|The Hills: Season 3|
Written by Laura Wylie
August 10, 2008
The drama is back and more unpredictable than ever! The Hills Season 3 opens up with recapping the drama of season 2. We relive the ups, downs, and ultimately fall out of Lauren and Heidiís friendship. Heidi moves out and is now focusing on building her relationship with Spencer. As these events transpire, Lauren recognizes the importance of quality girlfriends and a roommate without a sucky boyfriend. As Lauren moves on from yet another toxic relationship, she finds a new passion for her job at Teen Vogue, new friends and even a new crush. It seems she got the better end of the deal after all.
Season 3 is packed with as much drama and craziness as Season 2Ömaybe more. Spencer and Heidi get engaged and they are discovering that married life will be far different than their current lives together. Spencer continues to walk over Heidi with his special ďsurprisesĒ for her and ignores her heartfelt nest-building ideas. Spencerís blatant disregard for his future wifeís wants, needs and dreams eventually pushes Heidi over the edge and cause her to take serious action and run off with her career to Vegas.
But before Heidiís escape and meltdown, Lauren, Heidi and Spencer have a small encounter when dining at the same new L.A. hot spot, Ketchup. Lauren and Jason (yes Laurenís first love, THE Jason) were catching up on old times when Heidi and Spencer walk in and make complete fools of themselves while making a scene trying to rub nasty rumors in the coupleís faces. After that night, Lauren and Heidi are never the same because it is obvious to Lauren and to the world that Heidi and Spencer started the malicious rumors about Lauren and Jason.
Just as we think Jason and Lauren are getting back together, Jason surprises Lauren with the minor detail of his recent decision to move in with his girlfriend of a few months. In addition to this load of news, Jason invites Lauren to his house warming party. Lauren, being the amazing friend she is, goes to the party to find Jason proposing to his girlfriend! Itís obvious Lauren still has deep feelings for Jason, but at the same time is trying to be happy for him. Itís moments like these that make The Hills so fabulously unpredictable and addicting.
Believe it or not, there is still drama outside of Jason, Spencer and Heidi. As Lauren, Audrina and Lo move into their new house together, we pick up on a unique tension among the girls that has been created because of the tight bond between Lauren and Lo living in the main house and Audrina who is secluded in the guest house. The tension grows deeper and the girls finally have a heart to heart. The conversation ends in tears and a significant blow to Lauren and Audrinaís friendship.
Between all the broken friendships and lost relationships, Lauren manages to have fun as she gains new responsibilities in her job at Teen Vogue and eventually gets an offer to work for a new company that gives her something new and exciting to put her positive energy towards. Season 3 of The Hills leaves a few ends untied and leaves us wanting the new season to begin!
I especially love the journalistic shots of the city, it makes the show feel more like a reality-documentary than a staged ďrealityĒ show. It makes you feel like youíre there taking everything in and witnessing it for yourself, down to the hustle and bustle of L.A.
Though many audience members may not be able to associate with a luxurious cottage on a gorgeous lake in Rhode Island, the core elements of the house were key to making the house a home.