Last night was an MTV orgasm. Not only did viewers get to sit down for a half hour of drama on season 6 of The Hills, but we were also given the first slice of The City, season 2.
We learn during the narration segment at the very beginning that
Whitney has began working for Kelly again at People's Revolution, but
still remains in the city. Her Aussie caveman boyfriend is also gone.
Anyhow, an old high-school friend named Roxy is in The City as well,
hoping that People's Revolution will hire her as well. During her
interview with Kelly, Roxy comes off as a cold, crass, bitchy individual
who has nothing good to say about anyone. She is clear when she tells
Kelly she does not like girls. Kelly immediately notices Roxy's inner
diva, and asks her how she likes Whitney.
At first Roxy has good things to say, but her Poison Ivy vibe quickly
comes out when she mentions being shocked that Whitney works in fashion.
When Kelly asks her why, she goes on to tell her how bland and dull she
was in high-school, always wearing colors like yellow.
To me Kelly has played this protective role when it comes to Whitney. I
actually really like the relationship the two have. Kelly plays the
role of her boss, the role of her mentor, and she even has this warm
caring motherly side about her that only shines through for Whitney.
After the interview, Roxy meets up with Whitney, where she weasel's her way in to letting Whitney crash at her place.
Olivia is off about to get hired by Elle. She is told by her boss that
he wants her to meet his publicist Erin, whom is excellent at her job.
He raves and raves about Erin, and shortly Olivia is introduced to her.
Erin seems a little turned off by Olivia.
Olivia obviously senses the bad vibes, so she politely excuses
herself. After she leaves, Erin yammers on about how Olivia has an
attitude, and how she thinks that Olivia thinks she knows more than she
really does. Erin obviously watched season 1 of The City, and had passed
judgments long before even meeting Olivia.
Erin though is pretty good at spotting a crude individual, because Olivia's true colors shine through like a star.
While at work, Olivia is sitting at her desk erasing something off of a
piece of paper when Erin walks in. They say hello, and all seems fine.
Erin then asks Olivia and one of the interns to complete a very mind
numbingly simple task. Seriously a monkey could have done the job.
She tells her to pick out a beach scene outfit for under $25.00, and
an office setting outfit for under $75.00. Erin also requests that she
picks the outfits up in different sizes.
Basically the job is to compare the low priced clothing to expensive
ones. Kind of what you see in all those gossip magazines. The fun little
section where they pick a superstar, and give cheap suggestions on
mimicking the look.
Anyway, I could have completed the job with my eyes closed at TJMAXX,
or Marshall's. Instead Olivia arrives later on with the intern. With
drab outfits, and only in a size 8.
Seriously, either get it together, or just quit...
Instead of fixing the issues, Olivia naturally has to play up her role
of the socialite diva by talking back to Erin, and telling her that if
she does not like it to go and do it herself!
Way to get your co-workers on your good side. I mean hello Olivia, you are the new girl!
Olivia walks out, and I seriously thought she would have been fired for that stint.
Anyhow, back at home Whitney is showing Roxy around her apartment. She
shows her the roof, which apparently is also part of her apartment.
It's like the mega 'got it all' apartment in the city. Roxy likes
it, and instead of thanking her, and being a good couch crasher, she
suggests throwing a party.
I mean right there the red flag should have gone up. This girl just
waltz's in like she owns the place, and she is already comfortable
enough to suggest wrecking it by throwing a party?
Anyhow, back to People's Revolution.
Whitney is sitting down with Kelly and they are discussing issues
outside of work. Roxy's name comes up, and Kelly is shocked when Whitney
tells her that Roxy is crashing at her place. Without being a fire
starter, Kelly does not mention what Roxy said. Instead she subtly drops
a hint that Whitney should watch out for the friends she makes.
The line was seriously perfect for what happens next.
Whitney takes a cab home, and the scene cuts to her getting out of the
cab. The music is obviously enhanced to give off the vibe that it is so
loud you can hear it all the way outside.
Whitney walks in to her apartment and her eyes are glowing with shock,
and likely disappointment. Without her knowledge Roxy has taken it upon
herself to throw a party. Classy!
Whitney is clearly upset, but lets Roxy know that she got the job at
People's Revolution. Naturally Roxy sees it as a reason to party!!! What
a better reason!?
The party ends quickly when the cops arrive due to the noise.
So what has the very first episode offered? A new diva named
Roxy, and an old diva named Olivia, who has stepped up her role as the
mega bitch, to an all new heightened level.
Whitney is sort of the innocent victim as it seems. A baby bunny
thrown into a small cage with wild, out of control, selfish hungry