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A Ranking of Naley’s Rainy Moments

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Every One Tree Hill fan had one couple that they shipped, HARD. Naley was mine. I started my obsession with them because I HAD to root for the tutor nerd getting swept away by the star basketball player and making him into a better person. I realize after a few seasons they became queer as shit but I was already in deep, always…and forever. Anyway, other than having a barf-inducing phrase that they say to each other instead of I love you, Naley’s thing is getting down and dirty in the rain. They took the makeout scene in The Notebook and amplified it, literally going to poundtown every time a storm cloud rolls in. What’s that? You want me to rank each time they used the rain as a lubricant from worst to best?

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Season 8, Episode 11. Darkness On The Edge of Town.

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This is the rainstorm that Jamie almost dies in soap opera style and this episode as a whole SUCKS. This is Naley’s worst rain moment mostly because they don’t have a movie-worthy makeout but also because Haley is wearing a bucket hat. They get a flat tire, Nathan has to fix it and Haley ruins everything by trying to help. She also tells him she can’t have sex with him in the backseat because she’s pregnant. Um, since when can you not have sex while preggers, Hales? It’s raining, that means you get to down to biz, stat, regardless of if your headwear choice is a real boner kill.

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Season 5, Episode 12. Hundred.

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Naley is going through a real rough patch during season 5 after Nathan finally cleans up his mullet and miraculously gains use of his dead legs again then promptly gets caught tongue-ing Nanny Carrie. Haley sends him packing but when he shows up to try to win her back Jamie falls in the pool and almost drowns while they’re fighting, cause the little shit just couldn’t wait until his parents were back together to almost sink to the bottom of the pool. That’s when Haley demands a divorce and it was a dark time for me during their separation. This rain scene is a literal wet dream (get it?) which makes it a real buzzkill. I needed it to be real that there was a rainstorm in the kitchen and all was well with Naley but obviously it took Jamie getting stolen from Lucas’s wedding for them to realize they needed to stay married or something.

Season 9, Episode 13. One Tree Hill.

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In the last episode of the series, there obviously needs to be a quick ode to everything that was great about Naley since they LITERALLY put us through hell for the majority of the season as Nathan lived in a Russian warehouse strapped to a chair and dying. NBD. Hales and Nathan decide to go for a quick walk in the pouring rain and do a little slow dancing to their boy Gavin. As far as rain scenes go this wasn’t their best, but I get what was being accomplished here. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Nathan almost died but we decided that wouldn’t be best so we’re just going to remind you that Naley will forever and always be together and using the rain as nature’s aphrodisiac. Got it.

Season 1, Episode 22. The Games That Play Us

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Ah, the rainstorm that started it all…Haley finds pics of Peyton on Nathan’s computer when she’s snooping and she sees that he watches porn. No seriously, she gets mad at him about porn. To prove that he’s not a porn freak, he stands outside her house waiting for her so he can apologize and say that he loves her a whole lot more than porn stars. It starts to rain and thus begins the Naley trend of making up after a fight with a rainy mack sesh. Gavin plays (OF COURSE) and Nathan says I’m gonna have you kiss you and Haley’s all ooookkk if you musttttt as she sashays in her white platform flip flops to get closer to her man candy.

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Season 3, Episode 13. The Wind That Blew My Heart Away

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Right in line with the last one, here’s another circumstance that Naley used natural weather patterns to heal their relationship probz. Hales is stressed because she wants to go to Stanford and Nathan wants to go to Duke. You know, typical high school couple issues of choosing which esteemed school to attend for free. They get rained in together and have to deal with all of the fallout from Haley becoming Hannah Montana and going on tour for her junior year of high school. Haley feels bad that she was such a doucher and chose music over their marriage and Nathan reassures her that he was proud of her and he runs out in the rain to show her the newspaper articles and reviews he’s been stockpiling in a shoebox and surprisingly didn’t set on fire when she was away. Obvy the rain ruins them all (only for them to be miraculously revived the next morning) and Haley’s like you don’t need that you’ve got me-cue make out on top of a car. Double dicey, Chris Keller (Tyler Hilton) is playing in the background. DON’T BRING HIM UP, OTH…it’s STILL TOUCHY.

Season 2, Episode 1. The Desperate Kingdom of Love

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Remembz how Haley wanted to save herself until marriage? Yeah it seems like a real distant memory but the result of their porn fight/makeup led to Haley being like hey let’s have sex now because water is falling from the sky and creating a little wet t shirt contest scenario. And then Nathan proposes to her and Haley says the most realistic thing she’ll ever utter about their relationship when she says, “Nathan, this is not normal. Couples just don’t get married in high school.” BUT THEN OBVIOUSLY SAYS YES. And then it’s kewl for them to have sex cause like they’re getting married. Bonus points for “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 playing during this scene and tugging at every teen heart string.

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Season 3, Episode 17. Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left of Them

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All it took was for Uncle Keith to get murdered and suddenly Naley was like shit, let’s be togets for real cause YOLO. Some of their happiest moments were in the episodes after Keith got shot when everyone else was grieving and they were catching some alone time to get busy after the funeral. They’re obsessing over each other and Haley’s like if only it were raining and then I would be hornier, and Nathan’s like I gotchu-I make it rain on dem hoes. He takes her to the football field and they have a cute little picnic where Nathan tells Haley that just in case he also gets shot by his dad, he wants her to know how happy he is and that she can have all of his belongings in his will. The sprinklers turn on and Haley is so impressed that Nathan knew the lawn care schedule at the high school that she makes out with him. “It’s not possible to be this in love!!!”, Haley declares and I sigh as they get arrested for public indecency on the football field.

Thanks to this superfan making a supercut, you can watch all rainy scenes in one place…don’t say I never gave you anything (again to be clear I had no part in creating this.)

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