And the montage music revs up.
Haley lies in bed that night, thinking.
Luke lies in bed that night, thinking.
Luke gets up and goes into the kitchen, only to find his mother there making some tea. He's surprised to see her; she's worried she woke him up. Blah she can't sleep, blah she's worried blah. He asks what she's worried about. She gives a pat answer about how she's a mother and therefore she worries about everything. And we all know where this is going -- TPTB just wanted to heave on the guilt before the real fireworks started. So, Luke says he needs to tell her something and that she should probably sit down. She prefers to stand. His face falls. He says, "This is going to hurt you, Mom, and I'm sorry." What happened? He says, "Brooke's pregnant." Karen's first response? To slap him hard across the face. Oh, boy. Looks like it's going to hurt Luke a lot more than Karen. She quickly apologizes. He half-cries, "I guess I deserved that!" Then he runs away. Heh. Oh, The Chad, The Chad, The Chad is just so bad, so bad, so bad, so bad! Karen races after him. Luke holds his face as he walks into his room, moaning. Karen says, "Oh, Lucas, I didn't mean it!" He says, "I'm pretty sure you did." She cries, "No! Do you understand? This is exactly what I didn't want for you! Have I been talking to myself the last few years? You have so much left to do in life, so does Brooke." She embraces her son and moans, "Oh god! You're both just too young for this!" Luke tells her not to cry. Karen sits down and cries out: "I cannot believe this is happening?" He sits beside her and says, "How close was I not to existing?" If I could turn back time? Wait, that's not nice, this isn't an issue to joke about -- but wait, if they're making such a mockery out of it, why can't I? Because I should rise above this melodrama and make a good, solid point about how accidents happen and the results are tragic, but good grief, where's the birth control? And why wasn't that the first question out of Karen's mouth? So, Karen sighs and tells Lucas that she decided she really wanted him in her life, in her future. She whisper-cries, "What does Brooke want?" Luke mutter-cries, "I don't know." Then he shoves his hands between his legs and starts rocking. Oh, The Chad can't handle the emotion too well. He screws up his face and starts blubbering. Karen embraces him and he emits a painful "What am I going to do?"