Episode Synopsis: I need Schwartz and Savage and the writers to step things up a bit. This episode was lacklustre with a good soundtrack. Serena and Nate try to figure out how to be a couple by taking advice from the exes of the people they're dating. Rufus avoids Lily and gets friendly with the neighbour lady, while Lily tries to hide it from the kids (except for Eric. Eric doesn't even make a cameo appearance). Jenny is still hanging out with the Belgian drug dealer and shows him a thing or two when he won't let her be his drug mule. That Whore might be Chuck's mother, and we learn there might be things more important than Blair's social climbing (which she is horrible at doing).
The episode starts with a shocker: Serena looks classy. She's dressed for the weather and wearing a coat to die for.
Seriously, I'd maim for that coat. Love. It.
Love it so much that I'm will to look past the bedazzled sweater.
Of course, she's Serena, so she's not really dressed classy. She completes the outfit with hooker boots.
The plaid tights and the classy coat are probably the only thing that is keeping men from propositioning her on the streets.
Let's just look at the coat one more time...because it may be the only time this season where Serena covers up the goods.
And I'm not just talking about her heaving breasts. Because we do see a heck of a lot of cleavage, but that isn't shocking since Serena's Sunday brunch outfits include maximum cleavage. Nope. Serena is putting it all out there.
Some dude is very glad he joined the French Legion, because Serena totally gave him a show. If the lining of her dress wasn't tethered down, we'd have all gotten a show and the FCC would have gotten some wardrobe malfunction complaints.
When she's not performing a little peepshow with the slit in her skirt, the Girls are on display. Even the Belgian ambassador's son can't stop looking at them.
Now here is where the show fails for me: did you notice that drug mule bollero she's been wearing? The one she won't take off because it's so pretty and it's a gift from the Belgian? That, my friends, is a fail. Serena's taste in clothing may seem a bit questionable, but I don't believe for a minute that she'd wear an ugly ass no-name bolero jacket that jingles over that dress. Especially not once you see that her dress is backless.
I refuse to believe she'd wear that around all night. At the very least, she'd take it off to show off more skin.
Jacket is a fail and belongs on the floor.
Finally, like any girl who has just had sex in a coat room at a embassy dinner and can't find her jacket, Serena steals a coat. Which I could deal with. Except...
She left her dress! Just because they took your jacket, doesn't mean you have to make it such an obvious walk of shame.
Now Nate. Oh dear sweet boring Nate. If you came home to find this on your couch:
a) die of boredom?
b) ask what the eff is up with the deck shoes in January (or whatever winter month it's supposed to be...I can't keep track anymore)?
c) point out that Humphrey's would like the plaid shirts back?
d) all of the above
That's pretty much all Nate wears for the episode. Sometimes he jazzes it up with a plain grey coat.
Now, here's a costume design conundrum I'm having. All season long, we've been complaining that the men are all beltless. Yet, for a group of men who can't be bothered to find a coordinating belt, they are the only teenagers at this event who know enough to wear studs on their tuxedo shirts? And why do they have studs while the son of the Beligan ambassador or the leader of Le Secret Societé de NYU have only buttons?
I don't go to many black tie events, but I think that if anyone was going to screw this look up and go with buttons, it'd be Nate. Just saying.