Danneel Ackles has opened up on the One Tree Hill series finale, and accused series creator creator Mark Schwahn of denying her character, Rachel Gatina, redemption, per TVLine:
Rachel became addicted to heroin, stole money from her best friend and married Dan, only to be left with divorce papers and an empty bank account before disappearing entirely.
“There have been a lot of things that have come out recently about One Tree Hill, so I’ll let you just kind of decide why you think that happened to her,” Ackles tells TVLine of her character’s ending. “Our executive producer and creator kind of had a way of — when he was done with you — making you leave the show the worst possible way.”
On her vision of Rachel’s ending:
“My Rachel had a very different life. I think Rachel is in a wonderful place right now, happily married to some good looking guy. She deserves some happiness.”
Where do you stand on the One Tree Hill ending? Did Rachel deserve a better conclusion? Would you watch a reboot?