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."
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One Tree Hill's Dan Scott may be on his deathbed during Wednesday's episode, but he's not down for the count just yet.
"When the great nuclear fallout happens and virtually life is destroyed, Dan will be the cockroach that survives within the ashes," Paul Johansson tells TVGuide.com.
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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."
Paul Johansson is returning to One Tree Hill both on-screen and off, TVGuide.com has learned.
Johansson, who plays villian Dan Scott, will direct an episode for the show's final season. The 47-year-old actor, who's appeared on the CW soap since Season 1, was also recenty promoted back to a series regular.
One Tree Hill is famous for taking standard soaps storylines and giving them outlandish twists. In honor of Monday's Season 7 finale, here's a look back at some of our favorite crazy moments.
Season 6, "Searching for a Former Clarity"
Although Dan Scott (Paul Johansson) will forever be Tree Hill's greatest villain, we almost felt sorry for him when...