Dan continues berating Nathan about his golf game. I think Dan's confused good parenting with unhealthy competition. I mean, we all know this, but I don't think he truly understands what being a good father is, and that's the real problem. He lets his own insecurities justify his awful behaviour. I'm not excusing him, but we have to have some reasons why he acts like such a jackass. Nathan tries to putt; he misses, and Dan makes an obnoxious comment and tells him that he "fell apart on the back nine." Finally, Nathan can't take it anymore and slices the ball right in his father's direction. Dan freaks out, and then Nathan blasts him: "This whole thing is just another excuse for you to pick me apart and show me how much better you are." He doesn't stop there: "Well, there you go, Dad, you just kicked my ass, congratulations." Nathan starts clapping, as he continues, "It was great, really." Dan tells him not to make a scene. Which I find pretty damn funny -- he's actually worried about how he appears to other people. Nathan ignores him, and continues on his angry tirade: "I almost killed myself for you." What are you talking about? "Drugs, Dad, I took drugs for you." Dan steps forward and insists, "My son would never take drugs." Nathan scoffs, "Your son? It's all about you, isn't it Dad, you know why Mom kicked you out? Because you're a bully and you don't give a damn about anything other than your own ego." Dan asks him to keep his voice down, but Nathan just carries on saying what has to be said: "No, you what you should do, you should give Mom a divorce. Do her a favour and give her a divorce. She's never going to be happy with you. Nobody is." No-o-o-o-o-body. And the applause comes from the cheap seats (well, from me). Good for you, Nathan. It's about time you truly stood up for yourself. It's a shame it had to come at such a cost.
One Tree Hill
Episode Report CardRagdoll: B | 339 USERS: C+
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One Tree Hill