Chuck demands to know the final secret, the thing Bart learned the night he died, the bargain that will put the world back together. Tyler lets him know that others are interested, or will be, and Chuck reminds him of the fact that he is on track to be very rich, very suddenly, and Tyler congratulates him, desultorily: " There's someone else who's about to come into some money, and I think she might be more motivated than you are." Chuck's face twists, horribly, into a parody of disgust. "Lily? That bitch is the reason my father is dead." Tyler says he'll keep Chuck updated, and offers to let the kid buy him a drink. "I'm sorry, I can't stay. If you'll excuse me..." He drops cash on the bar, for the drinks and for the ridiculous bottle of liquor he takes away with him. "I have to go bury my father." He stumbles, staggers, shuffles; he limps away.
"They say that when someone dies, their secrets are buried with them. But on the Upper East Side, sometimes the dead still speak..."
Lily stands on a bridge in the park, and listens to a voice that's gone forever. "Lily, we need to talk. And not about how my wife is making a fool of me with her old lover. I know the real reason you were in that hospital in France." She deletes the message immediately.
For my sweetheart the melancholic
You have crossed the river Styx
The waves have taken you away
"Biko" plays over beautiful shots of the mourners assembling, gathering, ushering themselves in, away from the cold. Dan and Aaron stand on the steps, anxiously waiting like twin sentinels. Serena texts Dan they'll be arriving soon, and he self-importantly tells Aaron the news; Aaron receives the message a few seconds later. "Well, I got it first," Dan says desperately, ugly; Aaron scrambles: "Yeah, well, it's probably my service. 401 area code..." Rhode Island, RISD, college, maturity. Whatever weapon you have, use it.
Jenny gets out of a cab in H&M, carrying that ridiculous safety-pin Bodhi clutch like a badge of overdesigned, overthought fashion, and joins the boys; she informs them that Eric's just around the corner and shoots a look at Aaron when Dan hisses in response. The limo arrives, and she darts out, grabbing Eric and pulling him past the crowd, toward the church doors.
As I lay my head on your chest
I can hear it your veins
Wake me up when you come to bed...