Now we're in Keith's apartment, back in the middle of that heated conversation he and Karen were having. She says quietly, "I told him he could join you in Charleston." Keith says, "I want you to know, I'll protect him with my life this time." Karen cries, "I know you will. Otherwise I wouldn't allow it." Keith and those damn feet. He looks at them more than The Chad shoves his hands into his pockets. Karen continues, "You once asked me if I could ever trust you again, and you need to know if this was anybody else, I wouldn't let him go." Keith half-smiles and says, "That means a lot to me." Karen's eyes well up again and she says quietly, "I guess I should go then." She walks to the door, turns back around, and gives Keith an overwhelmingly tearful goodbye; she also tells him she's sorry. Karen leaves, and Keith looks at the picture again. He says under his breath, "Me too."
Haley and Nathan are back at his apartment. They're soaking wet. Nathan gives Haley a towel. She giggles and says, "That was a nice walk." He sits down on the bed, laughs, and says, "Uh, yeah!" Nathan's wet shirt is now off, and Haley can't help but be totally enthralled. She looks at him like she might just eat him whole. He looks back at her and says, "What?" Haley bites her bottom lip and then pulls off her shirt. She's got a strange half-camisole, half bra thing on; it's not so flattering, but Nathan's mouth drops anyway. She throws her shirt away as he says, "Haley?" She dives on him and tells him it's "okay." They start kissing, with Haley on top of Nathan and his arm tight around her. It's very sweet, and sensual at the same time. I honestly can't believe I just wrote that down. I feel like a dirty old lady. Please pause for the commercials as I compose myself.
So, The Chad's in a movie with Hilary Duff. The Chad and The Duff. Looks like a Cinderella story, all right. Happily ever after, although they both look like they're forty and shouldn't really be in high school any more. Yawn.
We're back in the game. Mouth tells us that the Ravens lead a close game by two as we come up on half-time. Tim passes to Luke, who puts up a perfect three-pointer. It's half-time. The scoreboard sits with Ravens at thirty-four and Masonboro at twenty-nine. Nathan fist-punches Luke (in a good way); Dan punches the air and says, "Yes!" And the boys are generally happy about their score at half-time. On the way to the other end of the court, the Mean Mason bashes his entire body weight right into Luke's bad shoulder. He hits him so hard that Luke doubles up in pain and drops to his knees. Nathan immediately defends his brother by shoving the Mean Mason and starting a brawl between the two teams. Dan walks toward the fight and sees Luke doubled over in pain on the floor. We see Peyton stop mid-cheer as she sees what's going on. Fade to black.