“Nine years of my life was playing a guy who was honestly just seeking redemption and to love his family even though he didn’t know how to do it,” he said. Like how not to be a dad.” Thanks to Johansson’s hijinks, the panel took on a zany tone that kept the audience laughing from beginning to end.
"It’s the end of the road and we’ve crossed the finish line. It's impossible for it to feel like the last day because we've been doing it for so long.
PHOTOS: 17 New Shows Premiering in 2012 Lafferty, Galeotti and co-star Sophia Bush (Brooke), who directed the series' penultimate episode, took a moment to look back on their ." Galeotti: "The final scene I shot was a scene on the stage and it's on Julian's (Austin Nichols) soundstage. It's a totally different season and it's something we haven't seen before -- a tall statement for what is. We've taken the audience on several rollercoasters but I can guarantee you that the audience has never seen anything like this so far." Bush, of Schwahn's hint that not everyone will be seen by season's end: "I can't say anything about it otherwise they're going to me!
We can make that happen.’ And I thought, ‘Sure, let’s try it.'” Toward the end of the panel, one fan took the chance to ask the pair if they ever thought they would be sitting in front of a crowd of nearly 1,000 fans 12 years after the show started. “We were filming the first season and we thought we were getting canceled like every day…
You get more of a sense of accomplishment than you do sadness." Production on the final season wrapped in October but it still hasn't sunk in yet for Lafferty and company, many of whom -- along with executive producers Mark Schwahn, who told of nine seasons on the WB and the CW. We all walked through the door across the stage on-camera and hopefully, they'll use that last shot somewhere." Lafferty: "We all had different last days. I won't remember that being the last day til two months, a year down the road when I realize it's never coming back. I can't give it away but that was my final scene." PHOTOS: Winter TCA 2012's Notable Quotables Theme of the Final Season Lafferty: "It is [very dark].
That will forever be the funnest thing I've ever done." Galeotti: "We went to Utah and that was a wonderful experience.
We had water balloon fights on the roof of Karen's cafe.Staying up late filming until three in the morning." Stepping Behind the Camera Bush: "I was fortunate they gave me the second to last episode to direct. I'm looking forward to getting to that point in the season because 12 and 13 really are a love letter to our little family, from the writers to the actors and the crew.It felt really good." Watching With the Fans Lafferty: "I'll watch them (the ninth season's episodes).“I was just singing to myself and I think Mark drove by and heard me singing,” she recalled.“At one point soon thereafter, he just asked, ‘Do you want to sing on the show?It's a hybrid sport of basketball, hockey with trampolines.