In the beginning of the episode, Blair stated that her jealousy issues were over, but we did not believe her. We WISHED we could believe her, because that plot point is so seasons one and two. Scheming Juliet looked way better in this episode, and Serena’s fashion choices are improving. We love her style, but this season has brought some questionable designs so far. We were really feeling her dress that she wore to the episodes obligatory party.
On Serena and Blair trying to get into “Hamilton House”: Why do these girls even want to get into this house? It looks like a festering pot of backstabbing, snootery, and eating disorders. But it must be like girls who join sororities. No judgment. This blogger was in one, and she made a mistake. Instead of going to the nice sorority house, where she felt like she belonged and loved the girls, she went to a “cooler” house. She did not like it, didn’t meet lifelong friends, and basically hung around for the food. Don’t make this mistake, girls. Friendship trumps status. And this is finally a lesson Blair seems to have learned.
Serena handles everything gracefully, as usual.
We feel bad for poor Dan, who got attached to Milo. Georgina came to take Milo away, and there was nothing Dan could do to stop her, because he was not, in fact, the father. He did not react like a normal man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wbLdYeZvoc
Dan and Vanessa moved in together. They are as boring as ever. Chuck and Eva moved in together. Blair and Serena moved in together. Huh? Someone tell these girls that this is usually a mistake, especially if your friend runs a lot of drama. Ladies, don’t live with your existing (best) friends. It could ruin your relationships. Get random roommates and get to know people who are different from your usual crew. This blogger ranks that decision in her top five best of all time. (The other blogger has lived with friends who aren't her best friends, and that has worked out for her so far).
We like the new comforting, committed Chuck. We like that he is a “new man.” But who is going to be the show’s bad boy if he sticks with this? We don’t think we want him to relapse, because he’s put the viewers’ sympathies through so much already, especially last season. Nate and Dan need to step up and take this over. That could save the Dan character. We felt bad for Chuck when Eric told Rufus about Chuck’s mistake in the Gossip Girl pilot. We also felt bad for him when he had to tell Eva about his past, but we are proud that he came clean. We are a little annoyed at Eva for running back to him so soon after he dissed her to Rufus. What a dumb dumb.
Finally, we loved the twist that fooled the audience too: Blair and Serena pretending to fight to expose Juliet as a schemer. Jealous Blair, please be gone forever. The ending twist? Meh. It gave us no real information, and we already knew Juliet was up to something.
Episode grade: B+