"It was either this or the Lincoln Hawk van which, all I'm saying, has graphics," is a particularly nice Dan line, and then Blair's reading of this part is also genius, sliding from snotty to awesome in a single ellipsis: "Let me just consult the GPS. Oh wait, that's me... No, but for real, Cornice should be just up here." Like you can actually hear her excuse herself for being a bitch and go back to being Dan's friend. It might be my favorite moment in the whole episode, if not for the hilarious smash-cut to Lily in a minute.
Charles and Lily wind down post-Post interview, having smiled so much Chuck's face hurts (heh) and driving them both to drink even though it's like barely the afternoon. They are a great team, these two, and it's always nice to see them together. I hope something horrible doesn't happen to ruin it! They've complimented each other sufficiently -- she on Chuck's success with the Empire, he on Lily's success with the Bass Ind. board -- that he feels empowered to ask about one sticky moment: When they asked about Chuck's sometime return to heading Bass Ind.
Which I found confusing, because I thought Chuck gave up his interest in the company to buy the Empire in the first place, which is why Jack and Elizabeth's scheme was so scary, but whatever. It's juicy: Lily acts very Lily about it and tosses him a bunch of lines -- "I didn't see that it was any of her business! It's a long ways away, and it was off topic!" There's more, but we don't know about it yet; she says she's only a custodian, they clink, Chuck leaves, and girlfriend pours herself another huge drink, so Rufus can arrive and whine about it. Or as Sylvia Plath says:
The queen in the mulberry arbor stared
Stiff as a queen on a playing card.
The king fingered his beard.
The address GG sent Blumphrey for no reason is a gorgeous estate with about a million bad-ass cars outside, which sets off Blair's insanity meter in a way the rest of her schemes did not: "If this is Juliet's house, then she is even freakier than we thought. Who pretends to be poor?" Besides the long list of European royalty you keep accidentally dating, you mean? Dan's confused as to why the full-frontal attack -- "We're just gonna march up to her and pull her hair?" -- but Blair says that's a good place to start. Dan, after all this time, doesn't realize that Blair, like his sister, is all about creating chaos and only then scheming to control it.