Thankfully, it was all a dream Nathan didn't break any vows last night. But it could be a dream that comes true, if Carrie has it her way.
All season Carrie has had us wondering: Is she really just a kind, highly efficient caregiver, or is she going to become some sort of family-stealing threat to Haley? It now looks like the latter scenario is our answer, based on Carrie's latest words ("Just because someone has a history with someone doesn't mean that's who they should be with") and seductive actions. I must admit, I'm liking this evil nanny cliché more than I thought I would. Of course I don't want to see any permanent damage to Nathan and Haley's marriage. But it's fun watching the real Carrie bust out and go from sly to brazen while coming on to a confused Nathan, yet sill play the role of the perfect nanny in front of Haley. And she's good she almost had me fooled with her whole, "Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry...that was poor judgement on my part" act when Haley requested that she stop wearing her bikini in front of Jamie. And, technically, she did listen to Haley: She didn't wear her bikini next time she went into the pool. She wore nothing, which I don't think is what Haley had in mind.
Sweet Nathan caught quite an eyeful of Carrie in her birthday suit. I've always had a soft spot for Nate, but he's so clueless sometimes. I have a feeling that's gonna get him into trouble. I don't think he'll act on any of Carrie's advances, but I can see him getting caught by Haley in a compromising position. For example, I realize he was struggling putting on his pants, but did he really think allowing Carrie (in her very low-cut top) to help was a good idea? And her comment about being turned on by him when he's shirtless by the pool should have woken him up to her intentions. He should have followed Haley's lead and told her that comments like that were inappropriate. Of course, it doesn't help matters that Haley never discussed the bikini chat with him in the first place. Those two definitely need to communicate more.
Well, at least there's no miscommunication now that everything's out in the open regarding Peyton's true feelings toward Lindsey. Really, all that Peyton said (and was accidentally overheard by Lindsey) was that maybe she doesn't like Lindsey. This may not very nice, but she was just being honest, and she's entitled to her opinion. She didn't say anything nasty about Lindsey; she didn't call her any names. But Lindsey took great offense to this and ran and told Lucas. Next thing you know, Lucas is in Peyton's face, telling her she needs to apologize because Lindsey's been nothing but nice to her. Just because someone is nice to you doesn't mean you're going to like him or her. But Lucas so badly wants his old girlfriend and his new girlfriend to get along. He also has dreams about proposing to his girlfriend while his underwear-clad ex is on his bed beside himI'm not sure if Lucas really knows what he wants.
The chat about Lindsey was one of two heated conversations Lucas and Peyton had last night. Their second confrontation was a much more highly charged and emotional scene in which they rehashed the proposal we got to see in a flashback last week. Again, I'm siding with Peyton on this. She was correct in characterizing the proposal as an "ambush" that was "driven by some insecurity that I've never really been able to understand."And I also agree with her when she said to Lucas, "By not waiting you gave up on us." I didn't see much evidence for Lucas' argument that Peyton didn't believe in him and didn't think he was going to succeed as a novelist when was Peyton ever not supportive of Lucas? Then he made the argument that maybe Peyton's selfish and OK, maybe that's a little bit true. But he should look in the mirror, because his ultimatum of now or never with the proposal was selfish as well. So Peyton is selfish, and has lots of emotional baggage, and is argumentative and volatile (did you see her throwing those books at him?!). But it's all part of her charm, and Lucas can't seem to get enough of it, as he keeps coming back for more.
Peyton wasn't saving all of her fighting words for Lucas. She also had the chance to go another round with Victoria (who already pissed her off by being horrible to Mia), and she attacked her for being so condescending to Brooke. It seemed like Victoria was going to win this bout with her final low blow to Peyton: "It's quite clear you never had a mother." But then Peyton knocked her out by calling Victoria's parenting skills into question and saying that Brooke never had a mother either. A well-deserved put-down. Nicely done, Peyton.
Victoria was the central part of Brooke's dream, the saddest dream of the night. Actually, her dream was rather simple and sweet all she wanted was for Victoria to tell her that she loved her and was proud of her. It was the reality that was so sad: When Brooke recited the same heartfelt speech to her mother that she did in her dream, the only response she got was, "Whatever. You can lock up." The hurt look on Brooke's face was painful to watch.
Now onto the scariest dream of the night: Little Jamie imagined Grandpa Dan turning into some sort of devil who wanted Jamie to go and live with him. I would have ran screaming out of my room too if I saw that face. (I liked how Lucas admitted he had nightmares about Dan until he was 19.) Nathan and Haley didn't think their "Dan is dead" plan all the way through and they didn't let anyone in on it, such as Skills. Leave it to Skills to always tell it like it is to the tyke. He was the source of a lot of comic relief last night, including an adorably funny scene in which Jamie cleaned his room so he wouldn't have to go to prison like Grandpa Dan.
Also amusing: Brooke and her latest object of lust, Owen the bartender. I like how he's not too impressed with her celebrity status. Things are always more interesting for Brooke when she has to chase the guy (e.g., good boy Lucas of Season 1; clean teen Chase of last season). Meanwhile, Mouth's love life is getting less and less amusing, as any attempts he makes to get out of sleeping with his boss are met with threats of no longer being considered for the on-air position he wants. On a positive note, at least Quentin's insults are less of a sexual harassment nature than before. I laughed when he referred to the three-pronged attack of Lucas, Haley and Nathan as "bad cop, dumb cop." And I was glad he agreed to read the book and do extra assignments. At least Haley got through to him. Now, if she can only get through to skinny dipper Carrie...
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Thankfully it was all a dream Nathan didnt break any vows last night But it could be a dream that comes true if Carrie has it her wayAll season Carrie has had us wondering Is she really just a kind highly efficient caregiver or is she going to become some sort of family-stealing threat to Haley It now looks like the latter scenario is our answer based on Carries latest words Just because someone has a history with someone doesnt mean thats who they should be with and seductive actions I must admit Im liking this evil nanny clich more than I thought I would Of course I dont want to see any permanent damage to Nathan and Haleys marriage But its fun watching the real Carrie bust out and go from sly to brazen while coming on to a confused Nathan yet sill play the role of the perfect nanny in front of Haley And shes good she almost had me fooled with her whole Oh my gosh Im so sorryth