One Tree Hill (2003–2012): Season 8, Episode 5 - Nobody Taught Us to Quit - full transcript

Nathan decides, after checking Jamie and Haley will support him, to leave basketball on account of a medical condition. Clay has transferred his clients 'during recovery' to his old agency, but approves of last star Nathan's choice, which is then announced on TV. Chase is far from amused discovering that the job he gave Alex is an ideal preparation for a part she never told him about. Julian supports Brooke, who gets flack from ma in jail, when she decides to sell the company and private assets to pay all investors back. Julian also starts a documentary and takes Nathan's cue to make Mouth its reality-subject.

Dear Lucas, well, I've been
volunteering at a crisis center

for a couple of weeks now.

I'm struck by the number of people

who are struggling in this world.

And as much as that saddens me,

i'm also humbled by their strength

and the courage they display

in the face of their struggles.

Crisis intervention.

How can I help?

Erin: Hi. Is this Haley?

Y... uh, yes. It is. Hi.

It's good to hear your voice.

How are you?

I've been better, that's for sure.

In high school, my
parents lost their fortune

and it was difficult.

I remember feeling so
helpless and thinking,

"I want to build something, own something,

so this never happens to me."

And here I am.

Where is here?

My company, Clothes Over Bros,

declared bankruptcy...

♪ Off I go ♪

which would have allowed
me to keep the company...

♪ Where I fall ♪

but our investors would lose

♪ is where I land
♪ all of their money.

So I've decided to pay them back...

every penny.

♪ Where I fall ♪

but to do that,

I have to sell the company...

and deplete my personal fortune, as well.

You're going to give away your money

so that they don't lose theirs?


And you have no obligation to do this?


Then why do it?

Because it's the right thing to do.

♪ But never tie us down ♪

I've been asking people this question.

It's sort of the point
of this documentary.

It's a simple question,
and I'd like to ask you.

♪ Off I go ♪

What comes next?

♪ Where I fall ♪ I don't know.

♪ Is where I land ♪ for me...

I get to go and visit my mother in prison

and tell her that I sold my company.

Good times.

Did you do it yet? Did you do it yet?

No. I told you I'd wait, and I waited.

Sweet. It's gonna be so gross.

It's gonna be totally gross.

Come on, chop-chop.

[ Sighs ]

You know, on second thought,

I think I'm just gonna leave it.

Oh, no, you won't.

The doctor said that you
have to change the bandages

every other day,

and it's been three days already.

Okay, but Clay's probably
coming home today.

You know, it can be something
him and I do together,

like a... like a bonding thing.

Some couples go bowling.

We'll change each other's gunshot wounds.

Besides, it feels kind of oozy.

Awesome. Let's see it!

Quinn, I am a mother, and I
volunteer at a crisis center.

This is a piece of cake for me. Let's go.


It's not that bad, right?

I'm gonna throw up.

Passing out here.

[ Gags ]


[ Intro to Ray Lamontagne's
"For the summer" plays ]

Mouth McFadden.

Spending a little time in the past?


I still come out here to think, you know?

I miss it.

How 'bout you? One last look before camp?

Nah. I just came out here to think, too.

Anything I can help with?

Better be careful, Mouth.

The last time you
helped me, you got fired,

and now you're sitting
out here at the Rivercourt

looking kind of creepy and stalkerish.

[ Chuckles ] This is true.

You're on your own this time.

♪ That likes to be alone ♪

Sometimes I wonder if I had to
do it all over again, if I would.


Well, I don't know if
I ever told you this,

but I respected you so much

for refusing to report that story.

And I know a lot of other people did, too.


I just wish one of them owned a
tv station now and could hire me.

- How's that going?
- Eh, not so good.

I have a website where
I do this sports podcast,

but pretty much the only hits I get

are from Millie pretending
she's not Millie.

♪ And I'm tired ♪

Well, for what it's worth,

I think the answer is yes.

If you had to do it again,

you'd do it just like
you did the first time...

'Cause that's who you are.

And that's a guy we all like and respect.

♪ For a little while ♪

♪ get back to loving
each other ♪ [ Sighs ]

I just wish I was doing better.

