"So, things are better with... Serena?" Nice touch. Dan's impressed that she remembered, and notes that she's a good and caring listener, and somebody who's actually interested in his shit for once, instead of just shutting him down or ignoring him altogether like everybody else on this whole show. Jesus, Georgina's good. She's got his number: all that with one name. Although between the two of them and their particular genius and particular weird issues, I bet she had it by the end of their first conversation. He's like, less complex than Nate Archibald. He gratefully reports that things are back to normal, and Sarah goes wildly wide-eyed and wistful: "It's ... It's tough making friends in a new city. It'd be really nice to meet her." Dan gets excited: "Yeah, Serena would love you..." (Sarah's wide eyes become Georgina's utterly bugfuck ones: she would?) "...she loves everybody." (Serena's down for anything.) "...Not that she would only like you because she doesn't discriminate... Um... see what she meant about that rambling thing?" He takes a moment to compose himself, and asks if tonight works. Georgina's crazy eyes, Sarah's soft voice: "Tonight would be perfect!" He smacks the counter and runs off to school, and Georgina's crazy eyes just about cross with how crazy she is. Or maybe she's just bored senseless with the concept of keeping V company while she makes lattes and blathers on about Haruki Murakami all fuckin' day.
This episode is fabulous on all levels simultaneously, and manages to tell more than a few secrets that cut a little too close for yours truly, but I really like the way the dialogue makes explicit the parallels between the different storylines. There are so many repeated phrases and concepts from top to bottom (like the indiscriminate Serena thing above), both within the episode and to other stories, that twist into new dimensions and mean different things, while keeping the whole thing balanced and moving forward, I love it. Also, everybody starts every sentence with the word "Well," which is a tic, but I'm okay with that, and I'm editing them out for you. I just love that you could write a high school paper on this episode alone, based on the allusions and literary tricks and dimensions inside it, even more so than usual.