One Tree Hill (season 6)

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One Tree Hill (season 6)
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One Tree Hill Season 6 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Release
Original channel The CW
Original release September 1, 2008 (2008-09-01) – May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18)
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List of One Tree Hill episodes

The sixth season of One Tree Hill, an American television series, began on September 1, 2008 and concluded on May 18, 2009 with a total of 24 episodes. This is the third season to air on The CW television network. Season six regular cast members include Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush, Paul Johansson, Lee Norris, Antwon Tanner, Jackson Brundage, Barbara Alyn Woods, and Lisa Goldstein.

The seasons seventh episode, "Messin' with the Kid" achieved a series high in Adults 18–34 with a 2.7 rating.[1]

Season six is the final season for original cast members Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton.[2] Their characters, Lucas and Peyton, leave Tree Hill with their newborn baby in the finale.[3]

Overview[edit]

Lucas proposes to Peyton. They decide to get married. Peyton gives Lucas the startling news that she is having his baby. Nathan tries to make a comeback in basketball, Haley has to make a decision involving her career, Brooke takes in a young girl named Sam and deals with being attacked in her own store, and Dan spends time with Jamie as he waits on a heart transplant. Meanwhile, a movie producer named Julian Baker comes to Tree Hill and wants to make An Unkindness of Ravens into a movie.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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107 1 "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Part 1" Stuart Gillard Mark Schwahn September 1, 2008 (2008-09-01) 3T7551 3.25[6]

Lucas proposes to Peyton, however the two decide Vegas isn't romantic enough. Victoria returns to steal Brooke's company. Carrie takes Dan hostage seeking revenge, and Brooke is attacked.[4][5]


This episode is named after a song by My Morning Jacket.
108 2 "One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning" Greg Prange Mark Schwahn September 8, 2008 (2008-09-08) 3T7552 3.28[7]

Brooke seeks help from Deb after the attack. Dan notes that Carrie's plan is a total failure. Skills and Deb are seen kissing by Jamie.[4]


This episode is named after a song by The Flaming Lips.
109 3 "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly." Liz Friedlander Mark Schwahn September 15, 2008 (2008-09-15) 3T7553 3.37[8]

Everyone is shocked about Quentin's unexpected death. Haley and Nathan must find the words to help Jamie understand. Brooke continues to hide the truth of her attack which strains her friendship with Peyton and Lucas and Skills meet Quentin's grief-stricken family. Dan finds a mysterious grave while unsuccessfully trying to run away from Carrie's house.


This episode is named after Sam Duckworth and his band, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
110 4 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Paul Johansson Terrence Coli September 22, 2008 (2008-09-22) 3T7554 3.15[9]

Lucas struggles to inspire the Ravens, while Haley investigates the disappearance of Dan. Brooke confronts an old demon from her past, as Nathan comes to terms with Deb's relationship with Skills. Peyton is surprised when a famous musician visits her studio.


The episode is named after the song by Simon and Garfunkel from the album of the same name.
111 5 "You've Dug Your Own Grave, Now Lie in It" John Asher William H. Brown September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29) 3T7555 3.42[10]

Lucas and Peyton set a wedding date. After talking more to Mick about her dad and Ellie, Peyton believes Mick is her father. Lucas goes to New York and sees Lindsay, to plan his new book and he comes clean. Nathan is asked to coach a team while Haley, Dan, Jamie and Deb have to deal with a crazed Nanny Carrie. Meanwhile Sam and Brooke bond.


This episode is named after a song by Kenotia.
112 6 "Choosing My Own Way of Life" Clark Mathis John A. Norris October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13) 3T7556 3.47[11]

Lucas leaves for his book tour, and is surprised to see that the publishers have sent someone else other than Lindsey. Nathan is given an opportunity to play basketball again, but not in a way he expects. Haley tries to help a student in need. Brooke considers a life-changing proposition. Peyton and Mick have a confrontation over his identity. The episode ends with Mouth giving up his dream job for his dream girl, and he and Lucas drive home to Tree Hill.


