'Gossip Girl' Recap: Daddy Issues ... Again
'Gossip Girl' Recap: Daddy Issues ... Again
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Serena's (Blake Lively) daddy issues are more alive than ever tonight on Gossip Girl, and this time it looks like things are going to blow up to her face. She should really take a page from Eric's book, who summed up Cliff Notes style what William (Billy Baldwin) missed upon bailing out: "I'm gay, I tried to commit suicide and I hate you!"

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Send her to Haiti!
Meanwhile, the "smart" couple agrees to keep certain things off-limits for discussion, completing forgetting that their little disagreement over the Tisch spot was precisely because they kept secrets from each other. As expected, things blow up because Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) does not tell Dan (Penn Badgley) of an internship in Haiti that will take her away for three full months, i.e., while Gossip Girl is on hiatus.

Serena versus Jenny
Serena booboo moment number 1: inviting mom's ex-husband to breakfast with her new family. Class act.

Serena booboo moment number 2: telling Rufus that Jenny is "the problem." Talk about lack of moral ascendancy. Sure, she made some progress and she thinks she's so mature, but Serena is in absolutely no position to call someone "a problem."

Serena booboo moment number 3: returning to the condo to take her old room, now Jenny's, and pouting when she didn't get it.

As a logical aftermath to last episode's revelation, we have this episode's Pot Meet Kettle Moment featuring Serena (Blake Lively) and Jenny (Taylor Momsen). The two are this close to pulling each other's blonde mane and they trade jabs about keeping secrets and honesty and being fair, things that are alien to both of them.

The result: Lily (Kelly Rutherford), William, Eric and Serena bonding over the creepiest, most awkward hot chocolate ever.

Things looking good for Chair
Finally, how can you not love this couple? Apart, Blair (Leighton Meester) still makes an effort to psychoanalyze Chuck (Ed Westwick) and tell him to go visit Lily, while Chuck sends an application to Columbia for Blair.

Which leaves us kind of torn: on one hand, you want to see the old Blair back with all the delicious backstabbing and other such childish stuff; on the other, you also want her to "grow" (Nate's words) and be more, like, mature.

All the daddy drama comes to a head next week on Gossip Girl, when things finally get "tense" between Rufus and William. What did you think of this episode?

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