Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 23, 2003
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
The CW TV Network

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Nathan Scott

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James LaffertyJames Lafferty
James Lafferty was born and raised in Hemet, California. Lefferty attended Hemet High School and played ...

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Nathan Scott Quotes

09x11 - Danny Boy Season 9 / Episode 11: - Danny Boy

Nathan Scott: [Nathan and Julian are rushing Dan to the hospital in a stolen police car, Chris is driving] Put the siren on!
Julian Baker: I've never been in a cop car before! I don't know where the siren is!
Dan Scott: [weakly] It's the switch in the middle.
Nathan Scott: [laughing at Dan's dry humor] You're gonna be OK! You're gonna be OK, Dad!
09x11 - Danny Boy Season 9 / Episode 11: - Danny Boy

Nathan Scott: [at the hospital] Dad, why does this have to be so difficult? You're my father, so I should love you, but I've spent so much of my life hating you.
Dan Scott: [nods] I was a terrible father. I know this.
Nathan Scott: You know, I can justify a lot of screwed-up things that you've done. You bullied me because you wanted to make me tough. You tried to ruin my marriage because you wanted me to have a career. You even burned down your diner just because you wanted to see me again. But I can't understand how you could murder your own brother. And I'm worried. I'm worried that when you're gone, that's all I'll remember. And I'll still hate you for it.
Dan Scott: You should hate me for it.
Nathan Scott: So why did you do it?
Dan Scott: [shrugs] I was always jealous of Keith. Even when we were kids. I was athletic, popular, all the things that he wasn't. But still I was jealous of him. And people were drawn to Keith, and I hated him for it.
Nathan Scott: So you shot him because people liked him more?
Dan Scott: The day I shot Keith, I was in a dark place. I was convinced that he tried to kill me. I'd lost you, I divorced your mom, my life was spiraling downwards, and meanwhile Keith was building a new life with my high school sweetheart and the child I abandoned, and every time I looked at him, I felt like I was punched in the gut.
Nathan Scott: So what happened in that hallway?
Dan Scott: Keith wanted to go into the school to save that kid. So I let him go... hoping he'd get shot. Let him be the hero, as long as he was a dead hero. And then I thought 'why should he be the hero when it could be me?' So I followed him in. Jimmy was crying... and Keith was telling him 'it gets better... that pain in your heart that tells you there's no way out, it's wrong... it gets better'. And I felt like he was talking to me. And in that moment, maybe the most heroic, kindest moment of my big brother's life, I hated him. I hated him more than anyone or anything, because nothing had gotten better. That pain was still in my heart. That voice in my head saying there was no way out was right! And he was standing there lying to me! And after Jimmy died, I picked up the gun, and I aimed it at Keith, and he looked at me. And all I could think of was how everything that had gone wrong was his fault. And it wasn't gonna get better until he was gone. Just pull the trigger and it all ends! [voice breaks] So I pulled that trigger! And it didn't end! It got worse. I'm so sorry. [weeps] I'm so sorry! I'm so sorry.
09x11 - Danny Boy Season 9 / Episode 11: - Danny Boy

Nathan Scott: [Dan has just flatlined] Dad, Dad? [shakes him] Hey, hey! Dad, come on!
Dan Scott: [Nathan rushes to get help, Keith watches him leave... Dan's eyes open] Keith.
Keith Scott: [smiles] Hi, Danny.
Dan Scott: [Dan gets up out of bed and follows Keith out of the hospital room which transitions into the hallway where Keith was murdered] What are we doing back here, Keith?
Keith Scott: I don't think either one of us ever really left, Danny.
Dan Scott: Keith, if I could take it back...
Keith Scott: Well, you can't. I think we both know that.
Dan Scott: I'm so sorry. For that day and every day before it.
Keith Scott: [nods] I know you are, Danny. And I forgive you.
Dan Scott: I took you away from everyone and everything you ever cared about. How can you just forgive me?
Keith Scott: Well, you're dead, Danny. If I can't forgive you now, when can I? [chuckles softly] Look Danny, you've done some horrific things. You can't change that, and you can't take it back. Since then, you've done everything you could to make up for it. You've become a better man.
Dan Scott: [scoffs] I lied about my heart transplant. My book and show were a fraud. I set my own diner on fire.
Keith Scott: [smiles] Well, I didn't say you were perfect. But nobody is. But you learned what's important. You learned to put friends and family first. And you've become the selfless, kind person that I always wanted for a brother.
Dan Scott: Like the kind of brother you were. For so many years, I was so jealous of you. I should've been trying to be more like you. I should have been proud of you. I am proud of you. I love you, Keith.
Keith Scott: [puts his hand on Dan's shoulder] I love you too, Danny. [beckons towards Dan's room] Come on.
Keith Scott: [they gaze at their grieving family standing over Dan's body] I told you the voice was wrong... it gets better. [pause] Come on, little brother... take a walk with me.
Dan Scott: [they walk towards a mysterious light at the end of the hall] I know where you're going... but what about me?
Keith Scott: Don't worry little brother, you're my 'plus one'. [Keith puts his hand on Dan's shoulder as they vanish into the light]
09x11 - Danny Boy Season 9 / Episode 11: - Danny Boy

