Gossip Girl: The Worst Thing Chuck's Ever Done
|Written by April Yorke|
|Tuesday, 06 April 2010 11:31|
Last night's episode of Gossip Girl, "Inglorious Basssterds," was nothing short of amazing, in no small part because it featured amazing things that weren't even related to Chuck and Blair. Such as:
Yes. YES! Eric and his not-quite-adorable hair actually got lines last night. Turns out he's been on an Asian hook-up tour to get over Jonathan and is back in town looking for someone new. He does meet that someone, Elliot (Luke Kleintank), in the Waldorf lobby. He asks Elliot to wait for his return, but they miss each other, prompting Elliot to pull a Paul Buchman (sans dry cleaning) and search every floor until he finds Eric in the penthouse. They leave to go have kind of bad hair and be cute and gay, and I love Eric. He even finds time to call Jenny out on being totally stupid. Eric rules every episode he's in, even if he's apparently not going to be Dark Eric like I had hoped.
Jenny Realizes Her Own Evil
If there's one thing that escapes Jenny's attention on the regular, it's the consequences of her actions for other people. I'm not criticizing because it's exactly right for a teen, especially one like Little J, to just cover up her evil with more evil. Imagine my surprise when Jenny tried her hand with Nate, got called out by Eric before she even got started, got told by Nate that they are just friends, and, seeing how happy Nate and Serena are together, decides to call it quits. Now, if the show can manage to find a viable love interest for Jenny, I might die of shock.
Also, while we're talking Jenny and Eric, I'm glad that Eric wasn't part of Jenny Virginity Watch 2010. He would probably be like, "This is none of our business. I haven't been a virgin since 2007, and nobody cared."
Nate and Serena Are Totally Cute Together
That's not really a shock, as they separately cute and I've wanted to see them together for some time, but it's awfully sweet to see how happy Serena's surprise assassins birthday party makes Nate.
Only Dating Within Your Friends Circle is Weird
This idea generally escapes the show's characters, so it was nice last night for Blair to remind Serena that sleeping with Nate while he was dating Blair was a crap thing to do and for Rufus to wonder if Dan is disappointed/resentful of Serena throwing a huge surprise party for Nate when Dan never received the same treatment while dating Serena. Because, you know, it is weird to only date within your friends circle. Vanessa would know since she's slept with Nate, Chuck, Dan, and Dan and Serena's brother Scott. Who's left? Jack? Rufus?
Of course, Chuck and Blair ran around out-amazing everyone. Remember last season when Blair told Chuck that she loves him right down to the worst thing he's ever done? Turns out that doesn't apply when the worst thing he does is collude with Jack to trick Blair into thinking that if she sleeps with Jack, Jack will sign Empire back to Chuck without Chuck being any the wiser. Worst of all, as Chuck told Blair earlier this season when she set him up to kiss that guy, Blair reminds Chuck that she would have gone to bed with Jack voluntarily if Chuck had only asked her to, but that wasn't part of Jack and Chuck's plan. In the end, Jack only gives Blair a peck because, well, turns out Jack's current and always Evil Master Plan is to reduce Chuck to a tiny speck. Not financially, mind, but emotionally: while Chuck's certain he and Blair can get past this, Jack tells his nephew in no uncertain terms that Blair will never be able to love the newly revealed real Chuck. Damn, that's harsh. I'd complain that Jack's already off the canvas and for something so seemingly small, but I found it keeping in character. Jack's a bizarre, hateful man.
In other news: Dorota and Vanya get engaged (yay!), Lily and her terminal disease are still MIA, Vanessa conceals from Dan that she's applying to the same highly competitive Tisch writing program as he is (from the realm of total bullshit: a professor does not drop off a letter of recommendation at a dorm and then leave it with some random other student. The student would have to pick from the faculty or maybe would receive it in the mail, in the unlikely circumstance that a freshman could even get such a letter).
Next time: Dorota and Vanya get married, and, if the promos are to be believed, Carter Baizen is back (Whoo, Sebastian Stan! By far my favourite recurring character on this show) (I like to pretend that Eric is a series regular).
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 03:42|