Serena, this whole time, has been wearing a pleated printed skirt that looks like the Unicorn Tapestries or a dense forest, heavy hoops, a three-quarter sleeve red sweater with blobby black sequins sloshed across it, a matte red lip and knee-high boots. In some ways it's one of the least eye-popping outfits and in those ways and for those reasons it becomes eye-poppingly banal. She looks nice, although I can't say it does tremendous things for her body, but I think the intent is to make her look like a normal person, a girl with a job and not a huge amount of fashion sense, rather than the prom queen of fantasyland.
Serena: "Hey Nate, you were going to yell at me?"
Nate: "Yeah, you're fired. Nobody publishes blogs at this magazine without me saying so."
She gets in his face about secretly working with GG against her, and he's like, "As long as you were going through my emails did you actually read them? Because GG says Tripp was the one that sabotaged my car." I love how this whole investigation is coming out off-screen and we just get to hear about it when Nate is bitching at other characters.
Serena: "Tripp? Ha! You are even crazier than Gossip Girl. She would do anything to save herself, including making you do this shit. You have lost the distinction between your friends and your enemies!"
Nate: "Don't walk away from me!"
Serena: "You fired me! Serena OUT! And another thing, maybe I'll tell Tripp his own cousin is trying to frame him for a crime he didn't commit."
She stalks off, and then -- WHAT -- Nate nods wickedly at Assistant Hairdo, who has been videotaping the whole thing with the title Nate Fires Serena. Oh my God, this is so great! Nate is such a genius. He always gets everybody out alive. That is awesome. The only way it could be better is if this were Serena's idea instead. This is awesome! If you care about Blair, sorry about this season, but if you are the other Serena or Nate fan in this world, cheers to us. It's like watching Gossip Girl.
Beatrice: "I have a host of trashy ideas for this party!"
Blair: "Ugh, whatever. I am worn out. Just keep me away from Chuck."
Beatrice: "You got it. I will do the opposite of that."
Father Cavalia stops by in his little priest outfit, scaring the bejesus out of Chuck but also giving him a little bit of a boner.