With the One Tree Hill series finale just around the corner, it is time to remember some of our favorite moments from the teen drama that bridged the gap between iconic hits like Beverly Hills, 90210 and current winners, such as The Vampire Diaries.
In the three days remaining before Nathan, Brooke, Haley and company say goodbye to America for good, TV Fanatic will be counting down the nine moments from nine seasons of One Tree Hill that will stay will with us for as long as Naley stays together.
Read the first three entries below, and then add your favorite One Tree Hill moments in the comments!
9. Lindsey leaves Lucas at the altar.
It was the 100th episode of One Tree Hill, and the 12th of season five. In “Hundred,” every Leyton and Brucas fan on Earth was on the edge of his or her respective seat as Luke got closer and closer to marrying Lindsey. Luckily for everyone involved, the bride put a stop to the entire thing when she realized Lucas’s true feelings for Peyton. As we know now, Leyton did end up together, got married, had a baby, and so selfishly left us a little more than a year later.
8. Don’t say I never gave you anything.
It might have begun as a way to get to his rival of a half-brother, but Nathan’s courting of Haley turned out to be one of the most steady and genuine aspects of One Tree Hill. In just the third episode ever of the series, Nathan gave Haley a piece of junk bracelet and said the now famous words, “Don’t say I never gave you anything.” The moment has been referenced and flashed back on throughout the series, as it was the beginning of something very special.
7. Brooke Davis has her happily ever after.
She went through some phases, and Brooke Davis had her issues with boys, but in “The Other Half of Me,” she married the man of her dreams. Julian Baker may not be the coolest guy on the planet, but he continues to make Brooke happy day after day, and that is exactly what every One Tree Hill fan has always wanted someone to do. Haley gave a heart-warming speech about Brooke, and Jamie a cute one about the bride and groom, but the moment that left us all speechless was watching Brooke walk down the aisle in her gorgeous dress.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for Part 2 of our trip down One Tree Hill memory lane. For now let us know which of these three you will remember most:
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