At 1oak, Chuck's off to see the bartender, and Serena tries for like one second to talk about the licorice ring, and B tells her that whether it's "sweet" as in romantic or more literally, Serena needs to STFU until they find Emma. Serena spots Emma being nuzzled by elderly Eurotrash, and B goes, "Looks like you got nailed, just not in the way you wanted." Which is passable, just, and Emma goes, "Give me time. Serge and I were just moving the party over to his place." Blair is grossed out by the Sergeness of Serge, and calls Emma out on being totally tacky, and Serena tries to calm everybody down, but just then Scott who owns the place in real life and famously dated an Olsen Twin, so he totally understands this situation, distracts Serena with her fabulous life and shows her the table he's reserved for her, and Emma makes a break for it. When exactly did Emma become my hero?
Jenny sees the huge amount of people at the gala and gets a little nervous, and then sees the sign, NEW YORK PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY SALUTES LILLIAN & Bart BASS, and gets a lot more nervous, but before she can run away the door guy asks for her name and she panics. "Uh, yeah, it's Erica. Erica van der Woodsen. Sometimes they leave off the A, my... My parents are the, uh, the guests of honor." The guy clears her, and she tries to leave again, but then Lily walks up. Jenny gets way awkward way fast, and Lily -- who has adorned her alabaster swanlike neck with something like a dreamcatcher for this event -- is like, "Thanks, yeah, it's weird but fun to be the center of attention, and hey listen, what the fuck are you doing here?" Nate comes up in the suit and says he brought her as his date because he's there representing the Archibalds. "Oh, that is so sweet. Have you seen Serena?" Nope. She's too busy trying to stop another generation of herself.