The Hills - Season 1, Episode 10
Recap: Lauren and Jason arrive at a gorgeous beach house in Malibu, which Jason calls "a killer summer rental" and suggests they rent it for the next few months 'cause of how great things have been between them lately. Lauren says she definitely likes the sound of that idea and shoots him a happy smile.
Lisa Love summons Lauren and Whitney to her office to hand out this episode's L.A. Fashion Week assignments: Whitney will help set up for an after-party at the Roosevelt Hotel, while Lauren will be in charge of getting tickets to the Jennifer Nicholson show for various Teen Vogue editors...and for maximum drama she'll let her know who these editors are at the last minute instead of just making a quick call herself to secure the tickets in advance. Lisa adds that Amy Astley (Teen Vogue's New York editor-in-chief) will be in L.A. for fashion week and that she really really wants everything to run as smoothly as possible while she's in town.
Over at Bolthouse Productions, Brent tells Heidi he has extra tickets to the Jennifer Nicholson fashion show and asks if she'd like to go, and she's like, "Yes! Yes! Yes!" and immediately gets on the horn with Elodie to share the exciting news. Elodie squeals, "Awesome!" and Heidi stares dreamily into space and smugly declares, "Life in Hollywood is soooooo good."
Lauren heads over to the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel to meet up with Lisa Love and Amy Astley. Lisa tells her they're going to need two additional tickets for the Jennifer Nicholson show and instructs her to get them from Nicholson's crusty publicist, Kelly Cutrone. Lauren retreats to her town car and calls Whitney to complain that Lisa has asked her to get two more tickets to a fashion show that's sold out...and Whitney's all, "Say wha-a-a-a?" and agrees that it's "kind of like a really big request".
Lauren arrives at Smashbox Studios, the venue for the Jennifer Nicholson show. She locates Kelly Cutrone and tells her that Lisa Love is requesting two additional tickets, and an irked Kelly says that while she loves Lisa, the request is "a little eleventh hour". She then presses Lauren on specifically which Vogue editors need these tickets, and Lauren's like, "Dunno" and says that Lisa never gave her that info...and Kelly rolls her eyes and asks her to miserably stand around until she can get around to dealing with this contrived drama. A few seconds later, Lauren spots Heidi and Audrina making their entrance and looks momentarily miffed when she assumes that they're crashing another of her work things - but Heidi quickly explains that Brent gave her a couple of tickets to the show, then asks her why she looks so stressed. Lauren's on the verge of tears as she explains that Kelly Cutrone snappishly told her she won't hand over any tickets unless she can supply the names of the editors who need them...and naturally Lisa isn't answering her phone right now. She complains, "This is not fun", and Heidi clucks sympathetically and offers to help see her through this fashion show conundrum.
When Lauren finally gets Lisa on the phone, she gets the names of the two Vogue editors needing tickets: Hamish and Bowles (which Kelly dryly points out is actually one person named Hamish Bowles) ... and Lawren Howell. With that resolved, Lisa Love arrives at the Jennifer Nicholson show with her editor pals and thanks Lauren for securing the tickets.
The next day, Blaine pops into the Teen Vogue closet office to tell Lauren that Lisa wants to see her asap. Lauren immediately looks worried as Whitney recalls that the last time she was summoned by Lisa was when she was about to get into trouble for letting her drunk friends crash the Young Hollywood party. She then chuckles and assures Lauren she's fine and has done nothing wrongk.
Lisa wanks Lauren about what a great job she's done this season as an intern, then informs her that she's been nominated for an internship in Paris this summer. Lauren raises her eyebrows and asks, "For this summer?" and Lisa ignores the alarmed look on her face and waxes on about how Paris is the most important city in the world fashion-wise, and that she'd get to experience the joys of Couture Week. Lisa says she'll need an answer pretty quickly, then dreamily adds that if she does decide to go to Paris she probably won't want to come back.
Lauren returns to the closet office and tells Whitney about the Paris offer, and Whitney's all, "OMG! You gotta do it, right?" Lauren's like, "Wrong. I have plans with Jason all summer", to which Whitney retorts, "But this is Paris." Lauren moans about how she really doesn't want to be away from L.A. all summer, and Whitney eagerly says she'd be more than happy to fill in if Lauren turns the internship down. The two then wrap up work for the day, head down to the lobby of the building, and hug goodbye until they reunite in Season 2.
At Hillside Villas, Lauren tells Heidi about the Paris internship...and Heidi exclaims, "OMG! That's huge!" and asks if she's going, and Lauren shrugs and says she already had plans to spend the summer with Jason at the Malibu beach house. She says that after the toxic rollercoaster that has been their relationship for most of Season 1, they're finally in a good place, and that it'd really suck for her to have to leave him now.
Lauren arrives at the Malibu beach house, where Jason is sitting on the living room floor with earbuds on. She kisses him hello and listens to him excitedly natter about all the stuff he wants to bring to the house to ensure that their summer is awesome. When he finally notices the grim expression on her face, he asks whassup, so she breaks the news that her Teen Vogue boss offered her a summer internship in Paris. Jason looks less than thrilled by the possible wrench in their plans and asks her if she's going, and she shrugs and is all, "Dunno", then adds that Paris isn't something one says no to. Jason half-heartedly says he'll support whatever decision she makes, then gives her a reassuring canoodle.
Heidi and Audrina are lounging by the pool, looking at their phones and giggling about wanting to meet a crop of new guys. Heidi jokes about how she'd like to revert back to her behavior in preschool: having a new boyfriend every five minutes. She then chuckles about how over Jordan she is and that she wants to go clubbing every night this summer and meet lots of new guys.
Lauren is packing up her large pink suitcase while a sad looking Heidi watches and offers to help. Lauren finishes the task and hugs Heidi goodbye as the two exchange I love yous, and they agree that they're looking forward to being BFFs and roommates again in Season 2.
Lisa Love is at Los Angeles International airport, fiddling with her phone and glancing around as if she's waiting for someone. Lauren, meanwhile, arrives at the Malibu beach house and joins Jason on the balcony, where he's staring dreamily into space. Whitney (!) arrives at the airport, greets Lisa, and the two pretend to head inside to check in for their pretend flight to Paris. Back in Malibu, Lauren and Jason are on the balcony smooching, watching the sunset, and cooing about how they're going to have the best summer ever.
And that's a wrap for Season 1!
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