So Lucas popped the question. Again. Only this time, he asked a different girl, and he got a different answer. I wish I could offer him my congratulations, but I really don't know what the hell he's doing.
Lucas and Peyton had their umpteenth passionate argument of the season. As much as I want to see Lucas and Peyton together, I'm really loving their confrontational scenes. Lucas was all angry and teary-eyed, while Peyton was regretful and honest, admitting that she still loved him and came back for him. Then they sealed their fight with a kiss (she kissed him first, then he kissed her back), and he retreated with a line he's uttered countless times this season: "I need to go see Lindsey." Puzzling. But what he did next was downright baffling: He proposed to Lindsey. How could he do that?! It's obvious he still loves Peyton is this some perverse way of punishing her?
As if the way he's treating Peyton isn't bad enough, Lucas is also being unfair to the newly blondish Lindsey. I'm no fan of hers, but she doesn't deserve this she's entitled to be more than someone's runner-up choice for a wife. Why she said yes I don't know, because like she said to Lucas at the club, she's not stupid. Though she may come off as a "crazy bitch" who's "neurotic, insecure, paranoid, jealous" (her words), her suspicions proved true: Lucas was hanging out with Peyton too much, stopping by her office and such. Oh, and he kissed her. But I guess Lindsey's so blinded by love, she was willing to forgive all of this and accept Lucas' proposal. (And of course, I don't think she knows about the kiss, unless Lucas confessed to it right before asking her to marry him.)
It's a testament to the writing and acting on this show that no matter how infuriating I find Lucas to be this season, I still don't hate him. Though I was not too pleased with the way he just stared at a heartbroken Peyton in that final scene of the night.
I'm also unhappy with the way Nathan's handling the nanny situation. He's just being too sweet about the whole thing. His overprotective side is admirable, such as when he put a stop to Jason pathetically hitting on Carrie. But then Carrie just went and danced with the scuzzball anyway (while looking at Nathan as if she were putting on a show for him). Why can't Nathan realize that being overly nice to someone like her only encourages further bad behavior from her? He was able to recognize that Lucas was more concerned about Peyton than Lindsey when the two were having a brotherly chat at the bar. Yet he's not that observant when it comes to situations involving Carrie's actions. Instead, he played good cop and shared with Carrie the fact that he didn't tell Haley he saw her skinny dipping. Dumb move number one: not telling Haley. Dumb move number two: telling Carrie he didn't tell Haley. Watching Nathan struggle with this scenario is the best part of this nanny story line. I see it as a counterbalance to the Haley and Chris Keller plot of seasons past. Nate and Hales survived Chris Keller, so hopefully they'll survive nanny Carrie as well and come out stronger in the end. Though I worry because Carrie appears to be much more conniving than Chris...
Say the word "conniving" and Victoria comes to mind. Her plan to embarrass Brooke out of Tree Hill didn't seem to work, but it was a hoot to watch her in her hoochie-mama getup, dancing freakishly with random young guys. I was starting to like fun, party-girl Victoria too bad she returned to her old self by the end of the night. Brooke's fears about dancing like her mother and one day turning into her mother were both amusing and insightful.
Victoria wasn't the only one causing a scene at Tric last night: When K-Fed wasn't grinding against Carrie on the dance floor, he was busy heckling Mia. It was a welcomed reappearance, and it spurred Mia to overcome her stage fright and give a terrific performance (loved how Peyton sent Victoria a "Bitter Shrew" and pointed to the fine job Mia was doing). And let's not forget the scene where Jason grabbed Haley's ass, setting off Nathan's temper once again. It's disheartening to see that Nate still hasn't learned. He backed off, but only at Haley's insistence.
Mouth's behavior was disappointing for awhile too, but he finally wised up and told Alice off. This got him fired, but I'm glad he took the high road and the napkin with Millicent's number. He and Millicent were just adorable together, especially when playing "ninja/hunter/bear" (I've never heard of that game).
And then there was Skills...oh wait, no there wasn't. He wasn't in the episode at all, as someone had to babysit Jamie. It was clever having almost the entire episode set at Tric, but I would have also liked seeing a couple scenes of Skills and Jamie hanging out together. And I realize that Carrie needs a few nights off, but why must she keep hanging out with her employers in her free time? Last week she was invited to their dinner party. This week they all came home together from the club. Haley's gotta wake up to danger of this too-much togetherness soon. But for now, she seems too preoccupied with controlling Nathan's temper, as well as worrying about that kiss she witnessed between Lucas and Peyton.
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So Lucas popped the question Again Only this time he asked a different girl and he got a different answer I wish I could offer him my congratulations but I really dont know what the hell hes doingLucas and Peyton had their umpteenth passionate argument of the season As much as I want to see Lucas and Peyton together Im really loving their confrontational scenes Lucas was all angry and teary-eyed while Peyton was regretful and honest admitting that she still loved him and came back for him Then they sealed their fight with a kiss she kissed him first then he kissed her back and he retreated with a line hes uttered countless times this season I need to go see Lindsey Puzzling But what he did next was downright baffling He proposed to Lindsey How could he do that Its obvious he still loves Peyton is this some perverse way of punishing herAs if the way hes treating Peyton isnt bad enough Lucas is also being unf