First it was veteran One Tree Hill actor James Lafferty who took over as director in the S7.07 episode “I and Love and You”, which ironically enough was also a very pivotal episode in the seventh season storyline for his character Nathan Scott.
This coming Monday another One Tree Hill actor takes over the directing chores as long running lead actress Sophia Bush takes her turn in the chair for the S7.09 episode “Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun” which was written by Karin Gist.
In the episode, Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) returns to the stage and Brooke (Sophia Bush) receives life-changing news. Meanwhile, Dan Scott (Paul Johannson) returns to Tree Hill much to the chagrin of Nathan (James Lafferty), who is about to sign a new NBA contract with the help of his agent Clay (Robert Buckley). Austin Nichols, Shantel VanSanten, Lee Norris and Jackson Brundage also star.