“One Tree Hill” fans, the end is near. The cast and crew are currently shooting their series finale, and we’ve been following along on Twitter as they say goodbye to friends and favorite locations, recalling the memories they’ve shared there along the way.
On Tuesday (Nov. 8), they shot their last scenes at Tric, the club location that Karen and Peyton in Season 2 and has been a focal point ever since. Sophia Bush shared an exciting piece of news via her Twitter: Gavin DeGraw is returning as a musical guest for the final episode.
DeGraw, of course, is the man responsible for “I Don’t Want to Be,” the show’s theme song, which was covered by a wide variety of artists for the Season 8 opening credits.
Sources tell us that this year, there won’t be an opening credit sequence — as it’s the final season, they don’t want to waste precious moments that could go toward stories — so we’re hoping that DeGraw performs the now-iconic song one last time for this episode.
Of course, it’s not the first time he’s appeared on the show in the flesh. He stopped by for a performance at “Karen’s Cafe” in the Season 1 episode “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” and shared a touching moment at the piano with Jackson Brundage in the Season 5 episode “What Comes After the Blues.”
Another familiar face is returning for the series finale as well: Bevin Prince! This weekend, the cast shot scenes at a high school basketball game — talk about a callback — and Zap2it has confirmed that Bevin joined her former castmates in the stands. Her character, Bevin Mirsky, was everyone’s favorite ditzy cheerleader in the first four seasons, but we haven’t seen her since a run-in in Season 5 revealed that she married Dim Tim Smith and that they named their son after Nathan.