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'The Hills' finale: Happy endings for all

Lauren_and_heidi With finales like these, do we really need a fifth season of "The Hills"? MTV hasn't given the go-ahead, in spite of what certain cast members have said to the contrary. But now that we've seen the goods, we kind of think maybe another 20 episodes are not necessary.

There was closure all around! It's almost as though MTV or Lauren or whoever "The Hills" powers-that-be are ordered the cast members to sew up their storylines, and pronto.

Also, with Whitney Port's "The City" revving up for a premiere next week, didn't Lauren look down for the count by comparison? Whitney's beaming in the ads for the new show, while Lauren on Monday night's finale looked pretty ready to leave the cameras behind.

Actually, didn't that whole episode seem tailored to serve as a launch pad for a countdown to "I do" for the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Pratt? A reality show following the planning of Heidi's dream wedding, perhaps?

I don't know. I could be wrong, but, the evidence was there. Just take a look at what happened:

Lauren and Heidi made peace. They're still not best friends, but for a few minutes, Lauren melted after hearing Heidi open up about the troubles her eloping had caused between her and Mama Montag. They hugged, they cried, they told each other they were missed. They really did look relieved. And as far as the finale went, that was it for Lauren. No friends lurking, waiting to backstab her. Just a content Lo, happy to tag alongside Lauren for as long as she'll have her.

Justin Bobby gave his pinky ring to Audrina. After she accused him of cheating with Lauren, Audrina allowed herself to be swept away by Justin Bobby once more. He took her to to Palm Springs, offered to split a filet mignon with her, and then bestowed her with his pinky ring. Monagamy, here he comes! Maybe.

Spencer played the good guy. Right when you thought Heidi and Spencer were really going to tie the knot this time, Spencer decided maybe his tequila-fueled tactics weren't all that fair. After Heidi promised herself to him in an L.A. courthouse, he stopped the ceremony and told her that they could wait to get married, and that Heidi could have the traditional wedding with her family that she told him she wanted two seasons ago.

Not a cliffhanger in sight.

So now I'm opening it up to the floor. What did you guys think of the finale? Do you want another season? Do you still want to follow Lauren? Or Audrina and Justin Bobby? What about a spin-off leading up to the Heidi and Spencer nuptials? Hey, third time's the charm, right?

-- Denise Martin

Complete coverage of "The Hills."

Photo: Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag. Credit: MTV

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I always assumed there would be a fifth season but after reading this, I'm not so sure. On the other hand, there are significant issues that a fifth season might resolve, such as LC's career and love life.

There will be another one I'm sure. Every girl I know for some reason loves this stuff. I guess we all spend most of our time in work doing lame stuff that people enjoy vicariously watching other people lead more exciting lives.

I don't know why I like this show so much, but I do. It may be because I've watched Lauren since Laguna Beach, and most girls can relate to someone on the show--be it the glamorous Lauren, innocent Whitney, rock-n-roll/pretty punk Audrina, or dependent-on-a-guy Heidi. I hope there is a fifth season, 22 minutes out of my week would probably make a good show, so I'm sure 22 minutes out of 4 girls (I'm assuming Lo will replace Whitney, plus all the guys) lives will make good reality TV...they have so far (as far as reality shows go!).

Yes, Heidi and Spencer "do" need a spin-off. Plus, they can take Stephanie, Holly, and Heidi's family along with them. Get these people out of the way, so "The Hills" can be "The Hills" again. But not until "The Hills" can bid Lo adieu. Lo doesn't need to replace Whitney. Why don't they give Kimberly (Heidi's co-worker) and Chaira (Audrina's co-worker) a bump up in the world; they're good looking, interesting, and they already fit well into "The Hills" atmosphere. MTV's probably buying time by airing "The City" and "Bromance" until MTV can figure out how to change "The Hills", or what they can do to keep Lauren Conrad happy. MTV's best bet is to create another new show for Lauren, reflecting her career as a fashion designer, her real friends, relationships, and her family. Of course, it can still be done in the same way as "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills"; but with more realness to it. The filming/ storytelling of the new show can be shot exactly how "Britney: For The Record" was done.


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