The characters on One Tree Hill have become some of the most loved out of all the teen series. Thanks to excellent writing and perfect casting, the actors became their characters and, although Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) and Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton) were featured as the “lead” stars, it really didn’t take long for Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) to steal the show. Without a doubt, Nathan went through one of the best character developments on the show and while we were used to the assertiveness and humor of Brooke and the deep intellectual statements from Lucas, Nathan definitely had his fair share of humor and close-to-home quotes that may have been subtle and often times cloaked by his “jock” personality. Fans got a deeper appreciation for Nathan has he became such a wonderful man, father and husband, dropping these awesome lines along the way.
9. Season One, Episode Three
Early on, it was really easy to hate Nathan thanks to his attitude, the way he treated Peyton and of course the way he treated Lucas, but it also didn’t take long for him to show a soft side and one moment in particular all fans know was one of the biggest signs of the other side of Nathan. It’s a simple line, but the moment between Nathan and Haley where she agrees to tutor him and he gives her the Cracker Jack bracelet is one of the most significant in their relationship, which spans all nine seasons. He repeats the line in other episodes and the bracelet becomes a symbol of their relationship through every challenge they face.
Nathan: “Don’t say I never gave you anything.”