Maybe if I never saw an episode of OTH, I'd appreciate the series recap, but it got annoying fast with the narration by Lucas throughout the episode. I'm a bit disengaged by the episode, perhaps it'll pick up steam soon, though.
This episode had so many things going on, I thought I was going to lose count:
Dan buys Lucas an Armani tux to ease his guilty conscience.
Dan even finds a way to ask Karen to the prom, after all these years.
Mouth and Queen Clean Teen Shelly do the deed, and the aftermath turns out to be Mouth's worse night yet.
Rachel takes the fall for Brooke's stupidity, and ends up getting Hailey tossed out of the Tutor program. Later, at the party, Hailey throws a drink in Rachel's face and slaps her hard across the face, and then gets her kicked out of the party.
Later, at the same party, Peyton pops in a tape of Nate's Greatest Hits (supposedly basketball highlights), Nathan's previous sexual history is on display, and the unkindest cut of all reveals Nathan's hookup with Brooke a few years ago. It wasn't Hailey's night.