"Lily!" somebody yells. "The party's lovely!" Lily runs around lying to everybody about everything that ever happened in the world. "Serena? I have no daughter named Serena!" she tells one old person. "Serena? She's working for Medicines Sans Frontiers, you know, with her father. Fixing cleft palates and things. Stealing boats and horses just wasn't fulfilling her anymore." "Serena? Driving the jitney for Diddy's White Party again this year. I tell you, that girl's dedication to charity and Vitamin Water knows no bounds." "Serena? My daughter Serena? Well, as it turns out she died in a waterskiing accident, just like our son Pilot Inspektor." "Serena? Why, it was the strangest thing. Smack in the middle of Madison -- which I will admit, she was crossing against the light -- a giant eagle or something swoops down and carries her off. Apparently it is a roc trained by a wizard. He has property in Millbrook."
But true to his word -- and barely buried resentment of his mother's awful coping mechanisms -- Eric pops up at every opportunity, yelling "That bitch was doing coke! You saw it on the news! She's 'exhausted' from all those drugs she keeps doing! I tried to kill myself but it turns out I'm just gay! You're all a buncha goddamn phoneys!"
"Eric," Lily says gorgeously and correctly, "Somewhere between a Marlins jersey and the absolute truth lies the better part of decorum. Becoming an adult is about learning the distinction."
Seriously! As much as this episode pretends to paint Lily with a tarred brush of unbelievable evil, she's not wrong about any of it. I mean, maybe the thing with Chuck but we still don't know the rest of the story there. She even manages to spin forging the affidavit in a semi-acceptable way. But the pile-on is so intense and the buildup has been so graphic and long-coming that it all seems very apocalyptic. I guess I get where Eric and Serena are coming from as far as the ongoing damage Lily's whitewashing tic has done to them, but I'm not sure the proper response is to act like dicks in public.