CeCe randomly asks Dan to come in and help her with her pearls, and he stutters and stammers and whatever and finally does, then takes a look at her. "You seem, uh... I don't know. You seem different." And because her fake cancer was actually real, which nobody knows -- and because Queller is still a Producer, as well as the writer of some of the best episodes of this show and lots of others -- you can buy what she's saying as genuine: "Certain things are in remission, Mr. Humphrey. Not the least of which is my former attitude. Going through something like I did changes you, you can see things differently." And if pretty is what changes, damn, CeCe. You got like ten times hotter from your cancer. WTG! "Like how the keys to someone else's happiness are not necessarily the same ones as for your own. Serena thinks she had me fooled this summer, but I know the truth. You are still in her heart." Dan laughs and wonders if CeCe's been drinking lighter fluid again, but she just giggles at him and holds up an invitation to the Vitamin Water White Party. "This party that you're about to take me to... It has a very strict dress code." She winks and crooks a finger at him, and he laughs and follows her into some other room, where fingers crossed they do it, because I am not kidding, those two had more chemistry in this two minute scene than Dan and Serena have in most episodes.
Blair and James walk along the pool; sometimes we see them through glass and other times we see them clearly. "...And all of that is to say what I wanted to talk to you about earlier, is that my feelings for you have deepened, and I..." OMG is he going to tell her how ardently he admires and loves her? Doesn't he know we already have a Darcy? "I can't help thinking that what I've done is something so terrible, so inappropriate..." Blair's not listening; she's literally placing him in a certain location, holding his wrist and positioning him just right, angle and light, so that Chuck can't help but notice. She interrupts with hysterical laughter: "You're so funny! I'm... I'm sorry, I could just listen to you all day!" James asks if the whole "so terrible and inappropriate thing I've done" speech was funny in some way, because he doesn't know how this crew rolls yet, and she randomly kisses him. Sadly, she flicks one last triumphant look Chuck's way, which James catches, and he becomes sad and runs away. Chuck gets a poisonous look and follows; Blair finally notices that she has reason for concern.