The wedding planner, who is not my lovely Claudette, is running through the schedule with Lily and Bart, and reminds her about her Rolling Stone interview in an hour. Dan appears and Bart calls him "Daniel," which is awesome; Dan calls Lily "Ms. van der Woodsen," and she tells him not too much longer, with a canary feather sticking out of her mouth. Dan, as usual, is looking for Serena; wedding planner dude is not having it, giving the full powertwink: "Uh, ticktock, ticktock, ticktock, ticktock, ticktock." Nobody's seen her; Dan notes her bed hasn't been slept in, because the Bass suite is like Hogwarts and suddenly the upstairs is downstairs and the foyer is in the bathroom.
Chuck sleazes into the room all, "I knew housekeeping was hiring, but I had no idea their standards were so low." Which is weak sauce for Chuck Bass, but he's kind of softening on the Dan issue, I guess. "I hate that I have to ask you this, but have you seen Serena?" Chuck makes the obligatory "I've seen lots of Serena" smarm-by, before receiving an urgent call from B about mysterious things. "Are you drunk dialing again?" Chuck jokes -- or does he? How funny would it be if he wasn't kidding? -- and tells B that Serena never came home. "I thought she was with you," he says, and slams his bedroom door in Dan's face, the better to continue discussing his girlfriend where he can't hear.
Nate gets on the elevator Chez Waldorf, and just as the doors are closing Chuck jumps onboard. It's awkward, but it gets more awkward when they reach the residence and find it empty. "Maybe this is Blair's idea of a perverse double date," says Chuck, which I still maintain is the fastest means to an end. Dorota tells them to wait, and Chuck makes himself comfy. Nate stares around because he's never comfy, ever.
"You're not calling me back, and you're not picking up. I thought you understood me, but maybe I should make myself a little more clear and come to you." Needless to say, that's Georgina talking, getting the crazy eyes even behind her shades. "We can talk about it over coffee. I brought it just the way you like it... dark but sweet." I think Georgina sometimes just says things to sound creepy, like Chuck does. I mean, if you really try to parse that, it's not even that creepy, I mean, it's how Jordan Catalano took his coffee too, a boy who makes Nate Archibald look positively devilish and debonair. She rounds the corner and into the Palace courtyard, where Dan, of course, is standing looking bereft and wandery. She turns around without breaking the beat, all, "Aw fuck," but he spots her and her Olsen Twins chic and giant alien sunglasses immediately.