If you missed last week's episode of One Tree Hill, you'll be relieved to know that the one minute recap at the beginning summed up everything that happened...and then some.
But we already knew that I thought last week's episode was painfully boring. Some of you agreed and some of you disagreed. I'll move on.
This week's episode begins by showing us what everyone is thinking when they wake up in the morning. Adorably, Haley and Nathan are both thinking about Jamie (which is as it should be when you have a child), though Nathan next thinks about how hot his wife is. Peyton is thinking about Lucas (shocker), Lucas is thinking about Lindsay (I like that he isn't just going to immediately forget about her), Brooke is thinking about herself...they even throw Mouth, Skillz and Jamie in there, though their thoughts are less relevant.
Early in this episode, it occurred to me that while it's all well and good that Nathan is doing some pro-bono coaching and mentoring, isn't it time for him to make some kind of productive living? I know Haley makes a lot of money from teaching at Tree Hill High and Nathan has a lot of money from never being drafted and all, but come on...However, far more concerning is being told that Brooke is getting a child. For lack of a more eloquent way to say things, was your reaction not WTF? But fear not, we were duped and the child turns out to just be a "practice baby", kind of like taking care of a lost puppy until its rightful owner calls.
Over on the Mouth/Millicent front, they tell each other that they want to take each other into consideration for the future (with moving and all). That's nice, I thought to myself, but have they even done the nasty yet? My question is quickly answered when Mouth asks Millicent to move in, but Millicent says she can't, later admitting that it's because she's a virgin. Millicent agrees to move in though when Mouth tells her that she's wonderful. Someone won't be a virgin for long...I hope you all also noticed Mouth's recycling T-shirt, which I found confusing until the commercial/PSA with Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Galeotti about the importance of recycling. Sneaky subliminal tactics, CW, but I caught you!
Other things that happened:
-Haley wants to be a musician again and gives Peyton a demo
-Dan comes on screen and evil music plays. He also takes a stab at narrating deep thoughts.
-There's a montage of hot nannies interviewing with Nathan and Haley who are all vetoed by Haley because they look like sluts (I thought this segment was funny though). Nathan and Haley ultimately choose Nathan's mother. Deb, where have you been?
-Quentin can't play basketball because his hand is injured and he acts pissy towards both Skillz and Nathan (and I feared Nathan and Q would have a basketball match/pissing contest, but things thankfully did not deteriorate into this)
-Owen leaves Brooke (what? why?) without ever appearing on the screen (I don't know why the show did this, but I don't think Owen was portrayed in such a way that he would act like this even if he did want to break up, so I'm assuming that the dude who played Owen just got another job or something)
-Brooke gets her "practice baby", which is hilariously thrust into her arms at the airport without any paperwork, instructions, transfer of supplies (bottle, toys), etc.
Overall though I thought this episode was a vast improvement over last week's snooze fest. I'd like to throw out there though that Lucas has become pretty irrelevant on a show that used to be mainly about him. As much of this season has been, the episode focused mainly on Brooke and Nathan/Haley, and I kind of liked it that way. Thoughts?