"Look, I know I may not be your most trusted friend right now, but...I think I know the old you pretty well." Better than anyone. "Well, from where I sit, it would take a lot to bring that person back." Serena is quietly proud, more beautiful even than usual in this moment. She loves New Serena as much as she needs everybody else to. "Um... I'm gonna call him, actually. He's pretty nervous about tomorrow, so I wanna wish him luck." She leaves the table, and G's sweet smile drains off her face slowly, and she makes a deal with herself. Once the phone's dialed she sits back, fully in business mode, with a quirk of smile decorating one side her mouth as she pulls out a vial of GHB one-handed, and slips it into S's drink. Serena comes back, having gotten no answer, and G proposes a toast. "To the new me," Serena blushes, proud, and they drink. They slam it down, thirsty, quenching it on life and Diet Coke, these two new girls they're learning to be.
S wakes up still in her clothes, moaning and fuzzy, in G's bed. Georgina, of course, looks fresh as a daisy: "Ooh. You don't look so good. You okay, S?" It quickly dawns on her: SAT day. "Oh, my God. I'm supposed to be at Hunter College." G points out that they won't let her in if she's late, and S freaks out more. G hurls herself across the bed, reaching for the phone: "I'm thinking eggs. Do you want Florentine or Benedict?" S remembers how she was only drinking soda, so things stopped making sense. Yeah, until you switched to Patron. Look, don't worry. I called Lily and covered your ass. So... You're welcome." S doesn't trust this: "You knew I had SATs this morning." Yeah, G breezes, "Which is why I brought you here instead of letting you go home with one of your many suitors. You know the guy with the ironic mustache? You two took over the DJ booth..." S flips back through her mental Rolodex and can't come up with him. "I guess you haven't changed as much as you thought," Georgina says, and even though none of this really makes sense, S is scared nonetheless, and calls on the Black Knight again.
"Chuck? Chuck, hey. I'm in trouble. Look, I think I can still make it, but please go to Hunter, try to keep the doors open until I get there..."
When Vanessa arrives at work, Nate's sitting on the bench outside, and they laugh. "Last night was strange, but very fun. Still, didn't we just say goodbye like five hours ago?" He explains he's there to take her somewhere, and she does a total Vanessa double-take: "I'm going somewhere: to work." He tells her to get a sub and she protests that she can't just run off when he shows up. "I'm not asking you to. This is a one-time offer, and there's a clock ticking." He opens the towncar door, and makes No. 114 in a series of adorable faces created specifically for this episode. "Fine," she says, and gets in, admitting that she's intrigued.