The last time we saw Blair Waldorf on this blog she was complaining to Chuck Bass about how lame the CW has gotten. The last time Blair did anything important in her Gossip Girl storyline, though, she was playing her “woman scorned” bit where she makes other people feel bad for cheating with Chuck Bass. (Why? So she could give a toast at a freshman dinner at NYU.) She also swoons funny when she’s around people like Chuck.
Also she swooned again.
I think she’s secretly a yaoi writer.
In this episode Blair revealed her freakiness goes beyond watching two guys kiss.
I think she’s secretly a yaoi writer that likes girls kissing girls.
Anyway, the main plot of this episode revolved around Chuck trying to open his new club, Gimlet (wonderful cocktail, bad name for a club) on Halloween, way earlier than he expected. The subplots included Jenny Humphrey balancing her brother & guy friend and her status as Queen Bee and Dan Humphrey discovering Olivia was in a rip-off of Twilight complete with RPattz soundalike Patrick Roberts. And all these plots meet with a 1920s speakeasy metaphor that’s not as expertly done as the metaphors running through “The Gypsy and the Hobo.”
After those cool KISS pumpkins near the show’s opening the episode fell flat. Minus the Jenny Humphrey subplot (spoiler alert: Taylor Momsen wears less makeup on this show than in real life) here’s the rest of the episode in a nutshell.
a) Blair, nearly being eaten alive by her bowties, tries to convince Chuck to open his club earlier.
(The Leighton Meester photo was taken from Go Fug Yourself, in case photographers want me to take down the above image.)
b) Olivia is caught looking like Hilary Duff on Gossip Girl’s blog/text thing and the blog of some guy who wants to use his blog as a springboard to the D-list.
I don’t think anyone on ONTD, let alone the world, cares about Hilary Duff anymore so I’ll move on.
c) Dan watches This Ain’t Twilight XXX.
d) Chuck’s liquor license is approved with the help of Blair and Jack Bass, who is trying to set Chuck up.
e) the highpoint of this episode past the KISS pumpkins
f) After Chuck (despite what Blair thinks—it was her idea too!) calls the police on his own club after realizing the license was fake, the two celebrate in their weird way.
Yeah, there was another mention of that guy using his blog to get on the D-list. I really wish the Gossip Girl people wouldn’t bend backwards to appease him.