Brooke catches up with Luke and hands him his book back. She says, "All finished. Now it's my turn." Luke takes the book: "Hey, hey, hey, not so fast. Did you like it?" Brooke teases, "Did I like it or did I read it?" He laughs. They walk. Man, I wish I'd learned how to wear heels; the girls in this show are much better dressed than I ever was -- hell, than I am today. She says, "The book's about a guy who loses his integrity and gives in to temptation." She stops and points her finger at Luke: "Which is exactly what I see you doing tonight with me." He laughs again and says, "A deal's a deal, right?" Brooke: "That's right, baby, a deal is a deal."
Rack 'em up and roll. Brooke's wearing an off-the-shoulder black shirt and holding a pool cue. The waitress brings over two pints of beer and says, "Here you go!" She checks their IDs and says, "Thank you, Gretchen and Henry." Yawn. The Dawson's Creek references have really got to stop. It's gone way beyond subversive -- it's just kind of annoying now. Brooke puts the cards back into her pocket and says, "Fake IDs, I used your yearbook picture." Heh. She's crafty! Then she leans over, lines up, and lands the ball in the corner pocket. This one shot is enough evidence for Luke, who says, "I didn't know you could shoot pool." Dude, she's so not playing right now -- ah, the work of a good editor. Anyway. Brooke predictably replies, "There's a lot you don't know about me." And of course, Luke takes the bait: "Like what?" She walks around the table, brushes awfully close to Luke, and makes another good shot: "Like, I love it in the summer when there's heat lightning at night, and up until the fourth grade, I called squirrels 'squellers.'" He laughs. She stands up after the ball lands in the pocket: "Oh, and I love beating boys at pool." Then she teases Luke about smiling, and asks if he's actually having fun. He says semi-defensively, "I have fun!" Brooke laughs: "Lucas, you're like the most serious guy I've ever met." He takes this as a personal challenge and downs the beer. So now both Scott boys are using substances to prove they're something other than what they are -- good messages we're getting this week. Getting loaded equals fun, and speed's the answer when your dad's bugging your ass about basketball. Luke says, "Just as long as you don't feel cheated, you read a book, I drink a beer." Brooke walks over to him: "Oh. Did you think this is the thing you had to do with me?" Luke says bashfully, "Well, yeah." Brooke: "This isn't the thing, this is just drinks before the thing." She grabs her pint glass and says, "Bottoms up."