One Tree Hill

Season 6 Episode 12

You Have To Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 24, 2008 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Brooke is shocked to find out that Samantha is in her room with a boy named Jack. Along with that, Julian asks her to make some clothes for the movie. Peyton tries to get Mia to focus on her follow-up album. Lucas is excited when he travels to Hollywood to meet the director of the movie. Meanwhile, Nathan gets the chance for a pro-basketball try-out. Haley takes Jamie to his school's talent show and Millicent confronts Mouth about Gigi.moreless

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  • Crazy endings...

    You Have To Be Joking Me sure did pick up the pace of the season and offered up some shocking cliffhangers.

    Sam learns that she had more to do with Brooke's accident then she could have imagined and runs away. It was intense to see Brooke frantically look for Sam, and even learning that Julian cares about her too and isn't such a bad guy. So this is where Brulian begins...interesting start. And that ending where Sam's friends brother is revealed to be the one who killed Q. Shocking moment right there that could've had more impact if we'd have seen her friend before this moment.

    Peyton arguing with Mia was hard to watch, she's obviously stressed due to what's wrong with her - the show heavily hinting that it's cancer and not showing us what she wanted to tell Lucas. Nice cliffhanger there. Millie being angry at Mouth was fair enough but going to Owen and implying that she's sleep with him was really OTT and kind of silly. But an interesting way to leave things. Owen was a dick to Brooke but they're still somewhat involved.

    Jamie was funny at the talent show and less annoying than I remember. I liked that Nathan impressed but am kind of sick of seeing Q now - it's overplayed! Lucas and the director was amusing - he was crazy and wired. Should be a funny character.

    Big episode to end the first half of the season...

  • Mid Season Finale

    Great episode!!

    I love that Nathan is finally really getting a shot to prove he can still play. I loved the moment with him and Jamie looking for his shoes in the closet. That was so cute. And Nathan's voiceover while he was at the combine was awesome!! It reminded me of the one he did in 3x20.

    I thought it was brilliant that the director Lucas went to see turned out to be Dawson Leery or rather James Van Der Beek. That was awesome. I loved it because Chad was on Dawson's Creek and even more because Dawson wanted to be a director.

    Jamie's talent show was great. He was so cute and so funny.

    And I never would have imagine that Brooke's attack would have been caused by Sam's shoplifting. And then to have the guy who attacked Brooke be the same guy who killed Quentin. The first time I saw this I was screaming at Sam to get out of the car. It may seem like a bit of a coincidence, but really how many creepy bad guys like that can you have in Tree Hill (at one time).

    And also about Mouth and Millie. Mouth is an idiot. Why didn't he delete that picture right away? And I can't believe Owen is drinking again. And him and Millie..just wow!! Totally out of character for them.moreless
  • good episode with an awesome ending!!

    i'm dying to hear what news peyton got. I find Nathan's storyline very repetitive. However jamie is too cute!:-)I feel sure that brooke and julian are gonna end up together. However i don't understand why julian had to lie about searching for sam. A great episode and a thrill to watch
  • luke goes to see a potential diirector, samand julien develope the most ddisturbing relationship, and owen and millie deside to break the rules.

    i think this was an all time low!!! i know i've been praising season 6 a lot, however with last weeks episode(the noir episode penned by chad) and this one makes two crappy eppis in a row and thats not alright with me.

    mia and peyton: mia is one ungreatfull little brat, however when did her first album come out , like 6 months ago? why is everyone in such a hurry to get the second one out?

    if peyton has cancer im gonna stop watching!!!!!

    luke and the director: i thing luke might be my least favorite character, he is annoying me, it maybe chad but whatever. james did and amazing job!! fantastic, loved it! never was a big fan of dawson but he held his own as the stoned director hell bent on changing luks' movie! awsome indeed.

    naley, q and jamie: this was the only nice story this week, it was great to see nathan get back in the game, and the flashbacks with q were great(better than having nathan talking to a ghost) jamie however was annoying as ever, didnt find him remotely funny during his act!

    and the revelation that the guy who shot q, was the same dude who assulted brooke was not a surprise, and that he turned out to be the brother of sams friend wasnt either. i always knew sam had something to do to brookes assult!, it never even crossed my mind that it could have been victoria. there were so many unlikely theories out there...

    brooke and owen:i dont undestand this wierd thing between these two. brooke wont be with owen unless he realises that sam is a part of brookes life, and owen doesnt want boorke if that means a teenage daughter, fine get the hell on with your lifes!!!! and dont get me wrong hot as julien is, i do not want brooke to be with julien, ive said it time and time again, they should bring back the doctor that worked on angie!

    julien and sam: this was so akwardly wierd what the hell is this!!!??moreless
  • What a freakin' cliffhanger!

