Jenny takes five steps toward her bedroom, still wearing her dress, beautiful hair still holding up really well, and then turns, looking at the floor. "Dad? ... Do you think it'd be okay if I joined you?" He looks at her a while, and smiles. "You know there's always room for you here." Cutting the tension, Dan says Rufus could use her help. She sits down beside Rufus, and leans her forehead against his shoulder. She starts to cry, pushing against him until he puts his arm around her, curling into him, sobbing hard: "Dad, I'm sorry. I'm sorry about everything."
"But the worst thing the truth can do? Is when you finally tell it, it doesn't set you free... but locks you away forever."
S wanders into the Waldorf house, looking busted. B comes out in her totally glamorous negligee, trying to focus. Serena's voice breaks: "Blair?" Blair's like, "It's late, what the fuck?" But once she sees Serena's face, she jumps into hyperBlair mode, touching her, begging her to talk. "Oh my God, what happened? What's wrong? Talk to me." She says she can't, she's not as strong as Eric, and Blair repeats: of course she can. "No. No B, this is the one thing I can't tell you. I can't tell anyone." But Blair is hardly "anyone," especially when it's Serena: "I'm me. You can tell me anything." Nope, still can't.
Serena sits on the staircase and shivers. "Because then that'd make you a part of it, and you can't be a part of this." Which is true, on all cylinders: this fever, that's what Blair saves you from. She'll never be a part of this. We thought she was evil, fucked up, a mean girl, when we met her. She's none of those. She's a girl who lives by rules, and requires that everybody else live by them too. But she's no part of this: this is about places where there are no rules, and those places Blair barely knows about.
"What are you talking about? You're starting to scare me. Hey, hey, hey. We're sisters. You're my family, what is you, is me. There's nothing that you could ever say to make me let go."
Serena shakes, so she takes her hand, and forces her gaze: "I love you." Serena looks away, and Blair gets even more nervous: "What is it?" How bad does it get, in the dark places? And just before the music goes crazy and the fever returns, and the camera away from the two of them every fourth beat, back and up the staircase, before everybody watching goes: "The fuck!?" and starts screaming, Serena says: "I killed someone."