Season 5 Finale What Comes After the Blues Recap

Overview

First aired: 5/19/2008

The Tree Hill residents are forced to face their fears as Dan turns over on a new leaf and Brooke making the hardest decision of her life. In the meantime, Haley’s career takes a turn and Peyton is visited by somebody from her past. Mouth and Millicent meet a new face. With all, Lucas and Brooke help each other through the struggles.

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Lucas and Haley on the rooftop

Nathan and Jamie wake Lucas up

Haley and Peyton talk about the predictions

Music

I Don’t Want To Be – Gavin DeGraw Jamie and Gavin DeGraw sing it in Opening Scene
All Downhill From Here- Amy Kuney – Clips of Lucas drinking
Disappear – Gabe Dixon Band -(Jamie scared of the pool and Brooke and Angie)
Blindsided – Bon Iver (Nate & Quentin on the court; Haley reads Lucas’ predictions to Peyton)
End Of The Road – Tyler Burkum (Lindsey gives Lucas his book & tells him goodbye)
A Man I’ll Never Be – Boston (Brooke takes Angie to the airport; Jamie jumps into the pool; montage)
Half Speed – La Rocca (Millicent tells Mouth she’ll move to Omaha with him; Haley meets Lucas at the river court)
Flume – Bon Iver (Lucas visits Brooke; Mouth helps out with the sportscast)
Baker Lake – Sera Cahoone (Lucas & Peyton talk about their past)

Feel This – Bethany Joy Galeotti – CODA

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Lucas is in bed. They show clips of him taking shots in TRIC (one shows with the dog). They show clips of people being hit with water balloons. Dan is with the priest. They show Brooke marking another day off the calendar. She turns around and plays with Angie. Skills and Deb sneak through his apartment and kiss. Mouth is at work. The boss isn’t happy. Haley opens her eyes in the bed and sees Chester. Nathan is at the gym. Jamie is by the pool. People are getting hit with water balloons at COB. Millicent almost gets hit. Another newspaper gets thrown at Lucas’s door.
Jamie goes up to Lucas in bed and says he thinks he drank too much. Lucas says me too. They give him a hard time about the smell. Lucas has a mohawk. Nathan asks if he’s seen it yet and Lucas says no. Jamie wants one but Nathan says no. Jamie goes to get Lucas water. Nathan says Lucas missed the school board meeting. He’s suspended from 10 games and there’s only 11 left. Jamie waits outside. Nathan tells Lucas drinking isn’t the answer.
Brooke tells Angie they’re going to the beach. The phone rings. She says there’s a mistake, she has 8 days left. She says I understand, bye. Brooke tells Angie they want her to go home today.
Lucas is staring at his hair. Haley walks in and says Wow, what is all this. Lucas says I’m not sure. Haley says I’d laugh if it wasn’t this bad. Haley says they’re going for a drive but let’s fix his hair first. She shaves his head.
Jamie has a mohawk at home with Nathan. Jamie asks Nathan which team he’ll play for in the NBA. Nathan says I know you’re excited, but probably he’ll never play. Jamie is playing with a rolled up sock and Nathan asks why and Jamie avoids the question.
Haley and Lucas are in his car in front of COB and Haley asks about the IHY. He said yes, he said it, he was drunk. Haley says you probably broke her heart. Lucas says you’re being dramatic. She makes him stop at a green light. A water balloon hits them. Haley says it’s like Peyton’s heart.
Peyton is on the roof and says you said it made you feel better. Haley hugs her and says it’s going to be ok.

Haley gets out the predictions on the roof and Haley says it’s clear. Lucas waves a white flag and comes out. Lucas says remember our water balloon fights? Haley says yeah, that’s when you saw my tattoo. He says you mean your tramp stamp? Haley says I’m barely your friend right now. Haley tells him she was scared. It hurts her to watch what he’s doing. Lucas says she said no, he said yes. Haley says what do you want? Stop hiding your heart.
Millicent and Mouth are at his work. Mouth says he’s been doing grunt work and they’ve hired Steve, a new sports guy. Millicent says I’ll buy you lunch and they leave.
Dan talks to Reverend Carter. He tells him he’s selfish since he led a good life. The nurse comes in and asks if he wants to give him a pillow. Dan says I just might.
Deb walks in and Nathan says she’s walking the walk of shame. Nathan says were you with the guy? She says it’s from the erotica site.
Nathan asks Jamie if he wants to go in the pool. Jamie says no. He continues to play with Chester.
Brooke and the dr talk. He tells her you’ve done great, but it’s time for her to go home.

