Inside, where the weather is -- I'm told -- "so delightful," Bart Bass points out that (barring the total Rufus & Lily Love) these things would be less horrific if she'd just let the world in on their relationship. Lily says she's just now beginning to trust him again, after the fakeout with Paulette Cho, whom I miss dreadfully. He reminds her that this was a misunderstanding based on his son Chuck's neurotic hypersexualized confusion, and then threatens to do something awful if she doesn't publicly commit to him soon. "What are you waiting for?" he asks, and she responds -- not by saying, "Rufus's scrotum to descend," as she should -- by screaming Blair's name and ushering her over. They airkiss, and Blair gingerly asks Bart after Chuck's welfare. Meester, as ever, plays a really subtle game here: Blair is into Chuck and wondering where their constantly texting and fucking relationship has gone, while simultaneously worrying that he's going to tell Nate about their relationship. What she doesn't know, and won't know for a bit, is that Chuck knows about her liaison with Nate last week: she just thinks she broke up with him and ran off yelling, like she does to several people several times every episode, so there's no reason for him to be upset as far as she knows. "Charles," Bart informs her, is at the Bass's hotel in Monaco. "I have my staff keeping an eye on him, and I'll join him for New Year's," Bart says, oblivious to Blair's crestfallen loss of focus and immediate recovery. "I was wondering why he'd been so quiet, and Monaco answers my question. Lovely to see you two. Bye." She runs off, all preoccupied and confused. Her boyfriend that she is not in love with, note, she's not really concerned about his whereabouts yet, but her boyfriend she hates, he ran off in a big gay red turtleneck, and that's what's upsetting her.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A+ | 1422 USERS: B
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