The second half of the game heats up as the Raven really start gaining momentum. Luke passes to Nathan, and he scores. The crowd is on its feet as both Luke and Nathan are working the court. The only problem? Masonboro's leading by five. The clock runs down. Mouth's mouth keeps chattering. And we see Haley for a minute; she whispers, "Oh man, I'm scared!"
Now it's Haley's turn to remember a night a few days ago when she was really scared. She's bending over, whisper-shouting, "Lucas!" She takes a couple steps and whisper-shouts, "Luke! I'm scared." They're in a graveyard. Um, why? That's all I want to know. Whatever, it's a bogus setting, but that's not remotely surprising for this show; they've busted out the clichés on more than one occasion this episode, and I'm sure it's not going to stop here. Maybe it's their homage to Thriller. Haley whisper-shouts, "Luke! This is so not cool. Come out here right now. Lucas Scott!" He jumps out from behind some sort of crypt and yells, "Boogity-blah!" Honestly. That's what he says. She pummels him in the stomach, and he bends over and says, "Dammit! Haley! You're going to kill me. You know you can even die like that." She whisper-shouts, "Well, you deserve it, dumbass, I told you I didn't want to take this shortcut." Maybe it's their homage to Buffy and/or Angel. Luke wants to know why she's whispering, because "these people, they're dead." She walks up close to him and says, "I know but if you keep yelling the stupid zombies are going to hear us." They continue to walk, but Luke wants her to stop so he can tell her something. She walks back to him and jokes, "What is her name and what did you do that you regret?" Luke smirks and shoves his hands in his pockets: "I'm going to Charleston with Keith." All right, for how long? "For good. I'm moving there." Haley's face falls: "What are you talking about?" Luke answers, "Keith got a job in Charleston, and I'm going to live with him there after the season's over." She starts to walk away, but he calls out, "Haley! I need to go. Come on, don't do that." She yells, "Don't do what? You cannot bring me out into the middle of a creepy cemetery and tell me that you are leaving Tree Hill for good, that is not fair." He says, "Come on, Haley, it's not that far, I'll still see you." She cries, "Not like now. Who's going to go thrift store hunting with me? Who's going to buy bad music or go to the campus lost and found and claim weird stuff? Who's going to do that stuff with me?" He says quietly, "Nathan." Pause. "And me too sometimes." He tells her that he's thought a lot of about this lately, and he thinks he'll be a better person if he goes now. But he's going to miss her; she's his best friend, and she always will be. They embrace. Haley cries. He asks if she's okay, but she tells him that she's scared again. Luke rubs her back, but you know it's not going to change anything. He's going to Charleston under the false pretence that running away actually makes you a better person, when in fact all it does is make the people around you either miss you or remember the good stuff -- because without Luke in their faces, they won't remember the bad.