OTH launched itself on the whole basketball aspect and how Lucas joining the team changed his future and his path. Additionally, Lucas joining the Ravens was the catalyst for change in all the other main characters, whether it was meeting, hooking up, friendships, changing perspectives, etc. -- Leigh Raines
Nathan:You're Haley James, right? Haley: I'm sorry. I'm best friends with Lucas. Nathan: Well, then I'm sorry too. Haley: Forget it, I'll find you someone else. Nathan: Look, there is no one else. All right? I'd be fine with it if there was. Haley: If there were. Nathan: See, you're helping me already. Haley: Look, I can't help you. And on top of that, I won't help you. Okay?
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always. A promise, like a reward for persisting through life so long alone. A belief in each other and the possibility of love. A decision to ignore simply rise above the pain in the past. A covenant, which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties. The celebration of the chance taken and the challenge that lies ahead. For two will always be stronger than one. Like a team braced against the tempests of the world. And love will always be the guiding force in our lives. For tonight is mere formality. Only an announcement to the world of feelings long held, promises made long ago in the sacred space in our hearts.