Derek finally convinces Peyton to take a chance with Lucas at the same time that Brooke approaches him about getting back together. Meanwhile, Daunte's latest demand is for Nathan to lose the State Championships. This is the last thing that Nathan wants to do since it is Whitey's last game, and it is also the last change to win State Championship. He doesn't know what to do; one reason is that Daunte almost breaks his leg when he tells Daunte that he isn't going to lose.
Brooke asks Lucas to the banquet about 10 minutes before Peyton does. However, we now know that Brooke was only doing this out of spite. Peyton goes with Derek and they are all seated at the same table, thanks to Brooke, who organized whole banquet.
There is also a scene where Lucas and Nathan speak and Lucas wants to know if Nathan's fusses are over. This is because Whitey has asked him to introduce Nathan at the banquet before the prize he is given. At the banquet Nathan is given the prize of MVP and Lucas introduces him after Nathan tells that he hopes they'll win the final game. After that Whitey is given prize about life work with basketball. He gives a bittersweet speech about love: he has two loves in his life, basketball and his passed-away wife Camilla. After Whitey's speech, Lucas walks Brooke home and they both agree that they are only friends, since they are not meant to be.
Nathan goes to Dan for help again and this time Dan helps him. However when Dan goes to try and settle it out, Daunte and his crew laughs in his face, and refuse to do anything. Dan has to tell Nathan that he must lose the final game.
During this episode we see that Rachel realizes she's failing calculus and has to pass to graduate. This leads her to go to tutor-girl for help. As soon as Haley sees her coming, she points out: "In case you're wondering, the nurse's office is still the best place to treat a venereal disease". Anyway, in the end of this episode Haley agrees to help her, thanks to talk with Luke about second chances.
Cliffhanger of this episode is that after walking Brooke home, Lucas goes to Peyton. He mentions what happened between him and Brooke and after that Peyton finally comes out and tell Lucas that she loves him. Answer is not showed, so we have to wait until next episode.