There Was a 'One Tree Hill' Reunion But the Best Characters Weren't Even There

by John Boone 1:37 PM PDT, March 31, 2015
Photo: The WB/CW

Over the weekend, the One Tree Hill cast reunited for the first time since the show ended three years ago at the inaugural EyeCon One Tree Hill convention in Wilmington, N.C.

Look at everybody back together again!

As Instagrammed by Chris Keller himself (Tyler Hilton). Clockwise: Coach Whitey (Barry Corbin), Andy (Kieren Hutchison), Skills (Antwon Tanner), Marvin “Mouth” McFadden (Lee Norris), Jimmy Edwards (Colin Fickes), Bevin (Bevin Mirskey), Hilton, Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray), Felix (Michael Copon), Fergie (Vaughn Wilson), and Junk (Cullen Moss).

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Don’t worry, Peyton and Lucas are unbroken as Hilarie Burton was there too:

My sister from another mother #hilarieburton I love this girl for life 🙌🙌🙌💥💥💥

A photo posted by Antwon Tanner (@antwontanner2214) on

As well as Chase Adams (Stephen Colletti, formerly of Laguna Beach fame):

And the convention was (almost) everything Tree Hill fans could hope for: Mouth and Skills got their BFF on and did their dance.

And Tyler Hilton performed the show’s unofficial second theme song, “When the Stars Go Blue”:

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Props for the deep cuts -- Felix? Bevin? OK! And R.I.P. Jimmy Edwards -- but the best One Tree Hill characters weren’t even there! Where’s Brooke Davis? Where are Nathan and Haley?

No offense to Lucas Scott, the inferior Scott Brother, but HE WASN’T EVEN THERE THE LAST SEASON. Without the following people, you don’t have an OTH reunion. You have some people who were once on The WB.

Photo: Instagram

Sophia Bush aka Brooke Davis: Bush still has a lot of love for her OTH alter ego. She even does a celebratory Instagram on Brooke’s birthday each year. Presumably it was her Chicago P.D. duties that kept her away, as she tweeted that she wanted to be there:

Photo: Instagram

Bethany Joy Lenz aka Haley James Scott: Lenz has focused a lot on her music since the show -- and wants One Tree Hill fans to check out her concert next week! She also booked a part in Shondaland’s new pilot, The Catch, and was filming it in Austin during the cast’s reunion.

Photo: Instagram

James Lafferty aka Nathan Scott: It’s a little harder to pinpoint why Lafferty wasn’t there. Maybe he just didn’t want to go?

Heck, we’d be happy with an appearance by Clay and Quinn (iZombie’s Robert Buckley and Shantel VanSanten). Or everyone’s favorite bitch, Rachel Gattina (Danneel Harris, now married with a kid to Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles). Or Dan Scott? Deb Scott? Karen? Keith? Millicent?!

NOT EVEN NICK LACHEY? Unacceptable. Shut it down.

Now here’s an epic reunion: The Full House sing the show's theme song!