Kind of? Not really, but okay?
Eleanor: "Uniforms do represent power and authority, and instill a sense of belonging."
Blair: "The girls I dress won't follow trends. They will set them, just like I did."
So to review: High school uniforms, inspired by high-school uniforms. Power, authority, mob leadership. So, the Jungmädelbund? That's what we're doing here? I wonder what Cyrus Rose would have to say about that.
Chuck and Nate discover that someone has removed the Sudanese Envelope from its 'Spectrum' hiding place, just as Peepers is calling (Lola?) to report on the "silver bullet" she and her partner (Jack?) will use to take down Lily (Bart and Chuck) and bemoaning the fact that she ever signed up to climb aboard the SS Humphreak. As if to pin the tail on the hell of her life, Rufus appears with a bottle of Dom and a pepperoni pizza with extra cheese. "An unexpected yet brilliant combination," that asshole chortles, "Just like us!" Uh, who is the champagne and who is the pizza here? Ivy is the extra cheese. CeCe's money is the champagne. So I guess that makes Rufus a greasy paper plate you can see right through to objects on the other side.
Oh wait, is this the episode where Gossip Girl started talking about the Beatles for no reason? I swear this happened in another episode. Ah well, she starts randomly talking about the Beatles and it's like impenetrable what she's even implying.
Gossip Girl: "The Beatles sang, Living is easy with eyes closed..."
Lily: "Bart, sorry I sold your painting with your Sudanese paperwork in it. To the person that broke into our house last week looking for it."
Gossip Girl: "But even with our eyes open, we all still have blind spots."
(Something I didn't even bother to take notes on but is probably Chuck drinking scotch and thinking real hard about envelopes.)
Gossip Girl: "Or maybe we're just looking in the wrong place..."
(As Eleanor finally sees the cold, hideous beauty of the thing she made.)
Blair: "Like the Hitler Youth. Exactly, now you're getting it!"
Dan: "Hang on, are you sure you want to have sex with me?"
Serena: "It's sort of the spiritual equivalent of Jenny handing Chuck Bass her virginity, so I'm going to say yes."
Gossip Girl: "...But when we finally do see the light, it's strawberry fields forever!"