One Tree Hill

Season 7 Episode 21

What's In The Ground Belongs To You

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 10, 2010 on The CW
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Nathan struggles to reach an increasingly despondent Haley, while Quinn leads Jamie on a Tree Hill treasure hunt. Julian shows his finished film to Brooke, and Clay is forced to deal with a deranged Katie

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  • Wow....

    This episode deserves a 10 purely for the incredible performance by Joy!! If my heart and my emotions could take it I would have loved an entire episode dealing entirely with her depression and her phone calls to her mother. That was a surprise to me, actually. I was really hoping that the phones calls she was making were to Lucas or Peyton because I think she really needs them right now. Lucas is her best friend and Peyton knows what she is going through. We have seen Joy play sweet, smart, kind, funny Haley and now we get to see her play a whole different side of her and she plays it well. I love that Nathan took Haley to the dock and had cracker jack. It was a nice moment and brought back the memories of the beginning of their relationship. I could not believe that ending and I hated that there was a week in between.

    I loved Quinn and Jamie. It's kind of funny that Jamie finally watched The Goonies since Sam asked about it last season. It was really great and lots of fun how she turned it into a whole treasure hunt and that he only took the gold star and left the rest for someone else to find.

    Katie has completely lost it. She broke into the beach house and went through all of Clay's stuff that belonged to Sara and is now pretending to be her.

    Poor Chase. It sucks that Mia broke up with him and especially by text. I really liked them together.

    And hooray for Julian. His movie is going to be shown at the film festival in Utah!!moreless
  • Powerful performance from Bethany Joy Galeotti

    I think the term "Wow" would be the best way to sum up how I feel about this episode. I've re-watched it several different times but each time, i come away feeling quite depressed. Just because i know what it feels like to be incredibly depressed and Bethany Joy Galeotti acted it out perfectly. I think there's a few bad reviews for this episode for a couple of reasons. Maybe people don't like Haley in a depressed state, she's never acted like this before, she's always cheery and we take advantage of that. Maybe it's because they don't like how it jumps from light-hearted, laugh out loud conversations between characters, or a sweet little treasure hunt that Quinn arranged for Jamie to a suicidal and desperate Haley. Maybe there's just an unjustifiable dislike towards this episode. But i'm with the majority in saying that it's a very good episode. Nice to see that the deep "voice overs" are back in this episode. I miss them this season. I know it was Haley "talking" to her mother on the phone but it was all very quotable. I liked the little treasure hunt with Quinn and Jamie, very cute! The scene where Jamie chooses just one item and decides to put the rest of the treasure back for someone else to find was so sweet, giving his only piece of treasure (along with a little drawing) to his mother was even sweeter.

    Watch this episode, acting is top notch as is the writing and (as always) Killer soundtrack. Have fun little tree-hillers :) xmoreless
  • Cliff-hanger season finale!

    Wait, what just happened? The first half of the show moves along pretty slow. There's some lighthearted moments and group scenes, and Haley seems to be getting a little better. Then Julian's movie premiere goes really well, and everyone like the movie. Then the second half of the episode goes by quicker. By the near end of the season finale we're under the impression that everyone is going to end up with a happy ending. Grubs goes after Miranda, Mouth and Skills are friends again, Julian and Brooke are now engaged, and Haley tells Nathan she's pregnant, but wait, Quinn and Clay just got shot by psycho Katy! Looks like season 8 is gonna be a very eventful season!moreless
  • What's in the ground

    The Clay and Katie stuff was actually not horrible here. It has been awhile since One Tree Hill has had a psycho character and they could really use someone in that capacity should the show get renewed. I do not know if that will be Katie or not, but this was a very Desperate Housewives like arc, and anything this show can do to get it compared to the ABC dramedy is a positive at this point.

    Damages had an arc toward the end of its third (and most likely) final season with a movie being made. Hopefully that is not a bad omen for OTH's renewal hopes as they are featuring a movie to end this season.

