Dorota announces Todd Jansen's arrival, and Nelly Yuki jumps up, scrambling for her glasses and asking if she has cushion face. (Isabel tells her she does, a little, and B shoots her a glance, earning a terrifically cute "What?" face. I always preferred Kati but this new Iz is pretty awesome.) Todd tells Nelly Yuki that Blair said he was welcome to come. "...For a siberian ginseng pedi?" Oh, Nelly Yuki. B sends him a magic face over Nelly Yuki's head, and he frowny-faces that he feels bad about how things ended. "Can we talk about it? In private?" Nelly Yuki shivers with anticipation, such that she doesn't notice B raising her drink just a bit to Todd, or the look on his face in response: there's been some kind of deal. I love this shit so much! Nelly Yuki thanks Blair sweetly, calls her "B," and Todd puts his arm around her, and they leave. "Lucky for us, mental acuity and common sense rarely come in the same package," B snarks, to a round of giggles. "Oxygen facials, anyone?" Queen B is back!
Nate and Vanessa walk through Brooklyn, back toward the coffeeshop. "Next time your sister's band is in town, I want front row seats!" Considering her stupid sister lives in Brooklyn, at Vanessa's house, I think that will be soon. "You don't strike me as a lesbian punk fan," she laughs, and he pretends to be insulted, then pretends he didn't even notice the "punk" part. You can't start an adverbial phrase with the word "lesbian" and hope everybody makes it to the end of the sentence, I guess. He asks why she even does the practice tests, if she's not planning on taking the SAT herself, and she admits that, as usual, it's all about Dan. "I'm a filmmaker. Best education for me is making films." Nate's astounded that there are people in America who consider college optional, and just by saying that, he's giving us at least one very good reason for him and Vanessa to be friends. I do like this little relationship a whole lot, because Nate's the only really authentic person on the show, and if anybody could cross the bridge without even thinking about what it means or who's watching or what happens next, it's him. He likes Vanessa, he's going to be friends with Vanessa: that's how far down he goes. "My parents are artists, my sister's a musician. Just like going to an Ivy is your family's way, not going to college is mine." He asks if his parents would adopt her, and she takes out her keys. "So..." Nate starts warming up the hotness hot plate, all, "I guess this is good night, then?" She laughs: they're standing on the stoop of a coffeeshop, not her parent's porch, but it still feels like that moment. He turns it up to smoldering, and then finally achieves total hotness, kissing her, and she invites him inside, and they don't break contact the whole time.