Nathan calls out to Brooke. He asks if she's seen Peyton. Brooke replies, "Not since the two of you broke up and she went psycho on me in practice." Nathan's worried because she's not in school and won't answer any of her phones. Brooke: "Well, maybe she's out kicking the homeless." Again, what exactly does that mean? That Peyton's so mean she would be out kicking homeless people? That she's heartless, or that she's troubled like a street kid? Do they even have homeless in Tree Hill?
Anyway, Peyton's not out kicking the homeless at all. In fact, she's sitting in a cemetery trying to light a smoke, only her lighter doesn't work. Whitey comes up to her and says, "A lot of smokers in this place." Peyton replies, "I don't really smoke. I just figured since Nathan and I broke up I've got room for a new bad habit." Whitey laughs, asks if he can sit down, and then does. He doesn't look at Peyton directly, but out into the cemetery instead: "She was quite a gal, your mom. She used to lead cheers for my team too." Peyton looks like she's about to burst into tears. Now, not to defend Peyton or anything, because I know you guys all love to hate her, and don't get me wrong, so do I, but now that I know she's lost her mom, I can kind of understand her behaviour. I went through the same thing when I was her age and it's not something you ever get over; it's something you keep living through. I can see why she's so mixed up, and if her father is anything like mine was, he's probably not coping a heck of a lot better either. Anyway. Whitey continues, "You have her looks." Her voice cracks a little as she says, "I don't really remember her." Whitey says, "Oh, I do. She was a wily one. Your old man didn't stand a chance." Peyton asks, "So what are you doing here? Making a reservation?" He laughs. "You'd better watch it! No. My wife Camilla's buried out here, right over beyond those trees. I couldn't get a word in edgewise when she was alive so I come out here to tell her about things." Peyton asks him if he thinks she's listening. And Whitey does think so, wholeheartedly. Peyton smiles. He says, "I lost my wife just about the time your mother passed away." He takes a deep breath: "That always makes this week one a tough one." She cries, "They're all tough." And wipes a tear away from her cheek. I know your pain, Peyton, and I'm not even joking this time.