So Chuck feels dumb and Elizabeth tearfully runs away, and Blair knows better than to jerk him off-track again by switching perspectives on this situation, so she excuses herself and immediately jumps up Elizabeth's ass, using the wrong words in the unfortunate ways of every other scene in this episode, and guilting Elizabeth hardcore about how Chuck thinks he killed his mother, so whatever Elizabeth is hiding, she's a bad guy for doing it. GG is like, "Could there be a secret even B can't crack? Only time will tell..." Because the word "time." That's literally all that was there for.
Lily comes no closer to explaining even a little bit about what went on between the seasons, and it's getting so ridiculous that it's actually difficult to keep straight what we do know because they've scribbled over this hashed-up palimpsest of a thing so much that anything could, at this point, be true: Lily had to go give birth to yet another love child and this whole Dorota thing is an elaborate ruse. Lily caught cancer from her mom. Lily got drunk and accidentally married Dr. vdDubs in Santorini. Lily went into the booby hatch because she is suicidal and/or gay and/or a drunk. Lily broke her time machine. Lily had a videotaped threesome with a guy she then murdered, so she had to go to boarding school where she met a spaceman/prince/diplomat/drug dealer, which explains why her clothes are made of pills today...
Well, hmm. Because if you think about it, whatever happened the end result was that Lily was gone for a long time before this season started, and this season has increasingly become about what she was doing over there, so the Serena parallels are worth investigating: "Where has she been?" remains the first thing you hear in every episode. Anyway, Rufus turns this scene stupid with a quickness once Lily admits to kissing her ex-husband and then building a truly outstanding scaffolding of lies around that occurrence, which clearly we're missing something, but Rufus is too dumb to notice that, so he runs off to... Walk around the city and think. Which is all he's been doing this entire episode, because he was afraid of what she would say. So then she said it, and it was about one-tenth as bad as he thought, so he's going to... Go back to doing what he was already doing. Which, to be fair, Lily and her couch will also be doing.
Dan lurks around DUMBO in the dark feeling all kinds of feelings and asking Vanessa to call him because he's worried about his parents. Not, you understand, the fact that she's not returning his calls, but because he needs a "friend" to talk to about his disintegrating family. And I'm not saying that's not true, because it tracks with them both, but bad timing to decide this isn't something you can discuss with S or N, who would actually be able to help you bridge the DUMBO-PRADA gap that's actually at issue here, because Dan has never understood Lily any more than his dad does and he's not going to start now. And if Jenny hadn't spent all day being a bitch to Lily, and all night carting drugs around, she'd probably have already enlisted Little J's help and they would have sewn this up by dinner time, because nobody works Rufus quite as efficiently as Little J.