Jamie Scott (One Tree Hill)
|One Tree Hill character|
|Portrayed by||Jackson Brundage|
|First appearance||"All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone" |
|Last appearance||"One Tree Hill" |
|Created by||Mark Schwahn|
|Residence||Tree Hill, North Carolina|
James Lucas Scott is a fictional character from the CW television series One Tree Hill, portrayed by Jackson Brundage. He is the son of Nathan and Haley James Scott and older brother of Lydia. He was born on their graduation day at about the same time as his auntie, Lily Roe Scott. He is named after his godfather and uncle, Lucas Scott, while Brooke Davis takes the role of his godmother. All of Nathan and Haley's friends are close to Jamie and he sees them all as aunts and uncles. Jamie has a great adoration of his father and aspires to be like him, which is something that often inspires Nathan to do his best.
Character arc[edit | edit source]
Season 4[edit | edit source]
During her senior year at Tree Hill High School, Haley James Scott fell pregnant. Although at first anxious with having a child at such a young age, both Haley and Nathan Scott grew fond of the idea and although nervous, were very excited for the birth of their child. During her pregnancy, Haley began having serious pains in her stomach, which forced her to collapse. As she was rushed to the hospital, the doctor assured her that everything was alright with her child and confirmed that her child was a boy. This news pushed Nathan to win the State Championship. Trying to get the best start to her child's life, Haley played Jamie classical music whilst pregnant, but unknown to her, Nathan played rap music to his child when she fell asleep, possibly relating to Jamie's love of hip-hop and rap music in his childhood.
On the day of Nathan and Haley's graduation June 13, Haley went into labor during her valedictorian speech. She was forced to stop her speech halfway through and was rushed into Tree Hill Hospital. At the hospital, Haley gave birth to James Lucas Scott, named so after his mother's maiden name and his uncle's first name. His parents soon found out that Jamie would only settle for rap music, much to Nathan's happiness. Haley and Nathan also invited Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott to be his godparents, which they happily accepted. With this in mind, Lucas accepted a coaching assistant position for Nathan's college basketball team so he can be to Jamie what his Uncle Keith was to him, which Haley was more than pleased about.
Missing years[edit | edit source]
Jamie is raised for the first years of his life by his father, mother and uncle whilst they go to college. He was present when his father won his national basketball championship. His first word was ball after he was prompted by his father to say the word ball and his mother to say the word guitar.
Season 5[edit | edit source]
As the season begins Jamie is shown to love basketball but his father doesn't want him to play basketball after his accident. Nathan soon realizes that he failed Jamie by not being there for his soap box derby; this then prompts Nathan to get his life back to what it used to be. Nathan also starts playing basketball with Jamie. Jamie grows close to his nanny Carrie and begins to see her as his mother. When Haley fires Carrie, Jamie tells her he hates her and he wishes Carrie was his real mom. Jamie soon gets over his feelings about Carrie. Sometime later, Nathan has an argument with Haley. During this time, Jamie falls into the pool, nearly drowning. Nathan and Haley soon look out the window to see him lying face down in the pool. Rushing to his aid, Nathan jumps in and pulls Jamie out. As Haley is sitting on the ground with Jamie in her arms, she angrily tells Nathan that she wants a divorce. Jamie's parent's separation upsets him, and he frequently asks Haley "when is daddy coming home?". During Lucas and Lindsey's party all Jamie wants to do is play Rock Band with his family and is upset when they don't, so instead he plays with Skills (who he is very close to). Skills always tries to make Jamie feel like one of the boys. Haley feels nervous about this roughhousing and reminds Skills that Jamie is just a little boy, to which Skills replies that he has "never lost sight of how little that boy is." Jamie is kidnapped on Lucas' wedding day, after he goes to the bathroom, and Carrie takes him to a motel so she can dye his hair and take him away with her. But Dan saw her take Jamie. When Carrie leaves, as she forgot the hair dye, Dan saves Jamie. Jamie returns home and he tells his parents that it was Dan who brought him home. For Jamie's 5th birthday party his parents throw him a party with his friends. After falling into the pool and nearly drowning Jamie has developed a fear of the pool and doesn't go in anymore but with his parents help he gets back into the water. In season 5, Jamie becomes close to Quentin, a teenager that is on Lucas' basketball team and is one of Haley's students. But soon enough Quentin is taken away from Jamie in a horrible accident.
