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But what kept bothering me THE ENTIRE time, was yes, there's a city-wide black out. But isn't Blair Waldorf ridiculously rich? Does she not have her own generator? And the Palace?! Does not Mr. Bass own half of Manhattan? Can he not muster up enough energy to get his beloved step daughter out of the damn elevator?! I though these kids were indecently rich. Apparently not.
Jenny and Vanessa -- two characters I absolutely abhorred in the first season are totally growing on me. I love them! I love how Vanessa is just like any other typical girl -- no matter how many times they say she's against the grain -- because obviously she's got boy problems that she doesn't know how to deal with! Oh dear.
Speaking of the boy Vanessa is worrying about, he's getting all
But wait! Evil Duchess is everywhere and she spied Nate and Vanessa making cutie faces at each other on the random side walk. I swear, this woman has nothing better to do. Then again, she's got a pretty big investment with pretty boy Nate so I guess she's trying to keep him on a tight leash. Poor kid. He so does not know what he got himself into.
It's funny because when these two first go together, I was soooooo for them. In fact, I would just look forward to scenes with them. But now, that their so-called issues can't ever be resolved, I'm just so sick of them. Either be happy together or just break up. I guess they listened to the latter later on.
I just really have to remind myself that it is just a television show and Chuck -- who walks around with joints and cigars in cigar jackets, taking in FLIGHT stewardesses who are god knows how many years older than him -- is really just a character.
I just find it funny how the duration between the time she was told to clean her desk and the time she said she was going to leave (during the blackout) seemed really really long. How long does it take exactly to clean her desk? Unless the buttons she was told to match up last week were still lying on her desk. Then that would take forever.
And weren't they in the middle of a party (take note, the lights were still on). Did people not stare?! Weren't Blair's orgasmic rolling of the eyes and grasping of Chuck's hand not enough attention getters? What would someone have to do to create some entertainment at a party!? And to think the lights were still on! That would have been the center of attention -- or at least I would be staring If I were there.
Jenny and Eleanor bond over the 'Pilgrim at a funeral' dress, while Nate tells Vanessa EVERYTHING. Or so he says. I love how Vanessa really is trying to understand what Nate is going through. Unlike Dan who can't get past Serena's richness. I swear dude, get over yourself. Vanessa and Nate for the win. These two are slowly becoming my favorite couple.
And dude, their hair is soooo different! The clothes too. and did I mention the height? I'm no kissing expert, but I think I'd be able to tell one dude from the other. Haller! But hey, let the lady do the figuring out.
I'm annoyed because when Vanessa said she's out for good, it actually felt real. But I like this pairing!!! Two break ups in one episode? Why Josh Schwartz!? Now, no one is in a relationship. There's no Dan-Serena, no Chuck-Blair and now NO VANESSA NATE?!?! Not good my friend.
AND WAIT A MINUTE. Didn't Serena ask her mom Lily TO NOT MARRY RUFUS because she said she and Dan were FOREVER?!?! HEY GIRL. Your mom gave up on her happiness for you and you're just throwing it away! Sure, forever is impossible, but you could have made it last a season!
Or if you didn't say it, you'd be stepsiblings with Dan right now and then you'd really have to break up, but at least your parents were happy and in love and in the episode (I obviously miss Lily and Rufus together). Serena and Dan need major karma for breaking Lily and Rufus apart for NOTHING.
I like how Dan and Vanessa bond in the last scene though. It reminds me of the scene after the Masquerade Ball where they eat Persian food in his bedroom and just talk. Except this time, they're both heartbroken and need company. I hope they don't pull another Dan-Vanessa because that just isn't working for me still.
Over-all, despite the incredulity of this episode, I have to say it was soooo crazy unbelievable, it actually became sort of believable. I do hope things get more over the top because it's either waaaay crazy or bordering on sappy melodrama. And really, I'd rather it become nuts. More Nate-Vanessa!!!!