Georgie calls him once they're back at home, hanging out in Serena's room at PRADA, all her colors faded to black and purple. She realizes immediately that Serena told him about the Blair/Chuck plan, and she stutteringly explains that she sent the Élitaire invite last week, before they hooked up -- right around the time Blair was accusing her of all this shit -- but points out that it's Blair and Chuck, of all people. "I mean, talk about a victimless crime!" He admits this point, but says he wants to chill out regardless. She's incredibly sad, but she doesn't protest. "Right. No strings. I'll see you later."
Serena feels bad for Dan, but they agree telling him was the right thing to do. He asks after Carter, but he's still ignoring her. "You're a pretty tough one to shake," Dan tells her, and she points out that her lack of belief in him might be reason enough. Meanwhile, Rufus is "attempting crepes," so they go save the family from that.
Chuck shows up at MacPherson's with the photo, and Devyn admits that she mentioned his meeting to Georgina, who created the whole plan: "Georgie and I go back. The girl has an MBA in deviant behavior. And you're going to need a better sense of humor in the club business." Point. MacPherson comes in, admires the photo of himself, and then Chuck shakes his hand: "Chuck Bass. Big fan. By the way, when your lease at the Empire Hotel isn't renewed, thank Bright Eyes here." YES! MacPherson stares at her pointiness and presumably fires her.
Scott once again comes to Vanessa's room, where she's wearing a very mod, very yellow ensemble. (He's wearing purple and green, which means he clashes -- with himself, but also -- with her, and there's a purple molding behind him that frames him in all-purple, so he clashes even worse with her, but you know who's all about purple this week? Georgie.) Vanessa begs him not to leave her alone with this secret, because A) that's shitty and B) it's Vanessa, but he points out that giving him up for adoption was Rooster and Lily's choice, and he doesn't hate them for that, but now this identity is his choice, and...
He's right. This is where Vanessa's ethic gets in the way, because he's totally right. Lily doesn't have the "right" to know anything -- even if secretly at this point I think R might, or at least suspect -- because Lily already chose otherwise; Rooster has more of a claim since he never chose to give Scott up, but that's still on Lily. Scott doesn't have to say anything, and sticking Vanessa with that secret -- which she extorted out of him by threatening his cover story -- is the mildest possible collateral damage imaginable, but whatever. They cry and hug and their mascara runs and we still don't know why they actually like each other. And hanging on every word, just outside the door: You know who.