Season 6[edit | edit source]
Haley and Nathan break the news to Jamie that Quentin (Jamie’s close friend) was shot and killed he is upset but wants to go to the funeral where he lays a red cape he made for Quentin on his coffin. Jamie also becomes friends with Quentin's younger brother, Andre, who is the same age as Jamie, and they both help each other grieve for Quentin. Haley gets a call from a nurse from Tree Hill hospital informing her that Dan is dying. Knowing that Jamie didn't get a chance to say goodbye to his grandfather, she takes him to see Dan after getting a call that he was close to death. However, she did not realize that it was Carrie, who had kidnapped Dan and was using him to lure Jamie. Once there, Haley tells Jamie to wait in the car and goes inside but Carrie knocks her unconscious and Carrie goes out to the car to get Jamie to come out but Jamie doesn't. So she then gets a sledge hammer to smash the glass but Jamie is already running into the cornfields to get away from her. Haley soon finds Jamie in the cornfield while he is trying to escape from Carrie. As Haley and Jamie are hiding from nanny Carrie, Haley's phone rings from Nathan returning a call, who was worried about becoming a team for the NBA and also was right about Dan's almost death. She and Jamie make a run for it with Carrie giving chase. Before she catches them, she is knocked out by Deb from a bottle to the face. Carrie soon regains consciousness and comes at Haley with axe, but is stopped when Dan shoots her twice
When Nathan gets a chance to play Slamball, which Haley and Jamie watches with trepidation, yet decides to support Nathan. During a game, Nathan gets knocked through a window by a former rival and decides to give up Slamball as it is not worth losing his family over. Haley helps Jamie prepare for his school talent show, where he is to follow in his mother's footsteps and play the piano. He wants to do stand-up, and decides to do a mixture of both. When Nathan receives the news that he has just been accepted to the Charleston Chiefs, Jamie is very excited. Haley and Jamie supports Nathan after he makes the Charleston Chiefs basketball team. After Nathan returns home for the weekend, she and Nathan leave Jamie and Andre with Luke and Peyton. Jamie and Haley go to all Nathan's basketball games, and she and Jamie are sad that Nathan doesn't get to play. After Haley tells Nathan to keep pushing, and after Jamie adorably calls his coach and asks him to give Nathan another chance, Nathan gets a chance to play and Haley is ecstatic and so is Jamie. Jamie also develops a crush on Brooke's foster daughter Sam and follows what she says and often gets into trouble for it. When Haley drops Jamie off at school and his teacher Lauren tells Haley a very prestigious private school called the Oppenheimer School has asked to meet with Jamie for him to become a student, which excites Haley since she always wanted to go there as a child. She and Nathan take Jamie there and it is not easy since they have recess textbooks and "mathketball" (which worries Nathan). In the end, Nathan and Haley decide it is best to keep him in his current school. In the season 6 finale Haley and Nathan tell Jamie to watch the sports news when Mouth announces the big news that Nathan made it into the NBA and Haley, Nathan and Jamie all take a trip to Charlotte where Nathan plays his first game for the Charlotte Bobcats.
Season 7[edit | edit source]
At the beginning of season 7, Haley throws Jamie a huge birthday party to celebrate his 7th birthday. His Aunt Quinn comes to visit him. Jamie helps Skills work out his problems. Jamie goes with Nathan, Julian, Skills, Mouth and Chuck on a camping weekend. When it becomes Jamie's turn to go on the zip wire he doesn't want to so Julian covers for him; saying he is to scared. This confuses Nathan as Jamie was looking forward to going on the zip wire. Jamie later tells Julian his Dad isn't afraid of anything and Julian realizes Jamie thinks Nathan is disappointed with him. So Julian tells the group a ghost story scaring Jamie and Chuck. When they hear the sounds from the story, Nathan pretends to be to afraid and goes and checks it out.Jamie gains his confidence back.
