Andy's 'One Tree Hill' Afterthoughts: Dear Lucas, Why Is Everyone Crying? This Show Feels Like Purgatory!

Tue, September 28, 2010 10:10pm EDT by 4 Comments
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…and not just because Clay is LITERALLY in Purgatory, though I appreciate the meta-ness of this situation.

Lucas, it’s been great watching your friends achieve their dreams over the past seven seasons — but watching their dreams fall apart is a bummer. It’s like, hey, Nathan (James Lafferty) made it to the NBA… but now his back is degenerating. And, hey, Brooke (Sophia Bush) started a multi-billion dollar clothing company… but now her mom’s going to prison for fraud AND she can’t have a baby with man she loves. Double whammy! I think I’m finally understanding why you and Peyton (Hilarie Burton) took off when you did. Life in Tree Hill kind of sucks.

Life is, of course, not terrific for Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) who just got out of her coma, and her boyfriend Clay (Robert Buckley) who spent 95 percent of the episode in literal, ACTUAL Purgatory before finally waking up and kissing his lady.

Jamie’s (Jackson Brundage) life is kind of crappy too. At just 7-ish years of age, he’s already been kidnapped, nearly drowned AND chased through a cornfield by a murderous psycho nanny. Considering three people very close to him have been shot AND his grandfather is a convicted murderer, I’m really surprised he turned out so normal.

In fact, the only person in Tree Hill who isn’t trapped in some sort of metaphorical Purgatory is Mouth (Lee Norris). He gets to sleep with Millicent (Lisa Goldstein) who is way hotter than someone who would realistically date him. Also, none of the major tragedies have directly affected him since the school shooting. That’s almost five years strong.

Anyway, Lucas, my final thought — it’s really obvious they want you back on this show. I mean, Haley (Bethany Joy Gaelotti) has started all three episodes this season by writing you a letter. They’re either begging for a return, or Haley’s just collecting material for her next album, Letters to Lucas. (Remember I predicted that, by the way. It’s so something this show would do!)

— Andy Swift

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Ivan

Posted at 7:58 PM on October 5, 2010  

I don’t feel the spirit the series used to have after both Lucas and Peyton’s departure so I think it’d be great to have them back.

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Anna

Posted at 6:59 AM on September 29, 2010  

I think this show still rocks wthout Lucas and Payton :)

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lisa

Posted at 10:21 PM on September 28, 2010  

one tree hill was incredible tonight i dont care what anybody says

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Jenny

Posted at 12:07 AM on September 29, 2010  

It was SO GOOD i agree!
Im actually really impressed with this season,
i used to just watch it because I’ve been watching it for so long
and so i could watch nathan’s hottness for an hour
but wow man am i impressed with this season!

And they got more episodes!

YAY

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