So it's just been confirmed that not only is Hillary character leaving the show, but so is Chads. Now while I'm no writer that seems really stupid for many reason, not only that the show is not gonna work without the two main characters. Here is my outlook on what should of happened. So Peyton was gonna die at the end of the season we all saw that one coming, well with her death and clearly they wouldn't kill off her child as well. That leaves Lucas to raise the baby on his own. Enter Brooke. She just lost her would be adopted daughter a few eps ago. She has always wanted a child AND Peyton was her best friend so it would only make sense that she would step in to assume the mother role to Peyton's child. That and also to console Luke on the loss of his wife, which naturally would end up turning into a relationship possibly more between the two of them. Thereby bringing the series full circle and to a close. Just my thoughts.