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When someone unleashes the students’ time capsule upon Tree Hill High, Lucas and Mouth must confront a person from their past. Brooke has to deal with the revelation that secrets aren’t the only things she exposed in the time capsule. Dan learns to forgive Keith. Haley is forced to reconcile the man Nathan was before with the man he has become, and Peyton’s Breast Cancer Benefit Concert at Tric features performances by Haley, Jack’s Mannequin and the return of Fall Out Boy.
Someone taps into the time capsule created last year and begins broadcasting it through the school via the campus television station, staring with Nathan declaring that marriage sucks. Before the powers that be can stop it, Brooke flashes the audience she thinks is only watching in 2055, and the typically quiet Jimmy Edwards spills ugly things about the entire student body of Tree Hill High — and most of the teachers too.
At her house, Peyton discovers that whoever broke out the time capsule was also able to download it onto the Internet — Brooke is now Internet porn. It’s all laughs and giggles… until Jake’s piece comes on the screen. Peyton tells Brooke that she is going to try to focus on the good things in her life and the big benefit show coming up. As they watch, they discuss how Mouth was pleased to hear that Brooke thought she would marry someone like him. Peyton tells her friend that Mouth has mentioned that comment before and Brooke is perplexed, she never said anything like that to him. How could he know she said that?
Haley laments the terrible things Nathan said to the time capsule but appreciates the kind things Lucas said about her. As she and Lucas watch the video, Karen and Keith pop into the room to announce their engagement. Everyone is happy, but Haley knows she has to go have a difficult conversation with her husband. Nathan immediately apologizes to Haley for what he said — after all, they’re doing so well in the present. But Haley points out that they’re still living apart, so perhaps they’re not doing as well as they think.
Whitey calls Mouth and Brooke to his office. As the president of the student body and the head of the audio/visual department, they might know who pulled off the prank of the century. Neither fesses up, but Brooke clearly believes that Mouth had something to do with it.
Lucas tells Keith how concerned he is about Jimmy Edward’s dark and upsetting entry in the time capsule. He admits that he hasn’t spent much time with the kid since he joined the basketball team. They’ve drifted apart. Later, Mouth and Lucas invite Jimmy to meet them at the court. Jimmy is cranky that they haven’t bothered to call him for a year — why now? They want to make up for lost time. They invite him to the concert that night but Jimmy is afraid to show his face in front of all the people he said terrible things about. He agrees to come, but if it’s lame, he’s leaving.
After Keith and Karen announce their impending nuptials, Keith tells Lucas that he’d like to officially adopt him. And Keith leaves the ultimate decision up to him.
When Dan asks Keith to go to a drive with him, Keith searches for a hacksaw and shovel in the back of his brother’s truck. They go to a park to talk. Dan reminds Keith about the bully brothers. They picked on little Danny Scott, but Keith stuck up for him because that’s what brothers do, they stick up for each other. Dan thought they would always stick together. He wants to know what makes two brothers such bitter enemies and Keith tells him that it’s Dan’s fault. Dan shows Keith the ledger, the only thing other than him that made it out of the fire at the dealership. As far as he’s concerned, it’s the smoking gun, it’s what will put Keith away for years. But Keith reminds Dan that the ledger ties him to years of money laundering, fraud and embezzlement. Keith tells his brother to move on — he is, he’s marrying Karen.
Mouth and Jimmy have a good time at the benefit concert — at first. Lucas brings them backstage, and Mouth tells Jimmy that he has to talk to someone. He goes to fix things with Brooke. Mouth is shocked that she could even think that he’d release the time capsule. He admits that he looked at the capsule early just to help out someone else and swore to keep it a secret. She tells him that he broke a trust. He’s not the friend she thought he was. And speaking of friends — meanwhile, Jimmy, left alone backstage, is attacked by some of the jocks he publicly ridiculed on the time capsule tape. In typical fashion, Lucas and Mouth are not there to help. But Rachel does end up coming to his rescue with some pepper spray and a few solid left hooks. By the time Mouth and Lucas arrive to the brawl, it’s too late. Jimmy runs away and tells them to forget about him.
Backstage at the show, Nathan shows up to tell Haley good luck, and he brings her some of her special purple flowers. He’s so proud of her, but she’s still worried about them. Later, when Nathan comes back to find his wife. She’s got the pre-show jitters. She’s nervous that he’ll see her loving performing again and think that she loves him less. He assures her he won’t.
Jack’s Mannequin is the first band to perform. When Pete, the bass player from Fall Out Boy arrives, he flirts shamelessly with Peyton. Brooke recognizes the connection.
Dallas from Epic Records tells Nathan that it’s a shame that Haley isn’t touring — she must really love him. After her performance, Nathan comes back to see Haley to congratulate her and tell her that he’s afraid to be vulnerable with her again. He doesn’t want to be that guy on the time capsule ever again. They decide to take it one step at a time.
Meanwhile, Lucas tells Karen and Keith that there’s nothing he’d like more than to become Keith’s son.
Later, Whitey watches his time capsule entry and advises the class of 2055 not to look back at the past, not to be bitter and not to be afraid to make mistakes. Just then, Dan throws the ledger into the fire.
Originally aired: Wednesday February 15, 2006 on The CW
Writer: James Stoteraux, Chad Fiveash
Director: Billy Dickson
Show Stars: Moira Kelly (Karen Roe), Lee Norris (Mouth McFadden (2005-present)), Paul Johansson (Dan Scott), Craig Sheffer (Keith Scott), Barry Corbin (Coach Whitey Durham), Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer), Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Eugene Scott), Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley James-Scott), Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis), James Lafferty (Nathan Scott)
Recurring Role: Shawn Shepard (Principal Turner), Colin Fickes (Jimmy Edwards), Danneel Harris (Rachel)
Guest Stars: Patrick Stogner (Young Keith) , Clay Broaddus (VIP Bouncer (uncredited)) , Darwin Brandis (Backstage Security) , John Cates (Rusty) , Sean Johnson (Dunlap Brother) , Kellan Rhude (Groupie) , Zachary Dylan Smith (Young Dan) , Jack’s Mannequin (Themselves) , Fall Out Boy (Themselves)
Production Code: 2T6165
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