The BEST Episodes of One Tree Hill
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2020
Network: The CW
Besides a love for hoops, it would seem that Lucas and Nathan are two young men with little in common - except for the dark secret that they share the same father. Arrogant and assured, Nathan is the star of the high school basketball team and hails from the wealthiest family in town. Quiet, brooding and driven, Lucas is a loner, the only child of a single working mom. He's always kept his distance from Nathan. But their lives collide when a twist of fate puts Lucas on Nathan's team. The rumor that's haunted the boys since childhood now becomes more than just whispers as the half-brothers compete not only for control of the court, but also for the heart of Nathan's girlfriend. So unfolds a deep and bitter conflict that's been years in the making; one that will play itself out in their homes, their hearts and at school as they struggle to come to terms with who they really are - and the fact that they may have more in common than they ever imagined.
#1 - One Tree Hill
Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 4, 2012
In the final chapter of One Tree Hill, the tenth anniversary of Tric brings old faces and new possibilities for the Tree Hill family.
#2 - Remember Me As a Time of Day
Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 2009
Tree Hill bids goodbye to the past while anticipating the future: Lucas and Peyton prepare for the birth of their child with the help of a surprise visitor, Dan nears his end, and Brooke works with Victoria to relaunch Clothes Over Bro's. Meanwhile, Nathan returns to Tree Hill to face Haley and Jamie after being released from the Chiefs.
#3 - Songs to Love and Die By
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2006
After a cardiac incident, Lucas has a dream in which the spirit of Keith visits and shows him how much one life can affect the lives of others, with a nod to “It's a Wonderful Life.” Elsewhere, Hayley is the victim of an accident and Dan helps out Nathan.
#4 - Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2006
Derek tells Peyton to give Lucas a chance just as Brooke tries to make up with him. Rachel asks Haley to tutor her when she discovers she is failing a class. And Nathan has more trouble with Daunte.
#5 - The Leavers Dance
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 24, 2005
In the second part of the this seamless 2-hour Season Finale of "One Tree Hill," things heat up between Lucas and Brooke since he finally tells her what he feels about her. Nathan and Deb conspire to desert Dan for good, leading to an explosive conclusion when he discovers their plan. Peyton has a shock. Meanwhile, Karen decides to spend the summer holiday in New Zealand. And at the climax of Dan's numerous deceptions someone sets the dealership on fire with him in it.
#6 - You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired May 2, 2007
It's Prom night, but things start to go awry as Lucas discovers who was the person in the hallway when Keith was killed, and psycho Derek holds Peyton hostage at her own house. Meanwhile, Haley and Nathan vow to be romantic with each other throughout the night, and Dan continues to win over Karen's affections.
#7 - I and Love and You
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 26, 2009
Dan brings Renee onto his television show, leaving Nathan and Haley powerless to stop him from revealing the truth of her pregnancy to the world. Quinn examines what went wrong with David, and Sara and Clay discuss their past. Meanwhile, Brooke comes clean with Julian about her true desires.
#8 - I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 2006
Nathan gets two surprises in a row, and everyone is eager to share their advice with him. Deb also shares something she picked up. Brooke decides to celebrate while Peyton is being attacked by her stalker.
#9 - Pictures of You
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 7, 2007
A class assignment reveals the deepest secrets and desires of Lucas and the students at Tree Hill High. Worried about college prospects, Skills turns to Haley, while Nathan wrestles with Deb's suicide attempt. Chase learns that Brooke cheated on her calculus exam, while nudity and drugs run rampant in the halls of the school.
#10 - Show Me How To Live
Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired May 4, 2009
The families of Tree Hill draw closer as Lucas bonds with Jamie while working on Peyton's car, Sam develops a connection with Victoria, and Brooke and Haley throw Peyton a baby shower. Meanwhile, Nathan's ambitions seem closer than ever when he learns that an NBA scout will be watching his next game.
#11 - The Games That Play Us
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 11, 2004
Lucas and Nathan bear the brunt of Dan's abuse as he coaches them into the playoffs, pushing both of them to their breaking points. Haley is stunned after Dan threatens her, causing her to reconsider her relationship with Nathan. Meanwhile, Whitey learns that his medical condition may be more serious than he first expected, and Dan learns a shocking secret from Deb.