Nathan and Q are playing ball. Q talks smack to him. Nathan swears and gets mad Q is better. Jamie is on the sidelines watching. Q says let’s go again. Nathan says I’m done. Q says J Scott, go get us some water. If you see any hot, psycho nannies, run back in here. Jamie says not funny. Nathan says I can’t do this anymore. Q says he’s playing scared. Nate says he’s not scared. Jamie is watching.
Jamie and Nathan are in the car. Nathan hits the steering wheel. Jamie says I’m afraid to go in the pool, Daddy. Nathan says yeah but you went in the pool all the time and you loved it. You can still do it. J says I know, I’m just scared. It’s ok if you don’t play anymore. Nathan pulls away.
Peyton is at TRIC and tells Haley and got an email from Mia that said he met a guy that knew Ellie. Haley says she’s having trouble with lyrics. Haley tells Peyton about the predictions. Peyton Sawyer will become Peyton Scott. Make out with Peyton Sawyer or more. This year I’ll talk to Peyton. Try again with Brooke. Peyton says that’s what he writes but not what he says. Haley says sometimes people write the things they can’t say.
Lindsey walks into Lucas’s bedroom and they say hi to each other.

Lindsey says this is nice, Luke. Lucas says what are you doing. Li says I need to talk to you but you wouldn’t answer. Li says you look hungover. Lucas says the girl I wanted to marry started dating and it went dark. Li says the book is finished. Luke says the dedication is not even done. Li says it’s done. It’s perfect. I guess this is goodbye. And goodbyes shouldn’t happen over the phone. Lucas says Lindsey, do you ever miss me. Lindsey says I should go. She leaves. He gets a voicemail from Brooke on his phone.
Brooke walks out the door with Angie and drops the purple monkey.
Jamie and Nathan are in his room. He tells him he’ll have lots of trophies. Nathan says don’t be afraid to be great. Because you are. We love you.
Mouth and Millicent walk through the hall at work.
Jamie puts on swimmies and stands at the side of pool.
Dan is talking to Rev Carter. He says I’m the one that needs to make amends. Take one for the team.
Jamie backs up from the pool.
Brooke tells Angie she’ll have a great life. She hands her off to the adoption lady. Brooke cries.
Jamie says I’m James Lucas Scott and jumps in the pool. Naley jump in with him with their clothes on.
Brooke and Lucas see each other at the airport. She says you got my message. I told you not to come. She’s gone. Lucas says I know.
NHJ play in the pool.
Peyton is painting the Rivercourt.
Mouth and Millicent kiss at work in the hall.
NHJ play.
Dan takes off Rev Carter’s oxygen mask. He looks at Jamie’s card.
NHJ play. Nathan throws him. Nahley smile at each other.
Dan pick up the pillow almost to smother him and then puts it behind his head. He says sometimes a guy needs something to hope for.
Brucas walk through the airport and leave while Lucas is holding her beside him.

Mouth tells Millicent thanks for lunch and telling the new sports guy off. Millie says I’m sorry it’s hard for you now. Mouth says Lucas was hurting and it didn’t seem right. Someone interrupts and asks a sports question. Millie says go to Omaha. I’ll go with you. They kiss.
Brooke holds the purple monkey on the couch.
Lucas turns on the lights to the RiverCourt. He sees Peyton’s drawing. He walks around looking at it. He smiles when he sees Peyton’s name.
Jamie runs in the house all wet. Nathan says get dressed, we’re going back to the gym. Haley tells Nathan, you still make my heart race. I’m serious. My heart is so full of heart and pride and joy. Haley’s cell rings. She says it’s my other boy.
Haley walks up and says, Wow, fairy Peyton. He says Lindsey’s here but she left. He had to go see Brooke. She says the trifecta, perfect. What’d Lindsey want. She was giving the book and he could email the dedication. He’s thinking of leaving for some time. Haley says you have to quit running. Lucas says what Nathan told him. Haley says you saw him after the accident, now look at him. You know that saying the garbage is healing…it’s wrong. You know what’s better? Love. The day you think it’s overrated is the day you’re wrong. The only thing wrong with love and faith and belief is not having it. She hugs Lucas.
Lindsey is at the airport on the phone. They ask if she told him and she says no. Lucas text Lindsey the dedication. It says something like to all those lost souls who forgot the immensity of love. Lindsey calls Luke to leave a message. She says I’m one of those lost souls because I lied to you. I said I was seeing someonea and I wasn’t. The truth is I was afraid of the immensity of your love. I just wanted you to know. You asked me if I miss you and all I do is miss you.
Lucas is on his cell at the river court. He looks down at Peyton’s signature.

