Throughout "One Tree Hill," everyone has their favorites, but there is no character like Nathan Scott. Right from the start he makes his way into our hearts, but throughout the nine incredible seasons his character never disappoints. Here are a few of the times where #23 made our hearts stop.
Well obviously, the first moment you see the tall, handsome man with dark features... you're hooked. Although this is Nathan's egotistical self, he's still pretty to look at.
2. "Are You There?"
It was only episode three where Nathan set the bar on pickup lines with his, "Don't say I never gave you anything," speech to Haley. He gave her a bracelet I'm sure only a five-year-old would wear regularly. But if it was a gift from him, I'd never take it off either.
3. "Every Night Is Another Story"
Love at first sight! Nathan Scott is shirtless. Need I say more? He's also kinda cute when he's embarrassed. (Don't worry. You are too, Lucas).
4. "The Search For Something More"
"You shouldn't have done that Nathan."
"I wanted to."
"Dare You to Move" blasts in the background as we see Naley in the making. Yes.
5. "I Shall Believe"
Nathan swallows his pride and visits his brother (whom he still hates at the time) at the hospital after his accident. He just happens to be there when Lucas opens his eyes for the first time.
6. "To Wish Impossible Things"
The boy-toy auction. I'm not OK.
7. "The Games That Play Us"
"But my heart says, 'Just forget about your pride, you idiot. You love this girl, and even if you're going to catch pneumonia, your ass is going to stand out here in the rain until you convince her to forgive you.'"
OK Nathan, be more perfect. I dare you.
8. "The Desperate Kingdoms Of Love"
I have no words. I'd marry him at 17, too.
9. "The Hero Dies In This One"
When our nightmare becomes reality and Haley leaves with Chris Keller to work on her music. Our hearts both grow and break for Nathan.
10. "Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows"
11. "An Attempt To Tip The Scales"
Haley's back, Nathan's still mad. But, he does come to her rescue as just about the hottest Batman ever.
12. "How Resurrection Really Feels"
Nathan travels with Chris to win back Haley's demo that Chris lost in a poker game. Working with the person he hates most to get back the reason Haley left him in the first place... That's love.
13. "The Wind That Blew My Heart Away"
Nathan admits to Haley that he's been keeping track of her musical journey the whole time she was away because he was low-key proud of her. He deserves that rain kiss for being so perfect.
And in the same episode...
14. "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept"
During the most devastating episode (in my opinion), Nathan runs back into the school to make sure Haley is safe from the shooter.
15. "Everyday Is A Sunday Evening"
"You got nothin', Scott!"
16. "Everyday Is A Sunday Evening"
And just when we thought this episode couldn't get any better...
Yes, Nathan, you are sexy.
17. "The Show Must Go On"
We fall more in love with Nathan when he risks his own life on his wedding day to save crazy Rachel and his uncle, Cooper. So heroic. So amazing.
18. "I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness"
Nathan gets a full ride to Duke University, his dream school, but later learns Haley is pregnant. He doesn't run off, in fact he says he couldn't be happier.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but our man knew that. He needed money, so why not put on the best show there is? Although he wasn't the best dancer, I'm not complaining.
20. "For Tonight You're Only Here To Know"
After Quentin Fields's death, Nathan realizes how hard it must be for his son, Jamie. He does his best to be a good father and comfort him. Their father / son relationship makes our hearts melt throughout the series.
21. "Remember Me As A Time Of Day"
Nathan finally makes it to the NBA with the Charlotte Bobcats and we all couldn't be more proud (and in love with him).
22. "One Tree Hill"
It's the oldest story in the world, one day you're planning a future with your significant other, and then you realize Nathan Scott exists, and this is your life. You're lying if you say you aren't in love with him.
23. "Danny Boy"
And let us never forget when Nathan comes home just in time for the series finale. Literally one of the best moments in "One Tree Hill" history.
Nathan Scott, you are my hero. Literally.