Haley puts the gas into the tank as the convertible top moves down to reveal Brooke passed out with her ass in the air, lying face down on pom-poms. Heh. Peyton cackles. Haley cackles. Hell, even I cackle a little bit.
The coast seems clear for Nathan and Luke. They laugh over the absurdity of Thing, Thing 1, and Thing 3. Luke says, "Hey, what are we doing hiding from these idiots anyway? I can hold my own, and I know you can throw a pretty damn good punch." They head out to face the Things like, I don't know, brothers in arms.
Deb comes into the bar. She's changed out of her gown and into the clothes she was wearing earlier. She asks Dan if he's going to stay down there all night. Dan replies, "I made a call. Nathan got thrown out of the game tonight for fighting with Lucas." Deb says thoughtfully, "Fighting with his brother, hmm, wonder where he gets that from." Dan ignores her: "His phone's turned off, no one's answering at home." Deb wants to know that he's okay. Dan shakes his head. Then, he apologizes for tonight by saying, "I don't know how things got so out of hand." Deb says, "Things didn't get out of hand, Dan, you did." How did he end up with someone so reasonable? Dan doesn't like that answer. Deb continues, "You provoked him." Dan changes the subject, because anyone calling him on his ridiculous actions might mean he'd have to either a) account for his behaviour or b) atone for it, and he's really not willing to do either. He says, "Nathan's prospects took a huge blow tonight. Can we just not focus on him?" Twang. Bang. Crash. That note is giving me a migraine. Deb looks at her husband: "That's the wrong answer, Dan, and if you don't know that, then I'm not sure I know you anymore." Dan snits, "Well, that's a two-way street." And then she leaves him with his drink and goes upstairs to pack. Ah, the best laid plans, eh? All she wanted was a romantic dinner with her husband, and instead, she got this? Poor Deb -- I hope she leaves his ass and takes both her money and her son with her and moves in with Karen. That would teach him.