Lucas goes to see Brooke. Lucas asks where Peyton is. She says at work. I didn’t tell her. Luke asks why he didn’t want her there. She says I didn’t want you to see me like this. Luke says I always see you like this you’re beautiful. I’ve been thinking about all you’ve done. You save people, that’s what you do. Luke says call me when she’s home safe. Brooke stops him and says hey luke, we’ve been through a lot but I wouldn’t have made it without you. Luke says you’re welcome. Brooke gives him the purple monkey. I love you, Lucas Scott, you know that? Lucas says I love you too, Brooke Davis.
The new sports guy spilled his coffee and has no pants on. Another anchor Rick starts the cast. They go to Steve the sports anchor. The prompter goes down. The sports guy doesn’t know what to say. They want Steve to fill. Mouth takes a headset and tells him what to say. Everyone is impressed. He ends with I’m say your name. He looks really dumb. Everyone claps. He says thank you and for my encore, I quit.
Peyton is on the phone with Mia. He wants the guy to call her. Lucas walks in and says I don’t hate you. I remember the first time I ever saw you. Skinny arms, tangled mess of hair. It was hard letting you go Peyton. It’s hard losing you. It was hard seeing you again. It’s still really hard. Peyton says when I’m asleep, I have a dream and we’re back in the hotel room and you propose to me and every single time I say es. Lucas says it’s just a dream right/ P says it’s my dream.
Lucas picks up his bags at home.
Haley starts singing Feel This in the studio.
Lucas walks through the airport. He looks back at Tree Hill.
Dan goes in to see Rev Carter with flowers but he’s gone. The nurse comes in and says they did all they could. Dan smiles. He said my name is Dan and my number is 1.
They show Nathan and Q at the gym. Jamie says come on, dad, you can do it. Nathan slams the ball. Jamie says Woah. Nathan is shocked. Nathan says I can do it! We’re gonna do this. Nathan claps and says Woo!
Dan walks out of the hospital and helps an old man to the curb. He walks backwards and says be careful you could get yourself killed. He gets hit by a car. The page goes off on the ground. He’s not moving and he’s bleeding.
Lucas is sitting at the airport.
Brooke, Peyton and Lindsey all say Hello.
Lucas says I’m at the airport with two tickets two Las Vegas, you want to get married tonight?

Credits:

Writer: Mark Schwahn
Director: Mark Schwahn
Guest star: Michaela McManus (Lindsay Strauss), Lisa Goldstein (Millicent Huxtable), Chris Beetem (Dr. Copeland), Barbara Alyn Woods (Deborah “Deb” Lee-Scott), Robbie Jones (Quentin Fields) , Gavin DeGraw (Himself), David Halns (Bill), Angela Ray (Nurse), Tom Werme (Steve), Bradley Evans (Jerry), Lee Spencer (Director), Wilbur Fitzgerald (Bill)

 

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Episode 17 Hate is Safer Than Love Recap

Overview

Lucas’ “I Hate You” episode

First aired: 5/12/2008

Lucas is crushed by devastating news. Quentin is pushed to his limits during a Ravens game. Dan is second on the donor recipient list to get a new heart. Haley thinks about her decision to release a new album while Brooke’s baby undergoes emergency surgery and a shocking truth stuns Peyton, told by Lucas.

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Don’t Forget Sister – Low vs Diamond (recap; montage)
One More Time – AutoVaughn (Nate’s workout)
In My Arms – Plumb (Haley finds Jamie walking down the street; Brooke waits for news)
Elephants As Big As Whales – PlayRadioPlay! (Haley & Jamie cloud watching; Brooke gets good news about Angie’s operation)
High School Is Such a Serious Thing – Seth McFarlane (Peyton’s ringtone)
News To Me – We Are Castles (Peyton rushes to Haley’s aid)
Run – Gnarls Barkley (First half of game)
Heart Attack – Low vs Diamond (Second half of game)
10 000 Stones – Adrianne (Lucas gets drunk; Jamie’s thank you to Dan; Mouth at work; montage)
Damn (Robotekks Remix)- David Kater (Deb meets Skills at TRIC)
Hallelujah – Kate Voegele (CODA)

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Ravens are playing. Lucas starts arguing with the ref and throws the ball down.
The dr comes out and says “Brooke” to Brooke.
Nathan walks in on Deb unhooking her bra in front of the computer.
Dan almost gets hit with a water balloon walking on the sidewalk.
Jamie is walking down the road.

The above seem to be clips from the future.

