Jack Savoretti Contest Winners!

26 09 2009

A big thank you everyone who entered the Jack Savoretti-One Tree Hill music contest.

My favorite thing about the contest was the memories of One Tree Hill it brought back.  Each submission referenced a wonderful OTH scene and gave me chills as I watched them again. As you can imagine, choosing the winners was quite difficult.  I am proud to say I was able to put aside my personal opinions (otherwise Leyton scenes would’ve taken the whole thing!) and choose based on what was truly the best scenes artistically, aurally visually with the best explanation.

I have two winners, who will reach receive an autographed CD, and two honorable mentions.

WINNER #1: Dora

My favourite is season 6 episode 6 where Milly makes a list of things for Brooke to do, and the music is Dreamers by Jack Savoretti. At that moment with that perfectly chosen music everythings seems possible even going to outer space. And right now im at a moment in my life where i cant reach my dreams and they are the only happiness in my life now. So i kinda escape in my dreams all the time, but that scene and that music gives me streghts to struggle and keep fighting and reach my goles and make my dreams come true in my life somehow.

I had NO IDEA that a Jack Savoretti song had been used on One Tree Hill previously.  (Note to self: do more research next time!)  How could I not pick this one? But Jack Savoretti-connection aside, this submission stood out for other reasons.  It was the only one that was more focused on a friendship than a relationship.  OTH has had some great friendship bonding scenes, and this is one of them.  It really established how much Millie cares for Brooke and how deep both of their hearts are.  This was also one of the few entries that really related the song and scene back to their own personal life.  I like that Dora went into what the song means to her.  That shows the impact One Tree Hill and its music can really have on a person.

WINNER #2: Shailee

My favourite music moment was season 2, episode 19. There is a powerful scene where Nathan is in a race car, driving fast to try make the speed take the pain away. its dramatic because he is in such a low place now that Haley is gone and he has just realised that he has to make the decision about whether it was ‘true love’ or not, and if he needs to let Haley go from his life.

As he begins to travel around the circuit by himself, the song “Like a Man Possessed” by The Get Up Kids starts playing. Its has a slow begining, with a light electric guitar riff. As the characters see that he is unresponsive, determined to stay and speed dangerously, ingnoring saftey and their calls to stop, the music become more urgent and powerful, complimented by flashes of sweet moments that Nathan and Haley experieced together before she left.

The music is pounding at this point and every time I watch that scene my heart aches for him and beats so fast in anticipation of coming to the climax of the song. Then, as if the music was created exactly for that moment, we are pulled through the chorus to see Nathan smash into the wall and the song slow. In an erie calm moment of the music the audience sees the outcome of the crash with the music in background, now only listening to the emotive strain of the lead singer.

Despite working with a powerful scene to begin with, it is a challenge to find a song that can match the gravity of the situation, and that is why this song was so perfect for the moment and reminds me of that scene even when I listen to it know, years later.

This was an interesting choice because it came from season 2, which many fans argue is the worst, and since the song itself and the scene visually focuses on just Nathan when the point being made is really about his relationship with Naley, as Shailee points out.  I’m a sucker for any scene with flashbacks, and this one did a great job flashing back to several classic Naley moments to show just why exactly Nathan is “a man possessed.”  Shailee also did a great job explaining how the sound of the song amplified the intensity of the action, which isn’t always the goal in a scene but obviously worked wonders here.


This was a no-brainer for me because this song is now my ringtone!

In season 4 after Lucas has his heart attack Peyton is struggling in every sense of the word. She feels hopeless and helpless and doesn’t know if Lucas is going to be okay, which is especially devastating because she and Lucas FINALLY get together moments before his heart attack. So what does Peyton turn to? MUSIC. She shows up at the record store, and Max (Mark Schwahn) recommends that she listen to La Rocca’s Non-Believer. The chorus of the song says “do you take the non-believers? Cuz I’m a non-believer…” The song captures exactly how Peyton is feeling because she wants to believe that heaven exists, but she’s unsure. The scene in which she plays this song for Lucas and puts the headphones in his ears as he lays in the hospital bed, is without a doubt the best music meets scene moment on One Tree Hill to date.

