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Season 8

After a seventh season that saw "One Tree Hill" continue to grow and break new ground, the show enters season eight with more than 150 episodes under its belt. The new season finds Brooke Davis happier than ever. Recently engaged to Julian, her wedding will be the captivating affair one might expect from a young, beautiful, successful fashion designer. As Nathan Scott prepares for his second season in the NBA, the Scott family is expecting their second child and Haley feels as though the baby will be a girl. How will she balance her pregnancy while raising Jamie and pursuing her music career?

Alex settles in Tree Hill seeking to leave behind her tabloid past, but will her impusive nature overcome her good interntions? Meanwhile, Quinn and Clay's lives hang in the balance, the victims of a brutal attack which affects all of their friends and family.

"One Tree Hill" Season 8 will explore the delicate balance that contemporary twenty-somethings face as they endeavor to build and define what their lives will be, while overcoming difficulties and embracing the good things that they sometimes take for granted, shrouded in the pursuit of someday. It will be a celebration of the most important things, among them the quest for love, laughter, health, friends, career and family: timeless pursuits that have always mattered, and matter now, in a place called Tree Hill.

Season 7

The CW's "One Tree Hill" Season 7 introduces new characters and stories to complement an established core of beloved faces. Navigating their twenties without a road map, the denizens of Tree Hill are finding more questions than answers. But sometimes the search for answers leads you to great places—places you were meant to be. And sometimes simply finding the right person to ride shotgun on your journey is the most important piece to the puzzle. In season seven, our characters struggle to keep their dreams alive, their friendships intact, and their lives full, in the place they call home.

Having finally professed her love for Julian (Austin Nichols), Brooke (Sophia Bush) tries to reconcile her desire for a stable home life with the uncertainty of dating a film producer. Meanwhile, as his NBA career flourishes, Nathan (James Lafferty) navigates the pitfalls of being in the spotlight, with the help of his charismatic sports agent and friend, Clay (Robert Buckley). Equally busy recording for Red Bedroom Records, Haley's (Bethany Joy Galeotti) attempt to juggle motherhood, a career, and a famous husband are complicated when her free-spirited sister Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) returns with a surprising revelation. Jamie (Jackson Brundage) remains the brightest spot in Nathan and Haley's lives as they refuse to let him get lost in the shadows of their successful careers. Millie's (Lisa Goldstein) relationship with Mouth (Lee Norris) is challenged when she forms a friendship with the new face of Clothes Over Bros, starlet and train-wreck, Alex (Jana Kramer). Skills (Antwon Tanner) must choose between a settled life with Lauren (Allison Munn) and his desire for a new and exciting career. Finally, with the knowledge that his weakening heart could fail at any moment, Dan Scott (Paul Johansson) struggles to find forgiveness in what little time he has left on the earth.

Season 6

On The CW's "One Tree Hill," Season 6 explores the journeys of its beloved characters as they face the exciting possibility of dreams come true and the heartbreaking reality that being an adult isn't as easy as it seems. The sixth season of "One Tree Hill" (OTH) will deal with themes of love, longing and loss as new relationships begin, others end, and through it all, these friends realize that life always leads you right where you belong.

After being left at the altar on "One Tree Hill" (OTH), Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) decides to give love another chance and proposes to the woman of his dreams. As his second book goes into publication, he must find balance with his future as a husband and his career as a writer. Peyton (Hilarie Burton) meets someone with a connection to her mother and, as she explores this new relationship on "One Tree Hill" (OTH), she learns about her past. Brooke (Sophia Bush) makes a painful revelation as she struggles with Victoria (Daphne Zuniga) over the future of Clothes Over Bros, but how far will Victoria go and will the company survive this mother-daughter feud? Nathan (James Lafferty) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) relish the joys of parenting their son Jamie (Jackson Brundage) and pursue their dreams of playing basketball and music professionally on "One Tree Hill" (OTH), but will their personal goals drive the family apart? Mouth (Lee Norris) makes a tough decision about a job offer that might take him away from Millicent (Lisa Goldstein) and his life in Tree Hill. As Skills (Antwon Tanner) coaches the Ravens and Deb (Barbara Alyn Woods) settles in as Jamie's nanny on "One Tree Hill" (OTH), they must decide if they are ready to bring their relationship out into the open or if it is easier to call it quits. And after being struck by a car, Dan's (Paul Johansson) life hangs in the balance. Again.

Season 5

On The CW's "One Tree Hill" (OTH) Season 5, it seemed that, aside from a love for hoops, Lucas (Chad Michael Murray, "House of Wax") and Nathan (James Lafferty, "Boston Public") were two young men with little in common, but they were bound by the fact that they share the same father. The star of the high school basketball team, Nathan was raised to inherit is father's throne amidst popularity and wealth, while his half-brother Lucas was raised amidst modest surroundings, the only child of a single mom. When Lucas joined the Ravens team on "One Tree Hill" (OTH), his transition into Nathan's world created a love triangle with Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton, "Solstice"). Although she was Nathan's girlfriend at the time, Peyton felt an instant connection to Lucas. Complicating things even more, Peyton's feisty best friend, Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush, "John Tucker Must Die"), quickly set her sights on Lucas. It didn't take Nathan long to notice Lucas's best friend, Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti, "Bring It On, Again"), an intriguing girl who helped bad-boy Nathan become a kinder person.

