Much of this week’s episode of One Tree Hill was about past versus future. Mouth and Brooke received visits from an old flame and Peyton and Lucas had to overcome certain obstacles revolving around moving in together. Even Haley and Nathan had to come to terms with passions of their past and re-working them to fit into their present. And finally, Jamie got a life lesson in how to be a leader and walk away from a bully, even when you want to just kick their butt.
Peyton and Lucas are taking a big step in their relationship by moving in together but this exciting moment has been taken over by fear. When Peyton reads an article in B. Davis magazine that says “people who move in together learn that they don’t know as much about each other as thought they did,” she realizes this is more accurate than she had hoped. First Lucas admits he doesn’t like The Cure, then it turns out that Peyton got his favorite breakfast wrong and finally, they can’t even agree about which bedroom to sleep in. Which leads to a slight problem. Since they’ve moved into Karen’s house, Lucas has had trouble with the idea of them sleeping in her bed. Unfortunately this escalates into the “bedroom” where Lucas just can’t get over it.
Owen is officially back in Tree Hill. He shows up at Brooke’s door in middle of the night, not to win her back, but to bring home Sam who has decided to use Brooke’s ID to buy drinks. When she later goes to see him at the bar, he still blows her off. Finally owning up to peacing out on her last season, Owen decides to tell Brooke how he feels. He explains that the baby thing freaked him out because he had a horrible childhood and then became addicted to heroin and probably wouldn’t be any good at being a father. “Have you ever considered that going through all those experiences would make you a good father one day?” Brooke asks him. He then admits that he brought Sam home the night before because he wanted to see her and promises Brooke he’s not going anywhere this time. She then shuts the door on him but not the possibility of a future romance.
Mouth surprises Millie by returning home. He tells her that he has quit his job in Omaha to which she asks, “For me?” “For us,” he responds. Don’t we all wish we had a Marvin McFadden in our lives? When he goes back to the station to beg for his job back it turns out that they actually need him, so much so that they offer up an office and an intern. So what brown-nosing college student does he get stuck with? Turns out it’s his now hot and overly sexed up ex-girlfriend from high school, Gigi. We knew things couldn’t stay perfect with M&M, something had to shake them up.
Our resident cutie pie Jamie is having some trouble at school these days. Wearing the cape that Quentin made him isn’t winning him a popularity contest. Instead a bully named Chuck is making fun of him. Dan tries to give him some advice by saying, “school was never my strong suit either. It’s a good thing we’re both handsome.” He also tells him to tease Chuck about his alcoholic mother. Here’s the Dan we know and love. At home, Jamie gets some better advice from his parents. Haley tells him to wear the cape if he wants to just like she used to sport her poncho that everyone (well mostly Brooke) used to make fun of. They also tell him that the best thing to do is walk away, something that Nathan was never able to do.
Back at the Layton household Lucas has decided to draw a line down the center of the house with the stipulation that because B. Davis mag suggests “when moving in he wants his own space,” if she crosses the line she’s proving the article is stupid and he’s right. Why are men so stubborn? This continues all day in night with each trying to lure the other onto their side. At first it’s all fun and games but at night neither can go to bed alone and they decide that being on the same side is better than being alone.
My favorite scene of the night was when Haley tried to discuss the bullying with Chuck’s mother. While Haley tries to be rational, the mom gets snotty. She thinks that the boys should work it out on their own and that maybe if they took away Jamie’s silly cape he wouldn’t get picked on. This sets Haley over the edge who then starts beating on her. At home Nathan asks, “What happened to walking away?” But instead of being upset, Nathan loves that his girl is a badass. Nathan then saves the day by coming up with a great solution. He shows up to the playground wearing a cape, dunking the ball in the boy’s face and telling everyone that there’s a box of capes for whoever wants them. Now everyone wants to be just like him, even if that means wearing a cape that 5 minutes prior they thought was silly.
Being a mom to a teenage girl isn’t as easy as Brooke may have thought it would be. When Sam doesn’t come home Brooke finds her at the diner and tells her it’s not going to work out. She just doesn’t know what else to do for her. Sam says that she’s used to people giving up on her and then confides that the waitress there is really her mother that gave her up when she was a baby. One day Sam is going to tell her the truth so she sees the mistake that she made in giving her up. She walks away leaving Brooke sad and regretful. After some thinking Brooke decides to give her another shot and although Sam is hesitant of her rules, she agrees.
So that was this week's episode. All in all solid and light-hearted. Next week we get to see more of Nathan in action playing Slamball, Sam taking Jamie for a joy-ride and a meeting between Mouth’s past and present loves. Should be good!
Much of this week’s episode of One Tree Hill
was about past versus future. Mouth and Brooke received visits from an old flame and Peyton and Lucas had to overcome certain obstacles revolving around moving in together. Even Haley and Nathan had to come to terms with passions of their past and re-working them to fit into their present. And finally, Jamie got a life lesson in how to be a leader and walk away from a bully, even when you want to just kick their butt.