Tonight, Victoria truly stepped up to fill the villain void in Tree Hill (aka, the "backwater town" where "beautiful things die"). Not only is she controlling in how she handles Brooke and the business, but she's also a master at self-esteem-crushing put-downs and a wicked schemer. Dan Scott would be proud.
So mommy Davis does indeed basically run Clothes Over Bro's. This had me wondering what she did before Brooke had a company, as she seems to have a lot of business know-how. And where is Brooke's father still out in L.A.? There's been no mention of him this season. I wonder if they're still married.
I'm guessing they're divorced if Victoria treated him the same way she treats other people. Instead of helping Brooke have a successful store launch and sharing her behind-the-scenes expertise, she chose to sabotage the new Tree Hill store. I was hopeful when Brooke started to catch on, noticing there were more couture items than she remembered ordering, but Victoria successfully distracted her at that critical point.
As if her plotting the store's failure weren't enough (she actually set her own kid up to fail), she had to put her daughter down with a "You've never had a head for business" dismissal (this, after making a bunch of phony "I'm so proud of you for launching your own store" comments). At least Victoria's one to spread the insults around, greeting Lucas with, "You were one of my daughter's ill-chosen love interests...her taste has greatly improved."
But I'm saving the best insult for last, just as she saved her real venom for Peyton. In the span of a few seconds, she managed to call Peyton a "loser friend" and a "parasitic so-called friend" who was exploiting Brooke. Then she finished if off with some endearing words of advice: "You get your little act together, before you ruin her life, too." Ouch. I can still feel the sting from that verbal bitch-slapping. Is that anyway to talk to someone who's been your daughter's best friend (admittedly, on-again, off-again) since they were little girls? If you're Victoria, I guess it is. But I think Victoria fails to see that Brooke's reasons for returning to Tree Hill weren't completely selfless Brooke was lonely and homesick. And if Victoria was her only support system in New York, this is now completely understandable.
At least there's no need for Victoria to feel lonely as the only nasty new person in town, because there's also Jason and Quentin. While neither of them are quite as evil as Victoria yet, they are first-class jerks. Jason's not real into listening to others' suggestions or showing up on time. But K-Fed had me cracking up when he was mocking Haley in the recording booth. I guess we won't be seeing too much more of him now that he's been fired in favor of the more talented Mia (Kate Voegele). Oh well, he was fun while he lasted.
Apparently, we will be seeing more of Quentin now that he's back on the team thanks to Nathan (nice haircut! Although, I was starting to get used to the long, shiny locks on him...). Quentin and Lucas provided us a fine runner-up in the verbal smack-down competition with their confrontation in Lucas' office (how cute is it that Lucas has a framed picture of little Lily on his desk?). Lucas channeled Whitey and tried to lay down the law, and I found myself thinking, "Is this really gonna work?" I had my answer a few moments later when Quentin turned the tables on him and told Lucas just how it was gonna play out, effectively silencing the new Ravens coach.
Just as Lucas struck out in his authoritative coach role, he was equally unlucky playing the part of a renewed friend to Peyton. Going to Brooke's store opening together with Lindsey's blessing seemed innocent enough, but like Peyton said, it was weird. When Lucas picked her up he told her, "You look amazing," then he was a bit too close all night touching her arm; whispering in her ear that she was too good for the bartender. It was overstepping the line of being just a good pal, so I can understand Peyton getting upset with him. Screaming at him outside may have been a little much, but hey, she got her point across.
As far as good pals go, Millicent really helped out when she offered to buy a dress from Brooke and give her the store's first sale (with her rubber check). And nanny Carrie's becoming quite a helpful person for Haley by running extra errands and baking brownies (there was something so cute about the way Jamie said, "He's lactose intolerant" regarding his friend). Although, Jamie's drawing at the end about how important Carrie is becoming to him seemed troubling for Haley, as she may fear she's being replaced. And Mouth seems to be replacing his ethics with a desire to get ahead at work as he sleeps his way to the top but hates himself for it. His may be a secondary story line, but unlike Skills, he actually has a story line. And as for next week and the ring...well, it's probably best if we just wait and see.
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Tonight Victoria truly stepped up to fill the villain void in Tree Hill aka the backwater town where beautiful things die Not only is she controlling in how she handles Brooke and the business but shes also a master at self-esteem-crushing put-downs and a wicked schemer Dan Scott would be proudSo mommy Davis does indeed basically run Clothes Over Bros This had me wondering what she did before Brooke had a company as she seems to have a lot of business know-how And where is Brookes father still out in LA Theres been no mention of him this season I wonder if theyre still marriedIm guessing theyre divorced if Victoria treated him the same way she treats other people Instead of helping Brooke have a successful store launch and sharing her behind-the-scenes expertise she chose to sabotage the new Tree Hill store I was hopeful when Brooke started to catch on noticing there were more couture items than she remembered