So sitting out of the show for all that time and coming back to it made me realize that this show has completely Joey Pottered Blair for me. Meaning, while watching this episode I realized that I pretty much hate her. A lot. I'm happy for Dan that he has gotten something he worked so hard for, endured so much for, etc., but to me Blair's happiness and lightness here is completely unearned. Dan paid his dues so I can root for him, but Blair is just dead to me. She has wreaked havoc with the emotions of pretty much everyone around her, engaged in such shenanigans for the entire first part of the season that I questioned her sanity, and now she doesn't give a shit about any of it as long as she gets a good lay from Dan Humphrey. Stay classy, Blair. All the stuff she took so seriously like Louis, her wedding, the dowry has all turned into a joke, which makes the whole first part of the season even more pointless than it was while I was suffering through it.
Jack and Chuck were funny, but is there really anything new there storytelling-wise? They certainly hinted at resolution to the fake!Mommy, not!Mommy story, which I guess will be satisfying on one level, but really, I feel like I've been there done that. The writers need to come up with a new story line for Chuck that isn't Blair or parent related.
The show continues to shit on Serena. She can't even hold a job to save her life.
I really felt for Serena even though she was being stupid. She just seems so sad and desperate and I want her to be happy. I want something good to happen to her, like maybe Carter Baizen? Please show, please, go there. Or make her good at something relevant.
I actually practiced trusts and estates law for several years so the whole VdW, Ivy story is grossly unrealistic to me for more reasons than I care to go into here. But on a level of pure entertainment I am enjoying seeing Lily squirm, her and Rufus back in the loft, Ivy lording over it at Prada, Dr. VdW being creepy, and all else that it entails.