"For some, it's a chance to turn over a new leaf," GG says, as Dorota comes downstairs to turn Chuck away. He begs to see Blair, and she tells him she's sleeping. "Can you tell her that I stopped by and that I have something I need to tell her?" he asks earnestly, in his pink bowtie, and Dorota softly promises she will, before her tone gets firmer: "In morning." He stands in the foyer, nervous and brave, and then spots something in the corner, and his face goes hard as steel.
She said she doesn't like it here, left everything back home
She was lost and bitter, broken and alone
Blair comes out into the bedroom in her robe, thanking Nate for bringing her home. She's soberer, happier, drowsy, ready for life again. Nate politely makes sure she's okay, and elects to leave.
She said she was a person before they brought her down
She was better than this dark relentless town
Blair takes his hand -- just like Chuck did Vanessa, that night long ago when she was in play -- and asks him to stay. Nate looks down at her hand, and agrees. "For others, it's the surprise of seeing something bloom..."
She had sold her future and buried who she was
And I said, I can make you feel it
Chuck holds Nate's crest-embroidered jacket in the foyer, staring up the stairs; he can't stop picturing them in his mind. His jealousy is boundless.
"But I am me, and you are you. We're Chuck and Blair. Blair and Chuck. The worst thing you've ever done, the darkest thought you've ever had... I will stand by you. Through anything. Because I love you."
She's blurring underneath his hands, changing too fast to see properly. To prove that nothing matters, after all. We all like knowing how things are going to turn out. Tonight, nobody can know that.
"But for yours truly, it's a reminder that on the Upper East Side, everything old can be new again." See you next week for Jenny's Sweet Sixteen, the return of Poppy Lifton and the unbeatable Chuck/Vanessa team-up, and what looks like teenage orgies. XOXO.