♪ Leave all those lost
and lonesome miles ♪

How you doing without your
computer and cellphone,

Mr. technologically grounded?



Did you tell Clay yet?

Why do you ask?

Well, at the risk of
losing my Playstation,

you avoid things, dad. It's what you do.

I do not, you dork. Now come over here.

♪ I have learned ♪

♪ some things worth telling ♪ look...

Clay is healing right
now. He's recuperating.

So I have to be respectful of that.

So you didn't told him yet.


You guys crack me up sometimes...

you and mom and Aunt Quinn.

You worry about stuff
that doesn't really matter.

Yeah? Well, you're short.

Yeah, but I'm fast, and
your back is messed up.

You make a good point.

Okay, I'll talk to Clay.

I wish you were a Bobcat, dad,

and I know you do, too.

And I figure if you're not playing,

you must really think it's for the best.

♪ I can slow down ♪

And if I can understand
that, Clay will, too.

♪ Get back to loving each other ♪

♪ leave all those long
and lonesome miles ♪

[ smacks glass ]

"Closed over bros"?

♪ Behind ♪

"Closed Over Bros"!

What the hell is wrong with you?


I am rotting in a prison!


And you give away my company?!


Our company.

It's unforgivable.

It was the right thing to do.

Screw the right thing to do!

I'm in prison!

Those people believed in me, mom.

I believed in you, too.

Look where that got me.

I leave you alone for a few days

and you go back to being that stupid girl

who follows her heart.

I never cared for that version of you.

I never will.

Don't visit me again.

♪ And you'll follow her ♪

[ door closes ] ♪ you'll find a way ♪

♪ you love her and you
just wanted to know ♪

♪ can I have everybody's
attention, please? ♪

♪ if you're not like this or that ♪

♪ you're gonna have to leave ♪

♪ I come from the mountain,
the crust of creation ♪

♪ the whole situation
is made of Clay ♪

♪ I don't want to be ♪

♪ anything other than me ♪

♪ I don't want to be ♪

♪ anything other than me ♪

♪ one Tree Hill 8x05 ♪ nobody
taught us to quit original air date on October 12, 2010

Hey, Nate.

Hey, man. What's going on?

Ah, nothing. Just came
from seeing Clay, actually.

I wanted to talk to him
about the documentary...

the whole "What comes
next?" theme seems to apply.

You didn't say anything
about me retiring, did you?

No, I figured you hadn't told him yet.

- Why's that?
- Jamie says you avoid things.

I'm totally gonna take
that kid's Playstation.

[ Chuckles ]

Well, if you do, maybe he could use this.

My dad was a lifelong pirates fan.

When I was a kid, he gave me this glove

and said it once belonged
to Roberto clemente.

It must've killed him that
I was such a horrible player.

I thought Jamie might like it.

Are you sure about this, man?

This is probably worth a lot of money.

Yeah, but it'll be worth a
lot more when Jamie goes pro.

Besides, that glove belongs on the hand

of someone who loves the game.

Me, I used to stand out in right
field and Chase butterflies.

[ Chuckles ] Trust me.

The glove respects what I'm doing here.

I'm sure it does.

It probably didn't respect

that you brought it
here in a purse, though.

That's a man bag.

If that's your story.

Just take the glove, man.

I'm sure he's gonna love it. Thank you.

Oh, and as far as your documentary goes,

you should consider Mouth.

Talk about a guy who's starting over.

Thanks. I will. Good luck with Clay.


It is a man bag, by the way.

Oh, you mean that purse?

Well, well.


Check this out.

[ Groans ]

Right-side entrance wound...

right-side exit wound...

right-side kidney transplant.


[ Chuckles ] Right.

I'm done.

Word on the street is
you get to go home today.

Yeah, I think so.

Well, I'm here for you, buddy.

I know, but you shouldn't be.

You got to get to camp,
man. You have a contract.

You have a nice, new contract.

And speaking of which,

I hope it's not too weird for you,

but my former employer

is gonna be reppin'
you for a little while.

I see? Why?

Because I got shot.

