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One Tree Hill Episode: "Learning to Fail"

Season 7, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: Alex uncovers a secret about her costar that could negatively impact Julian's film. Meanwhile, Brooke faces the aftermath of Alexander's liaison with her mom; Clay encounters a manic Katie; and Haley and Nathan cope in the wake of her mother's death.
Original Air Date: May 3, 2010
Guest Cast Mitch Ryan: Alexander Amanda Schull: Katie
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Season 7, Episode 20
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Length: 42:00
Aired: 5/3/2010
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One Tree Hill Episode Recap: "Learning to Fail" Season 7, Episode 20

On this week's One Tree Hill, some couples finally formed while another called it quits. And while Nathan tried to remain supportive, his wife Haley kept falling deeper and deeper into depression and despair.

Although Haley tries to put on a brave face, it seems the jig is up when she acts complacent towards her husband and serves her son Chinese food for breakfast. She later shows up for her music video shoot but leaves before it even begins. When her manager Miranda gets ahold of her, Haley asks what the big deal is and says she's busy making soup. She then hangs up the phone and continues to agonize over perfecting her mother's famous recipe. When Jamie knocks over the bowl by accident, Haley flips out as Nathan watches his wife crumbling from afar. Haley later stars drinking and when she sits at her piano and drops her martini, she then decides to knock the candle over and let it go up in flames. When Nathan comes racing towards her and asks what happened she simply says, "I'm going to call my mom." Looks like Haley is in full-on denial and needs some help pronto.

As Alex is going to get ice, she stumbles upon her co-star in Julian's film (and the bedroom) in the elevator making out with a guy. While Josh pleads with her not to say anything, Alex goes right to tell Julian and Paul all about it. But Paul tells Alex if she lets his secret out of the bag, nobody will see the film it star being gay will tarnish the love story. Julian, meanwhile confronts Josh, telling him he knows he's behind the extortion. But Josh admits that it's his ex who is also threatening to out him. While Josh's secret doesn't get out, the sex tape does, and it turns out Paul released it with Alex's permission. She explains to Julian she did it for him and because she believes in him and the film.

Millie is back, which somewhat further complicates the quadrangle between Skills, Lauren, Mouth and Millie. She goes to talk to Mouth and listens to him talk about Lauren, which, by the way, does not seem like a conversation exes would be able to have so soon. Millie gives him a little advice before she's on her way, and then Marvin (or as Alex likes to call him Melvin) tries to talk to Skills, who just walks out on him. Lauren also tries to talk to Skills, but with a different motive. "You left, we barely talked...don't put this all on me...I came over here to tell you to stop being a jerk to your friend." And she's right — at the end of the day, Skills chose to leave and Lauren chose to then move on. But after Mouth unsuccessfully apologizes one more time to Skills, he tells Lauren, "I can't do this to my friend." I actually liked Lauren and Mouth together, but maybe this leaves room for Mouth and Millie to reconcile. 

Grubbs is trying to convince Miranda he has real feelings for her, and that's why he wants to marry her. But she says she can't and that they just need to focus on the record. He later agonizes over what to do and eventually sings her  a song he clearly wrote for her. It's enough to win her over, and she finally kisses him.

So, crazy Katie is becoming full-on wackadoo, first watching Clay and Quinn sleep and then later smashing Clay's portrait in the studio. Just as Clay finds out from Katie's roommate that she's unstable, the girl confronts Quinn in the studio and says, "You'll never be Sarah." "Neither will you," Quinn responds. "We'll see about that," Sarah says before creepily walking out.

Later that night while Clay and Quinn discuss how they have a feeling the drama has only just begun, E  we see Katie (somehow) watching Clay and Sarah's wedding tape and memorizing the lines. Can we say freaky?

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On this week's One Tree Hill, some couples finally formed while another called it quits. And while Nathan tried to remain supportive, his wife Haley kept falling deeper and deeper into depression and despair.

Although Haley tries to put on a brave face, it seems the jig is up when she acts complacent towards her husband and serves her son Chinese food for breakfast. She later shows up for her music video shoot but leaves before it even begins. When her manager Miranda gets ahold of her, Haley asks what the big deal is and says she's busy making soup. She then hangs up the phone and continues to agonize over perfecting her mother's famous recipe. When Jamie knocks over the bowl by accident, Haley flips out as Nathan watches his wife crumbling from afar. Haley later stars drinking and when she sits at her piano and drops her martini, she then decides to knock the candle over and let it go up in flames. When Nathan comes racing towards her and asks what happened she simply says, "I'm going to call my mom." Looks like Haley is in full-on denial and needs some help pronto.

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