For some reason I thought that word was like champagne or couture, like you can't use it unless it's specifically that thing, but I was apparently making that up. Apparently, it is one of those words one can throw around willy-nilly. Anyway, B's particularly stressed because she's being interviewed by WWD today -- "It's WWD-Day," she yelps cutely -- and also because she is particularly stressed pretty much all the time.
Chuck ignores a call from Lily, which seems out of character until you realize that Amira is packing up her suitcase full of bajillions of dollars and this is his last chance to spend time with her: The woman I'm presuming, from having seen this show a few times before, will one day be revealed to be Chuck's birth mother.
Amira: "Did you know I have a fiancé and a whole life and a flight to Dubai?"
Chuck: "I don't even really believe that other people exist when I close my eyes, so."
Amira: "The only reason I'm here, which is no reason at all really, is to help you find out what the thing is that I don't know that I know. And now I have a suitcase of bajillions of dollars, so I don't even really care about that. Despite my last words in the last episode being specifically that I would help you figure this out."
Chuck: "But it has something to do with why my dad faked his death! My father faked his death for something to do with a hotel deal. Why would he lie about being in Dubai? Why would all the negotiations happen completely off the books? Why would he pay you $10 million not to ask any of these questions?"
Amira: "The only person that cares about any of this is you. Please don't drag us through another Bass Industries bullshit thing about documents and signatures and whatever. The towering boringness of Raina Thorpe is not really something we need to revisit."
Not even Chuck or Amira can manage to care about the answers to these questions, or produce even half of a valid reason for her to have been on this show at any point for any reason so far, so they decide to have brunch.
Serena: "Barry Watson, will you come to my gala tonight?"
Barry Watson: "Pray exposit at length."
She does. Seems she's gotten herself onto the board of the Central Park Conservancy, and will be hosting a gala which Lily herself has handled in the past. I hope something dreadful doesn't go wrong involving the rest of the cast, Gossip Girl, Serena's history, Blair's penchant for scheming or Georgina looking fucking amazing. I sure hope all of those things don't happen like usual.