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Remains strong in it's seventh year.
on May 4, 2010
One Tree Hill remains one of the best shows on television even in it's seventh season and with the departure of Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray.
It's fourteen months into the future and the season starts with a scandal that could derail Nathan's (James Lafferty) basketball career. Brooke (Sophia Bush) continues her work at Clothes Over Bros, along with her mother, Victoria (Daphne Zuniga) whom she had just reconnected with at the end of season 6. She also deals with her bumpy romance with Julian (Austin Nichols) who becomes a regular this season. Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) dives back into her music career and Millicent (Lisa Goldstein) spirals out of control as the season progresses, ruining her relationship with Mouth (Lee Norris), who eventually begins a small romance with Lauren (Allison Munn) after Skills (Antwon Tanner) leaves town for a job. Finally, Dan (Paul Johannson) is now the host of his own talk show, with Rachel (Danneel Harris) as his wife. Newcomers include Alex (Jana Kramer), an actress who has her eyes on Julian. Also new in town are Clay (Robert Buckley), Nathan's agent and Quinn (Shantel Vansanten), Haley's sister, who's just left her husband and has a passion for photography, Miranda (India de Beaufort) Haley's new sassy manager and Grubbs, the new bartender at Tric with a secret talent that has nothing to do with mixing drinks.
Other guest stars during the season include Taylor James (Lindsey Mckeon), who first appeared in season 2, as well as Kate Voegele, Stephen Colleti, Bess Armstrong (Haley's mother), Mitch Ryan (Brooke's model, Alex), Gregory Harrison and Amanda Schull (as Clay's wife & stalker tennis player Katie).
All in all, the season stays true to the show and continues to impress with fresh, funny and many times emotional and dramatic storylines that made the show the hit it is.
Don't miss out on this season. Even though Hil and Chad are gone, it's still staying strong without them.