I liked Kaitlin’s choice for a number of reasons.  First, it was from a memorable episode for both Naley and Leyton fans.  Second, it was one of the few OTH episodes that featured show creator Mark Schwahn, who was and is largely responsible for the great music we hear on the show and the way it’s integrated with the scenes.  Lastly, the scene itself–Peyton, teary-eyed, at the hospital, playing the song for Lucas–is filled with such overwhelming emotion in an already emotionally-charged episode that it just sends you over the edge.  That is One Tree Hill music at its best.


I have given this a lot of thought since I first heard of the contest taking place. After much contemplation, I can’t pick just one. It’s tied between two for me. (Sorry!) The first is the coda in 3.22, which was the season 3 finale. The song was, “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” by Led Zeppelin. I think it spoke volumes how a serialized show on a non-cable and non-major network was able to obtain rights to have the song incorporated into the show. It world well with the feelings portrayed at the time and the action that was taking place as the lyrics swirled through our ears with the music. The thing about Led Zeppelin is, each of their songs have different melodies. None of them are the same. To me, that is paralleled with One Tree Hill in the sense that nothing is ever the same or what we expect it to be.

The other music moment that I think was perhaps the most emotional and affected me most was the coda for episode 3.16, “With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept.” The song was “God Bless the Child” sung by Michelle Featherstone. All I can really say is WOW! It was such an important episode, powerful, thought-provoking, emotional, and most of all displayed how socially aware the show and producers are with the world around their audience. School violence is very much a big part of life nowadays, even children are bringing guns to elementary school. I think that Lindsay knew what she was doing by just putting that one song in the episode. We didn’t want the importance or message to be taken away or more subdued by the music. The words in the song strike me straight to the heart…… the one lyrics in particular, “God bless the child who is broken and bruised.” Close-up shots were taken of every character and it made me see the correlation between the lyrics, the character and the audience. We all have our struggles, our trials, our tribulations and we are one in the same. It was an episode that broke so many and I admit, I wept for hours afterwards. But in life and from experience, there have been few times where a show or a movie has made such a personal impact and a social one. And I pride in the fact knowing One Tree Hill is that show.

Oh, Angela! If only she picked just one of these!  Both are fantabulous entries and individually could have taken the whole competition, hands down, with the latter coming from quite possibly the most memorable One Tree Hill episode of all time.  She nailed the effect that both the song/scene and the episode had, and she clearly understands the use of music in a television show like OTH.  And the comparison she makes between Led Zeppelin melodies and the show is pure genius.  BUT: I had to stick to the contest rules, which said ONE song/scene only.  It wouldn’t be fair to everyone else for this entry to win because it has two–two amazing choices, but two nonetheless.

I easily could’ve justified putting any one of the others on the list (especially Sarah’s “Heartbeats” entry and Nora’s “Dare You To Move” submission) but at some point I just had to buckle down and declare some of them as the best of the best.  For future contests, perhaps I’ll open it up to everyone to choose the winners via a poll.

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Happy Birthday Lee Norris!

25 09 2009

Norris (Mouth, One Tree Hill) turns 28 today!


News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and Dawson’s Creek

25 09 2009
  • Check out this video segment of Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) and Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) on The Jay Leno Show Wednesday night.
  • Silver’s sex tape in season one of 90210 made a TVGuide.com list of Unsexiest Sex Scene.
  • Sarah Solovay blogged about being selected for the 90210 soundtrack.
  • TVFanatic has an interview with Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill).
  • India de Beaufort (Miranda, One Tree Hill) recorded a message for fans.
  • The New York Post has an article on Gossip Girl’s fictional depiction of NYU versus the reality.
  • Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl) has filed a restraining order against her estranged husband.
  • Edwin McCain credits Dawson’s Creek for part of his success.

Fun Fact

24 09 2009

Did you know many characters on our teen dramas have the same names?

Keep reading for tons of examples:

David: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210, and Jack’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Scott: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210 and a last name on One Tree Hill

Matt: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210, Joey’s mural-wrecker on Dawson’s Creek and Sandy’s partner on The O.C.

