Season 1 Episodes

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The Games That Play Us

Season 1, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/11/2004
Lucas and Nathan bear the brunt of Dan's abuse as he coaches them into the playoffs, pushing both of them to their breaking points.
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The Leaving Song

Season 1, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/4/2004
Dan becomes temporary coach of the basketball team when Whitey has to have eye surgery. Haley finds objectionable material on Nathan's laptop and gets offended.
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What Is And What Should Never Be

Season 1, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/27/2004
While Nathan looks for an after-school job to pay his rent and looks forward to the party that night that Haley is going to throw for him.
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How Can You Be Sure?

Season 1, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/20/2004
Lucas finds out that Brooke is pregnant and must make a decision regarding the pregnancy. Brooke gives Lucas the cold shoulder regarding the situation.
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To Wish Impossible Things

Season 1, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/13/2004
Lucas, Nathan and Jake are auctioned off to the highest bidder in the annual "Boy Toy" charity auction and the night leads to surprising developments with old flames.
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Spirit in the Night

Season 1, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/6/2004
The gang hits the road to Charlotte where Brooke is determined to win first place at the annual cheerleading competition, but when one of her squad falls ill, Peyton begs Haley to step into the cheerleader's shoes for a day.
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The First Cut is the Deepest

Season 1, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/2/2004
Nathan must decide which parent to live with after the divorce, but Dan decides to force his hand by threatening to reveal Deb's darkest secrets in court unless Nathan chooses him.
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Suddenly Everything Has Changed

Season 1, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/24/2004
After his near-death experience, Lucas decides he made the wrong choice between Brooke and Peyton so he breaks things off with Brooke and secretly rekindles his romance with Peyton.
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I Shall Believe

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/17/2004
While holding a vigil at Lucas' bedside as he lays in a coma, Karen meets her son's new girlfriend and learns from Deb that she is divorcing Dan.
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Hanging By A Moment

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/10/2004
On their way to pick up Karen from the airport, Keith and Lucas' car collides with an oncoming vehicle and an unconscious Lucas is left fighting for his life.
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Crash Course in Polite Conversations

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/3/2004
After Peyton receives the devastating news that her father is lost at sea, she and Lucas take an overnight trip to Hilton Head to identify a body that has washed ashore.
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The Living Years

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/27/2004
After quitting the basketball team, Nathan has more free time to fill up and he takes Haley to his beach house where she gets drunk.
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You Gotta Go There to Come Back

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/20/2004
Lucas decides if he wants to date Brooke or Peyton. Elsewhere, Whitey cancels practice to help the team refocus.
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With Arms Outstretched

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/18/2003
After fighting with his father and Haley, Nathan succumbs to the pressure he is feeling and takes amphetamines to help his game.
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The Search for Something More

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/11/2003
Looking for some fun, Brooke and Peyton crash a college party, but things turn ugly when one of the guys in the dorm drugs Peyton.
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Life in a Glass House

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/4/2003
The night of Dan and Deb's annual basketball appreciation party stirs up old wounds and new feelings.
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Every Night Is Another Story

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/28/2003
When Whitey throws Lucas and Nathan off the bus for misconduct, the two boys wind up stranded thirty miles from home.
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All That You Can't Leave Behind (aka Where I End and You Begin)

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/21/2003
Lucas asks Keith to play with him in the annual "Father and Son" basketball game, and realizes he got the better father figure after Dan publicly humiliates Nathan on the court.
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Crash into You

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/14/2003
Haley convinces Lucas to go with the team to an after-party at Nathan's beach house in the hopes that the guys will become closer.
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Are You True?

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/7/2003
Frustrated by Lucas' growing popularity at school, Nathan searches for Lucas' weak spot, and has the team begin to initiate hazing incidents against him.
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The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/30/2003
Lucas blows his first varsity game and decides to quit the team. The wedge between Nathan and Peyton continues to grow after Peyton tires of Nathan's jabs at Lucas.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/23/2003
Aside from a love for hoops, it would seem that Lucas and Nathan are two young men with little in common, but they are bound by the dark secret that they share the same father.