Live-Blog: One Tree Hill 7.16

8 02 2010

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EPISODE 7.16: My Attendance Is Bad But My Intentions Are Good

  • Previously On: Grubbs is playing on the piano, Miranda stealthily watches, Millie is arrested, Victoria gives Millie her job back, Julian tells Alex he put up the funding for the movie because he believes in her, Julian asks Brooke to design costumes, Julian is going to direct the movie, Quinn gives her ring back to David and says don’t give it to Taylor, Julian starts filming
  • Taylor is dressed in somewhat slutty pajamas in Naley’s kitchen
  • Quinn is doing a cross-word.
  • Where was Taylor last week? Are we supposed to think she’s been staying there this whole time (if so, why?) and if she was, where was she last week? If not, why did she return?
  • Q1: “David left me.” “Smart move.”–Taylor and Quinn
  • Quinn is surprised Taylor is looking for sympathy from her.
  • Taylor says no one’s left her before.
  • Q2: Oh, look. 9-Across. Superficial bitch. T-A-Y-L-O-R–Quinn
  • There’s no cereal left and both Haley and Jamie is POed.
  • Haley laughs when she hears Taylor and David broke up. She then fakes sympathy.
  • Nathan and Jamie decide to go out for breakfast as the sisters continue to battle.
  • Victoria is impressed when she sees Millie in bright and early.
  • Millie seems to be going at a rapid-pace and Victoria wonders if she’s back on coke.
  • Millie says she’s just working hard to prove herself.
  • Q3: Promise me when things get hard, you won’t disappear into some dark alley. You can talk to me.–Victoria
  • Aw, Victoria!
  • Millie promises.
  • Miranda finds flowers in her office.
  • Clay is on the phone discussing a deal.
  • Jamie and Nate show up, planning to eat breakfast there.
  • Clay saying hi to “J.Scott” reminds me too much of Lucas and Jamie. Sad.
  • And the three of them having breakfast together like that. Sniff.
  • Brooke goes into Julian’s office and asks how things are going.
  • Julian says he’s struggling with dialogue. It doesn’t seem honest.
  • The scene is “the one where he lives her.”
  • Q4: All girls understand the moment when there’s another girl.–Brooke
  • Q5: “I was thinking he doesn’t stay enough. She needs to know that he loves her. And if she doesn’t know, he’s got to convince her.” “What are those words?” “I don’t know but he has to find them.”–Julian and Brooke
  • Aww. Subtext.
  • Haley and Quinn show up at Clay’s, joining the breakfast. Kind of cute.
  • The girls say they’re hiding from Taylor.
  • There’s a knock. It’s Taylor!
  • Q6: “Really, bitches?” “Language!”–Taylor and
  • Taylor says since the girls ditched her, it will just be her and mom.
  • In walks Lydia!
  • Jamie is ecstatic.
  • Haley is happy, too.
  • Hugs all around.
  • Alex tries on a costume for the movie.
  • Julian tells Brooke that she needs it to be sexier but not sluttier.
  • Brooke adjusts the shirt and pulls up the sleeves-there are the scars.
  • Awkward!
  • Julian leaves and the girls discuss clothes.
  • It’s kind of nice to see them “working” together again.
  • Alex says she’s sorry Brooke and Julian broke up. A sweet sentiment. I’m sure Brooke doesn’t believe her, though.
  • Lydia is walking on the beach with Quinn and Haley and Jamie.
  • Lydia tells Haley she should have more kids–she’s not getting any younger!
  • Haley says Quinn isn’t either. LOL
  • She runs after Jamie
  • Lydia says she always thought David and Quinn would have lots of kids.
  • Quinn tells her about Taylor and David.
  • Lydia says Clay is cute. Quinn agrees and says she’s happy.
  • Quinn asks Lydia if she’s okay without Daddy. WHAT HAPPENED TO JIMMY?!
  • Death? Divorce? I hate that Haley’s parents have been MIA all these years with nary a mention. I think the last one was in season 3.
  • And why did it have to be Quinn that revealed that info to us? It should’ve been Haley.
  • Grubbs walks into Miranda’s office and says she seems scared of being his girlfriend.
  • Um, what?! They went from flirting once–maybe twice–and her sneakily watching him play the piano to them talking about being a couple?! It feels like we missed stuff.
  • Miranda says he’s the one that’s scared–he’s talented but won’t make a record.
