We often give the The City credit for its realism ... at least compared to The Hills. Well, last night that was nowhere to be found, because it was Fashion Week. Again.
Seriously, wasn't it Fashion Week, like, two weeks ago? They make the world of fashion look as glamorous as the ease at which things seem to in Whitney Port’s lap.
Elsewhere, there were some surprises (Roxy not screwing up all that badly and Kelly not hating her for a change) and more of the same (Olivia screwing up badly).
Here's THG's plus-minus recap of last night's The City ...
Whitney and Roxy decide to check out a few fashion shows. Kelly advises them to leave if they're past the third row, because that means they suck basically. Plus 7.
Oh, what was Roxy wearing when she approached Whitney at the beginning? Lingerie? We thought this must have been at home, but no, just People's Rev! Minus 3.
When you're Whitney Port, career opportunities come easy!
Whitney scores a meeting with Maybeline, where she shows them pictures of her fall collection. They ask if she'd show at Miami Fashion Week. It's hat easy! Wash!
At an Elle meeting, Olivia Palermo promises to land a Marc Jacobs interview at Fashion Week. Erin Kaplan blatantly announces she's looking for a new hire. Plus 10.
Unable to score an interview because she sucks, Olivia says Marc isn't doing press (lie #1) and that Joe will be fine with it (lie #2). She's gotta get fired. Minus 11.
Furthermore, how does Elle need freaking Olivia Palermo to get an interview? Aren't they Elle? And why send her of all employees? Come on. Obligatory Minus 17.
Louise Roe, displaying such polished outward perfection, threatens to send The City into complete upheaval. She's a Star Wars-like disturbance in the Force. Plus 9.
When you're Olivia Palermo, it's next to impossible to get fired.
Oh, and she dated Freddie Fackelmayer of all people. Yes, the same Freddie Fackelmayer from Season 1 (there can be only one) who Whitney fake-dated. Minus 5.
For whatever reason, Whitney says she dated Freddie too, yet leaves out any of the shady stuff he did. Is she bragging? If so, there is no apparent reason. Minus 3.
Amazingly, Louise actually acts like she cares about the job she has, one that scores of enterprising young women would surely want. Olivia? You watching? Plus 7.
When Robbie suggested she was going to fire Olivia at the end of the episode, we sort of believed him, and sort of felt bad for her. Sort of. Not really. At all. Plus 9.
TOTAL: +1. SEASON: -63. We have mixed feelings about the end of Olivia. She really deserves to get canned, yet Louise isn't that appealing as a fill-in. Oh well.