Dan and Rachel watch as people file in. Dan seems to be feeling guilty. Rachel says he tried to reach out but Nathan turned him down.
Nathan is in Jamie’s room. Haley comes in and he says he’s always had basketball and now it’s getting taken away.
Julian watches Brooke outside.
Clay wakes up and Sara is standing by the window.
Clay walks out and there is stuff all over the yard.
Renee is backstage and Dan comes to see her. She didn’t realize it was live and she’s nervous. She asks what happened between him and Nathan.
Clay helps Quinn pack her stuff in the car. She asks if he’s coming to watch the show and he says no. She says she hopes him and Nathan are ok, they’re both great guys.
Clay goes back in and Sara teases him about all the girls he’s had. He gets a beer and she says it’s a little early. She says it’s ok if he likes her. He says no she’s someones wife. She says she was his wife. Clay says she left him. She says things change. And she’s beautiful and he likes her. He says she’s not you. Clay says she can go. She says she’s not going anywhere.
Quinn brings in boxes. She says David dropped off some of her stuff. She tells her she’s going to watch the show from her room to give Nathan and Haley space.
Haley says the show is starting soon. Haley says no matter what happens, their lives are still good.
Dan’s show begins. He introduces Renee. He asks what is the truth?
Nathan and Haley watch as they go to commercial.
Dan welcomes Renee on stage. She’s booed
Clay and Sara watch.
Renee says they went to the same parties but had never met. It was the night of the Memphis game. Flashback of Clay and Nathan celebrating. Renee asks for a picture. Clay says he’s better than having a puppy around. Clay remembers how drunk they were. He says he was lonely. Flashback to them jumping off a bridge. Clay says he’s not a fan of heights. He introduces himself and says they should do it together. They hold hands and jump. They kiss when they are in the water.
Dan discusses Renee’s past. She was a beauty queen and waitress. He says he knew Nathan’s past. He asks if she was ever been in love.
Julian goes to Brooke on a bench outside.
Dan says falling in love is the best ever.
In a flashback, Quinn is in a dark room. David comes in and kisses her and promises a real dark room. they look at pictures of him and how happy he is. She says she needs him to always be that happy.
Dan asks if Renee and him kissed. She says yes and then it escalated.
Quinn looks at an envelope with a grant label. Quinn and David are in bed in a flashback. He tells her he took a job. He wants to get her a house. She doesn’t want stuff, she just wants him happy. He says she’ll inspire him and be happy. She finally agrees it’s ok.
Dan says falling in love is easy but a lifetime of love is a miracle.
Brooke is upset because Julian is still working with Alex. He likes her script.
Dan says he should know about it he’ s been married twice. Divorces just don’t happen in an instant.
Sara asks where Clay’s ring is. Flashback to Clay in a suit in their house. He’s got an interview and this is his shot. She gives him some advice. She puts a ring on him and says married says dependable. He says he’s not married. Sara says then marry me. Clay says yes.
Dan says it’s our choices that end it and tear us down. We’re not victims. We’re assassins. Renee is beautiful but who did she choose to sleep with? A man that was unavailable. She may deserve compensation but she’s no victim. We want what we want. Dan asks Renee if she believes Nathan is the father. She says yes and he says he believes her and he’ll prove it with this lie detector machine.
Nathan says this is unbelievable.
Renee is getting hooked up to the machine and is upset. She didn’t agree to it. Rachel tells her to relax.
Nathan is outside and rants to Haley. He killed his brother and now he has a hit show and he just watches it. Haley says to screw it and says they shouldn’t watch it.
Dan says it’s about character.
Clay practices his recruiting speech to Sara. She gives him advice. She thinks he can do better than this football player. She says find someone with character to represent, not this guy.
Brooke says he hurt her feelings about marriage. He doesn’t remember. He was venting, not actually talking about marrying her. He thinks about it all the time. She tells him she wrote Marry me in the sand and then erased it.
Quinn walks into an empty house and David is there to surprise her.
Dan explains the lie detector. The words true or lie come up on the screen.
He asks a series of questions, did she flirt, did he flirt back, is nathan the father. All are yes and true.
Clay and Quinn watch.
Clay is talking on the phone leaving a message for Nathan.
Quinn goes to find Nathan and Haley. She goes back to her room and flashes back to a room with David. He is building a screening room. Quinn remembers a futon and old car and says they were happy. He says they were broke. Quinn sees the grant application.
Julian asks if she meant it when she proposed. She says she’s not sure if she means it anymore. Julian apologizes for hurting her feelings.
Dan says sometimes they fall short. Dan puts the lie detector on. He says his name is Dan, he loves his wife, his son loves him, he’s president of the United States, i didn’t kill my brother. It all comes up as true. Dan says bad things happen to good people. He shows pictures of Renee as she took the test and her facial expressions show surprised when they came out true. He says sometimes bad things happen to good people and Renee may be a good person trying to get out of a bad situation. He explains how it happened. She found Nathan in bed the night after . Dan says she can stop right now.
Naley and Quinn watch.
Dan explains they have a team backstage. He says she was at the party and had sex but not with Nathan. He gets her to admit it wasn’t him. Haley starts to cry. Quinn and Clay sigh with relief. Sara says character changes everything.
Dan comforts Renee on stage.
Nathan comforts Haley.
Haley kisses Nathan and apologizes for him going through it. nathan says he shouldn’t have gotten drunk. They kiss again.
Clay has a record on the record player. Sara asks what it is and Clay says she knows. She asks him to play it. Flashback to it playing in their house. It’s a Willie Nelson song. Sara asks Clay to dance with her. They dance and kiss. Sara goes to get a drink and suddenly collapses. The medics come and put a sheet over her. Back to the present and he tells her sometimes he can’t see her anymore. He forgets things about her. The way she smelled. He’s afraid he’ll forget more if he lets someone else in. Someone knocks at the door and she tells him to get it. On the count of 2. It’s Quinn and Clay says she needs to go home…to David. He’s sorry.
Nathan and Haley hold each other.
Quinn cries as she looks at a picture of David.
David watches a movie.
Rachel goes to see Dan. She’s happy with what he did. She asks how he knew. He knows his son and it takes a con to know a con.
Brooke says she’s not ok when Julian asks. She needs to know he feels the same way or else what are they doing and who are they? Julian says we’re us. The girl he loves and the one he’ll be with forever. They don’t need to rush it. Forever is a very long time.
Clay sits with Sara in the living room. He says it’s not fair, they don’t have time. Sara doesn’t want him alone. He likes Quinn why send her away? She says they can’t erase who they were but it’s time to let go. It’s ok.
Flashback to Sara’s funeral. He puts his ring on her hand and cries over her.
Nathan and Haley are still by the pool.