There are many, many reasons why fans of One Tree Hill love the show so fiercely, and remain loyal even years after it stopped airing. One of the main reasons of course is the excellent writing, and perfectly cast roles that made the characters not only seem so real, but also allowed for them to embark on some of the best character developments on TV. It is impossible to imagine anyone except for Paul Johansson in the role of Dan Scott who managed to not only be the show’s biggest villain, but actually be likeable by the end of the series, as he was the embodiment of the character fans loved to hate and hated to love. Not many actors or shows can have a character do what Dan did, yet still have fans rally for him eventually. Check out Dan Scott’s 10 Most Memorable Moments on One Tree Hill.
10. Saves Lucas — S1, E13
In the early seasons on One Tree Hill, Dan Scott is set up as only the villain, and he makes it easy for fans to hate him especially with the way he treats both his sons, but especially Lucas. Near the end of season one, however, fans got to see a glimpse of who else Dan can be when he saves both Keith and Lucas from a serious car crash. After ignoring Lucas or calling him a “mistake” all season, Dan not only shows actual concern for Lucas, but finally says “I’m his father” in order to give permission for the surgery he needs to save his life.