‘One Tree Hill’: Happy endings all around in the season ender
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There’s been a lot of “One Tree Hill” talk this week, what with the departures of Hilarie Burton (Peyton) and Chad Michael Murray (Lucas) confirmed, however the season finale is still ahead of us and we haven’t touched too much on that. The ironic thing about Monday’s hour? While we’re accustomed to dramatic Tree Hill cliffhangers with loves and lives left in danger, this year, all your favorite Tree Hill characters live happily ever after. Perhaps with all the real life “OTH” drama going down, creator Mark Schwahn just felt like writing a few feel-good stories. And, if you are a true fan of the show, I think you will feel good when you watch next week. With the exception of Dan Scott — who goes to visit Whitey during the episode — everyone’s future is looking bright right about now. Everyone’s… Lucas and Peyton’s, Brooke and Julian’s, Mouth and Millicent’s, Mia and Chase’s, Haley and Nathan’s. Yeah, Nathan turns a real corner on Monday, which had me tearing up and I think you will too because it’s a long time coming. Oh, even Victoria gets a happy ending. And we get a happy ending too, because Austin Nichol (Julian) will return to Tree Hill full time in the fall…
VIDEO: Will Tree Hill’s Nathan ever make it to the NBA?
Corners will be turned on Monday.
‘One Tree Hill’ Season 6 Finale Clip: Nathan’s Leaving
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The happy news of Nathan’s signing as an NBA player is previewed through a clip from the ‘One Tree Hill’ May 18 season finale.
“One Tree Hill” season finale on Monday, May 18 is given a sneak peek of Nathan and Jamie’s scene. Nathan is preparing for his departure to join NBA, playing for Charlotte Bobcats. In the official synopsis, it is said that Nathan is released from the Chiefs, and is forced to face Haley and Jamie. A story arc has been created for Nathan in the next season. A character named Clayton will be introduced as a “young and brash” sports agent who represents Nathan’s basketball interest. Clayton, who is in his 20s, will be a close friend, ally, business partner as well as an advisor for Nathan. In the casting call, Clayton is described as “fiercely protective” of Nathan. On another news, it has been reported that instead of the traditional sad or shocking cliffhangers, this season will have a happy ending, including for Peyton and Lucas. When the execs decided to release Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton from the show, they have prepared a proper goodbye. E! Online provided a scoop, which may contain spoiler, that “Peyton and baby Scott beat the odds and live happily ever after in the finale.”
Hilarie Burton Reveals Truth Behind ‘One Tree Hill’ Departure
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In an interview with EW, the Peyton of ‘One Tree Hill’ said that every decision was made based on goodness and that she and Chad Michael Murray face it as grown-ups.
The dismissal of Peyton and Lucas from “One Tree Hill” after 6 years of running had set up a roar among fans of the show. But here to provide the truth as well as some insights regarding the reason behind their characters’ exit is Peyton’s depicter herself, Hilarie Burton.
In an exclusive interview with EW, Hilarie wanted to deliver the message that she would never say bad words about “One Tree Hill” and that the decision was based on “adults being good to each other and being kind”. She elaborated, “I think everyone was kind of agreeable about the situation. There were a lot of really wonderful conversations. It wasn’t a rash decision; a lot of thought, emotion, and kindness was put into it.” When asked about the truth, Hilarie responded “There really wasn’t a lot of turmoil. It was a fabulous six-year run, which is how long my contract was for, and I feel really lucky to have been a part of the show. So when I hear that there’s turmoil or negotiations based on money it kind of hurts my feelings, because it’s not what’s been going on at all.”
In February this year, Hilarie had posted a video message where she was chocking up in tears in and said that she wished she has creative control over what was going on. Explaining her purpose in posting the video, she said that it was “to dispel the rumors that were being circulated. …People even back then were blaming it on money, and [on me] being high maintenance… Those rumors were really hurtful.” Warning! The excerpts below may contain spoilers to the May 18 season finale where Peyton and Lucas take a final bow. Speaking of her last day on the set she said, “We wrapped together. We were the last two in the last scene, and we opened up a tab across the street for our crew to say thank you and cried a bunch.” Additionally, Hilarie mentioned that she is open to re-appearance because the writers “didn’t kill” Peyton or Lucas. Hilarie is looking forward to new shows while working on a undisclosed webseries that will start shooting on Memorial Day.
