When teen soap One Tree Hill returns to television this January, things will look a little different for the gang. For one thing, they won't be teenagers anymore. The show is flashing forward, catching up with the characters post-college once they're out working on their own. (No "the college years are the best years of your life!" sentimentality here, eh?)
To help fill in the gaps, the CW is putting out a series of fast-forwards showing where the characters have ended up. Three of the six episodes are out now, chronicling the lives of Brooke, Peyton and Lucas.
In brief: Brooke has a clothing line of her own and is being stalked by paparazzi; Lucas is writing, coaching basketball, and looking a little scuzzy (sorry, Chad Michael Murray fans); and Peyton is working for a record label in LA. It seems like they've all landed on their feet after Tree Hill — so far, anyway.
Fans, how are you feeling about the jump forward? Do you like seeing what the characters are like now that they've grown up? And will there be a good way to bring the gang back together? To watch a promo with more of what's coming up in season five, just
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