"So. You were right," Serena mumbles. "I know." Heh. "When I got that call, I should've known you had nothing to do with it. And I should never have pushed you to do this whole thing in the first place." Blair gets introspective: "Actually, I'm glad you pushed me. It ended up being a very important day for me. I just thought it was gonna be more fun." Growth! Change! Compassion! They lean in for a very "you know you love me" hug and that song about the guy being suicidal suicidal suicidal suicidal suicidal suicidal suicidal about the beautiful girl comes on. Serena promises Blair "more fun," and they go downstairs and steal all the "clothes." "This just in: S and B, committing a crime of fashion. Who doesn't love a five-finger discount? Especially if one of those fingers is the middle one!" I love you, Gossip Girl! Yeah! Eleanor comes in with Laurel and an even more prim model girl and shouts, "Where are my 'clothes'?" like in a sitcom about wacky hijinks.
"Everyone knows you can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends, and in a world ruled by bloodlines and bank accounts, it pays to have a pal." The girls run around the city while the song plays, posing against the cab for each other, against the skyline, a thousand landmarks and a thousand different smiles, taking pictures of each other. Which is why the show rocks -- as long as they're focused on each other, everything is okay because it's S&B World: looking at each other and loving every minute and holding each other up. It's when they look at anything else that things get shitty. So...if Nate's the Marissa, then...Serena is totally the Ryan and Blair's the total Seth of life! OMG you guys! That's it! I have solved the equation of this show! And then there's the empirical fact that an actual photo shoot is horribly boring and demeaning, but running around in designer clothes taking pictures of your friends, just as empirically, is the most fun you can have. "As much as a BFF can make you go WTF [Yes she did!], there's no denying we'd all be a little less rich without them. And Serena and Blair...they do besties better than anyone. No, that's not a tear in my eye. It's just allergies. Without you I'm nothing. Gossip Girl."
XOXO. Next up: Blair hazes the shit out of Jenny Humphrey.