ADA Vinson asks Lily why she's being so cheerful about being the richest white lady ever to go to jail, and she goes, "Do you have kids? Does he smile when he looks at you? My kids haven't smiled at me for a long time. And tonight when I told my daughter I was coming down here, she said she was proud of me. And she smiled."
I would've liked to have seen that. I very much would like to have seen that.
More of everybody saying she's going to need a kick-ass lawyer, considering this whole dog-and-pony has been her doing from before the show even started, and then downstairs Rufus, chained scratching to a bike stand, barking furiously as who should appear but Billy Baldwin, Keith van der Dubs himself, who says the following:
"CeCe called me, told me about Lily's situation. Jumped in a helicopter as soon as I heard. Are Serena and Eric here as well?" (Rufus: More barking, reminders of fake cancer and brainwashed psychotherapists and scarves.) "I 'appreciate' your 'concern,' Rufus. Tell you what, I'll let CeCe explain everything. She's flying in as soon as she can. I don't think Lily quite realizes what she's in for. It's, uh, time to circle the wagons, Rufus. It's what we do best." And by we, I mean Wealthy Awfuls.
You have not seen a wounded animal fight for its young until you have seen CeCe Rhodes on a bucket of gin. Flashes of Damien Dalgaard's left fibula between her teeth; Juliet's hair stained red with blood; Mrs. Sharp lashed to four different horses; the entirety of the New York justice system, both Law and Order, screaming in a tiger pit. CeCe on a white horse, Keith on a red roan, two lawyers bringing up the rear:
The Four Horsemen of the WASPocalypse.
Russell: "Sorry to interrupt your pothead date, but I wanted to say goodbye: I'm shuttering my company, and drunkenly flying back to Chicago right this second."
Raina: "You are in big trouble with little Raina."
Russell, verbatim: "You've grown into an amazing woman, Raina. You're strong, tough, and decent. And even if you don't feel proud to be my daughter right now... I've never been prouder to be your father. You look more like your mother every day."
Raina: (Bursts into flame. Just kidding.)
Serena: "Chuck, why are you boozy-eyed and crazy right now? Why did I shut down this party?"
Serena: "Girl, what are you talking about? You saved your legacy or whatever."
Chuck, verbatim: "All I ever wanted was to know him, for him to let me in. He lied to me until the day he died."
Chuck: "I need to talk to Blair. She's the only one who will understand!" (Goes zooming in the direction of 'away,' as though Serena could never identify with his predicament, even though her mother set a couple people on fire just to get her kids into Constance/St. Jude's and she comes from a long line of creepsters.)