15 years of One Tree Hill: Ranking the seasons from worst to best

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Actresses Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush and Shantel VanSanten attend the 'One Tree Hill' Final Season cocktail reception during the CW portion of the 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 12, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Actresses Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush and Shantel VanSanten attend the 'One Tree Hill' Final Season cocktail reception during the CW portion of the 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 12, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 05: (L-R) Actors Paul Johansson, Bethany Joy Galeotti and Tyler Hilton appear at The CW’s presentation of “An Evening with One Tree Hill” at the Arclighht Theater on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 05: (L-R) Actors Paul Johansson, Bethany Joy Galeotti and Tyler Hilton appear at The CW’s presentation of “An Evening with One Tree Hill” at the Arclighht Theater on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

Season 9

This season had Dan’s redemption arc, which is certainly something that saves this season from being closer to the bottom. Let’s admit it, there were some quirky and kooky storylines in this season.

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As the final season, we knew ahead of time that it was coming to an end. We were just waiting to see how it would all play out and whether Nathan would make it through to the end. There was always that nagging feeling we’d lose one of our favorite characters by the One Tree Hill series finale.

While we didn’t get much Nathan, because James Lafferty only signed on for half a season, we did get plenty of Dan, Julian, and Chris Kellar heading off on a journey to save him. That storyline itself was well done and I enjoyed every minute of it.

The one I hated with a passion was Clay’s memory loss storyline. Suddenly, he remember that he had a kid. This and Nathan’s storyline both felt way too soap-operay for my taste and it proved to me that One Tree Hill was ready to come to an end.

It’s a shame the show had to end with some questionable storylines. However, that series finale and the final moments at the very end with Gavin DeGraw playing the iconic One Tree Hill theme tune was everything!