Peyton gets a call from the dr and the nurse says it’s time for the surgery. You see Lucas’s book halfway through on the bed. Peyton gets out of bed and calls for Brooke.
Peyton and Brooke go in the hospital with Angie. Brooke wants P to call Lucas.
Skills and Lucas are talking about the game. Skills asks what’s wrong with him. L says he hasn’t heard from Lindsey in a week. He thinks she’s ducking him. Skills says she’s just busy. Skills smells Millicent baking and says come on.
Nathan goes to see Jamie in bed. He says to come on. Jamie is already dressed, just hiding under the covers. Jamie tells a joke (Knock Knock? Who’s there? Ya. Ya Who? YAHOOO!) and says he has to get his cape.
The dr comes out and says Angie will do great and so will she. He says it will take awhile but he’ll come get her when they’re done. Brooke gives Angie a pep talk and starts to cry. The nurse takes her. Brooke stops Dr. Copeland and asks his name. He says just try to relax, she’s in good hands.

Nathan is pulling Jamie on his scooter while he runs on the river front boardwalk. They get to a hill and stop. Nathan thinks they can do it. Jamie encourages Nathan. Jamie and Nathan are at the court and says we made it halfway up! Jamie gives Nathan his cape and Nate puts it on. Nathan says he needs a scooter.
Brooke is pacing at the hospital. Peyton is sitting with her and tries to calm her down. Brooke says she should get going. She knows she has a big day. Brooke says she doesn’t even know Dr. Copeland’s first name. Brooke says Lucas. He’s here. He apologizes he’s late. Lucas says he’ll wait with her. Brooke says she should go considering Peyton has to go. Brooke insists since her day is busy. Peyton tells her to call her first thing. Peyton is giving Lucas looks and says Bye, Luke and leaves. Peyton walks down the hall to leave. The nurse walks in to Dan’s patient room. The dr says he’s #2 on the recipient list and gives him a pager to carry 24-7. He says Reverend Carter is first.
Haley is at the studio and puts Jamie and Nathan’s picture on the piano. Haley wants to go see her but P says they’re under strict orders to not leave until a song is recorded. Mia is in the studio.
Nathan and Jamie are in the kitchen. Nate tells him to throw something away. Jamie says no, Nanny Deb would do it. Nate says she’s not your maid. Jamie says Yeah, she kinda is! Nate makes him throw it away and finds his card to Dan. He stares at it, sad.

Mia says the studio looks great. Peyton congratulates Mia. They make small talk. Mia says she has no relationship. Peyton asks if she wants to do a PSA for Rock the Vote. Mia is excited. Peyton and Mia leave. Haley looks at Nathan/Jamie’s picture. She seems worried.
Deb is on the computer chatting. She starts unzipping her jacket and then her bra. Nathan walks in. Deb says doesn’t anyone knock around here? They go in the kitchen. Nathan says what if Jamie had walked in! Deb says she met someone. He’s romantic, sensual. They’re arranging to meet. Nathan says it’s weird that she’s talking to a stranger. Deb says what about all the times you locked yourself in your bathroom when you were 12. Nathan says Mom! Deb says I knew what you were doing. Nathan looks for Jamie. He says he lost track of him when he got blinded.
Jamie is walking down the street by himself. Haley pulls up in her car and wonders why he’s there. He holds up his card. Haley tells him to get in.
Brooke is talking to Lucas. She says she never told her she loved her. Lucas says she knows. Lucas asks about Owen. She says nothing apparently. She asks about Lindsey and says nothing. She hasn’t returned his calls. Brooke says to get out of there for the game tonight. Lucas says he’ll stay and he’ll go get them coffee. Brooke tells him Lindsey will call. Lucas says he’s ok for a little while longer.
Haley and Jamie are at the park. She apologizes for the card. She was trying to protect him. She tries to explain he’s a bad person. He says I just wanted him to know he still has a friend. Everyone should have a friend. They start looking at the clouds. Jamie says you shouldn’t lie to me. Haley apologizes again. She promises she will explain things better. She says I love you. He says I love you too.
Brooke is almost crying at the hospital. Dr. Copeland comes out and says Angie did great. She’s in recovery and stable. Brooke cries. Lucas walks up and says Brooke? She says she’s going to be ok. They hug. Brooke stops the dr and thanks him for fixing her. Brooke and Lucas hug again.

