30 Days of One Tree Hill: Day 23

Posted by: The Dantichrist on September 6th, 2010

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How are Nathan and Haley so awesome? It’s hard to explain or even understand, but somehow their relationship makes us feel better about the world. We love them so much that we all had a hard time picking just one favourite moment, but here’s what we came up with.

Julie: 3.17 – Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?
I love all of the Nathan and Haley scenes in this episode, specifically the second scene with Nathan and Haley talking in bed. The harsh reality of the school shooting — that the people you love could be gone in an instant — gives Nathan a new perspective on his relationship. All the challenges he and Haley face don’t matter because they are together and they love each other.

Meaghan: 3.17 – Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?
The loveliness of Nathan and Haley’s scenes in this episode is really effective juxtaposed against the ugly aftermath of the school shooting. During one of my favourite scenes, Nathan tells Haley that when he’s with her, the world seems better: “I can almost believe the world isn’t as screwed up as I know it is.” I also like the scene where they find the bedspread made of Karen’s wedding dress fabric, and this horrible tragedy becomes a tribute “to true love.” These moments really express what I find most remarkable about Nathan and Haley’s relationship: for whatever reason, their existence actually does make me feel hopeful.

Morgan: The Clippings in the Rain in 3.13 – The Wind That Blew My Heart Away
I feel like Haley was paying penance for going on tour until season seven, partly of her own choosing. But you knew in season two that Haley felt that she didn’t deserve to go back to Nathan. She left and thought he wasn’t proud of her. But he was and he clipped every article he could find about her and saved them all. Add to that a huge rainstorm and some sexiness on the hood of their car? It’s my favorite. Right now. It’s so hard to pick that if you ask me again in a few months, I will likely have a different answer.

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