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.
Dan: "So what now?"
Blair: "Take me to Amagansett. CeCe's house is still empty, yes?"
Dan: "Lily's whole life, to hear her tell it."
Dan: "I want to experience what you are seeing, when you watch the wave. We'll take my father's car and we'll call Louis from there. Hold my hand, and we're haaaaaaaalfway there..."
Louis appears. Dan hangs his head in rueful shame.
Gossip Girl: "...Holy shit, you guys. That was amazing."
Zoë Bell: "Stop hotdoggin' on your motorcycle."
[Awkwardly verbatim]: "People write songs about wiping out on our LA roadways."
Chuck: Continues hotdoggin' on our LA roadways. Wipes out on our LA roadways. Gets our LA roadways all up in his personal hotdoggins. Slides several yards.
Zoë Bell: "For a second I could almost see Robert Pattinson, forming at your windscreen like a foo fighter. What the fuck was that about?"
Chuck: "I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel. I just need a scotch."
Zoë Bell: "I know I don't know you at all, and you probably could give a damn about what I have to say. Most of the people in my business are in it because they're thrill-seekers or adrenaline junkies. But for some of them, there's something darker going on. I think you need help."
Chuck: "I'm Chuck Bass!"
Zoë Bell: "I am done with this date. Later."