The Hills

2006, TV Show

The Hills Episode: "Once a Player"

Season 3, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: Lauren and Audrina throw a Halloween party, and everyone likes Audrina's new guy, Corey. Meanwhile, Heidi and Spencer seem to be drifting apart.
Original Air Date: Dec 3, 2007

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"Once a Player..." Season 3, Episode 17

I don't understand why Lauren couldn't just come out and tell Brody she wanted to be exclusive. It seemed to me he was waiting for her to say something more than "I'm not telling you what to do" or whatever she said. Maybe he wanted her to tell him what to do. Maybe he wanted her to put herself out there so he could do the same. Maybe I'm projecting but he did seem disappointed that Lauren didn't want something more serious. Maybe she shouldn't have to make the first move but some guys like that. But considering how much time he spent checking out other girls at the beginning of the episode maybe she's smart to keep him at arm's length. In other non-coupling news, how happy are we that Audrina is moving on from JB? Corey seems nice (or at least courteous and clean) and he's actually making an effort. I enjoyed Lauren giving him an "upgrade" (very nice corporate synergy, MTV. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about you must check out Best Week Ever on VH1). I'm not really into piercings but I think he's cute despite his mouth adornment. I liked that he actually took Audrina out on a date it sounds like it's been a while since she's gone out. I liked that he seemed genuinely interested in what she had to say. They seem to have good rapport. JB set such a low standard she can't help but be impressed by anyone who makes an effort. I hope he continues to treat her well. And if he doesn't she'd better not put up with it. I'm glad she kissed him. Hopefully that kiss signals her readiness to move on. A couple seemingly stuck in a bit of a quagmire is Heidi and Spencer. I feel like an end to their relationship can be nothing but a good thing. Despite that I feel a little bad for Spencer (I know, I know). Yes, he's a d**che. Yes, he started the rumors about Lauren. Yes, he's severed ties with his best friend for no good reason. But to hear that your fiancée is having doubts from someone other than your fiancée? That can't be a good feeling. It was interesting to hear them each talk about what they've had to give up to make their relationship work. I also thought it was telling that Spencer thinks Heidi's dragging her feet. These two have to decide if there's anything worth saving. And why would Heidi confide in Stephanie? I know she doesn't have any friends but did she seriously think her conversation with Spencer's sister wouldn't get back to him? And what's with him leaving the apartment after a really bad fight? I can't imagine she meant it when she told him not to come back. We'll see how that never-ending drama plays out. Cameos: Lo and Jen Buney. I'd like to see more Lo. Jen Buney I can take or leave. I didn't love Jen hugging Brody. Keep your hands off Lauren's man. Well, I guess Lauren doesn't want him either. Random: I liked Lauren's Halloween costume. She looked great as a dark-haired flapper. Fun places to check out: " Taste where Brody checked out every hot girl who walked by, much to Lauren's chagrin. " Katana location of Audrina and Corey's date. Mmm. Sushi. " Dane e Vino Lo and LC hang. Did we know Lo was in school? I feel like it had to have been mentioned before but I missed it. I'm glad she's in school. " Off Vine Restaurant location of Lauren and Brody's pseudo date. Maybe they're just better as friends. I'm very excited about next week's season finale. The previews look good and I'm sure it'll be action packed. Feel free to list any predictions below. If you need a fix before then check out our Online Video Guide for more on The Hills. show less
I don’t understand why Lauren couldn’t just come out and tell Brody she wanted to be exclusive. It seemed to me he was waiting for her to say something more than “I’m not telling you what to do” or whatever she said. Maybe he wanted her to tell him what to do. Maybe he wanted her to put herself out there so he could do the same. Maybe I’m projecting but he did seem disappointed that Lauren didn’t want something more serious. Maybe she shouldn’t have to make the first move but some guys like that. But considering how much time he spent checking out other girls at the beginning of the episode maybe she’s smart to keep him at arm’s length.In other non-coupling news, how happy are we that Audrina is moving on from JB? Corey seems nice (or at least courteous and clean) and he’s actually making an effort. I enjoyed Lauren giving him an “upgrade” (very nice corporate synergy, MTV. For those of you who don’t know what I&#... read more

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Premiered: May 31, 2006, on MTV
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Premise: A hit reality series following a privileged pack of pretty people living in Los Angeles as they navigate the ups and downs of their friendships, careers and romances. The first five seasons were centered around "Laguna Beach" alum Lauren Conrad. She moved on in Season 5 with Kristin Cavallari, her "Laguna Beach" rival, poised to take her place as series star.

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