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.
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!