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One Tree Hill Episode: "Hate Is Safer Than Love"

Season 5, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: Lucas is hurt by devastating news, and he makes a surprising revelation to Peyton. Elsewhere, Brooke's foster baby has an emergency operation; and Skills and Nathan take a risk as they try to turn the Ravens' season around.
Original Air Date: May 12, 2008

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Season 5, Episode 17
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Length: 42:05
Aired: 5/12/2008
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"Hate is Safer Than Love" Season 5, Episode 17

Finally, after weeks of static, something actually happened with the Peyton-Lucas-Lindsey triangle. And it wasn't pretty. At the beginning of the episode, Lucas' pals Skills and Brooke were feeding him the same old lines, telling him not to give up on Lindsey. But they really weren't helping him by giving him this false hope. Then Lindsey called him, out of the blue, during halftime of the big game (great timing, Linz). She told him that she was dating someone else. Next thing you know, Lucas is a madman on the floor, giving his team an angry pep talk and showing a temperamental side of himself that resembles Dan and Nathan. That kid from the other team was really out of line acting on his coach's orders to hurt Quentin's one good hand, but Lucas was the adult and had no business grabbing him. So Luke was thrown out of the game and Nathan told him what he finally needed to hear: "You can't wait around forever. Maybe it's time to move on." Thank you, Nathan. Finally! Someone had to say it. As painful as that was for Lucas, it wasn't as venomous as what he slurred to Peyton after she got her drunk ex home: "Peyton, I hate you. I wish you never came back and ruined my life." Ouch. What a jerk. He writes a second book about his love for her, then blames her for ruining his relationship with Lindsey, taking no personal responsibility for that. (And that scene from last week's preview of Peyton undressing him was nowhere to be found, though I'm sure it would have taken place right before she out him to bed and gently kissed him on the forehead.) This sad scene wasn't how I had hoped things would go for Lucas and Peyton, but hey, at least something happened. Seeing him go ballistic on the basketball court was kind of a welcome change it snapped him out of his constant moping. I guess Lucas is going to have to hit rock bottom now before he redeems himself. And speaking of the Ravens game, I was proud of Mouth for not using that damaging footage of Lucas. He was in a tough spot, because he let his bosses down, but they would have only exploited the situation. Instead, Mouth chose to be a good friend and destroyed the tape. Haley thought she destroyed Jamie's card to Dan last week, but sure enough, the little tyke found it in the trash and was quite hurt. Upset enough to run away. (Where was he going? Looking for Dan?) Thank goodness Haley was the person in that car that pulled alongside little Jamie the tot was just kidnapped a few weeks ago, they can't allow that to happen to him again. Haley's scene on the playground with Jamie where she promised to be more truthful to him was quite sweet (and almost as cute as a caped Jamie on his scooter helping Nathan get back into shape). Also poignant: Jamie's declaration about Dan: "Everyone should have a friend." It's good to see that Deb has found a new friend in cyberspace. That scene with Nathan catching her flashing her new Internet friend was funny, as was their awkward conversation afterwards. I thought for sure that her new mystery pal was going to turn out to be Dan, but to my surprise it was Skills! Sitting there with a rose like he was The Bachelor. And so that kiss between two people you wouldn't expect? Deb and Skills. And apparently they weren't stopping at a kiss. Meanwhile, it looks like Brooke has found a new friend in Dr. Copeland, Angie's surgeon. The surgery went well, and though the hot doc was reluctant to give her his first name, he eventually broke down that wall and told her his name with Ethan. I really hope the writers allow a relationship to develop between these two, instead of drawing Brooke back into that Lucas and Peyton (and Lindsey) mess as the previews hinted at (hopefully, the previews did that just to mislead). I'm also hoping that they're misleading us into thinking that Dan will do anything to jump to the number one position on the heart-donor list including murder a reverend! Please, do not let Dan kill again. I couldn't take that. With Keith, Dan did believe that his brother tried to kill him. I'm not excusing his actions, but knowing that helps understand his motivation. If Dan kills this reverend, then he's just a cold-blooded murderer with no redeeming qualities. Part of me thought they were going to kill Mia off in an accident last night and have Dan somehow get her heart. Only because she was so happy and everyone kept telling her how great it was that she was so successful. That reminded me of how happy Keith was just before his untimely death. Happiness always seems to come with a price in Tree Hill. Luckily, peppy Mia made it through the night unharmed, and the only dangerous mishap of the night was Dan nearly getting hit on the head with a water balloon dropped by Haley and Peyton (if only their aim had been a little bit better...). Next week, the season finale! Visit One Tree Hill anytime in our Online Video Guide. show less
Finally after weeks of static something actually happened with the Peyton-Lucas-Lindsey triangle And it wasnt prettyAt the beginning of the episode Lucas pals Skills and Brooke were feeding him the same old lines telling him not to give up on Lindsey But they really werent helping him by giving him this false hope Then Lindsey called him out of the blue during halftime of the big game great timing Linz She told him that she was dating someone else Next thing you know Lucas is a madman on the floor giving his team an angry pep talk and showing a temperamental side of himself that resembles Dan and Nathan That kid from the other team was really out of line acting on his coachs orders to hurt Quentins one good hand but Lucas was the adult and had no business grabbing him So Luke was thrown out of the game and Nathan told him what he finally needed to hear You cant wait around forever Maybe its time to move on Thank you read more

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