The upcoming ninth and final season of One Tree Hill is bubbling over with returning fan faves like Tyler Hilton, Paul Johansson and Chad Michael Murray, and TVLine has learned exclusively that three more are on the way — though this trio may not be so welcome.
Allison Munn will turn up again as Lauren, Jamie’s onetime teacher who has appeared on and off since 2009, and she’s bringing along an unlikely beau: Quinn’s ex-hubby, David (played by Scott Holroyd). But that’s not the strangest part: We’re hearing that when they head back to town, Lauren will actually be carrying his child! Guess Skills (Antwon Tanner) is officially out of the picture…?
We’re not entirely sure how this random twosome came to be, but it wouldn’t be the first time David hooked up with a Tree Hill hottie: Remember his rendezvous with the other James sister, Taylor (Lindsey McKeon)? And here’s a fun fact: Munn and Holroyd are actually married in real life!
The third person returning to OTH will likely be met on the town’s infamous bridge with pitchforks and protests. Devin McGee‘s Xavier Daniels — the man who brutally attacked Brooke in Season 6 — will also appear during the long-running sudser’s final season. Details surrounding his encore are being kept under wraps, but when we last we saw Xavier he was behind bars for murdering Quentin (Robbie Jones).
In other OTH news, Desperate Housewives alum Richard Burgi has just landed a recurring gig as Brooke’s oft-mentioned father, HollywoodLife.com reports. And Barbara Alyn Woods is set to reprise her role as Nathan’s mom, Deb.
One Tree Hill returns for one last hurrah at midseason.