Question: Bummed about Chad and Hilarie leaving One Tree Hill. At least tell me Lucas and Peyton get a proper sendoff in Monday’s finale. Ausiello: According to EW’s Jennifer Armstrong, who screened the finale yesterday, Leyton “definitely comes to a natural resting place that feels right for them and ties up their story nicely; however, they do not get an actual sendoff of any kind.” Speaking of Chad and Hilarie’s exit, in the very near future I’ll be posting something every Tree Hill fan will want to read. Trust me. Source: The Ausiello Files
Question: Give me something about the One Tree Hill finale!
Ausiello: What else you got, Armstrong? “Brooke finally gets two things she’s long wanted, we find out the fate of Peyton and the baby, and Whitey (the retired HS basketball coach) and Karen (Lucas’ mom, played by Moira Kelly) appear.” Thanks for ID’ing those last two JA, ’cause I wouldn’t of had a clue who you were talking about. Still don’t, in fact. Source: The Ausiello Files
Question: Give us scoop on the new characters that will be joining One Tree Hill next season. Ausiello: The three new faces include: Quinn, Haley’s free-spirited, strong-willed older sister; Alexis, a model-actress-crazy bitch in her 20s who Brooke hires to be the new face of her clothing line; and Clayton, a young and brash sports agent who takes on Nathan as a client. Source: The Ausiello Files
EXCLUSIVE Hilarie Burton on ‘Tree Hill’ exit: ‘It wasn’t a rash decision’
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Did you hear? After six years of angst, heartache, and more angst, Hilarie Burton will make her final appearance as Lucas-lovin’ music mogul Peyton Sawyer on Monday’s season finale of One Tree Hill. (Her leading man, Chad Michael Murray, will bid farewell in the same episode.) On the eve of her swan song, the onetime TRL hostess is setting the record straight about the reason behind her departure, the “hurtful” rumors that precipitated it, and a certain video that left many of her fans going, “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Ms. Hilarie?“ (Warning: Potential spoilers about Monday’s finale below.)
There are a lot of rumors flying about why you’re leaving. What’s the truth?
HILARIE BURTON: There really wasn’t a lot of turmoil. It was a fabulous six-year run, which is how long my contract was for, and I feel really lucky to have been a part of the show. So when I hear that there’s turmoil or negotiations based on money it kind of hurts my feelings, because it’s not what’s been going on at all. I think my fan base in particular knows that money isn’t necessarily a big motivator for me, that’s why I work in the world of independent film.
How long have you known that you were leaving?
BURTON: I’ve known for a little while. For me, it was definitely an emotional decision. And a professional decision as well. I got really, really lucky. One Tree Hill was my very first television audition; it was a fairytale. I feel really lucky to have that level of success right out of the gate.
Just so I’m clear, it was your decision to leave, not the other way around?
BURTON: I think everyone was kind of agreeable about the situation. There were a lot of really wonderful conversations. It wasn’t a rash decision; a lot of thought, emotion, and kindness was put into it. I would hope that that‘s the story that gets out — that it was a bunch of adults being good to each other and being kind about the decision-making process.
Did The Powers That Be make a concerted effort to get you to re-sign?
BURTON: The conversations that they had with me were very compassionate and very sweet. They told me that they valued me, and that meant a lot. And they also wanted me to be happy and challenged and excited. There was some confusion for a little bit as to what was going on, but I think everybody’s in a good place now.
Talk to me about the video message you made for your fans back in February. It seemed like you were maybe saying good-bye. What point were you trying to get across?
BURTON: The purpose of that video was to dispel the rumors that were being circulated. I was on your end of it for a very long time when I worked at MTV, and I understand how the rumor mill works. Everybody wants a sensational story. People even back then were blaming it on money, and [on me] being high maintenance… Those rumors were really hurtful. Of anybody on the show, I was the one who was very excited about doing all the extracurricular stuff — the mall tours, the radio tours, going to the upfronts… I loved my involvement with this show, and I really just wanted my fan base to know that I wasn’t turning my nose up at this wonderful opportunity I’ve had for the last six years. There’s an ugly trend where actors think they’ve surpassed the show that made them or the film that made them and badmouth it. I will never say a bad word about One Tree Hill. The entire shape of my world changed because of that show, so I’ll always be very affectionate toward it.