Zach: Carly’s son on Beverly Hills 90210 and Summer’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Nikki/Nicki: Brandon’s girlfriend on Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s classmate on Dawson’s Creek and Jake’s babymama on One Tree Hill

Samantha/Sam: Steve’s mom on Beverly Hills 90210 and Brooke’s “foster kid” on One Tree Hill

Abby: Valerie’s mom on Beverly Hills 90210, Jen’s friend on Dawson’s Creek and the witness to Keith’s murder on One Tree Hill

Emma: Brandon’s cheatee on Beverly Hills 90210 and Pacey & Jack’s roommate on Dawson’s Creek

Henry: Brandon’s boss on Beverly Hills 90210 and Jen’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Tracy: Brandon’s girlfriend on  Beverly Hills 90210 and Naomi’s mom on 90210

Cliff: Donna’s suitor on Beverly Hills 90210 and Dawson’s classmate on Dawson’s Creek

Sophie: David’s girlfriend on Beverly Hills 90210 and Sandy’s mom on The O.C.

Lauren: Matt’s wife on Beverly Hills 90210 and Jamie’s teacher on One Tree Hill

Allison/Alison: Kelly’s fellow fire victim on Beverly Hills 90210 and Dan/Jenny’s mom on Gossip Girl

Elle: the transvestite on Beverly Hills 90210 and Chuck’s mystery woman on Gossip Girl

Jen: a main character on Dawson’s Creek and Naomi’s sister on 90210

Jack: a main character on Dawson’s Creek, Dylan’s dad on Beverly Hills 90210 and Chuck’s uncle on Gossip Girl

Oliver: Dawson’s film partner on Dawson’s Creek and Marissa’s friend/suitor on The O.C.

Alex: Pacey’s boss on Dawson’s Creek and Seth/Marissa’s girlfriend on The O.C.

Eddie: Joey’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek and Theresa’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Ty: Jen’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek and Adrianna’s babydaddy on 90210

Ryan: a main character on The O.C. and 90210, and Steve’s brother on Beverly Hills 90210

Taylor: a main character on The O.C. and Haley’s sister on One Tree Hill

Jimmy: a main character on The O.C. and Mouth/Lucas’ friend on One Tree Hill

Anna: Seth’s girlfriend on The O.C. and Lucas’ girlfriend on One Tree Hill

Carter: Kirsten’s business partner on The O.C. and everyone’s frenemy on Gossip Girl

Lindsay/Lindsey: Ryan’s girlfriend on The O.C. and Lucas’ girlfriend on The O.C.

Theresa: Ryan’s girlfriend on The O.C. and the gang’s classmate/friend on One Tree Hill

Lucas/Luke: a main chacter on One Tree Hill and Marissa’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Nathan/Nate: a main character on One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl

Haley/Hailey: a main character on One Tree Hill and Kirsten’s sister on The O.C.

Dan: a main character on One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl, and Andrea’s boyfriend on Beverly  Hills 90210

Keith: a main character on One Tree Hill and Steve’s fraternity brother on Beverly Hills 90210

Karen: a main character on One Tree Hill and Pacey’s co-worker on Dawson’s Creek

Deb/Debbie: a main character on One Tree Hill and 90210

Rachel: a main character on One Tree Hill, Sandy’s colleague on The O.C. and Serena/Blair’s teacher on Gossip Girl

Cooper: Nathan’s uncle on One Tree Hill and a last name on The O.C.

Chuck: a main character on Gossip Girl and Jamie’s classmate on One Tree Hill

Jenny: a main character on Gossip Girl and Jake’s daughter on One Tree Hill

Lily: a main character on Gossip Girl, Dawson’s sister on Dawson’s Creek and Lucas’ sister on One Tree Hill

Ethan: a main character on 90210 and Jack’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Dixon: a main character on 90210 and Lucas’ director on One Tree Hill

