Okay, I have a confession to make. Although I cover One Tree
Hill for Film.com, my eyes are not glued to the television for
every second of every episode. I mean, it isn't like I have to watch
carefully lest I miss a conspiracy-theory clue or a subtle moment of
Emmy-worthy acting if I get up to put the laundry in the dryer without
pausing the TiVo. So last week I was in the kitchen packing my lunch
for the next day when I heard a lot of splashing followed shortly by
Haley saying, "I want a divorce."
A quick rewind of the DVR revealed that Nathan and Haley were still
bickering about crazy Nanny Carrie when Jamie went into the pool after
his basketball and nearly drowned. (Don't fret, moppet fans, the
precocious little tyke is just fine.) I have to say, I'll be surprised
if the marriage breaks up, and disappointed. In the past four and a
half seasons, Nathan and Haley have been the only cast members not
participating in the bed hopping that runs rampant over the rest of
Tree Hill. I guess if you are going to have two characters on your teen
soap do something so ridiculous as get married as juniors in high
school, you have to really commit to the relationship whole-heartedly.
By extension, so do they.
I tuned in this week interested to see whether this is really the
end for Nathan and Haley, or if this is just a bump in the road. On the
eve of their own wedding (wow, that was quick), Lucas and Lindsey
attempted to get those two crazy kids back together by scheduling their
respective bachelor and bachelorette parties at the same location.
Original! Nathan and Haley both saw right through the plan, but it got
them talking. Unfortunately, they were beyond the point where talking
would help. Only time will tell if the split will take.
Given the pacing of this show, it's hard to say how long the
break-up will take. They could drag the divorce proceedings on for two
seasons with a bitter custody battle, or Nathan and Haley could be
friendly with each other but dating other people two episodes from now.
OTH was recently renewed for next season, so the opportunity
exists for a long story arc.
In other OTH news, Rachel is still nuts; Brooke fired her
bitchy mom; and Dan's out on parole (sporting the kind of facial hair
only found on a pirate or prison inmate). I give those two model
parents about an episode and a half before they hook up. Bevin showed
up and revealed that she married Tim, and Owen fixed Peyton up with
Brooke's old flame Chase.
Next week: In the 100th episode, Karen returns to town, Dan shows up
for Lucas's wedding, and Haley tries to talk Lucas out of marrying
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Amy Kane spends as much quality time with her television as
possible, when she's not busy at her day job as a cube dweller.