And they offered to represent my clients

until I was feeling up to it,

and I think it's the right thing to do.

Aren't you worried about those
guys stealing your clients?

Yeah. But what am I gonna do?

I can't represent anyone right now.

I can barely eat applesauce.

You know, and anyway,

if a client's gonna leave, they'll leave.

At least I'll always have you...

Unless you don't go to camp.

Hey, listen, Clay, about that.

I know how hard you worked
for me to be a bobcat,

and that will always mean the world to me.

But the doctors say that
my back is getting worse.

And I've been doing a lot
of soul-searching about it.

I think it's time for me to stop.

I'm sorry, Nate.

That's got to be really hard for you.

Dude, don't say that.

Why not?

Because I've been worried sick

about how much this was gonna hurt you.

Me? Why... because of the new contract?

Yes, because of the new contract.

Nate, you're my best
friend... and my best client.

But your health comes first.

Your family comes first.

How long have you known this for?

About my back?

Pretty much since you got shot.

Ach! You see, this is what you
do, man... you avoid things.

I do not.

Yeah, you do. Even Jamie knows it.


We've established that, thank you.

You're a warrior, Nate.

Man, I'm proud of you.

And you're doing the right thing.

As a matter of fact, if I'd have known

there was any concern about your back,

I wouldn't let you play this year.

♪ I will give... ♪

Thank you, Clay. That means a lot.

♪ I will give you rest ♪

any idea what you're gonna do next?

Yeah. I'm gonna help my best friend rehab.

Did you see me own
that apple-sauce earlier?


Very strong.

[ Insects chirping ]

Haley: Ugh!

I thought you weren't coming.

"Under the bridge"? Really?

What? We always came here.

You and Peyton always came
here. I was tutor girl.

I wasn't cool "hang out
under the bridge" girl.

I've been searching under
every damn bridge in Tree Hill.

The homeless love me by now.

Sorry. I turned my phone off.

We can talk now, Brooke Davis.

Crisis intervention. How can I help you?

So, I told my mom I'm
selling the company...

and she yelled at me.

Your mom always yells at you.

Not like this.

She was really upset...

like, "no going back" upset.

Brooke, if your mom
hadn't made the choices

that she made in the first place,

she wouldn't be going to prison,

and you wouldn't have
to sell your company.

This is all her own fault.

I know you're right.

It's just...

after all the success...

after all the money...

the press, the awards, the celebrity...

it's just been about
getting my mom to love me...

to tell me she's proud of me.

That's all it's ever been.


That's all it ever is.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Hmm. I should really start a
crisis hotline for my friends.

It's called your phone number.

Tell me about it. Come on.

[ Rock music plays ]



Sorry. What, uh... what's going on?

Don't look at the bar.

- I said don't look at the bar!
- Okay. Sorry.


I need you two to be honest with me.

Do you think they're
sleeping together yet?

You can look at the bar now.

No. No, you're fine.

I think they were having
sex before he knew her name.

♪ Every day I want you near...
♪ we're talking about Alex.

That's what I thought.

So I made this voodoo
doll of her. Check it out.

♪ ... Far and long ♪


So... here's what we're gonna do.

I'm going to book you a
show somewhere... anywhere...

and you're gonna get
away for a little while.


Because you're going a little crazy.

And you... your mother was always a bitch,

and you should suck it up
and have a drink if it helps.

You work at a crisis center?

Yes, I do.

Well, those people are screwed,

kind of like Chase, there.

♪ ... Reach down... ♪

I'm sorry. It ju...

See? Crazy.

Come on.

♪ Rise up over our heads ♪

[ knock on door ]

Hey, Mouth, I just wanted
to talk to you about...

Sure, come on in.

Do you want a beer or a soda?

Uh, no, thanks. I'm good.

Do you have any beer or soda?

Uh, no. Sorry.

That's okay. Have a seat.

Actually, I just wanted to talk to you

about this documentary...

I'd love to. How much does it pay?

Well, nothing right now. We're just...

Fine, I'm in, under one
condition... we start today.

Okay, well, I got a couple
things I got to go do.

Dude, do you know how lonely I've been?

