The third season of the small town soap begins with the blaze that ended the second ("Like You Like an Arsonist"). Dan (played by Paul Johannson) makes it out alive, but vows to seek vengeance on the perpetrator -- even if that person happens to be estranged son Lucas (Chad Michael Murray). In the following episode ("From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea"), Dan's preferred offspring returns to Tree Hill. Will Nathan (James Lafferty) and his wife Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) reconcile? It is her deepest desire, but Nathan has his doubts. Further changes are afoot. Haley and Brooke (Sophia Bush), for instance, move in together...which wouldn't seem so strange if they were in college rather than high school. Brooke and Lucas also try a "non-exclusive" arrangement (her idea, not his). When sexy schemer Rachel (Danneel Harris) joins the cheerleading squad, Brooke starts to regret her decision. Meanwhile, the delightfully odious Dan runs for mayor. Just when he thinks he's got it locked, Lucass mother, Karen (Moira Kelly), throws her hat in the ring. But those developments are minor compared to the school shooting in episode 16 ("With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept").
Guest stars include Nada Surf ("Return of the Future") and season two favourites Fall Out Boy ("An Attempt to Tip the Scales"), while recurring characters include Peyton's birth mother Ellie (Sheryl Lee, who was Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks), and smug singer/songwriter Chris (Tyler Hilton, who plays Elvis Presley in Walk The Line), with whom Haley collaborates again. As in the previous year, the finale ("The Show Must Go On") is a cliffhanger. Special features include commentary, deleted scenes, and a featurette about the making of "With Tired Eyes." --Kathleen C. Fennessy
The complete third season of the popular US drama series. In this season, Tree Hill is rocked by powerful new events. Haley (Bethany Joy Galeoti) fights to save her marriage, Peyton (Hilarie Burton) comes to terms with her birth mother, Brooke (Sophia Bush) creates a hot clothing line, and Keith (Craig Sheffer) comes home. Dan (Paul Johansson) gets a rival for worst person in Tree Hill - a conniving redhead named Rachel (Danneel Harris), the new girl at school. Tragedy strikes Tree Hill High, and suddenly who wins the cheerleading tournament or basketball championship seems insignificant in comparison. Episodes comprise: 'Like You Like an Arsonist', 'From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea', 'First Day On a Brand New Planet', 'An Attempt to Tip The Scales', 'A Multitude of Casualties', 'Locked Hearts and Hand Grenades', 'Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends', 'The Worst Day Since Yesterday', 'How a Resurrection Really Feels', 'Brave New World', 'Return to the Future', 'I've Got Dreams to Remember', 'The Wind That Blew My Heart Away', 'All Tomorrow's Parties', 'Just Watch the Fireworks', 'With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept', 'Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them', 'When it isn't Like it Should Be', 'I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Bay and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me', 'Everyday is a Sunday Evening', 'Over the Hills and Far Away' and 'The Show Must Go On'.