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One Tree Hill Episode: "The Birth and Death of the Day"

Season 4, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: Karen is hospitalized after suffering some complications with her pregnancy. As graduation nears, Nathan ponders his future and Brooke feels guilty about the stolen calculus test. Meanwhile, Skills and Bevin's parents meet for the first time.
Original Air Date: Jun 6, 2007

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Season 4, Episode 20
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Length: 42:25
Aired: 6/6/2007
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June 6, 2007: Graduation Day Season 4, Episode 20

Hey Tree Hillers, Megan here. Walter couldn't blog tonight, but I'm sure he'll be catching up on this week's confessions soon enough. Leave it to OTH to create a graduation day like no other. There's something about a cap and gown that hides all the painful memories for just a moment - those few minutes that mark a step forward, even if it seems like these students walked in dizzying circles of deceit and unfortunate circumstances right from the first day of freshman year. There may be a wedding ring or two, a bun in the oven, missing parents, and unfinished speeches, but watching our Tree Hill seniors get their diplomas (nice wipeout, Bevin!) was one of those musical CW moments you just had to sink into - or at least I did. Not surprising that Haley went into labor in the middle of her inspirational words, but I guess we'll have to wait until the finale to see if it's a false alarm or not and also to see if graduating plus partying really does equal Brooke Davis minus her clothes. (Let's hope not, she's come so far over the years.) I liked Brooke's little story line this week. I was holding onto her guilt for her, even though I was pretty glad to see Rachel go. But she had to graduate, so I'm not disappointed with her getting off without punishment after confessing to stealing the calculus exam. But more satisfying was Chase feeling the love and being willing to start something with our fashionista despite the fact that high school was coming to an end. Stephen Colletti really surprised me this season. Coming from the fake-and-bake semi-reality world of Laguna Beach, I wasn't expecting much from him, but he's really convincing and ranks pretty high on my list among the group - even if he was the last addition. Not much of Mouth tonight, but at least we got some lighter fare from Skills and Bevin, who always crack me up with their chemistry and chill demeanors. As much as I liked Skills' dad, I'm glad Nathan won't be coming home looking as lost as he did when Haley looked up and saw him untying his filthy boots, exhausted and far from his dream. Whitey's career change is such a classic move for the tough coach who's always had a soft spot for the Scott boys. But for now, Nathan's got other things to worry about, considering his wife's having contractions and he just found out his father killed Keith. Word slowly spread throughout the episode, creeping up on unsuspecting family members and leading Dan to confess to Nathan and then head to the police station. But will he go in? I was angry at the nurse for letting him hold the baby, but I think that moment solidified the fact that he had nothing left but his guilt and misery. Nate's words resonate here: "Commit a crime, sometimes it catches up to you." Apparently Deb is truly back from the dead and in rare sober form, staying by Karen's side with that scheming look in her eye that has me thinking Dan should just turn himself in before she finishes the job she started with the garage fire. Even she knows she's "as crazy as you can be without being committed," and I don't doubt her ability to take Dan down for a minute. She gets this unmistakable look on her face that, combined with biting her lip, invites evil, and it only makes me love to hate her all the more. And then love her again. As for the main event, Lucas, what can I say... I got a little bit of a laugh from Chad's attempt to be tough, gritting his teeth while threatening Dan, but I had to give him a break this week. I suspect Karen will recover (didn't that baby look a little too big for her tiny bump?) and Dan's fate will be decided come the finale. But where is Lucas' life headed with Peyton going off to California for the summer, a new sister to care for, a mother who clearly can't be left alone at this point, and an unfinished book waiting to be written? Looks like we have a post-high-school celebration on our hands next week, and we all know what that means: twists and turns for everyone. I predict some tearful goodbyes, but for tonight, I'll focus on the umbrella of this week's realizations (in case you couldn't hear Haley): "There is a tide in the affairs of men Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries." - Julius Caesar Written by Megan Cherkezian Watch clips of One Tree Hill in our Online Video Guide. show less
Hey Tree Hillers, Megan here. Walter couldn't blog tonight, but I'm sure he'll be catching up on this week's confessions soon enough. Leave it to OTH to create a graduation day like no other.There's something about a cap and gown that hides all the painful memories for just a moment — those few minutes that mark a step forward, even if it seems like these students walked in dizzying circles of deceit and unfortunate circumstances right from the first day of freshman year. There may be a wedding ring or two, a bun in the oven, missing parents, and unfinished speeches, but watching our Tree Hill seniors get their diplomas (nice wipeout, Bevin!) was one of those musical CW moments you just had to sink into — or at least I did. Not surprising that Haley went into labor in the middle of her inspirational words, but I guess we'll have to wait until the finale to see if it's a false alarm or not… and also to see if graduating plus partying really does equal Brooke Davis minu... read more

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