Lauren returns home from Paris and tells Audrina all about her travels, while Whitney heads into the boss lady's office at Teen Vogue to quit. Evil woman gives Whit her blessing and sends her on her way. Lauren and Whitney get all sad thinking about not working together anymore.
At her office, Heidi explains to her co-worker that she doesn't want to break up with Spencer -- and he certainly shouldn't think about seeing other people -- but he needs to move out because she needs her space. Spencer complains to his sister, Stephanie, that he has to move out and says that he's considering looking to date other girls. Heidi and Stephanie meet for breakfast and Steph lets it slip that Spencer is thinking about dating -- much to Heidi's dismay.
Whitney goes on an interview for a stylist's position with Kelly Cutrone of People's Revolution. The interview goes well, I guess, and Kelly offers Whitney the job, but not before telling her that she is about to give up her life to work there. Ouch -- that's something they usually don't tell you when you get hired.
Lauren and Audrina head out on the town to Les Deux where they meet up with Frankie and Brody. Lauren gives Brody the cold shoulder and asks him where his "girlfriend" is. Brody plays dumb, but Lauren isn't having it. He accuses Lauren of having her own romance in Paris and not treating him as a friend. He storms out and Frankie tries to smooth things over.
The next morning Lauren and Lo have breakfast and Lauren admits that Brody has a way of making her feel like she's not good enough. The good pal that Lo is, she tells Lauren that she's being ridiculous and that Brody should be chasing her, and that she has to figure out a way to just be friends with him if they are all going to hang out all of the time.
Spencer packs up his stuff in the apartment, while a plastic-looking Heidi watches. He tosses her an "Enjoy your space" as he walks out. Whitney packs up her desk at the Teen Vogue offices, as they girls reminisce about all their good times. They say goodbye (like Whitney is leaving for war) and talk about what Whit will wear on her first day at her new job. Squeal!
Part II -- "An Unexpected Friend"
Whitney heads to NY for fashion week with her new job, and it's just crazy. What did she get herself into?? She works into the middle of the night, but seems to be do a great job with the fancy designers. At the fashion show, Whitney rocks and impresses her weird boss.
Lauren's in class at school when she notices that Stephanie is her classmate. Later she and Audrina talk about how random it is that Steph is in her class. At the next class meeting Stephanie goes over to Lauren and apologizes for their screaming encounter last season. Lauren makes nice and the girls seem to bond a little over what a jerk Spencer can be. Stephanie helps Heidi paint her apartment and comes clean about the apology to Lauren. Lo and Audrina advise Lauren not to trust Steph.
Heidi complains to her friend that Lauren and Steph are friends, while Spencer loses his mind when he finds out that his sis is fraternizing with the enemy. He tells her he can't trust her. She calls him a loser. At school, Lauren and Steph hang out and have lunch and Steph complains about Spencer and Heidi.
Next week: Stephanie gets a little too close to Lauren -- or so says Speidi...