#12 - The Wind That Blew My Heart Away
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 2006
A violent rainstorm knocks out the power in Tree Hill, leading Haley to Nathan's doorstep and Brooke out into the downpour for a dramatic confrontation with Lucas. Peyton finally confronts the truth about Ellie's illness, while Mouth is tempted by his new friend, Rachel. Before morning, secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and new love gets hotter than ever.
#13 - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 29, 2012
Haley receives news of a possible tragedy. Dan’s search for Nathan leads him back to his dark past. Clay has a breakthrough in his treatment. Brooke and Julian deal with Xavier. Chase’s concern for Chuck pushes him to his limits.
#14 - Just Watch the Fireworks
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 15, 2006
When someone unleashes the students' time capsule upon Tree Hill High, Lucas and Mouth must confront a person from their past. Brooke has to deal with the revelation that secrets aren't the only things she exposed in the time capsule. Dan learns to forgive Keith. Haley is forced to reconcile the man Nathan was before with the man he has become, and Peyton's Breast Cancer Benefit Concert at Tric features performances by Haley, Jack's Mannequin and the return of Fall Out Boy.
#15 - The Same Deep Water As You
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2006
The residents of Tree Hill must deal with the aftermath of the shocking accident that left everyone without words. In the midst of all the chaos, Dan extends his help to Karen now that she is pregnant, Lucas and Peyton's friendship continues to grow stronger, and once rivals Brooke and Rachel move past their differences and manage to become good friends. Brooke has a difficult decision to make about her relationship with Lucas and Skills decides to try out for the Ravens.
#16 - Life in a Glass House
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2003
On the night of Dan and Deb's annual basketball appreciation party stirs up old wounds and new feelings as Karen makes a new friend, Keith faces off with his younger brother once again and Lucas finally makes his move on Peyton. Also, Haley and Nathan grow closer until Brooke spreads a vicious rumor that leaves Haley devastated.
#17 - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 13, 2007
Dan must face the harsh consequences of his decision to murder Keith as Karen and Haley's pregnancies complicate the lives of Nathan and the graduating seniors of Tree Hill High. Lucas wrestles with his post-high school options, and Peyton and Brooke prepare to spend the summer in Los Angeles together.
#18 - The Runaway Found
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired May 16, 2007
Brooke and Peyton finally rekindle their friendship, Nathan's past mistakes continue to haunt him and Haley, and Lucas hears a shocking confession from the witness to Keith's murder.
#19 - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 7, 2010
A storm strikes Tree Hill, putting everyone's life in danger.
#20 - Hundred
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 18, 2008
On Lucas and Lindsey's wedding day, Peyton must choose between intervening and losing Lucas forever. Nathan uses the event to try to mend his marriage to Haley. All are shocked when Dan, who is out of prison on parole, shows up at the event.
#21 - The Last Day of Our Acquaintance
Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 22, 2010
As Brooke angrily deals with Alexs tryst with Julian, Lydias condition worsens, prompting Quinn and Haley to try to reconnect with Taylor. Clay is forced to deal with Katies unsettling advances, and Nathan helps Jamie come to terms with Lydias impending death.
#22 - The Birth and Death of the Day
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 6, 2007
As graduation approaches, Haley prepares for the recital of her valedictorian speech and motherhood. Nathan must adjust to life without basketball, while Brooke makes a confession that may have great consequences. Lucas confronts Dan after Karen's life is threatened.
#23 - Family Affair
Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 25, 2010
Nathan tries to keep Haley calm after Taylor shows up at their house with Quinn’s ex-husband in tow. Julian sticks up for Alex on the set of their movie, and Brooke leans on Alexander to ease her heartache. Meanwhile, Clay gets a chance to prove his commitment to Quinn by helping her through a dinner with her sister and David.
#24 - Some You Give Away
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2006
As the Ravens prepare for the championship, Lucas learns Nathan intends to throw the game and decides on a risky plan to even the odds. Karen insists Deb show up for her son's final game and tries to help her get there. Also Dan makes a last plea with Daunte.
#25 - Things A Mama Don't Know
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 5, 2009
Peyton shares some startling news with Lucas, who discovers that Julian has been keeping another secret about the movie. While searching for runaway Sam, Brooke is forced to confront her lingering feelings over her attack. Nathan struggles with his new professional environment.