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Nevertheless, I enjoyed it, despite the hurried, almost frenetic story telling and well, I guess as a way of keeping myself sane, it was nice to see how such a normal holiday could turn so abnormal just cause it was the kids on the UES doing it.
I'm doing the recap by family this week just because it was a very family-based episode. I'll do it alphabetically cause I'm anal like that, and I guess it just so happens I enjoyed them least to most alphabetically too. Okay, I'm confusing myself.
Whoopee the Captain (my captain -- Pamy's not mine), is back and he's supposedly trying to do them good. Nate gets all emo/defensive /brooding and gets angry at the Captain for living the life in the Dominican Republic, while pretty boy and mommy 'slum' it out in various friends places without a heater!!! Gasp! Poor little rich boy.
And was it just me, or is Anne Archibald pregnant?! Not the character, but the actress playing her. I swear her dresses were all loose and she kept holding bags, fruit bowls and whatnot to her stomach. Suspicious, I am.
Of course because Vanessa can't get over pretty boy, she enlists Chuck's help to convince Nate to do the 'right' thing. Which is? Turning his dad in? Oh boy. I love how all it takes is a little pep talk from V to get Nate all moralistic again. This episode is soooo very 7th Heaven. I love it.
And there goes the guilt trip on the Captain (my captain). I love how they put a scruff on the Captain (my captain) as proof of his hiatus? Did he not bring a razor with him on his little sojourn down south? I guess not. Or maybe it was part of his assimilation process.
Vanessa and Nate reunite at the steps of his house with Chuck leering in the side. Pamy and I were so distracted by Chuck the ENTIRE time. I wasn't even paying attention to what the hell Nate and Vanessa were saying because Chuck's sneering in the back was waaay too entertaining.
But wait, V's a bitch. She totally breaks federal laws and opens mail that isn't hers. And what does she find? A love note from Nate telling Jenny he liked her so much, but doesn't know what to do. Well that sounds very him. But did she bother to check the date on the thing?
I love how Rufus hasn't called the police despite his daughter being missing for roughly a week. And I love how calm Dan is in spite of the situation. I swear I think he's enjoying her absence, cause then he's the favored child -- by default as he's the only child.
But wait Rufus, don't worry, your child is hanging with Eric, therefore he must be at Lily's! Champion! We get to see some R/L interaction and I love them. Even over the phone, the tension is palpable. But hey Lily, watch out, you're still married to the Bass.
Something tells me Lily talking to Jenny as the cool adult is about to change -- especially if she becomes Jenny's stepmom, which isn't a far of idea anymore. I love how the emancipation papers were just out there in her bag. Lily's a snoop and you know it. With Serena as a daughter of course you'd have to be. But really, Jenny should just go home.
And we see some Blair/Eleanor/Dorota intervention. Didn't Eleanor fire Jenny? And now she's wrapping her in her pashmina? And wow, who knew Blair was so compassionate? I guess you can't always like what you have. Blair wants Rufus (not in That way) and Jenny wants Eleanor (in an absentee parent way). You can't have it all.
But look who's arrived at the Humphrey loft once again. Lily Van Der Woodsen and Eric! Thank goodness Allison isn't around because I don't want blood on my turkey. I don't know why Lily keeps showing up there. You're married woman! Oh wait, now I know. She so wants Rufus. Still.
In fairness to Bart Bass, he's got great taste. Leather envelopes? Only the best for the Bass. I love the color of the safe too. Cobalt blue. How fierce! Oh and of course Chuck would have someone else shave his facial hair. There's always some servant ready to do something for Chuck.
So Lily is being a mom now by 'protecting' her kids from her now husband. How righteous of Lily thought to stalk out on Bart on Thanksgiving just because she found the files. Wasn't it just a few episodes ago that she totally forgave him for the files thanks to a big diamond necklace? Oh bart, you should've brought out the big jewels this time.
And so Lily's been Ostroff-ized at one point in her life. So? We all knew she was crazy. And now because Bart's on a war path, he's getting all the dirty details on why she was there to begin with. I give him credit for not knowing though. At least he kept some things private. Not for long though.
Serena does a pretty good, 'dan isn't over me' excuse though to Aaron. She's such a good liar, even I believed Dan isn't over her. Oh wait, he isn't over her. and She was merely stating the truth. OH Serena, you know YOU'RE not over Mr. Humphrey either. Five bucks says the season will end with the two of them wrapped in each others arms again.
But of course, like all good things, this too must end nicely and Aaron says he's committed only to her and wants to get to know her, without opening the damn envelope. I would have opened it. Lord knows Bart Bass knows more about Serena than Serena knows about Serena.
The supermarket had so much fight potential. Imagine all the things they could throw at each other. And at the apartment! IMagine how Lily would react when she sees her art works splattered in blood! And Serena's bedroom has a king sized bed! The possibilities are endless. Just one punch, is all I ask.
Serena doesn't share and Blair should learn how to. What is this, Sesame street? I love how we're trying to inflict some good natured goodie two shoes-ness on the unsuspecting market. Everyone tuned in to see a turkey fight, instead we get good old moral stuffing. Love it.
And what is this? Cyrus Rose stuffing his face with Blair's pie (baked by Dorota of course). I like
I love Dorota's red cape as they stalk Manhattan. And of course he ringtone is Britney's "I'm a Slave 4U" Only cool girls love Britney. I really think Dorota deserves more love from this show as she's the only one who really cares about Blair anyway.
That way, all the kids can emancipate themselves and Lily/Rufus can run off to a deserted island and enjoy themselves minus the kids forever. But wait, no GG for two weeks/! What?!! Or actually, thank god for this. I have to start internship and I chose Tuesdays so at least that's one show down to worry about.
How'd you guys find this episode? Did it even feel like Thanksgiving? I know Gossip Girl gave her what to be thankful of in the end, but somehow I felt like it was such a mash up of too many storylines. Oh well.