One Tree Hill
Maybe it was because I was in the middle of a fantasy basketball draft at the time, but the first half of this episode might have been the worst and most boring thing of all time. It's positive effect might have been that it made the second half of the ep seem unbelievable to me. Starting with the beginning of Dan's show and the climax of the Clay story with his girlfriend, it still turned out to be the best episode of the season. Kudos to James Lafferty, who directed this gem.
As they began to show the audience more and more this time on Dan's show, Scott Free Redemption, I realized that it looks like the set of Who Wants to be a Millionaire (or at least the old Millionaire attraction at MGM). This really is the new Dan Scott we're seeing in action. His present wife, Rachel, might still be a scumbag, but I truly believe he is taking his redemption completely serious. Most of the viewers were probably thinking that he was just out to get Nathan again, and this lie detector test was a real jerk move. Little did we know that Dan was out to save the day once again, as he turned this slew into a liar on national television. Everyone is happy, yet Dan still murdered Keith. It will never be ok for him.
Again it was probably because of my fantasy draft, but I did not pick up on Clay's ex-girlfriend being a figment of his imagination until the paramedics put the white sheet over her. I may be an idiot, but I'm just saying that I was surprised and completely moved by it. Not only is this more of the background that I've been looking for from the new characters, but I liked this ex-gf so much that it is no wonder Clay acts like a jerk all the time. Here's the thing though...did they have to have her drink Cool-Aid and die? That was a coincidence right? They weren't saying that she was actually drinking the Cool-Aid, as in she was in a cult and killed herself right? She did collapse almost instantly after all. Either way, Clay's emotions through the entire ep were fantastic.