Aside from their love for basketball, Nathan Scott and Lucas Scott seem to have little in common. But like it or not, the two young men are bound together - they share the same father. Arrogant and assured, Nathan is the star of the high school basketball team and hails from a wealthy family. Quiet and driven, Lucas is a legendary playground basketball player and the only child of a working single mom. After growing up on opposite sides of the tracks in the same small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, the half-brothers suddenly find their lives colliding.
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Episodes: 22 | Released: 2003 | Certificate: 12 | Genre: Drama | Director: Bryan Gordon
Actors: Chad Michael Murray , James Lafferty , Bethany Joy Lenz , Hilarie Burton , Sophia Bush , Moira Kelly , Craig Sheffer , Paul Johansson
After failing in his first varsity basketball game, Lucas decides to quit the team. Meanwhile, Nathan and Peyton's faltering relationship continues to weaken as Peyton tires of Nathan's poor treatment of Lucas. And Keith forces Karen to deal with her resentment towards Dan after she refuses to attend Lucas' games.
After a particularly spectacular basketball game, Lucas quickly supplants Nathan as the team's most popular player. Sexy cheerleader Brooke immediately sets her romantic sights on the new star athlete. Frustrated by Lucas' success - and goaded on by Dan - Nathan rallies his teammates and begins a hazing campaign against Lucas, including trashing the outdoor court where Lucas practices. The pranks escalate until Nathan and the guys abduct Lucas and order him to quit the team before something terrible happens to him.
Haley convinces Lucas to go with the team to a party at Nathan's beach house, hoping that the guys will become friendlier. When Lucas sees the wealth that is denied him, he finally confronts his mother about why she lets Dan ignore them. Meanwhile, when Nathan's mother, Deb Scott, returns home and tries to deal with her angry son, she turns to Karen for advice.
Lucas asks Keith to play with him in the annual "Father and Son" basketball game and realizes he got the better father figure after Dan publicly humiliates Nathan on the court. Meanwhile, Peyton has a hard time dealing with the anniversary of her mother's death and finds a comforting ally in Whitey.
When Whitey ejects Lucas and Nathan from the team bus due to their misconduct on the basketball court, the half-brothers are stranded 30 miles from home. They encounter a carload of punks who threaten them with a gun. Injured during the game, Brooke needs Peyton to drive her home and, in an unlikely turn of events, Peyton asks Haley for help.
The night of Dan and Deb's annual basketball appreciation party spurs old memories and new feelings. Karen makes a new friend, Keith confronts Dan again, and Lucas finally makes his romantic intentions clear to Peyton. Meanwhile, Haley and Nathan grow closer until Brooke spreads a vicious rumor that devastates Haley.
Hoping to have fun, Brooke and Peyton attend a college party, but the situation gets bad when one of the guys, Gabe, drugs Peyton. After Brooke calls Lucas for help, the friends bond while caring for the sleeping Peyton, prompting Lucas to gain a new appreciation for Brooke.
After fighting with his father and Haley, Nathan succumbs to the pressure and takes amphetamines to help him play basketball better. However, he isn't prepared for the destruction the drugs do to both his body and his family.
Lucas and Peyton try to redefine their friendship after Lucas chooses to be with her best friend, Brooke, who is unaware that Lucas and Peyton briefly dated. Dan invites Deb to a getaway weekend, but she suggests he devote the time to Nathan. However, Dan and Nathan's father/son weekend ends abruptly when, after Dan's constant criticism, Nathan publicly reveals his drug use and rebukes his father.
Unable to cope with the pressure from Dan, Nathan quits the basketball team. Although Haley fears that Nathan will not need her emotional support as much now, he relies even more heavily on her. Meanwhile, Brooke becomes increasingly jealous of Lucas and Peyton's growing friendship.
After Peyton receives the devastating news that her father is lost at sea, she and Lucas take an overnight trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina, to identify a body that has washed ashore. Meanwhile, an unexpected visit from Dan's parents, Royal and May, leaves the Scott family in turmoil as numerous family secrets are revealed during Dan's birthday dinner.
On their way to pick-up Karen from the airport, Keith and Lucas collide with an oncoming vehicle, leaving Lucas unconscious and fighting for his life. At that moment, Dan is traveling to Deb's house to plead with her to give their marriage a chance, and he witnesses the accident. At the hospital, Dan must acknowledge that Lucas is his son in order to authorize emergency surgery.
While holding a vigil at Lucas' bedside as he lays in a coma, Karen meets Brooke, who is now dating Lucas, and learns from Deb that Deb and Dan are getting divorced. Most shocking of all, Karen is horrified to discover that Keith was drinking alcohol while driving at the time of the accident.
After his near-death experience, Lucas decides he made the wrong choice in girlfriends. He breaks up with Brooke and secretly rekindles his romance with Peyton. However, the truth is revealed after he is rushed to the emergency room again, and the girls come face to face in the hospital.
Nathan must choose which parent to live with after Dan and Deb's divorce. Dan forces Nathan to make the decision by threatening to reveal Deb's darkest secrets in court unless Nathan chooses him. Meanwhile, Lucas meets a beautiful stranger who challenges his perceptions of life since Lucas' car accident.
The gang hits the road to Charlotte, North Carolina, for a basketball game and an annual cheerleading competition that squad leader Brooke is determined to win. When one of the teammates gets sick, Brooke's fellow cheerleader Peyton begs Haley to join the squad for the competition. Meanwhile, after Whitey assigns Lucas and Nathan to the same hotel room, tempers flare, and Haley is caught in the middle.
Lucas, Nathan, their teammate Jake and the rest of the Raven basketball players are auctioned to the highest bidder in the annual "Boy Toy" charity auction, and the evening leads to surprising developments. Meanwhile, having missed out on the auction, Brooke ends up with offbeat Mouth and gives him the night of his life.
Lucas must make a difficult decision regarding Brooke. Haley considers having sex with Nathan. Keith wants more from his relationship with Karen. And Dan tries to get runaway Nathan to return home.
While Nathan looks for an after-school job to pay his rent, Haley hosts a party at his apartment - but she panics when the situation gets out of control. After jilted Brooke realizes she was not invited to the festivities, she decides to attend the party anyway, along with her new friend, Nicki.
Lucas is shocked to learn that Dan once asked Karen for joint custody of him when he was a baby. Meanwhile, Peyton panics after her friend Nicki kidnaps basketball player Jake's baby while baby-sitting.
Lucas and Nathan bear the brunt of Dan's abuse as he coaches them into the playoffs, pushing both of them to their emotional breaking points. Haley is stunned after Dan threatens her, causing her to reconsider her relationship with Nathan. Meanwhile, Whitey finds out that his medical condition may be more serious than he first expected, and Dan learns a shocking secret from Deb.