One Tree Hill (season 7)

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One Tree Hill (season 7)
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One Tree Hill Season 7 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original channel The CW
Original release September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) – May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17)
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The seventh season of One Tree Hill premiered on September 14, 2009. This is the first season not to include the show's original cast members Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton. After successful ratings for the first three episodes, The CW gave the series a full-season order of 22 episodes.[1]

Season seven regular cast members returning from season six are James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sophia Bush, and Austin Nichols, while Robert Buckley, Shantel VanSanten, and Jana Kramer join the cast in the season premiere.[2] Other cast members include Jackson Brundage, Lee Norris, Antwon Tanner, Lisa Goldstein, and Paul Johansson.

The seventh season takes place fourteen months after the season six finale, marking the series' second time jump in three years.[3] The season focuses on Brooke's company "Clothes Over Bro's" and a scandal that threatens Nathan's career and marriage.

The season premiere was seen by 2.55 million viewers and achieved a 1.2 rating in Adults 18–49.[4] Episode 7 achieved season highs with 2.67 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in Adults 18–49.[5] The season averaged 2.3 million viewers and a 1.1 rating placing it at #118 in the 2009–10 season.[6]

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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131 1 "4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Traveling Abroad)" Clark Mathis Mark Schwahn September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) 3X5301 2.55[4]

Nathan learns of a shocking accusation that could threaten his career, much to the chagrin of his sports agent Clay. Brooke prepares to launch a new fashion line, and Julian decides to produce a big movie. Haley's sister Quinn makes a surprise visit. Mouth wants Skills to move out, though Skills refuses which leads to a naked standoff. Meanwhile, Jamie celebrates his 7th birthday.


This episode is named after a song by Roger Waters.
132 2 "What Are You Willing to Lose" Les Butler Mark Schwahn September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21) 3X5302 2.30[8]

While in the process of recording her new album, Haley battles to protect Red Bedroom Records with the help of Mia. Brooke casts the new face of her clothing line, though her personality turns out to be what Brooke hadn't expected. Clay defends Nathan against a growing scandal. Julian and Brooke decide to move in together. Julian's father visits. Meanwhile, Dan unveils his new bride, Rachel Gatina.


This episode is named after a song by Lucero.
133 3 "Hold My Hand as I'm Lowered" Liz Friedlander Mark Schwahn September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28) 3X5303 2.51[9]

Clay and Nathan disagree on how to handle an ever-worsening scandal. Quinn and Brooke organize a photo shoot, and Mouth ups the stakes in his battle with Skills. Meanwhile, Alex makes Julian an interesting proposition.


This episode is named after a song by Noah and the Whale.
134 4 "Believe Me, I'm Lying" Greg Prange John A. Norris October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05) 3X5304 2.13[10]

Nathan's scandal becomes public. Brooke's fashion show brings an unexpected responsibility for Millicent, and Haley convinces Quinn to talk to her estranged husband David. Meanwhile, Mouth makes a decision that could threaten his career. At Brooke's fashion show, Clay gets into a fist fight with Quinn's husband.


This episode is named after a song by Forever the Sickest Kids.
135 5 "Your Cheatin' Heart" Peter B. Kowalski Mike Herro & David Strauss October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12) 3X5305 2.55[11]

Haley is thrust into the spotlight and storm of Nathan's growing scandal. Against her better judgment, Brooke allows Julian to continue working with Alex. Millicent gets a new job, which may cause trouble for Mouth. Meanwhile, Clay and Quinn grow closer.


This episode is named after a song by Hank Williams.
136 6 "Deep Ocean Vast Sea" Janice Cooke Mike Daniels October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19) 3X5306 2.21[12]

While Haley begins to wonder if Renee's accusations have merit, Nathan's scandal threatens his endorsement deals and so Haley considers taking matters into her own hands. Julian gives Alex another chance, and Brooke reconnects with Chase. Millicent questions whether she has what it takes to be a model. Meanwhile, Clay lets Quinn in on a big secret.


This episode is named after a song by Peter Murphy.
137 7 "I and Love and You" James Lafferty Mark Schwahn October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26) 3X5307 2.67[5]

Nathan and Haley are dealing with the fact that Dan has invited Renee onto his show, where she will undoubtedly air out the young Scott's dirty laundry. Quinn contemplates where her marriage with David went wrong, while Brooke has to admit to Julian what her future plans and dreams are. Clay must deal with his past when Sara comes to town.


This episode is named after a song and album by The Avett Brothers.
138 8 "(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight" Michael J. Leone Terrence Coli November 2, 2009 (2009-11-02) 3X5308 2.32[13]

Julian agrees to a weekend camping trip but struggles to fit in with Nathan and the guys. Back in Tree Hill, Brooke and Haley spend Girl's Night doing a little bonding of their own, and Quinn helps Clay come to terms with a tragic loss. Meanwhile, Dan and Rachel's past catches up to them.


