouth and gives him the night of his life. Keith proposes to Karen, after Peyton's father lets her know he would love to date her. Astonishing news for Lucas: Brooke might be pregnant.moreless

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  • Clever concept!

    To Wish Impossible Things was a clever concept in that it got all our characters into situations here they could be developed, or at least we could see how they have developed throughout the past 17 episodes. It worked.

    Haley and Lucas. I liked that Haley bid on Lucas. It was sweet watching them bond again. BUT when Lucas sees the tattoo he once again becomes an ass. Yes, be annoyed that she did, but don't be so horrible in the way you do it. As Haley said, only a few weeks back, Lucas was off getting tattoos with Brooke. But I was glad that Haley turned it around and admitted she loved Nathan. It was a nice moment and luckily they made up in the end. Lucas seeing Nathan kiss Peyton was odd because it was all part of the why it bothered him is strange. Melodrama, Lucas.

    Nathan and Peyton. Not a massive story line but quite fun to see these two back together for a bit. It's funny now that I can't see them as a couple. Ever. Peyton goes on about how much of a better guy Nathan is. We know writers, you don't have to shove it down our throats. Does Nathan love Haley? Maybe not, but he really likes and for now that's enough.

    Brooke and Mouth. This was a great little side story line and the friendship was developed very nicely. Mouth was cute and quite funny. Brooke realising that she doesn't like her life was a powerful moment. These two were good together early on!

    Karen and Larry. Quite funny to see Karen let her hair down but I don't see the point of this Larry thing to be honest. It's not gonna happen. But them being a little tipsy was funny.

    Jake and Nikki. Don't care about Nikki but I loved how protective Jake was over Jenny! Quite intense at times.

    So, cliffhangers. While exciting they were both pretty empty ones. Keith's proposal was too sudden to have any meaning to Karen and the likelihood of the Brooke actually being pregnant is slim. BUt very good way to get someone to look forward the next episode!! (Deb with Tim was quite funny. Little OTT for me though.)

  • The Boy Toy Auction

    A charity event affectionately known as the Boy Toy auction has the girls bidding on the guys.

    The night leads to some interesting pairings: Deb and Tim, Haley and Lucas, Peyton and Nathan, Nicki and Jake, Brooke and Mouth.

    Deb feels sorry for Tim and buys him to do some chores around the house, but he thinks she likes him. It doesn't end well when Dan finds them at the house.

    Nicki and Jake spend the whole night arguing because she wants to be in Jenny's life now and he wants nothing to do with her.

    Haley and Lucas have a fun night of throwing water balloons. That is until Lucas sees her number 23 tattooed on her back. Haley tells Lucas she got it because she is in love with Nathan.

    Nathan shows Peyton his new apartment and they go swimming.

    Brooke takes Mouth on a wild night. She ends the night an emotional wreck as she is rethinking her entire life. All the partying and the boys. She has also been avoiding talking to Lucas about a possible problem. She might be pregnant.

    Elsewhere, Karen and Larry have dinner. Later Keith shows up at the house and proposes to Karen.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show one tree hill there is a boy toy charity aution and brook misses it and ends up with malph who she shows him the time of his life and lucas finds out from brook saying she could be prgnant and peyton gets info saying that her dad would love to go on a date with her .to spend more time with him. since he has been apart. this was a good ep i thought and keth propses to karen . this wa a big ep i thoguht and it was a good one and that is why i gave it 8.5moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 18.

    Lucas, Nathan and Jake are auctioned off to the highest bidder in the annual "Boy Toy" charity auction and the night leads to surprising developments with old flames. Meanwhile, having missed out on the auction, Brooke ends up with Mouth and gives him the night of his life. Keith proposes to Karen, after Peyton's father lets her know he would love to date her. Astonishing news for Lucas: Brooke might be pregnant. Haha, Boytoy Auction. What kind of high school does that?! Nicki bought Jake! LMAO Deb is going to sleep with an 11th grader! Haha! Brooke bought Mouth for $200! Haha. Really good episode.moreless
  • This type of episode is the reason this is the best Teen Drama since 90210. This episode really put fun, drama, danger, happiness, and sadness all together in one. I guess this is the second best episode of the first season. It only gets better later on.moreless

    To Wish Impossible Things is the eighteenth episode of the first season and of the whole series. This episode was aired on the WB on April 13 of the year 2004. This is the episode of the boy toy auction. This episode really helped make this series and this season funky, fresh, and fun. This episode is unique because they provided drama and fun in the same episode which is really rare. This episode was just the beginning of showing how unique and fun this show is. These types of episode only get better. It is only the first season and there are four more to go.moreless
Maya Tai Dorsey

Maya Tai Dorsey


Guest Star

Lee Freeman

Lee Freeman

Booster #2

Guest Star

Julianna Guill

Julianna Guill

Money Girl

Guest Star

Lee Norris

Lee Norris

Marvin "Mouth" McFadden

Recurring Role

Brett Claywell

Brett Claywell

Tim Smith

Recurring Role

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Emmanuelle Vaugier


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At the auction:

      Deb bought Tim for $8
      Nicki bought Jake for $100
      Haley bought Lucas for $115
      Peyton bought Nathan for $112.53
      Brooke bought Mouth for $200

    • While Haley and Lucas were having their water balloon fight, Lucas was throwing balloons with his right arm, the injured arm. He didn't look like he was in any pain.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Brooke: I enjoy corrupting America's youth. It's one of my habits.

    • Brooke: Mouth, you gotta live a little.
      Mouth: No, it's not that. I mean, a night with you is like flying first class. My life is coach. It's going to be hard going back to it.

