Flashback to the River Court, where Nathan tosses a ball to Luke. He takes a shot, and misses. Nathan catches the ball and chastises him: "You know, all this working out doesn't mean anything if you can't hit the shot." The Chad steps forward and says, "What's wrong with you?" Nathan: "I'm just saying. It's a waste of my time to get you ready for this game if you can't score when we need it." Luke looks at his brother with a mixture of sibling rivalry and determination: "Give me the ball." It flies through the air, hits a raven or two on its way over to Luke, and lands like a baby in his hands. Luke throws up a perfect shot. They switch places and Luke says, "Now, will you tell me what's really wrong?" Luke tosses the ball back to Nathan, who fiddles with it for a bit before telling The Chad that he's "dealing with Haley." Luke says, "She's still not talking to you, huh?" Nathan launches the ball and it glides through the net: "No."
Cut to Haley surfing through images on her productively placed Cingular telephone. Somehow, Dan appears behind her: "Don't think I haven't noticed your part in all this. You know, Haley, if you're going to manipulate him, you should aim a little higher. Remember, payback is hell." Poor Haley. How stressful, seeing your boyfriend's estranged father hanging out at the school because he's now the basketball coach. Doesn't he have a business to run? And what's up with threatening the girlfriend? She's a sweet, smart sixteen-year-old girl. How manipulative is she, really? Someone needs to take the Sun Tzu manual away from Dan. Not everyone is an enemy. He turns back just before he walks away to get in one final jab: "Oh, by the way, nice tattoo. Real classy." I'll bet Haley's thinking, "Damn you, low-riders, for always giving away my secrets!"