OK! So once again Jenny had zero plot of her own and mainly just spent her time online shopping, ordering pizza, and advising people on their more interesting lives (She’s just like ME!). If I was Jenny and Vanessa was going to some Vanderbilt Fancytown Country House Party aka the Family Hoodoo, my head would probably explode with jealousy because you know she still has the hots for Nate and she still has the hots for fancy parties. I felt for Vanessa this episode (who wants to watch people play touch football? yawnsauce) but she did her spazzy thing again where she spazzed on Nate for not telling her about the internship and not choosing summer in the Eastern Bloc over it. For the level-headed, no-drama character, she freaks out. But then her big cry festival at the end made me think maybes she does love him and maybe I shouldn’t be so happy about Blair asking Nate to stay with her.
the whole Rufus/Lily plot was of course absurd but don’t people do weird shit like this in real life? i think they do. i’ve had to talk pals down after “disaster written all over it” moments like these. (i, of course, never do anything weird at all.) Lily is hilars when she’s snippy with Rufus and I liked her white-framed glasses. But Slash? Ew. My mum quite rightly compared his appearance to that of a donkey’s ass.
“What’s this? Good cop, Bass cop?” oh Carter Baizen, are you just proto–Chuck Bass? I think I was wrong to judge you in season one! it was the poncho; it blinded me. too bads he got shipped off to Dubai already. i hope they bring him back next season. (he can sleep with Vanessa. Or Jenny. She’ll have to have another love interest sometime.) also: love how Serena came back into town at the beginning of season 1 with multiple giant life-altering secrets: sex with nate, “killed” a guy, and “that night” in santorini with carter. what else did bad serena do? yowza.
I loved New Miss Blair and her slightly destructive rampage — stealing sunglasses, boffing Carter — and then deciding to throw her whole book of life in the fire . . . calling out society ladies on their misdeeds, spilling secrets, and toying with Chuck. “Maybe I should head up to the roof and make it a little more dramatic.”
I love how in the movies & tv, rich people ALWAYS have so many rooms that one is never used and is perfect for a quiet conversation about the emptiness of privilege. There’s nothing I adore more than Blair and Chuck, but I am 100% behind this Blair and Nate hook-up. It destroys the Nate/Vanessa happy-boring-town and makes Chuck upset which means he will be cruel which means he will be sooooooooo entertaining. Yessy yes. New Talks-a-Lot Nate made B feel safe first, Chucky!
my other fabbity-fave thing was how Blair was wearing the housecoat from last season! the one she lent to Serena! the one she wore the morning of the masked ball! outfit recycling on the Upper East Side: everything old can be new again!
so so, what did you guys think? better than last week’s zaniness?
next week: “Remains of the J” — Jenny Humphrey turns 16 and S throws her a b-day bash . . .