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One Tree Hill Episode: "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance"

Season 7, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: As Lydia's illness progresses, Haley and Quinn seek out Taylor, and Nathan helps Jamie prepare for what lies ahead. Meanwhile, Brooke deals with Julian and Alex's actions; and Clay tries to fight off Katie's unwanted advances.
Original Air Date: Feb 22, 2010
Guest Cast Bess Armstrong: Lydia James Lindsey McKeon: Taylor James Allison Munn: Lauren Amanda Schull: Katie
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Season 7, Episode 18
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Length: 42:05
Aired: 2/22/2010
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One Tree Hill Episode Recap: "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance" Season 7, Episode 18

With Brooke convinced that Alex and Julian slept together, she's on a rampage to get revenge. Her first mission succeeds: As the costume designer, she dresses up the lead in Julian's film as the "lovechild between Richard Simmons and a Village Person." She's further enraged when she hears Alex on the phone gushing about her sexcapades, which ends in a full on knock-out punch care of Brooke's fist and Alex's eye. Finally, Alexander, Brooke's new co-worker, sets her straight and admits that he was the one sleeping with Alex. Brooke realizes she's been a fool and "bitched out the one man who makes my world turn." But as she talks through it all with her mom — it's still weird to see the two close — she's reminded that the best part of the entire situation is that Julian did not ever sleep with Alex. Brooke apologizes to Alex and goes to find Julian. "I'm in love with you, Julian, I always will be ... Love is crazy and I've been crazy," she says to him. And then he finally kisses her. The kicker of the storyline is that although Alexander slept with Alex, he's actually the man Victoria has had a thing with. He tries to explain that she's different and that he slept with Alex but likes Victoria. So, she smacks him — and then kisses him. What do you think of this new coupling?

While Clay is on the quest to sign new clients, he seeks out rising tennis pro Katie, who appears to be his deceased wife Sara's doppelganger (conveniently played by the same actress). It's too much for him, and while Clay tells Katie he can't be her agent, the girl has a crush and goes all stalker on him. She finds a picture on the Internet of Sara, sees the resemblance, and dies her hair. It looks like we have a new Crazy Carrie on the horizon.

Mouth apologizes for asking Lauren out and blames it on the alcohol. Although Lauren responds that she'd rather be his partner-in-crime than his rebound from Millie, it turns out that she's more afraid that with Skills gone, Mouth would be her rebound. She says, "What the hell," just before she kisses him — and right before Skills walks in the door after returning from LA.

The heart-wrenching storyline of this episode is Lydia's battle for her life. She ends up in the hospital, and while Haley and Quinn are there to support her in her final days, Taylor is still gone. Even Quinn's plea to Taylor — that includes her saying, "I don't know when you became such a colossal selfish bitch, but you're my sister and I love you and mom wants to see you" — shockingly doesn't end so well.

Back in the hospital, Lydia gives Haley the recipe for her famous chicken dumpling soup, and while Haley tries to replicate it at home for her, she freaks out that her mom is dying and there is nothing she can do. "It's not the soup I love, it's making it with my mom," Haley says. Lydia also tells Quinn that she has the same feeling about Clay as she did about Nathan and urges her daughter to tell him she loves him. "Men need to be hit over the head with things ... Give your head permission to follow your heart," Lydia advises.

Taylor finally shows up to the hospital and says she's sorry for being such a disappointment. Her mom explains that Taylor actually reminds her most of herself before becoming a mom. "My love for you has never been in question," she says to Taylor. "The only thing in question is how long is it going to take for you to love yourself?"  

At the end of the episode, Lydia is curled up in the hospital bed with her girls and Nathan and Jamie by her side. They play a slideshow of pictures when they were younger until she slips away. At the funeral, they spread her ashes. The music on this episode was perfect and during this final scene: "I shall Believe," by Sheryl Crow. Back at home, Haley teaches her son Jamie the recipe just like her mom did and Quinn finally tells Clay that she loves him. "I love you too," he responds, "nothing's ever going to change that."

What did you think of the episode? Were you in tears like I was?

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With Brooke convinced that Alex and Julian slept together, she's on a rampage to get revenge. Her first mission succeeds: As the costume designer, she dresses up the lead in Julian's film as the "lovechild between Richard Simmons and a Village Person." She's further enraged when she hears Alex on the phone gushing about her sexcapades, which ends in a full on knock-out punch care of Brooke's fist and Alex's eye. Finally, Alexander, Brooke's new co-worker, sets her straight and admits that he was the one sleeping with Alex. Brooke realizes she's been a fool and "bitched out the one man who makes my world turn." But as she talks through it all with her mom — it's still weird to see the two close — she's reminded that the best part of the entire situation is that Julian did not ever sleep with Alex. Brooke apologizes to Alex and goes to find Julian. "I'm in love with you, Julian, I always will be ... Love is crazy and I've been crazy," she says to him. And then he finally kisses her. The kicker of the storyline is that although Alexander slept with Alex, he's actually the man Victoria has had a thing with. He tries to explain that she's different and that he slept with Alex but likes Victoria. So, she smacks him — and then kisses him. What do you think of this new coupling?

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