The Hills

2006, TV Show

The Hills Episode: "Keep Your Enemies Closer"

Season 5, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Stephanie messes up at work, putting Lauren in an awkward situation. Also: Justin calls Audrina out for hooking up with Brody.
Original Air Date: May 11, 2009

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Season 5, Episode 7
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Length: 20:19:06
Aired: 5/11/2009
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The Hills Episode Recap: "Keep Your Enemies Closer" Season 5, Episode 7

The drama continues this week as Justin Bobby confronts Audrina about her sleepover with Brody and Heidi continues to duke it out with bartender Stacie. And on the careers front, Lo scores a gig working for Davis Factor of Smashbox, while Stephanie  proves once again that she's not ready for a grown-up job.

At lunch, Stephanie tells Lauren she needs to take a break from stressing at work — pretty laughable considering Stephanie's work ethic. Apparently she's met a new boy, Robert, but Lauren reminds her that shouldn't distract her from work. Back at People's Revolution, Steph and Lauren prepare for a shoot that happens to be at Smashbox. Lauren's a little nervous about handling the shoot on her own, and makes the mistake of trusting Stephanie to pack up the rest of the stuff so that she can grab some more stuff for her kit. Stephanie's phone rings, and it's Robert. Lauren runs out the door, telling Stephanie, "Don't forget."

At the shoot the next day, Lauren and Lo go over the looks the client wants. But a bag of stuff is missing — the bag that Stephanie was supposed to finish packing. Lauren calls her up, and she's on her lunch break/date with Robert. You'd think she'd run out to fix her mistake, but no. Lauren hangs up on her to deal with the crisis on her own.

After Stacie texts Heidi that she wants to talk (aka squeeze out just a few more minutes of "fame"), Heidi decides to meet her at The Dime. Stacie says she feels bad about the words they've exchanged, but Heidi goes off on her right away, saying, "I think you're a home wrecker, you're rude, you're a slut." Stacie responds by saying, "I feel bad for you, you're crazy, your boyfriend's a d--k and good luck." Guess that little talk didn't go as planned.

Heidi goes home to her Twittering boyfriend and tells him she took care of the Stacie problem. "Okay, Tony Soprano," Spencer says. (I actually thought that line was funny.) The convo immediately turns into an argument and Heidi tells him that it's been mortifying for her and "I dare you to find another Stacie and see what happens with that." Will these two ever see eye-to-eye?

Over in Audrina-land, she's working at a showcase for a new Epic Records band, The Script. Justin Bobs calls her wanting to talk, so she agrees and the next night they meet at Boho. Audrina tells him flat-out that it has to end and they cannot be friends. She then walks out, saying, "Don't call me, don't text me, goodbye." For the first time, Audrina is standing up to JB, but he follows her outside and brings up Brody. "We were never committed," she says as she tries to walk away. Justin is clearly angry and the argument ends with the two calling each other liars. (Side note: What was up with JB's pants?)

Back at People's Rev, Steph apologizes to Lauren for the mistake and Lauren tries to explain to Steph that she's made her look bad. "Either way it's on me," Lauren says. Kelly Cutrone then walks in and she is not so happy. She asks Lauren to come into her office and then asks what happened. When Lauren explains the situation, and that Steph was on her lunch break at the time, Kelly says to her, "Lunch break? I haven't had a lunch break in five years." Just as she did before, Kelly tells Lauren she's going to have to fire Stephanie herself. "She's got to be gone by the end of the week. Think guillotine, quick." Lauren walks out of the office but when Steph asks how it went, she doesn't say much. Just fire her already!

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The drama continues this week as Justin Bobby confronts Audrina about her sleepover with Brody and Heidi continues to duke it out with bartender Stacie. And on the careers front, Lo scores a gig working for Davis Factor of Smashbox, while Stephanie  proves once again that she's not ready for a grown-up job. 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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