The Hills

2006, TV Show

The Hills Episode: "It's About Trust"

Season 4, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: Audrina offers Lauren an apology; Spencer and Stephanie visit their grandmother.
Original Air Date: Dec 1, 2008

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Season 4, Episode 17
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Length: 08:26:30
Aired: 12/1/2008
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The Hills Episode Recap: "It's All About Trust" Season 4, Episode 17

After last week's drama-tastic episode we were all left wondering what the outcome would be with Lauren and Audrina's friendship. Their attempt at reconciliation turned into a fight with no resolve and even though Lauren stood her ground, she was pretty bummed about the situation. "It felt like she cared more about him than about you in this situation," Lo said and Lauren was pretty sure that the way Justin had treated Audrina all this time is the reason for why she believed it. "What would it take for you to forgive her?" Lo asked. "For her to actually be sorry," Lauren responded.

Audrina talked to her close friend and co-worker Chiara about what went down. It seems that JB is still not speaking to her even though Audrina is convinced now that nothing happened. On the one hand she feels better but it's now cost her relationship with Lauren and probably Justin as well.

Over in Spencer-land, he goes over to his sister's to tell her that he and Heidi are going to pay Nana a little visit and that Heidi invited her to come. Suddenly Spencer becomes all "holier than thou" by asking Stephanie, "What kind of person doesn't check in with their Nana?" and making her feel guilty for never calling her. Stephanie takes him up on her offer but their visit becomes an excuse for Spencer to take shots at his sister and make her look bad. Heidi, meanwhile, can sure turn on the cheese. All the bickering reminds Nana of when the kids were little and would always fight and so she tried to tell Stephanie that she wished she had a brother to protect her growing up and that "you can trust him and rely on him and he'll always be there for you." I guess Nana doesn't watch a little show called The Hills on MTV.

So back at L & L's, Brody is going for a swim in the pool. "Why you bangin' Justin Bobby?" Oh how he kids. Lauren is quick to remind him of how disgusting and embarrassing that rumor is for her. Brody tells Lauren that she shouldn't have any dislike towards Audrina but she also doesn't need that type of person in her life. "Everybody changes; it's a part of life. You gotta let her go as a friend," he tells her.

At Santa Monica Beach, Stephanie has taken her Nana up on her offer to spend time just the two of them. When Nana tells her that there's no reason why they can't have their time alone together, Stephanie basically informs her that when she comes to town, Spencer doesn't include her. I can believe that. "Do you think if you looked closer at Spencer he'd still be your favorite?" Stephanie asks her g'ma. "Maybe I wouldn't like him," she responds. I think deep down Nana knows something's up with her "adoring" grandson. And then, as grandmas always do, Nana gives Stephanie words of advice. "Life is sometimes a bucket of worms and you don't know what to do with them." In Stephanie's case, Spencer is clearly the worm.

Lauren agrees to meet Audrina and give her one last shot at truly saying sorry. "This is a mess Lauren," Audrina says. You think? She then apologizes for jumping to conclusions yet continues to justify why she did so.  Lauren tells her that trust is everything and "who are your friends if you don't trust them?" Audrina feels like an idiot for not trusting Lauren or Justin but Lauren can't get over the fact that she's watched Audrina go back to Justin repeatedly and trust him with her feelings and her heart and yet she couldn't give Lauren the benefit of the doubt. Audrina sort of realizes that she may be happier with Justin not in her life and starts to cry because she's lost who she is. Lauren tells her that happiness has to come first and I must say, she's pretty good at giving advice. The two leave the restaurant and seem to have patched things up but can they really go back to how it was before?

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After last week's drama-tastic episode we were all left wondering what the outcome would be with Lauren and Audrina's friendship. Their attempt at reconciliation turned into a fight with no resolve and even though Lauren stood her ground, she was pretty bummed about the situation. "It felt like she cared more about him than about you in this situation," Lo said and Lauren was pretty sure that the way Justin had treated Audrina all this time is the reason for why she believed it. "What would it take for you to forgive her?" Lo asked. "For her to actually be sorry," Lauren responded. read more

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Premiered: May 31, 2006, on MTV
Rating: TV-PG
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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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