Louis: "Dan, thank you for holding my hand while that went down."
Dan: "Your hands are really soft."
Louis: "It is because I am royalty."
Blair, removing her necklace from before: "Call down to Doorman Jimmy and get me a cab."
Dorota: "Where to?"
Blair: "Fucking Brooklyn, obviously."
HOUSE OF PAYNE
Cougar: "Do you collect photographs and art? Is this a Helmut Newton? Is that Lauren Hutton? Or is it Lisa Taylor? Is this the master bedroom? Let's destroy it."
Brothaniel, to each of the above: "Yes!"
Jenny & Johnny: "Our score for Beautiful and Damned will draw inspiration from Leonard Cohen's for McCabe & Mrs. Miller. Plus, other music things."
Jenny Lewis & Robyn Lively: Two totally different people. If you run into me, ages 10-25, let me know, okay? A lot more stuff would've made a lot more sense. Like how it was never actually possible for Rilo Kiley's lead singer to make me a better rapper through magic spells, for just one example. And that's a good thing, because I doubt my flow would have become nearly so excellent, with outside help. I just want to watch them watch the wave, both of them, and experience what they see. In different ways, they are my soul candy. Nobody can Top That.
Marylou: "How come Patrick Roberts has pot?"
Marshall: "Because Serena is a ninny!"
Serena: "Uh, what is going on? You told me to get him pot."
Marylou: "Actually, he ran straight to me out of guilt for almost smoking pot, so it's a non-issue."
Everybody: "Come on, really?"
Marylou: "Oh yeah. Those rehab people have really fucked with his head."
Dan: "Hey, Blair. What on earth could you be doing here at my loft? Where's Louis?"
Blair: "Listen, I have nowhere else to go. All my friends are in California."
Dan: "I don't even have friends."
Blair: "Are we still friends? I know I ignored you all summer, but that's because I'm awful."
Dan: "I know you are. It's fine. What's up?"
Blair: "I am thinking about calling off my wedding. Unless you have any pertinent information."
Dan: "Do I ever?"
Blair: "Good point. I'm glad you're such an upstanding fellow."
Actually, it's really well acted. He's not being tremendously heinous, somehow, and it seems she's honestly looking for friendship, and he is trying to be supportive. I don't know, I didn't get a particularly gross vibe out of this. I wouldn't call myself a shipper per se, but Blair and Dan are pretty much the entire point of this show -- Serena and Chuck existing as elementals, above and below the material plane, respectively -- and deserve each other in negative and positive ways both, and anyway they're such good actors that they kind of dictate how you come away from the scene, just by the choices that they make. So Blair says she's being above-board -- he honestly is her friend and her last resort -- and Dan somehow comes off as being not incredibly shitty when he says they can work it out, and I buy it. I'll be Beautiful and Damned if I know how he accomplishes it, because anybody else I would call major bullshit on -- especially Daniel Fucking Humphrey -- but somehow it works.