Have you spoken to Chad recently?
BURTON: I was in L.A. last week and we talked. Chad and I are good friends. I won’t speak for him, but it was not a rash decision on either of our parts. He’s very compassionate toward the show and the fans. It’s not an easy decision, but we’ve got to be grown-ups sometimes. [CMM’s rep declined my interview request, saying, “Chad is no longer on the show and has no comment regarding the new season.”]
What was your last day on the set like?
BURTON: We wrapped together. We were the last two in the last scene, and we opened up a tab across the street for our crew to say thank you and cried a bunch.
Lucas and Peyton don’t really get an official sendoff next week. Is that disappointing?
BURTON: It’s like when you leave for college but you know your parents still have your bedroom set up. You never know if you’re going to have to come home… I got really lucky with my character; I got a full-circle story. It was, “Lucas and Peyton: Are they going to be together? Are they not going to be together?” And as we saw in this week’s episode, my character got everything she ever wanted.
Might you make the occasional guest appearance?
BURTON: Never say never. They didn’t kill us. There’s nothing vengeful about it, and I think that’s because as much as we love them, they love us back.
What are you going to do now?
BURTON: One Tree Hill was a great learning opportunity for me, and I’m excited to go and apply that elsewhere and see where I end up. I’m hoping the fans support whatever my next endeavor is. I’m actually curious what they want me to do… On the blog that I have for my production company, we’re producing a web series that we’re going to start shooting on Memorial Day. We’ve also got a television show that we’re turning into a graphic novel, and we’ve got a film we’re raising money for. I’m busy. And I’m keeping my business down in North Carolina. I’m still going to be in the neighborhood; it’ll just be in a different capacity.
Last question, and it’s a biggie: What happens to Peyton’s record company?
BURTON: Who knows? Maybe she’ll take it with her. I get to be a fan of the show now, which is cool. I get to sit back and be a fan. I’m personally very excited to see where it goes. I understand they’re introducing some new characters… I have no doubt they will come up with something to reinvent the show yet again.
Will One Tree Hill‘s “Leyton” be back next season with mini Leyton? MATT: Alas, in the days since you sent in this question, the CW confirmed that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton will not be returning for Season 7. The silver lining is that the actors’ final outing is a solid one. TVGuide.com’s Robyn Ross, who screened the May 18 season finale, reports that the hour “wraps things up in a little bow with no shockers to leave us hanging. Old faces were back, and dreams were truly realized. Perhaps it could’ve served better as a series finale, because I’d love to think this is the way these stories would have ended.” Source: TV Guide Online
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“Remember Me As A Time Of Day”
THE SEASON FINALE FINDS FAVORITE CHARACTERS’ LIVES ABOUT TO CHANGE FOREVER — Nathan (James Lafferty) is released from the Chiefs, and is forced to face Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) and Jamie (Jackson Brundage). On the eve of Peyton’s (Hilarie Burton) delivery, Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Peyton receive a surprise visit from Karen (guest star Moira Kelly). Dan (Paul Johansson) is on death’s door, while Brooke (Sophia Bush) and Victoria (Daphne Zuniga) prepare to re-launch Clothes Over Bro’s. Mark Schwahn wrote and directed the episode (#624). CW
Nathan must face Haley and Jamie after being released from the Chiefs; Peyton and Lucas receive an unexpected visit from Karen (Moira Kelly). SpoilerTV
I need to know more about the One Tree Hill finale!
Are we sure this is a season (not series) finale? Because we’ve seen the last ep of One Tree Hill for this year, and all the storylines end so darn pleasantly! It’s positively unnerving! Source: Kristin on E!Online
‘One Tree Hill’ Season 6 Finale Preview: Peyton’s Life in Danger
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In a rather sad tone, the preview of ‘One Tree Hill’ season finale next Monday shows Lucas’ personal dilemma when his wife is brought on stretcher.
