One Tree Hill “Danny Boy” Review

It’s the end of an era, folks. In this week’s episode of One Tree Hill, "Danny Boy," Dan Scott…father, businessman, politician, murderer, convict and villain…died surrounded by his family, minus one son. To my great surprise, I cried actual tears. Who would have thought it?

For all the criticism the show takes for being campy and soapy and sometimes even silly, I would make an argument that few shows before or after One Tree Hill will ever capture the true spirit of what it means to earn and bestow forgiveness as thoroughly or as completely. Too many times in television and movies, characters expect to be forgiven for their crimes and more often than not they are granted thatforgiveness too easily. Not so for Dan Scott.

No one has ever let it slip their minds that Dan shot and killed his own brother, and ever since he did so back in season three, the characters who were directly and indirectly affected by that horrible act have been trying to figure out what to do about Dan. To forgive or not to forgive. If they do forgive, are they betraying Keith? If they don’t, will they be damaging themselves more than Dan? I love that it was never simple for them. Read More... 


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