Back at stately Scott manor, Deb is apologizing for not always being there for Nathan, conveniently overlooking the defense that she wasn't there a lot because the two of them appear to be roughly the same age. She invokes the "it was easier to let your big, stupid spoiled father get his way. Sorry!" argument instead. Anyway, Nathan reasonably points out that he's tired of the fighting and feeling caught in the middle of it, and Deb makes her plea for Nate to live with her. He indicates that he's down with that. They stand there and say how much they love each other, but don't hug or anything, because…I have no idea why. It just seems weird that they don't.
Back at Karen's House of Scraps, she and Brooke are bonding while they cut up little strips of paper. Karen's happily recalling how "[Italy] was culinary boot camp" and she used her Sundays to tour the country. Karen says dreamily, "I don't even know how to describe it, Brooke. Like being an entirely different person for a little while." As the two women are gabbing, Lucas decides to sidle on by them, rather than do the brainy thing and leave via the separate door in his room. Love has made him stupid. Karen admits, "I almost didn't want to come back," and Brooke pulls the conversation down It's All About Me Lane with, "Yeah. When things are really special, it's kind of hard to let go." Karen gabs some about Lucas, and Brooke reveals that she's holding out for him to come back to her. Instead, Lucas elects to go back to his room and finally leave out his own special door, wincing in embarrassment at how his mom and his ex are bonding. Or maybe he's wincing in pain.
In any event, he ends up crashing Peyton's place. She's wondering why he's there, what with the doctor saying he shouldn't be out and about. Eh, we've already established that doctors aren't there to be listened to. Jake said so, remember? Anyway, Lucas bleats that he wanted to see Peyton, and she grins, "What are you, crazy?" Quite possibly, yes. Plus it was weird having his mom and his ex bonding in the kitchen. Anyway, Lucas assumes the huddling-sickie pose on the edge of Peyton's bed and admits he can't stop thinking about her, and then, as the closed captioning says, "Speaking indistinctly." Given that the closed-captioner has been so brave as to previously render entire chunks of intelligible dialogue as "whatwho@r dawfrangi st%612relkie,lucas," for these Dadaist professionals to not even attempt to make out what Lucas was saying, it had to be indistinct indeed. But you know, why stop at "speaking indistinctly"? Why not just save some time and skip the typos by writing "Whining incessantly" or "Putting on the smooth talk"? It would be a lot more useful to whatever hardy viewership is actually trying to use the closed-captioning to figure out what the hell is going on.