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One Tree Hill (season 4)
One Tree Hill - Season 4 - DVD.JPG
One Tree Hill Season 4 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 21
Release
Original network The CW
Original release September 27, 2006 (2006-09-27) – June 13, 2007 (2007-06-13)
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List of One Tree Hill episodes

The fourth season of One Tree Hill began airing on September 27, 2006. The season concluded on June 13, 2007, after 21 episodes. This is the first season to air on the newly formed The CW television network.

In this season, most episodes were named after rock albums rather than after songs. Season four rose in ratings, averaging 2.9 million viewers weekly, becoming #136 in the Nielsen ratings system.[1]

Overview[edit]

This season focuses on the final half of senior year at Tree Hill High School. Nathan and Haley find out that they are going to have a baby. Lucas starts writing a novel, while also questioning what really happened on the day of the school shooting. Nathan gets involved with some shady characters after he and Haley start having money problems. Peyton finds out she has a brother, but he may not be who he says he is. Brooke becomes friends with Rachel and starts a relationship with newcomer Chase. Dan tries to get close to Karen and help her with Keith's baby.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
68 1 "The Same Deep Water as You" Greg Prange Mark Schwahn September 27, 2006 (2006-09-27) 3T5751 3.64[3]

The residents of Tree Hill must deal with the aftermath of the shocking accident. Nathan and Rachel are okay while Cooper still remains in a coma. In the midst of all the chaos, Dan extends his help to Karen now that she is pregnant. Lucas and Peyton's friendship continues to grow stronger. Previously rivals, Brooke and Rachel move past their differences and manage to become good friends. Brooke has a difficult decision to make about her relationship with Lucas. Skills decides to try out for the Ravens.[2]


This episode is named after a song by The Cure.
69 2 "Things I Forgot at Birth" Greg Prange Mark Schwahn October 4, 2006 (2006-10-04) 3T5752 3.09[4]

It's her eighteenth birthday, but Brooke soon realizes that she has no one but Rachel to celebrate it with. Meanwhile, Nathan continues to struggle with memories of the accident. Dan continues to be haunted by remorse over his actions against Keith.


This episode is named after a song by Absentee.
70 3 "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" John Asher Mike Herro & David Strauss October 11, 2006 (2006-10-11) 3T5753 3.28[5]

Peyton spends more time getting to know her newfound brother, Derek. Lucas gives up on his love for Brooke. Rachel tries to start a romance with Nathan.


This episode is named after an album by Modest Mouse.
71 4 "Can't Stop This Thing We've Started" Bethany Rooney Terrence Coli October 18, 2006 (2006-10-18) 3T5754 2.95[6]

A rumor surfaces that Brooke might be pregnant, causing Karen to worry as she fears that the baby might be Lucas'. Rachel continues to get closer to Nathan when she confesses that she saw Keith during the accident.


This episode is named after a song by Bryan Adams.
72 5 "I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness" Stuart Gillard Mark Schwahn October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25) 3T5755 3.57[7]

Nathan gets two surprises in a row, and everyone is eager to share their advice. Brooke decides to celebrate. Peyton's stalker attacks her and her real brother saves her with Lucas' help.


This episode is named after the band I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness.
73 6 "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" Paul Johansson William H. Brown November 8, 2006 (2006-11-08) 3T5756 3.52[8]

Nathan struggles with money problems and reluctantly asks Dan for help. Brooke learns the new man in her life is also her new English teacher. Peyton gets help from an unexpected source. Lucas returns to the Ravens just in time to help the team advance in the playoffs for the state championship.


This episode is named after an American folk song made famous by Lead Belly and latterly covered first by Hole and then by Nirvana.
74 7 "All These Things That I've Done" David Jackson Adele Lim November 15, 2006 (2006-11-15) 3T5757 3.25[9]

Peyton tries to go back to school, but she breaks down. Brooke's fashions are a hit at the local show. Nathan is cornered into a no-win situation by Daunte. Deb takes drastic action to support her addiction.


This episode is named after a song by The Killers.
75 8 "Nothing Left to Say But Goodbye" Janice Cooke John A. Norris November 22, 2006 (2006-11-22) 3T5758 2.53[10]

Derek tells Peyton to give Lucas a chance just as Brooke tries to make up with him. Nathan continues to have trouble with Daunte. Rachel asks Haley to tutor her when she discovers she is failing a class.


