"It's often said that no matter the truth, people see what they want to see. Some people might take a step back and find out they were looking at the same big picture all along." This episode really is something, from a mechanical standpoint. The directing and the editing are a bit spottier than usual, but on paper it's a whirling quaint device. Cece shakes terribly as she lays out her pills and takes them with a glass of water; she has the graces a woman needs, and she's still using them to protect the people she loves the most. The best lies are the ones in plain sight, or as GG says, "Some people might see that their lies have almost caught up to them."
Nate and Blair are looking totally amazing and having crazy sex. Man, Nate. Good old...good on you, Nate. "Some people may see what was there all along." In fact, we did not have all the facts, like what Nate looks like naked. We did not know that part. Down in the street, Chuck's wearing a red turtleneck and khaki trench that are easily fifty times gayer than anything he's ever worn. "And then there are those other people, the ones who run as far as they can so they don't have to look at themselves." Chuck tells his driver to take him to "the airport," which whatever, and GG throws a little non sequitur on it for good measure: "And as for me? I can see clearly now."
So the score is now: Chuck is out, again, Cece really does have the cancer, Jenny has once again not learned her lesson about when it's appropriate to be a bitch, Alison needs a sandwich and also to stop thinking anybody owes her anything, Lily is about to be sainted, Blair and Nate are back together for about five seconds, and Dan and Serena really are the most romantic couple ever. December 19, Harold and Roman come back to NYC, and Serena gets Dan's V-card for Xmas. XOXO, see you then.