Random Post at 3:45 in the morning.

I can't sleep so I'm laying here re-watching random old episodes of One Tree Hill and I decided to watch an episode that I have struggled to watch since it first aired. Season 3 Episode 16 "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept." Most people would refer to this episode as the one where Keith died, or the school shooting episode. 


I would like to say thank you several years later to Mark Schwahn for writing this episode. Not many TV shows would be brave enough to tackle a subject like that. 

I struggle to watch it and cried pretty much through the whole thing but I think the message behind the episode is so important. It will always be one of those episodes that is relevant.

All of the actors in the episode deserve acclaim but I especially want to say excellent job to Colin Fickes who played Jimmy Edwards. The scene at the end when he is talking to Keith might be one of the best acting jobs I have ever seen. The raw emotion and power he delivered was amazing. 

Randomness of this post aside I just had to share my feelings. 

4 comments:

Cody Stowers February 19, 2009 at 11:59 AM  

It's a great epi but I've never cried watching it. Most shows won't cross that because they know they have to kill a character people like in order for it to mean something and be great and that means ratings decline. But I sdont see how people can watch scattered episodes I can't do that with any season DVDs I have. I know this post sucks I'm blaming it on my iPhone

Kim February 19, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

I have seen the episodes so much that I just skip around to the ones I really like. I recently rewatched the entire show from pilot to last aired episode. That helps.

Megan February 19, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

aaah, that episode is INTENSE. I remember watching it while I was at work and I had to contain myself so I didn't start bawling.

I also thought Allison Scagliotti who played Abby was phenomonal! She didn't have many lines or anything but she was so powerful, her tears were so real.

It is one of my favorite episodes (because it's so well-done, not because of the subject matter.. which is depressing as hell)

Kim February 19, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

I completely forgot to mention Allison but she is another major reason for why the episode was so powerful. Pretty much everyone who was trapped in the tutor center brought so much to their performances that as much as it hurt to watch I just couldn't look away.

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