On the steps, yakking over lunch, Serena's completely over B being uninvited from the Asher/Jenny party: "You don't even like Asher!" B replies, impressing S, that she didn't like last season's Louis Vuitton patchwork bag, but doesn't need to see it all over town on Jenny Humphrey's arm either. Blair asks for a girl's night, tonight, and S begs off again because of the family dinner. "Let me remind you of a little promise you made: 'Don't go to France. I'll be there for you.'" Which, B has had her own tiny stories the last couple weeks, but we've been shown that B felt neglected, to the point of being worried, the same way that Dan did. "I'm really sorry I've been distant, but things will be better soon, I promise." B's like, "Yeah, starting tomorrow, as usual."
Dan runs up all sad, and kisses Serena's cheek. "Hey, what's wrong? You look stressed, even for you." He confesses to still being worried about Jenny. Blair brightens: "You mean because she's self-obsessed, self-serving, self-centered, self..." He cuts her off. "No. No, I wish it was about her, and her... self... but it's more about who she's with. I can't get through to her. I tried, and she just completely blew me off. And she dissed my pants!" Blair's impressed, and Serena tells her to cram it: "She's just going through a phase. We all went through it." B nods sagely: "All that matters to someone like Jenny right now are the four Gs: guys, girlfriends, and Gossip Girl." (How much do you love Leighton Meester? Because instead of pronouncing it like the four C's, she totally just goes for broke and says "fourgies." So all Jenny wants is fourgies, and if you've not heard that word, you -- like Jenny -- are too young to have one.) Serena agrees, and plants a horrible idea in the fertile, fevered mind of Dan Humphrey: "It's true. Don't feel bad. Unless it's coming from one of them, she's not gonna hear it." And he's not her girlfriend, and he's not technically a guy, so that leaves two G's.
Rufus again thanks the person in the jewelry shop who brings them wine, while Lily smiles at the guy instead. "I tell her she can't see Asher, she calls him. I take away her phone, they're on iChat. How do you keep them from growing up when they can have a full relationship from the confines of their own bedrooms?" Lily tells him you cannot: they grow up no matter what. Because our sons and daughters, even at fifteen, are sexual beings, and if they fall in love, that's just fine, right? It's going to happen anyway, you might as well be prepared. Usually Lily is the total winner of this whole show; I wish this week she'd listen to herself. Rufus is totally grossed out by how he read Jenny's email this morning, and Lily gives him permission to put Jenny's safety over her privacy. Which is dicey in some ways, because you should just be honest, but sometimes things are big enough that you can get away with creeping about and apologizing later. That's like 90% of everything that happens on this show anyway. But I'm glad he knows it's appalling.