Haley's on the phone, trying to get a hold of Nathan. She leaves a message telling him that she's worried and that she really hated how they left things. Nathan comes in the door and says, "So do I." He can barely talk, let alone stand. She looks at him softly, emotionally as he says, "Nobody answered the door." Haley tells him that her parents are gone for the weekend. She turns off the phone and asks, "How are you?" Sarah McLachlan croons in the background. You'd think after six years recording a new album, she might have come up with something that doesn't sound exactly like every other song she's ever recorded, but whatever. I don't mean to bring you out of the moment. Nathan answers, "Not so good." His voice cracks and he stumbles into the room, falling into Haley's arms. He says, "I've made a lot of mistakes, Haley, sometimes because of my dad, but sometimes by choice." Nathan sits on her bed, and she sits beside him as he says, "I don't want to do it anymore." She rubs his back and tells him that it's okay. But Nathan disagrees: "No, it's not okay, I'm not okay." He continues, "I fell on the floor tonight. I was so scared. I was so terrified. And then I saw you, and I promised myself that if I could just get up and walk over to you, I'd tell you how much I need you, how much I want you, how nothing else matters." Haley hugs him and kisses him, looking warmly into his face. Aw, wow, everything's coming to a critical point tonight, and Nathan's realizing what Dan should have realized years and years ago, that in order to be well, to be good, you need to take responsibility for yourself, for your actions. Good for you, Nathan. Good for you.
One Tree Hill
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One Tree Hill