In 'Some Roads Lead Nowhere', Julian finds Alex drifting off to death in a bathtub after he told her that he did not love her.
On Monday, November 30, "One Tree Hill" left audience gasping at the suicide attempt made by Alex. The aftermath, whether Julian makes it in time to save Alex or not, will be answered in the last episode airing this year, "Some Roads Lead Nowhere". Airing on December 7, the episode is both written and directed by creator Mark Schwahn.
As Nathan and Haley prepare for the family's move to Barcelona, Brooke struggles to accept Julian's reaction to Alex's crisis. Quinn helps Clay hatch a plan to win back Nathan as a client. Meanwhile, Millie's downward spiral puts her and Mouth at a crossroads, and Dan Scott's pronouncement shocks Rachel and his audience.
The Brooke-Julian saga will be one of the cliffhangers before the show returns on January 18 with new original episodes. In order to make room for new series "Life Unexpected", "Hill" will take a break between March to April and back on air again on April 19.
Australian actor Mitch Ryan has been cast as a new character of season 7. Described as "smart, funny and attractive", the character reportedly would come in between Brooke and Julian.