Keith's packing up his apartment when Luke comes by for a visit. Keith says, "I just ordered some pizza. Interested?" Luke says, "Sure." Luke launches right into a discussion about Dan and how he wanted shared custody. Keith smiles and says, "Oh, is he spreading that lie again." Luke tells his uncle that Karen says it's actually the truth. "What, like how he called her from college." Luke explains, "No. Dan wanted joint custody. I thought you knew that." No, Keith didn't know that, which means it will now replace Lost Love as Issue #1 in this week's episode. Luke asks, "Do you think things would have been different if Mom would have given him a chance?" Keith says quickly, "What, like the chance he had with Nathan?" Luke wants to know what Dan was like back then. Because it's easy to see a guy who never cared, and to hate him because of that, but knowing this now changes everything for Luke. Even though, as Keith points out, he's still a jackass. Luke says, "I know he's a bad guy. But maybe he just made some poor choices and it got out of control. I mean, I've been doing that myself." Keith points out the obvious flaw in Luke's argument: "You're not Dan." Okay, this is exactly what would have happened if had Dan gotten joint custody of Lucas: First, Deb would be pissed off. Second, Dan would have bought Luke expensive stuff to piss Karen off and "buy" his son's love. Third, he would have pitted both boys against one another in everything they did. Fourth, he would have consistently made Luke feel like a bastard child, and blamed him for everything that went wrong in his life -- like he does now, only on a much more intense basis. So, in the end, I don't really see why everyone's making such a big freaking issue with a capital "I" out of this "secret." It's not like anything would have ended up differently. Luke would have ended up as screwed up as poor Nate. Anyway. Keith continues, "The man's whole life is poor choices." Luke says, "Well, maybe that's just it, maybe this is the one that changed him." Keith lets out a long breath meant to signify frustration, and probably a bit of disappointment that Karen kept something else from him all these years.
One Tree Hill
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One Tree Hill