“One Tree Hill” could wrap up the sixth season with a tragic ending. In the preview released for the May 18 episode titled “Remember Me as a Time of Day”, unconscious Peyton is brought to the ER by Lucas who got his hand bloody. The official synopsis is read: “The season finale finds favorite characters’ lives about to change forever. Nathan is released from the Chiefs, and is forced to face Haley and Jamie. On the eve of Peyton’s delivery, Lucas and Peyton receive a surprise visit from Karen (guest star Moira Kelly). Dan is on death’s door, while Brooke and Victoria prepare to re-launch Clothes Over Bro’s.” A scoop from E! Online reveals that Julian will also be in the finale, which could lead to the reconciliation of him and Brooke. Also, Kate Voegele aka Mia will release a record on the episode. “There’s this amazing scene that we shot at a Best Buy, and they have a huge line of fans,” Voegele said. “Mia’s releasing her record, and Mia’s record is my record. So on the day that my album, A Fine Mess, comes out in real life, Mia’s album, A Fine Mess, will be coming out on One Tree Hill.”
One Tree Hill finale! Julian appears in the finale, so maybe that means he and Brooke will finally decide to be together? Plus, both Mia—and her portrayer, real-life singer Kate Voegele—are releasing their albums in the OTH finale. “There’s this amazing scene that we shot at a Best Buy, and they have a huge line of fans. Mia’s releasing her record, and Mia’s record is my record. So on the day that my album, A Fine Mess, comes out in real life, Mia’s album, A Fine Mess, will be coming out on One Tree Hill.” A little confusing, but you get it! Source: Kristin on E!Online
Chad Michael Murray & Hilarie Burton’s ‘One Tree Hill’ departures confirmed
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Though we’ve known for months that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton would not return to “One Tree Hill” this fall for the series’ seventh season, The CW has just now officially confirmed the actors’ exits. A network rep tells me they will be welcoming two new cast members, in addition to Austin Nichols, as series regulars.
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It looks like One Tree Hill newlyweds Peyton and Lucas are about to embark on a permanent honeymoon. Sources confirm that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, whose characters tied the knot in last night’s penultimate episode, will not be returning for the show’s seventh season next fall. The CW is expected to formally announce their departures next Thursday at its upfront presentation. Murray and Burton have been engaged in rather high-profile contract negotiations for the past several months. Ultimately, a deal couldn’t be worked out and both actors will make their final appearances in next Monday’s season finale. To fill the void next season, a Hill insider tells me that two new characters will be introduced. Additionally, Austin Nichols (Julian) is being promoted to a series regular. What say you, Tree Hill fans? Pumped for OTH 2.0? Too upset to even think about it? Let loose in the comments section.
Confirmed: Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton Exit ‘One Tree Hill’
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The CW has given a nod to the departures of two actors playing Lucas and Peyton on ‘One Tree Hill’, and said that 2 new cast will be introduced in the seventh season.
The media have been reporting that Chad Michael Murray is a goner from “One Tree Hill” but apparently one more is leaving the show. His on-screen wife, Peyton, is not included in the next season’s story and thus Hilarie Burton is also out from the picture. The CW has confirmed the departures of the two actors to several media outlets, but no formal reason has been given. The characters got married on the Monday, May 11 episode but pregnant Peyton is wheeled to the ER on the next week’s episode. Fans of the show will be able to watch Chad and Hilarie, who have been in the show for 6 years, for the last time on the season finale that airs May 18. Additionally, The CW said that they will compensate the loss with two new characters, which details have not been elaborated further. Austin Nichols, who plays Julian, is also promoted as a regular. The rumors of Chad and Hilarie leaving the show erupted for the first time in late February when Hilarie posted an emotional video message to fans, saying “…I wish I had creative control over the show, and I don’t. But if I did, it would go on for a million years, and Peyton Sawyer would cry for you all the time – because she does that.” Few weeks later Chad, captured by a fan’s video during autograph signing, said “They don’t want me. I’m not joking” before then encouraging that fans “should do online, is start blogging and being pissed off that they don’t want that.” Although involved in a negotiation later on, Chad mentioned that the show wanted to save money.
What’s going on with Peyton on One Tree Hill? First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby boy in the baby carriage, then comes…oops, can’t tell you that part. Mwa-ha-ha-ha. Yes, we’re evil. Source: Kristin on E!Online