This episode is named after a song by Audioslave.
76 9 "Some You Give Away" Greg Prange Mark Schwahn November 29, 2006 (2006-11-29) 3T5759 4.21[11]

As the Ravens prepare for the championship, Lucas learns Nathan intends to throw the game and decides on a risky plan to even the odds. Karen insists Deb show up for her son's final game and tries to help her get there. Dan makes a last plea with Daunte.


This episode is named after a song by La Rocca.
77 10 "Songs to Love and Die By" John Asher Mark Schwahn December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06) 3T5760 4.24[12]

After a heart attack, Lucas has a dream in which the spirit of Keith visits and shows him how much one life can affect the lives of others, in a nod to "It's a Wonderful Life". Haley is the victim of an accident and Dan helps out Nathan.


This episode is named after an album by 8mm.
78 11 "Everything in Its Right Place" Michael Lange Dawn Urbont January 17, 2007 (2007-01-17) 3T5761 2.18[13]

The aftermath of the events in Tree Hill begins. Lucas returns to his everyday life and tries to rekindle his relationship with Peyton. However, things are rougher for Haley when she discovers that Nathan was more involved in her accident than she could have ever imagined.


This episode is named after a song by Radiohead.
79 12 "Resolve" Moira Kelly Michelle Furtney-Goodman January 24, 2007 (2007-01-24) 3T5762 2.26[13]

Haley is frustrated over her injuries. Skills and Mouth help Nathan earn some extra money as an amateur stripper. Brooke betrays Rachel to get with a new guy. Lucas and Peyton finally find happiness in their relationship.


This episode is named after a song by Foo Fighters.
80 13 "Pictures of You" Les Butler Mark Schwahn February 7, 2007 (2007-02-07) 3T5763 2.85[15]

A class assignment pairs the students at Tree Hill High to get to know each other a little better. Nathan wrestles with Deb's suicide attempt. Chase learns that Brooke cheated on her calculus exam. .[14]


This episode is named after a song by The Cure.
81 14 "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" Janice Cooke William H. Brown February 14, 2007 (2007-02-14) 3T5764 2.25[16]

Haley confronts Brooke regarding the stolen calculus test. Lucas and Peyton consider taking their relationship to the next level. Peyton and Brooke grow closer. In Deb's absence, Nathan throws a senior party at the Scott House where a sex tape from Nathan's past surfaces.


This episode is named after an album by The National.
82 15 "Prom Night at Hater High" Paul Johansson Mike Herro & David Strauss February 21, 2007 (2007-02-21) 3T5765 3.15[17]

It's Prom day, and emotions are running high at Tree Hill. An emotional Haley confronts Nathan about the sex tape and asks for a list of all his past sexual encounters. An angry Peyton asks Lucas to skip the dance altogether, but he refuses to take no for an answer. Brooke and Peyton let out all their frustrations in a confrontation that could tear them apart forever.


This episode is named after a song by The Long Winters.
83 16 "You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love" Thomas J. Wright Terrence Coli May 2, 2007 (2007-05-02) 3T5766 3.28[12]

It's Prom night, but things start to go awry. Lucas remembers that someone was in the hallway when Keith was killed. Psycho Derek holds Peyton and Brooke hostage in Peyton's own house. Haley and Nathan vow to be romantic with each other throughout the night. Dan continues to win over Karen's affections. Within Reason guest star to perform during the Prom.


This episode is named after a song by Nat King Cole.
84 17 "It Gets the Worst at Night" Greg Prange Mark Schwahn & Jim Lee May 9, 2007 (2007-05-09) 3T5767 2.95[18]

When Mouth and Rachel's road trip goes wrong, the other teens drive to their rescue. On the trip, Nathan and Haley get a second chance to enjoy their Prom. Peyton and Lucas decide to take their relationship to the next level. Brooke reveals the truth about the stolen calculus exam to Haley.


This episode is named after a song by Lucero.
85 18 "The Runaway Found" David Jackson Mark Schwahn May 16, 2007 (2007-05-16) 3T5768 2.71[19]

Brooke and Peyton finally rekindle their friendship. Nathan's past mistakes continue to haunt him and Haley. Lucas hears a shocking confession from the witness to Keith's murder.


This episode is named after an album by The Veils.
86 19 "Ashes of Dreams You Let Die" Michael Lange John A. Norris May 30, 2007 (2007-05-30) 3T5769 2.06[20]

As the end of the school year approaches, Peyton considers accepting a music internship in Los Angeles. Brooke tries to reconnect with Chase through yearbook signatures. Haley struggles to write her valedictorian speech. Dan suggests that Lucas get professional help when Karen continues to worry about his obsession with theories about Keith's murder.


