Blair drops the act and spits, "That is a Carrie Underwood song, not a life choice." (Which is my whole problem with that song, of course, but also Georgina's whole problem: it's not actually a metaphor, just a gross abdication of personal responsibility, viz. the iceberg digression last week.) "I'm sorry, but I can't help you if it goes against my beliefs." And the cat comes screaming into the swimming pool, Blair grinning fiercely: "But... When you look at it, Jesus drove you here. Right?" Georgie corrects her with a lame played out joke ("Actually, I believe his name was Jesus") and Blair starts screaming. "Not in the cab! In your country-western way of life! You said God would help you find a way to earn my forgiveness," she says, modulating softer again: "And here it is." So just to be clear, the UES is so frakked up that amends for her misdeeds would be: "to entrap Poppy Lifton, get the money back that she stole, and destroy her in the process?" Blair shrugs, because yeah. What's the problem?
"Exactly." She smiles and levels with Georgie: "If you cut 'revenge' out of the Bible, there's not even enough pages to make a pamphlet." So true, and awesome, but not as awesome as Georgie's nodding response: "...And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them." Blair hands her the necklace again and asks how on earth Georgie knew her favorite passage. Who knows if she's kidding? I know the second she heard that, if she didn't know it before, it became her favorite.
The tribe of Judah ended up in exile in Babylon around 600 BCE, and started freaking out when they realized that after a long time worshiping in the Temple of Jerusalem, they didn't know how to serve God outside that. How do you properly worship in a strange country? Is God even still available? The quote is from the Book of Ezekiel, which is entirely about that, written to address that: he talks -- among the trippiest prophetic poetry this side of Revelation -- about how the exile came about through their disobedience, and will be reversed once they came back to God. That age-old fundie question of how you stay in the world but not of it, essentially: how to act like Babylonians without worshiping the gods of Babylon. How to gain the trust of the fallen, fit in with UES society, without falling. How to walk this close to the edge, destroy a girl to apologize for destroying a girl, and keep yourself intact: Perfect from now on.