The Best Episodes of One Tree Hill

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018

This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens, since living memory coached by old Whitey Durham. Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott, who now runs a successful car dealership. The present talents are his two sons, Nathan Scott, a beautiful and popular athlete, the absolute star, who was molded and stifled by his proud dad, ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother Deb, an alcoholic, and Lucas, abandoned at birth with his devoted mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with Dan's older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with street-kids, his passion being reading; when an incident forces the coach to replace suspended players, Lucas soon proves ... Written by KGF Vissers

One Tree Hill

#1 - One Tree Hill

Season 9 - Episode 13

In the final chapter of One Tree Hill, the tenth anniversary of Tric brings old faces and new possibilities for the Tree Hill family.

star 8.78
198 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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The Show Must Go On

#2 - The Show Must Go On

Season 3 - Episode 22

Nathan worries about Haley as they prepare to renew their vows. Peyton and Brooke's friendship becomes strained and Deb confesses to Dan about the fire.

star 8.53
139 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept

#3 - With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept

Season 3 - Episode 16

Due to the aftermath of the release of the time capsule, chaos breaks out. Someone is holding students of Tree Hill hostage with a gun, shooting. While lives hang in the balance, Nathan and Lucas put themselves at risk to protect their friends and loved ones. Young lives are shattered and two lives will end.

star 8.52
178 votes
Directors: Greg Prange
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

#4 - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

Season 4 - Episode 21

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.

star 8.48
158 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Some You Give Away

#5 - Some You Give Away

Season 4 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.47
152 votes
Directors: Greg Prange
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Danny Boy

#6 - Danny Boy

Season 9 - Episode 11

The search for Nathan becomes increasingly dangerous, and Dan’s life hangs in the balance. Brooke is surprised when her father returns. And Clay and Quinn reconnect with Logan.

star 8.43
172 votes
Directors: Joe Davola
Writers: Mike Herro, David Strauss
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I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

#7 - I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Season 4 - Episode 5

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.

star 8.36
139 votes
Directors: Stuart Gillard
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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A Rush of Blood to the Head

#8 - A Rush of Blood to the Head

Season 9 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.36
139 votes
Directors: Greg Prange
Writers: Johnny Richardson
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Pictures of You

#9 - Pictures of You

Season 4 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.29
143 votes
Directors: Les Butler
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Darkness on the Edge of Town

#10 - Darkness on the Edge of Town

Season 8 - Episode 11

A storm strikes Tree Hill, putting everyone's life in danger.

star 8.27
161 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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The Last Day of Our Acquaintance

#11 - The Last Day of Our Acquaintance

Season 7 - Episode 18

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.

star 8.25
142 votes
Directors: Joe Davola
Writers: Mike Daniels
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The Birth and Death of the Day

#12 - The Birth and Death of the Day

Season 4 - Episode 20

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.

star 8.25
147 votes
Directors: Greg Prange
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Anyone Who Had A Heart

#13 - Anyone Who Had A Heart

Season 9 - Episode 12

As Haley prepares to emcee the annual Tree Hill Burning Boat Festival, Brooke uses the opportunity to process her father’s betrayal, while Julian tries to breathe new life into a past idea. Mouth and Millie make a change to their morning show, and Clay and Quinn get ready for Logan’s first night at the beach house.

star 8.24
153 votes
Directors: Sophia Bush
Writers: Brian L. Ridings
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Songs to Love and Die By

#14 - Songs to Love and Die By

Season 4 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.22
138 votes
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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The Leavers Dance

#15 - The Leavers Dance

Season 2 - Episode 23

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.

star 8.22
100 votes
Directors: Greg Prange
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye

#16 - Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye

Season 4 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.20
121 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: John Norris
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You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love

#17 - You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love

Season 4 - Episode 16

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.

star 8.19
135 votes
Directors: Tom Wright
Writers: Terrence Coli
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Hundred

#18 - Hundred

Season 5 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.19
147 votes
Directors: Les Butler
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said The Last Time I Saw You

#19 - Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said The Last Time I Saw You

Season 7 - Episode 22

Haley tries to overcome her depression by joining Nathan, Jamie and the rest of the Tree Hill gang on a trip to Utah for the premiere of Julian's film.

star 8.18
148 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

#20 - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Season 9 - Episode 10

Dan, Julian and Chris Keller attempt to rescue Nathan. Brooke’s conflict with Xavier escalates. Quinn and Clay revisit the past.

star 8.16
148 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Remember Me As a Time of Day

#21 - Remember Me As a Time of Day

Season 6 - Episode 24

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.

star 8.16
161 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers:
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The Wind That Blew My Heart Away

#22 - The Wind That Blew My Heart Away

Season 3 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.15
152 votes
Directors: David Jackson
Writers: Stacy Rukeyser
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How a Resurrection Really Feels

#23 - How a Resurrection Really Feels

Season 3 - Episode 9

It is revealed that Lucas knows who tried to kill Dan and he confronts the guilty party. Brooke, Peyton and Haley find themselves behind bars. Peyton finds her guilty conscience on the surface. Chris Keller convinces Nathan to be his wingman at a high-stakes poker game. The residents of Tree Hill finally choose a mayor.

star 8.14
138 votes
Directors: Greg Prange
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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It Gets the Worst at Night

#24 - It Gets the Worst at Night

Season 4 - Episode 17

When Mouth and Rachel's road trip goes wrong, the other teens go out to their rescue. While on the trip, Nathan and Haley get a second chance to enjoy their Prom and Peyton and Lucas decide to take their relationship to the next level. Finally, Brooke reveals the truth about the stolen calculus exam to Haley.

star 8.13
113 votes
Directors: Greg Prange
Writers: Jim Lee, Mark Schwahn
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Quiet Little Voices

#25 - Quiet Little Voices

Season 8 - Episode 18

The big day has finally arrived and the gang gathers at the hospital to await the birth of Haley and Nathan’s baby. While they wait, they reminisce about the memories they have shared over the years.

star 8.13
142 votes
Directors: Austin Nichols
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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