This episode is named after a song by B. J. Thomas.
87 20 "The Birth and Death of the Day" Greg Prange Mark Schwahn June 6, 2007 (2007-06-06) 3T5770 2.11[22]

As graduation approaches, Haley prepares for the recital of her valedictorian speech and motherhood. Nathan must adjust to life without basketball. Brooke makes a confession that may have great consequences. Lucas confronts Dan after Karen's life is threatened. The song "Times Like These" from the Foo Fighters is heard during the graduation scene.[21]


This episode is named after a song by Explosions in the Sky.
88 21 "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone" Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn June 13, 2007 (2007-06-13) 3T5771 2.50[23]

Dan must face the harsh consequences of his decision to murder Keith as Karen and Haley go into labour. Rachel returns and hosts a graduation party where the gang celebrate their high school journey and prepare for the next chapter of their lives.


This episode is named after the fifth studio album from Explosions in the Sky.

Reception[edit]

The season premiere was seen by 3.64 million U.S. viewers and achieved a 1.7 Adults 18-49 rating, up 19% in viewers and 55% in demo from the season 3 finale.[3] Episode 2 hit a season high in the Adults 18-49 demo with a 2.0 rating,[4] while episode 10 hit season highs in viewers with 4.24 million.[12] The season finale was seen by 2.5 million viewers.[23]

Season Timeslot Season premiere Season finale TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Rating
(Adults 18-49)
4 Wednesday 9/8C September 27, 2006 June 13, 2007 2006–2007 #136[1] 2.9[1] 1.3[1]

DVD release[edit]

The DVD release of season four was released after the season has completed broadcast on television. It has been released in Region 1. As well as every episode from the season, the DVD release features bonus material such as, audio commentaries on some episodes from the creator and cast, deleted scenes, gag reels and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

The Complete Fourth Season
Set details[24] Special features[24]
  • 21 episodes
  • 880 minutes (Region 1); 840 minutes (Region 2)[25] 845 minutes (Region 4)
  • 6-disc set
  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles:
    • English, Spanish French (Region 1)
  • Audio commentaries
    • "Some You Give Away" - with creator/executive producer/writer Mark Schwahn, and actor Rick Fox
    • "It Gets the Worst at Night" - with creator/executive producer/co-writer Mark Schwahn and executive producers Joe Davola and Greg Prange.
    • "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone" - with creator/executive producer/writer/director Mark Schwahn and actors James Lafferty, Lee Norris and Stephen Coletti.
  • Deleted scenes
    • Episodes: 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18
  • Gag reel
  • "One Tree Hill In Your Town"
  • "Tree Hill's Charity Basketball Game Highlights"
  • "Tree Hill High Time Capsule"
Release dates
 United States  United Kingdom  Australia
December 18, 2007[24] April 7, 2008[25] June 4, 2008[26]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Mark Schwahn (writer) & Gregory Prange (director) (2006-09-27). "The Same Deep Water as You". One Tree Hill. Season 4. Episode 1. 42 minutes in. The CW. 
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  13. ^ a b Calabria, Rosario (January 25, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, January 24, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  14. ^ Mark Schwahn (writer) & Les Butler (director) (2007-02-07). "Pictures of You". One Tree Hill. Season 4. Episode 13. 42 minutes in. The CW. 
  15. ^ Calabria, Rosario (February 8, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, February 7, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  16. ^ Calabria, Rosario (February 15, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, February 14, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  17. ^ Calabria, Rosario (February 22, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, February 21, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  18. ^ Calabria, Rosario (May 10, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 9, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  19. ^ Calabria, Rosario (May 17, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 16, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  20. ^ Calabria, Rosario (May 31, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 30, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  21. ^ Mark Schwahn (writer) & Gregory Prange (director) (2007-06-06). "The Birth and Death of the Day". One Tree Hill. Season 4. Episode 20. 42 minutes in. The CW. 
  22. ^ Calabria, Rosario (June 7, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, June 6, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  23. ^ a b Calabria, Rosario (June 14, 2007). "Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, June 13, 2007". Your Entertainment Now. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  24. ^ a b c "One Tree Hill - The Complete 4th Season". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  25. ^ a b "One Tree Hill - Series 4". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  26. ^ "One Tree Hill - Complete Season 4 (Region 4)". EzyDVD.com.au. Retrieved 2008-03-28.