  • He says it’s too personal.
  • Julian and his dad are filming a scene with Alex.
  • His dad says they are on take 14 and she’s still not getting it.
  • Alex says she can’t get there emotionally.
  • Julian coaches Alex to say the line.
  • Q7: “Sure, help me. Clean me up. Make me immaculate. Fill me up with your promises.”–Alex
  • She’s crying now.
  • Damn, wish I got the whole quote.
  • You know she’s crying because her feelings for Julian brought it out and the words apply, in her mind, to her and him.
  • They re-do the take and it’s perfect.
  • Julian hugs her after and she smiles.
  • His dad is happy.
  • Brooke is watching from a bar. She looks proud of him but frustrated by their connection.
  • Brooke is now at Tric.
  • Grubbs tells her to stick with water. It’s safer. LOL
  • He asks if she wants to talk to him about what’s wrong.
  • Brooke says she took a job to be closer to her ex but being closer with him is hard.
  • She apologizes for being the girl at a bar who unloads on the bartender.
  • Grubbs says understands as he wrote an entire album about a girl but she’s with someone else now.
  • He says the girl used to tell him she missed him and he could tell she meant it but one day she stopped saying it and he knew she was gone.
  • Aww, Grubbs!
  • Millie walks into a support group meeting and asks the guy in charge to sign her paperwork. She’s not staying.
  • She says its was “just a small driving incident.” Oh boy.
  • Lydia is sitting with Clay.
  • She says he makes Quinn very happy.
  • Q8: She means the world to me.–Clay
  • Really, already? One minute they’re having the relationship move at lightspeed, then they’re slowing down and then they move fast again.
  • And why are we getting a Lydia-Clay scene before a Lydia-Nathan one? Priorities are so off these days.
  • OMG. Lydia says Jimmy died a few years ago! It is HORRIBLE that they completely skipped over this and now it’s coming out with Clay of all people!
  • I am incredibly POed right now.
  • Lydia is telling Clay their spouses would want them to move on with dignity and grace. And what he’s doing with Quinn is very graceful.
  • Gossip Girl promo! A new one! I’ve got chills!
  • Haley comes into Miranda’s office.
  • Haley tells Miranda she’s chipper.
  • Miranda wants Haley to convince Grubbs to record.
  • Haley doesn’t know why Miranda needs her help.
  • She says it’s because Grubbs thinks she’s his girlfriend.
  • Haley teases her about having a boyfriend.
  • Jamie and Nathan come onto the set/Luke’s house.
  • Q9: This is so cool. It’s exactly like Uncle Lucas’ house!–Jamie
  • Heart meet dagger!
  • Julian tells Jamie he can be his AD. Cute.
  • Nate tries to do a  movie quote (like Julian did during the camping trip) and he fails. LOL
  • Nice to see them interacting again, though!
  • Millie comes to see Alex on set.
  • Alex says Millie is in a bad mood.
  • Millie is definitely in a bad mood. She insists again she doesn’t need to go to the meetings. She just has small problems.
  • Alex says she feels like a terrible actress.
  • Millie reminds Alex she’s “Alex Dupre.”
  • Alex tells Millie that the big problems the people at the meeting have started out as small problems.
  • Alexander shows Brooke new clothes from the men’s line. She loves it. They compliment each other on their awesomeness.
  • Alex walks over for help with her costume.
  • Alexander calls Alex hot. They flirt. Alex leaves.
  • Q10: “Another guy hypnotized by Alex. She’s like a freakin’ siren.” “There’s no girl as alluring as you, Brooke Davis.”–Brooke and Alexander
  • Brooke thanks him for all his help, since he’s been there for her and all, going beyond just filling designer duties.
  • He says it’s no problem and kisses her on the cheek.
  • Julian sees from afar.
  • Julian tells Brooke Alexander is a tool.
  • Brooke calls him a good designer.
  • Brooke tells Julian she was going to tell him he did a good job with Alex and directing.
  • Julian asks if this is too hard on her and she says she’s doing okay.
  • She walks away.
  • Julian’s dad asks him why he’s driving a truck instead of his Mercedes.
  • He says he sold it to finance the movie.
  • His dad says Alex needs to be better or the movie will be at risk.
  • Alex overhears.
  • Jamie has a little camera and he’s filming.
  • A little Brooke-Jamie scene! I miss those!
  • And now a Brooke-Nathan scene!