I haven't had a couple
of things to do in weeks.

So how 'bout you just clear your schedule,

grab your camera, and
let's shoot this bad boy.

Listen, Mouth, maybe you should
think about it. Come on, man.

I need this.

♪ ... See our light ♪

Hey, gorgeous.


How you feeling?

Lucky to be alive.

And to be here with you
in all of your oozy wonder.


I talked to Jamie.

Oh! Gross.

I don't want to talk about it.

Sorry I'm not so pretty for you.

If that's your story. Come here.

You know, before you walked in,

I was lying here worrying about
ISC stealing all my clients.

And then I thought...

"I'm lying here... alive."

And not just that, but I get to go home

and wake up next to you every morning.

That's about as close
to perfect as it gets.

Even on the days when your
bullet wound is festering.


Oh! "Festering" is a horrible word.

I don't want to fester.


This is a miracle, Quinn James.

Let's try to remember that.


But I still don't want to fester.

I think that's fair.

Mouth: Okay. I'm coming out.

Mouth, I don't need you to
tell me when you're coming out.

I just need some footage
of your everyday life.

You know, just act like
I'm not here and be natural.

Natural. Got it.

Okay, here I come.

♪ The river gives rise... ♪

Wow. Big day in the market.

That's good. Yeah. Yeah.

Ooh! Been a little sore from working out.

I like to keep in shape,

keep everything looking
good, feeling good.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Excuse me.

♪ Calm, cool, and collected ♪


Dude! I'm surprised
you still have a phone.

Aren't you homeless yet?

Nah, just, uh, just checking my stocks.

Kind of crazed.

If by crazed, you mean
lonely, horny, and desperate.

Anyway, I was thinking about
it, and I want to help you out

so I can probably find you a few hours

if you're still up for it.

It's a job offer.

They've been chasing after me for a while.

It's just bar backing at first,

but we'll have a good time,
and it'll keep the lights on.

What do you say?

Well, I appreciate the offer,

and I like what you guys
are doing over there,

but you just need to call my agent.

Your agent? Right.

I'm sure he's gonna want his 10%

every time you clean the toilets
or wipe the puke off the bar.

We can negotiate that in good faith.

Okay. Here's the thing.

I know unemployment sometimes
leads to crack smoking,

and I understand that,
but I kind of thought

you'd be a little more excited about this.

So now I just need to hear you say,

"Chase, I'm your bar
back," and the job is yours.

I can't commit to that right now.

[ Cellphone beeps ]

They'll get back to me.

♪ Do what the river say ♪

Magnum condoms.

Well, that's embarrassing.

What are you doing?


The clothes, the hair, the
condoms for the larger man.

What? You said to act natural.

This is who I am. This is how I dress.

There's a price tag on
the back of your jacket.

Yeah. I can't remove it.

I got to take it back after we're done.

Mouth, this only works if I can film you

doing whatever you do on a daily basis.

Do you know how boring that's gonna be?

Come on. It can't be that bad.

Man: It adheres to the
tiniest hairs on your head...

You know that peach fuzz you always see?

It actually thickens hair
many, many, many times over.

It actually builds on itself,

[ dial tone ] Giving you
great, great-looking hair.

[ Telephone beeps ]

Spray it on. Basically let that dry.

You're right. This sucks.

What do you think of that, folks?

[ Applause ]

Yeah, we're very excited.

Okay, great. Thank you.

Mm-hmm. Talk soon. Bye.


Do I avoid things?

You didn't avoid that question.


- Hi, baby.
- Hi.

No, I don't think you avoid things.

Thank you. That's what I
said, but apparently I do.

Anyway, I talked to Clay.

Oh, you did kind of avoid that.

Was he disappointed?

Yeah, for me. You believe that?

He was so incredibly gracious,

I just guess I should've
known he would be.

What's going on with you?

Not much. Just booked a
show for Mia in Portland.

Oh, nice. You gonna go?

I don't know.

You should go.

Pretty soon you're gonna be all
cooped up with the pregnancy.

You should go... have some fun.

I'll stay here with the boy
and take care of Clay and Quinn.

