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…
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Marvin "Mouth" McFadden: It's not suppose to be this way. The artists, and the scientists, and the poets - none of them fitted in at 17. We're suppose to get passed it. Adults - they see kids killing kids, and they know it's a tragedy because they used to be those kids - the bullies, and the beaten, and the loners. We're supposed to get passed it. You're supposed to live long enough to take it back. Just take it back.
We had a snow day. Sixth grade, do you remember? It was like this whole other world just came in overnight and took ours away. Brooke, she came over and we made a snowfort... with a tunnel. And we stayed in there all day. It seemed so safe, like everything was okay. Like everything our world was about to become, maybe we could just stop it and stay little kids for one more day. But then it got cold, kinda like now. They're gonna come now. All of them. The reporters and the psychologists and the analysts. And the so-called experts. And they're gonna try and make sense of this. But they're not gonna be able to. And even if we do make it out of here, we're always gonna carry it with us. Its never gonna be the same.
Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty, this hatred, how did it find us? Did it steal into our lives or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us that we now send our children into the world like we send young men to war, hoping for their safe return, but knowing that some would be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows. Swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name? Is it your name?
- 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