"Hannah Montana Forever" is now a false statement.
The show ended its four-season run Sunday night with an episode in which lead character Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) had to choose between attending college with her best friend Lilly or making a movie in Paris.
She initially chose Paris, but reconsidered and joined Lilly in college as the show ended.
The final season of "Hannah Montana" was marketed as "Hannah Montana Forever." The season focused on Miley Stewart revealing her double life. Since the show's first season, Miley doubled as a regular teenager and a pop singer named Hannah Montana. The show premiered in 2006.
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Here's a full recap of the episode:
As the show kicks off, Miley is still undecided. She wants to go to college with her best friend Lilly, but she also likes the idea of making a movie in Paris. The movie is about a Southern girl leading a double life. Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg are involved in the film.
Miley tries to tell Lilly about the movie. But after Lilly raves about their friendship, Miley backs down. Her backup plan? Go to college and annoy Lilly enough to make her question the setup. The plan doesn't go well. Miley thinks everyone will freak out about her celebrity status, but that doesn't happen. Things get worse when they learn their high school rivals, Amber and Ashley, live in the same college dorm as Miley and Lilly.
Finally, Miley fesses up and tells Lilly she wants to do the movie. Lilly gets mad, mainly because Miley wasn't initially honest about the film. "You're the last person that I would want to go anywhere with," Lilly tells Miley before storming off. On their ride home, Lilly says she's moving back in with her dad.
There's also a subplot involving Jackson and his girlfriend Siena. Jackson worries Siena will always out-earn him and he'll never do anything with his life. Ultimately, Rico helps Jackson get a job as a video game tester.
Back to Miley's story line: Jackson can't imagine Miley and Lilly not being friends. His solution? Miley should ask Lilly to join her in Paris. Miley looks back and realizes Lilly was dropping hints about wanting to come on the trip. Miley calls Jackson a genius and decides to invite Lilly to Paris.
When Miley shows up, Lilly is cutting her out of photos. Lilly admits she wanted to come to Paris. "I didn't ask because I know how much college means to you," Miley says.
Then, she asks the magic question: "Lilly, do you want to go to Paris with me?" Lilly says no.
"I need to know that this friendship means as much to you as it does to me," Lilly explains. After some encouragement from Miley, Lilly changes her mind. She's going to Paris with Miley!
They arrive at the airport. Before they board the plane, Oliver and Jesse show up. Jesse spends quality time with Miley while Oliver spends quality time with Lilly. As Oliver and Lilly say goodbye, they see two girls in college sweatshirts. Oliver says Miley and Lilly will be like that next year, assuming Miley doesn't get another movie offer.
It makes Lilly reconsider. She tells Miley she's not going to Paris. "The problem is it's your dream. I mean, my dream is college," Lilly says.
The friends go their separate ways. Miley arrives in Paris and Lilly goes back to college. They stare into the distance during an emotional montage set to "Wherever I Go."
In the show's final moments, somebody knocks on Lilly's dorm room door. It's Miley! She introduces herself as Lilly's new roommate.
Miley says she'll always get movie offers, but she only has one chance to go to college with her best friend. Aww.