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I Won’t Back Down

Posted by: Morgan on January 6th, 2010

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When we first met Haley James back in the pilot, we would have never taken her for someone who was prone to violent outbursts. Boy, were we wrong.

Warning: This post is very, very image heavy.
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Bulletproof… I Wish I Was

Posted by: Morgan on October 22nd, 2009

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As we all know from reading books and watching television and movies, if a character does something with malicious intentions that does not necessarily mean they will pay the price for their actions. Such is life and such is fiction. However, in the days of yore when it came to villainous characters in movies, they had to pay for their bad deeds. It was basically a requirement of the studios and the production code. In the 1930′s Warner Bros. made a fortune with their gangster pictures starring James Cagney in part because audiences loved James Cagney – even though he was playing a criminal. No matter how much the audience was rooting for Cagney, at the end of the picture he was still a criminal and therefor he still had to pay for his crimes – usually either by going to prison or dying. Not even the infamous Bette Davis escaped this rule. If the bitch she was playing was particularly heinous, that woman would get her comeuppance in the end.

In a way, the same could be said for Dan Scott. Dan Scott is not a good man. He’s done a lot of bad things to the people of Tree Hill throughout the years, including people who love him and that he claims to love. However, this show has now had six season finales and in every one of them something bad has happened to the Dantichrist. Let’s examine, shall we?

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Accidents Will Happen

Posted by: Julie on October 18th, 2009

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One Tree Hill has more car accident victims than some medical dramas. This theme is established with two separate near-accidents in the first few minutes of the first episode: Peyton stops short of running into Lucas and Nathan almost crashes a “borrowed” school bus into a train. Those may have been close calls, but it turns out they were only delaying the inevitable flaming wreckage in their future…

1×04 – Crash Into You
Nathan takes Peyton’s car without asking to give Haley a ride home from a party. After dropping her off, he sideswipes a parked car and crashes it into a telephone pole. Lucas witnesses the accident and runs to the car, thinking Peyton was driving. He confronts Nathan, who is a really big douchebag about the whole thing. He leaves the car on the side of the road and tells Lucas he will deny what happened. Later on, Nathan lies to Peyton about the whereabouts of her car. This accident is noteworthy because no one is injured! ( Continue reading Accidents Will Happen... )