- 1 Like You Like An Arsonist
In the third season premiere, we finally discover Dan's fate after the fire. Besides the situation with his father, Nathan also has to deal with Haley's reappearance in Tree Hill and the future of their relationship. Meanwhile, Peyton tries to find the truth about the mysterious woman who pretends to be her mother. Also, Lucas looks forward to Brooke's return after a summer apart.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-10-05
- 2 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Brooke has an end of the summer party on the beach. As Nathan comes home from basketball camp, Haley tries to tell him how she feels. Elsewhere Lucas deals with Brooke's rules for dating and Peyton deals with family issues.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-10-12
- 3 First Day on a Brand New Planet
Nathan asks Haley for a possible divorce. Lucas tells Dan that he saved his life. Peyton finds out something deep about Ellie. Dan tries to drop accusations at several people about the fire. He also tries to get Whitey replaced as Ravens coach.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-10-19
- 4 An Attempt to Tip the Scales
It's Halloween in Tree Hill and everybody is celebrating at Tric, with special guest band Fall Out Boy. The masquerade ball gives the opportunity to Haley to win back Nathan while Brooke is trying to seduce Lucas. Also, Peyton decides to face her new mother and get to know her; Dan uses blackmail to become mayor but things don't turn out as easy as he thought they would when Deb gets in his way.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-10-26
- 5 A Mulititude of Casualties
The Ravens begin basketball practice. New team captain Nathan clashes with Lucas over Haley, and a new cheerleader sets her sights on Lucas. Elsewhere, Dan's mayoral bid takes a surprising turn when an unlikely opponent emerges, Karen.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-11-02
- 6 Locked Hearts and Hand Grenades
Brooke makes a "Fantasy Boy Draft," after all of the cheerleaders are fighting over the same guys. Haley and Peyton continue to argue over Nathan. Dan butts heads with Karen because the election is drawing nearer. Lucas is trying to keep up with the fast pace of basketball.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-11-09
- 7 Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for My Sham Friends
The fantasy draft dates begin, Lucas finds himself with Rachel and a very familiar setting. Brooke is on a double date with an unusual couple. Mouth and Peyton hang out again. And Peyton regrets the things she says to Ellie. Karen and Deb take the campaigning for mayor, to a new level, to bring down Dan. Nathan gets mad when Chris gets close to Haley.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-11-16
- 8 The Worst Day Since Yesterday
As the town readies for the Ravens' first basketball game, Lucas worries that his head and heart aren't in it. Nathan accuses Lucas of being the Ravens' weak link. Peyton and Haley mend fences to support Brooke in a time of need. When the mayoral race tightens, Dan resorts to a smear campaign.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-11-30
- 9 How a Resurrection Really Feels
It is revealed that Lucas knows who tried to kill Dan and he confronts the guilty party. Brooke, Peyton and Haley find themselves behind bars. Peyton finds her guilty conscience on the surface. Chris Keller convinces Nathan to be his wingman at a high-stakes poker game. The residents of Tree Hill finally choose a mayor.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2005-12-07
- 10 Brave New World
Lucas and Peyton take a road trip together to find Ellie. While out of town, Lucas reconnects with a friend from his past. Brooke, Haley and Mouth successfully launch the Clothes Over Bro's website, only to find that demand far exceeds supply. Deb reveals to Nathan that she tried to kill Dan.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-01-11
- 11 Return of the Future
The Ravens lose their second game in a row, so Whitey teaches them a tough lesson. Peyton and Ellie look for support for their album and hope to attract Nada Surf to the project. Meanwhile, both Dan and Haley upset Nathan, while Brooke plans a romantic thank-you for Lucas.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-01-18
- 12 I've Got Dreams to Remember
As the students meet with the school counselor to plan for the future, Nathan and Haley realize they want to attend different colleges across the country from one another and Brooke discovers Rachel's reasons for submitting her designs to Rogue Vogue. Meanwhile, Ellie and Peyton bond as they finish the benefit album.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-01-25
- 13 The Wind That Blew My Heart Away
A violent rainstorm knocks out the power in Tree Hill, leading Haley to Nathan's doorstep and Brooke out into the downpour for a dramatic confrontation with Lucas. Peyton finally confronts the truth about Ellie's illness, while Mouth is tempted by his new friend, Rachel. Before morning, secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and new love gets hotter than ever.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-02-01
- 14 All Tomorrow's Parties
Brooke is forced to grow up in a hurry when her trip to a New York City fashion show prevents her from attending an annual cheerleading tournament. Nathan and Lucas are influenced by the father of an old friend. Struggling with her mother's cancer, Peyton joins Rachel for a night of blowing off steam, and Haley and Nathan use their hotel room as the honeymoon suite they never had.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-02-08
- 15 Just Watch the Fireworks
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.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-02-15
- 16 With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept
Due to the aftermath of the release of the time capsule, chaos breaks out. Someone is holding students of Tree Hill hostage with a gun, shooting. While lives hang in the balance, Nathan and Lucas put themselves at risk to protect their friends and loved ones. Young lives are shattered and two lives will end.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-03-01
- 17 Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them
The aftermath of the school shooting and the death of Jimmy Edwards forces everyone in Tree Hill to examine their lives. Nathan reassesses his relationship with Haley, while Brooke and Rachel join forces to heal the student body. Dan must deal with the ramifications of shooting Keith, while Lucas and Peyton consider the implications of their kiss in the library.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-03-29
- 18 When It Isn't Like It Should Be
Rachel invites the gang for a weekend getaway at her family's cabin. Craziness will ensue, including a game of "I Never" which will cause characters to do things they normally wouldn't, and a nasty little issue Mouth has been harboring toward Rachel will surface. Meanwhile, Karen will confront Dan about Keith's death. Could she suspect the truth?
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-04-05
- 19 I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
Lucas attempts to play in the first game after Keith's death, but cannot bring himself to do it; Nathan and Haley prepare to renew their vows, while Mouth tries to get closer to Rachel; Peyton receives a surprising offer; and Brooke finds a way to get revenge on Rachel.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-04-12
- 20 Everyday Is a Sunday Evening
Nathan deals with a player who is a rival both on and off the court. Meanwhile, Brooke and Mouth look to get even with Rachel. Dan has a run-in with Cooper; and Peyton comes to a major decision.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-04-19
- 21 Over the Hills and Far Away
Haley argues about her wedding dress with Brooke during the rehearsal dinner. Elsewhere Karen and Lucas arrive back in town. And Peyton is surprised by what she finds...
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-04-26
- 22 The Show Must Go On
Nathan worries about Haley as they prepare to renew their vows. Peyton and Brooke's friendship becomes strained and Deb confesses to Dan about the fire.
Average Episode Rating: 5.0 | Air Date: 2006-05-03