There's a hilarious spooky version of the usual GG music playing as Rufus hands out candy with a dumb Ramones voice to a policeman, an adorable fireman, and a half-assed Lady Gaga. Lily slips Vanya some money quietly, and he ushers the kids away, and Rufus booms "HAPPY HALLOWEEN!" and, looking after the little kids as they leave, Lily shoots us the sweetest, biggest smile.
Albert Hammond Jr., late of the Strokes, which are kind of like the Ramones of nine years ago, is onstage at Gimlet, singing his song "In Transit," operative lyrics as follows: "Free from it all/ I'm not gonna change till I want to..." Blair comes in with her dress and veil, looking great, and Chuck leaves Nate alone at the bar to come yell at her, looking so super hot in a boxy wide pinstripe suit with a red carnation. He looks even more like a Dick Tracy villain than he usually does. She apologetically acknowledges that he doesn't want her there, but explains that she was only acting crazy to convince him that they were a good team, and that he needed her. They both have to join Grownup Club at the same time, because if they don't that means he got fixed and she's still broken, and the second you think that's true it will be.
"But you were right not to trust me. I ruined everything." She's so sad! I don't mind this whole Blair Is A Screeching Lunatic storyline, as I've said, because A) I remember Season One, where that was true, B) I remember Season Two, where that was still true, and C) Everything she does makes total sense for the character as presented. It's not always admirable and it's often pathetic, but that's what you call a television show. I'm not here to pretend I'm Blair, or that Blair and Chuck's love is real or relevant to my own life: I'm here to watch a story in which people fuck up, which is what stories are about. Not sure what's confusing about that concept. "Heartfelt, earnest," says Chuck, with a hint of detached distrust in his voice: "Let me guess, you found out the liquor license you so thoughtfully procured was a fake?"