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Thursday, June 14, 2007

One Tree Hill season finale wraps up storylines

Commentary with a Co-Ed
by Ashley Gouveia

The season four finale of One Tree Hill was the end of an era. When this show returns mid-season, it will have jumped four years into the future.

Thankfully, the people behind the show realized that the college years of TV dramas are not that successful: Dawson’s Creek, Buffy, Saved by the Bell. (Hey, it was good in high school. I still love Zack Morris!) Those shows all lacked their original likeability during the college years. One Tree Hill ended its high school years on a happy note and got me a little teary in the process.

When the show began, it picked up where it left off last week: Karen flat lining and Haley going into labor. One thing that this show is known for is its awesome music. The first five-minute montage was accompanied by the great song ‘Lightning Crashes’ by Live. While it was playing, we saw the birth of Nathan and Haley’s son, James Lucas Scott. We also got a reunion between Karen and Keith in the great beyond. How much do I miss Uncle Keith? The show just isn’t the same without him.

At the end of act one, Dan turned himself in, and Karen recuperated. The whole episode was less about the drama and more about saying goodbye. It really felt like a series finale to me. The gang was moving on, and last night was their last all together. Dan tried to take the easy way out and attempted to hang himself in his cell. The bed sheet ripped, and Papa Scott realized he’s going to have to live with his guilt.

There were no pregnancy cliffhangers or limos falling off bridges, but it was still a good finale. I’m anxious to see where everyone is in four years. Will Peyton and Lucas still be together? How is parenthood going to affect Nathan and Haley? Is Brooke going to be with Chase (please, no?) I guess we just have to wait and see.

Here are my favorite moments of the night:

-Karen and Keith reunion

-The Tree Hill girls dancing to The Spice Girls. (So old school and so funny!)

-Karen’s speech to Dan in prison. (Great scene!)

-Lucas/Brooke book scene: “Brooke Davis is going to change the world someday.” (Aww!)

-Mouth/Brooke kiss. (Yay, that’s been four years in the making!)

“Love triangles are so high school.”-Brooke


Lisa said...

I agree it was a feel good finale. I can't wait to see where they all are in four years. Love Haley and Nathan... and baby!

ashley said...

thanks for the comment lisa! I agree, gotta love the Naley:)

Anonymous said...

I love the song that was played at the end...it's so relaxing and nice!! i'm still crying because of it sniff sniff

tube talk girl said...

What was that song? Hmm...I caught some old school Motley Crue "Home Sweet Home" but I'm not sure what the final song was. Ashley, can you help?

ashley said...

I am pretty sure that the final song was "Closer" by Travis. It was a really good song:)

mrs.talks alot said...

I have watched this show since day one and it has rarely been disapointing. I hope the college years prove to hold up to expectations. The season four finale was great as well.

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