The Hills (season 6)
|The Hills season 6|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original release||April 27, 2010– July 13, 2010|
The sixth and final season of The Hills, an American reality television series, consists of 12 episodes and was broadcast on MTV. It aired from April 27, 2010, until July 13, 2010. The season was filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California, with additional footage in Crested Butte, Colorado; Miami, Florida; and Costa Rica. Its executive producer was Liz Gateley. This was the only season not to feature the series' original lead Lauren Conrad in any capacity.
The Hills focuses on the lives of Kristin Cavallari, Audrina Patridge, Lo Bosworth, Heidi Montag, and Stephanie Pratt. After receiving widespread criticism after having ten cosmetic surgery procedures in one day, Montag unveils the results to her family. After their underwhelming responses, she and her husband Spencer Pratt begin to alienate their family and friends. Meanwhile, Cavallari has become friends with Audrina after feuding with her uring the prior season, and resumes a flirtatious relationship with her best friend and ex-boyfriend, Brody Jenner. Audrina finds herself conflicted with her relationship with her on-again/off-again boyfriend Justin Brescia, while Bosworth and the female Pratt are depicted as mutual friends of all.
The series finale garnered media attention after it depicted the final scene being filmed in a studio backlot, responding to longtime speculation that the series was scripted. Upon the conclusion of their month-long morning marathon of The Hills, titled "RetroMTV Brunch", MTV aired an alternate ending to the series on August 9, 2013. The scene replaced the original backlot clip with footage of Jenner and Conrad talking in his apartment.
Kristin and Audrina have revealed to have become friends according to the girls. She also comes to terms with her fading summer romance with Justin. However, after she left the girls abandoned in Miami, rumors about her wild partying and possible drug abuse surface. Meanwhile, Heidi makes a trip to Colorado to show her family the results of her ten plastic surgery procedures. Her entire family disapproves of her surgery, and after returning to Los Angeles, she and Spencer start to alienate their friends and family.
Audrina starts dating her old friend, Ryan Cabrera, when Justin shows interest in being a part of her life once again. Brody meets McKaela Line, and the two begin to date and upset Kristin with their public affection towards each other. Later, McKaela brings her friend Allie Lutz around with her, much to Kristin's disapproval, as the two despise each other. Stephanie starts dating again after her DUI. Lo must make a major decision in her relationship with her boyfriend, Scott.
|Kristin Cavallari||LA girl, mutual friend of all.|
|Audrina Patridge||Kristin, Lo, Heidi, and Stephanie's friend, works for Epic Records.|
|Heidi Montag||Kristin, Audrina, and Stephanie's friend.|
|Lo Bosworth||Mutual friend of all.|
|Stephanie Pratt||Spencer's sister.|
|Spencer Pratt||Heidi's husband.|
|Brody Jenner||Kristin's ex-boyfriend and love interest, mutual friend of all.|
|Justin Brescia||Audrina's ex-boyfriend.|
|Frankie Delgado||Brody's close friend.|
|Holly Montag||Heidi's sister.|
|Stacie Hall||Kristin's friend.|
|Charlie Smith||Spencer's friend.|
|Ryan Cabrera||Audrina's boyfriend.|
|McKaela Line||Brody's brief love interest, Lo's co-worker.|
|Allie Lutz||McKaela's best friend, Kristin's enemy.|
|Max Ritz||Lo's friend.|
The fourth episode of the season, "This Is Goodbye", which aired on May 18, 2010, marked the final appearance of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt from The Hills. Pratt was kicked off the show after threatening to kill a producer of the series. Originally, he was supposed to return after anger management and a six-week hiatus from the series, but his behavior later worsened causing him to be completely removed from the cast. Heidi filed and then dropped false charges against "The Hills" creator Adam Divello claiming sexual harassment. Due to Montag's absence, Stephanie Pratt was bumped up from a recurring role to the fifth main cast member.
|Title||Original air date||Prod.
|91||1||"Put on a Happy Face"||April 27, 2010||601-30||2.738|
|For the first time since her extensive plastic surgeries, Heidi reveals the new look to her family. Lo, Stephanie, and Audrina confront Kristin about her partying ways after a rocky Super Bowl weekend in Miami. Meanwhile, Brody's attraction to Audrina resurfaces.|
|92||2||"Rumor Has It"||May 4, 2010||602-30||2.126|
|Following her DUI, Stephanie tries to reconcile with her brother, Spencer. Kristin confronts Stephanie about supposedly starting the rumors of her supposed drug abuse. Brody feels jealous of Audrina's new relationship. Heidi reveals her new self to her friends.|
|93||3||"Elephant in the Room"||May 11, 2010||603-30||2.165|
Kristin urges Audrina to commit to Ryan, then moves in to get closer to Brody and Spencer causes as scene when he gets angry with Holly at Enzo's party.Note: Stephanie and Lo do not appear in this episode.