  • Q11: I’m working with my ex in my ex-ex’s house.–Brooke (It was something like that.)
  • He asks how she’s doing working with Julian. She says she’s fine.
  • He offers to “knock some sense into the guy.” Aw!
  • Seems the producers are getting some messages on what the fans want but not others. I guess we should be happy some things are being implemented.
  • Millie is working at CoB when a customer asks if she was the model for the Zero Is Not A Size campaign.
  • She says she does a lot for the company.
  • The customer and her friend whisper about her.
  • Millie looks uncomfy.
  • Alex confronts Julian on selling his car.
  • He admits he put all his money into the movie.
  • She asks him why.
  • He says because she put everything into the script and he knows she won’t let him down.
  • Now we get a Haley-Lydia scene. About time!
  • Lydia says Naley is doing such a great job.
  • Haley says she’s very grateful for Nate and Jamie.
  • Lydia says Haley is acting like her “sister’s keeper.”
  • So true. I don’t like it, either. I think they’re taking advantage of Haley. Anyway.
  • Q12: I don’t speak Taylor fluently and I need you to translate.–Haley
  • Lydia says Taylor follows her heart without thinking twice.
  • Haley says she doesn’t think once. LOL
  • Haley asks why Lydia has come to visit.
  • She says she’s been visiting all the kids.
  • Q13: Started with the oldest, finished with the best.–Lydia
  • Miranda tells Grubbs he should “man up” and make a record with her, noting that it’s okay if his music is personal because personal is better.
  • Jamie is jumping on “Lucas’ bed.”
  • Q13: Remember that time he had a mohawk?–Jamie LOL
  • Nathan asks if Jamie misses him.
  • Q14: I miss lots of people. Aunt Peyton. Uncle Skills. Grandpa Dan.–Jamie
  • It’s about freakin’ time! Why haven’t we had this conversation before? And why are they making it seem like they don’t discuss Lucas more or keep in touch with him? Very unrealistic and kind of hurtful. Makes the mention bittersweet.
  • Nathan says missing people is good because you’re lucky to have had them in your life.
  • Haley, Taylor, Quinn and Lydia are looking at old pictures and reminiscing.
  • They’re telling all different stories and it’s just irrelevant because we didn’t see it and it’s hard to appreciate.
  • Lydia starts to cry.
  • Q15: I’m sick. I swore I wasn’t going to cry but these tears are stubborn.–Lydia
  • Haley asks if she’s going to be okay.
  • Lydia says no, she won’t.
  • Spoilers already gave this away but it’s sad nonetheless.
  • Between this and the Leyton mention, I’ve got tears.
  • Lydia says she has pancreatic cancer.
  • Even with aggressive treatment, she won’t have much time left so she’s not going to do anything.
  • Quinn asks if there’s other options and Lydia says there aren’t any.
  • Haley says she has to try.
  • Lydia says she made a decision not to spend the time she has left in a hospital.
  • Taylor tells Lydia she’s giving up.
  • Haley and Quinn insist she has to do something.
  • Lydia reiterates that her decision has been made.
  • Q16: You’re committing suicide.–Taylor
  • She storms off.
  • As someone who lost a mom-like figure this year to cancer, unexpectedly, they should be grateful they know their time is limited and make the best of it. I know that’s easier said than done and definitely hard to realize in the beginning.
  • Alex thanks Brooke for her help with the clothes.
  • Brooke tells Alex she’s doing good.
  • It looks like it pained Brooke is say that.
  • Julian asks Jamie about the footage he got.
  • He plays the Brooke stuff.
  • Julian says Brooke is pretty great.
  • He tells Jamie to hang onto the camera for the next time he visits set.
  • Quinn walks into Clay’s crying.
  • She can barely get out what’s wrong.
  • I wish we saw Haley telling Nathan first. Ugh.
  • Lydia asks Haley if she’s okay. Haley says not really.
  • Lydia asks if she wants to talk about it.
  • Haley says she’s mad. It isn’t fair.
  • Q17: You say you have cancer and my whole world changes.–Haley
  • She says she calls her mom for help with Jamie and Nathan and everything else. Oh really? You wouldn’t know it by what we’ve seen.
  • Lydia says Haley has so much strength and needs to use it now.
  • Haley says she doesn’t want to.
  • Q18: We’re going to have to be strong for everyone that can’t be.–Lydia
  • Quinn finds Lydia in an empty story. Apparently Lydia asked Quinn to meet her there.
