Blair ambushes Miss Carr outside her next class, brandishing the paper in her face and how it carries the scarlet B. Miss Carr's like, "Yeah, it's a B paper, so..." She grips the tiny wee teacher around the arm and escorts her in a brittle, fast fashion down the hall. Miss Carr tries to be blasé about it but you can tell B scares her senseless, which just proves she's smart enough to teach Shakespeare to the likes of Serena van der Woodsen. "You're new here, so you don't know how it works. Second-semester seniors get a free pass. Like pregnant ladies, or fourteen-year-old Chinese gymnasts. Constance wants their students to get into the best colleges. That's why this free pass exists. The headmistress... If she knew about this grade, she'd rap you on the wrist!" Miss Carr explains that she will start inflating grades when she's told to start doing so, but for now her grades will be based on merit. Blair tries to explain about Yale and her GPA, and Miss Carr is all, "You should have thought of that before!" before leaving, and taking my provisional regard with her. What a snotty fucking thing to say, no matter how true it is.
Blair runs over to Serena at her locker with tears in her eyes and throws arms around her. "I think I might have just lost Yale. What am I gonna do? I didn't apply anywhere else!" (I am so sure, but on the other hand girlfriend is crazy on a good day.) Serena's like, "Chill out here in your puddle of crazy while I solve all our problems with one simple phone call. Not that anyone will appreciate it."