You know what, it's also much more fun watching Dan being bitchy. I've never liked the guy, so this is actually a step up in that he's fun to watch and not just immensely disappointing.
Nate: "So all you're saying is that you want to back my concern and then I will write nice things about you and Lily? The way everything works, all the time? Hmm."
Bart: "Yeah, look how much old sad Gen-Xers were excited to read your story on Rufus Humphrey. I figure old people are the new young people. Once they learn how to use the internet, your magazine or whatever will be the new Huffington Post for old bored white people."
Nate: "First it's fluff pieces, next it's writing bad things about Chuck. I know how this works and I am not interested in being your rentboy. That was another time in my life. Get out. I have a business to destroy."
Bart: "Cool. Before I leave, one more terrible suggestion that you're going to do just because you're Nate and you immediately do whatever people say no matter how dumb it is. I want you to artificially inflate your revenue in order to get bank funding, okay?"
Nate: "Absolutely I will do that because you told me to."
Nate, immediately: "And while I'm at it... Ivy, get over here. I have an idea for how to ruin all of our lives. I am having them at a furious rate."
Lily: "How come you're not answering my calls?"
Chuck: "Blah blah burying the hatchet with my father involves not talking to either of you."
Blair: "I got tix for the horse show! Oh, hey Lily."
Lily: "Well, I am coming to that for sure."
Lady loves herself a horse show.
Chuck: "Okay fine. But don't invite Bart. It would ruin my curious plan I am lying about and just made up."
Ivy: "I'm here, Nate. What's your terrible stupid idea?"
Nate: "I guess it involves you coming all the way here from DUMBO so that we can immediately go back to DUMBO."
Ivy: "The fun! It has already started."
Nate: "Sure are a lot of boxes in here! Full of private stuff. Your favorite kind of stuff. So listen, I know you released that story about Rufus suing Dan that you made up. Then I thought, maybe you were the one that let GG know about the Lily/Rufus hookup."
Ivy: "[Still desperately trying to make her storyline make sense by yelling about how Lily is a bitch.] Essentially, I am poor and don't understand the concept of bygones and have no reason whatsoever to be on this show."
Nate: "I've been making that work for six seasons now."