  • Lydia says the space is for Quinn. It’s time for her to open a studio and a gallery. She paid the rent for the next 6 months.
  • Well, though this feels cliche, I’m glad to see this as I wanted to see more of Quinn in terms of her career.
  • Quinn asks her mom if she’s scared.
  • Q19: I think knowing that your dad is there helps.–Lydia
  • Wow. Chills.
  • Quinn asks if heaven exists and Lydia says it does but she’s going to “miss all this.”
  • Taylor is packing up.
  • Haley is telling Taylor not to leave without saying goodbye.
  • Taylor says she’s not going to sit and watch Lydia give up.
  • Haley tells Taylor she will regret leaving.
  • Q20: I’m not going to stay here and watch her die.–Taylor
  • Just because she leaves Naley’s house doesn’t mean she can’t see her mom or see her again before she dies. It doesn’t look like she’s dying tomorrow.
  • Miranda admires her flower.
  • Haley is sitting by the piano, on the floor. Quinn walks up and joins her.
  • Haley says it’s not supposed to be like this. Lydia is supposed to watch them get married and have kids.
  • Well, she did for some of them.
  • Haley continues that she’s supposed to watch the grandkids grow up.
  • Quinn says she’s glad Haley is here because she can’t get through this without her.
  • Lydia walks in and says to “knock it off.” She has a bottle of wine.
  • She asks where Taylor is.
  • Haley explains that Taylor took off.
  • Lydia says Taylor needs to deal with this in her own way and it’ll be okay.
  • Millie comes home. The apartment is dark. Mouth isn’t there.
  • She looks in the mirror and starts talking to herself. She says she’s fine.
  • She goes through her clothes, looking for drugs.
  • I’m kind of surprised that Mouth didn’t check her clothes for a secret stash when he cleaned up the apartment. Would’ve been smart.
  • She finally finds some in a jacket pocket.
  • She holds the bag of coke and fiddles with it, before putting her hand to her head.
  • Cut to Millie at a meeting.
  • Q21: My name is Millicent and I’m new here and I don’t really know what to say but I keep telling everyone I’m fine but I’m not fine.–Millie
  • Aw, Millie. That took a lot of strength.
  • Alex is doing shots at Tric.
  • Alexander comes over and tells her she was good today.
  • Alex says she wasn’t. Alexander says he can get drunk with her.
  • Q22: It’s water. And I don’t get drunk when I’m sad. I sleep with boys.–Alex
  • LOL at Alex doing shots of water!
  • Alexander seems to be thinking about it.
  • He says he was just giving her a chance to change her mind.
  • Q23: I don’t do that either.–Alex
  • They leave together.
  • Nathan finds Haley by the pool.
  • He asks how she is.
  • She says Taylor left.
  • So he already knows. Great. That could’ve been such an amazing scene to see. Grrr.
  • Q24: I’m not the glue. My mom is. When she’s gone, everything is going to fall apart.–Haley
  • She breaks down in Nate’s arms.
  • Um, it seems that none of them are the glue as it seems none of them have been together over the past however many years.
  • Julian is standing on set alone.
  • Brooke comes over to say she’s leaving. She asks if he’s okay.
  • He says he’s tired.
  • She says he’s doing great.
  • Q25: “Thanks. Coming from you, that means everything….Hey, Brooke? I miss you.” “Coming from you, that means everything, too.”–Julian and Brooke
  • She walks off.
  • Julian looks like had more to say.
  • Jamie is watching the footage of Brooke on his computer.
  • Nathan comes in and says it’s time for bed.
  • Jamie says he might want to be a director instead of a basketball player. Or maybe both.
  • He asks if Haley is coming up to say goodnight.
  • Nate says she’s going to spend time with her mom.
  • Haley and Quinn are both resting on Lydia.
  • Cut to an old photograph of a young Haley and Quinn resting on Lydia in the same position.
  • Fade to black.
  • Sweet but, again, hard to appreciate.
  • Preview: Haley asks Jamie how he’s doing. Jamie says he doesn’t want grandma to die. Alex tells Julian that if she knew he and Brooke were over, he would be the guy in her bed. He offers to walk her to her room. Clay walks up to a tennis player, Katie Ryan. He’s startled to see he looks like Sara.

Those are my thoughts. What’s yours?








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