Zap2it can now exclusively report that Lafferty has reached a deal with the studio and will be returning to North Carolina to be part of the final episode of the series.
Due to Lafferty’s reduced role this year, his scenes for the entire season were pre-written. He was able to shoot all of his scenes in a four-week block over the summer to free up time for other projects and commitments.
At that time, he did not film any scenes for the series finale, leaving us hanging as to whether or not we would even see Nathan in the last episode of the series. As long-time fans of the show, we’re thrilled (and, frankly, relieved) that Nathan, Haley, Brooke, and the rest of the gang will be together one last time before we say goodbye. The finale will shoot in early November.
Via : One Tree Hill – Season 9 – Casting News – James Lafferty returns for series finale | Spoiler TV.