A debutant ball, Chuck and Blair, Dan and Serena and scheming Georgina, Its pretty much season one all over again. We are already half way through the last ever season of Gossip Girl, there is only 5 episodes left and Chuck and Blair still aren’t together! I’m picturing a Ross and Rachel style ending, not the whole plane thing, just leaving something that everyone wants to happen to the very last minute.
Anyway this weeks episode was probably one of the best this season, it had some great one liners but it also had a lot of story lines that I really don’t care about *cough* Ivy and Rufus *cough*.
In the last episode we found out that Dan had screwed Nate over, because he’s such a nice person these days, and after Nate had published the first chapter of his book Dan wasn’t going to let him publish the next chapter. At the start of this episode we realise it was probably because that next chapter was actually about Nate. The article called Nate ‘Golden Boy’ and described how everything he touches turns to dust instead of gold.
We’re only the second episode into the final season and there is already more relationships, more blackmail, more scheming, and more infidelity than probably the whole of season 5. I think this season is really clever for its parallels with season one, last week we saw Serena on the train, this week Serena is back to the Upper East Side and doesn’t tell Blair she’s back. They’re obviously doing it to show the growth in the characters but it also shows that some people never change.
The episode starts with everyone waking up, Serena with her new boyfriend Steven, Nate and the Columbia journalism student, Sage. Dan wakes up to Georgina watching him sleep. And Blair wakes up alone, with a classic ‘Dorota!’ shout. At the end of last season we found out Blair’s mom was retiring and letting Blair take over, so Blair had to prepare for a meeting with the Women’s Wear Daily reporter. Reminding us that she is the best maid in the history of maids, Dorota shows Blair her new office which is perfect. “All these years of folding my sweaters and fluffing my pillows has really paid off. You’ve developed taste.”