“It wouldn’t be my world without you in it” ~ Blair Waldorf. The quote of the week
Well color me confused… After last week’s mediocre season premiere, I was pleasantly surprised at this week’s episode. I expected to be sorely let down and somewhat annoyed this week (go figure, I have absolutely no faith in these writers). But hey, Gossip Girl does have a tendency to surprise. Sometimes in really good way such as this weeks.
And after the disclaimer early, I feel really great Yay!
Onward with these thoughts of mine:
Serena/Blair and I’ll added Lily just for kicks: Once again the episode opens up in Paris, with surprise, surprise Blair and Serena. There’s apparently not much going on in Paris as a mid-August, and I’m wondering what our favorite girl are still doing there. Hell I’m still wondering what Gossip Girl still doing there. The girls aren’t doing much, they’re basically having a good time before they have to depart and go back to UES. Where Serena still is mooning over Dan and Nate. Apparently the entire UES (and UWS), have nothing to do all summer and have a poll on who Serena should end up with. I personally believe she’s worn those boys out and needs to more on to frat boys!
No, all kidding aside… I said I was done with Serena her messy love fest. I mean Dan, Nate, Dan, Nate, Aaron anyone? No? How about Gabriel? Oh Dead Pete? Oh wait he’s dead. Bummer. Oh I did hear there’s a new guy in her life… there’s something right?
Meanwhile, Blair’s still trying to be royalty (mind you she did mess up her date with Prince Louis yesterday in GG time). But all is forgiven, because Blair tries a new approach to this whole royalty thing. And it must have work rather well concerning that she screw up badly if you remember. So with a few nice words and humility Prince Louis takes her back and Blair well on her way to becoming the new Princess Diana. For some odd reason I don’t see that happening. Can anyone see that happening?
Any who, Blair got a date with destiny and can’t miss her date with the hot French man, leaving Serena all by herself. That is until Lily calls! All together now: *Gasp* Lily, then delivers the news to Serena that Chuck might d-e-a-d. *Gasp again* You know this would more surprising if we didn’t already know this. Just saying. Another thing, I didn’t know if Serena was upset because of her choice in outfit or Chuck being dead or having to break the news to B. It was a three way tie the way I saw things.
Then off to the morgue Serena goes… she discovers three things: One: A wallet, Two: Change outfits immediately and Three: That’s not Chuck’s… More will be revealed after this commercial break. Just kidding.
Blair and Chuck will have their own min-section therefore I will talk about it then. XD
After her trip to the morgue, Serena decides her next step is to tell Blair, but not before telling Lily. Serena’s just awful at breaking the news to anyone. Like she’s not really easing into things she just says it and wait to see what happens. Or she remains silent until it blows up in her face. Either way someone’s got to give her tips on delivering bad news. I heard Stephanie Savage knows how to deliver upsetting news, maybe she should ask her.
But as Serena was telling Blair about the morgue, Blair bushes it off and tells Serena that Chuck is stalking her. Which makes me wonder, what the hell is Blair on? Like she hasn’t seen… I’m gonna hold off on Chuck and Blair mention, ok? But anyways Blair’s not hearing it. Serena decides to play Nancy Drew because apparently Serena’s all about finding clues.
After Serena’s outing she return to find B. is the most amazing dress (really it is quite beautiful). Serena bring up Chuck again and Blair still pretending to be deaf to the ear. After all she has more pressing issues to attend to (a ball perhaps). Serena then receives an envelope with money… No, it’s all the deeds to the Empire Hotel. Yeah, that same hotel that Chuck… I’m getting to that section soon. Promise. The Paris episode just got to the good part.
So while Serena playing Nancy, Blair wait patiently until a chuffer comes. I think for a split second she thinks this another hoax from the Princes. The driver takes her to Harry Winston. And by this point you should all be very excited. Wait for it… while Blair’s at HW she see a ring. *nods* Yes, that ring. Serena and a real detective inform her that is Chuck’s ring… to her. Again this would be more surprising if we didn’t already know this.
But no matter Serena has finally convinced Blair to go after Chuck. After all she doesn’t have to forgive him completely.
Serena finally heads off home the next day and Blair has asked her the question of a lifetime: Dan or Nate? Lord behold, she doesn’t get a chance to decide because they’re without people. Sighs. Blair finishing off her own fairy tale decides to return to the UES Princes-less and shoeless.
Blair/Louis: So I’m filling in the missing blanks. Blair and Louis date doesn’t leave much to the imagination. While Louie was adorable, you kind have to admit he was kind of bland. Plus, Blair was like changing her personality to get a guy to like her. Did anyone else see that or was that just me? Then there was the invite to the ball, how very Cinderella of him (you’ll see). So, while Blair gets ready for the ball, she kind of got other things in her mind *coughChuckcough*
To be honest, Blair doesn’t make to the ball *sad face* instead she skips out due to some business she has to settle. I kind of feel bad for the guy, he never stood chance. All he got from this relationship was a shoe that is worth more than a glass slipper. When he did get a kiss so that’s something.
