A disappointed Asian "massage therapist" drags her stuff back Tokyo-ward; Chuck heads straight for the bar. Serena perches on the counter and beams down at Chuck: "Who was that?" He calls the departing woman a "whiff of the Far East," and Serena's all, "Sometimes I envy you, the way you just..." And it's an interesting acting choice that I hope pays off, because that's Old (or Next) Serena talking for a second before she catches herself. "Ew! What am I saying? You're disgusting." Chuck tells her to chill out, since "nothing happened with Madame Butterfly" anyway. Serena doesn't believe it at first, but -- note how Chuck, for all his bullshit and love of torturing her, actually does always approach Serena as his sister now, which I love so much -- Chuck assures her it's not happening, and hasn't been all week. Serena's agog, and he charmingly says he'll take her incredulity as a compliment. Serena keeps pushing, and he says he's tried everything, "from the erotic to the pharmaceutical." She laughs sweetly in his face and says that it's obvious: he's not over B.
Now, it's been a while since I was a teenage boy, but I think we can agree that while this is good for the funny, and a good storyline, it's about as realistic as a high school chorale singing "Glamorous" in their knee socks and, from where I'm standing, just as awesome. "This is your body's way of telling you," she says. And again, medically speaking, I think it would actually be his body's way of saying something is either dreadfully wrong, or else Nate just jumped a few lengths in the horserace for Chuck's dick. "I don't have a romantic bone in my body," Chuck says, looking down at himself angrily: "Least of all that one." Serena flounces around, and he admits she's raising an interesting idea. "Clearly there's some sort of... Blockage." He thinks for a bit, and she knows what he's going to say before he says it, registering a powerful disagreement. "One more go-round, just to clear the pipes." She orders him not to use B as "sexual Drano," which is evocative to say the least, and he smiles. "...I have to make myself presentable. I have a party to attend." I missed Scheme-y Rape-y Chuck, too! He downs his drink and winks at S: "By the way, congrats on you and Humphrey. Water always finds its own level." Chuck is ... so hot right now. When the hell did that happen?