We're back to the beginning when the two of them jump into the car. Y'all know what happens. The wheels spin into the mud. They bail. The Things give chase. They yell crap about how the Ravens suck and about how they've still got Nathan's shirt. Nathan and Luke run off into the night.
Haley investigates the back of the truck and finds some garden hose. She asks Peyton to hold the gas can, and pulls out a pocketknife. Peyton jokes, "Or you'll stab me?" Haley says, "A girl can't be too safe!" She cuts a piece of the hose and tells Peyton to get the gas cap off. Peyton asks, "Does this really work?" Haley: "We are about to find out." Within seconds, Haley is right in there, sucking on the hose. Peyton: "Had a lot of practice?" Now, you dirty minds, don't go there. It works! They laugh. Peyton calls Haley the "fourth" Charlie's Angel.
The Goon-mobile cruises by as the boys taunt Nathan and Lucas, who are hiding in the ditch. Now it's time for the pair of them to have a "real" conversation. Luke gives Nathan props for the car keys move. "Yeah," he says, "doesn't change the fact that my dad's going to kill me for getting kicked out of that game." Luke doesn't say anything. Nathan tells Luke he should feel lucky sometimes. Luke snaps, "Lucky to not have a dad?" Nathan: "At least this one." Then he tells a sad story about a Little League baseball game, where Nathan took the chicken route and walked a good hitter. Apparently, Dan grabbed him by the arm, kicked him, and then benched him. He's like the worst incarnation of a Canadian hockey dad. You know, there was a case a couple years back about a hockey dad actually killing a coach after fighting with him over a league game. That kind of behaviour truly goes beyond sports, how it's not about learning the game, it's about winning. Blah Dan's hard on Nathan, blah that sucks, blah think about that next time Luke's feeling sorry for himself, blah pensive faces blah.
When Deb comes back into the dining room, Dan's on the phone leaving a message for Nathan. The message: "Call and leave your stats on my phone as soon as you get this." Good LORD. There's that note again; I just can't get it out of my head, it's clanking and clanking away. Keith helps Deb back into her chair, because he's a gentleman. He would never talk on a cell phone during the middle of formal dinner like some people. Karen asks if he's okay. Keith: "Yup. I'm just a bit hammered." It's only 11 AM here, but I sure wish I were hammered. Wait, I'm still recovering from a going-away party we had at work this Wednesday. Anyway. Deb smiles and says, "Sorry, Karen, it was my fault." Deb looks at Dan. He says in his most arrogant tone, "What?" She replies, "I thought we said no basketball." He bitches, "What do you want from me, Deb? You leave me here with Karen and these two?" The "two" look disparagingly at Dan, the Asshole Man. Dan turns to Keith: "How you doing, Boozy?" Keith almost spits out his wine. Karen gets up to go, as do Deb and Dan. Dan can't help but dig that knife in even further: "She may not be much of a date but at least she's a reliable designated driver." Does his guilt drive him this mad? Does he hate himself this much that his behaviour has come to this? Karen ignores him. Keith gives as good as he gets: "You ought to spend a little less time worrying about my relationship and a little more time worrying about your own." Here! Here! Dan leans in: "If you call chasing after my leftovers a relationship." Keith takes a drunken swing at Dan, who, of course, sees the punch coming and tosses his brother into the table. Karen screams, "Keith! Keith!" She wants him to leave with her. In fact, she begs him to go with her. Dan says, "It was a joke." Well, we all see where Nathan gets it from now, don't we. Deb shakes her head at Dan. She can't even believe his ridiculous behaviour.