Best OTH episodes

by Doasnow95 | created - 28 Jun 2017 | updated - 29 Jun 2017 | Public

A list of what I consider to be the best episodes of One Tree Hill from each season.

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1. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Life in a Glass House (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Now Nathan is taking the heat off Lucas in the team, after their common escape from the hicks and as agreed with his attractive tutor Haley, the kids' attention shifts to boy-girl ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 323

2. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Hanging by a Moment (2004)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

In therapy with Deb, who by now wants a divorce, Dan tells he cut Lucas out of his life like a trapped man amputates his arm to survive. Haley gets basketball lessons (to pass PE) from ... See full summary »

Director: John Behring | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 297

3. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Suddenly Everything Has Changed (2004)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Now Lucas is out of the coma and released home, where his ma tries to make him take it easy on doctors orders, Jake brings him a games console as a get-better-and-return gift from the ... See full summary »

Director: David Carson | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 274

4. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: How Can You Be Sure? (2004)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Lucas believed he saw more then an auction slave's duty when Nathan kissed Peyton, but confronted Nathan is convincingly indignant. Brooke and a test kit tell Lucas they're expecting a baby... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 262

5. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: What Is and What Should Never Be (2004)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Keith has a solicitation as auto-shop teacher in a Charleston school; Lucas is heartbroken his surrogate father may move that far away. Haley and Nathan finally feel cozy living together, ... See full summary »

Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 256

6. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Truth Doesn't Make a Noise (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Lucas is back. He enlists Brooke and Peyton to give a party for Nathan's marriage to Haley, but Deb is too livid, even now Dan is getting better, to consent- Nathan makes clear her and ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Dickson | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 248

7. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: I Will Dare (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Felix Taggaro, the new kid in school, makes his grand entry in Tree Hills youth society by organizes a "dare night" on personal invitation, test the limits of the coolest kids plus Mouth (... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 306

8. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Trick Is to Keep Breathing (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Haley makes Nathan agree to go to the prom even though his parents will be chaperons; Peyton pays Brooke's chosen dress for it; Lucas tells Felix he's taking Anna; Mouth comes alone 'on the... See full summary »

Director: John Asher | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 225

9. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Don't Take Me for Granted (2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

After the prom, Anna sleeps over at Peyton's- Felix sneers she's getting a worse reputation then his, while Peyton has a hard time with lesbianism-innuendos, even though Brooke says that ... See full summary »

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 238

10. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Lonesome Road (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Lucas and Peyton hide Jake and Jenny at Nathan's place while he chases Haley. Lucas finds Dans secret hiding place for cash and a secret ledger; when he and Andy come get it at night, all ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 225

11. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Deb's cool younger brother, race pilot Cooper 'Coop' Lee, visits his favorite nephew Nathan and invites him and Lucas to Lowe's Motor Speedway (now Charlotte Motor Speedway), where the boys... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 257

12. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Lifetime Piling Up (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

While Nathan is unconscious in the hospital, he dreams a nightmare alternative version of his life, in which Dan married Karen and lives with her and Lucas, while Keith is the successful ... See full summary »

Director: Les Butler | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 234

13. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Tide That Left and Never Came Back (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

The class's last essay assignment is about what they lost during the year, which sets some thinking. Karen attacks Dan when she learns he tries to get Andy deported; Andy cleverly trick him... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 240

14. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Leavers Dance (2005)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Brooke claims she's not upset Lucas kept amorous mementos of Peyton, as she wants friendship, not romance, with him, but he considers declaring she's his true love. Nathan justly mistrusts ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 267

15. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: An Attempt to Tip the Scales (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Lucas and Haley have a ball trying on costumes for a masked ball in Karens club; Lucas hopes to make Brooke accept becoming exclusive. Dan records mayor Mullins having kinky sex and uses ... See full summary »

Director: Janice Cooke | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 236

16. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: A Multitude of Casualties (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Dan presents the Ravens opening show for the new basketball season, but after the choreographed cheerleaders the boys come rolling in with a public fight between Lucas and Nathan over Haley... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 220

17. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Worst Day Since Yesterday (2005)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

After Lucas surprised Chris with Brooke, even her self-confidence isn't enough to remain assured she hasn't really lost the possible love of her life. Chris informs Nathan whom he thought ... See full summary »

Director: John Asher | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 213

18. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: How a Resurrection Really Feels (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Brookes stolen tops from the shop where she worked land her, Haley and Peyton in jail. Nathan refuses to bail them out, but accepts to drive Chris to the man to whom he lost at poker the ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 266

19. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: I've Got Dreams to Remember (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Keith is arrested as suspect for the arson attempt on his brother Dan, but to the mayors anger soon released for lack of proof. The kids are supposed to get counseling about choosing a ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 214

20. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Wind That Blew My Heart Away (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

During a bad storm, Lucas spends the night with Brooke, who bitches because the last line of his letter is identical to one he once wrote to Peyton about love forever; he must chase her in ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 309

21. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Just Watch the Fireworks (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Last year's time-capsule is maliciously opened 49 years early, revealing many kids' embarrassing secrets, lies and even worse truths, shown on TV screens at school and even on the Internet.... See full summary »

Director: Billy Dickson | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 248

22. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A dangerous day at Tree Hill High gives Nathan and Lucas a common goal, as they put their lives on the line to save their friends when a distraught student comes to school with a gun and holds Haley hostage.