Well, maybe I will.

♪ Just wondered ♪

One more thing.

♪ Where she'd gone ♪

Come with me.

♪ ... Ever since that day
you have been too afraid... ♪

this is a little game

I like to call "make any shot
and do whatever you want to me."


Is my girl frisky?

Crazy frisky.

I like this game.

♪ She won't let go ♪

You made me nervous.

[ Sighs ]

Ooh, look at that.

I do like this game.

Mia: She's staying!


She's referring to Alex.

Looks like she's gonna
be in town for a while.

Well, it's a good thing we're not.

You're playing the K-100
festival in Portland.

No, hales, I have to stay here.

Why? So you can spy and pout

and stab voodoo dolls in the face.

I don't think so. Portland. You and me.

It'll be fun. Come on, let's go.

♪ You did not even cry ♪

I feel bad for Mia.
Alex's powers are strong.

I would know.

And yet you're the one
with the engagement ring.

Not bad.


Even if you did get it from Julian.


[ Chuckles ]

Hey, you know what sucks?

Being the only one who's giving
up something that they love.

Oh, and being the only one who
has a love/hate relationship

with their parent who's in prison.

Wait a minute, you have one of those, too.


How you doing with that?

Not great.


Well, something tells me that
Julian's gonna be there for you

and that you're gonna be just fine.

♪ And saved you before... ♪

But just in case, we're still here, too.

Thanks, Nate.


[ Cellphone rings ]

Nathan here.

Tell 'em no.

- Hmm?
- ISC.

They called and said they'll
be handling your clients,

and I told them I was retiring.

Did you tell them why?

Yeah. I told them all about my back,

and you know what they said?

They said that you should risk it

because it's a new contract.


What do you expect, Nate?
Those guys are agents.

Those guys are douche-bags.
You're an agent.

I wouldn't let them
anywhere near your clients.

Nate, I can't even get around.

Yeah, but I can.

Look, you asked me what
I was gonna do next.

Let me help you.

Come on, you can run everything
from your beach house.

And when you can't, you
just show me the ropes

and I'll go where you need to be.

Clay, you named your agency
"fortitude" for a reason.

Tell these guys to go
screw themselves... again.

We can do this.

No. Right hand.

What you reading?


I mean, it's a script,

but I get sent a lot of scripts, you know?

So it's not really a big deal.

Anything good?

No, not really.

Look, if... if it bothers you,
I won't bring them into work.

Alex, it's fine. I was just curious.

And by the way,

you look amazing today.

Well, you are amazing today.

And you kind of were amazing last night.

Don't tell the boss about that.

♪ All right ♪

♪ there's something
wrong with this plot ♪

♪ the actors here
have not got a clue ♪

So, you sure you don't
want to stay and hang out?

Uh, yeah, the thing is...

[ knock on door ] Thank God.

Dude, can you get that?

And if they ask for me, say I'm out.

No... say I'm at work.

♪ Da da da da-da ♪

The rent's a little past due.

♪ Da da ♪

♪ da da da da-da ♪

♪ da da da da-da ♪

♪ da da da da-da ♪

Hey. Took my advice, huh?

Yeah. Thanks a lot.


Nate. Come on in.

What are you doing here?

Do you know what fortitude means, Mouth?

Sure. It means, um...

Facing adversity with
courage and strength.

Well, I'm hoping that's
what we're both doing here.

Nate, could you just go back
out and do all that again?

If I were a baseball, where would I be?

What's going on, Jim-Jam?

Nothing. Just thinking
about dad and the bobcats.

Are you sad 'cause he's not playing?

Not sad. Just worried.

What are you worried about?

Well, remember the last
time when he couldn't play

and he was in the wheelchair?

- Remember how sad he was?
- Yeah.

I remember that, but that's
not gonna happen again, babe.

Why not?

Because last time,

basketball left your dad.

And this time, your
dad's leaving basketball.

We're all gonna be just fine, okay?


I can't guarantee Chester's
not gonna start drinking.

- Mom!
- I'm just saying!

He was a big fan of the
fact your dad was a Bobcat.

Come here.

