In the elevator Chez Waldorf, Vanessa busts out her video, which specifically is of Chuck grabbing the mysterious and magical and preposterous key. Which I love so, so much, because it looks like a prop from one of the fifteen movies coming out this spring where an arcane book opens a doorway to another world of unseen wonders and terrifying adventures, and you shouldn't read it and there's even a warning label, but then you totally read it and have adventures. Have you seen the ads for these movies? Magical volumes that make fairy magic happen are like the Jude Law of 2008, they're in everything. And that's what the key looks like, even though the door it opens is to a state-of-the-art Olympic pool at a private school where even the multimedia center enjoys its own high-def entertainment from the future, and that is exactly how I want this show to be. They head inside, Dan wondering WTF with the key Vanessa just had to tell him about, and inside Blair's house they're not exactly chained to the desks. It's the usual drinking and chatting and laughing and mischief, and Dan's got his usual, "Oh hell, people having fun, the bell tolls for thee," and Serena's like, "Let's write some essays! Here's some peyote!" or whatever. Blair explains that they're learning all about this "Ethics" thing people always talk about from some graduate student dude Kati and Iz boned at Le Bilboquet. I love how they were all sitting around before just now, like, trying to figure out how you pronounce that word "ethics," and then decided to go through their little black books and find somebody who could tell them all what that word means.
Episode Report CardJacob: A+ | 1132 USERS: B-
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