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 1,117

23. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Keith Scott's funeral arouses memories, especially from his one-day bride-to-be Karen and his brother and killer Dan about their childhood, so he starts to feel haunted by Keith as a little... See full summary »

Director: John Asher | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 281

24. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Over the Hills and Far Away (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

On the night before Nathan and Haleys wedding, Brooke argues with Haley over the wedding dress. Meanwhile, Lucas and Karen return.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 252

25. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Show Must Go On (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Nathan and Haley's wedding is a time of great joy. And great sadness. Peyton and Brooke fall out, Dan learns the truth about the fire, and Rachel gets publicly drunk....and publicly bitter.

Director: Mark Schwahn | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 421

26. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Same Deep Water as You (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

The aftermath of the post-wedding car accident unfolds. Haley is deeply affected by Nathan's attempt to rescue Cooper and Rachel, Brooke confronts Lucas with her true feelings and Peyton makes a startling discovery. Pressured by the fact that someone might know he killed his brother, Dan assaults Deb.

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 303

27. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Things I Forgot at Birth (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

As Nathan, Rachel and Cooper's lives remain precarious following the car accident, Brooke celebrates her 18th birthday but finds it diminished by her struggles with Peyton. Lucas and Karen come to terms with her pregnancy and with the pregnancy of someone close to Lucas, while Deb's past addictions intersect with Haley in an explosive manner.

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 229

28. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Peyton finally realizes that her brother Derek isn't her real brother but in fact the very same person that's been sending her online messages using the alias "watchmewatchyou". When she ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 278

29. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Some You Give Away (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

As Whitey's last game approaches, the residents of Tree Hill feel the pressure of a looming State Championship. Peyton reveals to Lucas that she has feelings for him. Haley learns the sex of her baby. Nathan and Lucas clash over personal and team goals. Karen shows Deb tough love, while Dan tries to strike a bargain with Daunte.

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 544

30. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Songs to Love and Die By (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Lucas receives an unlikely visitor -- his supposedly dead Uncle Keith. Haley's life and the life of her unborn child are threatened when she experiences serious complications with her pregnancy and Nathan wrestles with the guilt and consequences of his dealings with Daunte.

Director: John Asher | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 317

31. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Pictures of You (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

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.

Director: Les Butler | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 440

32. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2007)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Haley confronts Brooke regarding the stolen calculus test. Lucas and Peyton consider taking their relationship to the next level as Peyton and Brooke grow closer. In Deb's absence, Nathan throws a senior party at the Scott House, where a sex tape from Nathan's past surfaces.

Director: Janice Cooke | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 238

33. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Prom Night at Hater High (2007)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

On the day of Prom, the residue of Nathan's pre-Prom party has serious repercussions for everyone in Tree Hill. Haley asks Nathan for a list of his past sexual conquests. Rachel is suspended after taking the blame for the exam she stole with Brooke. Peyton tells Lucas she wants to skip the Prom entirely, but he refuses to take no for an answer. Finally Mouth and Brooke must deal with dating Clean... See full summary »

Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 277

34. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love (2007)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

It will be an unforgettable Prom at Tree Hill High when Lucas discovers who was in the hallway when Keith was killed. Meanwhile, Peyton's decision to skip Prom leads to dire consequences. Nathan and Haley vow to be romantic teenagers at Prom, while Dan tries to win Karen's affections, as the witness to his murder closes in.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 305

35. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: It Gets Worse at Night (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Skills finds Lucas sleeping besides Peyton and Brooke who made up and felt scared alone after fighting fake Derek. When they get a message from Mouth he's in trouble, they all decide to go ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 240

36. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Runaway Found (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Peyton is scared by images of "Psycho Derek," so she decides to confront him. Meanwhile, Lucas continues seeking answers about his Uncle Keith's Murder.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 244

37. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Ashes of Dreams You Let Die (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Nathan and Haley grow closer in spite of the recent scandal. Brooke wonders if a spark might be rekindled with Chase. Peyton receives a tempting offer that would ultimately take her away from Tree Hill. Mouth reconnects with Gigi, while Lucas tells Karen that Dan is a murderer, setting off an explosive series of events.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 235

38. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: The Birth and Death of the Day (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

As graduation day dawns in Tree Hill, some dreams begin as others end. Haley prepares for her graduation speech and her role as a young mother, while Nathan prepares for life without basketball. Brooke makes a heartfelt confession that puts her future in jeopardy. Lucas confronts Dan as Karen's life is threatened.

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 266

39. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Haley gives birth to Nathan's son: James 'Jamie' Lucas Scott. After Karen nearly dies having her and Keith's daughter Lily, Dan confesses Keith's murder and goes to prison. Two weeks later,... See full summary »

Director: Mark Schwahn | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 504



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