In the seventh-season opener, Nathan faces a career-threatening accusation with the help of his new sports agent (Robert Buckley). Meanwhile, Haley's sister Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) pays an unexpected visit, and Brooke prepares a new fashion line as Julian plans to produce a huge film.
Haley and Mia team up to try to save Red Bedroom Records, while Clay goes to bat for Nathan, who's in the midst of a scandal. Elsewhere, Brooke and Julian move in together, and Dan introduces his new wife to his family.
Haley begins to doubt her husband's innocence as Nathan and Clay are at odds over how to handle Nathan's worsening scandal. Elsewhere, Brooke and Quinn arrange a photo shoot, and Julian gets a proposition from Alex.
Nathan's scandal becomes public, and Mouth jeopardizes his own career. Meanwhile, Haley gets Quinn to communicate with her estranged spouse, David; and Millicent takes on more responsibility than she anticipated with Brooke's fashion show.
Nathan learns his endorsement deals are at risk because of his scandal. Elsewhere, Alex gets another chance, thanks to Julian; Brooke catches up with Chase; Millicent has doubts about her new career; and Clay divulges a secret to Quinn.
Dan has Renee as a guest on his TV show. Elsewhere, Quinn reexamines her marriage; Sara and Clay revisit their past; and Brooke tells Julian what she really wants. Directed by series star James Lafferty.
The guys go camping for a weekend of male bonding, but Julian struggles to fit in. Meanwhile, Quinn helps Clay face a heartbreaking loss; and Dan and Rachel realize they can't keep running from their past.
Brooke gets some shocking news that threatens her relationship with Julian. Meanwhile, Nathan finds out that Dan's back in town as he prepares to sign a new NBA contract; Millicent heads for a big fall; and Haley returns to the stage. Sophia Bush directed the episode.
Tension increases between Nathan and Clay as they both face career uncertainty, and their struggles cause discord between Haley and Quinn. Elsewhere, Brooke tells Julian that his closeness with Alex makes her insecure; Skills looks into a new job in L.A.; and Millicent's drug use escalates.
Career pressures result in Nathan and Haley making a difficult choice for their family. Meanwhile, Brooke is not pleased when Julian tells Alex a secret; Clay tries to get his career back; and Millicent finds a surprising ally in Victoria.
Nathan and Haley get ready to move, while Clay tries to get Nathan to rehire him as his agent. Elsewhere, Brooke disapproves of how Julian responded to Alex's crisis; Mouth and Millicent reach a turning point; and Dan makes a surprising announcement.
Nathan and Jamie meet up with Haley while she's on tour; and Brooke and Julian reconnect after a long absence. Meanwhile, Clay and Quinn decide how to proceed with their relationship; and Alex atones for her mistakes after leaving rehab.
Taylor surprises her sisters by arriving in town unexpectedly, and she brings David with her. Clay then helps Quinn get through this awkward situation. Elsewhere, Julian defends Alex at work; and a brokenhearted Brooke leans on Alexander.
An homage to John Hughes finds loved ones forgetting Haley's birthday, Jamie being left home alone, and Nathan and Clay getting stranded far from home. Meanwhile, Julian recalls his dorky teen years as he watches Brooke attend a dance with Alexander.
Brooke and Julian struggle to balance their personal and professional lives. Elsewhere, Nathan and Haley get a surprise; Clay stands by Quinn in the face of unforeseen news; Alex pursues Alexander; and Millicent tries to fight off temptation.
Nathan assists Haley and Jamie as they try to face Lydia's grim situation. Elsewhere, Brooke and Julian work on their relationship; Clay and Quinn explore some time apart; and Miranda sets her sights on producing Grubbs' album. Bethany Joy Galeotti directed the episode.
As Lydia's illness progresses, Haley and Quinn seek out Taylor, and Nathan helps Jamie prepare for what lies ahead. Meanwhile, Brooke deals with Julian and Alex's actions; and Clay tries to fight off Katie's unwanted advances.
Haley tries to come to terms with her mother's death as Nathan and Jamie spend the day bonding. Meanwhile, Brooke and Julian get surprises; Clay gets ambushed; and Skills uncovers what Mouth and Lauren have been hiding.
Alex uncovers a secret about her costar that could negatively impact Julian's film. Meanwhile, Brooke faces the aftermath of Alexander's liaison with her mom; Clay encounters a manic Katie; and Haley and Nathan cope in the wake of her mother's death.
Haley distances herself from Nathan and Jamie as she grows more depressed. Meanwhile, Brooke views Julian's completed film; Clay realizes he can't ignore an unstable Katie; and Quinn and Jamie embark on a treasure hunt throughout town.
In the seventh-season finale, Julian's film premieres in Utah, so his friends head west to see it. Among those making the journey is Haley, who hopes the trip will help her battle back from depression.