Then, Nathan breaks out his first great speech by using childhood rememberings to convince Troy to sign:
- Nathan: You have to earn it. And last year, when my contract was up, it was hard to know what to do. And with negotiations being so public, it was easy to compare myself to what other guys were getting or had gotten. And then one day I found myself getting bitter about it because my signing bonus wasn't high enough or they'd only give me two years instead of three. I mean, we're athletes. You know, we're competitive. We want to be the best and have the most and win. But then I asked myself a real simple question, when you were a kid, what was your dream? What was your dream, Troy?
- Troy: I wanted to be a power ranger. And I wanted to play football. I wanted to be a quarterback in the NFL.
- Nathan: And did that dream have anything to do with escalators or the highest signing bonus in league history?
- Troy: No.
- Nathan: You're here, Troy. And the money is more money than you probably ever dreamed of. But, hey, if you think you're worth more, there's only one place to prove that, and it's down there every Sunday. You can't prove it from up here. You have to earn it.
As an athlete myself, I can definitely say that this speech was convincing. A good speech is usually the one which reminds you why you are an athlete, why you make all these comittments to a team and what are your main goals. It doesn't have to be long to be efficient. Once again, feelings play an important part in a good speech.
Troy takes the decision to join the Atlanta Falcons and becomes officially an NFL player.
Haley tries to get Erin to sign with Red Bedroom Records. Mia helps her by telling Erin that Haley is a very good producer.
Brooke finally signs away her company Clothes Over Bros. The poor Brooke is officially back to Tree Hill. Sylvia is still trying to organize the wedding as she wants but Brooke doesn't want her financial aid anymore and prefers to organize a small wedding that will be a "Brooke Davis wedding" and that she can afford.
Jamie is facing a child problem: braces. Haley tries to make him laugh and feel more comfortable with his new braces by wearing different funny accessories such as an eye patch and fake and redneck teeth. She also tells him that he shouldn't care about his braces because they're cool. At school, one of Jamie's friend (a girl) tells him that his braces are cool and Jamie feels much better.
Julian continues his work on his new movie, which will actually be a documentary about "what's next" in the life of every Tree Hill character.