You get more of a sense of accomplishment than you do sadness." Production on the final season wrapped in October but it still hasn't sunk in yet for Lafferty and company, many of whom -- along with executive producers Mark Schwahn, who told of nine seasons on the WB and the CW. We all walked through the door across the stage on-camera and hopefully, they'll use that last shot somewhere." Lafferty: "We all had different last days. I won't remember that being the last day til two months, a year down the road when I realize it's never coming back. I can't give it away but that was my final scene." PHOTOS: Winter TCA 2012's Notable Quotables Theme of the Final Season Lafferty: "It is [very dark].
"It’s the end of the road and we’ve crossed the finish line. It's impossible for it to feel like the last day because we've been doing it for so long.
Yes, Lucas and Haley’s BFFdom has endured despite his absence (and the fact that he never returned any of her letters — a fact that plagued Murray a bit when he read the script).
When we catch up with her in the premiere, she’s enjoying her growing family and the new/old business she shares with Brooke (Sophia Bush).
“This season Haley has decided to, as we saw at the end of Season 8, reopen Karen’s Caf�.
She renovated Clothes Over Bros after Brooke had her financial catastrophe, and so she and Brooke went into business together. She’s got a daughter, she’s got a son, her husband is traveling, it’s sort of a very glam, small-town entrepreneurial mom life for Haley.” However, unlike Season 8, this final season of “OTH” isn’t all about the laughs.
“Things very quickly start to unravel,” Joy admits.
That's a lot of what this season is about, bringing the nostalgia of the last nine seasons." (Former series regular Chad Michael Murray will be back for an appearance.) What's in Store for Tree Hill Galeotti: "Haley's journey is going to be finding out what her limits are, what she's capable of and exploring how to hold down the fort." Lafferty: "For the first time in his life, Nathan is put in a situation that he has absolutely no control over.
It's frustrating for him to have to deal with it." Bush: "The pendulum in her life has swung. As the career fell apart, she put her family first and became a wife and a mother.“Nine years of my life was playing a guy who was honestly just seeking redemption and to love his family even though he didn’t know how to do it,” he said. Like how not to be a dad.” Thanks to Johansson’s hijinks, the panel took on a zany tone that kept the audience laughing from beginning to end.At one point, he pulled small containers of Spam out of his back pocket and doled them out to fans that asked good questions.To say that we were thrilled when Zap2it was invited to Wilmington, NC to watch a bit of filming for the final season of the show is an understatement.We visited while cast member Austin Nichols was directing the 7th episode of the season, and our first day on set afforded us the chance to watch Bethany Joy Galeotti film emotional scenes with her returning pal Chad Michael Murray.I had the opportunity to learn it and play with guys who have mastered the sport.