I mean, I know it's just here because it sounds crazy and Blair Waldorfy, and funny in that Pulp Fiction way, a nice gloss on the admittedly Blair Waldorf nature of the Old Testament God vs. the tender New Georgina nature of the New Testament one. But: God vs. Society; Purity vs. the Real World. Maybe the most fundamental religious question there is, and something we talked a lot about with Battlestar, and a few weeks ago at Passover too. It's easy to stay faithful when nobody's bugging you, keep praying when the cell phones aren't ringing. But what about when you leave OMJC Camp and have to hang out with Blair Waldorf? How much do you really love God, how far can you be pushed, before it's easier to fall in line with the UES rules? Trading literal Babylon for a figurative one, trying to fit the bill anyway and make them love you again.
This isn't about Bible trivia 101, it's about Georgina, who always fascinates me. Because this game is just as dangerous, just as razor's edge, as the games she played last time. This really is a fight for her soul, Gossip Girl wasn't kidding. With New Serena, we've seen how fuzzy the edges get; think about the extremes Georgina embodies, where things really are black and white. And just like last year, I think it's more instructive to step back a little bit from the hilarity and cartoonish OTT and symbolic necessity of Georgina, and look at her for a second like she's just a girl. Just like last year, it's more instructive and more painful to acknowledge that Georgina never lies. She honestly thought she'd solved the problem, just like Serena did. It's so sad!
This is exactly why extremes don't work, and why Georgina deserves her reputation for being the scariest thing in the universe: We're not designed that way. How much of the straight and narrow was just you staying in a circumstance that didn't test you? Which is really the question: how faithful were you really, back at OMJC Camp? Did you even change at all? Was Chuck right? Was it all a lie? How far away is Old Georgina, or Old Serena, and how many compromises do you have to make to come back from the Chuck brink, if you're Blair Waldorf? If you can't adjust to the fact that we live in a bendy world, full of change and growth, and that your adult responsibility is to live in that world and watch yourself all the time, that you can't ever just commit to one thing and hope to ride it the rest of your life, then you're asking for it: Plink! God's gotta knock you down just to keep you from rotting.