The next day, Olivia and her 45 pounds of blush and Manolo Blahniks clack into DVF, met by strained silence from Whitney. She open-endedly asks what Whitney thought about the event the night before. Whitney doesn't mince words, saying that it was pretty shady that she facilitated this gig for Jay only to sit there as Nevan bashed his band the whole time. Olivia looks at her with the bitch face of someone who just got called out but is totally unwilling to admit any fault in a situation of her own creation. She cops out, claiming she can't control Nevan's actions. Nah, you don't shelter him and spend time him with him, or anything? You have absolutely no chips to bargain with, do you, Fauxlivia?
She weakly falls back on the logistics, noting that Jay and his band mates committed the damnable sin of wearing flannel to an upscale charity event. Whitney justifies that Jay wasn't offered any counsel on such matters, but Olivia has got her back up, and she will not be reasoned with. She says she expected a thank-you for hooking his band up. Mmmhmmmm, then ripping them down -- but we won't mention that. Whitney reasons that Jay didn't feel like he owed anyone anything after being basically shat upon by Olivia and her crew. Knowing that she has no more rubber bullets, Olivia ends the conversation by suggesting they should end this discussion and, moving forward, separate work and personal conversations. Awkward silence as the girls "work." Of course, Olivia's is actually a completely reasonable idea. Except she is on The City! Not to mention she brought up the damn subject to begin with... And she wonders why the show portrays her as a bitch. P.S. I love the quote: "It's very hard for [Olivia] because the show wants to portray her as mean and bitchy, and she just wants to be herself." Newsflash, "source" (a.k.a. Bevan): Olivia is a bitch. That is herself.
Next week: Nevan continues to suck value from the planet. Erin's lovers from various countries have a tense rendezvous. A-hole kicks Jay out of the apartment in favor of A-holette. This conveniently tosses the top hat-wearing fop into Whitney's lap. New Year, new Whitters?