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One Tree Hill

Season 7 Episode 2

What Are You Willing to Lose

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

A growing scandal forces Clay to defend Nathan, while Haley and Mia have problems with protecting Red Bedroom Records from going down. Brooke is looking for the new face of her clothing line, and she decides to move in together with Julian. Meanwhile, Dan unveils his new bride.moreless

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  • Don't like the direction some storylines are taking...

    What Are You Willing to Lose? was a bit of mixed bag really.

    Haley stood out in her fight to keep Red Bedroom Records open - her impressions of Lucas and Peyton were genius. And I quite liked seeing Mia again. For once I also warmed to Brooke and Julian's relationship when the roles were reversed and Brooke told his father to ma up and care for his son.

    BUT it's the rest of the episode I have problems with. Renee claiming that she slept with Nathan is good drama but just feels quite thin. And as a character she's dull and lifeless. The same goes for Miranda who wants to close the label. It seems that the writers are just adding all these half-assed villain into the mix to spice things up. Even take new character Alex. She was quite funny but overly bitchy to the point where it's too much.

    Quinn's speech about her husband and how they grew apart was all a bit soppy for me as well. The ending was strong though with Nathan about to make Haley's day even worse. And don't get me started on the awful Dan storyline. Married to Rachel? WHAT? And helping a homeless guy? Give me a break.

    It was enjoyable, but I don't like the direction of most of the storylines. Not a good thing.

  • For the first time in a long time, this show was fun...

    Haley is in danger of losing her recording company. Nathan is accused of sleeping with another woman, who's about to go public. Brooke has picked the new face clothes over bros, and she's unusal. Mia and Dan return, and so does a very surprising guest. Quinn dosen't know what she wants.

    The episode ends with surprising developments. It's hilarious! It really had it's OMG moments, and the touching speeches One Tree Hill is famous for were included beautifully but, it really felt light, and colorful and entertaining. Something we hadn't had for a while now.

    My favorite part was when Brooke stood up to Julian's dad. So touching!

    Alot better than the first episode. In many ways, this should have been the season premiere.moreless
  • Another good episode.

    Before I get any further into the review I need to point out how awesome Haley's impressions of Peyton and Lucas were. Easily the best little gag on One Tree Hill in a long time and more proof why Bethany Joy Galeotti is the best actress on The CW (I know, that doesn't really say much, but she's great).

    And in classic Mark Schwahn fashion we have another cliffhanger ending that leaves us counting the days until Monday (I think we're six days away right now). Even though they already did a very similar storyline with Nathan and Carrie, this should be a great argument with Haley come episode 703.

    Speaking of great actors on The CW (Galeotti, no, no not James Lafferty) Paul Johannson is doing an excellent job with his ever changing Dan Scott character. His scenes with the homeless man were great television and I think we were all shocked when Rachel was revealed to be his wife and not Deb.

    The little comic relief stuff between Skills, Jamie and Allison I could do without, but I think it is clear that for the most part One Tree Hill has gotten its groove back after I considered giving up on it last year.moreless
  • Season 7, Episode 2

    Brooke and Millicent meet the new face of Clothes over Bros and are a little shocked at her behavior. Dan is now a motivational speaker and shows off his new wife, which is surprisingly Rachel Qatina, which I am so happy that shes back and I hope we see more of her and that she has more interactions with Brooke, Haley, Nathan, Mouth, and Skills. Pretty much the One Tree Hill original cast. Haley tries to save Red Bedroom Records with the help of Mia. When Haley imitated Lucas and Peyton was amazing, she did really good and it was hilarious. Nathan's scandal gets worse. Clayton meets with her and gets a envelope from her and tells Nathan that three months ago they got really wasted and Nathan slept with her and now shes three months pregnant, the envelope had an ultrasound picture. Nathan then comes home and tells Haley he has to tell her something. Can't wait till next week.moreless
  • I still wish Lucas and Peyton were around, but so far this season is going pretty good.

    So, this episode was definitely better than the first. Even though it's only the second episode I think it is building up to be a great season. So first off, Jamie, Skills, and Lauren at the beach was so funny. I love that he still has the walkie-talkie and the line about the leash was so cute. I totally loved Haley's scene where she was practicing discussing the issue with the record label with Lucas and Peyton. It was cute and it made me miss them a little less. Mia was awesome by the way. Kate totally kicked ass in that scene.

    I loved the way Brooke stood up to Julian's dad. It was so like her to defend someone else like that. And Alex is hilarious. She is going to be a great character to have around. I so knew her speech about the dress was an act, but I never expected it to be lines from the movie Brooke was watching.

    Now for the biggies from this episode: Dan and Rachel---Eww!! Deb and Skills was one thing, but Dan and Rachel. I put my hand in front of my face every time they kissed. This is just gross. Rachel needs to find some new DNA to go after. (Lucas, Nathan, Cooper, Dan). This is ridiculous and does anyone believe for a minute that Dan would seriously marry someone that Cooper hooked up with. Dan hates Cooper so why would he want to have sex with someone Cooper was with too. There is totally something else going on their for both of them. Even though her family has money I think all Rachel saw with Dan were dollar signs and a short life expectancy. And I think Dan just saw arm candy.

    Now as for Nathan's situation. I hate this story line. Nathan and Haley have both been tempted to stray from their relationship and really it's tired. Mark needs to come up with something new to do with them. But, since this story line is there I will say that I think this Renee woman is full of it. She may really be pregnant but it's not Nathan's. He has been tempted to stray from Haley, but he never has so why would he start now. I bet this woman had sex with some random guy at that party and she doesn't remember who it was, but remembers that it was a party for Nathan and figures he has money so she'll say it's his baby. Let me be the first to say it, but I will bet you anything that this baby is Clay's. That's just my thought. I've got this feeling that Renee and Clay hooked up at that party and since Clay doesn't remember Renee is taking it out on Nathan because she knows it will affect more people that way.moreless
Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey


Guest Star

Danneel Harris

Danneel Harris

Rachel Gatina

Recurring Role

Kate Voegele

Kate Voegele

Mia Catalano

Recurring Role

Kate French

Kate French

Renee Richardson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Quinn: We grew apart. You know, we stopped laughing as much, stopped caring as much..

    • Alex: BTW, I am starving. Is there any food?
      Millie: Well, I read that you only eat organic foods, so we have an entire organic feast waiting at the hotel.
      Alex: Yeah, I just made that stuff up. (to limo driver) Can you drive through a Mickey D's? I could totally eat the butt off a skunk right now.

    • Brooke: I have this poster hanging in my living room, Paul. Of course I'm upset. And the only reason that it's hanging there is because you took him to see that movie, and for one day, that boy felt close to his father. He felt loved and appreciated. And the sad part is that there was only one of those days. Because in my book, the day that he didn't feel that way should be the unique one. Fix it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: Monday, June 21, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
      Norway: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 on FEM

    • Although credited, Lee Norris (Mouth) does not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Soldier On" by The Temper Trap
      "She's A Genius" by Jet
      "Back Against The Wall" by Cage the Elephant
      "Not A Love Song" by Uh Huh Her
      "Black Champagne" by The Starlight Mints
      "Autumn Eyes" by Tin Star Orphans
      "Doorway" by Io Echo
      "Hands" by Blu Sanders
      "You Wait For Rain" by Kyler England
      "Wonder" by Jack Savoretti