Dan chimes in again, this time helpfully, explaining that boys are dumb and forget things that aren't in front of them: "No no no, that's a terrible idea! Don't disappear, become unavoidable. Chuck may be a deviant, but he's still a man. So just... You know, drive him crazy, wear him down." So well done no points off for the obligatory, funny followup: "You should be good at that." Serena smiles and B gives him a backhanded compliment about finally getting interesting, and Serena is all over it, giggling about how nice their little trio has turned out to be, and B flees. "Even broken up, you guys make me nauseous." Serena shrugs and smiles, because why would you turn down awesomeness when the alternative is thinking yourself into a tiny little ball of stress, and meanwhile B's bouncing across the courtyard like those multicolored ping-pong balls in that car commercial.
Eleanor, once the Bloomingdale's guy is safely out of the room, is all smiles and cosseting, apologizing to Jenny about leaving her out of the meeting and with a predatory glint in her eye that you and instantly recognize even though Jenny's not there yet. You knew the second Eleanor brought up All About Eve that she was already feeling like Margo Channing, in the same way that the second your boyfriend accuses you of cheating on him is always the moment you can be sure he's cheating on you. She whines like they're old friends about how the guy was all about next season, which freaked her out for some reason like she's not been doing this for decades, and she's like, "Oh, incidentally and completely tangential to everything I just said, he really liked the dress you're wearing. Jenny giggles and blows glycerine bubbles and throws her skirt up over her head and whatever you do instead of paying rapt, suspicious attention, and Eleanor -- assured that Jenny is not actually here for this conversation -- goes, "Barneys and Bendel's are coming tomorrow. I have to have something to show them..." She stares at Jenny's head, waiting for the hamster to start running around in there, because what Jenny doesn't get is that she's not even a girl anymore, just like a giant hovering cartoon turkey leg, and that's why Eleanor's holding a knife and fork.