This episode is named after a song by Suicidal Tendencies.
113 7 "Messin' with the Kid" Greg Prange Mike Herro & David Strauss October 20, 2008 (2008-10-20) 3T7557 3.70[12]

Lucas and Peyton discover more about each other. Jamie has been fighting with a kid at school. Brooke continues to look after Sam who begins stealing and sneaking away from Brooke. Owen returns to Brooke but she rejects him. To stop Jamie from being bullied Nathan comes to his school wearing a cape and shows the other kids how cool it is to have a cape by slam dunking.


This episode is named after the song by Junior Wells.
114 8 "Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe" Peter Kowalski Mark Schwahn October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27) 3T7558 3.21[13]

Lucas is offered to turn his book into a movie by someone his fiancée knows very well. Peyton meets her brother Derek and decides to organize a USO concert at Tric.


This episode is named after a song by Okkervil River.
115 9 "Sympathy for the Devil" Bradley Walsh Michael Daniels November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03) 3T7559 3.02[14]

Nathan confronts an old rival; Brooke faces a dark past; Lucas's decision with making his book into a movie puts him in troubled waters.


This episode is named after a song by The Rolling Stones.
116 10 "Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous" Janice Cooke Nikki Schiefelbein November 10, 2008 (2008-11-10) 3T7560 3.00[15]

Nathan wrestles with his former self as to whether to give up basketball to be a family-man only or pursue his dream, as he encourages Haley to perform at a USO concert for the armed forces. Lucas punches Julian in the face but must reconsider collaborating on the movie he already sold the rights to. Angels and Airwaves also performs.


This episode is named after a song by PlayRadioPlay!.
117 11 "We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)" Joe Davola Chad Michael Murray November 17, 2008 (2008-11-17) 3T7561 2.72[18]

As Lucas is talking on the phone with Peyton in present time, Lucas falls asleep and has a film noir dream about a club he owns in an alternate reality. Haley's on stage and Dan practically owns her. Nathan's a bartender who's deployed to war not before he have Haley elope, Skills a piano player, Brooke's desperate for money and Peyton is sort of with Dan. Mouth discovers Dan's true intentions and whilst trying to uncover the truth, he is thrown off a bridge by Dan, And Lucas and Dan face off ending in Peyton and Julian's deaths. Then, Lucas wakes up, realizing it was all a dream. Peyton collapses after making a call to Lucas after he wakes up from his dream.[16][17]


This episode is named after a song by The Ink Spots.
118 12 "You Have to Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)" Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn November 24, 2008 (2008-11-24) 3T7562 2.65[20]

As Lucas takes a trip to Hollywood to meet his film director, Nathan gets a pro basketball try-out. Peyton struggles with Mia to focus on her follow-up album, and Millicent confronts Mouth about Gigi. Julian approaches a dubious Brooke about designing clothes for his movie, and Haley takes a reluctant Jamie to his school talent show. Meanwhile, Peyton fears she may have cancer, because it runs in the family.[19]


This episode is named after a song by The Flaming Lips.
119 13 "Things a Mama Don't Know" Michael J. Leone Karin Gist January 5, 2009 (2009-01-05) 3T7563 2.66[21]

Peyton shares some startling news with Lucas. Brooke frantically searches for runaway Sam, and in doing so, she encounters some obstacles which confronts Brooke to recall the night of her attack. In the meantime, Millicent confesses to Mouth that she has slept with someone and Lucas discovers that Julian has been keeping another secret from him when trouble arise at the company. Chase returns to find Owen has reverted back to his old ways (guest star Stephen Colletti).