Goodbye, sterling-silver wedding gifts.

Goodbye, Willy Wonka chocolate fountain.


Goodbye, Kings of Leon
singing our first song.

Not you.

Not yet.

You make sad look beautiful, Brooke Davis.

What's going on?

My mom yelled at me for
giving up the company.

She called me stupid.

Yeah, well, your mom can
be a real bitch sometimes.

Okay, let me get this straight.

Victoria lies about your
profits, gets you arrested,

then she yells at you

for giving up your own
money and your own company,

a company you built and
you love more than anything,

to fix her mistake?

Do I have that right?

So are you gonna tell her how
screwed up that is, or am I?

I thought I told you not to visit me.

I know what you said.

And if that's what you want,
then that's what I'll do.

But before I go, I just
need to tell you something.

All my life,

I've tried to make you proud of me.

Every decision I've made,

every success, every failure,

I've wondered what you will think of me.

And I think I've done pretty well.

I understand business.

I understand what we could do.

I also understand what's fair,

what's right, and what's honorable.

Do I want you to accept
this and to support it

and to be proud of me for it?


But if you don't, it
doesn't matter to me...

maybe for the first time.

Oh, that's fine, mother.

Roll your eyes.

But hear me when I say to you

that today was the last time

you will ever call me stupid

or speak to me the way that you did.

I love you, mom.

But if you can't accept this,

the decision I've made,

then I won't visit you,

and you are not to visit me...

not for my wedding,

not ever again.

What comes next is up to you.


Someone makes standing
up look kind of sexy.


You ready to go?

Yeah. This is for you.

[ Laughs ]

A little birdie told me
for some crazy reason,

that you were feeling self-conscious

about your injuries.

I don't know much about fashion,

but I do know that no woman alive

wears a dress like the one I love.

And nothing's ever gonna change that.

It's amazing. I love it.

But I love you even more.

Well, that's good.

Here's what I'm thinking.

You put on that dress.

I'll get my suit on.

And let's get the hell out of here.

And we're not leaving
in that thing, either.

You sure?


They wheeled us into this place.

We're walking out.

God, you amaze me, you know that?

I'm just getting started with you.

[ Applause ]

What'd you expect... confetti?

♪ October's got those orange eyes ♪

♪ but somehow I still lost sight ♪

♪ when you lifted the lid
off of my pumpkin head ♪

♪ and kissed me goodnight ♪

♪ should it be a Thorn in my side ♪

♪ we never quite broke that horse ♪

♪ she slept in the
cul-de-sac, right ♪

♪ seven miles from my front porch ♪

♪ bundle up and come with me now ♪

♪ down the road to
the burnt-down barn ♪

♪ we could make a blanket of coats ♪

♪ and breathe our souls into
the neighbor's front lawn... ♪

When's the movie start?

What movie?

About "Maggie,

the young but hot bartender

with eyes that hint at a broken past."

You read my script.

You weren't supposed to read that.

You weren't supposed to lie
about it, either, were you?

I'm an actress, Chase.

You can't get mad at
me for taking a movie.

I'm not. I'm... I'm happy
you're taking a movie.

You just didn't have to lie about it.

I didn't. I mean, I... I didn't mean to.

Did you know about it before
you took the job at Tric?



But it's not like that.

They didn't even have financing at first,

and it wasn't supposed to
start right away, if at all.

So, when does it start?

I have to leave next week.

Hey. I still have a week.

We still have a week.

I like you, Chase...

more than you know.

So can't we just make
this next week amazing

and then figure it out after that?

I'll come back to you.

We can make this work.

[ Sighs ]

I don't think so. No.


You shouldn't have lied to me, Alex.

How you doing?

I'm okay...

As long as we never leave again.

That was a long climb up those stairs.

Come on. You should get some rest.

♪ ... Stand there in
the thin winter light ♪

♪ oh, God, that curve in your spine ♪

♪ a question mark ♪

♪ a doctor sign was
framed by the windowsill ♪

♪ and you saw something
I did not end that night ♪

♪ you saw something I
did not end that night ♪

We're gonna be okay.

