One Tree Hill Episodes

2006, TV Show

One Tree Hill Episode: "Choosing My Own Way of Life"

Season 6, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Lucas embarks on his second book tour, accompanied by a familiar face. Meanwhile, a basketball opportunity has Nathan questioning his health; Haley assists a student; and Peyton and Mick come to blows regarding his identity.
Original Air Date: Oct 13, 2008
Guest Cast John Doe: Mick Wolf
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Season 6, Episode 6
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Length: 42:26
Aired: 10/13/2008
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One Tree Hill Episode Recap: “Choosing My Own Way of Life” Season 6, Episode 6

This week's episode of One Tree Hill was mainly about making choices and getting seconds chances. Luke had his second chance at another career success, Nathan was given another shot to play ball, though not in the way he imagined, new girl Samantha was given the option to better her current situation, Peyton was able to confront her real father and Dan was back with one final attempt to prove somewhere inside him he has a good heart. So what happened when all of these life changing opportunities were presented?

After his second novel's release, Lucas was embarking on his book tour for "The Comet." When he arrives in Omaha, there's no Lindsay. Instead an arrogant editor who hasn't even read his book is there to take charge. Unfortunately only three people seem to show up to the signing. A girl looking to get her "Gossip Girl" autographed, Mouth, and a fan of Mouth's. Turns out Marvin McFadden is a bit of a celebrity there. His face is even on the side of a bus! But things aren't as great as they seem for our budding sports anchor as he may have the job of his dreams, but none of it matters without the girl of his dreams. And all is headed down-hill for Lucas as his lackluster bookstore showing leads to a cancelled book tour.

Haley has returned to school after two weeks at home. Her first day back is a doozy when she finds her new student Samantha sleeping in a car in shop class. Apparently Sam lives in a foster home where she's practically invisible. So much so that no-one has noticed her disappearance. Haley of course wants to help but soon learns that she can't fix everything. She turns to Brooke for possible shelter but even though she dreams of being a mom, Brooke just can't fathom taking in a rebellious teen. And speaking of Brooke, she's officially out of ideas for her new line. In an effort to heal her soul, Millie has come up with a list of must-do's that Brooke has always wanted to try but Victoria wouldn't allow it.

Peyton is still dealing with the fact that she's finally figured out who her birth father is, yet he's a bigger disaster than she'd hoped for. She finds Mick passed out and in his drunken state he tells her that he would've sucked at being her father which is why he and Ellie gave her up. Needless to say Peyton is disappointed and hurt by his reasoning. Later on, Mick is still around. He gives Peyton the one year sober chip which turns out was from Ellie when she was pregnant. He explains that they wanted to give her a better life.  On his way out he sees Peyton's "people always leave" drawing and says that sometimes it's a good thing. Peyton finally understands and gains a sense of closure to the situation and thanks Mick for giving her up. I'm happy this storyline has come to end. How many more family members, real or fake, of P. Sawyer's can come out of the woodwork? 

Our resident villain seems to be a little less on the outs these days. When he picks up Jamie from school they bump into his ex-wife Deb, making out with Skillz. "They kiss a lot" is Jamie's answer for him. Dan asks Deb if Skillz is out of high school yet and she responds, "He graduated the day you turned yourself in for murder." Touché. After dropping Jamie off, Dan eerily walks the hall where he murdered his brother Keith. He runs into his son Nathan who immediately turns the guilt-trip on, rightfully so. He basically tells Dan that he may have saved his wife and child but he killed his uncle and for that he'll never forgive him.

Perhaps Nathan's luck has turned around as he receives a phone call about playing ball again. Well it's not exactly basketball, but it's an extreme sport called Slamball which Jamie thinks is the coolest thing he's ever seen. And I have to mention, to hear more from James Lafferty aka Nathan talking about Slamball check out my interview with him here! So anyway, turns out Owen is playing Slamball but don't worry Jamie isn't talking to him because he's on Team Brooke. Smart boy. Nathan is worried about the physicality of the sport and needs to think about what he wants to do.

Brooke is still dealing with her attack but when Peyton sees what she's done to the mirror, it can no longer be kept a secret. She confides in her best friend finally. Brooke admits that she was embarrassed by what happened and didn't want to ruin Peyton and Luke's happiness. Peyton then spills about meeting her birth dad. And just as Peyton has learned about her father, Brooke is deciding to become a mother. When Millie adds "Be a mom" to their must-do list, it causes her re-think the decision to not take Sam in. The two get together and although Sam is reluctant at first, she decides she'll give it a try.

At the end of the episode, Mouth decides to return home to his friend and his love, Haley gives Nathan the okay to play Slamball, and Brooke finds that Peyton has changed the negative words on the mirror to those of inspiration. Looks like many of our Tree Hillers are headed in a positive direction. But can this momentary bout of optimism last long? Probably not in this town.
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This week's episode of One Tree Hill was mainly about making choices and getting seconds chances. Luke had his second chance at another career success, Nathan was given another shot to play ball, though not in the way he imagined, new girl Samantha was given the option to better her current situation, Peyton was able to confront her real father and Dan was back with one final attempt to prove somewhere inside him he has a good heart. So what happened when all of these life changing opportunities were presented? read more

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