The Hills Travel: I Never Drove Too Crazy, I Had Precious Cargo
Previously, on "The Hills": LC and Heidi circled each other like sharks; JustinBobby returned and Lauren and Lo reluctantly decided to get a house with Audrina.
If "The Hills" were the soap opera it so badly wants to be, this would be the week that the original cast member returned to fireworks and high drama. Our returning champion is Stephen, whom fans of "Laguna Beach" will recognize as Lauren's best friend, then love interest, then... what? Well, he's alive! And he's still cute.
He's a guest at the housewarming party LC, Lo and Audrina throw for their new DELUXE digs. There's even a guest house, where Audrina lives and into which she has presumably been sneaking JustinBobby when the other girls are sleeping.
Someone who doesn't show? Stephanie, who makes a point of letting Heidi know beforehand that she's thinking of going, which leads to Heidi guilt-tripping her into staying in and watching a movie. Bummer, man! It's hard being She-Pratt.
Lo is delighted that Stephen's here: "That melts my little black heart!" Well, ours too. But what happens when the former golden couple of Laguna go to dinner? Find out after the jump.
Will they or won't they? LC gets all dolled up for dinner at Il Cielo (9018 Burton Way, Beverly Hills), only to have him put her worst fears into words: When she mentions how weird Lo acted about the prospect of her meeting up with him, Stephen says, "She's like everyone else wishing someone would happen between you and I." Cue Lauren's own little black heart, breaking into a thousand pieces (see above).
Stephen later stresses that it's a dinner with friends, and no lingering camera shots can make up for that.
Lauren goes home and eats ice cream (no, really), telling Lo, "Some things are just better left the way they are." Lo stresses that she still hopes LC and Stephen will eventually get married. We'd sure like to crash that ceremony.
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