"You're dead to so many of us already, Dan. So really what does it matter?" And with that, Lucas wins the best coldhearted line of the night. (Nathan won it last week, again while speaking to Dan about his "bad heart.") Lucas told Dan that he verified his story about having only six months to live. And he told him that he really doesn't care.
I can't help but cheer on the Scott boys whenever they keep reminding Dan that what he did was unforgivable. As Nathan put it a little more delicately this week: "I'm sorry that you're dying...but I can never forgive you. Not now, not ever....You made that decision the moment you pulled that trigger." And yet, I don't want Dan off this show, because he brings so much to it. Being a Dan Scott fan is a tough spot to be in.
"James Lucas Scott, age 5," is a fan of Dan's, and he desperately wants to know his grandfather better. That thank-you note he made Dan was so heartfelt. But Dan's never going to get a chance to see it since Haley trashed it. I really can't blame her and Nathan for being afraid to let Jamie get close to Dan he's a manipulator and a murderer after all. But he's also tenacious, so I don't think that he's going to give up on the goal of trying to get his family back.
The theme of not giving up permeated most of tonight's story lines. Quentin was ready to throw in the towel (once again), but Nathan convinced him not too (once again). Last time it was a pride issue with Q. This time, it was an injury mixed with a pride issue. Nate made a great point about how every time you punch somebody, it's for selfish reasons. Then Nathan wisely opened up Q's eyes to the idea of reinventing his game and learning to play differently. And Jamie pointed out to Skills the value of shooting only 3s and not 2s. This combined knowledge led to the Ravens getting a new point guard: Quentin. Q finally apologized to Skills, and in a nice reciprocal move, Q made a deal with Nate that he would help him get his game back too. Just don't call it a "comeback," or you'll piss Nathan off.
After completely choking on camera, Mouth made a quick comeback thanks to Millicent's support and belief in him. They then reached the point in their relationship where they were able to say those important three little words to each other (Mouth having them put on the teleprompter was a creative touch). Also, Mouth now has a nice, helpful (male) boss, who's so different from that bitchy (female) boss who made him sleep with her to get ahead. Nice use of stereotypes.
Speaking of work matters, Brooke had some trouble balancing motherhood with her job, especially when it came time for her to do a presentation. Her solution? Bring the baby with her. At first this came off as really unprofessional, but then she revealed that her latest creation was a line of clothes was designed for infants: Baby Brooke. (If she had planned it a little better, Angie could have been wearing one of the designs how cute would that have been?!) But the important thing to take from this story was that Brooke did not give up not even when those executives initially suggested that she reschedule the presentation. And she didn't give up on trying to get Angie to smile, and she was successful at that too. (Side question: Think there's any chance Brooke will date Angie's hot, young heart surgeon? He was really cute.)
Last but not least, we have Lucas and Peyton, who are both acting like a broken record. Lucas is still not giving up on Lindsey, though she clearly has given up on him, having declined his hopeful invitation for a video chat. Then Peyton went all the way up to New York City to tell Lindsey that she believes Lucas still loves her. (Why can't she and Lucas leave this poor girl alone? She's hundreds of miles away from them, yet still they bother her.) Lindsey insisted that Peyton read manuscript, and when she finally did, she was in tears. So what does this mean? Is this what finally leads Lucas and Peyton to that scene we got to see in the previews for next week? Is that a real scene or is someone having a dream? I hope it's real, because they can't keep dragging this story out and teasing us this way.
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Youre dead to so many of us already Dan So really what does it matter And with that Lucas wins the best coldhearted line of the night Nathan won it last week again while speaking to Dan about his bad heart Lucas told Dan that he verified his story about having only six months to live And he told him that he really doesnt careI cant help but cheer on the Scott boys whenever they keep reminding Dan that what he did was unforgivable As Nathan put it a little more delicately this week Im sorry that youre dyingbut I can never forgive you Not now not everYou made that decision the moment you pulled that trigger And yet I dont want Dan off this show because he brings so much to it Being a Dan Scott fan is a tough spot to be inJames Lucas Scott age 5 is a fan of Dans and he desperately wants to know his grandfather better That thank-you note he made Dan was so heartfelt But Dans never going to get a chan