Serena starts to fall apart as well. "Where are you? Why don't you call? Why did you leave without saying goodbye? You're supposed to be my best friend. I miss you so much. Love, Blair." Wow, awesome. They -- and by "they" I mean "mostly Leighton Meester" -- totally just sold the whole thing. I'm buying it. Serena swallows some tears and asks why she didn't send it, but Blair's like, "And you would have what? You knew all of this and you didn't do anything." Serena starts crying and for once it's not even a little irritating: "I didn't know what to say to you, or even how to be your friend, after what I did. I'm so sorry." Blair tells her that Eric let her in on the whole Ostroff thing, and allows as how the van der Woodsens are maybe having a rough time too. The episode ends pulling out on the two of them, silhouetted against the Bethesda fountain, where everybody gets washed clean, and Gossip Girl kind of not feeling this: "Spotted in Central Park: two white flags waving. Could an Upper East Side peace accord be far off? So, what will it be: Truce? Or consequences? We all know one nation can't have two queens..." Gossip Girl, sometimes it's like Coco said: take off the last thing you put on. That was some awkward shit. You know I love you, though.
Next week: Eyes Wide Shut, from all appearances, and the best episode title yet.