One Tree Hill Season Finale OMG!!!!!!
Now THAT is what we call a finale! Bravo to Mark and co. for this one. We seriously had moments of yelling out, "OY!" "CRAP!" "YES!" and "OMFG!" throughout last night's episode of One Tree Hill, and the cliffhangers they left us with border on torture. First of all, opening the show with a Jackson Brundage duet with Gavin Degraw was just genius. Is there anything this kid can't do? Note to Lucas: the aviator glasses and little brimmed hat don't work for you. The faux-hawk on the other hand, well, we actually kinda liked it. Ok, on to the actual recap.
This episode was all about facing your fears no matter how scary the outcome may be. There is no shame in trying; only regret in not going after something you used to love only because you are afraid. Little Jamie (with his own adorable faux-hawk going on) is still holding on to the memory of almost drowning - making him not want to go anywhere near the pool. Nathan's training isn't going as well as he would like and Q is pushing him on the courts. His frustration comes out in anger and he yells, "I'm not scared!". When Jamie witnesses this not only does he admit to his own fear of the pool, he tells Nathan it is ok if he doesn't go back to playing in the NBA. Ah, wise words from a young'in. Maybe Jamie really is the new Whitey. The youngest Scott ends up making it back into the pool and Nathan ends up dunking on Q. Things are looking up for the Scott family. Even Haley is able to get over her writer's block and starts to record her next single.
Lucas has been drinking himself into oblivion. Days pass and he can only bring himself out of bed to grab more drinks until it's time to pass out. Peyton has been on top of Clothes Over Bros throwing water balloons at anyone who passes by. Haley comes to the aid of both of our confused lovers and gets them to confront their fears about love and relationships. This prompts Peyton to channel her feelings into a giant art piece, painting, "I will always love you" repeatedly on the courts by the waterfront.
Brooke has to confront her loneliness and needing to give Angie back to her biological family. Good thing for her, she's got the love of her family of friends to support her - especially Lucas these days. Dan struggles between doing the right thing (i.e. not killing again in hopes of gaining his family's forgiveness) and doing the wrong thing (i.e. smothering the man who is ahead of him in line for a heart transplant).
Mouth needs to figure out what he wants to do with his life now that he is the office pariah and luckily Millicent is there to help push him towards his goals. After the station hires Steve, the new sports guy, Millie tells Mouth he should take the job in Omaha. Not only will he be doing what he loves, she will be going with him. Making things even better for Mouth, he got to give one last "F you" to the folks at the studio. The teleprompter goes blank and it turns out Steve isn't too good on his toes. Mouth has to feed him his lines and when the broadcast is done, receives the appropriate slow clap to punctuate the job well done. Sorry dudes, Mouth quits. (Cue Queen's, "We are the Champions").
Just when we think Lindsay has finally put the last nail in the coffin of love, she receives Lucas's book dedication in the form of a text message, "To all those lost souls who have forgotten to believe in the immensity of love." This moves her to the point of calling him and confessing her love for him. She is one of those lost souls. She had lied to him about seeing someone else; she was just afraid of how big his love was. Oh boy, we're back to Lucas somehow being the ONLY desirable man in Tree Hill (especially now that Skills and Deb are gettin' freaky together).
Lucas goes to visit Brooke as she waits for the call saying that Angie has made it home alright. In some incredibly sweet shared screen time, Brooke and Lucas share their appreciation for each other. Each has helped the other get through the worst of times. We're sure all of you BL-ers were excited hear them tell each other, "I love you".
Before you get too excited, he then goes to visit Peyton so they can clear the air a bit. He tells her that getting over her wasn't easy. She tells him she has recurring dreams of going back to that time he proposed at the hotel, and every time she says yes. He asks, "It's just a dream isn't it?". She responds, "It's my dream."
Back in Dan land, he goes to the hospital to visit the comatose reverend and finds his bed empty. Lucky for him, after doing the right thing the reverend passes away naturally. Things are looking up and salvation seems to be on its way. Dan is numero uno! In fact, he's so happy, he helps an old couple out of their car and escorts them to the sidewalk. As he goes to cross the street and celebrate being first in line for the heart transplant, KAPOW! Dan is hit into the air by a car, smashed against the windshield and thrown onto the concrete into a pool of his own blood just as the beeper goes off to notify him that the transplant is ready. OMG!!!!! Could you believe this? They can't let Dan die! It's DAN!
Lucas goes to the airport and makes a phone call. Brooke, Lindsay and Peyton all get a phone call at the same time. Lucas says only, "Hey it's me. Look I'm at the airport and I've got two tickets to Vegas. Do you wanna get married tonight?" End scene. HELLO CLIFFHANGER! I don't know if we can wait until September to find out what happens!
What did you think of last night's season finale? Who do you think the mystery man is who Mia tells Peyton she met on tour? WHO DID LUCAS CALL???
Let the shipper wars BEGIN!