3x16 "With tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired souls, We slept"
Easily the greatest episode of OTH ever next to 8x11 "Darkness on the edge of town".
Episodes like this are the reason why the network shouldn't cancel this show. "One Tree Hill" has built a very good reputation for themselves by producing episodes like this one that deal with issues that many teens of today are going through. When Jimmy Edwards comes into school one day with a gun, he shoots it and unknowingly hits another student (a main character of the show). Ducking into a room with some other students, he pretends to be a victim just as one of them, but snaps at a point, pulls out his gun, and turns it into a hostage situation. The show features basically that one room and the students in it, questioning why this is happening. The ending somewhat cliffhanger of the show is what really makes OTH shine.
I personally thought it was a great episode, possibly the best in the season and overall show. This particular episode really focused on the one of the biggest issue in high school, "Bullying". It illustrated what can happen if it was to continue. This I think is great as it contains moral teaching to some of the younger audience of One Tree Hill.
This episode should have gotten OTH a best emmy nod and a possible win at least for best actor with Chad Michael Murray, Craig Sheffer, Paul Johansson and Colin Fickis, all four were phenomenal as well best overall show because Mark Schwahn's writing was top notch.