Eric wraps up the recap ("I decided to try to beat you at your own game") and Jenny is pretty wonderful as she explains simply that this was a mistake on his part. "I figured if I could take you down just once, so you could know how it feels to be the one getting egged, then maybe you'd realize what you'd become, and everything could go back to the way it was." Jenny explains, again, that this is not what happened. She's sort of pleading, because to her ears what she's saying is, "Let's go back to before that stuff went down, and everybody can be okay, because you lost out working it that way and I'm willing to reverse the trend, because I'm still secretly on your side."
Eric yells that he lost everything, and Jenny says he still has her, if they can work it out right now, but Eric's not convinced. He's already gone up and down and up and down that rollercoaster and the Anakin Skywalker of it all, and he's done. And has ruined himself, in his own eyes, in the process. "You told Kira she had to watch her back? Well, now you have to watch yours." He says this shitty line as credibly as he can, which is fairly so because he is good at his job, and Jenny stares at him for awhile until he takes his Rhodes ass up out of there. (Full disclosure: I'm secretly on Jenny's side. I know that's sacrilege and I will always love Eric van der Woodsen, but she gave him fully five free Humphrey coupons and he refused to redeem any of them, and for what? His dumb-looking cheater boyfriend that he's only with because every other gay guy on the UES is a total Asher? Who, by the way, was totally hot and ready to rock? The field is for playing, Little E. Don't let labels get in your way.)
Blair's working on that pie down in the lobby when Eleanor finds her, and she immediately starts biting into her mom instead. "Mother, how could you? And no offense to Cyrus, but do you think the world really needs another Aaron Rose?" (No. We need less than the one we have.) Eleanor laughs at her, but Blair is on a roll: "Thanksgiving always has secrets!" Eleanor explains joyfully that she's changing her will because she and Cyrus and are moving to Paris full time. I wonder if Blair will have psychic fallout from the fact that she has now chased four entire parents to France.
I honestly have no idea where Blair's storyline is going at this point. We haven't done the big Blair arc yet this year, so if she does go crazy it'll be next spring, but who knows. I'm looking forward to it. "But you love New York! You always said anyone who lives anywhere else is fooling themselves." Eleanor says, and maybe this is a clue, that she's clearing out so B can make Manhattan her own, which impresses her of course, and they talk about how the penthouse is on the Ile Saint-Louis across from Rôtisserie du Beaujolais, which makes a poulet rôti I could swear Blair has name-checked before, and is her very favorite.