This episode is named after a song by Mica Roberts.
120 14 "A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene" Chad Michael Murray Mike Daniels January 12, 2009 (2009-01-12) 3T7564 3.06[22]

News of Peyton's condition spreads quickly through Tree Hill. Brooke has to deal with Julian's intentions and in the meantime, Lucas and Peyton babysit Jamie and his friend. Haley and Nathan double up with Mia and Chase on their date. Millie attempts to reconcile her relationship with Mouth to no avail.


This episode is named after a song by Okkervil River.
121 15 "We Change, We Wait" Les Butler John Norris January 19, 2009 (2009-01-19) 3T7565 2.60[23]

Problems arise when Lucas and Julian try to find a new director. Peyton is puzzled by a present from Lucas and Brooke battles with some complications in her love life.


This episode is named after a song by The Maine.
122 16 "Screenwriter's Blues" Bethany Joy Lenz Mike Herro & David Strauss February 2, 2009 (2009-02-02) 3T7566 2.65[24]

Tree Hill is in an uproar again when Lucas has problems with the casting for the movie and Peyton tries to solve the wedding plans. Brooke meets the actress who will play her in the movie. Nathan gets good news and Haley must make a tough decision by herself. Dan advises Jamie on how to deal with a school crush.


This episode is named after a song by Soul Coughing.
123 17 "You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three Tonight" Greg Prange Terrence Coli March 16, 2009 (2009-03-16) 3T7567 2.41[25]

Peyton and Lucas receive some startling news about their baby's condition. Brooke and Julian come to a crossroads within their relationship. It's Nathan and Haley's wedding anniversary, and as they celebrate, Dan and Deb are left to babysit Jamie. Elsewhere Mouth and Millie try to pick up the pieces of their relationship.


This episode is named after a song by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
124 18 "Searching for a Former Clarity" Joe Davola Mark Schwahn March 23, 2009 (2009-03-23) 3T7568 2.40[26]

Lucas and Julian hit a setback with the production of the film. Peyton and Haley help Mia with her new single. Brooke must intervene when Sam is arrested. Jamie discovers the truth about Dan and Uncle Keith.


This episode is named after a song by Against Me!.
125 19 "Letting Go" Paul Johansson David Handelman March 30, 2009 (2009-03-30) 3T7569 2.36[27]

Julian asks Brooke to move to LA with him. Lucas brings Nathan and Jamie to an important place from his past, while Peyton prepares for the future. Sam and Jack take a stand against the principal who fired Haley. Skills takes Mouth on a road trip to get his mind off Millie. Towards the end of this episode Brooke shows up at the airport and turns Julian's offer to go to LA down.


This episode is named after a song by Paul McCartney and Wings.
126 20 "I Would for You" Peter B. Kowalski Chris "CARM" Armstrong & Bryan Gracia April 20, 2009 (2009-04-20) 3T7570 2.45[28]

When Peyton's pregnancy is threatened, Lucas struggles to pick up the pieces. Victoria returns to lure Brooke back to Clothes Over Bros. Haley and Nathan clash over the decision to pull Jamie from his school. Mouth tries to mend fences with Millicent. Sam's friend Jack leaves to a foster home, which leads Victoria to comfort her.


This episode is named after a song by Janes Addiction.
127 21 "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" Erica Dunton Karin Gist April 27, 2009 (2009-04-27) 3T7571 2.28[29]

Brooke discovers something that could change Sam's life. Nathan questions his dreams of playing in the NBA while Haley receives an unexpected offer from Nick Lachey. Jamie and Skills mend their broken hearts at Jamie's first school dance. Meanwhile, Lucas and Peyton have a road trip to remember.


This episode is named after a song by Louis Armstrong.
128 22 "Show Me How to Live" James Lafferty William H. Brown May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04) 3T7572 2.23[30]

Brooke and Haley throw Peyton a baby shower, while Sam grows closer to Victoria. Lucas and Jamie bond while working on Peyton’s car, and Nathan learns that NBA scouts will be at his next game. Meanwhile, Skills and Lauren go on a date that goes all wrong. Sam leaves Brooke's house to go live with her birth mother.


