"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."
Which would be something else if Serena hadn't just met her -- while Dan's been friends with her for two weeks, mind -- and if Serena hadn't been hanging with Chuck all the time, and partying, and lying, and disappearing on him (or "avoiding" him, if you're the center of the universe, which he is), but still feels she's the authority on trust. It's confusing, especially if you're Dan, who never met a factual statement or opinion coming out of Serena's mouth that didn't rankle his ass and start his bitch machine running. Vanessa and Sarah approach, and Dan points out that the three of them live there in Brooklyn, so maybe it would be better if Serena grabbed her cab home from here.