    • (Brooke & Mouth are getting lap dances)
      Brooke: Real thing sure beats the internet, huh?
      Mouth: The internet sucks.

    • Haley: Well, did you have fun tonight, slave boy? Thanks for playing along.
      Lucas: Look Haley, I know we've grown apart a bit lately, and I know we have a lot ahead of us, but I just want you to know I'll always be there for you. And if Nathan doesn't see how special you really are, well then he's an idiot, cause I think you're amazing.

    • Haley: Oh, technically you owe me a goodnight kiss.
      Lucas: Rules are rules, I guess.
      Haley: Yeah, I guess so. Here's the thing though, if your tongue comes anywhere near my mouth, I'm just never speaking to you again.

    • Tim: (walking into Deb's house) Hello? Deb? Mrs. Deborah?
      Deb: Come on in, Timmy, I'm in the bath...
      Tim: Ready or not, here I come!

    • Nathan: What happened to us, Peyton? We used to be good together.
      Peyton: No, we weren't. We just had sex a lot.
      Nathan: You sure about that?
      Peyton: Trust me. You're the only guy I've been with. You knew that.
      Nathan: Yeah, I know. I just... I figured since we broke up, maybe...
      Peyton: No.
      Nathan: Yeah, me neither. It's just sex, right?
      Peyton: Ok, you know what, Nathan? Haley really deserves better than that. She really, really likes you and she's good for you... and more than that, she trusts you.
      Nathan: I know that.
      Peyton: And ok, fine, we could do it right here in the pool...
      Nathan: Peyton.
      Peyton: And fine, you were really good in bed, but I would know and you would know... and I wouldn't do that to Haley or myself. Or even you, for that matter. Cause you know what? If you screw things up with your relationship with her, then you're a bigger jackass than even I thought.
      Nathan: I know it would hurt Haley. The only reason I mentioned it was to let you know that I'm not pressuring her.
      Peyton: Right. I knew that.
      Nathan: You said I was good in bed?
      Peyton: No, I didn't.
      Nathan: Oh, yes you did.
      Peyton: Oh, God, kill me.
      (Nathan laughs and Peyton sinks into the water, seeming to be embarrassed)

    • Haley: If I look at this tattoo 20 years from now, and it reminds me of how I feel today, I think I'll be okay with that.

    • (At the boytoy auction, Haley has already won Lucas, and now Nathan is up for bid.)
      Girl 1: Eighty dollars!
      Peyton: Whoa…
      Girl 2: Eighty-five!
      Peyton: Smells like sex in here.
      Girl 3: Ninety!
      Haley: (panicked) Ninety…one!
      Peyton: That's a creepy threesome.

    • (Haley meets up with Peyton and all the cheerleaders)
      Peyton: Hey.
      Haley: See anything you like?
      Peyton: I'm seeing everything I like.
      Haley: Really?
      Peyton: But I think I'm going to bid on Jake.
      Haley: You guys are really hitting it off, huh?
      Peyton: Just friends, really. What about you? Ready to fight off these rabid skanks for Nathan?
      Haley: Actually, I think I'm going to bid on Lucas.
      Peyton: Really?
      Haley: Yeah, I haven't gotten a chance to spend time with him much lately and I get Nathan for free. (Peyton laughs and nudges her)
      Whitey: Alright folks, here we go.
      Haley: Who is up next? (They look at the program) Oh no.
      All the girls: Tim. (Tim comes on stage dancing and taking off his jacket. He swirls it around his head then shakes his butt in front of the girls. Peyton and Haley cover their eyes. Deb and a woman are laughing)
      Whitey: Do I hear $30? (Tim does some really bad dance moves and the girls are laughing at him) How about $20?
      Woman: That boys going to pull something.
      Whitey: Can I get a ten spot?
      Deb: I suppose I have some chores around the house. $8?
      Whitey: Sold! (Tim smiles at her and Peyton and Haley laugh)
      Haley: Oh Jake's up next. How much money do you have?
      Peyton: $87.53

    • Brooke: Here's my philosophy on dating. It's important to have somebody that can make you laugh, somebody you can trust, somebody that, you know, turns you on... And it's really, really important that these three people don't know each other.

    • Haley: I am so excited to have Lucas all to myself for an evening. We have not had a night to just hang out in forever.
      Peyton: Yeah, same goes for me and Nathan.
      Nathan: I know you're still into me, but $112? Hey you.
      Haley: Hey.
      Nathan: How about you come see me around midnight?
      Haley: Sounds good. (They kiss) Don't have fun.
      Nathan: I won't. (Peyton jokingly looks hurt) Alright, come on. Let's get this over with.
      Peyton: Funny. That's what he used say before we used to have sex. (Haley fake laughs and Peyton walks away and jumps on Nathan's back. Haley watches them looking a little hurt)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Big Brat" by Phantom Planet
      "Push It Up" by Cham Pain
      "You Can Leave Your Hat On" by Tom Jones
      "For Sho" by Master Source
      "Ladies Night" by Kool & The Gang
      "Nothing Can Change It" by David Grahame
      "Without You" by Tyrone Wells
      "You Bring Me" by Pop
      "Note To Self: Don't Die" by Ryan Adams
      "It's Over Now" by Ricky Fante
      "Call Me Crazy" by Marla Sokoloff
      "Music Please" by Extreme Music
      "Just Be Simple" by Songs: Ohia

    • This episode does not feature the regular opening credits. The cast is listed at the begining of the episode just as guest stars are. Woods is still listed as also starring.


    • Episode Title: To Wish Impossible Things

      To Wish Impossible Things is a song by the band The Cure from their 1992 album, Wish.