One Tree Hill: Brooke getting married
They didn't even do the traditional TV Wedding Losing of the Rings!
Weddings on One Tree Hill tend to get a little crazy, what with the kidnappings and the fake brides and the getting left at the altar. So we were expecting some serious drama on Brooke and Julian 's big day. We didn't get it, and we're not sure how we feel about that. What about you?
Brooke and Julian
In a normal, every-day type wedding, it might be seen as disastrous if the father of the bride doesn't show, or the groom's parents are sniping at each other, or one of the ushers gets a little overzealous about his duties. In Tree Hill? This qualifies as going off without a hitch.
Yes, it sucks that Brooke's dad couldn't be bothered to show, but we're actually glad that Victoria was the one who walked Brooke down the aisle. She'd been adamantly anti-marriage for most of Brooke's life, so it was good to see her support her daughter in her time of need. Paul and Sylvia were predictably nasty to each other, but Julian unexpectedly developed a backbone and told them to can it for the day. And Skills standing up and bellowing "Don't nobody say nothing!" during the "speak now or forever hold your peace" part? Without that, the wedding would have been positively bland.
The wedding ended up being about exactly what it should have been: Brooke and Julian declaring their love for each other. However, the horrible, heartless parts of us couldn't help thinking "You couldn't have thrown in one tiny bomb scare? Perhaps a plague outbreak? Something that lets us know this is Tree Hill!"
Read on for more wedding hijinks after the break!
Nathan, Haley and Jamie
Jamie is surprised to find out he's got to give a speech. We don't buy it that no one would have told him that, even if Haley is uber-competitive at times. His first draft is horrible and stilted because he doesn't want to sound like a little kid. ("When I first made Julian's acquaintance, I was genuinely impressed with his demeanor.") After Nathan suggests that he pull a Lucas and start off with a quote, Jamie kicks off with something from J.K. Rowling. Fortunately, after that he follows his mom's advice and just tells a story about Julian. How conveeeeeeeeeeeeeenient that Julian had told him the story of the bumper car token and looking for his "other half" just the day before.
Also, no one in the family is kidnapped, and Haley doesn't give birth as she's walking up the aisle. See what we mean about it not feeling like a Tree Hill wedding?
Skills is hilariously overwrought about preventing the things we were hoping for. He's got a metal detector at the door of the church, he's demanding invitations from the people he knows, and he's doing background checks on everyone -- including the groom. Hey, we don't blame him!
Alex thinks about skipping the wedding because Mia and Chase will be there together (even though they're insisting they're going as friends). Quinn sensibly tells her that this is so not about her, and she should suck it up to be there for her friends. That doesn't stop Alex from sulking and being bratty, of course. At the end of the reception, we find Chase and Mia making out in the limo (couldn't they find their own room?) Miraculously, Alex actually says the words "This night wasn't about them, it wasn't about me, it was about Brooke and Julian." Hallelujah! (We'll see if that "not about me" thing sticks. We're not holding our collective breath.)
Mouth and Millie rekindle their relationship and Millie makes a diving catch for the bouquet. If they get married anytime soon, we insist on some sort of traumatic event at the wedding. Finally, Quinn tells Clay that she was stalking Katie, and they get all lovey-dovey. Whatevs.
Highlights, thoughts and odds and ends
Julian wakes up to find Chester the bunny all up in his grill.
Jamie: Sorry, Julian. I told Chester that you and Brooke were getting married today. He's not taking it very well.
Julian: OK. Why would your rabbit have an emotional response to our wedding?
Brooke dancing like a lunatic to Simple Minds was adorable.
Skills: As ushers at today's wedding, we've been given a huge responsibility. And I'm not going to lie to you -- it may be dangerous. But that's why we we're chosen.
Chase: I thought we were chosen because Julian has no guy friends.
Quinn: Can you keep a secret?
Alex: Honestly I'm terrible at keeping secrets. This one time my friend Kimmy told me she'd hooked up with two guys at the same party, and I promised I wouldn't say a word, but then I told like four people in one hour -- and one of them was Kimmy.
Alex, on seeing Quinn's stalker pictures of Katie: You have a secret girlfriend?
While Quinn is taking pictures of Julian and the parents:
Sylvia: The lighting in here is dreadful.
Paul: It's not the lighting, Sylvia, it's the many years that have passed since you were born.
Sylvia: Oh, that's right, I forgot you were dating a fetus. How's that working out for you, Paul?
Paul: She never complains about bad lighting.
Sylvia: She's probably too busy complaining about her homework.
Skills, after the ceremony: No psychos, no kidnappings, nobody got left at the altar. Now it's time to drink and have slutty wedding sex. Where's Sylvia?
It was lovely of Paul to step in for Brooke during the parents' dance. Every once in a while, he does ok.
"Maybe it wasn't about Chase. Maybe it was more about THE chase." Did you get the impression they've been waiting to use that line for years? Sigh.