EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL
Nate: "Why not, Nate? It's gotta be five o'clock somewhere, and it's not like you have a real job."
Sage: "Nate, thanks for finally picking up the phone! I've been calling you all day because of your cryptic voicemail!"
Nate: "The one where I said I was dumping you and then I dumped you and then I hung up and then I refused to answer any of your subsequent calls and texts?"
Sage: "Yeah, I just really feel like you're sending me some mixed messages."
Nate: "Do not ever call me or try to see me again or I will have you shipped out of the country. I am not interested in you and I think you're a bad person."
Sage: "I just don't get what you're trying to say. I'd better buy a dress for this gala tonight so I can ask you to clarify what you mean about our relationship."
AND NOTHING HURT
Serena stomps around her gala, glad-handing cameos and making references to current events and occasions. She is the star of the show!
Barry Watson: "I'm so glad to be here!"
Serena: "Don't even worry about it!"
Georgina looks, among everybody looking great, particularly great. Like the queen of the underworld.
Dan: "Georgina, why are we here at this gala?"
Georgina: "I am in the throes of a force-ten freakout is why! Let's harass all the publishing luminaries at this event!"
Dan: "But we are both famously not welcome here."
Georgina: "Did not having a formal invite ever stop Norman Mailer from showing up?"
Dan: "But what about my integrity?"
Georgina: "This roof is pretty high up, Humphrey. Let's cool it with the obnoxious integrity talk. My heightened emotional state could easily go the other way with very little warning."
Nate, verbatim: "So the Spectator is exploring all kinds of new demographics..."
Serena: "Excuse me, I need Nate for a minute."
Head of Media for Johnson & Johnson: "That's okay, he was talking bollocks anyway."
Serena: "Didn't you break up with Sage?"
Nate: "Yeah, you were sitting right there on the random bench. And PS, didn't you also break up with Steven only to make out with him at this fundraiser?"
Serena: "I'm not going to fight with him until after this Gala. Or ever, if he buys me something."
Nate: "Another thing we've always had in common is our attention sp"