Jenny assures the group at large that she's taking Graham, and as Blair desperately tries to keep tonight about her and her guidance -- "I'll allow it" -- Jenny realizes she's just been granted access to even greater power: "Actually, Blair, since I'm Queen of Constance and Graham Collins wants to be my escort, I don't think I need you as my mentor anymore."
He was a faith healer.... I was the one he healed. I was the shill, to set the crowd up:
"Walk, my boy. When I lay my hands on you, you will walk."
Sodden old bastard. He thought it was him they believed in, but it was me.
Everybody's amazed, and Blair goes smiley-cold: "Jenny, you're lucky to have me. Don't push it," she says sweetly, but Jenny's got the crazy eyes: "Your era's over. And so is that headband." The whole earth shakes and quakes and gravity shifts and everything, and Kira desperately tries to get back in there, gamely offering to call Graham for her, and Jenny is like, "I am Zuul now, I will call him myself."
Eric's eyes start to glow with evil and he and Blair lock hands like the Wonder Twins and start communicating psychically about how they are going to kill Jenny's ass and it's just like The Craft and Kira's hair stands on end and Blair is some amount of hurt and some amount of appalled and then only the rage and then the three of them are just a storm of hatred and destruction aimed right at Jenny's stupid ass.
How crazy is Blair right now? Crazy enough that when she shows up at the Empire the next morning, she is in the full -- and I mean full, down to the plaited side-queue -- Holly Golightly. It's maybe the scariest thing -- camel trench, casual pony -- because not only is it pitch-perfect, but it's also from the end of the movie, when she's running through the rain. Last time Blair dreamt that scene it was because society was being yanked out of her hands at gunpoint. So my question to you is: As wonderful as being Empress is, it's not just Constance she's giving up, is it?
Jenny replacing Blair at Cotillion isn't about being Queen, it's about every single time Blair's tried and failed to be that girl. Eleanor has set the bar so impossibly and confusingly high -- marry well but not for money, be a deb but not a socialite -- that any social failure is more than failure. Jenny deliberately and publicly severing the lineage last night means she has no in for the next generation of royalty. Ultimately Blair's entire Mean Girl life has been about playing that doyenne role, being the most mature and the most sophisticated, being in Grownup Club just enough to hold it over everybody else's head. But getting stranded in the real world? How long you think the Empire's going to compensate for that?