Luke looks through Peyton's sketches again. He finds one where a lone boy wearing an orange t-shirt stands out in a sea of suits. But wait! Luke's wearing a red sweatshirt. Could there be some sort of artistic symbolic relationship between how he sees himself and how he's seen by the world? Could he and Peyton have a connection through her art? The title of the sketch: "They Are Not You." And whiz, there goes the hammer; it just narrowly missed my head. Karen comes in. She's carrying laundry. She's always carrying laundry. She says, "Hey, I took the night off, I thought I'd take in a basketball game." He says, "Sorry, Mom." Then she apologizes. Then she reminisces. Blah he loved his first jersey, blah he wore it all the time, blah why did he quit the junior leagues? Luke: "I didn't want to see his face." Karen says, "Dan." Luke emotes as a tear forms in his pretty little eyes: "I didn't want to be like him. I was afraid that I'd become him if I played. In the gym, I felt like he had a piece of me. I never felt like that on the playground." Karen thinks a certain someone has taken enough from the two of them. She took the night off to see her son play basketball, the way he used to back when he loved the game. Now that pep talk, coupled with Peyton's sketch, has sealed the deal -- he's back in the game.
Cue up the music as Luke jogs to the gym. But before he does, he hands off Peyton's portfolio to one of the guys who works at Thud. Haley sees him run by, and she smiles.
Nathan walks past his father carrying his duffel bag. Dan's voice has an odd, hollow effect as he tells Nathan not to think about anything -- not Whitey, not his teammates, nothing except for the game. I think Nathan's starting to feel the pressure, because he leaves without his gym bag.