10/02/2007 at 03:00 PM EDT
You've gotta love a series that's giving you major dramarama payoff in only its second week on the air, right? Other, lesser shows might have made us wait for months to see Blair drop her I–know–what–you–did–last–semester bombshell on former BFF Serena, but GG put it out there in Week Two. "I always knew you were a whore," Blair told a stunned Serena. "I never took you for a liar, too."
And that wasn't even the episode's biggest angst–y moment.
That came after Blair caught wandering boyfriend Nate trying to secretly meet with one–time tryst Serena. Blair hightailed it to Chuck's dad's fancy Palace brunch to tell Dan, Serena's date (and her only friend at this point), just what a backstabber he was getting himself involved with. With Nate and Chuck looking on, Blair's revenge (part one, I'm guessing) unfolded.
Adorkable Dan's reaction? He wigged and fled the scene. Serena chased after him. He was all, "You're not who I thought you were." She was all, "I'm trying to change and if you can't accept that, you're not who I thought you were."
Serena, now an outcast amongst the crew she once ruled, was left flipping through cell phone pics of happier times before tossing the cellular scrapbook into a garbage can.
Mad blogger Gossip Girl's pithy take on the brunch brouhaha: "Some might call this a fuster cluck, but on the Upper East Side, we call it Sunday afternoon."
Blair and Serena, frenemies? Try full–on war. –Kimberly Potts