This episode is named after a song by Audioslave.
129 23 "Forever and Almost Always" Greg Prange Mark Schwahn May 11, 2009 (2009-05-11) 3T7573 2.30[31]

Peyton and Lucas' wedding day has finally arrived and surprise guests attend. Haley plays an unexpected role in the ceremony while Nathan hopes to be called up to the NBA. Skills keeps Jamie on a short leash, and Brooke does the same with Nick Lachey as she tries to make Julian jealous after he shows up with a date.


This episode is named after a song by Kate Voegele.
130 24 "Remember Me as a Time of Day" Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18) 3T7574 2.67[32]

Peyton is rushed to surgery after losing blood and fainting. On the eve of Peyton's delivery, Peyton and Lucas receive a surprise visit from a friend of theirs, and they welcome a daughter, Sawyer Brooke Scott. Victoria finally understands Brooke's pain, and gives her the company back. They make amends and Victoria urges Brooke to do one special thing. Nathan is released from the Chiefs but gets surprising news he's made it to the NBA. Facing death, Dan visits someone from the past, and apologizes for everything that happened. Dan wants him to take his life, but he offers redemption to Dan. Lucas, Peyton and Sawyer pack up their stuff, and ride away in to the sunset with the newly repaired Comet, leaving Tree Hill for good as this season finale closes.


This episode is named after a song by Explosions in the Sky.

Production[edit]

The CW announced on March 3, 2008 that One Tree Hill was renewed for a sixth season.[33] It was later reported the season would consist of twenty-four episodes.[34]

Storylines[edit]

Brooke begins her battle with her mom, Victoria, who battles to claim Clothes Over Bro's. Lucas and the Ravens basketball team must come to terms with the death of the star player. Nathan begins his comeback, Haley also hits the recording studio, while Peyton and Lucas settle down and begin a family. Brooke, left broken and shaken after her attack, takes in foster child Sam, who was responsible for the attack, and the attacker also turned out to be Q's killer. Nanny Carrie returns, after hitting Dan with a car, and taking him hostage, she lures Haley and Jamie to her, and attacks them, only to be killed by Dan, after weeks of torture. Mouth and Millicent have dramas and depart, while newcomer Julian Baker, rocks Brooke's world and begins to turn Lucas' book into a movie. With Peyton's alarming pregnancy, Lucas' finally allows for a wedding, only for Peyton to collapse at home, and go into a coma. The season finale ends with Brooke and Julian declaring their love for one another, Nathan making it into the NBA, and Lucas and Peyton leave Tree Hill.

Reception[edit]

The season opened to 3.24 million viewers and a 1.7 Adults 18–49 rating. Episode 7 hit series highs in Adults 18–34 with a 2.7 rating, it also hit its second best numbers in The CW's target audience of Women 18-34 with a 4.0 rating.[1] The episode also reached its highest Adults 18–49 rating of the season, with a 1.9.[12] The finale was seen by 2.67 million viewers and achieved a 1.3 Adults 18–49.[32]

DVD release[edit]

The DVD release of season six was released after the season has completed broadcast on television. It has been released in Region 1. 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 Sixth Season
Set details Special features
  • 24 episodes
  • 1102 minutes (Region 1); 1058 minutes (Region 2); 850 minutes (Region 4)
  • 7-disc set
  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles:
    • English, Spanish French (Region 1)
  • Audio commentaries
  • Deleted scenes
    • Episodes: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 20
  • Gag reel
  • "One Tree Hill Goes Back in Time"
  • "Slammin' with OTH"
  • "OTH Celebrity Soundtrack"
  • "OTH – The Director's Debut"
Release dates
 United States  United Kingdom  Australia
August 25, 2009 October 5, 2009[35] February 3, 2010[36]

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  35. ^ http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1;-1&sku=930662
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