We weren't really all that interested in the Spencer/Heidi storyline over the last few seasons of The Hills, because it was all so obviously false. They weren't broken up because we always saw them together in tabloids or on TMZ. Heidi spending too many hours at her job wasn't an issue for the couple because she doesn't actually have a job (other than staring in homemade music videos). However, the tension this season between Spencer and Heidi's family seems fairly real, only because we can't imagine that Heidi's mom would be able to fake the obvious despair she's feeling over how much Spencer seems to control her daughter. We imagine that after watching scenes, like in the clip above from last night's episode, the Montag family must hate him more than ever.