One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill

Aside from basketball, Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) have little in common -- but the two young men share the same father, Dan (Paul Johansson). Arrogant, wealthy and assured, Nathan is the star of the high school basketball team. Quiet and driven, Lucas is a legendary player on the playground and the product of a working single mom, Karen (Moira Kelly). After growing up in opposite worlds in the same small town, the half-brothers find their lives colliding. In the middle of the crossroads is Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Nathan's beautiful girlfriend who may have more in common with Lucas, and Lucas' platonic best friend, Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti). Sophia Bush also stars as Brooke.
Aside from basketball, Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) have little in common -- but the two young men share the same father, Dan (Paul Johansson). Arrogant, wealthy and assured, Nathan is the star of the high school basketball team. Quiet and driven, Lucas is a legendary player on the playground and the product of a working single mom, Karen (Moira Kelly). After growing up in opposite worlds in the same small town, the half-brothers find their lives colliding. In the middle of the crossroads is Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Nathan's beautiful girlfriend who may have more in common with Lucas, and Lucas' platonic best friend, Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti). Sophia Bush also stars as Brooke.

Season 1 (22 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 09/23/2003 Runtime: 41:58 min.

    Original air date: 09/23/2003 Runtime: 41:58 min. Nathan challenges Lucas to a nighttime one-on-one basketball game. If Nathan wins, Lucas must not join the team; if Lucas wins, Nathan will quit.

  • 2. The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most

    Original air date: 09/30/2003 Runtime: 44:04 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2003 Runtime: 44:04 min. After failing in his first varsity basketball game, Lucas decides to quit the team.

  • 3. Are You True?

    Original air date: 10/07/2003 Runtime: 43:44 min.

    Original air date: 10/07/2003 Runtime: 43:44 min. After a particularly spectacular basketball game, Lucas quickly supplants Nathan as the team's most popular player.

  • 4. Crash Into You

    Original air date: 10/14/2003 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2003 Runtime: 43:25 min. Haley convinces Lucas to go with the team to a party at Nathan's beach house, hoping that the guys will become friendlier.

  • 5. All That You Can't Leave Behind

    Original air date: 10/21/2003 Runtime: 43:59 min.

    Original air date: 10/21/2003 Runtime: 43:59 min. Lucas asks Keith to play with him in the annual "Father and Son" basketball game and realizes he got the better father figure after Dan publicly humiliates Nathan on the court.

  • 6. Every Night is Another Story

    Original air date: 10/28/2003 Runtime: 42:11 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2003 Runtime: 42:11 min. When Whitey ejects Lucas and Nathan from the team bus due to their misconduct on the basketball court, the half-brothers are stranded 30 miles from home.

  • 7. Life in a Glass House

    Original air date: 11/04/2003 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 11/04/2003 Runtime: 43:04 min. The night of Dan and Deb's (recurring guest star BARBARA ALYN WOODS) annual basketball appreciation party spurs old memories and new feelings.

  • 8. The Search for Something More

    Original air date: 11/11/2003 Runtime: 43:28 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2003 Runtime: 43:28 min. Hoping to have fun, Brooke and Peyton attend a college party, but the situation gets bad when one of the guys, Gabe (MIKE ERWIN - "Everwood"), drugs Peyton.

  • 9. With Arms Outstretched

    Original air date: 11/18/2003 Runtime: 40:42 min.

    Original air date: 11/18/2003 Runtime: 40:42 min. After fighting with his father and Haley, Nathan succumbs to the pressure and takes amphetamines to help him play basketball better.

  • 10. You Gotta Go There to Come Back

    Original air date: 01/20/2004 Runtime: 43:28 min.

    Original air date: 01/20/2004 Runtime: 43:28 min. Lucas and Peyton try to redefine their friendship after Lucas chooses to be with her best friend, Brooke, who is unaware that Lucas and Peyton briefly dated.

  • 11. The Living Years

    Original air date: 01/27/2004 Runtime: 42:44 min.

    Original air date: 01/27/2004 Runtime: 42:44 min. Unable to cope with the pressure from Dan, Nathan quits the basketball team.

  • 12. Crash Course in Polite Conversation

    Original air date: 02/03/2004 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/03/2004 Runtime: 41:35 min. After Peyton receives the devastating news that her father is lost at sea, she and Lucas take an overnight trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina, to identify a body that has washed ashore.

  • 13. Hanging by a Moment

    Original air date: 02/10/2004 Runtime: 40:27 min.

    Original air date: 02/10/2004 Runtime: 40:27 min. On their way to drive Karen home from the airport, Keith and Lucas collide with an oncoming vehicle, leaving Lucas unconscious and fighting for his life.

  • 14. I Shall Believe

    Original air date: 02/17/2004 Runtime: 43:26 min.

    Original air date: 02/17/2004 Runtime: 43:26 min. While holding a vigil at Lucas' bedside as he lays in a coma, Karen meets Brooke, who is now dating Lucas, and learns from Deb that Deb and Dan are getting divorced.

  • 15. Suddenly Everything Has Changed

    Original air date: 02/24/2004 Runtime: 42:13 min.

    Original air date: 02/24/2004 Runtime: 42:13 min. After his near-death experience, Lucas decides he made the wrong choice in girlfriends.

  • 16. The First Cut is the Deepest

    Original air date: 03/02/2004 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 03/02/2004 Runtime: 43:05 min. Nathan must choose which parent to live with after Dan and Deb's divorce.

  • 17. Spirit in the Night

    Original air date: 04/06/2004 Runtime: 43:00 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2004 Runtime: 43:00 min. The gang hits the road to Charlotte, North Carolina, for a basketball game and an annual cheerleading competition that squad leader Brooke is determined to win.

  • 18. To Wish Impossible Things

    Original air date: 04/13/2004 Runtime: 43:28 min.

    Original air date: 04/13/2004 Runtime: 43:28 min. Lucas, Nathan, their teammate Jake and the rest of the Raven basketball players are auctioned to the highest bidder in the annual "Boy Toy" charity auction.

  • 19. How Can You Be Sure?

    Original air date: 04/20/2004 Runtime: 41:18 min.

    Original air date: 04/20/2004 Runtime: 41:18 min. Lucas must make a difficult decision regarding Brooke. Haley considers having sex with Nathan. Keith wants more from his relationship with Karen.

  • 20. What Is and What Should Never Be

    Original air date: 04/27/2004 Runtime: 42:47 min.

    Original air date: 04/27/2004 Runtime: 42:47 min. While Nathan looks for an after-school job to pay his rent, Haley hosts a party at his apartment--but she panics when the situation gets out of control.

  • 21. The Leaving Song

    Original air date: 05/04/2004 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/04/2004 Runtime: 41:34 min. Lucas is shocked to learn that Dan once asked Karen for joint custody of him when he was a baby.

  • 22. The Games That Play Us

    Original air date: 05/11/2004 Runtime: 43:28 min.

    Original air date: 05/11/2004 Runtime: 43:28 min. Lucas and Nathan bear the brunt of Dan's abuse as he coaches them into the playoffs, pushing both of them to their emotional breaking points.