Gossip Girl: The Devil Wears....
Just when Dan and Blair start to explore the idea that they might be able to tolerate each other socially, the two end up interning together at W Magazine this week on Gossip Girl. While Blair seems a perfect fit for the fashion Mecca, Dan’s appearance reeks of nepotism (thanks Lily). This is what happens when you miss every interview opportunity to wait on Serena hand and foot. In between stuffing gift bags and printing out the guest list for a big shindig (so far this doesn’t seem like such a bad internship), Blair and Dan devise a plan to win total domination at W. When an author drops out at the last minute to launch W’s latest blog venture, Blair and Dan decide to invite prestigious wordsmiths of their own to impress the powers that be. Whichever one wins the editor’s approval gets to stay on at the magazine. Convinced Blair will use her cunning and wiles to disavow the lowly Brooklynite, Dan sabotages Blair’s guest. The offense finds the two sprawled across the party floor with flailing elbows and fists. Both are promptly fired. Dan makes amends after learning of Blair’s devotion to the internship and takes the blame for the whole fiasco. Meanwhile, Serena continues to befriend…er stalk Ben as Eric turns to drugs and Damien in his inconsolable loneliness. Here are some other thoughts:
Most naïve: Serena seems surprised about Ben shacking up in a halfway house. Where does she think ex-cons go after prison? Not everyone can reserve a suite at the Empire after incarceration.
Completely clueless: Serena can’t seem to let the idea seep into her skull that Ben just doesn’t want a relationship with her. It must be hard to come to terms with since every man on the face of the planet wants a chance to get close to Serena and her boobs. Instead of seeing the signs and realizing that Ben and Juliet tried to kill her, Serena chases after Ben like a sick school girl. Again.
Biggest pout: Eric needs to grow up. He gets dumped and because he can’t turn to his family, he turns to drugs to cope. Did he ever try going to Rufus to talk? Maybe he should lose the chip off his shoulder when it comes to Lily. Eric can’t stand the sight of Chuck because he slept with Jenny, but he’s willing to accept Damien – the guy who turned Jenny into a drug mule?
Best drinking game: Take a drink every time Lily pays someone off. Eric could make a fortune off of this idea.
Continue reading after the jump to find out the name of the episode's mind-blowing song.
Best song: Everest’s “Let Go.” The tune is so indelible it was hard to focus on the dialogue.
Most misguided: Lily really does believe she’s trying to help her family and she has the money to get what she wants. Is it reprehensible to send Ben off packing with $30,000 or is it smart thinking? Here’s an older man who had a borderline inappropriate relationship with Serena, convinced his sister to exact near-lethal revenge on her and had seven years of doing hard time under his belt. Would you want him hanging around your daughter?
Biggest traitor: Nate’s dad agrees to work for Chuck’s nemesis. Never mind that Chuck is Nate’s best friend and Chuck is putting a roof over the Captain’s head.
Biggest head-scratcher: Chuck sleeping with Thorpe’s daughter. Is Chuck really interested in the girl or is this some kind of ploy to save Bass Industries? With Chuck, one can never tell.
Lily continues to make choices that pit her against her entire family and her actions seem to have the reverse effect. Instead of taking the money and running, Ben decides to ensure Eric and Serena’s safety from Damien. We’re pretty sure threatening another person is a parole violation. Rufus gives a good pep talk, but he would rather sit idly by and let Lily wear the pants in the family. What did you think?