On February 8, "One Tree Hill" and "Hellcats" would drive away from the main road to air a special episode. In the former, Brooke, Quinn and Haley decide to use their talents for the greater good, dressing up as superheroes. In the latter, they flashback on how Savannah, Alice, Lewis and Vanessa became Hellcats.
"One Tree Hill" episode "Holding Out for a Hero" also sees Julian taking on a directing job and helping out a friend, and Chase mentors Chuck (guest star Michael May).
"Hellcats" episode "Remember When" meanwhile sees The Hellcats kidnapping Marti for her initiation into the group. After the party, Marti realizes that her interest in Travis (guest star Ben Cotton) and his legal case could bring her friends harm and possibly even cause Bill Marsh (guest star Aaron Douglas) to disband the Hellcats altogether.
The combination of "One Tree Hill" and "Hellcats" has proven effective last week, pulling its most watched Tuesday of the season (2.02 million viewers).