One Tree Hill (2003–2012): Season 1, Episode 19 - How Can You Be Sure? - full transcript

Lucas believed he saw more then an auction slave's duty when Nathan kissed Peyton, but confronted Nathan is convincingly indignant. Brooke and a test kit tell Lucas they're expecting a baby...

What do you mean, you think?

I mean I’m late.

Like, late.

Did you take a test?


Okay, um.

Look, we have to know, okay?

Maybe it’s a false alarm, you know?

Come on. Drug Store’s still open.

We’ll do it together. Okay?

Marry me.

I don’t know what to say.

Well, yes would be a good start.

It just seems so out of the blue.

After 15 years?

Look, Karen, when you left for Italy we had a future.

We’re still the same two people who stood at that airport.

I was the man who was in love with you.

And I still am.

I love you too, Keith.

You’re my best friend.

You’ve been a wonderful father figure for Lucas.

But the time away, the distance, it gave me a new perspective.

- On us?
- On everything.

Tree Hill is such a small part of the world.

And maybe it’s where I belong, but there’s so much more out there.

Italy was the first time since Lucas was born that I’ve spent any time alone.

I realized I only know my self as Lucas’ mother.

I’ve got to find the rest of me.

You mean the world to me, Keith.

But I’m sorry.

I can’t marry you.

It’s positive.

Oh my God.

I’m pregnant.

Come on.

I know you’re still mad at me. Okay? But I’m here for you.

Alright, we’ll go to the doctor tomorrow. In the city. I’ll take you.

- I’ll take myself.
- Brooke.

I’m just as scared as you are. But I want to help.

Please. Just, trust me.

Yeah cause that worked out so well for me the last time.

Hey you, wake up.

- Hey.
- Hey.

I didn’t even hear you come in.

Well you didn’t hear your alarm clock either.

That’s cause it didn’t go off. Everybody gets up at six. Geez.

Well, time to get up.

I am up.

- Come here.
- Oh yeah?

Oh, I’ll get that.

You want me to start your shower?

- Uh, yeah. Thanks.
- Okay.

So, what happened?

The nurse said they’d call me in a few hours with the results,

and then she asked me about the father.

What did you say?

I told her the sorry bro hoe kicked my ass to the curb.


So this whole thing with Haley really was just your way of messing with me, huh?

What’s your problem now?

I saw you making out with Peyton last night.

Look, maybe you’re a little slow, but we kissed because it was the auction rules.

I know what I saw.

I’m about to beat your ass, man.

I promised Haley I’d give you a break, that’s about the only thing that’s saving you right now.

Look, I kissed Peyton like you kissed Haley. That’s it.

What are you so tweaked about?

Never mind. Sorry.

What do you want, Nikki?

I think we covered that.

Let me hold her.

No, no she’s tired. Peyton, could you take Jenny to her room for me, please?

- Yeah.
- Thanks.

Is that your girlfriend?

She’s just a friend, okay? She sits for Jenny sometimes.

- Relax, I’m just asking.
- Nikki...

Listen, our little romantic outing to the grocery store got me thinking.

You shouldn’t have to be using food stamps and paying for everything. I can help you.

- I have some tuition money left over...
- I don’t want your money.

Jake, this isn’t fair.

Now you won’t let me be a part of my daughter’s life but you’ll hand her off to some babysitter?

Hey, Jenny loves Peyton. She’s got a lot of other people that care about her too.

And none of those people are her mother.

What are you looking at?

You’re life.

Yeah, that’s my life. You notice who’s not in it?

Brooke, hold on. Still no news?

Did I come find you?

Well where are you going?

Away from you.

Hey, come on, you can’t cut me out of this. I’m just as worried as you are.

Oh really? Or are you just worried that having a kid might deflate your market value?

That’s not it.

Oh that’s right, you’re not on the market anymore. You’re a one woman kind of guy.

Speaking of which, how is my former best friend?

Peyton has nothing to do with this, okay?

