While One Tree Hill may be known for soapy plotlines mixed in with a few psycho killers (RIP, Nanny Carrie), the heart of the series has always been the relationships. As the show embarks on its ninth and final season, we were on the set with the cast as they warned that it's definitely not all rainbows and butterflies for the core couples. From Nathan's absence to an accident involving one of Brooke and Julian's babies, see what to expect when One Tree Hill returns (Wednesday, 8/7c, The CW).
When One Tree Hill returns on Wednesday (8/7c, CW) one character will be virtually unrecognizable.
"Mouth [has] gained about 60 pounds," Lee Norris tells TVGuide.com. "He's undergone a physical transformation ... but what is really going to interest the audience is why this transformation happened."
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Are any of my beloved characters going to die in the final season of One Tree Hill? — Danica
ADAM: I would say it's a distinct possibility (but look closely, that's not a body Haley is looking at in this promo). Rob Buckley's thoughts on the matter also seem pretty grim. "The One Tree Hill family as we know it is going to change by season's end," he teases. "The people we start the season with [are] not the same group we end it with."
Let's start 2012 with some Hawaii Five-0 spoilers? — James
ADAM: How do you say "Book 'em, Danno!" in Russian?
One Tree Hill star Austin Nichols says that fans are constantly asking him if the show will be back for be another season, and although an official announcement hasn't been made yet, he's confident the show's creator is prepared.
"Mark [Schwahn] did the finale and I think he might've shot an alternate ending — one to tease another season and one to close off the show," Nichols, who plays Julian Baker, tells TVGuide.com.
Hilarie Burton on returning to One Tree Hill: "I'm never ever gonna say never"
Are One Tree Hill alums Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray open to returning to the CW show?
"I'm never ever gonna say never," Burton told TVGuide.com on the USA upfront red carpet in New York on Monday night. "I love that crew so much, I miss them and Wilmington."