The Lights Go Down In Tree Hill Tonight: One Tree Hill’s Final Episode

“Somebody told me that this is the place where everything’s better and everything’s safe”

After 9 seasons, One Tree Hill is getting ready for their final goodbye tonight. The moment feels bittersweet. I started watching One Tree Hill in 2006 during season 3; the school shooting episode to be exact. As heavy and as difficult as it was to watch these characters I barely knew go through something as horrific as a shooting, I couldn’t peel my eyes away. I haven’t looked back since. I eventually caught up with seasons 1 & 2 and fell in love with each character in a different way. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been watching it. Once you fully immerse yourself in these character’s lives, you’re a fan for life.

One Tree Hill captivated my heart in ways that no other television show has ever done, or will do. You tend to feel their pain and go through their struggles with them as if you’re a part of their lives. Sometimes a moment resonates with you; something they say hits a nerve and it all makes sense. That quote from that one episode becomes a moment of clarity and just like that, you have a new lease on life! It inspires you when someone goes through the roughest of circumstances and rises to the top. It shows you the road to hope; it gives you faith. If they can do it, I can do it. Every character has shown extreme fortitude. What other TV show can do that? I can’t think of any. Sometimes when I’m in a tough situation, I tend to think to myself, “What would Hayley do?” or “What would Brooke do?”

So thank you Mark Schwahn, for coming up with the idea of One Tree Hill and making the dream a reality. For all of the moments that took our breath away. The songs; the AMAZING music that led to 3 incredible soundtracks and for letting music be our guide to the character’s souls. The quotes, humor, pain, struggles, triumphs, and of course, the redemption of Dan Scott. There are no other words to explain my gratitude towards this show and all of the values and morals it has instilled in me.

Take one last trip to Tree Hill, tonight at 8PM/7PMC on the CW.

“Tree Hill is just a place somewhere in the world. Maybe it’s a lot like your world, maybe it’s nothing like it. But if you look closer, you might see someone like you. Someone trying to find their way. Someone trying to find their place. Someone trying to find their self.”