Not yet. Maybe you can pull a Dan Scott and knock her up too.


Or maybe then you can move on to random bar-sluts. Oh wait you’ve already done that.

Better be careful, Danny Jr., never know how many kids you’re going to end up with.

Oh yeah, that’s real nice, Brooke.

And by the way, it’s not like I’m the only guy you’ve ever slept with.

What’s your point?

How do I even know it’s mine?

It’s the doctor. Hello?

Yeah, this is Brooke.

Okay. Thank you.

Trust me, it’s yours.

Oh, that reminds me.

How did you get in here?

Door was open.

Why? Who were you expecting? Another high school boy with his pants around his ankles?

What do you want, Dan?

I want my son to come to his senses. Have you seen his apartment?

Yeah, I dropped off some food.

Did he ask you for any money?

No, but I gave him some.

Oh, that’s great. That’s great. Don’t you ever want him to come home?

I want him home as much as you do.

But for once in his life you need to let him make his own mistakes.

Right, you bring him food and cash and I’m the one who needs to let him make his own mistakes.

Oh and by the way, you can tell your friend Karen, her son was coming out of a family planning clinic.

With a date. Is that the kind of mistake you had in mind for Nathan

You hungry?

Oh, I’m hungry for you.

No I’m serious. We can heat something up, or go out and eat if you want to.

What’s wrong?

Nothing, I’m just hungry.

I don’t buy it. Talk to me.

I just don’t feel like making out, that’s all.

You realize you just said that, right? Since when?

Since you got my jersey number tattooed on your ass.

Oh. Above my ass, actually.

When did you see that?

This morning.

Does that bother you?

I’m just confused as hell.

I mean you’ll do something that permanent, but you won’t have sex with me?

You can get a tattoo removed, Nathan.

- Sex is a really big deal for me.
- I get that.

- That’s why I haven’t been pressuring you into it.
- The way you’re not pressuring me right now.

I’m going to heat up some food.

- Brooke.
- I’m busy.

Look, don’t shut me out on this, okay? We can deal with it together.

We’re not together, remember? You dodged the bullet just in time.

Hey. Nathan told me about the fantasy kiss scenario you thought you saw.

Were you high?

The kiss didn’t mean anything, I wouldn’t do that to Haley.

Yeah, I guess I overreacted.

- She’s gone, you know.
- Huh?

- Brooke.
- What?

Why do you assume I’m looking for Brooke?

Because you are. She still freezing you out?

- Yeah, sort of.
- Me too.

Do you want to talk about it?

I think I’ve screwed things up enough as it is.

- Yeah, me too.
- And worse than that.

What? Worse than the death wish best friend love triangle?

What’d you do? Tell her she was fat?

Okay look she’s pissed at me too but she’s still my friend.

What’s going on?

What were we thinking, Peyton?

You and me, or you and Brooke?

All of us.

I guess we weren’t.

I like that. What color is it?


Did Nathan ever cheat on you?

Where’d that come from?

I just wonder if, maybe he’s going to start looking somewhere else for what he’s not getting from me.

Hm, the big bad sex issue.


I mean, we start making out, and it’s great,

and I totally get into him, and then I just hit this point.

I bet he loves that.

Yeah. I guess I just always thought I would wait until I fell in love,

and got married, and then I met Nathan and everything got really confusing.

It was never something I had to deal with right away, it was always a few years off.

- And then all of a sudden…
- It wasn’t?

I’ve been down that road.

I don’t know if I’m ready, Peyton.

Or maybe you’re just not sure if Nathan’s the right guy.

No, I’m... I can safely rule that out. He...

I can’t breath when I’m around him and when I’m not around him I want to be.

I’m just, I’m totally in love with him.

Well then you’ve gone further with him than I ever did.

Be careful with those knees.

Trust me, I know.

I also know what it’s like to be sidelined with an injury.

I wouldn’t wish it on anyone who’s serious about their game.

How’s the shoulder?