When Dan returns to Tree Hill, Jamie tells him how much he missed him and forgives him for murdering Keith, and unlike the time before Dan left Jamie is able to say goodbye. When Skills takes a job away for Tree Hill, Jamie is upset considering when Lucas and Peyton left they said he would see them regular; like Skills but he never sees them and vows to never leave Tree Hill. Although later that day he discovers his family is moving to Europe. Nathan, Haley and Grubbs try to get him excited about going but they can't. Luckily they don't have to; but instead the whole family go on tour with Haley. Jamie loves the experience and brags about it to his friends causing them to fall out until Nathan invites them to Haley's final show. On Haley's birthday Jamie manages to make sure he's left alone; which he enjoys until he runs out of things to do, leaving scared and alone until Junk and Fergie show up and they clean up the house and get it ready for Haley's return; although Jamie falls asleep before his parents return.
When Jamie's grandmother, Lydia comes into town Jamie and her spend time together and she tells him she's dying; which leaves Jamie very upset although he and Nathan set up a Christmas so they can have one last one together before Lydia passes away. When she does Haley becomes very depressed causing her to lash out and everyone around her including Jamie, so Quinn takes him out on a treasure hunt to takes his mind of things and when he finds the treasure he tells Quinn he wants to leave it for others. The whole Scott family then go to Utah where Jamie loves spending time in the snow and building a snow fort. When Julian is at the screening of his movie Jamie comforts him.
Season 8[edit | edit source]
Jamie becomes curious of where a baby comes from. He asks Nathan and Haley and they say the wrong things. His friend, Chuck, disables Jamie's parental lock on his computer, and search "Lady Rabbit Stuff", they are caught by Haley and because of this Jamie is stripped of his phone and computer. Jamie gets braces, which he strongly dislikes and wants to remove them. Haley then changes his mind by putting on ugly fake teeth as a joke, and he agrees he'll keep them on. He was involved in the accident during the big thunderstorm. Miss Lauren's car was tipped over to its side, Jamie's seat belt being stuck. Brooke then rescues Lauren and Chuck, using nail scissors to try to cut Jamie free. Julian then arrives, but the car Jamie and Brooke are in is knocked over the bridge (the same bridge Haley and Nathan's limo fell off of at the end of season 3) and the driver drives away (the driver is later identified as Ian Kellerman). The levy breaks almost causing Brooke and Jamie to drown.
Jamie is very fond of his new little sister, Lydia Bob Scott. Before she was born, he gave Haley a baseball with a message to Lydia saying how he can't wait to play catch with her. Jamie is also interested in baseball, and is on a team coached by Clay, Nathan and Julian. When Jamie found out that Haley was pregnant he said" Wow a new baby brother". But he really got ababy sister that he loves very much.
Season 9[edit | edit source]
Jamie is happy now that his grandpa Dan has come to live in the Scott household. Jamie and Dan camp in the backyard every night while Nathan is out of town on business. Jamie misses his father, Nathan, but has grandpa Dan, mom, Haley, and his baby sister, Lydia, to hang out with. Jamie tracks Nathan's flight home late at night so excited of him coming home. When Nathan goes missing, Haley gets Jamie and Lydia's aunt Quinn to look after them both. Haley and Quinn tell Jamie that Nathan's plane was delayed so he didn't worry. Jamie and little sister Lydia also spend the night at Quinn's, Jamie fake yawns and tells his mom he's going straight to sleep. Jamie was thrilled thinking his dad would be home in the morning. Jamie as well as his little sister, Lydia both go stay with their uncle Lucas and aunt Peyton while their mom, Haley copes with Nathan missing.
Jamie and his mother make predictions for the future in the final episode, much the way Haley and Lucas did when they were younger. One of Jamie's predictions is to break his father's Tree HIll High basketball scoring record, which he does. In the future, Jamie's #12 jersey hangs alongside those of Nathan (#23), Quentin (#44) and Whitey (#1).
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