Nathan Scott: [at the hospital... Nathan is looking at a picture on Clay's phone] You have a son?
Clay Evans: Logan.
Nathan Scott: How long have I been gone?
Clay Evans: Six years, apparently.
Nathan Scott: How is it that out of the two of us, I don't have the most shocking news?
Clay Evans: That shouldn't have happened to you. It's my fault. I should have been the one to go to Europe.
Nathan Scott: No... no you shouldn't have. Dan wouldn't have come to save you. He can't stand you. [both laugh]
09x11 - Danny Boy Season 9 / Episode 11: - Danny Boy

Nathan Scott: [to Dan at the hospital] Some people want to see you.
Dan Scott: [smiling wryly] Is it the cops?
Nathan Scott: [returns smile] Friends and family.
Dan Scott: I didn't know I had either.
09x11 - Danny Boy Season 9 / Episode 11: - Danny Boy

Nathan Scott: [Nathan and Julian have just arrived at the hospital with Dan... Haley has just shown up] Hi, Hales.
Haley James Scott: Say that again.
Nathan Scott: Hi, Hales. [she rushes into his arms]
09x11 - Danny Boy Season 9 / Episode 11: - Danny Boy

Nathan Scott: [Nathan and Chris are rushing Dan to the hospital in a stolen police car, Chris is driving] Put the siren on!
Julian Baker: I've never been in a cop car before! I don't know where the siren is!
Dan Scott: [weakly] It's the switch in the middle.
Nathan Scott: [laughing at the irony] You're gonna be OK! You're gonna be OK, Dad!
06x05 - You’ve Dug Your Own Grave, Now Lie in It Season 6 / Episode 5: - You’ve Dug Your Own Grave, Now Lie in It

Bobby Irons: Nathan Scott. Great to meet ya. How was your flight?
Nathan Scott: It was good sir. Thanks so much for having me.
Bobby Irons: Its Bobby. Hey I really appreciate you coming up here short notice but I wanted you to have a look at the facility before we really get into things. As you'll see, everything here is state of the art. The owners have spared no expense.
Nathan Scott: Heh, I can see that sir.
Bobby Irons: Its just Bobby. Just Bobby. Come on let me show you around. Make no mistake we want to win here weve got some great players on our squad, some of whom youll meet today, I know that with the right coaching we can send some of them to the MBA next season. And all that begins right here. So Nathan, how does it feel to be in a real gym again?
Nathan Scott: Heh, good. It feels good.
Bobby Irons: Bet it does. Come on.
06x03 - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Season 6 / Episode 3: - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

Nathan Scott: The thing you and I have been down similar roads. We were in the same cliques. We both felt the same pressures, same expectations. Our parents were like children. And we both grew into kind bad versions of ourselves way too fast. So I think you know and get it.
Brooke Davis: They never really gave us a chance did they? Our parents?
Nathan Scott: They didn't know how. Look the thing is you made your dream happen and I know I didn't quite get there when it was taken away from me I dealt with it alone and it was stupid and selfish and wrong. So if your mom tries to take your dream away from you and you feel that same pain like I did I've sort of been there and I'm going to be pissed off if you don't come talk to me about it.
06x02 - One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning Season 6 / Episode 2: - One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning

Nathan Scott: I scored 35 points that night and each basket was like my own personal version of a Haley James pick-up line.
Haley James Scott: It worked.
Nathan Scott: I played that game for you, Haley and you know what? I'd give it up for you too. Because as much as I love playing the game and the person that I am when I play it, I love being a husband and a father more.
05x18 - What Comes After the Blues Season 5 / Episode 18: - What Comes After the Blues

Nathan Scott: By the way, nobody's sporting the faux-hawk anymore, dude.
James Lucas Scott: I'm bringing it back.
05x18 - What Comes After the Blues Season 5 / Episode 18: - What Comes After the Blues

Nathan Scott: Hey look it's my mom doing the walk of shame... out with the guy you met on a porn site?
Deb Lee: Not porn... Erotica!
05x18 - What Comes After the Blues Season 5 / Episode 18: - What Comes After the Blues

Quentin Fields: [after Nathan makes a dunk] My god! What the hell was that?
Nathan Scott: I'm gonna do this!
05x18 - What Comes After the Blues Season 5 / Episode 18: - What Comes After the Blues

Haley James: [to Lucas] You know that romantic notion that all the garbage and the pain is really healing and beautiful and sort of poetic? It's not. It's just garbage and it's pain. You know what's better? Love. The day that you start thinking that love is overrated is the day that you're wrong. The only thing wrong with love and faith and belief is not having it.
Nathan Scott: The darkness doesn't have any answers, Luke.
05x14 - What Do You Go Home To? Season 5 / Episode 14: - What Do You Go Home To?

