Episode Synopsis: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” or at least that’s what I was thinking while watching this fete filled episode.
This week was Blair’s 20th birthday. She chose to celebrate with a star-studded party chez Waldorf and an official Peace Treaty with Chuck (complete with “lawyers,” a notary, and a stenographer). Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Lilly and Rufus celebrated their first anniversary with a house filled with paper pom poms instead of their family. Eric and Dan schemed to bring the family together (including Little J), by pulling one over on Blair and Chuck. The “scheme” resulted in the debut of a karaoke video, which ultimately brought Eleanor and Blair together in a touching mother/daughter moment, ended the Peace Treaty, and propelled Chuck and Blair into the “frenemies with benefits” category. Nate, Juliet, Serena, and Professor Cab Guy played a supporting role with the same really stupid plot from last week. Serena loves Professor Cab Guy (which is amazing because by my calculations then have known each other for two weeks). Their love is so strong that she can’t wait a whole six weeks to be with him. Slow down, Serena, and stop being such a hussy.
Serena’s blazer caught me off guard (almost as much as the fact that she brushed her hair). I just couldn’t figure out what I didn’t like about it. After staring at it long enough, I realized that it is the fabric. It looks a bit too cheap/ shiny for the Upper Eastside. Sorry to be a drag, but I’m just not a Topshop fan.
Now her Twenty8 Twelve dress is another story. I love it. That is JUST what I would wear if I were planning to throw myself at a Professor during office hours. However, the dress is not the best choice for her entry into the legal world. Unless of course this courtroom is in Vegas and being presided over by the Honorable Lady Gaga. Judge, I object!
Nate seems to have dressed down as well. Unlike Serena, he didn’t even bother to brush his hair. I think he has been hanging around Dan too much. There is a nasty case of Brooklyn going around and looks like he’s been infected.
Oh look- Juliet got some time off from her new internship at Brooks Brothers! She must be working there, since there is no other excuse for this much lightweight wool. She seems to have traded in her beige for pearls and a jacket/ dress combination in a shocking new color: Grey. Honestly, the look is kind of a snoozer (much like her drawn out plot line).
Serena confesses her lustful fantasies to Juliet who agrees to “chaperone” at B’s birthday. I guess we have a different definition of chaperoning because I can’t imagine Juliet hanging out with the other moms near the punch bowl. Her outfit may scream PTA, but her shoes say: “Let’s get this party started, b*tches!"
Serena is so overcome with desire that she freaks out when she sees Professor Cab Guy walk into his building with another woman. Opps! False alarm. No sexy mistresses, just a hot cleaning lady instead. My bad.
Professor Cab Guy (a.k.a. Colin) is looking a tad dull in this brown pin stripe suit and plum colored shirt and tie combination. I wish he would sass it up a bit. He may be a “Titan of Industry” but his neckties are just lame. Side note: Whose cleaning lady cleans in pearl earrings, a cuffed button down, and skinny jeans?
Juliet’s diabolical plan is ruined when Serena decides to take Nate to the party instead. Darn you Nate. Why are you so charming? Serena must be a sucker for plaid and smoldering eyes (and unbrushed hair).
Hell has frozen over. Juliet is wearing red. I find this neckline and shiny ruched fabric unflattering, but I’ll give her points for making an effort. Is the black supposed to be poking out from the top of the dress? It kind of looks like she is wearing a black strapless bra and her dress is slipping. Maybe she should steal some Fashion Tape next time she works a fashion event? At least her makeup looks great!
I HATE when men wear black dress shirt and colored ties. Gross. Nate was a bit overzealous with the hair gel too.
Confusion abounds when Nate mistakes Professor Cab Guy for Ben (the jailbird who shanked his Dad in the last episode). An already tense Serena gets twisted in knots when she sees Professor Cab Guy and Juliet chatting in the kitchen. She thinks they are flirting, but in reality they are just discussing their evil plot to get S expelled. Judging by her lack of attendance in class, I think S has that handled on her own.
Oh Serena, can’t you ever wear anything appropriate? How can you play hard to get in a dress with a slit up to your cha cha? This J. Mendel gown might as well come with a sign that says “Open For Business.”
The Susana Galanis necklace and the braid make Serena almost look a bit Vanessa.
Professor Cab Guy and Serena throw caution to the wind by making out in Colin’s hidden camera filled home office. My guess is that this video will make its way to the Dean. Either that or Juliet and the Professor are running an underground porn production company.
So many questions! But the biggest question of all… what cell phone provider does Ben have in jail? All of that texting leads me to believe that he gets amazing reception in the slammer.