The two of them happen upon Lucas, probably listening to his "P.S. Whatever" mix and reading Jack Kerouac. Brooke slides into her "flirtatious" personality as she says, "Hey, Broody." Her talent for nicknames tends to lend itself a bit too much to the obvious. Hey, TPTB, just to let you know, I'm available day or night to brainstorm better nicknames and comebacks than Luke's barely-registering "Hey, Cheery." What's up with that? Call me, 1-800-Ragdoll. Luke pulls the headphones out of his ears, says hey to Peyton, and then looks her up and down. Brooke leaves after asking if she'll see Peyton at practice. I guess Peyton's still a cheerleader; good to see that visibly troubled portion of her personality still firmly fitted into acceptable society. She can't hate it that much or else she'd have quit by now. Any. Way. Peyton sits down across from Luke and asks, "So, what's the deal? Are we going to hang out at this annual Scott money burn, or what?" Luke: "Yeah, right. Like I'm going to spend my Friday night with Nathan and Dan. I'd rather stay home with The Great Gatsby." Hold on! Whoa! Stop the presses. Is the literary reference du jour in some way implying that Dan is Gatsby -- all that money, no happiness -- and we can all feel the emptiness of the Jazz Age through the pain in Dan's eyes? Yawn. And is Lucas working his way through all of the American classics this semester? Sigh -- well, at least he's reading. Peyton: "You know, I read a book last night." Really? Okay, everyone, catch up quick, Peyton's using innuendo. It's shocking, honestly. Shut up, Peyton's innuendo. Blah about a girl and a guy, blah weird connection, blah all this drama, blah ex-boyfriend, blah the guy's brother, blah climax at this party at their evil dad's house. Luke smiles. "Huh. What happens in the end?" Peyton presses the button marked "coy" and replies, "You're just going to have to show up to find out."
You know, I'm loving how they start the show with the last-weeks and then run the credits. I can just fast-forward through both of them and save myself the agony of ever listening to that theme song again. Please let me know if you actually want me to recap it. I'm here to please, people.