News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and More

23 09 2009
  • 90210 dropped last night from 2.4 million viewers to 2.2 million.
  • Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) and Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) will be on The Jay Leno Show tonight.
  • Celebrity deejay Samantha Ronson will guest-star on 90210, alongside Pharrell and N.E.R.D.
  • Beverly Hills 90210 gets a shout-out in this TVGuide.com photo gallery on memorable TV spin-offs.
  • Eastwick, starring Lindsay Price (Janet, Beverly Hills 90210) premieres tonight on ABC.
  • The CW Source has podcasts for the One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl premieres, and another old-school OTH one.
  • As expected, One Tree Hill has been picked up for a full season, according to their official Twitter account.
  • Kudos to OneTreeHillWeb.net for reminding me that today is One Tree Hill’s sixth anniversary!
  • My Jack Savoretti-One Tree Hill contest ends tonight.
  • Alloy has an interview with Ashley Rickards (Sam, One Tree Hill).
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One  Tree Hill) is featured in the new SoGoPro podcast.
  • Talking Gossip has a new podcast for last night’s Gossip Girl.
  • PEOPLE.com tells you how to copy the hairstyle Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) had at the Emmys.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) helped launch the Clinique-Teen Vogue Fresh Faces Tour.
  • Mercy, starring Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl), premieres tonight on NBC.
  • Ask Ausiello doesn’t have any TD spoilers this week but it does have some stuff on Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.)
  • Melissa Rosenberg, a former executive producer for The O.C., said working on the show got her her current gig as writing for the Twilight movies.
  • MTV has an interview with Cam Gigandet (Volchok, The O.C.).
  • An article on Glee discusses the Dawson’s Creek episode where Jack (Kerr Smith) comes out to his father.
  • Cougar Town, co-starring Busy Philipps (Audrey, Dawson’s Creek), debuts tonight on ABC.

Spoiler: Mega Buzz

23 09 2009


When is Kelly coming back? 90210 is no fun without her! — Carolyn
You must be over 30, Carolyn, because I feel the same way about the show. Kelly will be back, but I’m afraid the circumstances will be sad when Kelly and Silver’s high-maintenance mom hits the skids again. Jackie has a new tormentor, and it’s not one that can be cured by rehab.

On Gossip Girl, Chuck and Blair’s “games” are definitely going to end badly, aren’t they? — Lydia
It depends on how you define badly. Will they enter a murder-suicide pact? Probably not. Will they break up? Oh, sure, probably several hundreds of times this season alone. “It just gets crazy. They’re like on and off, [but] it’s hot,” teases Leighton Meester. Hot is good, right?

Don’t know why they didn’t say Kelly already came back–in the episode that aired last night. This was published while the episode was airing, so they could have and should have told the reader she was back now instead of making it seem like it would be in the future.

News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, 90210 and More

22 09 2009
  • Last night’s One Tree Hill (2.3 million when rounded up) and Gossip Girl (2.0) both dropped in audience size from last week .
  • There’s a new Mark Schwahn preview for next week’s One Tree Hill. Be sure to check out The CW for all the new extras posted this week for OTH, Gossip Girl and 90210.
  • MTV.com has an article on that ‘that’s what she said’ jokes that Brooke (Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill) keeps doing.
  • There is a new One Tree Hill Connection podcast.
  • WakeyWakey tweeted that they are filming a cameo on One Tree Hill.
  • Star News has an interview with Allison Scagliotti (Abby, One Tree Hill), which covers all the same things mine did.
  • Desmond Harrington (Jack  Bass, Gossip Girl) will be back this season.
  • Mercy, starring Michelle Tracthenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) premieres tomorrow night.
  • Ivanka Trump, who got a shout-out in last week’s Gossip Girl, says she’s a fan of the show and Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick).
  • You can follow @soundtrack90210 on Twitter for news on the upcoming, um, 90210 soundrack.
  • The Futon Critic has a spoiler-filled interview with Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair, 90210’s executive producer.  One thing I will reveal here: she says Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) will be back at some point.
  • The Los Angeles Times has a spoilish-interview with Michael Steger (Navid, 90210). I had no idea he was engaged!
  • ChicagoNow has a video interview with Christina Moore (Tracy, 90210).
  • This is kind of random but I thought it was interesting: Sweet Valley High, which starred Brittany Daniels (Eve, Dawson’s Creek) is being remade by Diablo Cody, who had a cameo on 90210 last season.
  • TeenTelevision.com has an interview with Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek).
  • Cam Gigandet (Volchok, The O.C.) will star in the film Burlesque.

