Gossip Girl: Doctor! Doctor!
He cleans up well...
but Dr. Van Der Woodsen is still an idiot
This week’s episode of Gossip Girl sure felt like a caper film. Chuck and Jenny enlisted the whole gang, one by one, to help reveal Will’s dastardly scheme to steal Lily away from Rufus. It seems Will had an ally in Holland who not only prescribed the fake drugs for Lily, but also lied straight to the faces of the entire Van Der Woodsen clan about an elicit evening with Rufus. Jenny, playing the selfish card yet again, almost managed to thwart the whole operation. It looks like she’s had enough of the good life and hopes Brooklyn will take her in and welcome her return. And if that doesn’t work, Chuck’s pad will do in a pinch, especially with Nate still taking up residence there. When Jenny wants something, she’ll do anything to get it. Here are some other high and low points from the show:
Most selfish: Jenny wins this designation all the time. We can vaguely understand her need to break apart Nate and Serena. The heart wants what the heart wants after all, but trying to bust up Rufus and Lily’s marriage is just cold.
Best fashion trend: Those long, cascading skirts on Blair and Jenny. Ladies, throw out the cocktail dresses and opt for ball gowns.
Best ultimatum: Chuck setting up a meeting point at the Empire State Building for Blair to, once and for all, decide if she wants to be with him. So romantic and cinematic, but will she show?
Best family pedigree: Nate rarely relies on his family’s deep connections, but when he does, he does it with a bang. Just a quick call to the cops and Will’s goose is cooked.
Worst neighbor: Not only does Holland pretend she had an affair with Rufus, she allows Lily to believe that she is suffering from an illness. Isn’t that against the Hippocratic Oath?
Most petulant: Serena. She did everything in this episode except stamp her feet and scream, “because I said so!”
Most gullible: Lily. If she would have just listened to Rufus about getting a second opinion, all of this drama could have been avoided. No wonder the woman has been married a million times.
Frightening foreshadowing: Vanessa is out of town and the episode ends with Serena resting her head on Dan’s shoulder. Is this summer going to be filled with step-brother-on-step-sister action?
Frightening foreshadowing, second place: Nate wheeling Jenny’s luggage into her new room in Chuck’s place. Will he leave the room defrocked?
Despite abandoning her for the second time in her short life and playing God with her own mother’s health, Serena still helped her father escape the authorities. That girl needs to work on her loyalties. When your boyfriend and step-brothers are more concerned about your mother than you are, that’s a disconnect that needs remedying. What did you think? Could you ever forgive Jenny if you were Rufus?