Get ready for the Tree Hill montage
Keith prepares the house for Karen's homecoming. He puts some nice flowers into a vase and sets them on the kitchen table. Then he ponders his future.
Whitey stands in front of Camilla's grave with some yellow roses of his own. He places them on her gravestone, and ponders his past.
Nathan looks through the folder that Whitey gave him and finds the Life List. He reads it, and ponders his future.
Haley bounces the ball in front of the basket, ponders the basket for a minute, and then tosses it granny-styles right into the hoop. The girls cheer her on. She turns, faces the camera, and -- you guessed it -- smiles at herself for actually doing it.
Nathan walks down the hallway. Haley joins him, smiling. She says, "I so owe you." He looks down at her and says, "Good. Because I need a favour."
The let's-ponder-ponder-ponder music plays as Keith saunters up to Dan, who is dumping charcoal onto the grill. It fades as he says, "I, ah, just came to check on you, you know, considering the throwdown with Mom and Dad and everything." It's a peace offering. But Dan doesn't take the olive branch. In fact, he downright abuses his brother over the next few minutes of conversation. I guess that's easier. Dan says, "Oh, so now you're concerned about me, after bringing Whitey to my house last week to antagonize me." Keith didn't think it would hurt. "No, Keith, you knew it would, that's why you did it." Keith: "Okay, whatever, Danny, I just came by to see if you were doing okay, my mistake." Dan goes in for the kill: "Yet another one by you." Keith can't resist the gauntlet thrown down: "You know, it's no wonder you're all alone out here." Dan snots, "You're right, Keith, I am alone, now, but you're alone period. And do you want to know why? Because you're malicious." Snort. As if that's not the pot calling the kettle black. Keith's no more malicious than a Labrador Retriever -- he's a sweet guy who just wants the best for the people around him, and he's not alone. He has Karen, Lucas, Whitey, and even Deb to an extent.