After five seasons, over 100 episodes, and a multitude of meaningful words of wisdom, the Lauren Conrad era on The Hills has come to an end. The girls are moving out of their house and when Lo asks Lauren what's next, she responds, "For the first time in a long time, I really don't know."
Later, when she tells her boss Kelly the same thing, the stone-cold lady actually warms up.
"You have a tremendous amount of information now," Kelly tells Lauren. "The next thing is to...see what you're going to do with all that. I'm sure that something really good can happen for you."
Meanwhile, in preparation for her big day, Heidi is telling Stephanie all about the "extravagant" wedding she plans to have, complete with dripping diamonds, flowers everywhere, and yes, even swans. When Steph inquires who the Maid-of-Honor will be, Heidi tells her she chose her sister Holly. Steph is clearly disappointed, but c'mon, did you really think she'd choose you over flesh-and-blood?
At BLD, Spencer and Heidi's mom Darlene are lunching it up, and it goes a bit better than the last time they met. Spencer apologizes for all the times he was out of line and tells his future mother-in-law that he's going to make an effort and prove himself to her. He then asks if she'd consider giving him his blessing to marry Heidi and surprisingly she says yes. "I want to believe this is the new and improved Spencer that's here to stay," Darlene says. Will his new persona last?
It's time for Heidi's bridal shower where more maid-of-honor drama ensues. Stephanie dogs Holly behind her back for being late. And when Holly doesn't realize she should be writing down what gifts came from whom, Steph lets it out, saying "I should've been the maid-of-honor."
(Amid the jealousy, our newest Hills cast member gets a shout-out when Heidi mentions who introduced her to Spencer. Yep, Miss Kristin Cavallari. I love how non-inconspicuous MTV can be with their foreshadowing.)
Back on Team Lauren, she and Brody are dining at Beso. She tells the Brodester how awkward it was when Heidi showed up with a wedding invite for her. Even though Brody agrees that Speidi are making a mistake, he's going to be the bigger man and support something that means a lot to his former "bro."
"I think you're going to regret not going to the wedding," he tells her.
While Brody was all about being the bigger person in Lauren's presence, he changes his tune when he meets up with Spencer. The groom (scruff and all) tells him how he's being seeing a therapist (to which Brody laughs) and that he's got a lot of issues to work out. "What has happened to you?" Brody asks.
"The old Spencer was sleazy," he responds.
"The old Spencer was funny," Brody shoots back. Spencer also tells him that he feels remorse over the Lauren situation. But when he tries to say that he's not just a cold-hearted person, Brody tells him, "You are. You just pretend you're not." A little harsh in my opinion -- and it takes a lot for me to defend Spencer.
The rehearsal dinner is a bit of a disaster as Holly appears a little too drunk and gets into a tiff with her brother-in-law-to-be. Spencer tells her that throwing food is rude and after he walks away, Holly quips to her mom, "I didn't know we were dining with the King and Queen." But all is fine the next day when Holly apologizes to her sister.
Lauren and Lo have their last get-together in the old digs with their good friends. Stephanie asks Lauren one more time if she'll go to the wedding and she jokes, "No, I'll be at the next one." But perhaps all the pressure to attend has finally gotten to her.
The big day finally arrives and we get a glimpse of all the guests in attendance —talk about a staged event! We've got Stacie the bartender, Justin Bobby and, surprise, surprise, Kristin Cavallari. Behind-the-scenes, Heidi tells her bridal party that she feels like a real princess. (Could she have had any more jewelry?) But then again, as Heidi says, "You're supposed to look like a goddess, princess, amazing person on a wedding." And then the big shocker — Lauren shows up. Even Darlene is emotional at the site of Heidi's former best friend. Everyone leaves and Lauren and Heidi share a moment.
"Regardless of everything that happened, I really am happy for you," Lauren says. They start to tear up and Lauren leaves Heidi to her walk down the aisle. After saying their vows, here they are, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer and Heidi Pratt. "Third time's a charm, right?" Lo whispers to Lauren. "Fingers crossed."
Outside of the chapel Kristin chats with Lo and Audrina — and I cannot stand Kristin already. They set up the next round of drama as she tells the girls she's single and needs a new boy and mentions that she met Justin Bobby inside. When Heidi emerges, she throws her bouquet (don't they usually do that during the reception?) and Kristin conveniently catches it. With this fresh start, Lauren leaves the scene in a town car and officially says goodbye to life in The Hills.
What did you think of the finale? Will you miss Lauren? Did the previews for next season leave you wanting more?
After five seasons, over 100 episodes, and a multitude of meaningful words of wisdom
, the Lauren Conrad
era on The Hills
has come to an end. The girls are moving out of their house and when Lo asks Lauren what's next, she responds, "For the first time in a long time, I really don't know."