3x16 With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept
First Aired: Mar. 01, 2006 on The WB
Summary: Lives hang in the balance when a student brings a gun to school. In the mayhem resulting from the first shot fired, Brooke is able to get out of the school, but leaves Peyton behind. Nathan and Lucas run back into the line of fire to protect Haley and Peyton. There, Peyton reveals her true…
Brooke: You should be ashamed of yourself. There are kids inside our school fearing for their lives right now, terrified that someone's gonna put a gun in their face and pull the trigger and you want to know how I'm feeling? Our pain is not a commodity for you. It's not a news bite to boost your ratings because tomorrow or the next day or the next week when we go back to school changed forever by a day that will never leave us, where are you gonna be? At the next tragedy thrusting your microphone in the face of the next fractured person asking them how they fell? Lady that is not journalism. You are not contributing anything to society. You are buzzards circling the carnage but you prey on the living. That is how I'm feeling but something tells me you're not gonna air that.
Jimmy Edwards: Not this, it can't.
Keith Scott: It does Jimmy. That pain in your stomach, that pain in your heart, it goes away. That voice in your head thats saying there's no way out, it's wrong Jimmy. Would you please, please just believe me. It gets better.
Jimmy Edwards: It won't! Not after this! I cant take this back! I can't erase this! [starting to cry] She's gonna die.
Keith Scott: You don't know that.
Jimmy Edwards: I just... I wanted... I wanted them to leave me alone. I just... I wanted them to like me.
Keith Scott: I understand son. It's what we all want. Thats all any of us want.
Jimmy Edwards: I'm not here... I'm not here.
Keith Scott: Jimmy please... it's gonna be ok son... it's gonna be ok.
Jimmy Edwards: [pounding on his chest] But it hurts! It hurts! It always hurts!
Keith Scott: I know... please... please...
Jimmy Edwards: I'm sorry... [Points the gun to his chest and shoots himself]
Keith Scott: NOOOOO!
- Goof (continuity error): In the library, when Peyton is telling Lucas that Jimmy Edwards is the shooter, his blue shirt goes from being on, to off in the next shot, and then back to on.
- The episode is named after a song by Explosions in the Sky.
- This episode marks the final appearance of Craig Sheffer (Keith) as a series regular