Season 4
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Country of origin: United States
No. of episodes: 20
Original channel: MTV
Original run: August 18, 2008 – December 22, 2008
Home video release
DVD release date: March 3, 2009
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The fourth season of The Hills premiered on August 18, 2008 and concluded on December 22, 2008.


Cast member Notes
Main cast
Lauren Conrad Attends FIDM pursuing Fashion Design, works for People's Revolution.
Audrina Patridge Lauren's best friend and former roommate, works for Epic Record.
Whitney Port Lauren's close friend and co-worker at Teen Vogue.
Heidi Montag Lauren's roommate, works for Bolthouse Productions.
Supporting cast
Lo Bosworth Lauren's best friend from Laguna Beach.
Spencer Pratt Heidi's boyfriend.
Stephanie Pratt Spencer's sister.
Brody Jenner Spencer's friend, Lauren's love interest.
Justin Brescia Audrina's love interest, commonly known as Justin Bobby.
Frankie Delgado Lauren and Brody's close friend.
Doug Reinhardt Lauren's ex-boyfriend from Laguna Beach, Brody and Frankie's close friend.
Holly Montag Heidi's sister, Lauren's friend.
Kelly Cutrone Head of People's Revolution, Lauren and Whitney's boss.
Brent Bolthouse Head event producer for Bolthouse Productions, Heidi's boss.
Kimberly Brandon Heidi's friend and co-worker at Bolthouse Productions.
Chiara Kramer Audrina's friend at co-worker at Epic Records.


Episode title Directed by Original air date Prod.
1 1 "We'll Never Be Friends Hisham Abed, Jason Sands August 18, 2008 401
1Lauren and Lo throw Audrina a birthday party but it doesn't help the situation when Lo and Audrina have a little talk. Lauren begins seeing an old flame from Laguna, Doug. Holly, Heidi's sister comes for a visit, to Spencer's annoyance.. </span>
2 2 "Drama Follows Them" Jason Sands August 25, 2008 402
Stephanie invites Lauren to her birthday party, but when Heidi and Spencer show up un-announced, Lauren begins to question their friendship. Audrina feels that her and Lo are unlikely to make up.
3 3 "Better Off as Friends" Jason Sands September 1, 2008 403
Whitney goes to New York and her love life heats up when she meets model Alex. Lauren realizes there's no spark in her relationship with Doug and breaks up with him. Spencer and Heidi continue to argue and Stephanie tries to make peace with her brother.
4 4 "Boys Make Girls Cry" Jason Sands September 7, 2008 404
The tension between Lauren and Audrina comes to a head during a trip to Las Vegas for Frankie's birthday. Things take a turn for the worse when Brody attacks Stephanie on her past causing her to end up in tears and he and Doug land in jail. Heidi announces that Holly is moving in, much to the dismay of Spencer.
5 5 "Something Has to Change" Hisham Abed, Jason Sands September 8, 2008 105
After returning from their trip to Vegas, Lauren and Audrina have one last heartfelt conversation which results in them trying harder on their friendship.
6 6 "You Always Miss a Best Friend" Jason Sands September 15, 2008 106
Justin bails on Audrina once again and she was getting fed up with it. Holly meets up with Lauren causing both Lauren and Heidi to look back on their friendship.
7 7 "When Lauren's Away..." Jason Sands September 22, 2008 107
Lauren goes on a family vacation and all hell breaks loose. Stephanie avoids advice from Audrina and ends up going on a date with Doug, but get caught by Brody's mother. Audrina and Justin meet up with Heidi and Spencer.
8 8 "Don't Act Innocent" Jason Sands September 29, 2008 108
Lauren confronts Doug at his get-together and questions Stephanie's credibility. Heidi's mother comes to visit and after an uncomfortable lunch with Spencer, thinks Heidi is giving up too much for her relationship.
9 9 "If She Never Met Spencer" Hisham Abed, Jason Sands October 6, 2008 109
Heidi writes Lauren a letter, wanting to make peace. Lauren affirms that as long as Heidi is still with Spencer, they will never be friends as he is the problem. Audrina goes on a date with another guy, hoping to make Justin jealous.
10 10 "Who to Choose?" Jason Sands October 13, 2008 410
Spencer is sick of Holly lounging around at the apartment and tells Heidi he will move out if Holly doesn't. Audrina is torn between Justin and Corey, a former love interest.
10 11 "You'll Never Have This..." Jason Sands October 20, 2008 411
The gang celebrate Brody's birthday in Cabo where the situation between Justin and Audrina gets worse. Spencer tries to break up Stephanie's new relationship with Cameron.
11 12 "I Want You to Be With Me" Jason Sands October 27, 2008 412
Cameron makes a promise to Stephanie that he will defend her in front of Brody but fails to act on it. Audrina chooses Justin after he finally bares his soul.
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