You know, I saw you at the clinic the other day with that girl.

I don’t have to tell you, you’re turning into my area of expertise.

You know, Lucas, one day I woke up and I was looking down the barrel of a life I couldn’t control.

Maybe you find yourself in the same situation.

I just thought you could use some advice.

I can see that you’re scared.

But don’t let that fear cloud your vision.

You know I asked your mom to get an abortion.

She said no. She was too emotional.

If she was thinking clearly, she would have done what I said.

So your advice is to have an abortion.

The way you would have aborted me.

You’ve got a lot of life yet to live, Lucas.

Don’t let this girl make the same mistake your mother made.

Cause if you do, you’ll be paying for it until the day you die.

I’m glad you came by, Keith.

I’ve been so caught up in my own problems, we haven’t had a chance to catch up.

Well you might as well hear it here.

I asked Karen to marry me.


She said no.

Oh, Keith I’m so sorry.

You know, you never picture it.

You run it through your mind a thousand times over fifteen years.

You know how the moment will feel when your love agrees to be your wife.

But you never see her saying no.

Well, you’re still an important part of her life.

That won’t change. She needs you.

Well maybe she needs me.

But she doesn’t want me.

I’m sorry.

What did Lucas say?

I don’t even know if she’s told him yet.


Ohh. Looks like I missed the party.

You weren’t invited. You should have called.

Why? You don’t call back.

I had to run a credit check to get your address. Your mother wouldn’t give it to me.

Hey. You think you’re ready for this?

I’ve got news for you, son. Playing house costs a lot of money.

Okay, so I‘ll get a job.

Oh great, what’s that going to do to your game?

It’s okay to be irrational every once and a while. But have you thought this thing through?

I give you a week out in the real world.

You know what the best part about having my own place is, dad?

- I can ask you to leave.
- Fine.

But the beach house will be there for you when you hit rock bottom.

And you will.

Who are you calling?

Jake, maybe?

Look, I know you baby-sit Jenny but, I’m back now, so Jake and I won’t be needing you anymore.

Oh, and if there’s anything going on between you and Jake,

well you’re not going to be a permanent part of my daughter’s life,

so if I were you I wouldn’t get too attached.

If I were you, I would walk away.

You have to know you’re temporary, right?

I mean, all the babysitting in the world isn’t going to make you Jenny’s mother.

All the eyeliner in the world wont make you anything other than a psycho stalker bitch.

Friend of yours?

It’s Jake’s ex.

All of a sudden she’s trying to deal with her issues and I think I’m one of them.


So you’re talking to me?


There’s some stuff going on and I don’t know what to do.

I screwed up, I can’t even say it.

Is it about Lucas? Cause he was really upset yesterday.

I thought you and Lucas weren’t together.

No, we’re not. We were just, um...

You know what, for get it, Peyton. You are the last person I should be talking to.


Yeah, I didn’t want to tell anybody but...

Hey, I didn’t want to tell anybody either but I felt a lot better after I did.

What does Brooke want to do?

I don’t know. She won’t talk to me.

What do you want her to do?

How do I answer that?

I’m just walking around like a zombie right now.

I guess I want whatever’s best for her.

Does she think she’s going to have it?

You know, Nikki and I, we talked about not keeping the baby.

Yeah, so did Dan and my mom.

But how screwed up is that, huh?

If she had listened to him I wouldn’t be standing here right now.

Well, Luke, I don’t want to lie to you. If Brooke has this kid, your life, it’s going to change.

Where’s your head at?

My head says we’re not ready to be parents yet.

I can’t even take care of myself. Plus there’s college.

Not just for me but for Brooke, too.

God, my mom is going to freak out.



Are you kidding?

I’ve got to sell the car to pay for the apartment.

What is your dad going to say?

He can say whatever he wants, it’s still my car.

You know, if you need some extra money I could always be your sugar mama.

What’s wrong?

Nothing, it’s just I’m...

You said you weren’t ready so I’m trying to respect that.