♪ The stitches in
your winter clothes ♪

♪ your cello bows ♪

♪ we stole your hair to make them ♪

♪ we're sorry for the iron shoes... ♪


My dad got me into a
peewee basketball league

when I was 4 years old.

I've been playing organized
basketball ever since then.

And in the back of my mind,

I always knew it was gonna
come to an end someday.

I just... I didn't
know it would end today.


Your son is worried about you.

He wants to know that you're
gonna be okay without the game.

How's his mom doing?

She's fine.

And she knows that her
man is gonna be just fine.

I will be...

because of you.

♪ ... The cross-beats aren't so slow ♪

♪ it's moving in your bloodstream ♪

♪ God is moving in your bloodstream ♪

♪ where the cross-beats
aren't so slow ♪

You look nice.

Thanks. So do you.

Nathan has his press conference.

Yeah, me too.

Seems like a lot of things are ending.

Or beginning.

Do you remember when you started all this?

I remember the day,

because we were in our apartment

and you were sad about a boy

and I told you, "focus on your talent.

Everything else will work itself out."

And it did.

Well [Clears throat] Now I'm
here to tell you the opposite.

Don't focus on your work.

Focus on your life.

You're young and beautiful,
and you're in love.

You have a wedding to plan.

You have an amazing man who loves you.

Focus on that... on Julian.

Everything else will work itself out.

Bros over clothes?

[ Laughs ]


Bros Over Clothes.

[ Sighs ]

Come here.

[ Aqualung's "lost" plays ]

Nathan: Letting go is never easy.

As athletes, we have an expiration date,

and even if our professional
careers are substantial,

that expiration date comes pretty early.

Sometimes our... our hearts are willing,

but our bodies say no.

And that happens to be the case with me.

Because of this, I'll be
leaving the game of basketball.

Brooke: Obviously, there
are things I regret...

Things I would like to take back...

Things I would change if I could.

But we all have to live

with the residue of our choices...

And the consequence of our actions.

♪ ... All this beauty,
all this magic... ♪

I know that some of you
may be concerned for me,

concerned that I might
struggle with the fact

that my career has been cut short.

As Lou Gehrig said,

"today I consider myself the luckiest
man on the face of the earth."

♪ ... I know I'm not tired of you... ♪

Finally, I won't be taking
any questions tonight.

Instead, there's a long interview

conducted by Mouth McFadden

♪ ... Makes you pull yourself away... ♪

I won't be taking any questions tonight.

But I just want to ensure
the investors of my company,

now my former company,

that you will all be
paid back in full... 100%.

Our mistakes shouldn't cost
you a penny, and they won't.

People say, "it's just business.
Don't take it personally."

Well, I think business
is as personal as it gets.

Just because the system allows it,

it doesn't make it right.

♪ ... I've been missing you,
you got lost along the way ♪

Nathan: Some people never
get to touch their dreams...

Never get to know what that feels like...

♪ ... If only love was enough ♪

♪ I could reach you... ♪

Never find that thing they love

or get to do it for a living.

♪ ... I know I'm not tired of you ♪

♪ but maybe you got tired of me ♪

♪ it seems like every
little thing I do... ♪

So, is it a tragedy to have
that taken away from you?


The tragedy would be
to lie awake at night,

wondering, "what if?"

♪ ... But you only see
the gray, oh, no... ♪

I guess we can't have the pine-apply cake

or the red-velvet cupcakes.

[ Laughs ]

I was so proud of you tonight.

I am proud of you.

And I can't wait to marry you.

♪ ... Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah... ♪

Come to bed, girl I love.

♪ ... Makes you pull yourself away... ♪

Brooke: For those of you
who believed in me once,

I hope you can believe in me again.

For now, I say goodbye to
this chapter of my life.

♪ ... Oh, no... ♪

Nathan: So, for now,

I say goodbye to this chapter of my life.

♪ ... Oh, oh, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ oh, oh, oh, ooh, ooh... ♪

Brooke: And I look
forward to what comes next.

And I look forward to what comes next.

♪ ... If love was enough ♪

♪ I would reach you ♪

♪ I could reach you ♪