Chuck meets Vanessa Chez Bass, in a lovely purple robe with his hair looking fine. V admits that she took a look at the proposal and all its provisos about keeping everything as is, and lobbying for landmark status. "So I was telling the truth." Vanessa, unable to resist telling the same fucking joke every time her ass schleps to the UES, is all, "I'm sure you've done something in your lifetime to deserve getting beaned by an iced beverage." Chuck goes there one more time: "Isn't it possible there are parts of me you don't know?" She's less sure, now, but goes back to the Abrams boilerplate; sensing his advantage, he closes the door on her just a tad. "You have a reason for coming here? If it was to insult me, there's a website you can go to..." Ha! Vanessa says Horace wants to meet him and see if the chemistry works, but that even if they do this she still doesn't trust him. I'm sorry, you are no longer relevant to these proceedings, Vanessa: once Chuck meets with Horace, all you're doing is standing around being obnoxiously forthright.
"Of course not," he says, and takes a long, slow, very sexy sip from his glass. They really fixed whatever was making him a 7 last year, dude. I can't even remember what it was, because even his bizarre Easter Island/Guy Smiley head is no longer a problem. "Now... I'd better put on something special." He heads off into the house and you can totally see her decide that she might sleep with him, and of course she thinks it's her idea, because she is a moron and didn't notice the pocketwatch he was swinging back and forth in front of her stupid face throughout the entire scene.
"I don't know how she expect to take this family seriously when her record stands at sixteen months," Serena bitches -- yes, still -- while Blair dresses in the loveliest scarlet dress. All of her dresses in this episode are asymmetrical; this one has a black feathery strap on one side. She looks like heaven. "Which husband was that?" That was Klaus. "Was he the one that wore the wooden shoes? Zip!" Serena dutifully zips her into the lovely dress and shakes her head. "No, that was Danish Claus, with a C. This is German Klaus, with a K." (If you're worried you won't remember the difference, don't be, because Serena is never going to stop mentioning K-Klaus and C-Claus for the rest of the episode. Scenes that have nothing to do with her, she's sticking her head in the side of the frame like on The Soup to mention those two.) "Wait, I forget. Did she marry both?" No, just K-Klaus, although she dated Danish Claus longer.