So, again, even IF Brooke wasn't aware of Peyton's feelings, she knew Lucas liked Peyton, so why would she deliberately go after Lucas anyway knowing he's emotionally unavailable and into her BFF?
This!! Brooke knew she was going to be second best so I don't really understand why she went after Lucas when she knew he clearly
I actually don't agree with the whole "Brooke should've noticed that Peyton was into Lucas"-thing.
In my POV no one can say for sure if Brooke really knew about the feelings Peyton had for Lucas,because Peyton said they were just friends and she never told Brooke that she was in love with Lucas.If I was in love with a boy I would tell my friend about my feelings and wouldn't let anyone,not even my best friend near him,but she denied her feelings,she didn't go after him up until Brooke and Lucas started dating and that was wrong.
Some people say that Brooke should've been aware of the fact that Lucas and Peyton had feelings for each other and shouldn't have gone after Lucas,but if even Lucas and Peyton weren't aware of their feelings for each other (or just denied them) how would Brooke know?Why weren't Lucas and Peyton honest with each other right from the start ,but started making out while Lucas was with someone else? (Brooke)
And for the record: Being friends with someone for years doesn't mean that you automatically know what is going on in your friends mind all the time.Brooke has always been a character who was open about her feelings and Peyton wasn't. You can't expect that a best friend can look into your head and know what is going on. A good friendship also means to open up,to talk and let the other one be there for you. I'm sure Brooke would've never gone after Lucas if she REALLY knew about the feelings Peyton had for Lucas.
The openness of Brooke is something people criticized in both Brooke/Peyton and Brooke/Haley friendships.I don't see what is wrong about being open about your feelings.
It's not neccesarily the fact of knowing what you're best friend is thinking, but that fact is she literally tried in on with Lucas just DAYS after Lucas was about to sleep with Peyton and had been open about her feelings to her.
In the scene I mentioned before, Peyton had literally sat there and told Brooke that her Lucas they were about to have sex, but he got all serious. So Brooke then should have thought 'Ok maybe I like Lucas, but this is complicated between them.... I'll give it time to cool off and see where things go'. Nope! Within the next few episodes she is out with him. Peyton literally changed her mind, what a few days after? Maybe a week or two? But her best friend had already made a move on him and was about to sleep with him. I just thought it was silly. Whether Peyton liked him or not, Brooke had no right to suddenly go 'I'll go for him then' literally a few days after the whole LP situation at the party. But I suppose that's just how Brooke was like in S1 which is why I prefer her so much more in the later seasons.
YES Lucas and Peyton should have been honest with each other from the start, but the fact is that Peyton was scared. She changed her mind very soon after Lucas was serious with her, and she was honest and open with Lucas but he was already with her BEST FRIEND.
Obviously the cheating was horrible and completely wrong (I'm not condoning that at all), but I'm just specifically talking about the way Brooke handled things before she got involved with Lucas.
So if Lucas "was aware" of his feelings for Peyton,then why did he start dating someone else?
Because he's an idiot! Peyton had turned him down so I suppose he was looking for sex/fun whatever with Brooke. You could see it in his face when Peyton came into his room and did the whole 'I want all the same things you want' speech, that he was gutted. Why he didn't break it off with Brooke immediately after and get together with Peyton I will never know (partly why Lucas is my least favourite character)... it was all for the 'drama' of the show I guess.