The Hills

2006, TV Show

The Hills Episode: "For Better or Worse"

Season 3, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Whitney's in charge of a photo shoot for Teen Vogue with the band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Lauren meets Jason's new girlfriend, Katja, the night before he announces their engagement.
Original Air Date: Sep 24, 2007
Guest Cast The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
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Aired: 9/24/2007
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"For Better or Worse" Season 3, Episode 8

Oh, the drama. It just continues to get better and better. As I suspected, Lauren had no idea Jason was dating someone, much less engaged. I don't love the way Jason sprung that information on her - that he's in relationship or that he's going to be moving in with Katja. I said it once and I'll say it again: I'm not a Jason fan. He doesn't treat Lauren with the dignity and respect she deserves. I'd think that about any girl he dated in the past, but it's especially true with Lauren. They were in a serious relationship and they even lived together. Now they're trying to be friends - well, I should say Lauren's trying to be a friend to Jason but he's crapping all over her. And why would he have a housewarming party with alcohol? He's fresh out of his program and he's having a party with booze? And he's in a relationship, which Lauren says is against the rules of his program? He's heading for a relapse, and fast. The other relationship drama this week is with Heidi and Spencer, and I must admit I didn't see it coming. They have such an "us against the world" attitude usually, but I think that only really surfaces when they're being attacked. If they don't have to present a united front to others, I think they turn on each other. But Jen definitely helped push Heidi into questioning some of Spencer's motives. I really enjoyed seeing Jen play the devil's advocate, planting the seed of doubt in Heidi's head about her relationship. I think Heidi and Spencer are going way too fast and it's quite possible they won't be together in five years. I loved Jen bringing up these things and Heidi saying she was in the wrong frame of mind, but clearly some of those concerns stuck with Heidi. I mean, what's she supposed to think when Spencer doesn't want to register? But beyond that, what's she supposed to think about Spencer's parents being absent from the wedding because he hasn't told them he's engaged? Run. Run for The Hills, Heidi. And I think we were all expecting Whitney to get into some sort of trouble with her boss eventually; Lisa does not play around. I'm not quite sure why Whitney feels it's OK to go out drinking with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. It's not her job to be their friend, it's her job to make sure the photo shoot goes smoothly, and drinking large quantities of alcohol the night before usually doesn't bring about good results. She's young and I think she really learned her lesson here. And she got off easy; things could have really gone badly. If Lisa's only real criticism for Whitney was about hanging out with the band, I think she's doing a good job. Yeah, she shouldn't have done it, but she's learned her lesson and I'm sure she won't do it again. Things to ponder: " What do you think about the way Jason told Lauren he had a girlfriend? Or that they were moving in together? Or that he was engaged (although he technically didn't tell her)? " Why do you think Spencer has yet to tell his parents about his engagement to Heidi? Do you think Jen was right to ask Heidi if she's making a mistake as she's standing there in her gown? " Do you think Whitney made a mistake when she went drinking with the band? Do you think Lisa had the right to be upset? As always, I can't wait to hear your thoughts. Check out our Online Video Guide for more on The Hills. show less
Oh, the drama. It just continues to get better and better.As I suspected, Lauren had no idea Jason was dating someone, much less engaged. I don’t love the way Jason sprung that information on her — that he’s in relationship or that he’s going to be moving in with Katja. I said it once and I’ll say it again: I’m not a Jason fan. He doesn’t treat Lauren with the dignity and respect she deserves. I’d think that about any girl he dated in the past, but it's especially true with Lauren. They were in a serious relationship and they even lived together. Now they’re trying to be friends — well, I should say Lauren’s trying to be a friend to Jason but he’s crapping all over her. And why would he have a housewarming party with alcohol? He’s fresh out of his program and he’s having a party with booze? And he’s in a relationship, which Lauren says is against the rules of his program? He’s heading for a relapse, and ... 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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