T.V. Series Review: Hannah Montana Season 4 (2010)

The fourth and final season of the television series Hannah Montana (marketed as Hannah Montana Forever) began airing on Disney Channel on July 11, 2010. In this season, Mitchel Musso’s character Oliver Oken becomes a recurring character, and is no longer in the main cast, especially due to Musso preparing for the Disney XD series Pair of Kings. In the season, the Stewarts and Lilly move to a ranch in Malibu. This is the only season of the show to be broadcast in High Definition.

Episode 1- Sweet Home Hannah Montana

The Stewarts move into their new home when Miley and Lilly realize that Robby has moved Miley’s old bedroom furniture, including white bunk beds, pink walls, pink bedding, dolls, a stuffed unicorn and Rainbow Piggy, and they set out to make some changes. Meanwhile Jackson must please his obnoxious neighbor TJ to get close to TJ’s cousin, Siena who lives next door.

Episode 2 – Hannah Montana to the Principal’s Office

When Miley doesn’t get registered for school in time, Principal Luger makes an exception to Hannah getting registered, which then fixes the problem. However, Miley realizes that having Hannah in school causes more problems. Meanwhile, Jackson gets paranoid when Siena asks him out.

Episode 3 – California Screamin

Miley feels that Robby has sacrificed his personal life for her career, so she sets him up on a blind date with her school nurse Lori. Meanwhile, Jackson is worried about his first kiss with Siena because Rico said that’s the only reason she hasn’t broken up with him.

Episode 4- De-Do-Do-Do-Da-Don’t-Don’t-Don’t, Tell My Secret

Miley almost blows her cover when she returns from a Hannah Montana function (a fashion designer meeting) and Siena spots her, and becomes suspicious that Jackson is seeing another girl so Jackson begs Miley to tell her the truth. After Siena almost catches Miley as Hannah Montana twice, she agrees to tell Siena, but backs down. After Siena finally thinks Jackson is cheating on her with Hannah Montana, Miley finally comes clean and tells the truth. Meanwhile, Robby goes fishing with Rico to teach him how to relax.

Episode 5 – It’s the End of the Jake as We Know It

When Oliver comes to visit, he brings a secret about Jake with him: he cheated on Miley. After Jake arrives, Lilly and Oliver attempt to hide the truth from Miley so she can focus on her holiday sketches. She later finds out when a kid overhears Oliver and Lilly talk about Jake. The kid then blabs it out when Miley is around, leading Oliver to show her the picture of Jake with another girl. After an intense sketch with Jake, Miley finally ends it with him. Meanwhile, Jackson pretends to be Rico’s father for two-thousand dollars so he can get money to see Siena modeling in Peru.

Episode 6 – Been Here All Along

Miley cancels a special father-daughter afternoon with her dad to go on a first date with Jesse instead. She gets mad when Jesse answers a phone call from his father because she blew off her father to spend time with him, but Jesse tells her that his dad is stationed in Afghanistan and they hardly ever get to talk. Miley then realizes how lucky she is to still have her dad, and goes home to apologize and tells him that she’s grateful to have him. In honor of those in the military and their families who don’t have the fortune of having them home, she holds a concert as Hannah in support of them.

Episode 7 – Love That Let’s Go

Miley and Lilly make a deal, if Miley climbs a rope at school, Lilly will ride Blue Jeans. When Lilly rides Blue Jeans, she falls off and breaks her leg, and Blue Jeans is scared off and bitten by a snake. Lilly and Robby Ray comfort Miley when Blue Jeans does not stand up. Siena gives Jackson her favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird to read, however, he becomes distracted by wrestling magazines, and John Cena appears to convince Jackson to read the book. In the end, after much worrying from Miley, Blue Jeans stands up, and Jackson confesses to Siena that he did not read the book, only for her to say the both are going to read the book together.

