On the way to the Met, Eric mentions gingerly that Rufus was asking his size this morning, and wonders if that means he's going to have to start wearing flannel. The whole insidious Lily/Jenny thing with the clothes at the beginning and end seemed to throw a lot of people off, but this is another iteration of it: If Jenny's turning into the Serena Lily never had, does that mean Eric is going to take over as Rufus's son?
Jenny laughs and says it's a Halloween thing, which of course Rufus loves more than Christmas or even his birthday. So, she explains, they have to find a party to go to, so he won't make them dress up like the Octobabies and hand out candy. "Uh, speaking of creepy social anomalies," Eric interrupts, pointing at Jenny's minions. Who are fighting about how perfectly presented her morning yogurt is going to be. Eric, gagging on the horror, bounces -- "You look Queentastic" -- and Jenny sighs and tries valiantly to pretend she's not totally loving this. The girls crawl all over each other like dachshunds and Jenny goes, "Are there skins on these almonds? Fix it, and in a timely fashion. Otherwise you're all going as The Real Housewives Of New Jersey for Halloween!" The Constance girls scamper, just in time to miss Jonathan and Eric sitting down at the top of the steps.
"I mean, even if there are other Dillingers at the parade, none of them will have one of Johnny's actual suits from the movie," Jonathan's saying when she walks up, which is real low down in the mix and you might not have heard, but has a lot to do with what happens later. "Jenny, you should come to the Village with us!" he beams up at her, and she awkwardly asks WTF they're doing so high on the steps. The birds crapped on their usual place, the boys explain, and she's lukewarm sympathetic for a second before reminding them they have to move down so she's at the top. They grin at her, because this is totally stupid.
I mean, it's stupid, but two other things that are stupid are 1) high school posturing and 2) the actual placement of royalty seating and flags and all that shit, so this is heightened reality stuff in a way, but mostly it's just concretizing something that's actually real. I'm not going to question it, because I love it. Although there's something annoying about how the show just matter-of-factly and explicitly and repetitively explains these made-up ridiculous things, like, daring you to call it dumb. I don't know, there's a tone.