The Hills Recap: Back to New York

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As usual, THG's recap of The Hills will consist of us grading last night's episode, awarding (or deducting) points for the best and worst moments.

This week, Kelly Cutrone sends LC and Whitney to NYC to pull together a show for Men's Fashion Week. Sparks fly for Whitney with a new man. Heidi finds Spencer to be an embarrassment yet again when he confronts her ex-boss at a bar. 

On to the rankings! Chime in with your own!

After Heidi's firing, Spencer suggests they hang out on "their first free night in forever." Minus 5, because they hang out all the damn time, but Plus 7, because they technically are working during their club appearances and staged photo shoots.

No bonus four minutes of ads this week! Plus 3.

At long last, a lack of Justin-Bobby drama. Minus only 2, because we find ourselves sort of missing the entertainment he provides, much as we loathe him.

Plus 10 for airing an episode centered around Whitney Port, and for Whitney Port being particularly expressive (even by her standards). When Kelly said they'd be putting on six shows instead of two, her eyes widened to the size of dinner plates.

Whitney Port in New York

This isn't the first time Spencer has cornered Brent out of the blue, and he looks pretty darn surprised and annoyed, telling Spencer off and leaving him uncharacteristically speechless, suggesting that not everything on The Hills is faked. Plus 5.

We sort of feel bad for Alex the model, but if he's not going to be even a little assertive, how can we? Gotta step it up next time, guy. Minus 2.

After Adam invites Whitney and Lauren Conrad to a party, we were introduced to his friend, handsome Australian singer Jay. Minus 4, because as cool as he seems, we already know he's Jay Lyon, and he once dated Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr. The Hills lagging behind real life by three months kills some of the effect at times.

Who else is psyched for The City, though? Plus 10.

TOTAL: +22. Great stuff all around last night. We <3 Whitney. Add your own scores and we'll adjust our aggregate sum as the week goes on!

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I really believe Spencer was helping Heidi by conversing with her former boss. Then he encouraged Heidi to speak with him. Plus 50. Both of them made an effort to right a wrong situation. As for Whitey, she made a smart move by accepting Jay's invitation. I think she did it only for her own selfish reasons. How often will a guy ask her out? If they want someone nice they can call a favorite aunt. Plus 10. If Lauren wants to start something with a guy she's probably looking at dropping 25 pounds before she can attract a guy worthy enough to ride in her Mercedes. Minus 10.

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no brody- minus 69.

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Finally a little break from Audrina and her huge forehead - PLUS 8.

Lauren Conrad Biography

Lauren Conrad and New Boyfriend? A Laguna Beach alumna, the gorgeous Lauren Conrad has gone on to be the star of its spin-off series, The Hills. Back in her high school... More »
Born
Birthplace
Laguna Beach, California
Full Name
Lauren Katherine Conrad

Lauren Conrad Quotes

Someone with a great sense of humor is the most important thing, and someone who really supports me in everything I do... I don’t ever want to make an excuse for trying to work hard and having my own life. I love a guy that supports that and loves that.

Lauren Conrad [on men]

I don’t feel girly without long hair! There is something so sexy about having long blonde hair. It’s so feminine.

Lauren Conrad