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I thought this article on Jamie was really good. I think we’ve all fallen in love with him!!
One Tree Hill doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to introducing memorable new characters. Chances are you’ve already forgotten about such season 5 non-entities as Mia, Owen, K-Fed, and Mouth’s ridiculously annoying boss. You’re also probably longing to push characters like Lindsey and Quentin from your mind, but the show insists on bringing them back and giving them storylines. For every great new character that arrives on One Tree Hill, there seem to be five more that show up for a few episodes, make zero impact, and then disappear forever.
Fantastic new characters are hard to come by, which is why I have to give praise to one of the most lovable, adorable additions in the history of the series: Jamie Scott.
Though it may sound like blasphemy to some, I’m really not a big fan of children in general. I’m the type of selfish individual who likes saving money, sleeping in, and having lots of quiet time, so generally I don’t mix well with kids. Due to my desire to avoid most of the little ones, I’m also rarely wooed by the precocious tykes that appear on TV and in the movies. They always come across like annoying know-it-alls who inevitably melt the hearts of the people around them. It activates my gag reflex every time.
With my notorious aversion to the kiddies, I certainly didn’t expect to enjoy the character of Jamie Scott, played by Jackson Brundage, when he first appeared this season. Yet, despite my evil nature, he won me over from the start. I felt warm inside when the Ravens practically adopted him, became oddly moved when Nathan (James Lafferty) helped him with his go-kart, and laughed heartily when he had nightmares about Vampire Dan.
However, none of these things can compare to what Jamie has been up to in the past two episodes. In “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,” he actually brought a fluffy, adorable bunny to class for show and tell. This was some sort of supreme explosion of cuteness that morphed into a Care Bear Stare aimed straight at my heart. Then, in last night’s episode, Jamie performed a rap with one of my most hated characters, Quentin. The beats he threw down were so irresistible that he even made me stop loathing Quentin for about 90 seconds.
It’s not just that Jamie’s adorable, which he is, but he’s also completely innocent. His attempts to understand the fractures in his parents’ marriage, or why he’s not supposed to like his grandpa, have made for some of the more moving moments this season. His struggles prove that not everything on this show is about whether Peyton (Hilarie Burton) ends up with Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) or what evil scheme Dan will try next. He’s the beating heart of Tree Hill, and a symbol of how important it is for all of the characters to lead upstanding lives.
Jamie Scott has turned me into one of those annoying guys in the movies whose tough shell dissolves after he spends time with an adorable child. If it can happen to me, then maybe Dan (Paul Johansson) really has changed for the sake of his grandson. Jamie can melt even the coldest of hearts.
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April 22, 2008 (Burbank, CA) The return of The CW’s freshman sensation GOSSIP GIRL, paired with the hit drama ONE TREE HILL on the network’s new night of drama, powered The CW to its best Monday night ratings EVER in adults 18-34 (2.0/6), women 18-34 (3.0/8) and female teens (3.0/9), according to preliminary live plus same day Nielsen ratings for Monday, April 21, 2008.
With its first original Monday episode, GOSSIP GIRL scored The CW’s highest ratings ever in the Monday 8-9pm time period among adults 18-34 (1.9/6) and women 18-34 (2.9/8). GOSSIP GIRL returned to deliver the series third best performance ever in adults 18-34 (1.9/6) and women 18-34 (2.9/8). It was the highest rated episode in both of these categories since 11/14/08.
GOSSIP GIRL was second in the time period in females 12-34 (2.9/8), women 18-34 and first in female teens (2.7/9).
At 9:00, ONE TREE HILL continued its strong performance since moving to Monday, matching its delivery last week in women 18-34 (3.1/8). ONE TREE HILL built on its GOSSIP GIRL lead-in by 5% in adults 18-34 (2.0/5), 7% in women 18-34, 8% in adults 18-34, 38% in teens (2.2/7) and 19% in female teens (3.2/9).
ONE TREE HILL also ranked second in the time period with females 12-34 (2.1/6) and women 18-34 (3.1/8) and first with female teens (3.2/9).
Overall, The CW ranked second from 8-10:00pm on Monday with females 12-34 (3.0/8) and women 18-34 (3.0/8) and first in female teens (3.0/9).
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Not too many quotable things in this episode, but here are the beginning and ending voiceovers….
Lucas: Lindsey. She’s the first thing I think about everyday. How is she? Does she miss me like I miss her? How do I get her back? And then another day without her begins.
Brooke: Brooke. OMG, I have to pee!
Skills: What day is it? What time is it? What the hell did I drink last night?
Mouth: Hm, Millicent, you smell so good. I have to go to work. Sure I guess I could be a little late. What do you mean I’m fired. I wasn’t even that late. How am I going to pay my rent? Would you like fries with that sir?
Nathan: Jamie. God, my girl is hot.
Dan gives the ending voiceover (this ending was a lot better than I thought when I actually paid attention to the words):
It’s been said that the saddest thing a man will ever face is what might have been. But what of a man whose faced with what was? Or what may never be? Or what can no longer? Choosing the right path is never easy. It’s a decision we make with only our hearts to guide us. But sometimes we find our way to something better. Sometimes we fight through the regret and remorse of our mistakes, our malice and our jealousy and the shame we feel for not being the people we were meant to be. And that’s when we find our way to something better. Or when something better finds its way to us.
Added thanks to reader kristin:
Brooke: Baby and Brooke are going to be fine!
Brooke: You think she’ll like the purple monkey?
Lucas: I think that she’s gonna love the girl that gives it to her.
Lucas: So you got her a purple monkey, huh? Just like you had.
Brooke: You remember that?
Lucas: Of course, I do know some things about you, Brooke Davis. And you’re gonna be a great mom.
Chase: Anyways, call me if you need anything, someone to talk to..move carpets..I don’t know, a husband?
Chase: If you really want a family, something that’s like forever, forever scares a lot of us.
Added the rapping:
Quentin: Ho, ho! There he is! I said it’s J. Luke Scott the boy is hot. Wherever he goes, homey, that’s the spot.
Jamie: His name is “Q” he’s better than you. If the spot is hot then, he’s there, too.
Nathan: I’m the dad and I’m not so bad. I–
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*Updated again, compared to the official list from The CW, my list was a little off sorry..*
Ride – Cary Brothers Opening
Leaving Town Alive – Jeff Cohen featuring Bethany Joy Galeotti
Let the Fire Start – Bethany Joy Galeotti
Adore Adore – Yoav Q and Nathan in the gym
No One’s Aware – Jack Savoretti
Spitfire – Lazarus/firstcom
This Wasn’t How It’s Supposed To Be – Jamestown Story
Your Birthday – The Shapes