So we can’t even kiss now?

No, I’m just trying to make you comfortable.

I’m sorry, Nathan, I know this is so not fair to you.

No. Actually it’s not fair to you.

- I just...
- Just, don’t apologize, okay?


Hey. Did I wake you?


Sometimes I can’t sleep. I just lie awake and worry.

What are you worried about?

I’m a mother, Lucas. I worry about everything.

What are you doing up?

There’s something I have to tell you.

You should sit.


I think I’ll stand.

This is going to hurt you, mom. And I’m sorry.

What happened?

Brooke’s pregnant.

Oh my God, Lucas, I’m sorry.

I guess I deserved that.


Look, I didn’t mean it Lucas.

- I’m pretty sure you did.
- No, I didn’t! It’s just that...

Do you understand? This is exactly what I didn’t want for you.

Have I been talking to my self the last few years? You have so much left to do in life.

So does Brooke.

Oh God, you’re both just too young for this.

Don’t cry, mom.

It’s just that I’m scared for you.

I cannot believe that this is happening.

How close was I to not existing?

Dan wanted to have an abortion, mom.

Why didn’t you listen to him?

Because I realized that I wanted you in my future.

What does Brooke want?

I don’t know.

Oh she must be so scared.


What are we going to do?

Alright, hot off the grill, my friend. I super sized it.

Not hungry.

Alright, more for me.

So, uh, I’ve got to ask you kind of a personal question.

Just out of curiosity.

How many times per minute do guys think about sex?

- Per minute?
- Yeah.

Elle magazine said that guys think about sex like every, 30 seconds.

You’re thinking about having sex with him.



Look, it just keeps coming up. And...

Sorry. Wrong words.


it’s not my place to tell you how to live your life, Hales.

But for what it’s worth,

I wish I would have waited.


All I’m saying, is just look past the moment.

If you’re not ready, then just wait.


I didn’t hear you come in.

I didn’t make any noise.

Your father stopped by, he wanted you address but I wouldn’t give it to him.

- He found me anyway.
- Sorry.

Nathan, you can come home anytime, you know that right?

I’m still here.

I don’t want to come home.

You know, I walk around this empty house and it doesn’t seem real.

I wish I could go back and do things differently.

I need to ask you a question.


Why’d you do it?

- What?
- Cheat on dad.

I was confused.

We were married so young and suddenly I was a wife

and a mother before I was my own person.

But when we grew up, we grew apart.

Why, mom? Why did you guys grow apart?

I wish I knew, Nathan.

But none of that makes what I did right.

Cause you were married?

Because I had a commitment to him. And to you.

Those moments of what I mistook for happiness weren’t worth the cost of hurting someone I loved.

And losing you over it now.


Hey, stranger.

How’d you find me?

I found out you were on Jake’s basketball team, after that it didn’t take a private eye.

Oh, you know Jake?

Pretty well, actually.

Jenny’s my daughter.

Small world, huh?

Oh, look, Jake’s a good friend, okay? I had no idea.

And neither did I and that’s why I don’t want you to say anything.

I didn’t know who you were.

Lucas, I’m trying to get my family back together, and it’s not going so well.

Remember that night? What you told me about your dad? How you feel about him?

I don’t want Jenny to ever say the same thing about me.

I still have a chance to correct my mistake, Lucas.

Please, don’t say anything.


Hey, Luke.


I called you a couple of times. How’ve you been?

Nah, I’m good, it’s just, I’ve been dealing with some stuff.

Yeah, me too.

It’s really good to see you. How’s the rehab going?

Oh, it’s good. It’s good. It should be ready for the playoffs.

Yeah, you look a lot better.

Sit down.

How’s everything else?

Like what?

Like the rest of your life. What’s going on?

There’s something I wanted to ask you.


When my mom got pregnant, and Dan left,

why didn’t you? Why’d you stand by her?

Well, it was the right thing to do.

And I loved her, and I wanted to protect her.

But, she really didn’t need it.

