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The Best One Tree Hill Episodes 

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List of the best One Tree Hill episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. One Tree Hill is a teen drama which ran from 2003-2012 on the CW. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top One Tree Hill episodes of all time are. Fans of One Tree Hill are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

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With Tired Eyes, Tired M... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 16, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 3

Original Airing: Mar 01 2006

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 ...more
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Some You Give Away is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Some You Give Away Episode: 9, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 4

Original Airing: 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 ...more
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All of a Sudden I Miss E... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 21, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 4

Original Airing: 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 ...more
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The Show Must Go On is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 22, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 3

Original Airing: May 03 2006

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.
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 1, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 1

Original Airing: Sep 23 2003

Aside from a love for hoops, it would seem that Lucas and Nathan are two young men with little in common, but they are bound by the dark secret that they share the same father. Nathan is the ...more
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Every Night Is Another S... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 6, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 28 2003

When Whitey throws Lucas and Nathan off the bus due to their misconduct on the basketball court, not only does it leave the two brothers stranded 30 miles from home, but they encounter a carload ...more
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Almost Everything I Wish... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last Time I Saw You Episode: 22, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 7

Original Airing: May 17 2010

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.
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Prom Night at Hater High... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Prom Night at Hater High Episode: 15, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 4

Original Airing: Feb 21 2007

It's Prom day, and emotions are flying high at Tree Hill. An emotional Haley confronts Nathan about the sex tape and asks for a list of all his past sexual encounters. Meanwhile, an angry Peyton ...more
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Over the Hills and Far A... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 21, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 3

Original Airing: Apr 26 2006

Haley argues about her wedding dress with Brooke during the rehearsal dinner. Elsewhere Karen and Lucas arrive back in town. And Peyton is surprised by what she finds...
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I Will Dare is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
I Will Dare Episode: 5, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 19 2004

Felix organizes a "dare night" to test the limits of his new classmates. While out playing the game, Lucas meets a mysterious new girl, Anna, and the two of them seem to hit it off. ...more
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The Truth Doesn't Make A... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
The Truth Doesn't Make A Noise Episode: 2, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 28 2004

With the assistance of Peyton and Brooke, Lucas throws Nathan and Haley a wedding reception. Although Haley's parents support the marriage, Deb has a difficult time accepting it. Meanwhile, ...more
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A Multitude of Casualtie... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
A Multitude of Casualties Episode: 5, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 02 2005

The Ravens begin basketball practice. New team captain Nathan clashes with Lucas over Haley, and a new cheerleader sets her sights on Lucas. Elsewhere, Dan's mayoral bid takes a surprising turn ...more
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I and Love and You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
I and Love and You Episode: 7, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 7

Original Airing: 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 ...more
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Pictures of You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
jash_breadford added Pictures of You Episode: 13, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 4

Original Airing: Feb 07 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 ...more
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I Forgot to Remember to ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 5, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 5

Original Airing: Jan 29 2008

In this flashback episode, memories are looked back upon. Lucas surprises Peyton in Los Angeles and they talk. He asks her something and is left with a surprising answer. Meanwhile, Nathan's ...more
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How a Resurrection Reall... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 9, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 3

Original Airing: Dec 07 2005

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. ...more
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Life in a Glass House is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 7, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 1

Original Airing: Nov 04 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 ...more
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Are You True? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 3, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 07 2003

Frustrated by Lucas' growing popularity at school, Nathan searches for Lucas' weak spot, and finds it in Haley. Meanwhile, Peyton is furious with Lucas for submitting her drawings to the local ...more
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Like You Like an Arsonis... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Episode: 1, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 05 2005

In the third season premiere, we finally discover Dan's fate after the fire. Besides the situation with his father, Nathan also has to deal with Haley's reappearance in Tree Hill and the future ...more
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Touch Me I'm Going to Sc... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Part 1 Episode: 1, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 6

Original Airing: Sep 01 2008

In the sixth season premiere, Tree Hill residents must make a decision that will change their lives forever. Lucas finally pursues his dream with the woman he loves, Brooke must face a reunion ...more
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You And Me And The Bottl... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
You And Me And The Bottle Makes Three Tonight Episode: 17, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 6

Original Airing: Mar 16 2009

Peyton and Lucas deal with shocking news about Peyton's pregnancy as Brooke and Julian face a crossroads in their relationship. Meanwhile, Nathan and Haley celebrate their anniversary, with Dan ...more
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Hundred is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Hundred Episode: 12, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 5

Original Airing: 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 ...more
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Love The Way You Lie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Love The Way You Lie Episode: 3, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 9

Original Airing: Jan 25 2012

Dan helps a struggling Haley at Karen’s Café. Meanwhile, Quinn discovers that Clay is hiding something from her, and Chase tries to mend a broken heart. Brooke is let down by her lunch ...more
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Things A Mama Don’t Know... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Things A Mama Don’t Know Episode: 13, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 6

Original Airing: Jan 05 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 ...more
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Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best One Tree Hill Episodes
Family Affair Episode: 14, Season: One Tree Hill - Season 7

Original Airing: 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 ...more