Live-Blog: 90210 2.03

22 09 2009

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EPISODE 2.03: Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat

  • Previously on: Silver tells Annie about the sext, Dixon says he’s done with Silver and free, Navid goes off on Teddy, Adrianna upset by Navid’s actions, Annie tells Naomi not to send out the sext, Annie thinks Silver is on Naomi’s side, the sext is sent, Dixon punches Mark for the sext, Teddy says he found a hit-and-run victim
  • Dixon in principal’s office with his dad, Harry, talking about the punch he threw
  • Dixon not telling the truth about why he did it
  • And now he is!
  • Harry is clearly shocked and uncomfortable. Dixon leaves.
  • Silver gives Dixon a box of his things
  • They are kind of bonding over the belongings, particularly a Hell’s Hospital DVD
  • And it leads to a fight.
  • Q1: I’m sayin’ I was never really myself around you.–Dixon
  • Annie walking into school and literally runs into Teddy
  • Teddy says he “knows” her from “someplace specific”
  • A guy comes over and taunts Annie for the picture
  • Teddy says that’s what he knows he from but tells her not “sweat it.”
  • Annie walks into school, where everyone is staring at her and laughing.
  • Her locker is vandalized with the word “slut.”
  • Liam walks up next to her.
  • Q2: “What are you staring at? This is your fault.”  “I didn’t do this.”  “But you might as well have.”–Annie and Liam
  • Silver calls Dixon a jackass to Naomi and Adrianna
  • Annie confrons Naomi
  • Q3: I don’t speak skank. Maybe I could find an interpreter.–Naomi
  • Q4: Why don’t you save this little scene for your acting reel, Meryl.–Naomi
  • Annie asks why she sent it when she begged her not to send it. Naomi denies it and leaves, and the other girls follow.
  • Navid asks for Adrianna’s help editing a piece.
  • The piece is a video interview of Navid…with himself. Navid #1 grills Navid #2 like the hard-ass he was with Teddy. And Navid #2 explains what motivated him–Adrianna.
  • Q5: I feel like I’m dreaming.  She’s with me?  Seriously? It’s hard to look into those eyes and not lose your mind.  Go. I dare you.”–Navid
  • Annie is cleaning her locker and Silver comes to help.
  • Silver defends Naomi and Annie says Naomi’s lying.
  • Q6: I’m innocent here and she’s a bitch. I’m going to expose her for who she really is.–Annie
  • Mark reveals to Annie that Dixon “sucker-punched” him and says they probably shouldn’t be hanging out.
  • Annie says he deserved it–and asks him for help.  And he says it will cost her.
  • Dixon calls Silver hostile.  And says he was whipped.
  • Q7: My next woman is gonna be all about the D-man. Ima find me a female Dixon.–Dixon
  • Teddy works in.  Apparently they call him T now.
  • Teddy says he’s having a party on his yacht.
  • Dixon tries to give an excuse but Navid says they’ll go.
  • It’s “Operation Overcompensate.”  He wants to go to show Adrianna that he’s cool with Teddy.
  • Dixon goes to get pizzas for the Blaze meeting, just so he can drive the Lamborghini (funny because in recent interviews, Michael talked a lot about Tristan wanting to drive it).
  • Dixon flirts with a girl in the pizza place, talking about baseball.  The banter is kind of cute.
  • Dixon and I are both Yankees fans! =D
  • This is Sasha, who we knew was coming.
  • She looks older.
  • Annie tells Debbie she didn’t “do it” with Mark.
  • Debbie warns Annie about the reps girls get.
  • Annie gets pissed at Debbie, and Harry steps in and grounds Annie.
  • Debbie gets pissed at Harry, for not letting her handle it.
  • Harry says she needs to be a parent, not a friend.
  • Dixon is with Sasha, rather than bringing the pizzas back to the Blaze meeting.
  • Dixon and Sasha have the same ringtone.  Funny.
  • Sasha is a ringtone. Dixon says he’s wanted to try it.
  • Sasha IS older.  She’s out of college.
  • She gives him her number so they can hang out on Sunday.
  • I don’t think she knows how old he is!
  • She’s clearly impressed by the Lamborghini!
  • Gossip Girl promo–the same one they aired at the end of last night’s episode
  • Dixon says Sasha is hotter than Beyonce and Megan Fox.
  • Navid makes an obscure reference to an Iranian film.
  • Dixon is getting advice from the guys on where to take the “grown woman.”
  • OK, so they made it clear that Sasha doesn’t know he’s in high school.
  • Liam says to be honest but Dixon says he will “when the time is right” and wants to “bask in [his] present glory.”
  • Harry is talking to Kelly about his fight with Debbie and what’s happening with Annie.
  • Kel’s hair looks shorter.
  • Harry says Annie deserves consequences for putting herself in the sext position in the first place.
  • Harry says he’s “not sure of anything these days.”
  • Kelly says not to be “so hard on [himself].”
  • Q8: All I can say is I’m glad there were no camera phones in my days…I pretty much foreshadowed the whole Girls Gone Wild craze.–Kelly
  • Naomi and Silver are walking to Teddy’s yacht.
  • Naomi references Usher’s speedboat.
  • They see Annie, who is there with Mark.
  • Mark questions if their plan is going to work and says he might be “adding” to their “contract.”
  • Navid arrives and is definitely over-compensating. And Adrianna can tell.
  • Liam sees Naomi talking to a waiter-dude. Clearly jealous.
