Serena kisses him, and they stare at each other, and there's just a lot going on right now. Stories within stories within stories: She's not exactly lying, but she's not at all telling the truth either. Blair put their mutual jealousy back on the table, which was a really uncool move, but then also justifiable from her perspective given that things with Dan are already so tenuous and Dan is trying to force the issue in such a Dan way. And she's being honest with her feelings, which Imaginary Clair still won't do, and she still hasn't shown up, so it's probably going to be a bloodbath. If only Georgina were here to help Serena kill some dudes once we're done here.
Lily: "Bart, I don't mean to keep you from your press conference but I wanted to talk to you about annulment papers. I admit they were kind of a shock."
Sneaky Bart: "I mean, I assumed Rufus was on the up-and-up when he brought them to me, so I signed them. Your happiness being so important to me, who respects you."
Lily: "That sly motherfucker. Let me tell you a thing or two about Rufus Hum..."
Rufus: "-- It is I! Rufus Humphrey! All-time hypocrite! How dare you two share a drink before a big event!"
Bart: "Heh. My work here is done. I just wish I could watch you guys fight about this, but I have to go rise from the dead now."
Lily: "So you snuck around and got him to agree to end our marriage? And for what, like we're doing so hot? We haven't spoken in weeks, you make me feel like an asshole as like your primary preoccupation, and now you're making decisions for me like this?"
Rufus: "I just worried he would manipulate you into staying married to him, so I decided to solve things the Humphrey Way."
Lily: "Surprise! He signed the papers. Which I am now tearing up."
I had this irrational desire that she would ball them up and shove them in Rufus's mouth and he would choke on them. How weird. What's even weirder is, it seems like this is exactly how Bart wanted things to go down: Like Solomon cutting the baby in half, only Bart Bass is himself the baby. That takes confidence, my friend.