Back at the Westfield Mall, the police have joined mall security to look for Jenny. Jake arrives looking all agitated. Peyton apologizes. She even uses her hands to show him how upset she truly is about this whole incident. Peyton tells him they only looked away for a minute. He shouts, "You cannot do that!" The cop tells him to calm down, that they've got officers combing the mall right now. Jake says, "Oh calm down, take it easy, what do you think my daughter --" Of course, Nikki picks that instant to come up to them, calmly holding Jenny. She says, "What's up?" Jake shouts, "What are you doing, Nikki!" Nikki replies, "I took Jenny shopping and then we went on the carousel." Um, ew, the same carousel she and Luke did the nasty on a few weeks ago. That's gross. That alone is enough to make her an unfit mother. Nikki looks around and says, "What? What's the big deal?" Peyton screeches, "You stole her out of her stroller!" Nikki defends herself: "No I didn't. I picked her up because you two weren't watching her, and told you I was taking her shopping." Pause. "Besides, she's my daughter, not yours." Jenny's incredibly quiet for being a nine-month-old who was picked up by a stranger and then carted away. Regardless of whether Nikki's the mother, she hasn't been around, and the baby would have thought she was a stranger. Well, the cop finds that fact interesting; regardless of how Jake tells him that Nikki took off and stuff. The cop wants to know who has custody, and when he doesn't get a straight answer, he tells them to take the baby home and work it out. Jake turns toward Nikki and says scathingly, "You are unbelievable. You know that!" Nikki says, "Well, if you'd let me see her once in a while!" Jake stutter-shouts, "That's not going to happen! Not after this!" Nikki doesn't take the bait; in fact, she's cold and calculating: "You think I'm such a bad mother? You've made some pretty bad decisions where Jenny's concerned. I'm not sure I can trust you with her." Nikki! "I'm going to get custody, Jake. She's better off with me." Jake's face looks totally animated with anger. Like he can't believe what's happening. Like it couldn't get any worse. Oh, then Nikki cuddles the baby a little bit, holds her up in the air, and sweetly says, "I'm gonna see you soon, bunny! Yeah! Yeah!" She puts her back in the stroller and struts off like she's the Queen of the Damn Mall. Peyton tries to say something, but Jake's already storming off with Jenny in her carriage. He's pissed. He almost lost his kid to Psycho Nikki, how else would he feel? Looks like Luke's not the only one to screw things up now, hey, Peyton? People in glass houses and all that stuff.
One Tree Hill
Episode Report CardRagdoll: B- | 906 USERS: B-
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One Tree Hill