As a faithful One Tree Hill fan its pains me to see the writers stretch and yearn for stories. The season ended on such a good note last time, that ruining each characters life just for the sake of a story, seems rather painful for me to watch. This weeks installment was stressful thats true, but it also felt pushed and it just isn’t the same OTH as it used to be. I mean how much crazy intense crap can Nathan Scott really go through? To be killed for being a basketball scout seems a little ludicrous. Yes the writers have this magic touch to anything they do so I am vested into each story line whether I want to be or not, but really I’d rather not. Its a nice touch with the European mafia it really is, but how many people do you know in your life that have fell victim to something like this? Exactly none.
Julian is trying to find himself after he screwed up as being a dad. Brooke is running a cafe that has huge competition. Nothing more nothing less. The competition comes from a snooty blonde that is screwing both Chase and Chris Keller, but I must admit its fun to watch Keller get a taste of his own medicine. Millie and Mouth are just used as ploys to move the plot along. When Mouth found all this information about who could be holding up Nathan its obvious that the story line was crafted to give Mouth something meaningful to do on the show. As always the Clay storyline is going nowhere, fast but I can’t complain to much because the little kid in that institution is so adorable, I might just pull a Nannie Carrie on him.
To watch Dan Scott go through a list of people that could potentially want payback on him was a real stretch. I’m mainly just interested to see the return of Lucas Scott. Although if it is a depressing one that results in Nathan dying (and I’m alluding to the short minute preview at the beginning of the season) I am hanging up my die hard OTH fan smock. Call me crazy, but for some reason I feel like the person dying in order to save his son and regain his honor will be Dan. Otherwise every character is just being milked for the sake of entertainment.
- Millie: It was Brooke.. Allegedly. Ok not allegedly, witnesses confirmed it.
- Dan: What’s it take to be a Tree Hill cop these days? A pen?
- Keller: Dude, your colder than Chris Keller.
- Mafia: Signing is stealing. You take his best player you take his money, you take his money we take your life.
- Quinn: And no one is tougher and smarter than a Scott boy.
- Brooke: I tweeted it and I expect a glowing review on tomorrows show.
- Tara: What the hell are you doing helping my competition?
- Keller: What the hell are you doing sleeping with my best friend?
- Brooke: Yeah!!!
- Keller: Yeah I would have punched you but I don’t want to hurt my guitar hands.
- Keller: Make it full price. I bank with Chase. My pin is backstabber.
- Mafia: I’m here to kill a man don’t make me kill two.
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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