One Tree Hill may be ending on Wednesday, but creator Mark Schwahn doesn't want viewers to say goodbye to his beloved characters just yet.
"I like the idea of life goes on in Tree Hill," Schwahn tells TVGuide.com. "We're still here; we're just not going to see you each week."
Exclusive Video: Watch one of the final scenes from One Tree Hill's River Court
In One Tree Hill's final scenes from River Court, one of the show's most sentimental central locations, Nathan explains to his son Jamie that there's more to life than basketball — a lesson Nathan's own father certainly never taught him.
The cast of One Tree Hill shares their all-time favorite episodes
Chad Michael Murray admits that he wasn't exactly planning to return to One Tree Hill for the final season.
"I've been busy with different discoveries in my own life ... [and] it never really dawned on me," Murray told TVGuide.com on the show's North Carolina set. "Then the opportunity came, and I knew how important it was to these fans who are everything to the show — and that was it."
One Tree Hill is coming to an end, and so is another romance from the set.
Sophia Bush and her on-again-off-again boyfriend and co-star Austin Nichols are finished, Us Weekly reports.
Will One Tree Hill's Dan Scott gain forgiveness in this final season?
As the resident villain, Dan (Paul Johansson) has long been shunned by his son Nathan (James Lafferty) and his family, but on the Season 9 premiere a much more broken-down Dan returned to town in hopes of convincing Nathan and his wife Haley to help him to get back on his feet.
"In the past, Dan's presence has brought a lot of turmoil and conflict, but this year, the way he colors Nathan's life is much, much different," Lafferty tells TVGuide.com. "Nathan's actually going to need Dan a bit more this year."