She knows that, she does. And she wants him to know what love is, whoever it's with. Because love is awesome, as she should know -- Eric points out -- because she's getting married in May. "Fourth time's the charm?" She laughs quietly, and holds him for a long time. She is terrified.
"Ah yes, the truth always comes out. It's one of the fundamental rules of time. And when it comes out, it can set you free... Or end everything you fought so hard for."
Blair sits on the chaise in her front room, reading Gossip Girl ("J's Dream Night Ends In Disaster!"), when the elevator dings. She prepares a smile and arranges herself perfectly, to meet her guest. It's Jenny.
"My, my. If it isn't Little J, risen from the ashes." Jenny speaks like she's broken; like she finally broke: "I came to tell you in person. You win." Blair chuckles kindly, her eyes sparkle: "Oh, sweetie. We just started to play!" Jenny shakes her head with a jerk. "No, you don't understand. I'm done. With you, with them, with all of it." Just like that? Except it hasn't been just like that, no matter how much Blair's caught of the story, not by a long shot: "I lied, and I stole, and I lost the respect of my family. For what?" Blair swallows -- those are big -- but doesn't look away. "So I can be like you? You asked me before if it was all worth it? My answer is, it's not."
She turns to leave, walking slow, hunched, and Blair calls out to her: "-- I tried to warn you..." Jenny turns to her and she smiles softly: "There's a price to pay. I always knew a girl like you couldn't afford it." Jenny agrees, no pride left even for that one, and Blair realizes how far Jenny's really fallen. "Well, you put up a good fight... For a freshman." There's respect in her eyes, and respect in Jenny's when she thanks her. The game's over. "...I hope you don't expect a hug," Blair says, after Jenny takes too long gearing her tired sad self up to leave, and Jenny's eyes are totally dead: "I don't expect anything anymore." She walks away, and Blair sits in the middle of her house, and the smile fades and she goes deep, almost crying, mourning for what Jenny's lost.
Outside the coffeeshop Dan grills Serena about Sarah: "So. She's great, right? What do you think?" Serena is completely honest when she says she doesn't really like her. Dan says that she had doubts about Vanessa too, but now they're friends -- and the awesome part is how he doesn't move his hands, but somehow puts air-quotes around "friends" just in the tilt of his head and his mouth. "This is different," she says, and he jumps on it, calling her jealous. "There's no reason to be. She actually wanted us to patch things up!" Georgina must not have the information! Serena's like, "You fucking told her about our problems?" Which she directly caused? "Yes. Because she wanted to listen to them," unlike some people, "And she had good advice, too." Serena shakes her head, caresses his face. Not jealousy. Fear. "Look at me. I love you, okay? You just have to take my word for it. Do not trust her."