This week's episode of One Tree Hill focused on the past. We finally got to see some flashbacks that somewhat tied up Peyton and Julian's mysterious connection. Nathan's old rival came back to beat him with vengeance and Lucas had to re-live the darker moments surrounding Keith's death in order to write a defining scene in his screenplay.
As some of you had speculated, it turns out that the trashed wedding dress has inspired Brooke to create her new collection. But of course she won't admit this to her trouble child Sam. Instead it makes her crazy for when Owen shows up at Brooke's door, once again. 'Where's nice Brooke?" Owen asks. "I killed her, ate her bleeding heart for breakfast and I'm still hungry." Sometimes Brooke has the greatest lines.
Meanwhile Lucas still is unaware of Peyton and Julian's connection. When he asks her what she thinks of him, Peyton flashes back to Lucas proposing. Like we saw in the premiere, Peyton wanted to think and talk about it and Lucas took that as a rejection. Later that day Peyton is crying at work and that's when she meets Julian. He tries to talk to her but she's not having it. Then he gives her some philosophical analogy about the Xerox machine and all of a sudden we can see a possible change of heart. Back in the present, Lucas is one scene away from great but is missing the infamous murder. Julian tries to convince Luke that it cinematically doesn't get much better than a man killing his brother. Lucas takes offense but Julian is adamant. "The audience needs to face what happened even if you can't."
Another flashback reveals that after Peyton left Lucas's book signing because she had seen him and Lindsay kiss, she bumps into Julian. He invites her to an event where the two hit it off. Cut to later on in their relationship, we see Peyton and Julian say "I love you" for the first time. And then we see the break-up. When Julian zips up Peyton's bag, he sees that she's still carrying Lucas's book. He feels that he's sharing her with Lucas and just can't deal with it anymore. That's when he leaves her.
Although the episode had its deeper moments, there were some light-hearted ones as well. The scene where Brooke got into her car only to find Owen in the backseat was hilarious. "You're a big, hairy dude on my leather seats," Brooke yelled before kicking him out naked on the street. Another one was Sam teaching Jamie lessons about economics. Jamie, who has taken a liking to Sam, follows her actions by starting his own little candy business at school where he's basically extorting his buddies for a few bucks. But who can be disappointed with him, especially when he explains to his mom that he was just trying to save up to buy his dad a trophy since SlamBall doesn't give them out? ANd speaking of SlamBall, apparently Nathan had quite the rival during his college b-ball days and they're facing each other again in his game. Even though Jerome has it out for him, Nathan wipes the floor with him and wins it for his team. In a fury of anger, Jerome pushes Nathan through the glass and for a moment we wonder what his fate will be. Jamie runs after him and when Nathan says he's fine, his sons asks him to not play Slamball anymore. Nathan agrees and even though it's right before championships, he proves that he would rather be there for his family than win a game.
Peyton and Julian finally meet and Peyton tells him that if he's just trying to win her back it's not happening. Julian assures her it's not the case and that he doesn't even care if Lucas knows about their past. Something tells me it's more complicated than that.
There's trouble in paradise for Owen and Brooke and Mouth and Millie. Owen tells Brooke that he's done with the gifts and won't be bothering her anymore. Winning her back is one thing, he says, but being led on is another. Later Brooke turns the table and shows up in the back of his car. I was hopeful they'd finally get together since I really like Owen, but she tells him that Sam has to be her priority now. "For a guy like you I may just come crawling back." Maybe there's still a chance these two have a future. And we were left hanging when Gigi threw herself at Mouth! She doesn't want to be his girlfriend, she just wants to spend the night with him and "Millicent doesn't need to know." I never though Mouth would be a cheater but it seems like he's not as innocent as we thought.
Lucas is still struggling with writing Keith's murder scene so he meets with Dan to find out what really happened. Dan explains that Keith was a hero who was holding Jimmy when Dan shot him before he could even say a word. "Why did you do it?" Lucas asks. "Every good story needs a villain, I'm sorry but I'm yours," Dan simply puts it. This finally gives Lucas the strength he needs to finish the screenplay. When Lucas goes over to Julian's to share the news that's he finished, he of course sees a picture of the former couple together. Who didn't see that one coming? Lucas goes home and as Peyton is about to tell him the truth, Lucas pulls out the picture. "So you dated in LA?" he asks. "We were in love," Peyton confesses.
What did you think of the episode? Will Lucas and Peyton survive yet another roadblock in their relationship and is it the end for Mouth and Millicent?
This week's episode of One Tree Hill
focused on the past. We finally got to see some flashbacks that somewhat tied up Peyton and Julian's mysterious connection. Nathan's old rival came back to beat him with vengeance and Lucas had to re-live the darker moments surrounding Keith's death in order to write a defining scene in his screenplay.