The episode opens with Karen watching home videos of Lucas playing basketball when he was little. As Karen watches, Lucas’ opening narration plays: ” Do you ever wonder if we make the moments in our lives, or if the moments in our lives make us?
Dan walks into the room and talks about how fast children grow up. Lucas interrupts to remind Karen that he needs to be fitted for his tux. Dan offers to take Lucas, saying that he’s missed out too much and doesn’t want to miss another important step in his son’s life. ..Read the full recap
Lucas: (opening voiceover) Do you ever wonder if we make the moments in our lives, or if the moments in our lives make us?
Lucas: (closing voiceover) If you could go back and just change one thing about your life, would you? And if you did, would that change make your life better? Or would that change ultimately break your heart? Or the heart of another? Would you choose an entirely different path? Or would you change just one thing? Just one moment -- one moment that you've always wanted back.
(while Nathan, Skills, and Mouth are finding all the alcohol in Deb's house)
Skills: Damn, Nate's mom like the alcoholic easter bunny.
(Peyton and Lucas are making out on Lucas's bed)
Peyton: Your mom is gonna come in any second.
Lucas: She's working at the cafe. Nobody's gonna walk in.
(Brooke walks in through Lucas's door)
Brooke: Okay, my discomfort meter is pretty much pegged.
Dan: The trick with formal wear is to always go classic. You don't want to be the guy twenty years from now regretting the blue ruffles.
Lucas: You're right. What did you wear to prom?
Dan: Blue ruffles.
Haley: Umm, have you guys seen Rachel?
Chase: She was holding court in the living room
Haley: Clothed or unclothed?
Brooke: Clothed, but it was about ten minutes ago, so you never know.
(to Haley as the sextape plays)
Bevin: I thought you and Nathan were married.
(Lucas is alone in a room looking at a picture of Keith)
Nathan: Luke, you gotta help me find some booze, man, or it's going to get ugly down there. You gotta let this go man. (Nathan picks up the picture of Keith) Keith's gone, Luke. Jimmy's gone. Nothing's going to bring them back. But you got a ton of people that love you out there and in a few months, most of those people are gonna go their seperate ways. So what do you say big brother? Let's have some fun.
Deb: Umm, I -- I wasn't sure you'd want to see me.
Nathan: To be honest I wasn't sure I was coming.
Deb: Oh, honey, I'm so sorry.
Nathan: Suicide? Nice one Mom. And thanks for the note, by the way
Deb: Please Nathan don't, you can't begin to understand this disease.
Nathan: Disease? Is that what you're calling it now? Peytons mom, Ellie, had a disease -- cancer. That's a disease, Mom. What you have is a weakness. And when the hell are you going to start fighting it?
Deb: I know. I know I've been weak. But I, uh, I'm scared.
Nathan: Of what? Your terrible life in that big expensive house 'cause I'm not seeing it, Mom. What are you so scared of?
Deb: Myself. It's easy in here. I have a support team to stay sober, but out there, alone, I'm not sure I can trust myself.
Nathan: Mom, you better figure it out because if things don't change soon you're not going to have anything to come home to.
It seems very out of character for Karen to agree to go to the Prom with Dan considering their past history. Though Dan has attempted to change his ways, as he's attempted several times before, his past actions have shown that he's incapable of changing his ways and Karen, who has been hurt by him more than any other character, should be suspicious of his advances. However, Karen immediately accepts without thinking twice.