Mia is filming the Rock the Vote PSA. The crew leaves. Peyton says speaking of tour buses..The Starburst Concert Series…it’s very you. Mia says it sounds great. Millicent calls Peyton and says she’ll be right there. She runs into COB. Haley is on the roof with a water balloon. Peyton said Millicent said she looked depressed and she was heading to the roof. Haley explains she knows Mia says she doesn’t have time for a relationship and she has a family and doesn’t know if she can handle doing a record again. Haley says she throws the water balloons on a bad day. Dan is on the sidewalk. Peyton throws it and almost hits him. Haley says you’re going to give him a heart attack! Peyton says you should have told me! But it was fun!
Mouth is at work and they tell him to grab a camera and go get a story at the basketball game. He says don’t let us down. Mouth says you can count on me.
Tip-off at the game. Lucas is yelling instructions. Q is playing one-handed. Haley walks in and sits down and sees Dan at the game. Dan backs away from the court. The other coach tells Lucas they can’t keep that up for long. Lucas calls for subs. The coach says is this hockey? Lucas says no, it’s your worst nightmare. Raves are up by 7 at halftime. Q is excited as they go to the locker room. Jamie is congratulating the team.
Lucas is in the office and gets a call from Lindsey. Lindsey, hi. No, I mean, half the game. I’m so glad you called. I was beginning to worry. We’re up by 7. Oh, I miss you so much. He pauses while she talks and says “Oh.”
Back to the game, Lucas is riding Q hard. Skills says, Luke. Luke throws his clipboard down. Lucas yells at the team Suck it up. Finish it. We are not going to lose this game. He makes them says Bear Creak Sucks on break. The other team says to foul Q. Either miss the free throw and they’ll break his other hand. They foul him. Q has to throw it one handed. He makes the first one. And the second one. The coach tells a player to take out the wrist. Q intercepts and they hurt Q’s hand. Lucas starts yelling at the ref and throws the ball. They call a technical foul on Lucas. A player says something to Lucas and Lucas grabs him and starts a fight. Lucas is escorted out.

Lucas goes into the locker room with Nathan. Lucas starts hitting lockers. He says he should have knocked him out. Lucas says she’s seeing someone else. Lindsey. She called at halftime. She’s supposed to come back to me. Nathan says what if she doesn’t? You can’t wait around forever. Maybe it’s time to move on. Lucas says she’s supposed to come back.
Brooke is with Angie. Lucas walks in. She asks if they won. He says I don’t know. She says she’s doing great. Brooke says I appreciate it but I’m the only one allowed in her. Lucas says Lindsey called. brooke says that’s great. Lucas says, well..see you. Brooke says what did you mean you didn’t know if you won? Lucas says I don’t know if the team won, but I lost for sure.
Mia and Peyton are at the studio. M says can I ask how you and Lucas are? Mia says get him drunk. They always tell the truth when they’re wasted. Peyton says, Says the 18 year old.
Lucas is taking shots at TRIC. He gets a call on his cell. He ignores it.
Jamie asks Haley why Lucas got so mad. Haley says I don’t know, he won’t answer me. Dan walks up and Haley suggests he gives him his card. Dan takes it and gives J a hug and says you’re my best friend. Jamie walks back to Haley. Dan says thank you to Haley. Haley says that wasn’t for you, that was for him.
Mouth’s boss asks if he got footage of Lucas grabbing the kid. He apologizes. They tell each other, I told you he wasn’t ready.
Peyton asks Mia if she’s sure she doesn’t want her to stay. Mia says she wants it to be a surprise. Peyton says I’m really proud of you. Mia says thank you for my life. I love it. Peyton says your songs were always great. I just pointed people towards the greatness. Sing good, rock star. Peyton leaves and finds Lucas passed out at the bar. She wakes him up. She helps him up and they leave.

Haley walks into the studio and sits at the piano. Mia asks why she’s there. Haley isn’t sure. She says she’s so happy for her. But she’s a little jealous. Mia’s says I’m jealous of you. I think if 4 years from now I have a family and I’m getting ready to make a record, I’m going to feel lucky. Haley thanks her.
Deb walks in TRIC and says look for the rose. She sees it and it’s Skills. She says you said you were older! Skills says you said you were younger! Deb says nothing can happen. They are back at the apartment and make out. Deb says what’s one night between two consenting adults?
Mia sings Hallelujah, Jesus with the guitar.
Nathan and Skills walk out of the gym and says it’s going to be bad.
Mouth watches tape of Lucas grabbing the kid and takes it out and ruins it.
Haley goes home and Jamie comes and asks if everything is ok. Nathan walks up and hugs them both.
Brooke is watching over Angie. Dr. Copeland comes in. He suggests sleep. She says she wants to be there when she opens her eyes. Dr. says that’s why he became a surgeon. The feeling. He says the day she gets married and has children, she’ll say Brooke Davis got me here. Brooke says and Dr. Copeland too. He says it’s Ethan by the way. Brooke says thank you. Ethan says you’re welcome, Brooke, and walks out.
Dan is watching over Rev. Carter and says the Dr was right. The nurse comes in and asks if he’s family. Dan says no but he’s number one on my list.
Peyton covers up Luke in bed. She says she’s so sorry, I didn’t want this for you. She leans down and kisses him on the temple. He opens his eyes and says Peyton. I hate you. I wish you never came back. You ruined my life. He rolls over and goes back to sleep. Peyton’s mouth open and she walks out.

