The last thing Kelly does in L.A. (that we see -- I hope she took Lauren Conrad out for lunch and gave her a year's worth of pitiless but on-target life advice) is to grant an interview to one of the People's Rev L.A. interns (for school, it seems) about the state of the fashion industry. To paraphrase Kelly's assessment: not fuckin' good. It's an all-time worst time for the fashion industry, and she doesn't expect it to ever get back to where it was. "People's value systems have changed," she says. "They do not want to buy a pair of pants for $2,000." Food for thought, fashion industry.
Meanwhile, Robyn is interviewing to fill the a position that will replace Tandrew and Vorhees. Do the two of them even add up to one full-time worker? I kid! I kid, Tandrew was pretty good. Apparently Kelly is no longer allowed to interview candidates because, according to the woman herself, "in one job interview, I meditated." But she sticks her head into Robyn's interview with a girl names Mallory, on the pretext of inquiring about a bucket of headbands. Guys, I know People's Rev seems like an intimidating place to work and all, but I can't help but have part of me wish I worked at a place that had a bucket of headbands. Anyway, Mallory seems pretty perfect for the job, and Kelly sells her on the virtues of People's Rev. She also asks is Mallory's named after the Justine Bateman character from Family Ties (don't laugh, I have a cousin Mallory who was named for that very reason), which gives Kelly the chance to mention that Justine is her best friend. (See? Best name-dropper ever.)
Later, Kelly and Robyn figure Mallory's the girl for the job, though they wonder about her $70K asking price. But that's not the big problem. The big problem comes however many days later when the office gets a load of a Page Six headline: Mallory's been arrested for stealing $97,000 worth of jewelry from her last job. So... she's not getting the job, then. Kelly laughs about how Mal was "in the clink" when they were trying to offer her a job. In fact, everybody gets a good laugh out of it, except for Skinner, who's like "So there's still no one to help out, then?"