    Never saw The Goonies, but the scenes with Jamie and Quinn were harmless fun. As a whole though, this show is just really boring.moreless
  • Good setup for the finale

    Ok, so this was probably one of the best episodes of the season. I enjoyed it very much. I like the Brook/Julian, Miranda/Grubbs, Skills/Mouth/Lauren, Chase/Mia, Brook/Victoria story lines. I really like most of the story lines that are happening right now. I really don't care for the Haley depression story line. It seems a little dramatic to me. People loose parents all the time and life goes on (I know b/c I have lost a parent). You can't just stop living! Even though I am annoyed with it, I do wonder how they are going to play this one out. Also, the Clay/Katie story line annoys me. It's been done on OTH before...more than once. I have to say probably my favorite part of the episode was @ the beginning when Haley asked Jamie if he wanted a gold star...Priceless & so funny!moreless
Katie Cook

Katie Cook


Guest Star

Dominic Santana

Dominic Santana


Guest Star

John Harrington Bland

John Harrington Bland


Guest Star

Mitch Ryan (II)

Mitch Ryan (II)

Alexander Coyne

Recurring Role

India de Beaufort

India de Beaufort

Miranda Stone

Recurring Role

Amanda Schull

Amanda Schull

Katie Ryan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Haley: It's not gonna work. Whatever prize you find in that box is not gonna fix me.
      Nathan: Why not? It fixed me

      This scene is in reference to the Cracker Jack box Nathan opened during their first tutoring session in episode 1x03 "Are You True" and inside was a bracelet he gave Haley that she has kept ever since.

    • The table on the dock near the water Nathan and Haley sit at is the same from their first tutoring session in episode 1x03 "Are You True?"

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Victoria: (to Haley) Your mother was proud of you. And it would break her heart to know that her beautiful, kind, inspiring daughter was suffering like this. I know that because I'm a mother. And so are you. Now, our lives are difficult, and our loss unbearable sometimes. So grieve... and struggle, and you find your way back on your own terms and in your own way. But remember this... your mother would want you to be vibrant and inspiring in the face of losing her. She'd want you to fight your pain with all you've got. Because that's the daughter that she raised. That's the daughter that she loved.

    • Brooke: You're exactly what Haley needs right now.
      Nathan: Well, she's always been everything to us. Now it's time for us to be her everything. In sickness and in health, right? For better or worse.

    • Nathan: We're all crazy, Hales. Some of us just hide it better than others.

    • Jamie: Mama? Mama? Mama? I made my own breakfast and cleaned everything up.
      Haley: What do you want, a gold star?

    • Haley: It's not gonna work. Whatever prize you find in that box is not gonna fix me.
      Nathan: Why not? It fixed me

    • Haley: It all just seems so fake. This idea that good things happen to good people and there's magic in the world, and that the meek and righteous will inherit it. There's too many good people who suffer for something like that to be true. There are too many prayers that go unanswered. Every day we ignore how completely broken this world is, and we tell ourselves that it's all going to be okay, "You're going to be okay." But it's not okay. And once you know that, there's no going back. There's no magic in the world…at least today there isn't.

    • Haley: (narrating) Someone once said that death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. I could tell you who said it, but who the hell cares.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: Monday, November 1, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
      Norway: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 on FEM

    • Although credited, Lisa Goldstein (Millie) and Lee Norris (Mouth) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Already Fell" by The Music Dept.
      "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" by Willie Nelson
      "Brooklyn" by Wakey! Wakey!
      "Calls Me Home" by Shannon Labrie
      "Here Before" by Lissie
      "In the Moonlight" by Susie Suh
      "On Your Way" by The Little Heroes
      "Optimism" by Jarrod Gorbel
      "Quiet Hearts" by Amy Stroup
      "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
      "Yellow Bird" by Bess Rogers


    • Episode Title: What's In The Ground Belongs To You

      This is a song by the band If These Trees Could Talk from their 2009 album Above the Earth, Below the Sky.