One Tree Hill

Season 3 Episode 18

When It Isn't Like It Should Be

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 05, 2006 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Rachel invites the gang for a weekend getaway at her family's cabin. Craziness will ensue, including a game of "I Never" which will cause characters to do things they normally wouldn't, and a nasty little issue Mouth has been harboring toward Rachel will surface. Meanwhile, Karen will confront Dan about Keith's death. Could she suspect the truth?moreless

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  • Really fun episode

    When It Isn't Like It Should Be was a fun episode that was great in distracting from the drama of the last two episodes.

    I liked how the shooting wasn't forgetting but that people are moving on. Lucas spend times with his friends and Brooke, still worrying about Karen, but finally seeming to rid of some of the darkness. It was hilarious to see Brooke so turned on by his letter and the 'brooking herself' joke was pretty funny. Nathan plans on proposing to Haley again and seeing the gang try and steal her ring was hilarious. The proposal was sweet too -exciting times for the couple!

    Peyton spend time with Pete from Fall Out Boy, a little odd but amusing too. Mouth and Rachel have a heart to heart and make up, their friendship is actually quite cute. Skills and Bevin always add comedic affect and I loved them being lost in the woods. I'm so glad that they end up together.

    Meanwhile, back in Tree Hill Karen is angry and bitter and takes it out on Dan. This was a very intense but well done scene and Karen's grief continues to be gripping. Dan deserved it too.

    A great episode that starts the moving on process.

  • Tree Hill Goes Camping!

    The gang goes on a camping trip to Rachel's family cabin in the woods as a healing/bonding experience to move on after the losses of Jimmy and Keith. In Tree Hill Karen is struggling with her grief and confronts Dan about not being there for Keith or his sons and allowing Keith to go in the school.

    Karen confronting Dan about Keith was intense. It's pretty crazy that no one knows Dan killed Keith, but it's pretty cool that Karen blames him anyway.

    The camping trip was fun. That cabin is awesome. I love that Peyton is like dating Pete from Fall Out Boy now. It's weird and random, but cool. I hate Rachel for opening up the time capsule and causing this mess, but it was nice of her to host this awesome weekend trip.

    Brooke and Lucas were so sweet in this episode. I love how excited Lucas was about Nathan wanting to marry Haley again. I'm so glad they are friends again. I love when Lucas and Nathan are hanging out together as more then just brothers, but as really great friends. Brooke was great in this episode. It was hilarious that she got caught "Brooking" herself and the best part about that line is that they used in later in the episode and later in the series. So funny.

    And of course Nathan and Haley!! Love them!! They are back together and now Nathan wants to have a big wedding. I love that he proposed out on that beautiful dock and it was so sweet when Haley took the ring from his neck and put in on his finger.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show one tree hill rahcel invites the group to her cabin for the weekend and there having a good time and they decide to play a game saying i dont do something and rachel start to attack brook with the game and lucas writes brook a note early in the day and one of the girls is with lucas friend in the tub and nathan and haley are togeather this was a good ep i thought and it was very exciting and that is why i gave it a 9 instead of anyting lower and there was alot of drama in thismoreless
  • Season 3, Episode 18.

    Rachel invites the group to her family's cabin. Nathan swipes Haley's ring to re-propose. :) Haha, Rachel walks in on Brooke "brooke-ing" herself. AKA masturbating LMAO! That was funny! Then when Rachel hides the contents of a cabinet, people ask what's inside, and Rachel says to Brooke, "You know how people like to keep private matters private." LMAO the look on Brooke's face was priceless. :) It was a very entertaining episode. :) I really liked it. Brooke kissed Pete! Haha she thought she was dreaming and went for it. Haha, Haley sees Lucas with the ring. LMAO! I loved this episode. :)moreless
  • Fun!

    Lucas, Nathan, Brooke, Haley, Rachel, Mouth, Peyton, Skills, Bevin and Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy stay at Rachel's lodge for the weekend. They all have a really fun time. Rachel and Brooke start fighting again. Peyton has fun with Pete. Mouth and Rachel make up. Nathan proposes to Haley again with the help of Lucas and Brooke. Bevin and Skills get lost in the woods. Karen blames Dan for Keith's death by shoving the past in his face. The gang heals from the past experiences that have been going on.