This episode is named after a song by Cutting Crew.
139 9 "Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun" Sophia Bush Karen Gist November 9, 2009 (2009-11-09) 3X5309 2.67[14]

Haley returns to the stage and Brooke receives life-changing news. Meanwhile, Dan Scott returns to Tree Hill much to the chagrin of Nathan, who is about to sign a new NBA contract with the help of his agent Clay. Quinn and Clay grow closer.


This episode is named after a song by Stars of Track and Field.
140 10 "You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son" Paul Johansson Mark Schwahn November 16, 2009 (2009-11-16) 3X5310 2.63[15]

Nathan reaches the breaking point with Clay, causing a rift between Haley and Quinn. Brooke comes clean with Julian about her worries regarding his growing connection to Alex. Meanwhile, Skills pursues a new career in LA and Millicent's drug problem worsens.


This episode is named after a song by Wolf Parade.
141 11 "You Know I Love You... Don't You?" Greg Prange William H. Brown November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30) 3X5311 2.40[16]

Nathan and Haley's careers bring about a tough decision for the family, and Julian divulges a secret to Alex that leads to a confrontation with Brooke. Meanwhile, Clay tries to resuscitate his career as an agent, and Jamie learns the truth about Skills' new job. And a fresh-from-jail Millie finds an unlikely supporter in Victoria. After a shocking conversation with Julian, Alex leaves her suicide note on his voice mail.


This episode is named after a song by Howard Jones.
142 12 "Some Roads Lead Nowhere" Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn December 7, 2009 (2009-12-07) 3X5312 2.57[17]

Quinn helps Clay form a plan to convince Nathan to rehire him, but they may be too late as Nathan and Haley prepare to leave Tree Hill behind in their move to Barcelona. Brooke struggles to accept Julian's reaction when Alex undergoes another crisis. Meanwhile, Millie's downward spiral threatens her relationship with Mouth, and Dan makes an announcement that shocks Rachel and his studio audience.


This episode is named after a song by Matthew Ryan.
143 13 "Weeks Go by Like Days" Joe Davola Karin Gist January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18) 3X5313 2.18[18]

Taylor (Haley and Quinn's sister) returns, and she brings a familiar face with her. Millie goes in front of the judge for her DUI. Scenes from Haley's concerts are also featured.


This episode is named after a song by My Morning Jacket.
144 14 "Family Affair" Paul Johansson Mike Herro and David Strauss January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25) 3X5314 2.20[19]

Nathan tries to keep Haley calm after Taylor shows up at their house with Quinn's ex-husband in tow. Julian sticks up for Alex on the set of their movie, and Brooke leans on Alexander to ease her heartache. Meanwhile, Clay gets a chance to prove his commitment to Quinn by helping her through a dinner with her sister and David.


This episode is named after a song by Sly and the Family Stone.
145 15 "Don't You Forget About Me" Les Butler Terrence Coli February 1, 2010 (2010-02-01) 3X5315 2.15[20]

In the chaos surrounding an '80s alumni dance at the high school, Haley's birthday is forgotten, Jamie is left home alone, and Nathan and Clay are stranded 200 miles from Tree Hill. Meanwhile, Brooke's appearance at the dance with Alexander forces Julian to relive his dorky adolescence in an episode dedicated to the memory of John Hughes.


This episode is named after a song by Simple Minds.
146 16 "My Attendance Is Bad But My Intentions Are Good" Jessica Landaw Nikki Schiefelbein February 8, 2010 (2010-02-08) 3X5316 2.17[21]

Haley, Quinn and Taylor receive life-changing news when their mom Lydia shows up to town. Brooke and Julian try to find a balance between their personal lives and work as the movie shoot begins. Alex sets her sights on Alexander, and Millicent finds herself struggling with temptation.


This episode is named after a song by PlayRadioPlay!.
147 17 "At the Bottom of Everything" Bethany Joy Lenz John A. Norris February 15, 2010 (2010-02-15) 3X5317 1.87[22]

Nathan tries to help Haley and Jamie confront Lydia's seemingly hopeless situation, while Brooke and Julian navigate their volatile relationship in the midst of a hectic movie shoot. Meanwhile, Clay and Quinn spend some time apart, and Miranda tries to prove to Grubbs that she's the right person to produce his album. Owen returns to help Millicent with a recent problem.


This episode is named after a song by Bright Eyes.
148 18 "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance" Joe Davola Mike Daniels February 22, 2010 (2010-02-22) 3X5318 2.23[23]

As Brooke angrily deals with Alex's tryst with Julian, Lydia's condition worsens, prompting Quinn and Haley to try to reconnect with Taylor. Clay is forced to deal with Katie's unsettling advances, and Nathan helps Jamie come to terms with Lydia's impending death.