Credits

Writer: Mark Schwahn
Director: Stuart Gillard
Guest star: Robbie Jones (Quentin Fields), Barbara Alyn Woods (Deborah “Deb” Lee-Scott), Kate Voegele (Mia Catalano) , Chris Beetem (Dr. Copeland)

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Episode 16 Cryin’ Won’t Help You Now Recap

Overview

Lucas investigates Dan’s heart condition. Haley struggles with letting Dan into Jamie’s life. Peyton also still struggles with her guilt over Lucas’ breakup and Mouth finally gets the chance to be a sports anchor.

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Dan/Nathan at the court

Lucas/Brooke

Music

Builds And Explodes – Tim Williams
When Will It Happen – Arden Kaywin
My Love in Blue – Tom Hanson
Song We Sang Away – Low vs Diamond
Dreamers – jack savoretti
In Love With a Girl – Gavin DeGraw
Second Chances -Paper Route
Twenty Years – Augustana

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Dan is at the cemetery looking at Keith’s headstone. Right beside it is a headstone with his name and picture on it being lowered.
Jamie is asking Nathan about why Dan wasn’t at his party. Jamie says Dan says he missed him. Nathan says you know that jersey you got? It came from Dan. Haley walks in Jamie’s room. Jamie tell Haley about the jersey. Haley says her and Nathan need to talk. They are downstairs. Nathan says it’s true, Dan needs a heart transplant. Haley doesn’t believe him. He tells him about the will and he seems scared. Haley says at least they know why he is hanging around. Nathan says it doesn’t matter, he’s not spending time with Jamie.
Brooke is playing with Angie. She has to go to a board meeting tomorrow. Lucas comes in. Brooke asks why he’s here. He said he wouldn’t miss it. Brooke says she’s getting better. Angie is sleeping through the night. Lucas says see, I told you you’d be a good mom. Peyton walks in and says that’s the best night of sleep ever. She’s in her pj’s and stops when she sees Lucas. She says hey, what are you doing here while she pulls on her t-shirt. Brooke says they’re going to the dr. Lucas leaves. Brooke looks at Peyton and says You too! She looks at Angie and says aren’t they silly?
Skills and Lucas are at practice. Q is there. Lucas announces Q will be out for 6 weeks. They have 12 games and they have to work hard. The guys are not convinced they will do well. Q walks out. Skills asks why. He says there’s nothing left for him there. L says you can’t quit. Q says I just did.

Peyton and Brooke are feeding Angie. Peyton says she can help she’s just been paying attention to the studio. Brooke says that’s fine, Angie likes Lucas better. Peyton says Heyy! Brooke says he’s still pining over Lindsey and she’s trying to distract him. Peyton says she’s got to get to the studio. Haley is recording. Brooke tries to get Angie to smile at the news. She still won’t. Peyton leaves. Brooke continues to feed Angie.
Mouth is at the tv studio. A guy walks in and says his on-air guy just got sick and he knows he hasn’t talked to him since replacing Angie but he likes what he’s done and asks if he wants to fill in tomorrow. He has 3 slots and he needs him to fill all of them. Mouth says thanks. He says I heard about your Omaha offer and I think you made the right decision.
Haley walks into the office to see Lucas. He says it’s Dan and he’s dying. He says Riiighht. He says he told Nathan at the beach house. He says there’s a will and everything. Lucas says he’s lying. He says I’ll get into it but in the meantime, be careful, don’t get sucked into it. Haley says what if it’s the truth? Lucas says it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy (what??).
Nathan and Dan are at the rivercourt. Dan says I know you’re trying to come back. I know you may not be the same but you can reinvent yourself. Nathan says stop it! Following me, trying to see Jamie. Nathan says I don’t care that you’re dying, leave me alone. Dan says it’s not too late. You don’t want to regret it. Nathan throws a ball at his head and says you don’t get it. Leave my family alone!
Peyton uncovers a piano at the studio. She tries to get Haley excited but can’t. Haley says if you had the chance to get close to your father would you? Peyton says before Ellie, no. Sometimes I think it’s better to know my ideal version of him. Haley says there’s a chance Dan might be dying. And Jamie is obsessed with Dan. Peyton says I wouldn’t be standing here without Ellie and she changed her life.
Lucas goes to see Dan. Lucas says he knows nothing is wrong. Dan says you of all people should be concerned. Lucas says nothing is wrong with my heart and yours either. I have the best doctor and he can’t do anything for him. Lucas says you’re dead to so many of us already it really doesn’t matter.

