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13 Times "One Tree Hill" Went A Little Too Far

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1. When Derek appears on Peyton's doorstep claiming to be her brother (he's not) and turns out to be an obsessive pervert.

He leaves comments under her livestream with the username WATCHMEWATCHU prior to earning her trust. What a guy. Cue seven more years of "crazy stalker" storylines.
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He leaves comments under her livestream with the username WATCHMEWATCHU prior to earning her trust. What a guy. Cue seven more years of "crazy stalker" storylines.

2. And when Brooke and Peyton mend their friendship after being kidnapped by Derek on prom night.

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Warner Bros Television

The only thing this was missing was "mm watcha say" as a dramatic backdrop.

3. When Haley takes a break from school to go on tour.

I'm not here to call out the "nerd and jock" get married in high school storyline. It's TV, it's cute, we're over it. But then her 17-year-old married ass goes on tour and almost has an affair with a rockstar?????????
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I'm not here to call out the "nerd and jock" get married in high school storyline. It's TV, it's cute, we're over it. But then her 17-year-old married ass goes on tour and almost has an affair with a rockstar?????????

4. When Fall Out Boy perform and Pete Wentz hangs out with the gang.

His opening line is, "What's up, Tree Hill? We're Fall Out Boy. We love your breasts so take care of them." Let that sink in.
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His opening line is, "What's up, Tree Hill? We're Fall Out Boy. We love your breasts so take care of them." Let that sink in.

When he then charms everyone's pants off and falls head over heels for Peyton, a high school student.

He even makes her pancakes, you guys.
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He even makes her pancakes, you guys.

And when she actually quotes his own lyrics to him as advice, he reacts like this:

Then, after some fun high school dating antics, he buys her a plane ticket so she can visit him on tour, but she takes the ticket and uses it to visit her ex instead. "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" was subsequently written about her.
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Then, after some fun high school dating antics, he buys her a plane ticket so she can visit him on tour, but she takes the ticket and uses it to visit her ex instead. "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" was subsequently written about her.

5. When hugely successful bands would come to a tiny town to perform at a small venue run by teens.

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I'm not complaining about this one, those musical guests contributed heaps to my 13-year-old mix CDs. (Even though I secretly think The OC did it better.)

6. When we jump four years ahead and they're all successful straight out of college.

Brooke is a successful fashion designer. Peyton has her own music label. Lucas is a renowned author. And the water in Tree Hill runs gold.
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Brooke is a successful fashion designer. Peyton has her own music label. Lucas is a renowned author. And the water in Tree Hill runs gold.

7. When Brooke adopts a 15-year-old, despite being 22 herself, and kind of an emotional mess.

Thankfully it's shortlived.
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Thankfully it's shortlived.

8. When Dan discovers he's dying and wakes up one day with a serious case of repentance syndrome.

We forgive his dickheaded ways because he's a changed man, obviously. He then dates Rachel, who went to school with his children, which is wildly appropriate.
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We forgive his dickheaded ways because he's a changed man, obviously. He then dates Rachel, who went to school with his children, which is wildly appropriate.

9. When Nanny Carrie tries to tear apart Nathan and Haley's marriage.

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After losing her son, Carrie took the natural course of action and became a nanny. Carrie frames Nathan for infidelity and tries to tear the family apart. Dan fixes things. Sweet, murderous, family-man Dan. Bless his soul.

And when she returns later to kidnap Dan in another bid to claim Jamie as her own.

Like "Psycho Derek" she makes a surprising comeback because her last gruelling failure wasn't embarrassing enough.
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Like "Psycho Derek" she makes a surprising comeback because her last gruelling failure wasn't embarrassing enough.

10. When Katie impersonates Clay's dead wife and then tries to kill him and his girlfriend.

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Warner Bros Television

Maybe the One Tree Hill writers received complaints that they hadn't yet exhausted the "crazy stalker" storyline or maybe this one seemed so unique they just couldn't shoot it down. Recalling her story further is pointless because it was identical to Carrie's. Only this was different because she wanted Clay (who was blonde unlike Nathan).

11. When Clay and Quinn wander around as ghosts.

The two characters we never signed up for literally get a whole episode where they're ghosts on a path to self discovery. Because it worked out so well when they did this with Keith.
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The two characters we never signed up for literally get a whole episode where they're ghosts on a path to self discovery. Because it worked out so well when they did this with Keith.

12. When Nathan gets kidnapped???

Okay, I'm going to be honest, I stopped watching by this season and if I hadn't, I'm sure I would've repressed this memory.
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Okay, I'm going to be honest, I stopped watching by this season and if I hadn't, I'm sure I would've repressed this memory.

13. And when a dog eats Dan's heart.

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Warner Bros Television

Dan's long awaited heart transplant goes awry when a clumsy nurse drops the heart onto the hospital floor and a literal fucking dog eats it. A DOG. It's simultaneously the best and worst thing to happen on the show.

But even with all of the stalkers, and cliffhanger endings, you could never accuse the show of being boring.

R.I.P. One Tree Hill.
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R.I.P. One Tree Hill.