Serena pulls Kate aside to talk to her about this, explaining that she's adopting a baby, and it's the most amazing thing she's ever done and she's been thinking about this for months. Kate's smiles fades just a little bit as she realizes that maybe the only thing worse than Serena passing on her shallow self-absorption to offspring is foisting those traits on someone else's baby entirely, and points out that Serena's only 27 so she has plenty of life ahead of her, but Serena says it's too late since she's already picked out a mother from an adoption Web site, thanks to her "brilliant assistant Sasha," and Serena's already sent $10,000 to this woman, who's nine months pregnant, so she won't consider any other offers. And Serena's most excited, apparently, at how nice the mother's hair is. Kate wants her to stop this little transaction before it goes any further, since this is "so wrong on so many levels," and warns her against bribing this woman for her baby, since this is a criminal offence, and Serena also needs to evaluate this woman's health before she commits to raising the woman's child, and finally, Serena shouldn't adopt a baby just because it's this month's must-have accessory, and any Canadian viewers might wonder if Serena's character is based on National Post writer Rebecca Eckler, who once wrote that her own pregnancy seemed more significant and exciting when she found out Kate Hudson was also having a baby, I kid you not. And Serena says she's just dying to be a mother, so Kate shouldn't worry about that. As for those niggling little legal aspects? Well, that's why she's talking to Kate! Kate's going to be her lawyer! Kate's eyebrows keep going up and down in this scene quickly enough to give me motion sickness. Opening credits and commercials.
Episode Report CardDaniel: B | 481 USERS: C+
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