Eleanor helps Blair get dressed for the party, and B says she's dressing for someone she hopes will love her in the way Cyrus loves Eleanor. Eleanor hugs B and tells her this time, "Don't let him get away with it." Precious mother-daughter moment, check.
Drunky Yuki thrashes around Nate's party and heads over to Dan to tell him something she's always kept inside... then she sees Serena and bolts. "Was she just about to tell me she loves me?" That makes soooo much sense.
Jenny goes up to Blair and tells her, "Gossip Girl knows." Blair brushes her off, but Jenny says "...about New Years." I KNEW IT! Jenny "just thought she'd want to know" that she's going to give the juice to the Mean Girls in exchange for keys to the kingdom. Jenny tells B she needs to wake up because she's not queen anymore, and B says J should shut her mouth because she doesn't have what it takes to be queen. Jenny heads over to the girls and tells her that her gossip is too juicy to wait for midnight.
Blair approaches Chuck and takes him into a room. She wants to talk. "I prefer to talk after," he says. She asks what he thinks about her coat, and then takes it off. "And now?" She asks about her headband, and then her stocking, and her dress... as she takes them all off. "How do you feel about me?" she asks, leaning over him. "I..." Just then, they get a Gossip Girl blast:
"Serena just couldn't leave well enough alone. Since she had to find out the truth about me, I'm going to tell you the truth about everyone. Every gossip bomb I've got is about to drop, and if you've got a problem with that, take it up with her. Ever wonder why Miss Carr left town? It's because Dan Humphrey had sex with her during the school play..."
GG keeps going, spilling about Jenny's PG-13 photo shoot (and Nate was there), Dan going to jail, Blair and Uncle Bass, and Chuck and Vanessa. Nothing really earth shattering, obviously.
Chuck and Blair confront each other about their mutual barrel-scrapings, Jenny and Dan confront each other about their gossip (as if Jenny didn't know Dan slept with Miss Carr?), and everyone turns on Serena in exactly the way that Gossip Girl wanted. And, in true form, no one realizes that if they just refrained from doing STUPID THINGS, none of this would have become gossip in the first place... except for Nate. Blair attacks Serena with the most venom for declaring war on GG (even though she helped her do it). Dan defends Serena, and then Blair attacks him for holding true to his label as the ultimate insider: getting into Yale, the New Yorker, the school play, and Serena. BLAIR CALLS DAN A HYPOCRITE! (I wonder if she read my article?) Nelly says Dan ignored everyone else but Serena--wait, so Dan is now TOO cool? My head is spinning. Penelope asks Jenny what she wanted to tell her, but it doesn't matter now.
Blair finds Chuck in a room and she says he's not mad at her about Jack, just like she's not mad at him about Vanessa. They're just doing what they always do, pushing each other away, and she won't do it anymore. She asks why he can't tell her that he loves her. Is he really a coward? She holds his face and tells him she loves him. She tells him to tell her the same, so all the gossip and hurt will have been for something. He looks at her and says, "Maybe it was, but it's not anymore." He leaves. Blair begins to cry.
Lily and Rufus are stoned out of their skulls while they reminisce about the good old days. They talk and talk and talk, blah blah blah... with the end being that Rufus proposes to Lily with a wrapped up old concert bracelet. She says yes. They kiss.
Nate finds Serena and tries to comfort her about ruining everything and generally being the worst. Serena is still worried that she will have no friends after this. She decides to text Gossip Girl, saying to meet her at the Oak Room or she will tell GG's identity. Serena has no idea who she is, "but she doesn't know that."<<PREV (1) (2) (3) (4) NEXT>>