Elise and Jenny are on the loose again, wandering the streets on their own, this time with cute umbrellas. "Since the Dalton guys were a bust, how about collegiate? The boys' Lacrosse team is working out just around..." She spots the dog watcher boy, and stops in her tracks. Little J, in pink tights with yellow or orange Mary Janes, goes very Blair for a second: "What did I tell you about that dog walker? There are no kings on craigslist." But as Elise watches him hand the dogs over to an older woman, realizes that he's not the walker after all. He sees them and waves, surprised, and Little J moves in for the kill.
B spots Nelly Yuki studying on the floor of a hallway, backs up a few paces, and starts the song playing on her phone, then walks nonchalantly past Nelly Yuki, who immediately gets hysterical about Flo Rida some more. "Nelly Yuki, what's wrong?" B says, breathless and wonderful. "It's like it's happening all over again. That song just reminds me of my boyfriend...My ex-boyfriend, I should say..." She shuts the song down almost immediately, as though it's suddenly an insect now that it's attacking her friend Nelly Yuki, and crouches at her side. "Oh! No! ...Did he dump you? That's horrible. What was his name? Brad? Bill?" Todd. Jansen. Blair gives a speech, all in one breath, totally awesomely: "There's nothing like the fresh, sharp pain of a breakup. Believe me, I've had my fair share of heartache. But this is about you. Tonight you're gonna come over to my house, and just cry till you get it all out of your system." Nelly Yuki protests that she needs to focus for tomorrow, and B sweetly reminds her, "You can't focus when something's on your mind, now can you? Come, come, come." She closes Nelly Yuki's book with a tender smile. "Tell me all about it." Nelly Yuki smiles gratefully, and makes her first friend.
Vanessa's sitting alone at a booth in a Greek place in Brooklyn, getting bored, and checks her watch. She finally asks for the check, but Nate comes running in and tells the waitress to wait. "Daylight Savings moved to March," Vanessa says. "Maybe no one told you?" He apologizes, and the waitress offers him coffee, by name. "Thanks, Cora." Vanessa's confused, but Nate explains that he comes here when he visits Brooklyn. Which happens more than she thinks it does, because his Dad's rehab is, for some reason, in Brooklyn. Which is also why he's late. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to..." He points out that it's not a huge secret, his dad's famous breakdown and suicide attempt and failure. She looks down, embarrassed, and he explains that he sometimes has to decompress between visiting the Captain and returning to his awful mother at home. So he comes to the Greek place to rest up, and drink coffee, and ... "Think about how hard it is to know whose side you're supposed to be on? Mom versus Dad, kid in the middle? Confession: I read one of your practice essays. You left it in a book that you gave Dan. And that's why I called you. To apologize." Nate asks why, and lest you think Vanessa has become a completely new person, it's not to apologize for rudely reading what must have been immediately clear was a pretty personal piece of writing. No, Vanessa still doesn't understand personal space, but she does have a minute understanding of her own greatness of spirit: "Because I judged the cover. But now that I've read the book, I figured you were owed some apologetic souvlaki at the very least." He grins at her, and as usual his smile is so bright and lovely that they both start giggling. Well, he giggles. She titters, more like.