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After last season's cliffhanger over who Lucas picked, we finally got our answer. But the producers didn't give it to us easily. The episode started off with Brooke and Lucas celebrating their one-year anniversary, Lucas in the middle of his book tour and Brooke traveling with her company. My immediate reaction was not surprise, but rather that this scenario really didn't seem true to the story.
So when Lucas swung around and ended up in Peyton's house, I was happy to see the flash-forward change. They looked genuinely happy together as Peyton told him, "Time flies when you get what you wish for." But then all of a sudden Lucas is on a beach and out comes Lindsay. Okay, so at this point I knew what was going on and that we still hadn't gotten our answer. Finally Lucas is back to outside where he started, trying to pick a card that represented the woman he'd end up with. And just like that, he was back at the airport, where we left off last season, talking to the man in his vision. Why is it that in television and movies the wise stranger always has the best advice?
The stranger told Lucas, "love finds you" and that it's about destiny. This struck a chord in his heart. Saying that he's always known, he picks up the phone. A few minutes later the girl on the other end shows up and we finally get the real resolution: he's chosen Peyton. This is the ending I wanted to see.
"You're a mess, Lucas Scott, but you're my mess," are Peyton's first words to him.
Over at Clothes Over Bros, the "botoxed vampire-ess" Victoria is back. She threatens to oust Brooke as the designer, thinking she can keep the brand without her. Always stone-cold, Mommy Davis tells her that the new line better be good or it's goodbye company, hello community college, if she can get in. Ouch.
We also got to see more of two very different blossoming Tree Hill relationships. The first, endearing and sweet, is that of Mouth and Millicent. Mouth tells Milly that he's quit his job and has to leave in just three days to take a sportscasting gig in Omaha. Millicent immediately knows she's going with him - until Victoria shows up and throws Clothes Over Bros for a loop.
Millicent feels that she has to be loyal and help Brooke get through this hard time. Luckily, Brooke pushes her to follow her love and Millicent obliges and will join Mouth on their new journey in Omaha.
The other relationship, more sneaky and freaky, is Skillz and Mrs. Scott. Nathan is on to the fact that his mom has a new Internet lover, which he's quite embarrassed about, but has no idea it's his friend who's helping to satisfy his mom during her "grandmother crisis" as he likes to call it. I have to say that though this story line may seem a little far-fetched, it's certainly providing some hilarious scenes.
As for the rest of the Scott family, things are looking good. Nathan is playing ball and Haley is in the studio. Unfortunately Nathan is starting to realize that getting back to the kind of player he once was is still not going to be easy, and he's feeling the pain with every dunk he makes.
Things are not looking good for Tree Hill's resident bad guy. Dan wakes up in the hospital after being hit by a car, only to see Carrie. It was starting to seem like Dan could be turning his life around, but karma has come back to bite him in the behind - big time. Psycho nanny Carrie is now his nurse and is ready for revenge and torture after Dan had taken Jamie away from her. My first thought was, "where are all the doctors, how can no one know what's going on?" but then of course we learned the truth, which I for one was not expecting. As Dan thinks he's about to open the door and get some help, he realizes that he's not actually in a hospital, but stuck inside Carrie's house.
Back to our central couple: Lucas and Peyton are in Vegas and ready to tie the knot. They get to the chapel, which is a bit of a circus, and decide to leave. They end up in the hotel room where Lucas originally proposed. Peyton has been replaying this moment over in her head: she says yes, and finally this time is for real and her dream can come true.
At the end of the episode, Brooke is feeling empowered that she and her company will prevail over her evil mother. Then, of course, a mad man runs in and starts attacking her in the store. Is this some random psycho? My money is on crazy Derek. With a short teaser for next week's episode I'm left waiting in anticipation for Part 2.
So what did you all think of the premiere? Did you get the conclusion you were hoping for? Let me know what you think below.
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Welcome back to Tree Hill After last seasons cliffhanger over who Lucas picked we finally got our answer But the producers didnt give it to us easily The episode started off with Brooke and Lucas celebrating their one-year anniversary Lucas in the middle of his book tour and Brooke traveling with her company My immediate reaction was not surprise but rather that this scenario really didnt seem true to the story So when Lucas swung around and ended up in Peytons house I was happy to see the flash-forward change They looked genuinely happy together as Peyton told him Time flies when you get what you wish for But then all of a sudden Lucas is on a beach and out comes Lindsay Okay so at this point I knew what was going on and that we still hadnt gotten our answer Finally Lucas is back to outside where he started trying to pick a card that represented the woman hed end up with And just like that he was back at the airport where we left