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The City Recap: Ke$ha Likes Garbage Bags, Olivia Does Not

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Today, Intern Anna recaps the dramatic events of last night's episode of The City. This is what we make our interns do at Racked—so no one can ever tell them they didn't pay their dues.

Last night, our favorite guilty pleasure, reality fairy-tale —uh, quality reality television show—taught us some very important lessons about its main characters:

1. Ke$ha loves garbage bags.
2. Olivia does not.
3. Roxy isn't good at the school thing.
4. Whitney occasionally has a backbone.
Also, there was a smattering of the Tuesday night consistency we've come to rely on:
1. Olivia's overall incompetence.
2. Erin's Palermo-hatred.
3. Whitney's hapless confusion when things don't go perfectly to plan.
4. Mama Cutrone's advice.

In the magical tale of Whitney Port's imagination—or as she likes to call it, "Manhattan"—her label, Whitney Eve, is in high demand. After, uh, "conquering" (her words, not ours) Gen Art's Fresh Faces Fashion Show, it's time to make some sales at the Javits Center.

In Whitney-World, everyone loves her collection—save the usually perky Joe Zee and Anne Slowey—so this should be a piece of cake right? Unfortunately, Roxy, her not-so-trusty sidekick doesn't feel like doing "bitch work" (or, as we in the real world call, "work") such as take down orders and schedule follow-ups.

Back at the magical magazine-land of Elle, Olivia goes about her normal routine of not completing tasks and taking long lunches with other magazine employees. But, out of nowhere, mid-episode the (psychic?) socialite "read Joe Zee's mind" and pulls the perfect pair of Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. Erin is quick—and rightfully so—to suspect if it was Olivia's doing or the work of the lovely Louise. The dueling duo have another dutiful battle of wits and, well, it's unclear who won.

But, alas, as in most fairy tales, there's a happy ending in store for our princesses after all. Roxy goes behind Whitney's back and makes some sales so Whitney's day is saved and she doesn't need to worry about any real-world fashion industry problems like unreliable buyers, inventory overstock, and stores being unable or unwilling to purchase merchandise that won't sell.

And they lived happily ever after. (Until next week.) —Anna Fursoff
· The City [MTV]