Gossip Girl Podcast: "Valley Girls"
We were loving the 80s flashback portion of Gossip Girl this week -- it makes us hope that Lily gets picked up by the network. Great characters, fantastic music, and oh, the clothes! Unfortunately, the flashback part overshadowed the present-day events -- including the prom!
Meanwhile, our present-day protagonists are preparing for prom -- which Blair has been dreaming about her whole life. She even has a scrapbook! At first, it looks like things are going horribly wrong -- her dress gets ruined, her corsage is mangled, all the hotel rooms are booked -- but all turns out well. Almost too well. And when the Headband Brigade tries to crush her spirit by stuffing the prom queen ballot box for Nelly Yuki, we find out why -- Chuck is orchestrating the whole thing! He wants to give Blair the perfect evening -- even though he won't admit he's doing it. Sigh. But that's ok -- Blair ends up breaking up with Nate because... well, because. Meanwhile, Dan bails out Blair, and present-day Lily spends far too much time on our TV screens.
Mia and I ponder the schizophrenic character of the episode, speculate about past and future fashion trends, and contemplate what the spin-off would be like. Plus, we ponder who would make a good vampire, make Jettie Mae happy, speculate on the Van Der Woodsen guy, and mourn the lack of a certain character who would have really made prom interesting!
Listen to our Gossip Girl podcast for "Valley Girls" and let us know what you think in the comments!