This shortened recap originally appeared on 10/7/11 as part of our “Champagne Sorrows” Screening Room series

Emily is amazing at being secretive and slick, but she does have nightmares about Victoria finding out the truth. Declan and Jack, brothers bonded by their affection for khaki and plaid, deal with their father’s death in different ways. Nolan continues to help out Emily – who is nothing but rude to him – in order to bring down Senator Kingsley. And bring him down they do. Go team? But what I’m really worried about is The Secret Infinity Box in Emily’s house. How long until it falls into the wrong hands?

 

This dark lingerie set is perfect for Victoria’s early morning spying and snooping – act casual, yet stay mysterious.

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Victoria and Charlotte are wearing similar colors and it’s only the beginning of the day. Charlotte’s neckline is so pretty, and Victoria’s dress is so… tight.

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Cute dress, Emily! The colors of the dress and the bag match perfectly – although the bag looks a little bit tacky. I’m not a fan of the shiny, even if (knowing Emily) it was ridiculously expensive.

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Victoria seems to have a pattern – short, tight, and bright. Do all her outfits need to be tank top dresses? Is she twenty years old?

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I like Nolan’s style. He wears enough color to seem slightly crazy, yet has a decidedly preppy edge.

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Aw! Emily and Daniel, in matching neutrals, in front of a silver Aston Martin. Perfect date? Oh, until the waiter turns out to be the enraged brother of one of Daniel’s old flames. who then smashes the windshield of Daniel’s perfect car. Oops?

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Daniel may have some problems with his self-esteem and what he wants out of life, but he doesn’t have problems in wardrobe. I submit this superbly fitting shirt and gorgeous watch as evidence.

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Victoria goes from wearing a neckline down to her belly button to donning her grandmother’s cardigan. At least she keeps you on your toes. Ashley’s charming anchor top is perfect with the navy blue skirt and neon belt. This might be the best look of the episode. (Also, please give me her hair? It’s beautiful).

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Victoria should put grandmother’s cardigan back on. I don’t know who told her she was fifteen, but they were wrong. Perhaps she could ring up Lily van der Woodsen (I’m sure they know each other) and learn how to properly dress like a UES/Hamptons hot mama.

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