Luke's doing his own kind of penance. He's digging out the broken pipe. Karen comes out, and then hides behind a bush. Heh. I always get a kick out of the pregnancy-hiding techniques of television. It's like they want us to believe without question that the two boys are the same age, but they won't just put her pregnancy out in the open, because we're smart -- we could probably just ignore that too. She asks him if he's calm enough to talk. Luke apologizes to his mother for being "pissed." He comes around and sits on the steps: "Well, the truth is I'm the reason why you never got what you wanted, so that kind of nullifies my right to complain." Karen sits down beside him: "Is that what you think? I got exactly what I wanted, Lucas. Everyone seems to think I'm some sort of victim, but I chose this." Blah Dan, Nathan, blah should have helped her out, blah she's glad he never offered, blah didn't know what she would have said, blah would have been a bigger price to pay, blah given them money, blah he could have had a say. Luke nods as his mother says, "You've seen how Nathan's turned out." She takes a sip of coffee. Luke says, "Like father like son." Karen continues, "And who do you think we should be feeling sorry for?"
Dan comes back from his run. Because he's not aggressive enough. Deb tells him Nathan's still not home. Dan doesn't seem concerned. In fact, he tells her to give it a rest, because according to Dadzilla, Nathan's a responsible, disciplined kid. Huh. Well. Isn't he just surprised to find out that Keith just called him? And that's right, he told Deb the whole story about Nathan crashing Peyton's car and just walking away, leaving Lucas to clean up the mess. Now, there's responsibility for you. Dan says curtly, "I'll talk to him." Deb replies, "You'll talk to him. Is that all you have to say?" What does she want from him? Deb doesn't know, but one thing she knows for sure -- the two of them have gotten a little too comfortable when she's not around. What's up? Deb's not going to travel any more for work; she's going to stay home and make sure the asshole doesn't grow too out of control. You go Deb. Dan just looks at her, "Come on, Deb, you don't have to do this." She says smartly, "I don't have to or you don't want me to?" Nathan walks in at that moment. He doesn't say hello, he doesn't greet either of his parents; he just says snottily, "What?" Oh, buddy, you don't even know half of what's coming your way.
Luke walks into Keith's garage. He hangs his head low. Keith jokes, "You're still alive. I guess you didn't tell your mom about your little crime spree yet, did you?" Luke leans on Peyton's car: "This morning. She's thinking about my punishment right now." Keith says, "Good. Recognize that car over there? The owner got your note. I convinced him not to press charges. Let's get to work so we can start billing people again." Luke thanks his uncle, nods his head, then turns and notices Nathan coming into the shop. He calls out, "What do you want?" Keith answers, "I suspect his parents sent him." Luke turns to Keith and says, "You told them?" Well, Keith says, Luke might be willing to let Nathan get away with it, but he sure as heck wasn't about to. "Try not to kill each other, girls." Luke walks toward Nathan, who says coolly, "Peyton wants to know when she's going to get her car back." Luke replies, "When it's fixed." Nathan: "How much is the work going to cost?" Luke snaps, "I don't know. A lot. Why?" Nathan wants Luke to give him the invoice when the work's done; apparently, Dan will write a cheque. Luke won't take the money. Nathan shakes his head: "Didn't you hear me, we'll pay you." Luke insists, "You want to pay me? Stay away from me." Nathan shakes his head, turns to leave, and mutters, "Suit yourself." Luke follows him: "Whatever you're up to, stay the hell away from Haley." Nathan replies, "We were just talking, man, you know, like you and Peyton." Then he walks away, without having to do any work or take any real responsibility for what he did.