I kind of loved how in this episode Serena is jealous that Blair is the star of Dan’s novel, after thinking that she was the center of his universe — and you guys, that’s just like Gossip Girl itself! Serena was the star, the it girl, but Blair has always been the more compelling and complicated character, one who has actually evolved over the past five seasons.
And Serena was pretty shady in this episode, trying to trick Dan into turning over the film rights to Inside so she could keep her job. Personally I wish she didn’t get them in the end; while she may have been Dan’s inspiration initially but once again Serena doesn’t have to deal with the consequences of her actions. Oh, Serena.
The NY Spectator plotline didn’t make a whole world of sense, once again; must say I am looking forward to Elizabeth Hurley’s time on the UES wrapping up.
I’d say my favorite part of the episode was Blair and Eleanor sharing a mother-daughter moment (and Lily’s hilarious degree of surprise that Eleanor had solid parenting advice) — the Waldorf women always get me with their emotional moments, and as much as I feel like Eleanor does about this whole pregnancy (it’s not what I wanted for B, at least not yet), I thought their interaction had an ’emotional truth’ that has been lacking this season.
We have to wait an extra week before “I Am Number Nine” — but when our show returns it looks like Blair is up to her old-fashioned Queen B tricks!