Haley is playing the piano. Peyton says I never thought we’d be making a record together. Haley says it’s fine as long as you’re not using it to hide behind. Haley says listen, before the wedding I told Lucas he shouldn’t marry Lindsey after I read his book and I knew he was still in love with you whether he’s ready to admit it or not. Peyton says it’s just a book. Haley said really? How about when I write my music? My subconscious ends up sneaking in and I don’t notice it. Peyton says I watched him on the altar and I could see where his heart was and I don’t why Lindsey can’t see it and it’s unfair to Luke. Haley says I think she’s just afraid of you and your history. Think how you’d feel if the roles were reversed.

The (hot!) dr comes in to see Brooke and Lucas and explains what’s wrong and the surgery. He says he has to stop her heart for two hours. Brooke is overwhelmed. She will be on a machine then he’ll graft skin from another part of her heart. He will use an electric shock to bring her back. Brooke says it seems dangerous, is there another way? He says no. Lucas says what’s her prognosis without the surgery. He says she’ll die. The dr says I want you to focus on what a great thing it is you’re doing. If there are no further questions, I’lls ee you next week. Lucas says do you happen to know (a dr’s name which is Dan’s).
Q and Nathan are at the rivercourt. Q says we’re both Ravens alumni. Nathan says you can’t quit. Q says you sound like your brother. What’s he know about playin’ injured anyway. Nathan says let me tell you about Lucas, Lucas played injured his entire senior year and he never gave up and what if they made the playoffs? Nathan says you have to reinvent your game..are you going to throw everything away? Q says you know I threw that punch for you? Nathan says I’ve thrown a lot of punches and every last one was selfish. Face it, you punched him for you, deal with it.
Millicent is playing a video game. By herself. Mouth walks in and says we’re gonna have to keep an eye on that. Mouth tells her about the on-air spot. Millicent is excited. She has a presentation for work but he’ll do great. They hug.
Jamie walks in and asks Haley where Dan lives. He wants to thank him for his jersey. Haley says they can’t go right now but he can right Dan a note and she’ll make sure he gets it. Jamie’s excited.
Brooke and Angie are at home. She puts her down. Lucas is beside her. She says I can’t even get her to smile, what am I doing? What if she dies? What will I tell her parents? Lucas says she’s giving her a chance. Brooke says yeah I guess so. Thank you for being here for us. Lucas says thank you for letting me.

Jamie is beating Skills playing video games. Lucas is in the kitchen with Naley. Lucas says it’s true. He spoke to the cardio dr. Lucas says it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy. Maybe that makes me the one with the bad heart but he says good riddance. Nathan doesn’t know what to think. Back to Skills and Jamie. Skills says why you only shoot 3’s. Jamie says because 3’s are bigger than 2’s!
Brooke and Millicent are at COBs. They are watching Mouth on tv. He’s having trouble reading the prompter and then he spills his water. He says this is sports and I’m, uh, wet. Brooke says at least it’s over. Millicent says no, he has two more. Brooke says she has time to drive her there.
Skills, Lucas, Nathan and Jamie are watching tape in the locker room. Skills says they should shoot all 3’s. It’s Jamie’s idea.
Lindsey is at her office. Peyton walks in and says we need to talk.

