Haley can be a fierce woman (see this post if you aren’t convinced). A word of advice: don’t mess with her family — or her values. She’s not afraid to stand up for herself!
Julie: Haley Bitchslaps Rachel in 4.14 – Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers
This is such a fierce moment for Haley. Not only does Haley throw water in her face and slap her, she doesn’t mince words when confronting Rachel about her insecure, cheating, skank ass, and she doesn’t back down! It’s the kind of thing I’d daydream about doing but probably not have the guts to do.
Meaghan: Haley Bitchslaps Rachel in 4.14 – Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers
I feel kind of cheap for picking this over more meaningful moments in Haley’s life but … the sight of tiny, pregnant Haley throwing her drink at Rachel and then bitchslapping her across the face makes me laugh. Every. Single. Time. I always want to high five her after watching this scene.
Morgan: Haley Quits Her Job in 6.18 – Searching For a Former Clarity
I agree with my cohorts. Tiny, pregnant Haley bitchslapping Haley is indeed fierce, awesome, and satisfying. From the post linked above, you can see that a lot of Haley’s outbursts are in defense of her family. Don’t mess with her family. However, I’ve chosen a moment that is all about Haley. Everyone, Nathan included, assumes that Haley will acquiesce to Principal Rimkus’s demands that she print a retraction for publishing Sam’s essay. But, Haley doesn’t. She takes a stand for what is right and she doesn’t compromise her beliefs. Her students may not have had her for a teacher anymore, but they ended up with more respect for her than they already had. She was right, she is too young to bow down to the man – or in this case, Principal Butkiss (thanks for that, Nathan). She’s what? Twenty-three years-old at this point? She did the right thing, she stood up for herself, and she also stood up for Sam.