One Tree Hill‘s eighth season comes to a close this Tuesday at 8/7c, and with the series’ future still up in the air (well, kind of), cast member Stephen Colletti believes The CW soap has earned at least one more year.
“One Tree Hill — and it’s fans — is something that deserves a farewell season,” Colletti, who plays Chase, Tric’s bar manager, tells TVLine.
In fact, big things lie ahead for the show’s onetime “Clean Teen,” which makes the actor’s desire to keep Tree Hill alive all the more apparent. “There’s a lot going on with Chase,” Colletti offers. “There are some dark times, but there are also some positive conclusions in the end.” Namely, the end of the love triangle between Chase, Mia (played by Kate Voegle) and Alex (Jana Kramer).
“I can promise fans won’t be left hanging as to where Alex and Chase’s relationship is going,” he teases. “The season will end in a way of, this is how it’s going to be. “
But it won’t all be happy. Colletti reveals that some of Chase’s choices — like entering the Air Force and leaving his little pal Chuck (Michael May) behind — “won’t make everyone happy.”
If Tuesday’s finale is in fact the end of the CW sudser, you can still catch Colletti, alongside OTH costar James Lafferty, in their new web series, Wild Life. “We want to go out to scenic areas in America, and showcase what these places have to offer,” Lafferty recently told TVLine. “These places are accessible to anybody, and supported by people visiting them. So, if we don’t get out there, it’s easy for them to lose their funding and possibly one day disappear.” You can watch the gang’s pilot episode over at GenerationWild.TV.