"Jenny, what you did was wrong, and really out of character. Grounding you is not just about punishment, we need to spend some time together. Reconnect." Jenny honestly admits that she wants that too, but not necessarily in public, and not at all in front of her quasi-friends. He sees the wisdom of this objection, but demands family dinner tonight. She protests that she's the alto, and has group rehearsal, but he decides that their reconnecting over lasagna will wait for no a capella Fergie cover. Jenny vanishes as Dan's offering to ride with her, and in the quiet after the door slams, Rufus and Dan look at each other. There's implied shrugging all around, because Jenny's still right about this stuff. She's kind of an asshole, but she's right about this, and Rufus is being a dork, and Dan still thinks being an outcast is a sign of character.
S and B are in the courtyard at Constance, doing practice tests on these cute little branded review computers. B finishes hers with a 2200. "Fair," she coughs, and Serena rolls her eyes because it's at least 90th percentile. (I want desperately to know what Serena's average practice test score is, don't you? I bet it's like 2250 and nobody will ever know, because her magic powers depend on people knowing she's smart, but not too smart, because her whole life is about balancing the accountability she demands of herself and the complete consequence pass everybody else gives her.) "Which means Nelly Yuki probably got 2300," Blair fumes, and Serena points out that B doesn't talk to Nelly Yuki, who we've never even heard of, so who cares? "Nelly Yuki has her sights set on Yale, too. What are the odds of them accepting two girls from Constance? And have you seen Nelly Yuki's extracurriculars? I need to kick her well-rounded ass." Heh. Serena grins and laughs that B hasn't lost her bitchy edge, but B's barely even looking at her, so focused is she on the threat of Nelly Yuki. "Nelly Yuki must be destroyed."
There's a very cool, very O.C. bit here where Serena points out that B keeps calling Nelly Yuki by her whole name, which makes Blair sound even more deranged, and B's like, "Duh, it's 'Nelly Yuki,'" like, why wouldn't you say the whole thing every time. That's so adorable I can't even handle it, but what I really like is the breezy way the show goes there without explaining it, just assuming you get it, the way you get why Seth says the word "pudding" over and over, or Taylor Townsend does ... everything Taylor Townsend ever does, or why Mini Cooper loves freakshows and trainwrecks most of all. It's a friendly gesture that makes the show cooler, and B way cooler. Serena laughs lovingly, but B spots Chuck approaching and starts gathering her shit. S says she's going to hang around in the courtyard a bit, because she knows how stressed Dan is about the test, and B shows some teeth about Dan's performance anxiety, and bounces with a viciously mean look at Chuck.