"Friends and lovers, fame and fate - everything happens in Tree Hill. Lucas and Peyton are gone, but One Tree Hill's tales of interwined lives and passions remain stronger than ever in this 22-Episode, 5-Disc Seventh Season. Nathan's NBA career is threatened by explosive scandal. Haley faces a family tragedy. Brooke thinks she's found true love with Julian - until a Hollywood hottie decides he's just her type. Dan leaves the slammer for the media spotlight and a sexy young wife (someone you know, OTH fans). Millie spirals into self-destruction, breaking Mouth's heart. And compelling new characters arrive: Haley's beautiful sister Quinn and Nathan's agent Clay, both with secrets from the past and dramatic new stories to tell"
-Season Seven DVD blurb.
The season chronicles the fourth year of the group's lives after returning to Tree Hill, with a fourteen month leap between the sixth and seventh seasons. Some of the key plot points are
- Nathan and his agent Clayton facing a growing scandal in the midst of his NBA career.
- Brooke and Julian finding happiness together, but facing the trials of being a couple including new face, the troublesome Alex Dupre and the desperate attempt for a child.
- Quinn, Haley's sister, trying to come to terms with leaving her husband David and embarking on a new, difficult romance with Clayton.
- Dan's miraculous recovery and reformation and eventual marriage to Rachel.
- Millicent's drastic transformation from a geeky assistant to a drug-abusing, arrogant model.
- Haley, Taylor and Quinn forced to come to terms with the sickness of their mother.
- Skills' choice between romance or an exciting new career.
- Julian's new film project and the drama that unfolds during the project.
- Clay dealing with an obsessive and psychotic tennis player who bears a striking resemblance to his late wife.
- James Lafferty as Nathan Scott
- Bethany Joy Lenz as Haley James Scott
- Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis
- Austin Nichols as Julian Baker
- Robert Buckley as Clayton Evans
- Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James
- Jackson Brundage as Jamie Scott
- Lee Norris as Mouth McFadden
- Jana Kramer as Alex Dupre**
- Antwon Tanner as Skills Taylor*
- Lisa Goldstein as Millicent Huxtable
- and Paul Johansson as Dan Scott*
-* Credited through to Weeks Go By Like Days, recurring afterwards
-** Credited from Family Affair onward, recurring beforehand
|01||4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Traveling Abroad)|
|Nathan learns of a shocking accusation that could threaten his career, much to the chagrin of his sports agent Clay. Brooke prepares to launch a new fashion line, and Julian decides to produce a big movie. Haley sister Quinn makes a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Jamie celebrates his 7th birthday.|
|02||What Are You Willing To Lose?|
|While in the process of recording her new album, Haley battles to protect Red Bedroom Records with the help of Mia. Brooke casts the new face of her clothing line, and Clay defends Nathan against a growing scandal. Julian and Brooke decide to move in together while Dan unveils his new bride.|
|03||Hold My Hand As I'm Lowered|
|Clay and Nathan disagree on how to handle an ever-worsening scandal, and Haley begins to wonder if Renee's accusations have merit. Quinn and Brooke organize a photo shoot, and Mouth ups the stakes in his battle with Skills. Meanwhile, Alex makes Julian an interesting proposition.|
|04||Believe Me, I'm Lying|
|Nathan's scandal becomes public. Brooke's fashion show brings an unexpected responsibility for Millicent and Haley convinces Quinn to talk to her estranged husband David. Meanwhile, Mouth makes a decision that could threaten his career.|
|05||Your Cheatin' Heart|
|Haley is thrust into the spotlight and storm of Nathan's growing scandal. Against her better judgement, Brooke allows Julian to continue working with Alex while Millicent gets a new job, which may cause trouble for Mouth. Meanwhile, Clay and Quinn grow closer.|
|06||Deep Ocean Vast Sea|
|Haley considers taking matters into her own hands as Nathan's scandal threatens his endorsement deals. Julian gives Alex another chance, and Brooke reconnects with Chase. Millicent questions whether she has what it takes to be a model while Clay lets Quinn in on a big secret.|
|07||I And Love And You|
|Dan brings Renee onto his television show, leaving Nathan and Haley powerless to stop him from revealing the truth of her pregnancy to the world. Quinn examines what went wrong with David, and Sara and Clay discuss their past. Meanwhile, Brooke comes clean with Julian about her true desires.|
|08||I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight|