    This was a cool episode! It seemed like they really had a good time there! Moira Kelly was really good in her last scene! It was weird having Pete Wentz there, but sort of funny with the make-up scene. I give this episode 10 out of 10!moreless
Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz


Guest Star

Danneel Harris

Danneel Harris

Rachel Gatina

Recurring Role

Antwon Tanner

Antwon Tanner

Antwon "Skills" Taylor

Recurring Role

Bevin Prince

Bevin Prince

Bevin Mirskey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Skills and Bevin are lost in the woods he spins her around in the woods to prove that she doesn't really know where North is. After he spins her and she points in the opposite direction then she did the first time, he says "Before, those berries were on your left-hand side. Now which side they on?" However, the berries he points to are still on her left-hand side!

    • Lucas and Karen's address number is 1829. It is visible when Lucas and Brooke leave the house at the beginning of the episode.

  • QUOTES (27)

    • Rachel: You better grab a bed. The good ones are going fast.
      Mouth: The couch is fine with me.
      Rachel: Mouth, don't be stupid. Tell you what, why don't you just bunk with me?
      Mouth: Like I said, I'm good.
      Rachel: So, that's how it's gonna be?
      Mouth: You don't think I know what this weekend's about? This is about you trying to relieve your guilt over the time capsule.
      Rachel: If you hate me so much, why did you even come?
      Mouth: I came for my friends, especially Lucas. But make no mistake. I'm here for everybody but you.

    • Lucas: Man, this is nice. What does Rachel's dad do for a living, anyway?
      Brooke: I don't know. Maybe he's like Tony Soprano. That would explain her personality.
      Lucas: Look, Rachel did a very nice thing by inviting us here. Maybe this would be a good weekend to take it easy on her.
      Brooke: But isn't the point of this weekend for us to get back to normal? If Rachel and I aren't back at each other's throats, it's like the terrorists have won ... Look at you.
      Lucas: What?
      Brooke: Your smile, I've missed it.
      Lucas: Well, then, here's something to make you smile. My latest letter.
      Brooke: Yay, more mail!
      Lucas: Well, this one I really thing you're gonna like.
      Brooke: This weekend is so gonna pay off for you.

    • Nathan: I have a feeling this is gonna be a great weekend.
      Mouth: Yeah, it will be kind of nice to get away.
      Skills: Yeah, hopefully it'll get everybody to stop talking about you know what for a while.
      Haley: Hey, does anybody know anything about this place we're going to?
      Peyton: All Rachel said is that it's some kind of cabin.
      Brooke: Does Rachel really have to come? Can't we just leave her?
      Peyton: Considering it's her family's place, I don't really think we have an option.
      Brooke: I'm just saying think about it.
      Rachel: Hey, party people.
      Bevin: Hey, baby, you ready to conquer the great outdoors?
      Skills: If you say so.
      Lucas: Skills!
      Nathan: He didn't sound very enthusiastic.
      Bevin: Yeah, Skills isn't really the outdoor type.
      Peyton: That's okay, Pete isn't either, and he's still gonna try to meet us out there.
      Haley: Who's Pete?
      Bevin: Fall Out Boy.
      Brooke: He's Peyton's imaginary friend.
      Peyton: Brooke, he's not imaginary. You saw us together at the concert.
      Brooke: And now he loves you. Wasn't it nice of Pete to put your bag in the car?
      Peyton: You guys, he's coming.
      Skills: Hey, you know what? Kanye rolling through, too.
      Bevin: Skills, we are only gonna be gone for two nights. What is in that thing?
      Skills: Look, baby, if I'm going to be in the middle of the woods, I need all of my stuff. CD, DVD, MP3, my pillow.
      Peyton: Wait, wait. But you know we're not staying in the woods. There's a cabin.
      Rachel: Think less rustic.
      Skills: How much less rustic?

    • Nathan: Hey, Luke, we gotta go.
      Lucas: So Mom, I'm gonna take off, okay? Hello? Well, I'll be on my cell if you need anything.
      Brooke: Don't take it personally. She's been through a lot.
      Lucas: I know. She just seems so hopeless.
      Brooke: Yeah, we're all gonna get our hope back, Luke. It's just gonna take some of us longer than others, you know.

