"Hope, heartbreak and a hurricane - all in One Tree Hill's Season 8. So many plans glow with happiness in these 22 Episodes on 5 Discs packed with all the drama that makes Hill fans want to share every minute. Nathan begins an exciting new career. Haley joyfully awaits the arrival of Jamie's little sister. Brooke and Julian invite all their friends to a wonderful wedding - and Skills makes sure this Tree Hill hitching goes off without a hitch. But darkness mingles with the light. After last season's shooting, Quinn and Clay fight for their lives. A financial scandal sends someone to prison. And in an all-time-great episode, a ferocious storm pits loved characters in a thrilling life-and-death struggle against a raging river."
- - Season Eight DVD Blurb
The season chronicles the character's fifth year after returning to Tree Hill. The season continues on from the Season 7 finale. Some of the key plot points are;
- The fate of Quinn James and Clayton Evans after being shot.
- Julian's new project: a documentary about his friends in Tree Hill and what's next in their lives.
- Haley and Nathan Scott dealing with their second pregnancy.
- Brooke and Julian's engagement, marriage, and adoption attempts.
- Chase Adams, Alex Dupre and Mia Catalano in a love triangle.
- Brooke's financial struggle with Clothes Over Bro's due to Victoria Davis and Millicent Huxtable's actions.
- A major hurricane will strike Tree Hill before season's end.
- 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 Marvin McFadden
- Jana Kramer as Alex Dupre
- Lisa Goldstein as Millicent Huxtable
- Stephen Colletti as Chase Adams*
- Credited from Holding Out For a Hero onward, recurring beforehand.
|01||Asleep At Heaven's Gate|
|As the gang returns from Utah, Brooke and Julian are engaged, Haley learns that she is pregnant, Nathan must leave for training camp, and Clay and Quinn are assaulted and shot by Katie.|
|02||I Can't See You, But I Know You're There|
|Clay and Quinn discover they’ve been shot, and as they fight to live, Nathan and Haley struggle with the situation. Meanwhile, Julian tries to preoccupy Jamie, and Brooke’s legal troubles mount.|
|03||The Space Inbetween|
|As the situation at the hospital worsens; Nathan makes a huge decision regarding his career. Brooke and Julian take Jamie for the day, while Victoria and Millicent hatch a plan.|
|04||We all Fall Down|
|As Brooke deals with the mounting financial troubles at Clothes Over Bro's, Nathan and Haley come to a conclusion regarding Nathan's career. Meanwhile, Julian begins a new film project, while Alex and Chase spend the afternoon together.|
|05||Nobody Taught Us to Quit|
|As Clay is discharged from the hospital, Nathan contemplates walking away from the NBA. Meanwhile, Brooke and Victoria disagree on how to handle the company's financial problems, and Chase discovers a secret about Alex.|
|As Halloween approaches in Tree Hill, Brooke and Julian get an unexpected visitor, and Nathan begins a new career. Meanwhile, Clay and Quinn struggle with life back at the beach house, and Haley and Mia host an open mic night at Tric.|
|07||Luck Be a Lady|
|As the wedding approaches, Brooke tries to connect with Sylvia , while Julian looks for his best man at a guys' poker night. Meanwhile, Nathan struggles in his new job, while Haley's counseling abilities are challenged, and Skills returns to town with a new friend.|
|08||Mouthful Of Diamonds|
|Nathan's career as an agent takes a big step forward when he visits Atlanta, while Haley consoles Jamie regarding his new braces. The drama between Brooke and Sylvia finally comes to a head, and Chase makes a decision regarding Mia and Alex.|
|09||Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace|
|The gang gathers at Nathan and Haley's to spend Thanksgiving with friends and family.|
|Brooke and Julian go skydiving, while Haley sets up a concert at Tric featuring Kid Cudi (appearing as himself). Meanwhile, Quinn sneaks out of town to visit a familiar face.|
|11||Darkness on the Edge of Town|
|A storm strikes Tree Hill, putting everyone's life in danger.|
|12||The Drinks We Drank Last Night|
|After a wild night out on the town for her bachelorette party, Brooke and the girls try to piece together the night before amidst the wreckage of the day after.|
|13||The Other Half of Me|
|Brooke and Julian's wedding day is finally here. Dreams become reality, secrets are revealed and wedding hookups are inevitable.|
|14||Holding Out for a Hero|
|Brooke, Quinn and Haley decide to use their talents for the greater good. Meanwhile, Julian takes on a directing job and helps out a friend, and Chase mentors Chuck.|
|15||Valentine's Day is Over|
|Sex games, secrets and shoelaces all come into play as the couples of Tree Hill celebrate Valentine's Day.|
|16||I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here|
|As the girls plan a surprise baby shower for Haley, the guys participate in try-outs for Jamie's baseball team. Meanwhile, Brooke and Julian pursue adoption, while Mouth gets Millicent ready for her first day at work.|
|17||The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get|
|As Haley's due date approaches, she takes steps to ensure that all her friends and family will be ready when the time comes. Brooke and Julian also prepare to begin a family, while Chuck turns to Chase for help with a problem.|
|18||Quiet Little Voices|
|The big day has finally arrived and the gang gathers at the hospital to await the birth of Haley and Nathan’s baby. While they wait, they reminisce about the memories they have shared over the years.|
|19||Where Not To Look For Freedom|
|While Haley stays at home to take care of the new baby, Quinn organizes a concert at Tric. Meanwhile, Brooke gets an offer to return to Clothes Over Bros, and Nathan sets his sights on exposing Professor Kellerman.|
|20||The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul|
|As Nathan, Julian and Clay coach Jamie's first little league game, the situation regarding the accident comes to a head. Meanwhile, Chase asks Alex to take a drug test for him, and Quinn gets an offer to shoot in Puerto Rico.|
|21||Flightless Bird, American Mouth|
|Nathan, Jamie, Clay, Julian, Chase and Chuck have a camp-out on the Rivercourt. Meanwhile, Brooke, Quinn, Alex and Lauren take a trip to Puerto Rico.|
|22||This Is My House, This Is My Home|
|As Brooke and Haley prepare to re-open Karen’s Cafe, Nathan and Clay hit the road looking for new prospective clients. Meanwhile, Chase leaves for the Air Force leaving behind a disappointed Alex and Chuck, and Mouth and Millicent begin their new morning show together|
- Music Faced was a cross-over episode between Life Unexpected a fellow CW show which aired between Nobody Taught Us To Quit and Not Afraid where Bethany Joy Lenz as Haley James Scott and Kate Vogele as Mia Catalano starred in an episode of the other show.