For the past few weeks, I adjusted my morning schedule so I could watch reruns of "The Hills" on MTV.
The mini-marathons, often dubbed "retro MTV," led up to a big moment: a never-before-seen alternate ending of the (likely unreal) reality series. The show included names like Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag and Kristin Cavallari.
When the alternate ending finally aired today...I was at work.
Fortunately, the clip is already online. But first, a primer on the original ending: The show ended its six-season run in 2010 with a highly talked-about finale that suggested the entire series was scripted.
Shocking, I know.
In the original finale's final moments, viewers saw a camera crew and backdrop. Here's the recap I wrote in 2010.
The alternate ending that aired today wasn't as, um, startling. But I still can't shake the realization that came with the initial sendoff episode.
OK, I've mumbled long enough. Here's the much-hyped alternate ending:
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What do you think? As hard as it is to admit, I prefer the original ending. Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit that clip:
Discussion time: Are you still secretly addicted to this show? Looking back, did you ever believe it was real? And how awesome is this slowed-down version of "Unwritten"?