Gossip Girl
Father & The Bride

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Jacob Clifton: A+ | 3 USERS: A
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Oh my God please be Georgina please be Georgina please be Georgina

DUMBO/WALDORF

Serena: "Hey, funny thing. Blair wants us to keep dating until the wedding. Is that cool?"
Dan: "It's not the worst thing in the world. Just until the wedding?"
Serena: "Yeah, sure! But we should go on dates and stuff, right?"
Dan: "Like coffee or whatever?"
Serena: "Sure, or dinner. Or movies. Or like spend all our time together."
Dan: "I'll call you later."

Gossip Girl: "Trapped under the weight of a false accusation, I've done a lot of thinking about the kind of Girl I want to be from now on. I'd like to be the kind who does what she says she's going to do..."

INSIDE

A courier arrives with a fun gift for Dan, a first American edition, with a note inside:

Thank you for writing my vows. It'll be our secret. -- Louis

Reader, I cried. I choked on it. I made that sound you make. Well fucking done. This is the best episode in years, start to finish. Literally a checklist of the best things about this series. And the book? Camus's L'Étranger, usually translated The Stranger but more appropriately would be called

THE OUTSIDER

Which is even bigger of a deal when you find out who Cavalia's working with, because it's not Georgina at all: It's Chuck, still. (And in fact, I randomly made a pretty dark-in-retrospect reference to it earlier in the recap.) And if that doesn't break your heart or scare you to death, go read that book and get back to me, because it's entirely possible we've all been played a very long con indeed.

GG: "You know what they say: Talk is cheap. So if you don't have anything nice to say, maybe you should just shut your fucking mouth."

And I guess maybe she's right. Because that was "Age Of Dissonance" good. Possibly "All About My Brother" good. Out-of-nowhere good. Beautiful.

NEXT

The wedding! Chuck, Cavalia and Georgina! Musical numbers! Dream sequences! It's all happening!

Often called "the Paz de la Huerta of American letters," JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, most recently A Friday Night Lights Companion and Fringe Science.

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