Gossip Girl: Nobody puts Baby in a Corner
In other news: Serena and Nate try to stop Jenny from giving up her V-card to Damien. Nate goes the serious route and hands over the headstrong teen to Rufus, while Serena displays a flair for the dramatic by concocting a plan to seduce Damien just in time for Jenny to walk in on the shenanigans. In the end, Damien shows his true, sleazy colors when he flippantly disregards Jenny’s desire to make her first time something special and walks out on her. We’d feel bad for the girl if she would tone down the witchy act.
Here are some other observations:
Best celebrity look-a-like: Does anyone else think Evelyn bears a striking resemblance to Catherine Zeta-Jones?
Worst accessory: What is that rug of fur growing on Jack’s face? Someone needs a shave.
Biggest shocker: Jenny has never heard of Dirty Dancing? How is that possible? Maybe we’re showing our age, but we’re taken aback that young girls exist in a world without the magic of Patrick Swayze’s Johnny Castle.
Biggest insult: Dan carving out zones for Vanessa where they can be “friends” and “friends with benefits.” It’s not the zoning that bothers us, although it’s a bit callous, but we assume that Dan and Vanessa share more than a mere “friends with benefits” title.
Most passive-aggressive relationship: Rufus and Lily. When Rufus declines Lily’s invitation to accompany her to party honoring Bart, she leaves his missing scarf on the kitchen table to let him know that she knows that he’s been hanging out at the neighbor’s pad. These two just need to talk to each other.
Most self-delusional statement: Jenny telling Serena that Damien “listens to me, treats me like an adult and really likes me.” Is Jenny living the same relationship we’re seeing on screen? She finds out the truth soon enough.
Best punishment: Jenny is grounded for life, but she gets to attend the party for Bart because Rufus must go.
Most under-utilized character: Blair. We love Blair supporting Chuck in all of his emotional ups and downs, but we miss Blair actually doing something other than standing by Chuck’s side.
Just when Rufus and Lily patch things up, she lies again about flying to visit her ex. We know she’s just trying to help her mother get well, but why not come clean with Rufus? As long as these two keep secrets from each other, they’ll never be happy. Jenny comes home after failed attempt at becoming a woman to the questioning faces of her entire family. Instead of trying to make amends and swallowing her pride, she jaunts to her room and pretends to Serena that she did give it away to Damien before listening to the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Because, Patrick Swayze can make all problems disappear. What did you think?