It really is like a soap. You can stop watching for two years and people are doing the exact same thing as they were doing previously. Oh sure, they've aged and they might have slept with 20 people while you have been gone, but it all returns to the place it started. In this week's installment, Heidi poses in a veil on the cover of US to show that she has changed her mind about marrying Spencer. Apparently he now can do no wrong and she should have never said no in the first place.
What more likely happened is that US took a whole bunch of photos of Heidi in a veil and then a wedding dress and then maternity wear and needed to use some of them so they had her get engaged again. What was the clincher for Spencer? Bible verses. Yep, the same Spencer who goes drags Heidi to church every week. Oh, wait. They don't go to church do they? No, but it didn't stop Heidi from grabbing the bible and reading verses to Spencer.
"Heidi read me biblical passages like 'Honor thy wife.'"
Then they went out and had Heidi pose like a stripper for when they need some extra cash and Spencer made time with the cabana boys.