Remember what it was like to leave high school? The excitement of knowing you get to move on to new ventures. Telling yourself that you’ll never return to this place that was constant drama and lacked individual thoughts. No longer having to worry about running into the guy who told everyone that you have a sex tape. Then, remember when you realized that life is hard and paying bills sucks? This is what the Hills cast must be feeling.
Barton left The O.C. abruptly after three seasons to explore other roles. She went on to do some indie movies and a CW series, but never seemed to find the perfect script. She also endured some negative headlines, as many young stars do, and became more known for hanging out with Hollywood's party crowd than for her always-impressive acting skills. Her first foray into unscripted television was as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars in 2016, where she was quickly voted off. But it was clear from that stint that she was ready to get back to the limelight, and that America wanted more Mischa.
In a way, fans are rooting for Mishca Barton to get the happy ending that her character was never able to get.
For fans of The Hills and The O.C., New Beginnings is the high school reunion that we all want to attend. Conrad and Cavallari are voted “Most Successful” and are too busy to show up, Barton is the former bad girl who is trying to claim “Best Comeback,” and the rest of the cast is just excited for the open bar.