The Hills

10 Best Episodes of The Hills - Season 1

THE HILLS follows Laguna Beach's Lauren "LC" Conrad as she moves to L.A. to attend college at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. In THE HILLS, Lauren gets a job as an intern at the popular magazine Teen Vogue. The show focuses on the challenges Lauren faces while she is trying to juggle work, school, and relationships.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 16, 2023.

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The Hills - S1E1

#10 - New City, New Drama (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Lauren ("LC") moves from Laguna Beach to Los Angeles where she plans to apply for an internship at Teen Vogue and attend fashion school. Alongside her is best friend Heidi who is pretty much just into the party scene. The real test of Lauren's new life is if she can juggle work, school, and partying. However, no matter where she goes, drama always seems to follow.

The episode was rated 6.57 from 98 votes.

The Hills - S1E3

#9 - An Unexpected Call (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Lauren gets an assignment to fly to New York and deliver a dress for a fashion show. Heidi is faced with the reality of her "dream job" because she is expected to do work.

The episode was rated 6.85 from 53 votes.

The Hills - S1E6

#8 - Boyfriends and Work Don't Mix (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Heidi gets her big chance to work in the nightclub scene, but it happens to fall on her anniversary. While at a Teen Vogue fashion show, Whitney is asked to walk the runway since a model is a no show. Meanwhile, Jason does his best to get Lauren to pay more attention to him, and less to work and school.

The episode was rated 6.94 from 48 votes.

The Hills - S1E7

#7 - Somebody Always Has to Cry (Season 1 - Episode 7)


As the holiday season comes around, Lauren, Heidi, Jason and Jordan are ready to celebrate. However, things don't go so well. While at a New Year's Eve party Lauren and Jason have a big fight, causing Lauren to storm off with Heidi.

The episode was rated 7.05 from 44 votes.

The Hills - S1E2

#6 - A Change of Plans (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Lauren has to face her boss after the party. Meanwhile, Heidi doesn't take school seriously and makes different plans for her future.

The episode was rated 7.06 from 67 votes.

The Hills - S1E10

#5 - Timing Is Everything (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Lauren and Jason make plans to spend the summer together, but their plans take a turn when Lauren is offered a summer job in Paris, France.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 22 votes.

The Hills - S1E4

#4 - Lauren and Jason, Take Two (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Lauren receives flowers and another phone call from Jason. Heidi almost calls it quits from her job at Bolthouse Productions after being told that she cannot travel to Las Vegas with her co-workers as she is not yet 21.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 46 votes.

The Hills - S1E8

#3 - You Can't Just Be with Me? (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Whitney and Lauren are given the task of photographing male models for Teen Vogue, causing Jason to feel jealous. Meanwhile, Heidi and Jordan get into yet another argument.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 35 votes.

The Hills - S1E9

#2 - Love Is Not a Maybe Thing (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Heidi and Jordan's relationship starts to go downhill as Heidi starts to realize that she may not feel true love for Jordan.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 33 votes.

The Hills - S1E5

#1 - Jason's Birthday (Season 1 - Episode 5)


After a Teen Vogue event, Lauren hurries home as it's Jason's birthday. However, things don't go well as Jason only wants to hang out with his friends.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 52 votes.

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