With just 2 episodes left till the SERIES Finale the writers are really tying everything back into season one. We have come a full circle. Unfortunately between season 8 and season 9 we had to loose a crucial character to the show. They always say that the evil live forever, but when the evil turn good I guess their the first to go. At least that’s what happened with Dan Scott.
An episode full of emotion from beginning to end I found myself clutching to the tissue box and reliving every season and every moment with Dan. You can’t kill Dan Scott he said and we believed him. We hated him. We hated him for being a jerk to Nathan, for abandoning Lucas, for hurting Karen, and most importantly for killing Keith. But in his last moments in Tree Hill we found ourselves reliving the good memories and realizing that no matter what, we had spent almost a decade secretly loving Dan Scott and his devilish smile and quirky remarks. So unfortunately saying goodbye was painful. The good part was that it allowed us to revisit a dear old friend in heaven, Mr. Keith Scott. An astonishing surprise for us faithful OTH fans, but those faithful fans are the only ones watching nowadays anyways. If Nathan, Deb, Haley, and Keith could all forgive Dan than I guess so could we. We watched go from being on top of the world, to hating himself, to becoming a fraud, to being the loneliest man in the world to dying as a redeemed man; one with his family by his side no matter what and proud of what he had become.
The reunion of Nathan and Haley, the one couple that has stuck it out since day 1, definitely alluded to some of the other hospital scenes that tugged at our heartstrings. Oddly enough that hospital feels just like home to many OTH fans just because we have had so many beautiful and so many daunting memories there. Just like the scene at the River Court the writers are taking their fans on a journey to all the places that we think of fondly. That hallway at Tree Hill High might have had some horrible memories, but seeing Dan and Keith walk through it made it feel like we never left 2006.
Brooke Davis has had a tough season. With her psychopath stalker finally locked up she can concentrate on her family, friends and businesses. But when thing suddenly start going perfect after they’ve been a disaster for so long you start to get skeptical. And for good reason. Brooke once again realized that she could not rely on her father for anything. Instead of coming there to check up on her and see how she was doing all he came to do was convince her to sell Baker Man. Brooke might have been a weak target back in the day, but after 9 goddamn seasons in Tree Hill she’s pretty damn good and slamming the door shut and cutting out the people that don’t matter.
It would have been the most epic ending of One Tree Hill if Lucas and Peyton had made an appearance. We got to see Keith, we saw Deb, said goodbye to Dan but what about Lucas and Peyton. So much has been happening in their friends lives and they are nowhere around. I’m sure one episode wouldn’t kill them. Once the writers start tying back all the story lines back to previous seasons we know the chapter is coming to an end. But I’m glad that despite the fact that Luke and Peyton couldn’t make an appearance we still include them in some shape or form. For us dedicated fans, those two were the basis of One Tree Hill. Lucas’s books are what made us believe in love right? So when Julian jumps at the opportunity at turning the Raven’s book into a T.V show its kind of a happy relief. Just because One Tree Hill is coming to an end doesn’t mean it has to be over!
I’ll admit it… As much as I was anti the Clay story line I have to give Logan full credit. He won my heart over. If I found out I had a son and he was as adorable and cute as Logan I would fight for him too. It has to be hard growing up without a dad and finding out that one day he walked back into your life but Logan is one tough cookie and he finally accepted Clay into his life. Seems to me that with two episodes left, everyones lives are pretty much falling into place. Although this season was probably a huge home stretch you have to give it up to the writers for writing a simple story about a small town, that made me fall in love with it genuinely and uncontrollably. A story that has had us addicted and entranced for 9 seasons. They sure as hell better give me a series finale I will remember for a lifetime. Always and Forever!
- Nathan: Hi Hales
- Haley: Say that again.
- Nathan: Hi Hales.
- Jaime: He’ll be ok! Its Grandpa Dan.
- Nathan: Some people want to see you.
- Dan: Is it the cops?
- N: No its family and friends.
- D: I didn’t know I had either.
- Nathan: No Dan wouldn’t have come to save you. He cant stand you.
- Clay: Dude you were kidnapped.
- Nathan: Dude you’re a father!
- Brooke: You’re probably wondering how the line is coming along. I’ve been a bit busy what with the cafe and the psychopath and my friends missing husband.
- Jaime: You know whats cool. We’ve both been kidnapped and grandpa Dan saved both of us!
- Dan: Its too bad she’ll never get to meet me, than again maybe that’s a good thing.
- Dan: Am I in hell?
- Deb: No net yet.
- Mr. Davis: You’re acting like a child.
- Brooke: How would you know you weren’t around when I was a child
Sophia Bush Reveals Challenges of Working With Ex Chad Michael Murray on ‘One Tree Hill’ After Divorce
Sophia Bush may have just gotten married, but she’s reflecting on a past, high-profile relationship on the Drama Queens podcast.
Specifically, her marriage and divorce from One Tree Hill co-star, Chad Michael Murray.
While chatting with her former co-stars, Bethany Joy Lenz and Hilarie Burton—who are all too familiar with what went down between Biush and Murray—the actress opened up about the hardships of having to work on set after the couple divorced in 2006. They got engaged in 2004 and married in 2005.
In fact, Bush said it was even more difficult because their characters, Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott, started dating around the same time their relationship was hitting a rough patch that it would never bounce back from.
“Not for nothing, you were going through a breakup with the person that you were playing a romance opposite of,” Joy Lenz said.
“And regardless of what all those circumstances were, that’s incredibly difficult — emotionally to be able to be vulnerable and be there in that moment. There’s lots of actors who have done that — who’ve done movies and TV shows and things, they date their costar or whatever, it doesn’t work out. But the fact that you were able to just be that raw and open and vulnerable, it’s a real credit to you as an artist. You put your art in front of everybody and just were like, ‘Look, this is it. I’m just sharing my heart and here we are’. I thought it was really beautiful,” she said.
Bush gave a very mature answer, explaining that regardless of what was going on in her personal life, she prioritized the show and the character that resonated with so many young women.
“People can call it whatever they want. They can say it’s strength, they can say it’s pride, they can say its professionalism — you can put a positive or a negative skew on I, but I was always going to put Brooke Davis ahead of everybody and everything else. Nothing mattered to me but being honest for her,” she explained.
The actress, who recently wed Grant Hughes in a stunning and poignant Oklahoma wedding, previously refused to speak about her marriage to Murray as she didn’t want her career to be defined by a relationship.
“I refuse to let that one relationship define me, which is why I’ve done my best to avoid discussing it for 10 years,” she began, while acknowledging that it was a “massive event” in her life.
She added: “The trauma of it was amplified by how public it became, which was incredibly foreign and bizarre to a girl who’d been just another college kid 24 months before her life blew 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
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