It must be after school because Nikki's at Jake's door. Unless it's the morning, but that can't be, because Brooke and Luke had to get into the city, see a doctor, and then get back for afternoon practice or whatever they were doing. Jake says, "What do you want, Nikki?" Nikki says, "I think we covered that." Oh, Peyton's there, and she's got Jenny, who is fussy. Nikki hears the baby crying and pushes her way into the room. She wants to hold the baby. Jake stands between Peyton and Nikki and says, "No. No, she's tired, she needs to --" Jake pauses. "Peyton, could you take Jenny to her room for me please?" Peyton says yeah and carts the baby off to beddy-bye. Nikki says snidely, "Is that your girlfriend?" Jake: "She's just a friend, okay. She sits for Jenny sometimes." Nikki butts Jake into the shoulder and walks over to the mantle. She says, "Listen, our little romantic outing to the grocery store got me thinking. You shouldn't have to be using food stamps and paying for everything." Um. When has Jake ever used food stamps? Didn't he say his parents have been helping him out? And, um, didn't Karen give him a job at the Café? Oh, wait, kids in Tree Hill only have imaginary jobs that come and go when they need a storyline to revolve around them. Has anyone seen Luke working recently? Anyway, Nikki continues, "I can help you. I have some tuition money left over --" He interrupts her and says quickly, "I don't want your money." Nikki tells him that it's not fair, that he won't let her be a part of Jenny's life but he'll hand "her off to some babysitter." I'm going to call Jake "Julius" because of that hair. He looks like should be in an arena with some lions and stuff. Maybe wearing a wreath of grape leaves. Ah, Jake, you're hot no matter how I tease you. He says: "Hey! Jenny loves Peyton. She's got a lot of other people who care about her too." Nikki insists, "None of those people are her mother." Nikki turns around and picks up Jake's basketball team photo. She notices Lucas. He barks, "What are you looking at?" She replies softly, "Your life." Jake: "Yeah, it's my life. You notice who's not in it?" Quick cut to Peyton standing at the top of the stairs, holding the baby and listening to what's happening in the living room. Nikki looks wistfully at the photo and thinks of all the mistakes she's made. Yawn. How do we think this is going to end?
One Tree Hill
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One Tree Hill