Little J came back to the city to meet with Tim Gunn to get a recommendation for fashion school. She asked Blair for a “day pass,” and Blair agreed, if Jenny would not return for Christmas or talk to anyone while in NYC. But Chuck dropped by and stole Jenny’s sketchbook with all her fashions in it. He told her over the phone to come pick it up at the Empire, and Blair’s minions told Blair that Jenny had broken the terms of the day pass.
When Jenny met with Tim, she was foiled by Blair, who had Jenny’s dresses spraypainted with the letters W-H-O-R-E. That spells “whore,” for those of you who missed it. And Jenny IS a whore, but that was completely unfair of Blair to go after Jenny’s career like that. Chuck then invited Jenny to a party that Tim Gunn was attending later so that Jenny could explain things to Gunn.
At the party, Serena showed up wearing something that looked like what Darth Vader would wear if he were a slutty woman. It was all black and boxy, with a big hole in the chest to show her boobs. What happened to Serena’s taste in clothes this season? It was great first and second season! When Jenny spoke with Tim, she made up with him, but Tim told her that Chuck set up everything to hurt Blair. Chuck consoled a nervous Blair, saying that Jenny would never tell everyone that she slept with Chuck.
But Jenny texted Gossip Girl and told everyone, upsetting both Blair and Chuck. Dan went to Jenny and said he was disappointed in her. On her way back out of town, Jenny told Blair that she was not going to fight anymore, because “that would make me you. And I’m better than you.” Dude, you’re not better than Blair. Don't feel bad though, not many people are. She then told Chuck and Blair that they used to be in love, and they were invincible, but now they were going to just destroy each other, and then Jenny would come back and rule the city. Dan was proud of what Jenny said. Aww. The little sister is growing up to be just as judgmental and self-righteous as her big bro.
Chuck went to Blair’s to call a truce and sparks flew, but they ended it still apart, even though they are both still clearly in love. URGH. They chalked the end of their relationship up to fate, saying that it was no one’s fault. Maybe Dorota’s for getting pregnant. FALSE. It was Chuck’s fault for pimping out Blair in the first place and then sleeping with Jenny. Way to take responsibility, dude. Good use of Eminem as they walked away from each other, crying, though.
Some thoughts: We wonder how many people got this episode’s Audrey Hepburn reference or have even seen that movie. Why does Jenny have white, long hair that makes her look like a 90-year-old woman? We like that humble, reasonable Jenny is back though. Blair looked gorgeous at the party. We liked Lily using reverse psychology at the party to get dumb Serena to stay in her professor’s class. We also liked seeing Nate visit his dad. It made us like Nate more. He really IS a nice guy, and he’s not as dull as, say, Dan.
This episode had the twists, the heart, and the return of Little J was way more tolerable than expected.
Episode grade: A-