    • Peyton: So how many tattoos do you have, anyway?
      Pete: Let's see, 37. No, wait, 38. I just got your name on my lower calf. You all right with that?
      Peyton: Shut up! Stop it!
      Pete: So what about you, Peyton? You got any tats?
      Peyton: I just have this dark angel between my shoulder blades.
      Pete: Really?
      Peyton: No. Can you imagine what my dad would do if I came home with a tattoo? I'm in high school.
      Pete: Right.
      Peyton: Speaking of which, how's this supposed to work, anyway?
      Pete: What, me and you?
      Peyton: Yeah. I mean, we're just in two totally different places. You're this rock star. I'm just trying to pass AP English.
      Pete: I mean, I feel like answer's to not overthink things. You know, we're just having fun, right?
      Peyton: Yeah, sure.
      Pete: And then we'll figure it out.
      Peyton: So, that's your solution? We'll just figure it out?
      Pete: Why not? Too easy?
      Mouth: Whatever it is, can you figure it out soon? I'm trying to sleep up here.
      Peyton: Mouth, how long have you been up there?
      Mouth: Since you guys came in and started making out.
      Peyton: Oh, my God! I'm so sorry. Mouth! Did you know he was up there?
      Pete: Totally. I thought you were cool with it.
      Peyton: Oh, God.

    • Mouth: I say bury and keep it buried. Just like the time capsule should have been.
      Rachel: What about you? Can you forgive me?
      Mouth: Only if you could forgive me. So... (looks at Rachel who is in the swimming pool) do you want some company in here, or...
      Rachel: I think I can probably squeeze you in! (she squeezes him in) I'm sorry Mouth, I wish I could take it all back.
      Mouth: Yeah, me too.

    • (about the time capsule issue)
      Rachel: I didn't want anyone to die. I'm gonna tell everybody I did it.
      Mouth: No you shouldn't.

    • Lucas: John Steinbeck once wrote change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains of dawn and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wild flowers hidden in the grass.

    • Brooke: (stretches her arms) Mmm something smells....yummy. (walks over to Pete) Hi kisses him
      Peyton: (walks in the room) Pete? What is this?
      Brooke: Peyton. I um..I saw him standing there and just sort of thought I was dreaming and went for it. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
      (walks over to Peyton and whispers) Pete from Fall Out Boy is here!
      Peyton: I know

    • Peyton: If your coming over her to say I told you so save your breath.
      Brooke: Haven't heard from (does finger quotes) Pete yet?
      Peyton: No
      Brooke: Well maybe (does finger quotes) Pete lost his phone.
      Peyton: Ok this whole (does finger quotes) finger quotes thing is starting to piss me off.

    • Peyton: My pen is the barrel of a gun. Remind me which side you should be on. (Quoting Fall Out Boy lyrics to Pete)

    • Nathan: I never spent enough time with him, you know. Keith. But, it's weird, even though he's gone, a part of me still feels very happy for the time I did have.
      Lucas: I think that's what this weekend is about. Not regretting our pasts but appreciating everything that we've got now. Great friends, great memories. And you know what? I think that's exactly how he would want it.

    • Nathan:I thought you were going to get that ring.
      Lucas: Brooke's working on it.
      Nathan: Yeah well, you're running out of time.

    • Haley: Oh man, this view is so beautiful from the dock
      Nathan: Well you know docks are kinda special for us. Remember the time Dan busted us for drinking?
      Haley: ughh...don't remind me. Although I did enjoy throwing up on him.
      [They both laugh]

    • (as Bevin starts to drink for "brooking" herself)
      Skills: Baby do you even know what that means.
      Bevin: Yeah I "brooke" myself all the time.
      (everyone laughs)
      Skills: If she keeps talking like that I'm going to have to go "Brooke" myself.
      Brooke: Okay, can we please stop calling it that?

    • Brooke: (to Rachel) Paybacks a bitch!

    • Lucas: Henry James wrote: "Be not afraid of life; believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."

    • Rachel: I never got caught "Brooking" myself in the middle of day!
      Brooke: You said you wouldn't say anything!
      Rachel: We didn't shake on it.