Serena, Chuck (Henry Prince), and Newbie (Eva/Whore): Following the morgue scene it cuts to “Henry” and Eva. Did anyone notice the eerie music right before goring to their scene in bed together? I just thought this was funny.
So getting through this scene was difficult. First, I realized this girl has about as much personality as Lord Marcus and Aaron put together. Yeah, I went there. I mean she was a nice girl, who was just so flat. And yes, maybe I’m being harsh on “Henry’s” lover or whatever, but that girl’s acting was flat.
Then I heard something that should give a big warning signs that something is wrong with this girl: She found him in an ally at nearly 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning by whore-house. The word ‘obvious’ is ringing a small bell right about now.
So “Henry” off to work, but not before seeing the ghost of girlfriends past.
And right around this time, he’s kind of wishing that he hadn’t chosen Paris for a quick getaway considering that Harold, Roman, Eleanor, and Cyrus all live there. Just saying. And he tells Eva that. Not the ex-girlfriend’s parents are in the same city, that maybe they should live. With what money she ask. Oh sweetie haven’t you heard Henry Prince is loaded.
Serena finally finds him after searching every bar in Paris… So I somehow doubt that. Stretching the imagination if you will. She finds him and he promptly shuts the door in her face. But Serena never one to give up and waits for Chuck. Chuck reveals his master plan to run away for good. Hey when the going gets tough you run as fast as your shoes can carry you. After tomorrow there will be no Chuck Bass. That’s just sad.
But no matter, Serena’s got a plan! And it involves our Queen B, and running passed a very flat Eva. What shocks me is that Serena’s plan actually works.
Because Chuck is on his way home with this main squeeze. And he’s finally utter those three word that we have been wanting to hear: “I’m Chuck Bass.” Lol You didn’t honestly think he’d say the other three words to Ms. Flat did you?
Chuck and Blair: Do you ever have that feeling that you’re holding your breath and waiting for something, or anything to happen?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ then continue reading and if you’ve answered ‘no’ then re-watch CB scene over again (highly recommend it even if you’ve answered ‘yes’ *thumbs up*)
Everything from the “Paris Episodes’ has lead up to this. The reunion of our C and B. The episode goes out them and their two scenes.
The first one was the car scene where Blair is in the car and turns and sees a very much alive Chuck. Of course she doesn’t know it at the time, that he has been shot and the muggers. But she trying so hard t to let him get to her.
When she does learn the true… She cancels her ball plans and runs after Chuck (and passed Eva). This is the scene, which literally needed no words. And had me in tears. The music, the dialogue, the tears that form in both their eyes, the long pause… This scene in particular made the wait worthwhile. I mean I may hate Josh and CO. but this scene gives me hope.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say this was CB at their best because they do eventually tear apart. And Blair says something that broke my CB heart: “I don’t love you anymore” Liar. And “It wouldn’t be my world without you in it.” Seriously Kleenex right here.
Nobody can quite pull off an emotional scene like these two.
Rily: Rufus *facepalm* I’m done with you, like GTFO of my screen and back on a tour bus. Like He acts like Jenny a saint, and poor Milo like this is his fault. Rufus your son sign the damn certificate live with it. Lily was actually pretty awesome in the episode. She even gave Milo his own room. Aww… Georgie’s gone, but it’s only been a day since the revelation. Wow, the day on GG are going by rather quickly.
Nate/Juliet/Dan/Vanessa/Milo: I just put all of these guys together because they all their SL pretty much ran together. Plus it was again one of those plot I was half paying attention to, this time I really was zoning in and out.
We start out with Juliet and Nate, who have been talking for about 7 hours on Serena van der Woodsen. Really 7 hours? Dear lord, what the hell you talking about the whole synopsis for GG? Did you analyze, make chart, and color a pretty picture while you were at it? No person is not that interesting.
Then Juliet offers to be his life couch for 24 hours and to put it in simple terms: She’s pretty bad at it. But at least she’s funny. By the way the whole 24 hours reminds me of last season when Nate spent the whole day in bed with Bree Buckley (remember her?)
So Juliet manages to put Nate against Dan and Dan to sleep with Vanessa. Not bad for a good days work, right?
The whole who’s gonna be with Serena was bad. I just… Nate loves her alright, Dan love her, they should just have a three-way and get it over with. I don’t care. She actually looked like she was picking Dan though (Pay attention: A shoulder to cry on *hints*)
Btw someone get Hobo away from the baby… Like far away. Actually get her away from the cast.
Juliet is working for GOSSIP GIRL… If you believed me even for a slip second you weren’t paying attention.
Oh where’s Eric? Wasn’t he getting more screen time this season?
Time for some honesty guys, this wasn’t my finest recap (it’s actually cut really poorly) and it wasn’t supposed to be this long. I got carried away in the beginning. Next week I’ll make it better but for now I’m tired and will tried to corrected some it tomorrow