Episode 8 – Hannah’s Gone Get This

Hannah must write a new song for her upcoming album before Friday. She writes a song that her director doesn’t like. He finds 10 Hannah fans and asks them if they like the song. Most of them don’t, so Hannah makes Lilly dress up as a kid and try and convince them. Hannah realizes that it is her career and she wants to do the song even if there are some negative comments. In the end she ends up having the song as a duet with Iyaz as he really wants to sing it. Meanwhile, Jackson sees that Rico has a mustache and he tries to grow one too. After several failed attempts Jackson admits that he can’t grow one, but after doing some research reveals that everyone in Rico’s family who has or had a mustache ended up bald much to Rico’s horror.

Episode 9 -I’ll Always Remember You

Miley’s secret becomes a problem. Her boyfriend Jesse reveals he knows her secret just by paying attention, and on the Jay Leno show Jesse plants a light kiss on Hannah’s cheek, giving the impression that the two are dating. At the beach, Jesse hugs Miley and the world grows upset at him because they think he is cheating on Hannah, not knowing the two girls are the same person. This upsets Jesse, and the two separate. Miley and Lilly get their college acceptance letters, but Miley didn’t get into Stanford because she didn’t have enough extracurricular activities, due to being busy as Hannah. She fails to get in with Hannah’s help, so Lilly opts to stay out of college for the year, until Miley gets in. Miley, through help of her conscience Hannah, realizes what her friends are doing for her secret. After looking back at all her Hannah clothing, and remembering scenes from past episodes, she goes back on the Jay Leno show and reveals to the world her secret and sings a song as Miley for the first time.

Episode 10- Can You See the Real Me?

Miley is interviewed by Robin Roberts after revealing she is Hannah Montana. Miley discusses her double life and relives some of her most memorable moments about her friends, her family, her dating life, and how she was able to manage two lives.

Episode 11- Kiss It All Goodbye

Miley discovers the consequences after she revealed she was Hannah Montana, as critics and parents alike have negative thoughts about the shocking news. When Aunt Dolly asks Miley to join her on stage, Miley fears she can never perform again. After Robby Ray gets the courage to get back on stage, Miley decides to kiss her fears of rejection goodbye. Meanwhile, Rico suffers a breakdown because he never realized that Miley is Hannah Montana, and Jackson and Lilly help him recover.

Episode 12- I am Mamaw, Hear Me Roar!

When graduation day arrives, Mamaw is disappointed that she couldn’t even get a picture with Miley because of her fans. When fans begin to surround Miley, Mamaw becomes distraught that her granddaughter is caring more about her fans than her own grandmother. Meanwhile, Rico tricks Jackson into saying that he wouldn’t be into Siena if she had short hair.

Episode 13 – Whereever I Go

Miley gets a movie offer from Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise, which shoots in Paris and will take a year away from her, which would make it incapable of going to college with her best friend. She keeps this from Lilly, and tries to get Lilly to come to the decision of not wanting to go to college with Miley. Finally, Miley reveals the movie to Lilly, and Lilly gets upset. Meanwhile, Jackson struggles to keep up with his girlfriend’s lifestyle. Distraught, Miley and Jackson discuss their dilemmas. Jackson suggests that Miley should have asked for Lilly to join her in Paris. Miley then asks for Lilly to come with her to Paris, and they both decide to go to Paris together. Rico finds Jackson a dream job, and Rico and Jackson finally reveal that while they may fight, they are also close friends. Later, Siena comments on how unsettling the banter between Jackson and Miley can be to hear, but Jackson explains that is how they show their affection. Miley and Lilly’s respective boyfriends meet up with them at the airport to see them before their trip. Oliver gives Lilly some key words which force her to second guess her decision. Before getting onto the plane, Lilly tells Miley that she has decided to go to college, without Miley. Miley and Lilly begin their lives apart. Lily is studying in her dorm when she gets a knock on her door. She opens the door to reveal Miley, who declares “I’m Miley, I’m your new roommate.” The two hug, and then a montage of images from the course of the show is displayed throughout the credits.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Last season of Hannah Montana and it is the saddest, realist and funniest of all. If you have watched seasons 1, 2 and 3 then you might as watch the fourth. Be sure to stay until the credits because of the hilarious clips.

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