The Hills - Season 3, Episode 12
Recap: Whitney gives Lisa Love a tour of Vibiana Church, aka a proposed venue for the upcoming Young Hollywood party. Lisa gushes about how much she looooooves the space, agrees that Amy Astley is going to want to know all the deets, and thanks Whitney for doing such a great job scouting a suitable location.
The next day at Teen Vogue, Lisa Love summons Lauren and Whitney to her office to inform them that she's sending them both to New York to meet with Amy Astley et. al. in order to present a run-through of the The Young Hollywood party plans. She solemnly adds, "It's serious business in New York", warns them to not to fuck around or else, but then assures Whitney she has her full confidence that she's going to do a bang-up job.
Back in the closet office, Whitney and Lauren excitedly cackle about getting to jet to New York together, then discuss the various outfits they're going to need to pack [even though one will suffice, given that they'll be in New York for less than 24 hours]. Lauren proudly says she has a dress on reserve for her grand introduction to Amy Astley and therefore won't need to shop around for one.
Spencer arrives at Bolthouse - just as Frankie is exiting the building. After exchanging lukewarm greetings, Frankie explains that he works with Brent Bolthouse at Area now and then, and dropped in just now to pick up his pay check. He then chides Spencer for not returning Brody's happy birthday voicemail, so Spencer says he can't get past the disloyalty Brody has demonstrated by hanging out with Lauren, aka his archenemy who's been known to talk shit about him and Heidi. Frankie points out that Brody should be able to hang with whoever he wants and urges Spencer to reach out to his old friend, but Spencer just shrugs and says he's more interested in moving forward [while simultaneously holding onto past grudges].
Heidi emerges from her office to go to lunch with Spencer, and he grumbles about the interaction he just had with Frankie...as well as how shitty it is that Brody insists on remaining friends with people who badmouth him. Heidi listens intently, but just murmurs, "Well.." before the camera pans over to LAX to capture the departure of Lauren and Whitney.
In the next scene, Lauren and Whitney land in New York and hop into a cab bound for Teen Vogue headquarters. Whitney is, for some reason, decked out in a strapless party dress [in lieu of anything resembling New York-appropriate business attire] and is carrying the various drawings and floor plans for her presentation.
Amy Astley ushers Lauren and Whitney into her office and gushes about how much she's looking forward to the presentation. She then informs Lauren that - surprise! - she's being sent to Marc Jacobs' design studio for an unspecified purpose, and that she has twenty minutes to hail a cab and get herself downtown.
When Lauren arrives at Marc Jacobs' design studio, she's informed by someone named Kate Waters that - surprise! - she's here to help out with styling the models who are auditioning for the fashion show casting. Kate acknowledges that Lauren probably had no advance warning that she was going to do this type of grunt work [um, no shit] and asks her if she'd like to exchange her heels in favor of something more comfortable, but Lauren politely declines. Kate then introduces her to the casting director, who brusquely tells Lauren she needs her to put the finishing touches on all of the models so that they're 100% styled before their auditions...and Lauren manages to be a good sport about the brusqueness and cheerfully agrees to be as helpful as possible.
Whitney presents the plans for the Young Hollywood party to Amy Astley et. al, and Amy nixes the idea of a red carpet, presses her about exactly where the florals are going to be placed, and agrees that wicker is a horrible furniture choice. She then tells Whitney to take all of this feedback back to L.A. and fine-tune everything prior to the grand event.
At Marc Jacobs' design studio, Lauren continues to help style the models to the point of exhaustion. After that, she's sitting at a table, alphabetizing something or other, when Kate Waters introduces her to Marc Jacobs...and the way the footage is edited, it looks as though he spends about ten seconds saying hey before hastily retreating back to his office.
At their hotel, Lauren and Whitney pack up their stuff in the ginormous suitcases they each brought (!) and agree that they're very happy to be jetting back to L.A.
Spencer calls Brody and leaves the message, "Hit me up" and adds that they really really need to talk.
The next day, Lauren and Whitney arrive at Patina for a food tasting for the Young Hollywood party. When Lisa Love and her posse arrive a few seconds later, everyone is seated at a table. Lisa informs everyone that earlier she spoke to Amy Astley, who thought the planning meeting went very well. She then directs her attention to Whitney and tells her she heard about the strapless party dress she wore to the meeting...and when Whitney's all, "Wuh? Was it bad?", Lisa breaks into a grin and says she's now going to expect her to regularly dress for the office as if she's going to a high school prom...and everyone chuckles heartily before toasting the upcoming Young Hollywood party.
Brody drops by Hillside Villas to visit Lauren and inform her that Spencer left him a voicemail message. As Lauren looks alarmed at that troubling development, Brody says he hasn't returned the call and doesn't plan to 'cause he doesn't think the two of them can ever truly be BFFs again. Lauren laments being responsible for breaking up a long-standing friendship, but Brody insists it's his decision to blow off the malevolent Chucky doll lookalike...then suggests that they remove the superfluous pillows atop her couch and canoodle whilst promising that they're always going to be there for one another.
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