I'll give them also this: Dorota, disappointed in Blair's come-and-go resolution not to do exactly what she will now be doing, was subtle and well-played. There was enough of the usual Dorota bullshit that I won't bother going into it, but the hope in her eyes for Blair's mental health was, as it always is, the one redemptive quality of her character. Her bulldoggish loyalty is annoying, because like all of her qualities it makes her seem uncommonly retarded, but this one thing is beautiful when they use it right.
Sage is talking to some girl who looks like a Real New York Person -- I guess to establish that she has friends, much as in those Latisse ads that find Claire Danes and her eyelashes at a street-level bistro, "laughing it up" with her "pals" -- when Blair calls. Wait, what?
Blair: "How would you like to get back together with Nate Archibald?"
Sage: "You mean borrow his hot tub time machine and go back to before I put that sex tape on blast in front of Cotillion?"
Blair: "Honey, everybody is clearly over that. Now, I want you to come to Serena and Dan's house..."
Sage: "You... Are you actually high?"
Blair: "No, just winging it. If you fix things between your dad and Serena, then Nate will forgive you. Or some shit, I don't know. Usually you just say 'Nate Archibald' and then mumble the rest because nobody can hear you over their sudden boners anyway."
Sage: "Yet this still makes no sense."
Blair: "Well, cross-apply. Nobody ever really leaves Serena van der Woodsen, they just take breaks."
Sage: "Yeah, or are eaten by wolves, or go to prison where they lose all their innocence, or disappear from the show altogether. No thanks."
Blair: "Either way it's going to happen and we both know it. Take advantage, be a prime mover."
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Dan: "Serena thinks I'm talking to Rufus or doing Thanksgiving stuff, but really I'm here for a pointless meeting with you."
Georgina: "Give me your Serena Chapter!"
Dan: "I already sent it to Graydon Carter's assistant, like happens in real life."
Georgina: "How can I be the middleman if I'm not the middle?! You're disrespecting my lack of qualifications and any reason to even be around!"
Dan: "No. I believe in the truth, so the truth is what they are going to get. Enjoy the piece, which goes up tonight. Most likely during the most dramatic part of Thanksgiving dinner."