Episode Synopsis: Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt…it is alive and well on the Upper East Side. Blair is evading the baby daddy truth (Where is Maury Povich when we need him?). Chuck is shunning emotions and small furry animals. Dan is dodging the spotlight and a juicy storyline. Chivy is trying to prevent the exposure of her lies. And sweet stupid Nate is dancing between hazy morals and being a sex object. Oh and Serena avoids exposing her cha cha and looking like a hooker. Yay!
I’m actually drawn to tacky talk shows that air paternity test results. They seem to always be on when I go to the gym (and let’s be honest, baby daddy drama is way cooler than The People’s Court). So you would think I would LOVE B’s recent predicament. Nope. I wish that she would just get over this shizz already. I think the morning sickness combined with stress is dragging her down.
What is happening here? Blair doesn't appear to be wearing makeup and her hair is not styled. Sure, a normal person might look like this in the morning, but this is Blair. She is always impeccably groomed. The worst part is that she is studying for her Princess of Monaco interview. Grace Kelly would never look like this in the morning. B needs to shape up or ship out.
Chuck is also really sad. He is so sad that Dan bypassed taking Chuck to a therapist and went straight for a puppy. Look at this little guy!
Sweet little Monkey must be taking the edge off. Chuck looks phenomenal in this casually elegant combination. The slim maroon slacks are stunning when paired with the mint green shirt/ socks and the grey and mint windowpane sport coat. I also love the pop of color provided by the maroon and mint polka dot tie. If this is what depressed looks like, Chuck is in his element.
Meanwhile, Blair is still struggling along with her drama filled day. Judging by the miniscule bags that she is carrying, she seems to be too stressed out to shop. I am happy to see that she is wearing makeup and some clothing but this look is still underwhelming.
Girlfriend needs to start channeling Princess Grace if she wants to be successful in her royal role. I vote that she ditch the chunky beads, the unkempt hair, and the long strap Prada bag. She would look so much sharper with a little make up, a chignon, some pearls, and an Hermes Kelly bag. Her dress, however, is adorable.
Dan is having severe hair issues in this episode. He really does look like a Muppet with that puffy bed head situation. I guess that he is too busy for a haircut. He is also too busy to incorporate color into his wardrobe. I find the grey v-neck t-shirt and grey blazer terribly unimaginative.
On closer inspection, I am not sure if this counts as Muppet hair. I'm thinking more Dr. Seuss's Thing 1 and Thing 2 hair. Check out this video- do you see a similarity?
It appears that trying to stop a book release is hard work. Dan went to his mentor Noah Shapiro for help. I am so glad that Noah “helped” by forcing Dan to take credit for his work. This means that Dan will finally have a good storyline and will be able to afford proper hair care. I’d call that a win/ win.
Is there some sort of rule that says that writers need to dress in nondescript grey t-shirts?
Back to B- The shining Blair moment for me was her amazing Jenny Packham dress at the fashion show. The embellishments and detailing were reminiscent of Mia Farrow in The Great Gatsby. Of course the bias cut of this piece created a much sexier silhouette. Her hair and makeup are also perfect. Finally she looks like herself again!
This is the perfect gown for a show stopping scene- especially when it involves Simon Doonan (Creative Director of Barney’s… le sigh). Leave it to Dan to ruin a moment by cutting in on Simon… like anything could be more important. The man is wearing ruffles for goodness sake!
Have you ever had a friend try to comfort you by relating your problems to something that happened to them? Like: “I totally understand that you’re upset right now. The pain that you are feeling about your dead grandmother is like how I felt when Lou, my goldfish, went belly up.” Dan basically did the same thing to Blair by relating her preggo drama to that time Georgina showed up on his doorstep. Not really the same thing Dan, but I do admire the effort. I also admire Blair's pregnancy glow/ dewy skin that is captured below.
I still have a lot of questions that need to be answered:
1. Who is really the father? Something tells me that B’s little bun is Chuck’s offspring.
2. Why did B casually leave the results in her desk drawer? That doesn’t seem too wise.
3. Who is Blair's doctor? I would love to write a positive Yelp review for him. The doctor’s office called Blair multiple times about her results. Customer service at its finest.
4. Does Chuck secretly want to be a daddy? He looks so sweet clutching Monkey, with a tear running down his shaven cheek. On a side note, I am loving the pocket square.
6. Shouldn't the Prince of a nation steeped in style and tradition have more exciting clothing? Louis seems so boring in this navy and white printed shirt. Maybe he could acessorize with a pumpkin colored silk tie?