This week we were taken back to the River Court, because of course that’s where everything started. Although we were missing Nathan and Lucas it was damn good to see Mouth, Skills, Fergie and the boys announcing and b-balling it up. We saw the importance of Tric, honoring its owner Karen and creator P. Sawyer and we know that the finale will take place at a 10 year anniversary concert at Tric, which is brilliant since Tric was a vital part in the earlier episodes of OTH. You know so much can change and yet everything can stay the same and while one show ends for us, Julian begins to tell the story all over again because hell its a story worth telling. This week we got a little glimpse into the past but next weeks 2 hour series finale is going to take us all the way back home home… back to the girl behind the red door, back to Peyton’s dark and twisted room, back to that tragic hallway for literally the last time.
But I think the most unexpected moment was the burning boat. As we allude to the very first episode the burning boat is tradition in Tree Hill. One that Lucas and Haley attended when Peyton was still dating Nathan and Brooke was trying to get into Lucas’s bed. We throw in things we want to forget, to rid ourselves of. Who would have ever thought that Brooke Davis kept a diary? I mean what happened to “good girls keep diaries, the bad girls never have the time.” One really fantastic thing about this season is that they are finally giving Brooke’s character justice. Unlike Haley who has been a well respected character throughout when you look back at old episodes Brooke was kind of a slutty ditz. Its nice to take a step back and look past all of that to see a girl who was just lonely and trouble and craving attention. And as awkward as it is that her parents are back together she finally got a shot at having a real family. In the past she always relied on the kindness of strangers, Karen, Peyton, or Lucas. Julian really is a fabulous husband for Brooke and although he wasn’t a core character for a majority of the first seasons he’s really made a place for himself.
Quinn and Clay are also characters that haven’t been part of the Tree Hill family for too long their storyline has finally developed into something pure and magical and they have become characters that got a place in our hearts. With the addition of Logan they finally became a family that Clay always longed for and Quinn could never attain. It helps a lot that Logan is honestly the cutest munchkin on the planet, but despite everything he, like Brooke has finally gotten the parents he always wished for. Who knew a kid could bring people so close together that Clay even popped the will you marry me to question to Quinn. Logan came to the rescue with his power ring and I know that each and every person watching this episode couldn’t help but beam from one ear to the other. Unfortunately we will not get to witness much of the rest of this journey just how we won’t get to see Brooke’s boys grow up to be Jaime’s age or see his relationship with mini- Haley (Lidia).
Even though we cant see all of favorite characters in the finale, seeing many of the familiar faces this season has really made it a superb one. It pains me to say goodbye but I must find the words and mentally prepare myself for next week. Everyone get your tissues ready. If one thing is for certain, Mark Schwahn will definitely not disappoint.
- Brooke: What about vampires? We like vampires? We wanted more of them in the pilot. And werewolves!
- Brooke: OMG
- Dad: Funny thats what you were just saying.
- Brooke: My dad screws me over, my mom screws me up at which point they start screwing each other and I give up.
One Tree Hill: Why Haley and Lucas Were Friendship Goals
There are plenty of relationships fans can “ship” on One Tree Hill.
You can be #TeamBrucas, #TeamLeyton, or #TeamNaley, and they’re all great in their own way.
But there’s undoubtedly one relationship that trumps them all — Laley, aka Lucas and Haley.
As with all friendships, they’ve had a fair share of ups-and-downs.
They grew apart briefly, but despite the rocky road, they’ve always managed to come back to each other and never lose the love.
On One Tree Hill Season 4 Episode 3, Haley asked Lucas to promise her that “matter what happens, you and I will always be friends.” And he kept that promise.
Significant others came and went, but Lucas and Haley remained best friends throughout the entirety of the series.
Even after Lucas and Peyton drove off into the sunset (Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton exited the show on One Tree Hill Season 6), their friendship lived on off-screen.
When it comes to OTH relationships, Haley and Lucas’s was the purest one.
It was the most enduring relationship in the series, having started in childhood.
When we met them on One Tree Hill Season 1 Episode 1, they already had an established connection that was built on a foundation of trust and memories.
Their dynamic would have allowed the writers to easily cross the line and give in to the played-out friends-to-lovers trope (and maybe that was even the plan at one point), but the best thing about Lucas and Haley is that they never crossed that line.
The fact that they remained best friends and never pursued each other romantically made them far more interesting than if they would have ever considered dating.
In a small town like Tree Hill, it’s almost unheard of for a guy and girl to be “just friends.”
But Haley and Lucas proved that members of the opposite sex could love each other platonically.
These are some of our favorite things about them:
They Were Protective Over Each Other
We first begin to understand Lucas and Haley’s relationship on One Tree Hill Season 1 Episode 1.
They’re the outcasts that always stuck together and had each other’s backs.
When Nathan starts cozying up to Haley after she offers to tutor him, Lucas gets protective and warns her against getting involved with his half-brother because he believes he’s only getting close to her to get back at him.
While Lucas isn’t entirely wrong, he also trusts Haley to make the right decision, even if he doesn’t agree with it.
In turn, Haley’s decision to tutor is fueled by wanting to protect Lucas. She offers Nathan her math tutoring services on the condition that stop bullying Lucas and leave him alone.
They Cheer Each Other Up
Though it would be easy for Lucas to point out that he warned Haley about Nathan’s self-serving intentions, he never does. Instead, he’s there for his best friend.
On One Tree Hill Season 1 Episode 7, when Haley believes that Nathan’s been making fun of their relationship, she confesses that he showed her his true colors and she fell for it because she’s “stupid,” but Luke assures her that she’s far from it.
Instead of saying, “I told you so,” he’s supportive and lends her a shoulder to cry on.
On One Tree Hill Season 1 Episode 18, famously known as the “Boy Toy Episode,” Haley taps into her savings from the cafe so that she can buy Lucas during the auction to spend time with him.
At the end of a fun-filled night, Lucas assures Haley that “If Nathan doesn’t see how special you really are, then he’s an idiot cause I think you’re amazing.”
He may not be fully supportive of the relationship, but he always wanted her to follow her heart and be happy.
One Tree Hill: Where Are They Now?
Teen drama One Tree Hill ended its nine-season run in 2012, and there hasn’t been a show quite like it since.
Many of the actors catapulted into stardom thanks to the series and are now killing it on both the big and small screen. Meanwhile, others have removed themselves from the spotlight completely.
However, nothing bonds a group of strangers quite like a TV show. Their bond has remained strong, and they continue to hang out and keep in touch with fans at conventions which have also kept the legacy of the series alive for new and old fans alike.
There are even talks of a possible revival in the near-future.
So, let’s return to Tree Hill and see what your basketball-loving, small-town actors have been up to since the series wrapped.
1. Chad Michael Murray – Lucas Scott
Chad Michael Murray Adresses Rumblings of “One Tree Hill” Revival at Chicago Convention
In the spirit of revivals, fans were eager to find out if a season 10 of the hit show “One Tree Hill” is in the works.
“We were just talking about this actually,” Stephen Colleti (bar manager Chase) said at the EyeCon convention this weekend.
“I’ll do it,” Antwon Tanner (Skills) added.
The story goes, Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Scott) approached James Lafferty (Nathan) after he heard “rumblings” of a possible One Tree Hill reunion/revival.
James, who is close to OTH creator Mark Schwahn, had not heard anything “official” but said he could “see it happening.”
“We haven’t heard anything substantial but we can agree with you guys, it’s worthy” Stephen added to a room full of ecstatic fans.
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