Back at the reception, B sits down for no other reason than to torture Vanessa for dating Nate. "Looks like Nate isn't a fan of the fish... Or his date." I think she just V a slut but I could just be reading her performance in a weird way. There seemed to be a veiled insult there. Vanessa agrees: "Blair, I'm with Nate and you're at the singles table. Deal with it." Blair lies that she's feeling sympathetic: "Dating an Archibald is a tortured process. The endless supply of family drama, the fact that he never really got over Serena... Though, falling for someone who's in love with Serena, you already know how that feels, don't you?" Not to mention the whole "constantly running off with Carter Baizen or Chuck Bass for secret things" part, but you can't talk about that right now because Eric just came up looking for Chuck. It's time for the toast. Vanessa goes off to look for him, having spotted him earlier running off "with [her] boyfriend."
Outside, Nate thanks Chuck, who is like, "Duh, it's your Dad." Nate apologizes for throwing all that attitude around and Chuck apologizes for... not noticing at all... and then Nate notices that Chuck said he "loved" Blair, which he's never said about a girl before, and they smile and fall back madly in love with each other, and Chuck asks Nate if he's ready to go back in, and I guess light up the dance floor, but Nate is not feeling terribly social, and asks Chuck to tell Vanessa... And I don't know what excuse he was going to give, because Vanessa shows up and bitchily sends Chuck inside so she can grill Nate some more about his dark private family stuff. She stares at him and finally he's like, "It's a... long story." She assures him she has time, and mesmerizes him with the atrocious thing in her hair until he finally gives in.