|94||4||"This Is Goodbye"||May 18, 2010||604-30||2.134|
Kristin, Audrina, Holly, Lo, and Stephanie all decide that they must cut out Spencer and Heidi from their lives for good after Spencer picks a fight with Audrina and Brody at a club and Heidi stands by Spencer. Audrina and Ryan get into an argument over Brody. Brody and Kristin hook-up before deciding to stay single.Note: This episode marks the Heidi and Spencer's final appearance on the series, though Heidi continues to receive star billing for the remainder of the season.
|95||5||"A New Bird"||May 25, 2010||605-30||1.998|
Brody puts his friendship with Kristin on the line when he starts seeing another girl. Lo sets Stephanie up on a double date. Ryan gives Audrina's friends another chance.Note: Stephanie is now credited as a main cast member.
|96||6||"Ghost from the Past"||June 1, 2010||606-30||1.962|
|Audrina bumps into old flame Justin Bobby while Ryan's away and Kristin embarks on a 'manhunt' to try and get over Brody.|
|97||7||"The Company You Keep"||June 8, 2010||607-30||1.922|
|Brody and Kristin cozy up in front of McKaela, while Audrina tries to push Ryan away.|
|98||8||"Between a Rocker and a Hard Place"||June 15, 2010||608-30||N/A|
|Audrina's relationship with Ryan is put to the test when he meets Justin for the first time. Brody sides with Kristin when Allie picks a fight with her.|
|99||9||"Break-up to Make-up"||June 22, 2010||609-30||N/A|
|It's Audrina's birthday and the gang, including Justin, board a boat at Marina Del Ray to celebrate. Elsewhere, Kristin has another run in with Allie at a club where a fight erupts. Also Audrina breaks up with Ryan and Kristin warns McKaela to stay away from her.|
|100||10||"Welcome to the Jungle"||June 29, 2010||610-30||1.803|
In the 100th episode, the gang travels to Costa Rica, where drama ensues between Brody and Kristin. Kristin meets a bartender named Will, and sparks fly. Stephanie deals with the "joys" of nature. Justin pursues Audrina, who does not give in.Note: Lo does not appear in this episode.
|101||11||"Loves Me Not"||July 6, 2010||611-30||1.975|
Heidi's mom returns, as she and Holly try to deal with the loss of Heidi in their lives. Stephanie meets a new man, while Kristin makes a big move for Brody, but it seems she is too late.Note: Audrina does not appear in this episode.
|102||12||"All Good Things..."||July 13, 2010||612-30||2.95|
In the series finale, Kristin must decide if she's going to make a major change in her life, which may force Brody to make a decision about their relationship. Audrina chooses a new, independent life without Justin, but will that be the right choice? Lo weighs whether or not to take the next step with her boyfriend, and Stephanie, for the first time, believes that she's found true happiness.Note: In the final scene, Brody sees Kristin off to Europe. As he looks on as she rides away, the Hollywood Hills backdrop is removed, revealing the lights and cameras. After Kristin's limo turns around and the director says "it's a wrap", the camera pans from a film studio in California. Thus, the series confronts the common question of whether certain elements of the show, or the entire show itself, are real, fake, or a combination of both. Lauren later revealed that she and Brody had filmed an alternate ending to the series. In 2011, the finale was ranked #21 on the TV Guide Network special, TV's Most Unforgettable Finales.
At the beginning of the season, there was much speculation that original cast member Lauren Conrad (who left the series after Season 5, Part 1) would make an appearance this season, given that it is the last. Despite the crew's effort to persuade her to appear, Conrad confirmed that she would not be appearing on the series, saying, "I really liked how I got to leave the show. I felt like it was on a positive note and I feel like they wrapped up my storyline."
However, MTV later announced that the entire Hills cast from the beginning would reunite on a one-hour live special, The Hills Live: A Hollywood Ending. The event followed the series' finale and its spin-off show The City's series finale. Despite being advertised that the whole cast would appear on the special, Heidi Montag did not appear on the special.
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