4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days (One Tree Hill)


4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days (One Tree Hill)

Infobox Television episode
Title = 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days
Series = One Tree Hill


Caption = Haley comforts her son
Season = 5
Episode = 1
Writer = Mark Schwahn
Director = Greg Prange
Guests = Michaela McManus
Johann Urb
Daphne Zuniga
Cullen Moss
Vaughn Wilson
Lisa Erin Goldstein
Dikran Tulaine
Rand Courtney
William Day
Karen Ceesay
Jason Giuliano
Justin Tully
Victor Turner
Production = 501
Airdate = January 8, 2008
Episode list = "One Tree Hill" (season 5)
List of "One Tree Hill" episodes
Prev = All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Next = Racing Like a Pro

"4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days" is the first episode of the fifth season of the television series "One Tree Hill", and eighty-ninth episode in total. The episode premiered on the The CW on January 8, 2008. It became the first episode that has been ordered for mid-season. The episode aired at 8/7C, with the second episode, "Racing Like a Pro", airing straight after. The season then moved to the regular time of 9/8C.

It re-introduced the characters after college, and the characters returned to the fictional town, Tree Hill.http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117965137.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 CW announces fall schedule]

"4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days" was written by Mark Schwahn, the creator of the television series "One Tree Hill". [http://cwtv.com/shows/one-tree-hill/episodes/501 Shows - One Tree Hill - Episode Guide - 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days ] ] It was also directed by Greg Prange who commonly directs the episodes that Schwahn writes. [http://cwtv.com/shows/one-tree-hill/episodes/501 Shows - One Tree Hill - Episode Guide - 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days ] ] The episode was released on iTunes and Amazon Unbox as a free download in the US, however it later cost $1.99. [ [http://www.amazon.com/4-Years-Months-Days/dp/B0012E1SAE Amazon.com: 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days: Greg Prange,Mark Schwahn,Michael Tollin,Brian Robbins,Joe Davola: Unbox Video ] ]

The episode included music from Jackson Waters, The National, Yellowcard, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Kelly Clarkson.

Plot

The episode is set 4 years after the events of the fourth season finale "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone".http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117965137.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 CW announces fall schedule] [cite episode|title=All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone|series=One Tree Hill|credits=Mark Schwahn (writer & director)|network=The CW|airdate=2007-06-13|season=4|number=21|minutes=42]

Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) returns to Tree Hill after having been away at college. Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) is paralyzed and bitter after his dreams of playing professional basketball were crushed in a bar fight. Haley James Scott (Bethany Joy Galeotti), now a teacher, raises her son Jamie (Jackson Brundage), while her husband Nathan struggles with his problems. Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton) quits her job and returns to Tree Hill. Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush) a well-known fashion designer is struggling to get along with her bossy CEO Victoria (Daphne Zuniga). Victoria tells the limo driver to drop Brooke's date Nick (Johann Urb) off as soon as they have been photographed together. She then realises that she has to return to Tree Hill to help Peyton. Upon her return to Tree Hill, Peyton meets Lucas' girlfriend Lindsey (Michaela McManus). "Mouth" (Lee Norris) struggles to get a job as a sports announcer, and Lucas is made the new coach of the Ravens, with "Skills" (Antwon Tanner) as assistant coach.

Production

On May 20, 2007, The CW announced that the show would return for a fifth season, but as a mid-season replacement. The show will be "dramatically retooled and set four years into the future - after the characters have already graduated from college." Until the show's return to the schedule, the network has plans to post diaries online to fill in the intervening years in the characters' lives.http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117965137.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 CW announces fall schedule] The fifth season began shooting on July 29, 2007.

Hilarie Burton (who playes Peyton Sawyer) confirmed on TRL that the show's fifth season will focus on their lives after college. She said this will "enable them to do flashbacks and a lot of cool stuff with the characters".

On November 6, 2007, The CW posted the first One Tree Hill online diary, a series of six segments to be released before the start of the new season. "" allows fans of the show to catch a glimpse of the lives of the six main characters at the beginning of the fifth season. The first Fast Forward diary features Sophia Bush's character, Brooke Davis. The webisodes continued in a boy, girl order, until the fifth that featured Haley James Scott (Bethany Joy Galeotti) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) The sixth webisode featured the new guest cast for the fifth season.http://cwtv.com/thecw/fastforward Fastforward official site]

Mark Schwahn the creator, and executive producer of "One Tree Hill", has stated that season five will be about the characters pursuing their dreams, finding out that it might not be easy, but they will keep pushing."Fast Forward on Lucas Scott." , [http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/fastforward-2 CWTV.com] . November 13, 2007. ]

Joe Davola, an executive producer tells us, “we looked at this year, we looked at episode one and said it is a pilot. He feels that all the rules have changed. The former teen casts looks have changed and they’ve brought in new characters to work within the fabric of the show.http://cwtv.com/thecw/fastforward Fastforward official site]

In the last fast forward episode, Mark Schwan tells us that he thinks "jumping ahead, allows [them] to do all sorts of things."http://cwtv.com/thecw/fastforward Fastforward official site]

Reception

On the episodes initial airing, the episode received 3.36 million viewers. [http://entertainmentnow.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/broadcast-tv-ratings-for-tuesday-january-8-2008/ Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, January 8, 2008 « Your Entertainment Now ] ] It gained a 2.3 rating and a share of 4. The episode received a 1.5/4 rating/share in viewers aged between 18 and 49. It ranked 80/95 for the week and 12/13 for the night. Don Williams of "BuddyTV" liked the addition of Jamie Scott, however felt that the show was missing the adult characters. [Williams, Don, (January 16, 2008) " [http://www.buddytv.com/articles/one-tree-hill/one-tree-hill-what-we-love-and-15726.aspx "One Tree Hill": What We Love and Hate About Season 5] ", "BuddyTV". Retrieved on April 26, 2008.]

References

External links

* [http://www.cwtv.com/shows/one-tree-hill Official website]
* [http://www.onetreehillweb.net/episodes.html One Tree Hill Guide]
*imdb title|0368530|One Tree Hill
*imdb title|1032101|Four Years, Six Months, Two Days


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