"...If the readjustment cannot be made the given organ, or the entire plant, may become unhealthy, or may die."
Serena's staring into space when the kids get off the elevator, and Jenny informs her that Lily and Rufus have been "in a Cold War" since the day S left. The wording doesn't escape her: "Over Brown?" Eric acknowledges that Rufus's total fuckup there didn't help, but that Lily's "flipping out about other things," too. Like her sick mom, her total fear of commitment, the crisis embodied that is Rufus Humphrey... "I think they could be in real trouble," Jenny nods. Rufus comes home to DUMBO and stands around dramatically until Dan asks him what's up. "...I've been running," he says exhaustedly, after a long pause, and then dramatically asks if he can have his bed back and slumping away into the darkness. Dan calls Serena STAT and tells her things are bad; they agree that it's time for a sitdown and a reboot on how much Lily and Rufus love each other. Jenny and Eric stare at Serena as she vows to fix everything. "I'm gonna figure out a way, okay? I promise." The look in their eyes is just heartbreaking.
"Why won't he respond to any of my calls, or texts, or my animated e-cards?" Vanessa has to laugh at Georgie, because are you kidding right now? "The last one I sent him was this adorable singing dog!" Vanessa nods, remembering that you have to move slow with Georgina: "Okay. Dan didn't write you back because A) he broke up with you, B) he's seeing someone else, and C) even though I tried to defend you, you're a full-on crazy person." See? She's just great this week. Georgie's not hearing it: "Wait, can we go back to B for a second?" She tosses off a scary, hooting laugh, and complains that Dan cannot possibly be seeing anybody, because they just broke up a week ago. Vanessa watches her carefully as she puts it together, and then the crazy clicks into place: "Okay. Then you're gonna get Dan to dump her."
Do what? Georgina gives her a scary, scary smile. "I didn't visit my family last week. I was in Boston. You know, I met the sweetest guy. I think you know him. Scott Rosson?" Vanessa's jaw drops and she goes, Oh my God? "He just had so much on his mind... And after several glasses of wine -- slightly enhanced -- you wouldn't believe what he told me!" (GEORGINA SPARKS ROOFIED PILOT INSPEKTOR TO GET HIS GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION. I maintain that this is the best television show ever produced.) Vanessa sort of stands back to see how wild this is going to get.