This episode is named after a song by Sinéad O'Connor.
149 19 "Every Picture Tells a Story" Chad Graves William H. Brown April 26, 2010 (2010-04-26) 3X5319 2.01[24]

On the eve of Quinn's big gallery opening, an uninvited guest ambushes Clay. Nathan spends the day with Jamie, while Haley struggles with life after her mother's death. Brooke and Julian each receive a shocking surprise. Meanwhile, Skills learns the truth about Lauren and Mouth.


This episode is named after a song by Rod Stewart.
150 20 "Learning to Fall" Greg Prange Shaina Fewell and Renee Intlekofer May 3, 2010 (2010-05-03) 3X5320 1.95[25]

Nathan and Haley struggle with the aftermath of her mother's death, while Brooke deals with the fallout of Alexander's tryst with Victoria. Alex discovers a secret about her leading man, Josh, that could derail Julian's film, and Clay is confronted by an unhinged Katie.


This episode is named after a song by Boys Like Girls.
151 21 "What's in the Ground Belongs to You" Peter Kowalski Mark Schwahn May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10) 3X5321 2.10[26]

Nathan struggles to reach an increasingly depressed Haley, while Quinn leads Jamie on a Tree Hill treasure hunt. Julian shows his finished film to Brooke, and Clay is forced to deal with Katie.


This episode is named after a song by If These Trees Could Talk.
152 22 "Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last Time I Saw You" Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17) 3X5322 2.02[27]

Haley tries to overcome her depression by joining Nathan, Jamie and the rest of the Tree Hill gang on a trip to Utah for the premiere of Julian's film. Julian's film is a huge hit, Haley discovers some good news, Julian takes a huge step in his relationship with Brooke, and Katie returns hurting both Clay and Quinn!


This episode is named after an album by Wakey!Wakey!.

Production[edit]

On February 25, 2009, The CW renewed One Tree Hill for a seventh season.[28] On May 12, 2009, it was confirmed that both Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton would not be returning for the seventh season.[29] On June 8, 2009, it was announced that the seventh season will occur fourteen months into the future from the sixth season finale.[30]

On September 29, 2009 The CW ordered a full season, set to total at 22 episodes.[1]

Cast[edit]

This season includes three new characters portrayed by Robert Buckley, Shantel VanSanten, and Jana Kramer. Buckley is featured as Clayton, Nathan's agent and friend. VanSanten is featured as Haley's sister Quinn James. Kramer is featured as Alex, a model for Brooke fashion line, "Clothes Over Bros".[31]

Returning are both Austin Nichols who plays Julian Baker a character introduced in the sixth season, and Danneel Harris who had previously portrayed Rachel Gatina. Nichols has been promoted to a series regular while Harris will be recurring for at least seven episodes, beginning with the second episode of the seventh season.[31] In an interview with new cast member Shantel VanSanten, she had noted the return of Lindsey McKeon as Taylor James, the sister of Haley and Quinn, midway through the season.[32]

While speaking on the return of Taylor, VanSanten also revealed that her character's mother, played by Bess Armstrong will also return.[32]

Storylines[edit]

A year has passed since Lucas and Peyton left Tree Hill to go traveling. A scandal threatens Nathan's career in the NBA; Haley goes back on the road, but suffers a family tragedy that causes her to battle a period of depression. Rachel and Dan return to Tree Hill and Brooke hires a new model (Alex) for "Clothes Over Bros" that in turn threatens her relationship with Julian, and Mouth and Millicent's (who become a model, but suffers serious self-image problems). Newcomers Clay and Quinn settle in Tree Hill and soon fall for one another, only to have their own dramas from psycho Katie. While old romances, Mia and Chase seem to struggle, new ones form, Miranda and Grubbs, give in and begin a relationship, while Victoria and Alexander decide to take their professional relationship to the next level.

Reception[edit]

The season averaged 2.28 million viewers and a 1.1 average Adults 18–49 rating placing it at #118 in the 2009–10 season.[6]

DVD release[edit]

The DVD release of season seven was released after the season has completed broadcast on television. It has been released in Region 1 and Region 2 and Region 4. As well as every episode from the season, the DVD release features bonus material such as audio commentaries on some episodes from the creator and cast, deleted scenes, gag reels and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

The Complete Seventh Season
Set details Special features
  • 22 episodes
  • 924 minutes (Region 1); 928 minutes (Region 2); 886 minutes (Region 4)
  • 5-disc set
  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles:
    • English, Spanish French (Region 1)
Release dates
 United States  United Kingdom  Australia
August 17, 2010 October 11, 2010 May 4, 2011

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Cast list at The CW
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  28. ^ "Super News: CW Renews Six Shows! (But Is Chad Over the Hill?)". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  29. ^ One Tree Hill stars Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton exit Retrieved: 2010-07-11.
  30. ^ Ghost Whisperer & One Tree Hill Do Time Jump
  31. ^ a b It's official: 'One Tree Hill' troublemaker returns!
  32. ^ a b One Tree Hill's Shantel VanSanten: Road Bumps Are Ahead for Quinn and Clay

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