|Julian agrees to a weekend camping trip but struggles to fit in with Nathan and the guys. Back in Tree Hill, Brooke and Haley spend Girl's Night doing a little bonding of their own, and Quinn helps Clay come to terms with a tragic loss. Meanwhile, Dan and Rachel's past catches up to them.|
|09||Now You Lift Your Eyes To The Sun|
|Haley returns to the stage and Brooke receives life-changing news. Meanwhile, Dan Scott returns to Tree Hill much to the chagrin of Nathan, who is about to sign a new NBA contract with the help of his agent Clay.|
|10||You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son|
|Nathan reaches the breaking point with Clay, causing a rift between Haley and Quinn. Brooke comes clean with Julian about her worries regarding his growing connection to Alex. Meanwhile, Skills pursues a new career in LA and Millicent's drug problem worsens.|
|11||You Know I Love You, Don't You|
|Nathan and Haley's careers bring about a tough decision for the family, and Julian divulges a secret to Alex that leads to a confrontation with Brooke. Meanwhile, Clay tries to resuscitate his career as an agent, and Jamie learns the truth about Skills' new job. And a fresh-from-jail Millie finds an unlikely supporter in Victoria.|
|12||Some Roads Lead Nowhere|
|As Nathan and Haley prepare for the family's move to Barcelona, Brooke struggles to accept Julian's reaction to Alex's crisis. Quinn helps Clay hatch a plan to win back Nathan as a client. Meanwhile, Millie's downward spiral puts her and Mouth at a crossroads, and Dan Scott's pronouncement shocks Rachel and his audience.|
|13||Weeks Go By Like Days|
|The Scott family joins Haley on the last leg of her tour, while Brooke and Julian reconnect after their six-week break. Clay and Quinn try to figure out how to move forward after his public declaration of love, and a post-rehab Alex tries to make amends with herself and the people she's let down.|
|Nathan tries to keep Haley calm after Taylor shows up at their house with Quinn's ex-husband in tow. Julian sticks up for Alex on the set of their movie, and Brooke leans on Alexander to ease her heartache. Meanwhile, Clay gets a chance to prove his commitment to Quinn by helping her through a dinner with her sister and David.|
|15||Don't You Forget About Me|
|In the chaos surrounding an '80's alumni dance at the high school, Haley's birthday is forgotten, Jamie is left home alone, and Nathan and Clay are stranded 200 miles from Tree Hill. Meanwhile, Brooke's appearance at the dance with Alexander forces Julian to relive his dorky adolescence in an episode dedicated to the memory of John Hughes.|
|16||My Attendance Is Bad But My Intentions Are Good|
|Brooke and Julian try to find a balance between their personal lives and work as the movie shoot begins. Nathan and Haley receive a surprise visit, and Clay supports Quinn as she faces some unexpected news. Alex sets her sights on Alexander, and Millicent finds herself struggling with temptation|
|17||At The Bottom Of Everything|
|Nathan tries to help Haley and Jamie confront Lydia's seemingly hopeless situation, while Brooke and Julian navigate their volatile relationship in the midst of a hectic movie shoot. Meanwhile, Clay and Quinn spend some time apart, and Miranda tries to prove to Grubbs that she's the right person to produce his album.|
|18||The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance|
|As Brooke angrily deals with Alex's tryst with Julian, Lydia's condition worsens, prompting Quinn and Haley to try to reconnect with Taylor. Clay is forced to deal with Katie's unsettling advances, and Nathan helps Jamie come to terms with Lydia's impending death.|
|19||Every Picture Tells A Story|
|On the eve of Quinn's big gallery opening, an uninvited guest ambushes Clayton. Nathan spends the day with Jamie, while Haley struggles with life after her mother’s passing. Brooke and Julian each receive a shocking surprise. Meanwhile, Skills learns the truth about Lauren and Mouth.|
|20||Learning To Fail|
|Nathan and Haley struggle with the aftermath of her mother's death, while Brooke deals with the fallout of Alexander's tryst with Victoria. Alex discovers a secret about her leading man, Josh, that could derail Julian's film, and Clay is confronted by an unhinged Katie.|
|21||What's In The Ground Belongs To You|
|Nathan struggles to reach an increasingly despondent Haley, while Quinn leads Jamie on a Tree Hill treasure hunt. Julian shows his finished film to Brooke, and Clay is forced to deal with a deranged Katie|
|22||Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said The Last Time I Saw You...|
|Haley tries to overcome her depression by joining Nathan, Jamie and the rest of the Tree Hill gang on a trip to Utah for the premiere of Julian’s film.|