  • Whoops!  Sasha is the deejay for the party!
  • LOL Dixon says Sasha thinks he’s like Jay-Z but now he’s freaking out.
  • The guys say they’ll help him out and pretend to be his old high school friends.
  • But they have to make sure Silver doesn’t come around.
  • Dixon acts surprised to see Sasha, and says he’s friends with the Montgomerys.
  • Sasha wants to know what he does for a living–and he’s says he’s an exec in the music business!
  • Sasha lets him help deejay.
  • Naomi says being on the ocean turns her on.
  • Annie and Mark walk over, and Mark tells Silver that Naomi did know about the sext and sent it out.
  • Silver says she can’t deal and walks away.
  • Q9: You think you won this battle? Honey, you just started a war.–Naomi to Annie
  • Debbie doesn’t understand why Harry let Annie go to the yacht party.
  • Harry slips that spoke about it with Kelly.
  • Debbie gets upset that he listened to Kelly and not her, when they both had the same points.
  • Annie goes over to Liam, all pissed off.
  • Q10: If you had the guts to tell Naomi who you slept with, none of this would be happening.–Annie
  • Liam says, again, that he can’t do that.
  • Annie says it needs to end today–and that he “owes” her this.
  • Woah!  Dixon and Sasha kiss while deejaying!  That was quick.
  • Sasha stops because “some chick…is giving me the stink eye.”
  • Dixon admits that it’s his ex and she didn’t take the break-up well, so they should keep their distance.
  • Annie and Liam walk over to Naomi and say they have to tell her the truth.
  • Annie says they DID have sex and that they had sex the whole time he was with Naomi.
  • Liam freaks out and says she’s lying, and storms off.
  • Naomi is in tears.
  • Q11: It’s kind of funny, though.  Everyone you love, ends up loving me more. First Ethan, now Liam. Who’s gonna be next?–Annie
  • Navid tells Dixon he “did good” in his choice of girl.  Clearly this based just on looks and deejaying skills.
  • Liam tries to get Dixon’s attention but he signals to him to wait as he talks to Sasha.  He introduces Sasha to Navid–his assistant!
  • Liam tells Dixon about what his “psycho sister” just did and says he “can’t take it.”
  • Navid looks like he’s getting sick!
  • Teddy finds him and tries to help.
  • Silver goes up to Sasha, and asks if he’s with Dixon.
  • Sasha says “he seems like a great guy” and Silver says “he does seem like that.”
  • Sasha asks him if she’s in the music business, too. She’s clearly surprised but plays it off and says no.
  • LOL The yacht is named Oscars Two.
  • Teddy asks Navid why he doesn’t like him.
  • Navid calls Teddy a sleaze and says he doesn’t like his persona.
  • Teddy says, off-the-record, that the story about the girls at his last school isn’t true. It was his roommate but he took the fall to cover for his roommate.
  • Silver and Sasha are laughing and bonding.
  • Dixon walks over, concerned and nervous but Silver plays along with his lies.
  • Silver says she’s going to let them “have alone time” and sarcastically says she’s glad he found someone he can be himself with.
  • I hate that Sasha can’t tell how young Dixon is just by looking at him.  Tristan is so baby-faced!
  • Adrianna and Teddy are bonding over old times.
  • Teddy goes to kiss her but Adrianna pulls away.
  • Adrianna says she needs to get the water and stuff to her “friend”–but Navid is her boyfriend!
  • Adrianna and Navid are now having ice cream sundaes.  Yummy.  Looks like he feels better.
  • Navid says he thinks he’ll be good friends with Teddy.
  • Adrianna looks guilty but doesn’t say what happened.
  • Dixon and Sasha are laughing and flirting.
  • Q12: In all the pizza joints in all the world, you had to walk into mine.–Dixon
  • Q13: We’ll always have pizza.
  • They took that whole Casablanca thing from BH90210 with Kelly and Dylan!  NOT COOL!
  • Silver tells Naomi that both she and Annie are wrong.
  • Silver is all teary.  This clearly about her, too.
  • Why am I getting an Otalia vibe here? (Guiding Light, anyone?)
  • Q14: You’re Naomi Clark.  You rule West Bev. Snap your fingers and you can have anyone you want.”–Silver
  • OMG!  Did Silver get the tattoo of Dixon’s name removed (she said it takes 7 sessions) or did she carve that herself?!  I hate to the think the latter is the case.
  • Naomi tells Silver she’s doing great, especially since she didn’t bust Dixon with Sasha.
  • Gael Garcia Bernal reference. Random.
  • Kelly IMs Harry.  Sketch or no?
  • Harry asks Kelly if she’s for lunch on Monday.
  • Dixon gets the Lamborghini keys from Navid. How long can he keep this up?
  • Annie goes over to Mark, and he reminds her that she owes him.  She says a ‘deal’s a deal’ and they’ll meet outside. Hmm.
  • Liam goes home, still pissed off and freaking out, and into his basement. Which looks to be like a home workshop.
  • He opens blueprints.  Wonder what they’re for…
  • Sasha asks to drive the Lamborghini and Dixon says yes.
  • Sasha says she’s not bringing him home–it’s the weekend, and technically almost Sunday for the date. They’re going to Napa.
  • And that’s the end…WTF?! Crappy ending.
  • No Jen or Ryan.
  • Preview: Looks like Sasha and Dixon slept together. Dixon says he will tell Sasha the truth.  Adrianna and Teddy kiss.  Sasha asks Dixon why he has a truck-full of porn videos in the Lamborghini.

