Blair's posture is perfect, sitting in the study at Nate's house when he enters. "What are you doing here?" She tells him Anne Archibald let him in, and he shows a spark, finally: "I didn't ask how you got in. I asked why you came." She wants to talk about them, about their relationship, but there's no "them," anymore. "We finally really have a chance to start over," she says, and he...walks kind of an iffy line. I get where he's coming from, but there are things you don't actually get to stop apologizing for, sometimes. "You know, all this time I felt so bad for everything I've done, and when you said you wanted to leave the past in the past, I didn't know we were talking about your past." She tries to explain, how he broke her heart on her birthday and she went crazy and made a decision she was "in no condition to make." He asks if she's feeling clear-headed right now: "Then you'll understand perfectly when I say I want nothing else to do with you, Blair. You and Chuck deserve each other." She points out that Chuck would do anything to stay on top, would twist the truth and say whatever he had to, to keep from getting hurt by this. "But Jenny wouldn't," Nate grumbles. Which takes the wind out of her sails, finally, although it made me afraid for old Jenny. "And don't go blaming any of this on her, Blair. I would have found out eventually. I said I'm done. It's over. Now would you please leave?" His face looks completely different right now; he leaves.
In the gallery, Rufus is looking good. Which is funny, because he's wearing a ladies' rollneck cardigan and looks like a crazy old man. Bryn enters and immediately confesses that, "at the risk of being forward," she's there on a dare from her friends to ask him out. Which sounds about right, given Rufus's own emotional maturity level. He's impressed by this, of course, but just then Bex comes in for their date. He tries to introduce them to each other, gets the names backwards, and doesn't even have the courtesy to blush. Bex figures out the whole deal, which actually is not that huge a problem really, because it's not his fault this girl just randomly showed up to ask him out, but she takes off anyway. Bryn offers to go on their date with him now, and he smiles, but still feels sheepish in some indefinable way.