Wait, so is everybody talking about blowjobs? On this show that's kind of always true, but I don't even know anymore. Maybe I'm just gross. Certainly a theory I've had before.
Or no, I guess maybe he's talking about the wild veering of his pinball storyline this year: How he went from being the kindest and most lady-respecting of Serena's teen obsessions, to being the kind of guy who would shank the Captain and send his nutsack sister to destroy Serena's life from the ground up, to being the first guy again, to being a farmer in those clothes, to working in a coffee shop, to being a psycho at the end of the episode. One of those versions of him apparently betrays and makes unrecognizable the other ones? Oh Ben, for being the central character of this season you sure do need to develop some qualities of some kind. "Giant eyeballs" is not a personality.
Eric finally admits that Serena's bullshit has taken its toll, between Lily being a monster and Serena forcing him back to the Ostroff and the role-reversals there, and then keeping the Elliott thing a secret -- and Serena telling him his love was not enough, which props to those who thought that shoe would eventually drop -- and then right when he needed her, she was off obsessing on Ben's whole life and everything. "I don't want to feel sad, I didn't want to feel anything, and the one thing about Damien is he is a good distraction, but... You're right. Thank you. I won't see him anymore."
Because think about Damien Dalgaard for one second. Retroactively inserting him into the boarding school backstory was a genius move and made him amazing, but if you remember last year at all, he basically started out as a Jenny plotpoint. He was notorious and all that, but it was still about resolving her issues with the aristocracy. Remember? She was all, "I'm going to be the Rebel Queen and there will be no rules!" and then before you knew it, she was awful, and that was Eric's last big story too. But now this year, it's actually way different, because we know he was in some kind of love with Serena, which means dating her little sister and brother was always about her, even though originally it wasn't.
So the timeline now is very different, because it goes: Georgina has the Fever. Serena kills a guy and runs off to boarding school to get rid of the Fever, and accidentally gives it to nerdy Damien, who eventually returns to the UES and gives it to Jenny, which is how she's finally able to break out of the prison of governance and leave town altogether. (The Fever is not a bad thing, it's just a thing.) And but now Damien's still got the Fever, and accidentally gave it to Juliet a little bit, and while everybody else is changing and benefitting from it, he's still stuck in this horrible loop where Ben is back and once again cock-blocking him with Serena, so who's going to get the Fever now? Little Eric, who always carries everybody on his back anyway. Those Rhodes genes: Ripe for the Fever, always. (Aunt Carol had the Fever, and gave it to Lily; the Fever started long ago.)