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"One Tree Hill" comes to a close after nine years

Lisa Goldstein as Millie, Sophia Bush as Brooke, Shantel VanSanten as Quinn, and Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley in "One Tree Hill." Fred Norris/The CW

(CBS News) Last night, the CW's "One Tree Hill" ended its nine-year run.

The first hour of the series finale special featured cast interviews and scenes from the past, followed by the show's last episode.

"For this to have been our job, to grow up here and evolve as people and as characters, it's huge," Sophia Bush said in the special.

"I feel like these characters sort of exist on their own now," said the show's creator Mark Schwahn. "Even though I'm not sitting down and writing 'Fade In' every week, it feels like they're still there. I think it's always going to feel that way."

The series finale opened with Nathan, played by James Lafferty, reflecting on the past.

Brooke (Bush) and Julian (Austin Nichols) do some reminiscing of their own on a set built to look like Brooke's high school for his new TV show.

Brooke decides to open her Baker Man store across from Karen's Cafe, and Julian buys her old house for them to live in.

Clay (Robert Buckley) and Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) get married and become parents, all within the episode.

At the end of the episode Gavin DeGraw plays, "I Don't Wanna Be," at Tric - a song  that has become almost synonymous with the show itself. 

The final shot of the series featured the group cheering in the stands at Jamie's basketball game, just like old times.

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