One Tree Hill began with one of Nathan’s flashbacks of what happened in the river. Cooper is still in the hospital, unconscious. And while Haley knows she saw Rachel grab the steering wheel from Cooper, Nathan wants to know if she saw anyone else underwater. He is trying to figure out who the mysterious person was who saved the three of them in the limo that afternoon. Thankfully, Nathan gets a call that Cooper is awake. Cooper tells the detective the wreck was his fault and Rachel tells Cooper she was never pregnant.
Unable to tell anyone else, Nathan tells Cooper the truth about what happened in the river. He admits to not being the hero and Cooper tells him all that matters is they are still alive. Rachel considers Nathan her hero, too, and vows to repay him for saving her life. Nathan then tells Lucas what happened, asking him if he is the one who saved everyone. Lucas tells Nathan he was the only one who could have saved Cooper and Rachel. But Nathan is convinced he saw Keith in the car. I hope Keith has an active role in the series because I always enjoyed his character. I’m just not sure how they can incorporate his ghost in the show without it being too cheesy.
Peyton and Lucas discussed Brooke dumping him. As she was about to admit what she told Brooke, the power in Peyton’s house went out. When he assured Peyton he was going to get Brooke back, Lucas told her ,“you can’t help who you love.” Trying to figure out who he loves, Peyton asks him who will be next to him when all his dreams come true. After answering it would be Brooke, she tells Lucas she knows how he can get Brooke back. Unfortunately, Peyton’s plan didn’t work out. Instead, it looks as though it will end up backfiring. Leave it to One Tree Hill to make things a little more complicated.