Woda's got the team sitting down on the bleachers after practice. Jake's not there. Where's Jake? Why did they only bring him back as a teaser? Woda lectures, "When you leave this gym today, I want each one of you to look at the sun, because if you lose to Cove City on Friday, I can pretty much guarantee that sun will not rise the next day." The boys chuckle. Woda barks, "That's not a joke!" Oops. It's probably not a good idea to interrupt Whitey the Great in the middle of his speech to end all speeches. "I've coached some great players and some great teams in this gym, but not one of those great players or great teams has finished the season undefeated." Insert dramatic pause here. Well, I'm upset that they're showing most of the team, a lot of kids that we've never seen before -- except Dim, of course -- but there's no Jake. If they can get Dim fulltime, why can't they get Jake? Does he have more important things to do than become the object of my infatuation? I think not. Oh, wait, is Whitey still talking? Blah they may be the first, blah two things, blah separating them from greatness, blah one Cove City, and blah two is the boys themselves, blah get to work, blah better win that game, blah or else blah.
The bell rings, and Luke chases after Brooke because she's delicious. She's wearing a reddish-coloured warm-up suit. I'm still wondering how jogging pants have become so fashionable these days. Brooke's red knapsack totally clashes with her outfit, but whatever. That's not important, right? What's important is that Luke was looking for Brooke, that he's got a book to give her (John Steinbeck's The Winter of Our Discontent) because, I guess, they were talking about it while they were looking after Peyton. Brooke's got her flirt on; after Luke says that he's got something for her, she replies, "I know you do, gorgeous." A caterpillar has manifested itself underneath Saint Luke's bottom lip. He hands her the book and says, "It's that book I was telling you about, thought you might want to check it out." Brooke says sexily, "Oh, I definitely want to check it out, I suppose I could read the book too, but what are you doing to do for me?" Luke's intrigued: "What do you mean?" She holds up the paperback: "If I read the book, you do something for me." Like what? "I don't know, something fun." He takes a millisecond to think about it and then agrees. Brooke jokes, "Should we shake on it or just make out now?" And just like that -- it's all about Brooke; Peyton's just a mere dusty memory in the back of Luke's, ahem, mind.