One Tree Hill “Every Breath Is a Bomb” Review


With only four episodes of One Tree Hill left, Nathan still hasn’t been found, either dead or alive, but in “Every Breath Is a Bomb,” Haley finally did something about it and joined forces with her father-in-law to break the low-level drug dealer working for the man who took her husband.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. For Haley, that meant donning a pair of stiletto boots and a mini-skirt, and luring a man out of a bar so that Dan could attack him and drag him back to Julian’s soundstage for a torture session. Girl’s come a long way, but will this change her forever? If Nathan makes it home, will he be returning to the same woman he fell in love with? I don’t think there will be enough time to fully explore that idea, but it’s an interesting “what if?” scenario.

Xavier joined forces with Not Alex to make Brooke’s life hell; by getting a job at the Tree Hill Cafe, he continued to stalk her, but there wasn’t anything she could do about it. Even his parole officer blew her off. At this point, I would have gotten a restraining order, but Brooke decided to just follow Xavier around and try to get him into trouble, turning herself into the stalker and, of course, making the crazy murderer mad enough to break into her house in the middle of the night and play with her infant boys…just because he could. I would say that they should call in Dan to take care of him, but Tree Hill’s resident vigilante is a little busy at the moment.

After being booked for assault because Chuck’s mom urged him to tell the police that his father never hit him, Chase was court-martialed by the Air Force. Even after Chuck recanted, Chase was still discharged from service. I have to wonder if that’s what he wanted all along. I’m not calling him a coward, but there were better ways he could have handled Chuck’s dad. He chose the path that would have gotten him out of his deployment whether it was a justified action or not.

Skillz appointed himself as trainer/life coach and got Mouth off his slightly-larger butt in order to shape up. This also involved a visit to Jimmy’s grave, where the date on the tombstone made me pause for about five minutes trying to figure it out. Obviously, the five year jump in time between seasons four and five wasn’t taken into account, so I’m just going to assume that the current seasons of One Tree Hill takes place in the future-land of 2017. Darn. Still no flying cars.

Meanwhile, in the wake of his breakthrough about Logan, Clay had to tell Quinn about his newly-remembered son. She took it remarkably well, but things didn’t go so great when Clay finally worked up the nerve to tell Logan himself. What did he expect? The kid is six and has spent his whole life without parents, imagining his father to be a combination of James Bond and Superman. I would have been disappointed if he’d run straight into Clay’s arms.

Another good episode, yet I still walked away feeling as if not much had changed. Maybe it’s just because of the kidnapping plot. I really feel that it needs to be wrapped up soon, before the last episode. Bring Nathan home and let us end our time in Tree Hill on a happy note.

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