11/23/2009 AT 12:00 AM ET
On the next episode of The City, the tension mounts between star Olivia Palermo and her colleague, Elle’s PR Director Erin Kaplan, over wardrobe for a television shoot.
After the two women disagree, Erin makes an executive decision to send some of the clothes back. “I know what the producers want,” she says. “I’ve done more than my share of segments for TV.”
A visibly annoyed Olivia confronts her colleague for speaking to her dismissively. “Erin,” she asks, “would you talk to Creative Director Joe Zee in the tone that you talk to me?”
“You’re not Joe,” Erin retorts. “When are you creative director of the magazine?”
As the argument continues, and Olivia demands respect, Erin sends an assistant out of the room, presumably to continue the disagreement in private.
The City airs Tuesday (10:30 p.m. EST) on MTV.