It’s sad to think that One Tree Hill might be ending due to contract disputes with some of the cast. But after seven continuative seasons, the show can be said to have had a very successful run time, both with its former network, the WB, and with its current, the CW. With its current position as the network’s second highest rating show (following Smallville,) if it doesn’t get renewed for an eighth season, it will still be ok. I actually think that the season seven finale was the best place to end the show with a bang – but it came back.
Lydia James died. A sad episode –filled with happy moments and memories that led up to her death, which she left with a peaceful smile. I loved that she took time for each of her three daughters, reminded them of how special each one was to her, and allowed time for them to remind her of how special she was to them. My eyes went watery as the battle between the sisters got resolved – it’s just painful that it had to take their dying mom in a hospital bed for Taylor to finally realize that she’s done wrong.
I loved the most though – the quote, from Lydia (the girls’ mom) to Quinn, about Clay. The quote said so much, and pretty much summed up Haley and Nathan’s relationship since season one.
“I have the same feelings about Clay that I did with Nathan.
He’s one of the good ones.”
- Lydia James
Speaking of Clay – I found it rather silly to introduce a Sara-look-alike into the series so late into the season. Obviously, Clay still loves his deceased wife very much – I’m not sure where this story will go. I hope though, that he can tell the different between the dead and the living, because he couldn’t before.
I also don’t understand why the return of Skills happened so late into the season’s run. And where’s Millicent? Miranda? Grubbs? And I don’t believe for a second that Dan’s really gone. The villain’s never really gone. A major setback for One Tree Hill is all of its cast members and many story plots happening all at once. If these reminding four episodes are the last of the series – the producers and writers better do an excellent job wrapping everything up. A good series needs and good ending. And with so many issues and drama just barely getting revealed – I don’t see a good ending happening in four episodes.
The Brooke and Julian storyline finally got resolved in this episode as well. After a huge misunderstanding from Brooke’s side, all emotions and expressions were said and forgiven – which we all knew was bound to happen sooner or later. Of course Brooke and Julian end up together.
As for Alex – I’m not sure what her problem is. I can’t read whether her impulsive act at the end of the episode was caused by Alexander or Julian. It seems like it would because of Julian, basing on her conversation with Brooke earlier. But then, at the end, before she gets into her silly rage, she texts Alexander, which made it seem like he was the reason. I’m really not sure.
The show’s going on a long break and won’t be back until April 26, so any questions will just have to wait until then. It’s scary watching the promo and seeing “THE LAST FOUR EPISODES.” The last four episodes of what? The season? The series? We’ll just have to wait and see.Chloe Nguyen is a sophomore at the University of Utah and an intern at KTVX/KUCW.