He makes his way back into the kitchen. Brooke calls out to him, "Hey, Lucas, come play." What's the game? "I Never." Some Joe Jock Guy says, "Well, apparently you have!" He sticks his tongue out like that's a scorching hot burn -- oh, calling Brooke a slut, so inventive. She tells him to shut up. Yeah, shut up. Nathan hands Luke a beer. And then he explains the game. This show is just turning into a walk down memory lane for me. I also played this game once in university, with the same friend who made me go to that awful party, her roommates, and a couple of her neighbours from next door. No word of a lie, but I think the two of us drank once, maybe twice, while her roommates were up to Brooke's level. I'm not painting a very successful picture of myself here, am I? Both my friend and I were stunned, not only because we couldn't come up with any decent things to say "I never" about, but also because, well, we never took a drink. Luke takes the cup, tells Nathan he knows the game, and sips his beer. The girls are all wearing camisole-type shirts. Theresa begins, "Let's see. I've never had sex with anything made out of plastic." Brooke drinks. Heh. Then it's her turn. "Oops," she giggles, "I've done that." She looks at Lucas. Nathan's turn: "I've never had a dad that wished I was a stain on the sheets." Luke stands up straight and just looks at Nathan. No one laughs, but some people just sputter like they can't believe he just said something that cruel. Kudos to Luke; he simply walks around behind the group, comes up to Nathan, and whispers, "Well, you're welcome to mine." Then he walks away. Brooke and Peyton both look kind of concerned.
Peyton walks over to the bathroom and tries the door. Haley says from the inside, "Hang on a minute." Peyton steps aside, clutching her beer cup for dear life. This party actually seems kind of crappy. Haley comes out of the bathroom and apologizes. As she tries to sneak by, Peyton asks her how the tutoring is going. Haley tries to avoid the question, but Peyton says, "It's okay, he tells me everything." Haley replies, "Yeah, he said he needed some help." Peyton: "Maybe you can teach him to stop being such a jackass." Haley smiles, "I will put that on the lesson plan." The two girls bond over a glass of warm beer and a bathroom. Peyton warns Haley to be careful. If Nathan's such a jerk, someone to be so afraid of, someone who might take advantage of Haley, why in the world does Peyton stay with him? Haley nods, politely taking Peyton's advice. Only Peyton's not quite finished: "Does Lucas know you're helping Nathan?" Haley looks stupefied, then confused, then actually a bit concerned. Peyton: "You know, you say a lot when you keep your mouth shut." Haley stutters a bit. "Don't worry," Peyton continues, "I can keep mine shut too." Then she heads into the bathroom. Gosh, I hope there's toilet paper in there -- that's the worst thing about a house party, there's never any damn toilet paper.