• Mon, Nov 21 2011

Poll: Who Will Die On Season 9 Of One Tree Hill?

You might’ve forgotten about One Tree Hill, as the CW drama won’t be returning to the airwaves til January 2012, but One Tree Hill has not forgotten about you. The CW recently released this promo of season 9, the show’s swan song, and it’s clear that creator Mark Schwan is bringing out the big guns.

As with all series enders, at least one major character is going to die. And though this show has long put its players in near-deadly car crashes and in the path of gun- and axe-wielding stalkers, the last big death was Keith. (And Quentin, if you count him as more than a plot device.) So let’s make some guesses as to who’s next!

Haley: I’ve long been convinced that Tutor Girl would bite the dust, especially after an alleged spoilerclaiming that she perishes in a car crash, but it turns out she’s the one to identify the body in this promo. So unless Mark Schwan plans to kill two characters, it’s not as likely.

Nathan: I’ve got some money riding on Nathan. With Lucas gone, he’s taken the mantle of tortured Scott boy; and who else could get Haley to cry that hard? Sure, we see a reaction shot from him, but not him breaking down crying. The one conflicting element is that he was already in a dangerous car crash, so…

Jamie: Not even the creators are that cruel to get rid of the kid (annoying as he is). Although it should be pointed out that while there are shots of everyone else crying, we only see a shot of him smiling.

Clay/Quinn: These two had that plotline where they got shot by his stalker and were swimming about in limbo for at least one episode. I can’t imagine the creators would risk redundancy and have them be near-death victims again.

Brooke: I have to think that Brooke is untouchable. In the last few seasons she’s really become the heart of the show.

Julian: Then again, breaking Brooke Davis’ heart isn’t out of the question. Julian’s too damn nice! I can see the writers killing him off.

Chris Keller: If I were watching this season 9 preview right, Tyler Hilton‘s character is back, and he’s helping Dan attack someone? Plus, Haley’s always had some affection for him; she’d be sad to see him die.

Mouth/Millie: I haven’t seen enough of last season to know how these guys are doing as a couple, but I could see either dying. Perhaps even more so than Brooke, Mouth was a character beloved by all of the viewers. By contrast, Millie is the one of the show’s many cautionary tales; the shot of her breaking down could be right before she does something drastic that costs her her life.

Lucas: Would the writers bring him back after several seasons, only to kill him off? Maybe.

Dan: Yes. Can this please happen? Series finales are all about turning the show on its ear; Dan is a human cockroach, so it would be so fitting for him to finally, finally die.

Bear in mind, I have no insider info, so these are all just educated guesses from my years of being a OTH fan. So now it’s your turn, in the poll and the comments, to trade conspiracy theories about who’s a goner.

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

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  • Jordan

    You know that this is not a real LEGIT promo right? Some fan obviously made this. And all these scenes are previous ones. Millie crying in Season 7 because she thought Alex died. And that “car crash” was from something else, not OTH. You can even see the logo of whatever station in the bottom right hand corner. This promo is FAKE and FALSE!

    With that said, I believe Dan will die. Or Whitey.

  • Jordan

    You know that this is not a real LEGIT promo right? Some fan obviously made this. And all these scenes are previous ones. Millie crying in Season 7 because she thought Alex died. And that “car crash” was from something else, not OTH. You can even see the logo of whatever station in the bottom right hand corner. This promo is FAKE and FALSE!

    With that said, I believe Dan will die. Or Whitey.

  • Lucy

    I think its Brooke……..
    Nathan’s already been in a car crash. Plus there are two people in that car, and i’m pretty sure a girl’s driving. And if its Julian and Brooke in the car and Brooke dies and Julian’s injured – it would mean Brooke’s best friend Haley identifying the body…..
    Plus Nathan and Haley have been the big love story of the past 9 years – the two that were always supposed to make it through – i don’t think they’d completely ruin that.
    Plus look at Dawson’s Creek – Jen died at the end – the one who never quite got the happy ending and she reminds me of Brooke…..
    They won’t kill Jamie and i desperately don’t want it to be Nathan and Brooke esp Brooke – i love her but they are the 3 characters they show so I’m betting its one of them and I’m guessing (hoping i’m wrong) that after finally getting everything she wanted with julian aand the twins…..things never seem to go quite right for her and its going to be her :(((((((((((((((

  • Nancy

    What if that’s not Haley identifying the body? What if it’s Haley’s ghost seeing herself lying there!? It could happen

  • Jennifer

    If this is real or if any of it is real and the casket scene is truly from season 9 of OTH.. Im predicting it will be Skills.. Hes not on the list but if you looks at the family sitting down on the chairs, it could be Skills family and hes been on the show since Season 1!

  • Edward

    You say Brooke is the heart of the show, but then admit you haven’t seen much of last season. Anyone paying attention knows that Brooke’s expanded roll combined with Sophia Bush’s weak acting, and the ridiculous Brooke storylines are largely why the show has suffered such a collapse in quality over the past couple of seasons. Thankfully the writers have decided to trot out a host of old school characters to breathe some life back into things and end on a high note.

  • Mark

    Dan dies. In ep 11. After getting shot saving Nate. Youre welcome.

  • LOL

    thats not a legit promo, the casket is from quentin’s funeral.

  • Jason

    Anyone who believes this promo is real has obviously never watched the show before. The funeral scene is from 6×03 when Quentin died, so obviously its not Skills…and if it was why would Haley be identifying his body? I think its either Lucas, Nathan, or Dan, its definitely one of those three. Lucas returns for one episode which is either to help Haley find Nathan, after Nathan went missing, or he returns for a funeral, or even both. The description said for 9×07 that Haley tries to find Nate, but then gets a phone call from the police station, which is probably to identify Nathan’s body and if not Nathan then its Lucas or Dan who died. Maybe Lucas dies while trying to find his brother or maybe Dan dies trying to save his son’s life. I definitely think that its a Scott that will be laid to rest.

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  • Malin

    I wonder if Rachel comes back for one more episode, and Jimmy’s still grieving/psychotic/grieving mother blows her to smithereens with a Saturday morning special when she finds out Rachel opened the time capsule.

  • Cathy

    I think it should be Dan, and the other person in the car is Nathan but he survives after being rescued by Dan from the kidnappers. Nathan finally gets to forgive Dan for all the bad things he has done to Nathan and to the ones that Nathan loves. Nathan will have a peaceful long life with Haley and their children.