Those are my thoughts. What are yours?

Spoiler: Watch With Kristen

22 09 2009


Simone in Cairo, Ill. I love the new character Quinn on One Tree Hill!
We just chatted with Shantel VanSanten (Quinn) this morning, and she couldn’t have been nicer–or more grateful for her new role in the tiny town of Tree Hill. And guess what? She’s married to a castmember in real life! Not Robert Buckley, but Jackson Brundage. That’s right, the adorable little Jamie Scott developed an instant crush on the new OTH star and took it to the next level. “He proposed to me on set when they brought me my wedding ring. Jackson got down on one knee and said ‘Will you marry me?’ He always calls me his wife and makes me eat lunch with him.” Too. Cute. Check back for more real scoop from our interview soon.

News Roundup: 90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and More

21 09 2009
  • I’ll  be live-blogging 90210 tomorrow night.
  • TVGuide.com included Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210), Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl), Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.) in their Emmy Red Carpet Arrivals photo gallery.
  • TVGuide.com also called Lively a fashion hit, Meester a miss and Wilde a hit.  Lively also earned the Best Body title.
  • PEOPLE.com readers voted Lively as “Sexiest Gossip Girl” at the Emmys, over Meester.
  • Teen.com has a video interview with Zuzanna Szadowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl).
  • Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) recorded a message to fans.
  • BuddyTV has a spoilish interview Shantel Van Santen (Quinn, Gossip Girl).
  • Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill) is back on How I Met Your Mother.
  • Mary Beth Peil (Grams, Dawson’s Creek) is on The Good Wife, which starts tonight on CBS.

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