    • (Lucas and Nathan fishing on the lake)
      Lucas: Ok! was bad idea.
      Nathan: Why would you even show the ring to Brooke?
      Lucas: I don't know. I was excited. You know how Brooke likes these kinda things.
      Nathan: Well, the proposal is ruined now, you know?
      Lucas: You don't need a ring to propose.
      (Nathan shakes his head)
      Lucas: Adjust your plan a little bit.
      Nathan: That's all Haley and I ever do. Whenever since we've gotten married, nothing's gone the way we planned it. Something always gets in the way. Like music or High Flyers...or Dan, Chris.
      Lucas: But, isn't that just, well...Life. I mean, everything doesn't have to be perfect.
      Nathan: No! But this does! Why couldn't this one moment work out the way I planned it? Just once, you know, for Haley.
      Lucas: You know what? You're right. (Lucas puts his fishing pole down and starts to row the boat)
      Nathan: What are you doing?
      Lucas: We're going to go get that ring back. You're right, Nate. You and Haley deserve that perfect moment...mmm. at least once in your life.
      (Nathan nods)

    • (Haley talking about her ring)
      Haley: Where did you find it?
      Lucas: Huh... on that thing... next to the other thing...

    • (Haley and Nathan at the Sunkist party. Haley is trying to hide the fact she lost her ring from Nathan.)
      Nathan: Why are you wearing those mittens? It's like a million degrees in here.
      Haley: Mmm. My hands are just cold today.

    • (Peyton, Rachel and Haley looking for Haley's ring in the sink drain)
      Peyton: Do you have a pipe wrench?
      Rachel:Oh sure. In my purse, next to the belt sander.
      (Haley grabs Rachel by the jacket)
      Haley: Listen, Jokey. Go find a pipe wrench or I'll find one and beat you with it. Ok?
      Rachel: I'm so glad I invited you. I'll get the toolbox.

    • Mouth: Dude, these things are awesome! I just scared the hell out of some cows!

    • (Nathan and Lucas are riding some ATV's)
      Lucas: Nice jump back there.
      (Nathan laughs)
      Nathan: You too. I think we totally scared some crap out of some cows.
      Lucas: You know what? Maybe we should be more careful. I don't know given our family driving history, one of us is bound to end up in the hospital.

    • Haley: Between me losing my ring and Bevin and Skills losing themselves. This is turning out to be a pretty eventful weekend.

    • Haley: I lost my ring twice, and I'm really sorry. Your probably just really disappointed in me-
      {Nathan cuts her off}
      Nathan: You mean this ring?
      Haley: [sighs] Yea, where did you find that?
      Nathan: I kinda stole it, twice.
      {Nathan gets down on one knee}
      Nathan: Haley...
      Haley: What are you doing?
      Nathan: Over the past year, I've learned so much about life and love and even if i could I wouldnt take back all the bad stuff that happened between us, cause it brought us here, this moment, this river.
      {Nathan takes Haley's hand and slides her ring back on her finger}
      Nathan: Marry me Haley, marry me again in front of all our friends and our family.
      Haley: Always...Always and Forever
      (Kiss,Haley grabs Nathans chain, takes the ring off, and slides the ring on his finger.In between laughing, they kiss, and hug)

    • (Lucas showing Brooke the ring)
      Brooke: Are you proposing to me? That's so Naley.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 on CNBC-e

    • In the opening credits, Keith is now replaced with footage from the fire at Dan's car dealership.

    • Featured Music:
      "Brand New Orange" by Limbeck
      "Murderous Youth" by The Living Blue
      "Reanimation" by Blackalicious
      "Perfect Now" by Sarah Blasko
      "Time" by Monsters Are Waiting
      "The Fallen" by Franz Ferdinand
      "Washed Out" by The Eames Era
      "Rose" by Stephen Fretwell
      "I've Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth" by Fall Out Boy


    • Brooke: Unless her father's like Tony Soprano or something...

      Tony Soprano is the main character in the HBO television series The Sopranos, which aired from 1999 to 2007.

    • Episode Title: When It Isn't Like It Should Be

      "When It Isn't Like It Should Be" is a song by Saves The Day off the record, Ups And Downs: Early Recordings And B-Sides.