This weeks episode of The City (season 2, episode 4) the episode took us into the dating world of Whitney. The whole entire episode was a bit odd, and fast played, but nonetheless a good episode.
Whitney's pal invites her along to some Lifeguard party, honestly I
was not paying attention to what the event was, but while they are there
they run into a few good looking (well they thought they were good
looking, I thought they looked like deformed Ken dolls) fellows.
Whitney's pal invites the guys along to a BBQ, they accept the invite,
and small chitter chatter goes on between Whitney and her friend about
how cute the guys are.
Meanwhile Roxy is feeling snubbed, and chats about it at a local hot
spot with a date. He tells Roxy to be nice, because its pretty clear
that Roxy does not mesh well with Whitney's friends.
Olivia is still getting the cold shoulder from Erin (a fellow employee
at Elle). It's honestly no wonder though, because if you recall from
the very first episode, Olivia was in total bitch mode when Erin nicely
critiqued her work. At any rate, it's really old news, and Erin is
taking the whole 'I hate you' bit a little too far.
Me thinks Erin is jealous of Olivia, and it becomes quite clear later on at a small cocktail party for Elle.
Last week Olivia impressed her boss, while Erin yawned and had no
choice but to suck it up...although numerous eye rolls were included.
You could just see the resentment on Erin's face though, it was pretty
Regardless though, Erin was as professional as one would expect, and
Olivia walked on in as if she owned the place. Erin was not having it,
and I don't blame her.
Anyhow, at the cocktail event, Olivia impresses everyone, is friendly,
courteous, and seems to know everyone in the room already. Erin watches
on with an evil eye, plotting, hating, and clearly disgusted by the
entire thing. Erin excuses herself early on from the party in a rude
Now at this point you can see the jealousy, but you think as a viewer
that Erin will just suck it up, and her and Olivia will become the best
of friends, and laugh about their raunchy start later on. Only...this
never happens. More details later on.
Fast forward to a scene that takes place back at People's Revolution.
Whitney and Roxy are sitting at their desks having casual conversation
about the guy Whitney met, and likes. Roxy tells her to go for him, but
Whitney is not sure she should because her friend might have a thing for
him. Whitney for some reason...AGAIN....takes Roxy's advice, which is
really making her look like a weak individual. Roxy got her into trouble
just last week with the boss, so why Whitney would take anything Roxy
says into consideration is beyond me?
The boss Kelly walks in and tells Whitney to stay late, and Roxy lets
Kelly know that Whitney has a BBQ, and that she would stay late instead
so Whitney could go meet a boy.
Whitney seems bothered by Roxy's jumping in that way. Not too bothered though because the next scene is the BBQ.
Back to Whitney and the BBQ.
The scene is short lived, and it becomes clear that Whitney is digging
on one of the guys that were invited the previous day to the BBQ.
The next scene takes us to Whitney and this man having dinner together
and walking out with arms wrapped around each others backs. A little
too touchy touchy for someone you just meet Whit! Gez! At any rate, its
obvious her friend will have an issue with this later on? Its anyone's
Anyhow, back to Olivia and the Erin battle.
Erin walks into Elle while Olivia is sitting down doing work. Erin smiles, but its obvious its got ill intentions behind it.
Erin asks Olivia how she liked the cocktail party, and Olivia is mild
mannered and states she had a lovely time. Erin then asks her if she got
to meet any of the designers. Olivia nicely tells her that she pretty
much knew all of the designers there already.
Erin seems jealous by this, and her claws come out. She yaps on about
how Olivia should have been working and not socializing. How she
shouldn't have an attitude with her all of the time, and how she is
there to help her, not fight with her.
I smell B.S.
Olivia gets up from her seat without saying a word, and exits the
room. The exact same thing I'd have done. But alas, what comes around
goes around. Olivia was the first to show disrespect, but then again,
Erin acted as if she owned the place and had it out for her the moment
she met her, passing judgments without even meeting her...Erin just
happened to bump into a challenge, let's see which of these women can
handle things gracefully.
So far I'm on team Olivia.