The Hills

2006, TV Show

The Hills Episode: "Don't Cry on Your Birthday"

Season 5, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Lauren is thrown a surprise birthday party in the Season 5 opener, and she's none-too-pleased when Stephanie brings Heidi along.
Original Air Date: Apr 6, 2009

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Season 5, Episode 1
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Length: 15:58:20
Aired: 4/6/2009
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The Hills Episode Recap: "Don't Cry On Your Birthday" Season 5, Episode 1

The Hills is back and what better way to kick off Lauren's final season than to throw her a big, fat surprise birthday party? But even the party planners, Lo and Audrina, didn't expect Heidi to show up — and for more drama to go down.

Stephanie and Heidi are lunching when Heidi brings up her former BFF's upcoming birthday. Stephanie tells her that there's going to be a party on a yacht, and even though Heidi didn't get an invite, it would be "totes" cool for her to come on board. So as the girls get ready for the par-tay, they let it slip to Spencer that they're headed for a night out and LC — or as Spencer refers to her: "Queen Beyotch," — may be there. Talk about a set up!

Lauren and her girls head to Marina del Rey in style and blindfold Lauren before leading her onto the boat. The gang yells, "Surprise," and Lauren jumps back in shock. As the party gets going, in walks Heidi and Stephanie. Sensing the tension, Stephanie asks if they should leave but Lauren reminds her, "We're in the middle of the harbor." They continue to talk but I can't concentrate on anything they're saying because I'm too busy staring at Lauren's insanely dark red lipstick. But moving on...

Spencer is having his own boys' night at The Dime, including plenty o' shots with the hot bartender Stacie. As luck would have it, Stephanie's ex-boyfriend Cameron is there to see the flirting continue throughout the night. To make things more dramatic, he tattles on Spencer by texting Stephanie, who of course shows Heidi. Heidi then calls Spencer, who denies it and calls out Cameron. You following? The two get into a brawl — Spencer gets a few punches in and Cameron actually walks away with a bloody chin.

Back on the boat, Heidi is shaking because the news has already travelled back to the boat that Spencer started a fight with Cameron. Lauren consoles her, while also reminding her what an ass he is. Cue the music: "That's what friends are for!"

Will Heidi ever learn and are she and Lauren getting closer to friendship?

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The Hills is back and what better way to kick off Lauren's final season than to throw her a big, fat surprise birthday party? But even the party planners, Lo and Audrina, didn't expect Heidi to show up — and for more drama to go down. 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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