Serena, wiser than she knows, goes "Um, well, I don't know much about art. But I do know a lot about spelling, so..." Which is awesome, right, because that's all this is: the public, phallic logorrhea of somebody who has learned precisely half of why we use words. Not art, just spelling. "Oh no..." she says after a moment, "I think maybe you should have had someone proofread it before you stuck it to the wall..." Guattari & Deloser, freaking out that she or he might have offended the magic spell of the precious words, starts crying and she's like, "Kidding." He pretends not to be put out but he totally is, and they introduce themselves as he's referring multiply to her abuse and harassment. He takes off the glasses and introduces himself, properly enunciating his name: Aaron Rose, the UES Artiste in Question, Dan's cautionary future, Serena's new feller.
Vanessa mentions going to find Rufus where he's freaking out in the "storage space," which is maybe code for where they do it, and Dan's like, "If his right eye starts to twitch, that's when you have to break out the valium," but Vanessa says we've already hit that point: "The caterer thought he was hitting on him." That caterer is lucky to have dodged the Humphrey bullet, I think. Dan's phone rings, and it's Blair, so of course Vanessa shits herself on the way to handing the phone over, and he's like, "It actually matters this one time, weirdly, so step off with the guilt face."
Blair's in her car going home from her humiliation, and whines -- not like his enemy, but like she would to Serena -- that his encouragement to throw herself at Chuck has now completely filled her up with humiliation. The one comestible she can't just barf up again. Even Dan can hear it in her voice, how they're friends now: "Chuck was completely unmoved!" Dan asks if he wasn't just playing it off, and Blair hilariously admits there was no "hard evidence of that," and Dan gets a little barfy his own self. "I didn't even get the chance to show him my necklace tangled up in my hair. The nape of the neck is Chuck's Kryptonite!" Dan files that one away for when he finally does it with Chuck, which at this rate will be next week, and pretends to be horrified. "So he just ... got up abruptly and he left?" Oh, Blair: "Like a Bass outta hell." Dan tells her this is exactly where she wants him -- and again, he's right at this moment in time -- and sends her to beat him home to the Bass/van der Woodsen suite, ambushing him. Blair is quiet, and then smiles sweetly, agreeing.