It takes her picoseconds. "Nice suit," she says. Those are the words that come out of her mouth. Dan, relatably enough, asks if she really needs to go all the way to Connecticut to be a bitch to him when she'd already done such a great job in Brooklyn, and -- admittedly -- just before she can apologize for all that, Blair appears and drags him away to do whatever dumbass thing they're going to do to Carter, leaving Vanessa standing there and becoming more bitter by the second. Perhaps it is a trick of the light or simply Vanessa's lovely and mesmerizing eyes, but I could swear her nasty hair starts growing some snakes. There's a hissing and an undulation. Maybe she'll finally push him so hard he actually figures out how horrible they make each other.
Scott introduces himself to Rufus, but then acts totally spazzy when Rufus tries to shake his hand. I mean, if we knew more of Scott than his creepy eyelashes and spooky lips and ability to be more Vanessa than Vanessa, this would be a monumental moment: Finally meeting the father you've been angling after for more than a year, kissing Dan's literary ass and dating his castoffs. That's heady. But since the Aaron Rose scars are still healing and Scott has a stupid face and crummy parents and that's all we know, it's more interesting because way to out-awkward Rufus Humphrey. "I've always been a fan of your music," Scott says, which whether coincidental or insightful are of course the perfect words to say to Rufus to make him fall forever into love with you. He's probably already rearranging the bedrooms in PRADA MARFA before they've let go of each other's hands.
(But then, who knows what it was like for Scotty? Dead brother, weird parents. We don't know any more about his home life than we do Vanessa's, and this show's always been good about keeping family dynamics in hand, so maybe it's still early days. He could have been kept in a box for all we know, like Profit or Kaspar Hauser. Do you know him? I love feral children because that's what we are. But he's my favorite because... I don't know why. I don't really want to know why, actually. He had a little wooden horse in his hands when he stumbled into town and the only words he knew were "I want to be a rider, like my father." I mean, how does that happen?)
Blair approaches Carter, whose last visit to the show was when he was Valmonting all over her liaisons and intentions, and he's none too happy to see her. Especially when she informs him that the polo invite was totally a trick so that he could be served with a restraining order. Specifically, to stay a hundred feet away from Blair Waldorf, who will be attaching herself to Serena's side until his threat is dealt with. Dan and Blair are very cute noting his distance from them, and as B's calling for security, Serena comes floating up all, "Hey guys!" Her realization that Dan and Blair are bullying Carter because of her lie is delightful. She's just like, "What? Oh, right. The stalking. My bad."