    A game-changer of an episode - did Owen and Millie sleep with each other (I mean he held up on his end of the bargain), what is wrong with Peyton (cancer?) and what the hell! Sam is trapped in a car with The Gruesome Twosome where one-half is a woman beater and the other a murderer! Not the best situation to be in, is it Sam. I cannot believe Sam inadvertantly got Brooke attacked but I admire Brooke for not giving up on her and Owen is a jerk for sayin that. Very insensitive. I thought Lucas' storyline was again the weakest plot and Jamie/Nathan plot was the second most interesting with of course Brooke topping the poll. The Mouth/Millie storyline is a little flaccid and dumb. Mouth is annoyingly nice and it is always his downfall. Look at Shelley and Rachel - and now Gigi. Stupid slut! However Millie should not cheat on him. Julian is a smarmy character that is surprisingly growing on me as is Sam. Now I have to wait two weeks to see the outcome of all these open threads...!moreless
Burgess Jenkins

Burgess Jenkins


Guest Star

Justin Smith (II)

Justin Smith (II)


Guest Star

L. Warren Young

L. Warren Young


Guest Star

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

Owen Morello

Recurring Role

Austin Nichols

Austin Nichols

Julian Baker

Recurring Role

Ashley Rickards

Ashley Rickards

Samantha Walker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Dixon: (to Lucas about his screenplay) If there's one thing that I know it's that audiences get crazy over who ends up together.

    • Owen: You know, I haven't had a drink in over eight years. Tonight that's going to change.
      Millicent: I haven't had sex in over 22 years. And tonight that's going to change.

    • Julian: Sorry. Sam says hi!
      Brooke: Sam? My Sam? And why does my Sam have your phone number?
      Julian: She has an interest in the film industry.
      Brooke: She is fifteen. You pervert.
      Julian: Okay. Just wrap your head around it. Okay? You and the movie. Not me and Sam. She's only fifteen, you know. You pervert.

    • Jamie (Narrating): A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. And when the weeds begin to grow, it's like a garden full of snow. And when the snow begins to fall, it's like a bird upon the wall. And when the bird away does fly, it's like an eagle in the sky. And when the sky begins to roar, it's like a lion at the door. And when the door begins to crack, it's like a stick across your back. And when your back begins to smart, it's like a penknife in your heart. And when your heart begins to bleed, you're dead, and dead, and dead indeed.

    • Nathan (Narrating his basketball try-out): Numbers are funny. They can measure you, time you, and analyze you all they want, but they all know what really matters is how you play the game. He thinks I've lost a step because of my accident, so he's gonna play me tight. I haven't. Now he'll back off because he doesn't want to get beat off the dribble... just a half step. That's a mistake. You ever hear the expression you can't measure heart? Well the truth is they can't measure any of it: heart... want... need. They think I can't play point guard. But Q knew I could. You can't measure a dream.

    • Nathan: (Quentin is helping Nathan recover athletically) Why are you doing this for me, Q?
      Quentin: This ain't just your dream, man.

    • Julian: A little old man and I fell out; I'll tell you what it was all about. He had money, and I had none. And that's the way the noise begun.

    • Combine Player: Whose shoes are those?
      Nathan: Mine.
      Combine Player: I know that. I mean, whose else are they? Ray Allen? KG?
      Nathan: I heard what you said, and they're mine.

    • Jack: A lot of girls would do it with me.
      Sam: Yeah, and those girls are called prostitutes.

    • Brooke: (On Sam's friend Jack Daniels spending the night unannounced) You expect me to believe that someone named after the white trash rock band drink of choice stayed in your room for the night and nothing happened?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although credited, Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Philippines: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 on ETC
      Norway: Saturday, September 26, 2009 on TVNorge
      Australia: Sunday, April 11, 2010 on Channel Ten

    • Featured Music:
      "(Don't You) Forget About Me" by Simple Minds
      "(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady" by Oasis
      "A Falling Through" by Ray LaMontagne
      "A Hero's Welcome" by Master Source
      "Anthem" by Born in the Flood
      "Cha Cha (Be My New Boyfriend)" by The Spider Problem
      "Devil In Me" by Kate Voegele
      "Happy Twist" by Elisabeth Yndestad
      "Light Catches Your Face" by Bell X1
      "The Lucky Ones" by Patrick Park
      "What Have We Got To Lose" by Aron Wright


    • Episode Title: You Have To Be Joking (Autopsy Of The Devil's Brain)

      A song by The Flaming Lips from their album Hit to Death in the Future Head.