Back home Blair jokes that, as rough as the Ivva thing is, at least neither of them are going to Columbia. ("No offense," she needlessly points out, but S laughs.) Serena's still sort of amazed that Nate's so mad at her -- nobody, including Nate, is factoring in Juliet's influence here either -- and B laughs. "I thought the only thing he got upset about was a badly rolled joint!"
They both deserve better, and now that they're Hamilton Hamhocks, they'll find it. Which is exactly what B said when they went to Paris, and see how that turned out. Well, turned out pretty awesome for both of them actually, so hopefully the same rules will apply: Serena will get all the good waiter dick and Blair will meet a prince. "Even though I was right about Juliet, you were right about me. I did assume college would be easy." Nobody knows what Serena means by this, even Serena, so Blair drops it completely, because what?
"It'll get better. After all, you are Serena van der Woodsen." Second time she's said that this episode. On the one hand, "I am Blair Waldorf" has given her a bunch of strength over the years. And also, you have to know that she's still PTSD from what must have been a fairly constant "You are Chuck Bass" speech she had to give all last season. She's probably just pep-talked up now all the time. "You are a coat-check girl." "You are a cedar closet sachet." "You are my left little toe."
But that's not all Serena van der Woodsen's got rocking for her: "And you do have the best off-campus housing of anyone at Columbia!" Blair drags Serena into the next room, which Dorota has been decorating for her since Paris, abusing decorators "while Anastasia was fast asleep in the ergo" and various hilarities. The room looks pretty friggin sweet, I'm admit it. So can best friends live together all year? Serena says of course, and GG -- also of course -- goes gay with it: "Rumor has it that S and B changed their relationship status from 'Besties' to 'Roomies.'"
As Ivva moves in, looking sketch for the first time: "Friends or lovers, moving in is risky business." Vanessa horribly moving into horrible DUMBO with horrible Dan: "Any time the rules change, you don't know how they'll change you." Blair and Serena giggling in their PJ's, like happens all the time: "We take the risk because the payoff can be so great."