Can we just talk about how iconic and genius Mark Schwann was in writing the Season 1 Finale of One Tree Hill the way he did?i With he Ravens losing their big basketball game?
Thank about it.
He basically has a triple fold guarantee that his audience is going to assume the Ravens win.
1: The usual TV “protagonist makes the winning shot so his team can celebrate victory at the end of the season and everyone comes together” trope .
2: Protagonist, and team in general have critical things going against them: Lucas’ arm is injured, they’re down by a bunch of points, missing one of their key players (Jake), their normal coach is out for surgery (Whitey).
3: Dan Scott, the villain, is their STAND IN COACH. He has been riding them hard as hell, making terrible decisions, and completely tearing apart their spirit and passion.
But then, these two boys who share this one horrible father and have been estranged all their lives, decide together that THIS is their moment to defy their father, once and for all. Dan tells them to get the ball to Nathan and for him to make the shot, no matter what. But in a moment of pure television poetry, these boys change up the play, Nathan PASSES to Lucas, being unselfish for the first time in probably his entire life, letting LUCAS take the final shot, trusting in him to make it. And in that moment, Lucas and Nathan stop being “two boys who share the same ass of a dad” and instead their TRUE BROTHERHOOD IS CONFIRMED.
And the audience isn’t stupid. They see the foreshadowing, they know how this story goes, they’ve seen teen dramas a million times before. The team will come back from behind, the protagonist will beat all odds to make the shot, the Ravens will win, the boys will be brothers, and Lucas will FINALLY be an accepted member of the Basketball Team/Popular Crowd TM!!!!!
But then. BUT THEN.
And he disappoints his team, his friends, his school. He’s so ashamed he decides he’s going to go live with his Uncle in Charleston because he needs to start over outside of Tree Hill.
AND YOUR JAW IS ON THE FUCKING FLOR, because how could they do that to the cinnamon roll smol bean teen hearthrobs!?!? I mean not just one of them but TWO OF THEM?! What kind of spawn of satan sick twisted CW show is this??????
THE VILLAIN WINS?! DAN SCOTT REIGNS SUPREME?!!?
Not so fast!
THE NEXT SCENE DAN WALKS IN ON HIS BROTHER SLEEPING WITH HIS WIFE (Oh, the sibling irony!) and HAS A HEART ATTCK INSTEAD.
Now, I have a friend who is having her doubts about Crisscolfer, so I decided to help her out ( Because I am a good friend) Now, because I’m lame, ill be posting with the help of tumblr, some gifs with their sources, but if i cant find the source I’m probably going to use google so bare with me. Just know these Gifs aren’t mine! None of them! Also I’m gonna have a read under the cut for some people who don’t ship CC and I don’t want any shit okay? So just know I warned you. Also there will be some mentions of Chill and Miarren and gifs as well. Soif this is sensitive to some people, don’t read.
Ever since somebody posted that N said Nursey’s favorite group is a Tribe Called Quest, I’ve been scheming, but I finally think I have enough ideas to write this post, a comprehensive list of all of the bands, groups, and artists that Nursey likes, why he likes them, and what other dorky ass shit he’s done in relation to music. Get ready guys cuz this gonna be a long one.
Boy bands have been teen age girl’s hearthrobs since the beginning of time. Second to singing, their biggest talent is breaking our hearts. It’s bad enough that we will never get to date Zayn Malik, but for him to walk away from One Direction and never perform for us again?! That pain cuts deep! Of all the boy bands that have played with our hearts, who was your favorite?