In this episode of One Tree Hill, Brooke lets go of Sam, Peyton prepares for her child's future (without her in it), Nathan makes a sacrifice to benefit his team, and Skills finally gets his kiss from Jamie's teacher.
In the wake of her baby shower, Peyton decides to make a video diary for her child in case she doesn't survive. Reminiscent of the Dawson's Creek series finale — in which Jen prepared a video for her daughter while on her deathbed — Peyton shares her words of wisdom and taste in music. She begins to talk about Lucas and can barely get her words out before he interrupts her and stops what she's doing. "We're not doing this...we're not doing anything just in case," Lucas says as he walks out of her bedroom.
Sam's been seeing her birth mother, and as much as Brooke respects that, it's obvious Brooke is sad and scared to lose Sam. When Brooke asks Sam if she's ready to head to the baby shower, Sam talks about how her mom gave her up when she was just her age. As she stares at a picture of her mom's house, Sam asks Brooke if she can just meet her at Peyton's. When she finally shows, she's stunning in the dress Victoria picked out for her. After the baby shower filled with laughter and tears, Brooke returns home to her mother who has changed her tune about Sam. She now wants Brooke to let Sam spend time with her mom, but Brooke wants the opposite and pulls out the adoption papers. As Sam walks through the door, Brooke tells her she wants to make their family official. Sam agrees, but it's obvious she still yearns to be with her real mom.
Nathan, who is now very chummy with his former nemesis Nino Jones, plays a stellar game in front of NBA scouts. He's the ultimate team player, and even when the coach tells him he needs to make himself look good rather than everyone else, Nate tells him he wants to win as a team. It seems to pay off when the Clippers' scout tells Mouth he was impressed, but when Nate waits to get a call with good news that night, it never comes.
Skills has a date with Jamie's teacher, but it doesn't go as planned. Turns out, she got stuck with Chuck, a babysitting nightmare. From crashing bumper cars to puking on Skills' shoe, the date ends with every impending kiss having been interrupted. But much to his surprise, Skills later gets a knock on the door and it's the teach on the other end to lay a big wet one on him. I like the two of them together — it's pretty adorable.
Back in the Davis house, Brooke walks into Sam's room to find her crying and staring at the party dress. She realizes she pushed too hard and perhaps the best thing is for Sam to go and be with her birth mom. Sam agrees, and as much as she was hesitant to tell Brooke how she really felt, they both know it's the best thing. The two say their sad goodbyes, and even Victoria is teary-eyed as Sam walks out the door. "What do we do now?" Brooke asks. "We have our work to focus on," Victoria responds. Looks like the motherly instinct has disappeared.
Lucas returns home from his day in the garage, where he was able to gain perspective on Peyton's desire to make a video and time capsule box. He tells her there's one thing missing from the new baby memory book — their wedding photo. He tells Peyton he'll marry her now, but only if the doctor OKs it and only because he wants her to be his wife; not because he's afraid he's going to lose her. "I love you with all my heart," Lucas says. Awwww.
What did you think of the episode? Who's as excited as I am for next week? Not only do Julian and Nick Lachey return, but we're treated to some awesome 98 Degrees/boy-band jokes all around!
In this episode of One Tree Hill
, Brooke lets go of Sam, Peyton prepares for her child's future (without her in it), Nathan makes a sacrifice to benefit his team, and Skills finally gets his kiss from Jamie's teacher.