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It’s Halloween in Tree Hill and everybody’s celebrating at Tric, with special guest band Fall Out Boy. The masquerade ball gives the opportunity to Haley to win back Nathan while Brooke is trying to seduce Lucas. Also, Peyton decides to face her new mother and get to know her; Dan uses blackmail to become mayor but things don’t turn out as easy as he thought they would when Deb gets in his way.
This is the episode with the costume party. It starts with Lucas and Haley at a store checking out how they look in different costumes and Lucas looks killer in a Johnny Depp Pirates of the Carribean impression. When Haley points that out he’s like "Excuse me?" then she has to go all "Not that I’d notice or anything…or I could possibly think of you that way…" to save the moment Lucas wants to go all out to convince Brooke to kill that whole non-exclusive thing, so he asks Haley to do a little rekcon to find out what would get under her skin. Dan catches Mayor Mullins in an act of S&M with drugs and captures it all on video, then blackmails him into resigning from Mayor and endorsing him. Then he signs Deb’s divorce papers but post-dates them for two months from that day, and tells Deb all she has to do is to play wifey for 60 days to show Tree Hill what a good family man Dan is, and he’s gonna lay off her and Nathan for good. She has to agree.Brooke is making herself a costume and it turns out that even tho she’s unconventional, she is pretty good at it. She offers to make Haley one too. Then Brooke goes over to talk Nathan into attending the masquerade party. At the Cafe, Haley tells Lucas to go as Tommy Lee, and then she’s shocked to see him lifting cash out of the till and pretends she hasn’t, but does say "…even after all this time people can still surprise you." seemingly talking about Brooke’s taste. Larry goes to confront Ellie about the cancer, and it turns out Peyton has a 10% chance of being at risk. Deb goes on an expensive shopping trip and gets a whole new wardrobe – "…new campaign, new look."After seeing Ellie, Larry tells Peyton that unlike her mum’s sudden death, with Ellie there’s a warning, and there’ time to say everything she wants to, and maybe Peyton should go see her and talk to her. Nathan while looking at High Flyers photos calls someone to set up a meeting and says, "There’s just one thing: Haley cant find out." so it’s pretty mysterious. Over at the party, Haley goes as a nurse, Brooke as the devil [in sequins and red feathers], Mouth as James Brown or something, Peyton as the angel of death and Lucas as Tommy Lee.Meanwhile, Dan comes back home to find his room cleared out and Deb with a physical therapist. She sez she gave everything of his away since it was all wet and smelly, which happened when the sprinkler came on "accidentally" after she threw everything out. It turns out that Brooke doesn’t actually like Tommy Lee, but some chic dressed as Pamela Anderson comes and whisks Lucas away, and Brooke goes all jealous.Deb’s and Dan’s games go to another level when Deb goes to her bed and finds Dan in it. She has no choice but to join him, then she electrocutes him in his sleep. Dan goes down to the couch. At the party, Karen confronts Haley about cash missing from the till even though it always finds its way back later. Haley faces up knowing it was Lucas. Haley then trips and falls and just when everyone is laughing, some dude in a batman suit whisks her away. It turns out to be Nathan when he takes off his mask. Mouth and Peyton dance to some soul song with everyone watching. Karen dressed as a cop goes to introduce Fallout Boy and accidentally calls them Falldown Boy. They sing Dance, Dance. Brooke finds Haley in the bathroom taking apart her costume and she says she looked like an idiot and she’s just gonna be herself – "I’m just Haley. That really should be enough." and on her way home the dude in Batman comes, kisses her and walks away. She’s of course dumbstruck and just stands there. When Lucas finds her later at home she’s on cloud nine. She confronts him about the Cafe cash and Lucas tells her he needed to buy meds for HCM.Peyton goes to see Ellie, and tells her she’s afraid they have too much in common, so Ellie lies about being unable to draw. Turns out the meeting Nathan was setting up was with Chris, he wants him to help Haley with her music. But if he touched her this time "I’ll crush you." Chris agrees, but he’s gotta be paid.Deb’s phone rings, she answers and it’s Dan from downstairs, saying all these mushy things, then after a while he says, "I just had to talk to you because…Im waiting for the glue to dry." Upstairs, the phone is glued [literally] to Deb’s ear – superglue. "You wanna play with me, game on b*tch!" and he blows a siren into the phone.There’s a Lucas voiceover. Peyton makes up with her dad. Ellie is shown drawing a really realistic impression of Peyton as an angel. Nathan goes to his room to sleep. Chris is also shown walking in to his room, and it ends with him looking at a Batman costume exactly like Nathan’s and smiling to himself. One wonders who it really was that kissed Haley.
Originally aired: Wednesday October 26, 2005 on The CW
Writer: Stacy Rukeyser
Director: Janice Cooke
Show Stars: Paul Johansson (Dan Scott), Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis), Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley James-Scott), Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Eugene Scott), Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer), James Lafferty (Nathan Scott), Lee Norris (Mouth McFadden (2005-present)), Moira Kelly (Karen Roe), Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb Scott (as also starring; 2004-present)), Barry Corbin (Coach Whitey Durham)
Recurring Role: Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb Scott), Tyler Hilton (Chris), Sheryl Lee (Ellie), Danneel Harris (Rachel), Kevin Kilner (Larry Sawyer)
Guest Stars: Fall Out Boy (Themselves)
Production Code: 2T6154