She’s pretty tough, huh?

Your mom could have been anything in this life.

Yeah, if it wasn’t for me.

Luke, you’re the best thing that ever happened to your mom. Trust me.

Look, Keith, I just wanted to apologize.

For the way I acted when my mom was in Italy. Brooke and all.

That’s water under the bridge. No damage done, right?


I should take off.


Uh, Luke.

You know I’m proud of you, right?


And I’ll always be there for you.

You know, even if I’m not around as much.

Yeah, I know.

- Is everything okay?
- Yeah, everything’s good.

- Okay.
- Alright, I’ll see you.

See ya.

- Nathan, I know I’m driving you crazy.
- No you’re not.

- Do you think that I’m a tease?
- Stop it.

Well what do you think?

I think that you’re my girlfriend, and I like to spend time with you.

Look I just don’t want to push you.

- You’re not.
- But I am.

Haley, you got a tattoo for god sakes.

It just freaks me out a little bit,

because obviously this whole thing with us means a lot to you.

I just don’t want to do anything to pressure you.

Or drive you away.

Even though sometimes I can’t help it.

Just like I can’t help that I fell in love with you.

Cause I did.

I love you, Haley.

And it scares me, a little bit,

but, there it is.

Wow. There it is.

I love you too.

- Something I can help you with?
- Not really.

I just wanted to thank you for filling in some of the blanks for me about how you felt

- when my mom got pregnant.
- Glad to be of help.

How’s that situation with Brooke?

None of your business.


Isn’t that why you really came here?

You know, before this happened to me,

I never quite understood how you could be so selfish.

Everyday of my life I wondered.

Until now.

Now you see the other side.

Yeah, I guess I do.

Don’t be so quick to judge me, Lucas.

It’s easy to have all the answers from a distance.

But everybody makes decisions they regret.

Me. Your mother. Keith.

But we learn to live with it. It’s part of life.

Not my life.

Not yet.

Yeah. Yeah, I felt that once.

Then I grew up.

I was hoping you’d come by soon. We obviously need to talk.

I’m going to make a change, Karen.

What do you mean?

Well, I woke up this morning and everything just felt far away.

And then I went outside and for the first time, Tree Hill didn’t feel like home.

And I just thought, why am I still here? You know?

I never planned on spending my whole life here, and...

I just needed someone to remind me.

And you did that.

And it’s okay.

Are you leaving?

There’s not time like the present, right?

Keith, this isn’t because of me.

No, it’s because of me.

You did me a favor, Karen. By going to Italy, and by saying no to me.

You woke me up. And I appreciate that.

Where are you going to go?

I don’t know.

But I got to say.

It feels really good to have options.

What part of stay away from me do you not understand?

Just give me 60 seconds, okay?

I’m sorry but argument cutoff was 9 o’clock.

Well, I don’t want to argue. You don’t even have to say anything. Just listen.

My dad didn’t want me, okay?

Not just that he didn’t want to claim me, he didn’t want me to be born,

I always thought that when I started a family I’d be, older,

and settled, and I’d be...

In love?


- But so did my mom.
- Lucas...

No, this whole thing scares the hell out of me, okay?

But whatever you decide to do, I’ll be there.

And if you’re not ready, then you’re not ready, but if you want to have this baby,

then so do I.

And whatever it takes for me to be a good father, I‘ll be there.

Always. I promise you.

I won‘t let you down.


I lied.


I’m not pregnant.

- But I saw the test.
- I know.

Then when the doctor called he said I wasn’t pregnant, he said that can happen.

Okay, no, no, no. I was standing right there when he called.

And you had just called me a slut.

So you lied to me to punish me?!

How could you do that?

How could you cheat on me with my best friend?!

Brooke. I never meant to hurt you.

That doesn’t really matter, Lucas.

Cause in the end it all hurts just the same.

Brooke’s not pregnant.

It was just a scare.

Are you okay?

Not really.

Mom, thanks.

For what?