Dan finally gets to talk to Serena: he apologizes about The Wave, and she giggles, and he stammers, and she's fairly shaking when he completes the picture: "Are you hungry?" She is, actually, she's had the worst morning, and Dan asks if she wants to talk about it, either before, after, or concomitant with the aforementioned eating, and then: the inevitable Lily. "Great! Just in time for brunch," she grits, making it clear that Dan and Serena will now be parting ways. "Mrs. van der Woodsen," Dan gamely greets her, and she is fairly awesome in response: "Dan. Still here." Serena blabbers that the whole brunch plan was set only before Dan got hungry, but now that plan has to change, because you can't let a boy starve. Lily's prepared to make an exception: "He's not invited." Serena is steadfast in her disinterest in brunch, leveraging a threat to bring Dan along: "We have plans." Lily, nearly broken, offers a deal, immediately after pulling a big My Roof/My Rules card: "What's it going to take you get you dressed and out that door?" Um, Dan. Obviously. Ya burnt! And also, you don't follow up My Roof/My Rules with an offer to compromise. It defeats the entire purpose, and it's inconsistent to boot. This parenting, Lily. It could drive a child to suicide and/or sluttiness at the Shepherd wedding. I'm just saying: you got played.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A+ | 1258 USERS: B-
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