Blah green light. Blah waiting. Blah waiting. Blah waiting. Red light means go. Of course Peyton just narrowly misses killing herself. She breaks down and starts to bawl. In the middle of the intersection, in the middle of traffic, in the middle of the night. Poor girl, I can understand how the sadness just hits you so hard that you don't even know if you can breathe. But it might be safer to test the limits of your own life from the safety of your bedroom with the same song on repeat and a pillow to hang onto -- at least, that worked for me.
Haley catches up to Luke just as half-time finishes and he's about to head back onto the court. She wants to know what she did wrong. He doesn't want to talk about it right now. She begs, "Can you just tell me what I did, please." Luke says, "I saw you with him." She tells him that Nathan got a good grade on a math quiz, that it meant nothing. Luke doesn't believe her. She tries to assure him that nothing is going on between her and Nathan. Luke half-smiles; then he looks knowingly down at her wrist, and smirks. He says condescendingly, "Nice bracelet." Then he runs off to join the game. Now it's Haley's turn to feel defeated and dejected.
The scores are stripped off the board. Apparently, the next basket wins.
Nathan tells the Ravens he wants the ball. "Ravens on three!" The whistle blows. Nathan tells Dan the game's over. Tim's got the ball and passes it to Nathan. As he heads for the basket, Dan slams into him harder than the car would have slammed into Peyton if it had actually hit her Angstmobile. Nathan crashes to the floor. Deb stands up. She's wearing a Booster button. Whitey looks really mad. Nathan languishes on the floor. Dan asks, "Are you okay? I couldn't give you the winning bucket, Nathan." Dan looks over at Deb. Um, and he's worried about Luke and Keith embarrassing him. Surprise, surprise, Dan's a sore loser. In a shocking twist of brotherly concern, Luke helps Nathan up. He says, "Do you want to get him?" Nathan replies, "Yeah, but I want to do it myself." Luke has the ball. Keith guards him. Luke hands the ball to Nathan, who promptly dribbles it off the end of his foot, by accident. The ball is out of bounds, so when it comes back into play, it's Team Father's. Bruce passes to Dan. Nathan guards him now. Dan snits, "Sloppy turnover, Nathan, that's not like you." Nathan insists, "That's because it's on purpose. Because you don't deserve my best game. You want to win so bad, go on, I'll give it to you." And just like that, Nathan walks away. And Dan, being the mature man he is, can't resist dunking the basket. Nathan grabs the ball as it passes through the net. Karen looks disgusted. Keith looks disgusted. Nathan says, "You didn't beat me, Dad, you never will." He holds the ball out to Dan's chest and lets it fall to the ground. Looks like Nathan's the one who finally took the high road. Dan just looks after his son.