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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.
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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...
James Lafferty and Bethany Joy Galeotti by Fred Norris/The CW
In Part 1 of our QA with Mark Schwahn the creator of One Tree Hill ruminated on the big love rectangle and other plans for Lucas Brooke and Peyton Here in Part 2 Schwahn surveys whats ahead for the rest of the gang Season 6 of One Tree Hill kicks off Monday at 9 pmET Matt MitovichTVGuidecom What is Haleys No 1 priority these daysSchwahn Haley Bethany Joy Galeotti has got a lot going on The show demands that some have more going on that others and this year Haley doesnt have one through line shes got like five Shes got the issue of being a musician if she wants to pursue music does that mean touring Will she be happy just writing songs Will she be happy teaching music Will that take her away from her family in a way that shes not comfortable with At the same time shes really relevant as a teacher And shes obviously relevant as a mom and a wife If Nathan and Haley are going to pursue their dreams can they do it differently o
Paul Johansson, One Tree Hill
He's pitted his sons against each other, blackmailed his ex and shot his own brother. But tonight, Dan Scott pays for it all in the fourth season finale of the CW's One Tree Hill (airing tonight at 9 pm/ET). Here, Paul Johansson talks about the justice awaiting his small-town J.R. Ewing and the jump in time that will make all the characters four years older when they return at mid-season next year.
TV Guide: If Dan's getting his due, does that mean poor Karen's finally going to find out she's fallen for her lover's killer? Paul Johansson: I don't know if I'm allowed to say, but it's really horrifying to see what she goes through.... The ramifications reach all over. Nathan's basketball schol