Lydia Rendon, our gal in Manhattan, prowls the airwaves looking for drama at the Upper East Side addresses and reports back to us on the latest Gossip Girl episode.
They say you’re never really dead when you’re killed off on TV dramas and last night’s GG episode set out to prove that. We had a close call for our least favorite resident slut, saw ghosts from last season’s past, and discovered those we thought were dead really aren’t.
After rejecting Nate last week, Serena has been staying with Tripp at his family’s country house, but after just one week of sexcapades it looks like Trip has finally seen there is nothing more to Serena. He makes up some lame excuse and ditches her to meet up with wife Maureen. Seems that dear Maureen has convinced Tripp that they should stay married and that he can have Serena secretly on the side. Now in a perfect world S would agree to this, but for some reason in her warped mind she doesn’t see herself as a slut, let alone a mistress, and makes Trip drive her back to the city. But when has a political affair ever ended so easily. On the way back, Trip crashes the car and Serena dies in a ball of car fumes and flames! …OK, S doesn’t really die but she is knocked out. Tripp calls 911 and then does what any other politician would do to avoid a scandal – he moves an unconscious Serena into the driver’s seat and leaves the scene. Poor S, she really should have seen that one coming.
Keeping with our death theme, Chuck is being haunted by his father Bart Bass. It was one year ago that Bart was killed in a car accident while driving to the Snowflake Ball to confront Lily. We all remember Chuck’s downward spiral after Bart’s death and as we come to find out, he is still dealing with feeling like his father never approved of him. As Chuck goes about his meetings for the day, Bart’s ghost haunts him, taunting him that he has gone soft and lost his edge, even going as far as to blame Blair for the change. When Blair comes around, Chuck gives her the cold shoulder and tries to distance himself from her. Blair reaches out to Lily (who btw forgot it was the anniversary of her ex-husband’s death and has officially turned Rufus into a house-husband) and she too is turned away by Chuck when she asks him to go to the cemetery with her. It’s only when he hears about Serena’s accident and goes to the hospital that he confronts his feelings about Bart.
In a flashback we find out that Chuck left his father’s hospital room when the family was told Bart wouldn’t make it. Outside of Serena’s room, he finally admits this all to B. She knows he needs closure and tells Chuck to go to the cemetery. When Chuck arrives he sees a woman dropping off flowers, but she leaves before he can see who it is. At Bart’s grave, he finds that the woman left behind Bart’s favorite flowers and a locket with the initial E. Could it be, is Chuck’s mother alive? Bart told Chuck that his mother Evelyn Bass died while giving birth to him, but we now know from Blair’s conversation with Lily that Bart would never tell Chuck where his mother was buried. Where has she been all these years? Why did she leave and why was Bart keeping it a secret? Hmmm…
Meanwhile also at the hospital, Dan tells Vanessa that he loves her, only to have her reject him. Wow! Now that’s a blow to your ego. Dan went from sleeping with Serena, Georgina, Olivia, and even that annoying teacher at Constance, Rachel Carr, only to be rejected by the Dreadlock Queen! I must say, I felt bad for Dan. It’s one thing to be rejected, but when it comes from Vanessa, that’s pretty depressing. Also, who is this mystery man Paul Hoffman, that V is supposedly dating? I want to see who this person is. V may have landed Nate last season, but that was just her as sloppy seconds and a brief cock block to Jenny and Nate’s inevitable relationship. I’m curious to see who Paul really is.
Speaking of the littlest Humphrey, Jenny and Eric had some lame story about more Queen of Constance drama and fighting, but by episode’s end they had made up, blah blah blah. The important part came when we once again see Damien, Jenny’s new drug-dealer friend from a few weeks ago. Turns out Little J has been sneaking out and dealing with him. Yes! Jenny is totally a drug dealer now. I can’t wait to see how this ends up.