Lindsey says why are you here? Peyton says it’s weird but I’m here for you and Lucas. Lindsey says there’s nothing more to say. Peyton says I know he loves you and yes, he wrote about a comet but in his non-fiction life he seems very much in love with you. Lindsey says have you read the book? I didn’t think so because if you had you wouldn’t be questioning who he loved and how much. Peyton says it was a work of fiction and what wasn’t was he said I do to you. Lindsey gets the book and says it’s not me who has to make a decision about Lucas. It’s you. Go home, Peyton. Go home and read his book.
Q and Jamie are at the gym and Nathan is there. Nathan says keep shooting I’ll be back. And Quentin, you’re not quitting the Ravens. Jamie says you’re quitting the Ravens?? Q says I got hurt. J says my daddy got hurt too and sometimes it makes me sad. I’d give him anything to see him play again. I can see he wants to. Nathan runs into Dan. He gives him 5 minutes. Dan says I never told anyone this but I tried to kill myself in prison. When I slipped off that chair I took it as a sign my life wasn’t complete. I need to fix all of it. I need that peace before I die. Son, let me help you with what little time I have left. Nathan hears Jamie. Dan says Nathan, please. Son. Don’t deny a dying man his wish.
Mouth is ready to go on air. Millicent walks up. Mouth says I don’t know what happened. I got nervous. Millie says it’s ok. You know what you told me? Sports remind me of the greatness inside of us. On any day an underdog can rise up. You’re my underdog. Next time, just talk to me. Just look at me. I’ll be right behind the prompter. Mouth goes and starts and does great.
Brooke walks into the board meeting with Angie. They ask if she’s ready. She says I’m ready to go. I just need one second. She leaves with Angie crying.
Q goes into the office and talks to Skills. He says you must be looking for Lucas. He says no, I was looking for you. Q apologizes. He said things out of line. He was upset about his wrist and he didn’t think he had his back. Skills says we always have your back and you have to trust us and we’ll do whatever it takes to get you were you want. Q says ok. Skills says apology accepted as he walks out.
Brooke and Angie are outside talking. Brooke says it’s important and she has one shot. She says we’re going back in and giving the presentation. Are you with me?
Lucas is at practice and says Are you with me? And then gives instructions. He says meet your new point guard…Q walks in. They have a huddle and break.
A lady is holding Angie while Brooke gives her presentation. She says they’re unveiling Baby Brooke. It is hip and fun and edgy and every cute baby drools for it…or on it. Good huh? I know! She gets Angie and says come here, my angel. She leaves the board room.
They show Mouth doing great and he signs off. Millicent gives him a big smile.

Back to practice. They make a 3 pointer and Lucas stops them and says Nice! This might work after all. Q comes over to Nathan and says I just want to say thanks for believing in me. Nathan says just do your best. Q says I’ll make you a deal. You work hard too. For Jamie. For a comeback. Nathan says comebacks suck. Q says you saw something in me…maybe we can practice a few hours every week. Nathan agrees.
The guy at the tv studio congratulates Mouth. He walks off. He thanks Millicent. He says you wanna try? Come on! All you have to do is read off the teleprompter. Millicent reads it. It has lines in it from Mouth. It says Thank you for believing in me. I love you. Marvin. Millie is shocked. She says you love me? He says yes. Milicent says I love you too. They kiss.
Jamie is going to bed. Haley read his letter to Dan. Jamie reads it from memory. He says thank you and I wish you were at my birthday and I wish you’ll be at my next one and all the ones after that. Do you think he’ll like it? She says yes. I love you. She blows him a kiss goodnight.
Haley takes it into the kitchen to talk to Nathan. Nathan says I can’t believe he’s dying. As horrible as he’s been, I can’t imagine him going. Haley says if you need closure, I understand. Just be careful.
Lucas is writing on his computer. He says Lindsey’s name in the chat window.
Haley picks up the letter in the kitchen and just thinks. She is torn. She ends up throwing the letter away.
Dan fixes himself a drink and takes a sip. A knock at the door. It’s Nathan. He goes in. Nathan says I thought about what you said and you were right. I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I have without you. I’ve realized family is the most important thing. Nathan says not you, my family. I’m sorry you’re dying but you’re not part of it. Dan says that’s it? Nathan says you made the decision when you pulled that trigger. Dan smashes his mirror.
Lindsey has a message pop up on her computer. It’s a video invitation from Lucas. She declines it. Lucas is disappointed.
Peyton is at home in her bed reading the book. Lucas begins a voiceover…And his world would be whole again and his belief in God would be reawakened in his heart.
Brooke is at home talking to Angie. She says I know the surgery is scary but we’ll get through this together. I know I’m not your real mom but I could use a sign I’m doing ok. Angie finally smiles at her. Brooke cries and says ok, it’s you and me, baby.

Credits:

Writer: William H. Brown
Director: Greg Prange
Star: Antwon Tanner (Antwon “Skills” Taylor), Jackson Brundage (James “Jamie” Scott), Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis), Lee Norris (Marvin “Mouth” McFadden), Paul Johansson (Daniel “Dan” Scott), Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer), James Lafferty (Nathan Scott), Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley James-Scott), Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Scott)
Recurring Role: Lisa Goldstein (Millicent Huxtable), Robbie Jones (Quentin Fields), Michaela McManus (Lindsay Strauss)

Credits taken from tv.com

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