|The One I Love||Photo courtesy of Andreas at LJ; Caps courtesy of coloured_skies|
And in the periphery, we have Serena actually struggling to get Aaron's full attention (this is a first). Dan trying to defend Jenny's honor, even if she isn't asking for help and Jenny being her bad self. Just another week in the UES.
But really, Aaron WTF? First you tell Serena that she's a face you don't forget and I'm here on your side, rooting for you and bam! A new girl apologizing for her lateness. What's Serena supposed to think? You know she's not the brightest bulb and so she won't let you explain this!!!
And so much for Nate having a little smarts!!! You're the senior, doufus! Don't let the sophomore control you! Jenny:You care about me? Prove it. Come with me. Really Nate! You really think Jenny is THIS worth it?! I don't think so. So much for getting on Rufus's good side, Nate. You're out!
I'm so happy that Chuck feels that she assaulted him and didn't give in to Emma's demands that he deflower her. What's even better is that Chuck is with Blair and Serena trying to solve this mess. Oh and was that Scott Sartiano (ex of everyone in Hollywood) ready with a table for Serena at 1oak!!
The taxi full of Nate lovers (Vanessa)/haters (Dan)/neutrals (Rufus) was crazy. I'm impressed that Dan didn't rat Nate's kissing Jenny out to Rufus right away. We don't need parents meddling there. I love how Rufus gave the cabbie a dollar to speed up cause they're letting a Mr. Softy trucks pass them. Oh and special mention to BART BASS!!!!! I still heart you, Sir. Lily: WHAT? I didn't invite him. And don't worry you're wife really didn't invite him -- doesn't mean she isn't fantasizing about him though.
See Dorota! Blair prays to God!!! Of course Serena, the eternal conscience has to sucker Blair out of using her golden ticket and her sign from God!!! Why does S have to be so 'nice?' Blair chanting, bulldog, bulldog ra ra ra!!! is just so typical. I'm glad that Chuck came to her rescue yet again though. And she took the crook of his arm. Is this the beginning of something (re)new(ed)?
And we though Serena was difficult to read. Looks like she's found her match in Aaron. That was one long voicemail message -- I don't think that's even possible. And just when Serena's drawn in to his cuteness, yet another female answers the phone. What can I say? Everyone wants an artist, S. Just cause you're an IT girl, doesn't mean you can't share.
But wait, look! Everyone's enjoying it! The Philanthropic Society isn't as uptight as we thought. Lily is getting jiggy with it and well, Agnes is being her crazy ass self. But there's more! Vanessa spots Jenny planting one on Nate. I feel for Vanessa. First she spots Dan and Serena in the Handmaiden's Tale and now Jenny and Nate? Girl needs a love angle completely her own. Gossip girl is right though. Bros (Vanessa) over Hoes (Nate) for Little J. Because we all know that only Nate can pimp himself out and still be loved.
And she loves him back. I love how Ate Blair is so sweet to Emma after all this. Telling her not to lose her virginity to the lacrosstitute -- the words they come up with. Emma: WAS YOUR FIRST TIME WITH SOMEONE YOU LOVED? (No, Emma wasn't shouting this, the emphasis was mine, but I just couldn't help it. When she uttered those words to Blair, I was so happy. And the fact that Blair answered yes just gave all Blair/Chuck fans out there more hope. Emma: But you're perfect Blair: True Bitch knows it. And so do we. You are, Blair!!!
And to add to Blair's already golden girl status, she doesn't use the pictures as blackmail against Mrs. Borden. Nothing like her own mother-daughter drama to draw inspiration from. See! Blair cares!!! And for a scheming little bitch at that. Emma, be freaking grateful.
Rufus: Those people are not your father and speaking for him, I have never been more disappointed. Ouch. Jenny. If you love your dad at all, just be nice, even a little. Only Rufus will send his kid to jail. That's tough love. I love it. But guys, did you all catch a glimpse into our future here!!! I'm talking about the eventual Rufus/Lily together future where Rufus is the hard-lined discipline dad and Lily is the supportive go-reach-your-dreams mom. Oh wow. I can see it already!!!
And Serena believes in hell! I'm sure the devil wants this IT Girl in his territory too. But trying to cheer Blair up with the possibility of purgatory if she doesn't get into Yale, isn't really helping. Yes, that will really get her out of the bed. I know that Chuck Bass bringing her breakfast might do the trick! I just want more Blair/Chuck!!!
See, kindness pays off. and Dean Barburry calls Blair up personally on her cellphone to tell her that they need more Blair's in Yale. Oh Emma, you're such a sweetheart. Then again, Blair Waldorf is also my answer to the any person living or dead I'd want to have dinner with. Or Rufus. All it takes is sucking up to the dean's favorite goddaughter/niece-type? Go Blair.
Rufus: People praising you, it goes away. I have to worry about you now? I swear Dan, if you hurt Chuck Bass, I will personally kill you. Not only are you hurting Chuck, you're hurting your dad too. Damn these Humphrey kids. Don't stress Rufus, he's already stressed as it is!
Dan going to the dark side is not good news. I know he can't be the moral compass for long, but come on, hands off the Bass. Rufus seeing Jenny's empty room was heartbreaking. I hope he doesn't blame himself. Jenny's a bitch. But really Jenny the hobo is priceless. Things can only get worse, little J. Regret comes in the end. Xoxo.