While the teenagers struggled to find their places in the world "One Tree Hill" (OTH), the adults in Tree Hill were left to deal with the consequences of decisions they made years ago. Lucas's father Dan (Paul Johansson, "Alpha Dog") and mother Karen (Moira Kelly, "The West Wing") were high school sweethearts. When Karen became pregnant during their senior year, she was devastated by Dan's decision to put his own life and career first. He went off to college on a basketball scholarship, leaving Karen behind to raise Lucas alone. When Dan's dream of a basketball career didn't work out, he returned to town with Deb (Barbara Alyn Woods, "Picket Fences"), the wife he met in college, and his newborn son, Nathan. There he found his older brother Keith (Craig Sheffer, "Into the West") serving as Lucas's surrogate father and would-be suitor to Karen.

Lucas and Nathan's rivalry on and off the court on "One Tree Hill" (OTH) even brought back old emotions for the grizzled basketball coach, Whitey Durham (Barry Corbin, "Molding Clay"). Whitey coached Dan when he was the school's star player, and now he would coach both of Dan's sons.

Season 4

As Season 4 of "One Tree Hill" (OTH) unfolds, everyone deals with the immediate aftermath of the accident, and the many questions to be answered. Who will survive the accident and how will it affect their lives? In whose purse did Lucas find a pregnancy test at the wedding & could Peyton, Rachel, Brooke or Haley be hiding a secret? And with graduation around the corner, will the end of high school also mean an end to the relationships forged over the last few years, or the beginning of new alliances? 

Sidelined by his heart condition on "One Tree Hill" (OTH), Lucas has to choose between his future and his sense of duty: to go to college or to stay and help his mother raise Keith's baby. Will he be able to repair his relationship with Brooke, or will he find comfort by returning to Peyton? 

Having moved out of Peyton's house on "One Tree Hill" (OTH), Brooke must first find a place to live in order to finish her senior year in Tree Hill. She also must decide the future of her relationship with Lucas. Can she see past his kiss with Peyton and Peyton's feelings for him? She will form a surprising friendship with her former archenemy, party-girl Rachel, a relationship that might spell the end of her lifelong friendship with Peyton. 

Will Peyton respect Brooke's relationship with Lucas, or will she grow tired of being "just friends" with Lucas and tell him how she really feels? Or, after discovering a letter from Ellie that contains a stunning revelation, will Peyton find herself consumed by a new relationship that could take her away from Lucas forever? 

Meanwhile, Karen must consider her future without Keith on "One Tree Hill" (OTH) and the responsibility of being a single parent for the second time. Although Dan says that he wants to be there for Karen and her baby, can she ever forgive him or trust him enough to accept his help? Dan's guilt over murdering his brother is overwhelming and while he will try to atone for his sins, he also must deal with taunting clues left by someone who knows his secret. Finally, terrified that Dan will retaliate against her, Deb will struggle with her sobriety, the terrible residual silence of her divorce from Dan, and the absence of Nathan. For Deb, the devil makes work for idle hands. 

The journeys of the people who inhabit "One Tree Hill" (OTH) have been vast, from Lucas's tentative steps off the river court into high school popularity, from Nathan and Haley's first kiss to marriage, from Peyton and Brooke's deep friendship to their estrangement. But in other ways, the journey has only just begun. Where will the roads lead them? And who will they be when they reach their destination? The answers lie in a place called Tree Hill.

Season 3

In Season 3 of "One Tree Hill" (OTH), the teenagers' relationships grew deeper and took unexpected turns. Lucas fought for and won Brooke's heart, only to lose her when she learned of a kiss he and Peyton shared during a moment of crisis. A friend of Lucas' brought a handgun to school, shot Peyton and ultimately took his own life. Meanwhile, still dealing with the death of Ellie, her biological mother, Peyton suffered the loss of Brooke's friendship when she admitted she harbored feelings for Lucas. Haley and Nathan overcame old wounds and mended their broken marriage, ultimately renewing their vows in a fairytale wedding.

The lives of the adults "One Tree Hill" (OTH) were no less turbulent. Keith returned to Tree Hill, intending to be a husband to Karen and a father to Lucas—only to be murdered by Dan, who believed Keith had tried to kill him in a fire. After learning from Deb that she was the one who tried to kill him, Dan was left only with his guilt and a terrible discovery that someone might know what he did. Karen, alone and struggling with the loss of Keith, discovered that she was pregnant with his child.

Season three of "One Tree Hill" (OTH) ended in a harrowing climax when Nathan's Uncle Cooper (Michael Trucco, "Battlestar Galactica") tried to end his dysfunctional relationship with high school bad-girl Rachel (Danneel Harris, "What I Like About You"). In the resulting argument, they crashed off a bridge, plunging into the river below. Nathan, despite Haley's pleas, dove in to save them. In the last moments, Rachel and Cooper were unconscious and Nathan was trapped in the submerged limousine, struggling for air, unable to save them or himself. Above them on the bridge, Haley was left alone screaming desperately for help.


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