This week when we returned the Upper East Side Dan was busy high fiving strangers post-threesome while his two ladies duked it out to mark Dan as their territory. The show tries to suggest that Dan has a crush on Vanessa that he has been suppressing. AS IF! I will never stop boo-ing and hissing if Dan and Vanessa become a couple.
Speaking of disasters, Jenny Humphrey, what is wrong with you? When you discover the Belgian is a drug dealer, you find an exit and never look back. You don't text him asking when you can hang out again! I don't care how sexy he is, this cannot end well.
Amongst other things that cannot end well, we find the affair of Serena and Tripp. Poor Nate is pouring his heart out to Serena and confessing his true love when Tripp walks in and Serena forgets all about her drinking buddy. Serena and Tripp close the episode with a passionate kiss which is surely the first of many. Too bad his wife hopped an earlier plane to get brunch in Washington. Apparently Tripp is on today's menu.
The hour ended with a performance by Lady Gaga. While I enjoyed the performance of her new hit song "Bad Romance" it felt like the entire Tish/fairytale story line was created just so it could end with the Gaga performance. Not cohesive at all. Although I did enjoy Dan is his green and black checkered scarf.
The best line of the night was absolutely Chuck to the Belgian, "Dude, I'm Chuck Bass. Even Europeans know what that means." ZING! And since we are on the topic of Chuck, could he and his gorgeous suits get some more screen time please? Less Duff, more Chuck!
Which brings me to another important question, where is Dorota? Although she has been referenced in the last few episodes, she has been visibly absent. Blair needs her scheming partner in crime.
I would also like to know what Lily did with that letter from Serena's father. Why end on that cliff hanger last week and then give us nothing? The letter does seem to come up in the next episode (which will not air until Monday November 30th).
Also next week, Tripp's wife discovers his affair and Serena must choose between Tripp and Nate. The threesome drama just keeps on rolling!
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