Quentin: [rapping] Ho Ho... There he is. I said its J. Luke Scott, the boy is hot, wherever he goes, homey that's the spot...
James Lucas Scott: His name is Q, he's better than you, if the spot is hot, then he's there too...
Quentin: Haha, my man!
Nathan Scott: Ch... yea... I'm the dad, I'm not so bad... I... [Jamie and Quentin stare at Nathan]
05x13 - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace Season 5 / Episode 13: - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace

Nathan Scott: [voiceover] The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it.
05x12 - Hundred Season 5 / Episode 12: - Hundred

Nathan Scott: Jamie is gonna be the man. I'm gonna be second best. You'll be lucky to make the top 10, Luke.
Lucas Scott: Thanks.
05x12 - Hundred Season 5 / Episode 12: - Hundred

Lucas Scott: My jokes aren't stupid.
Nathan Scott: My jokes aren't stupid. That's what you think.
05x12 - Hundred Season 5 / Episode 12: - Hundred

Cop 1: What the hell are you doing?
Nathan Scott: My son is missing.
Cop 1: Right calm down you could've got yourself killed!
Nathan Scott: We just left the wedding okay, all the guests are gone and my son missing. He's 4 and a half years old.
Cop 2: Have you been drinking sir? Maybe been to the reception?
Nathan Scott: What kind of question is that 'Have I been drinking?'
Cop 2: You need to listen to me...
Nathan Scott: No you listen to me! My name is Nathan Scott okay, my father is Dan Scott, he was arrested for murder okay he's a bad guy and he was here today. Now either one of you two idiots gets on your radio right now and finds my son or I'll knock you both out and I'll do it myself!
Cop 1: Hey, you needa relax. Alright.
05x06 - Don't Dream It's Over Season 5 / Episode 6: - Don't Dream It's Over

Haley James Scott: [surprisingly, to Nathan] Water?
Nathan Scott: I wasn't even planning on drinking until Brooke forced her... 'self' on us.
05x06 - Don't Dream It's Over Season 5 / Episode 6: - Don't Dream It's Over

Lucas Scott: [to Nathan] Why are women so screwed up?
Nathan Scott: Let me guess. Peyton?
Lucas Scott: How did you know?
Nathan Scott: When she sent you a drink with a cheque in it?
05x06 - Don't Dream It's Over Season 5 / Episode 6: - Don't Dream It's Over

Haley James Scott: [approaching Nathan] Hey! I'm sorry I haven't been around. Mia's performing tonight and she's really nervous. How have you been?
Nathan Scott: I realized how boring bars can be without alcohol.
Haley James Scott: Yeah, tell me about it!
Brooke Davis: [approaching Nathan and Haley] Tric needs to establish a 'No Mom' rule.
Haley James Scott: I'm a mom!
Brooke Davis: You don't count. You got married and pregnant before you graduated high-school. You'll be safely locked in a home by the time you got 35.
Haley James Scott: Good talking to you Brooke! [to Nathan] I gotta get backstage, I'll see you in a bit. Bye.
Nathan Scott: Bye. [Brooke walking away] Well, it's good talking to both of you...
05x06 - Don't Dream It's Over Season 5 / Episode 6: - Don't Dream It's Over

Jason: [approaching Carrie] Can I buy you a drink?
Carrie: Mmm, actually, my date took care of that.
Jason: Well, we're half way there then.
Nathan Scott: [approaching them, sitting next to Carrie] I hope you're not trying to sit on my lap.
Jason: I'm just looking for someone to dance with.
Nathan Scott: No, thanks.
05x06 - Don't Dream It's Over Season 5 / Episode 6: - Don't Dream It's Over

Nathan Scott: [about Jamie] Well, alright, you said that he asked you stuff. What else did you tell him?
Antwon 'Skillz' Taylor: Not much. Just the truth.
Nathan Scott: Like?
Antwon 'Skillz' Taylor: Like the man killed Tupac and Beenie, never date girls named Beaven and Santa Claus is black.
Nathan Scott: Wow. D'you say anything about the Easter Bunny?
Antwon 'Skillz' Taylor: A bunny that lay eggs, man, not many questions he would ask me about that.
05x03 - My Way Home is Through You Season 5 / Episode 3: - My Way Home is Through You

Dan Scott: Don't you see, Nathan? The strength you need to let go of it, to leave your old man behind - that's what I taught you.
Nathan Scott: Well, lesson learnt.
05x02 - Racing Like a Pro Season 5 / Episode 2: - Racing Like a Pro

Nathan Scott: I am Nathan Scott and I have too much to loose.
05x01 - 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days Season 5 / Episode 1: - 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days

James Lucas Scott: [staring at Nathan whose hungover on the couch] I think you drink too much.
Nathan Scott: I think you're right.
04x21 - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone Season 4 / Episode 21: - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

Deb Scott: The two of you were driving us crazy.
Haley James Scott: The two of us?
Nathan Scott: I might have called a few times.
Deb Scott: Six times.
Haley James Scott: You over obsessive parent!
Deb Scott: You called eight.
04x21 - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone Season 4 / Episode 21: - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

Nathan Scott: Sure your up for this old man?
Lucas 'Luke' Scott: I can do this forever little brother
04x21 - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone Season 4 / Episode 21: - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

Nathan Scott: I might have called a couple of times.
Deb Scott: Six times.
Haley James Scott: [teasing] You crazy, obsessive perent...
Deb Scott: You called eight.

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