With tonight’s episode of ONE TREE HILL continuing the countdown to the season finale, we thought now might be as good a time as any to take a trip down memory lane with select members of the cast. Out of an astounding 176 episodes, do actors Sophia Bush, Paul Johansson, James Lafferty, Stephen Colletti or Lee Norris have a favorite? Find out for yourself, after the jump.
Sophia Bush [Brooke Davis]
“It’s a tie between 912 and 913. I got to helm 912 as a director and it was an incredibly fulfilling experiences for me, one of the best of last year and the way that it ended with my crew was just really memorable and special for me. And 913 [the upcoming series finale] is everything I hoped it would be. We wrapped up the show in a way that just melts your heart.”
James Lafferty [Nathan Scott]
“My favorite episode from the run of the show has got to be the episode where we, the Ravens, win the State Championship. We went to Raleigh Durham, we shot at the RBC Center where NC State plays and it was two hard long gruelling days of basketball choreography. At the end of it in the story we win the State Championship and it just felt like an amazing payoff for the characters and through all the hard work that we did the episode was really a great pay off for all of us as actors because we put a lot of blood sweat and tears into that one and it came out beautifully.”
Paul Johansson [Dan Scott]
“I think one of my favorite episodes has to be… Oh God, there are so many popping in my head right now! I want to say the shooting episode, but everybody says that! I want to say the one where Dan gets a heart that is eaten by the dog! I want to say the one’s where I was fighting with Deb where I was glueing a phone to her ear, there are so many fun ones for me! But, it might be this season, midseason this year there are a couple of great episodes, just beautifully written and poignant. This year Mark [Creator Mark Schwahn] really outdid himself.”
Stephen Colletti [Chase Adams]
“Last season there was an episode with a baseball game where these bits of stories are hitting the actors and you don’t know exactly what is happening but they seem dramatic and in the end everything ties together. Basically we kind of jumped around and played with time a lot and I liked that, how you’re kind of basically twisting throughout the entire episode, I thought that was a fun style. Well, that and pretty much every season premiere and every season finale… except for this last season premiere because I had to spend a lot of time in my underwear with my shirt off and I was glad to get that one out of the way.
Lee Norris [Marvin ‘Mouth’ McFadden]
My favorite episode is the school shooting episode from season three. We spent a lot of time on it and it’s my favorite because it didn’t just entertain, it informed as well.
ONE TREE HILL airs Wednesdays at 8PM on the CW.