One Tree Hill: Lying always works out well...
Alas, there are apparently no photographers in Wilmington, NC.
Brooke and Julian get the call from a birth mom looking for adopters on One Tree Hill, so Brooke decides to lie like a rug in order to impress the girl. Um, Brooke? There's this thing called "Google," and kids today know how to use it. Your scheme was doomed from the start. Also, there's baseball and a baby shower, plus lots of prison talk. Yay!
Brooke and Julian and potential baby-mama
Brooke has been through the adoption rigamarole before, so she tells Julian to follow her lead when talking to the birth mom. She proceeds to tell whoppers about her family (the grandparents will be involved and supportive -- total lie), their employment situation (Julian's a big-time director and I'm a fashion designer -- true, but hardly the whole story), and just about anything else that comes up. Hell, she would have lied about her name if she thought it would help.
Chloe the birth mom is suitably impressed, so of course things have to go horribly wrong: Chloe shows up at the surprise shower Brooke is throwing for Haley, and, because no one but Haley knows who this pregnant chick is, everyone behaves like themselves. They talk about prison and jail and former drug habits and unemployment and beer chugging and everything but water-condom fights with Dave Navarro. Oops!
Chloe is appalled, but then Haley steps in with a toast to Brooke that mentions how she saved Jamie's life, and Brooke comes clean about her past. Brooke also tells Chloe how much she'll love and support and care for the kid, which eventually sways Chloe. Chloe knows that people make mistakes (she, after all, is pregnant at 19), and she wants parents who can deal with that with their child. Brooke and Julian are going to be parents!
Read on for Kellerman's surprises, Millie's inadequacies and Jamie's Triumph of the Adorable.
Nathan and Clay and Ian Kellerman
Shockingly enough, Ian is just as obnoxious as his dad ("I guess that the Kellerman apple doesn't fall far from the douchebag tree," Clay says), but Nate wants to give him another chance. Ian shows up at Jamie's Little League tryouts and is adorable with the kid (although really, who can resist Jamie's charm?) , which seems to validate Nate's instincts. Then there's bonding over bad dads and sports, and Ian asks them to represent him. We can, says Nate, but it will probably piss your dad off. This is obviously catnip to mini-Kellerman. Sold!
Clay and Quinn
At the shower, all the girls are asking Quinn when she's getting a ring -- something that makes Quinn very uncomfortable. She DID leave a pretty long-term marriage last year, which is bound to make one a little gun-shy. But perhaps supernatural encouragement will change her mind? She and Clay drive by the lovely grove they visited when they were both in comas, which makes them all happy and shiny. Whatever.
Mouth and Millie
Millie is shocked to learn that TV reporters are expected to write their own stories. We're shocked she got hired as soon as her bosses found this out about her. She freaks a bit, but fortunately, Mouth is being his wonderfully supportive self -- he writes the stories for her and helps her practice on camera. Mouth? That's sweet, and all, but if she can't do the job, she shouldn't have it.
Haley's getting clingy and needy as her pregnancy wears on, which is driving Quinn crazy. Also, Quinn is a terrible liar. Chuck is a terrible ball player and a poor sport, but he still makes the Little League team, along with Jamie and Madison and kids we've never seen. Victoria is upset that Brooke's not returning her calls (We're confused as to why Victoria is still around.) Haley gets Quinn's blessing to name her daughter Lydia, like their mom. Jamie gives his sis-to-be the sweetest pre-birthday present ever. All together now: Awwwwwwwwwww!
Highlights, thoughts and odds and ends
Brooke, rehearsing for the adoption interview: If I could wrap my childhood up in a bow and give it as a gift, I would!
Julian: What, with the mother in prison and the absentee father?
Millie looks like she's regretting going into work, since it should be Mouth's job. Millie! Someone in your apartment needs to be more than marginally employed! Fortunately, Mouth agrees, telling her to "Do it for the green pistachio muffins!"
Haley is all pumped up about Jamie's Little League tryouts -- she's got a "Team Scott" baseball cap and "Jamie's Mom" baseball shirt. Jamie sensibly tells her to stay home -- that much enthusiasm is embarrassing!
Julian helps out with Little League tryouts, much to Brooke's surprise:
Julian: Just because my area of expertise is more in the butterfly-catching aspect of the game does not mean I will not be an asset. I'll give them a pep-talk during intermission.
Julian: All right! [Whistles] Let's get this audition started!
Nate: Julian, there's no whistles in baseball.
Clay: Or auditions.
Julian: Eating ice cream is the best thing about little league. Except for maybe catching butterflies.
Brooke was seriously pissed about what happened at the shower: "Millie basically told her that we're destitute while joking about her drug problem, and then my mother showed up yelling about prison!" Thing is, none of that is (1) untrue, or (2) their fault. You did it to yourself, Brooke Davis, and you're lucky Chloe is ridiculously understanding, (And that the state apparently has no say in the process.)
Apparently Professor Kellerman did teach his dog to ride the skateboard. Huh. We wouldn't have thought he had it in him.