Gossip Girl Recap: Like Mother Like Daughter!
Before Serena van der Woodsen, came Lily Rhodes!
Prior to coming into her trust fund and marrying rich men for a living, Lily (played by the adorable Brittany Snow) was a rebellious California teenage who could have given Serena a run for her money. Complete with big hair, neon, too-much tulle and leggings, Lily left a young Cece to ride the bus and hang out with grungy rocker types after getting expelled from prep school. And just like her daughter, Lily didn't believe in following the rules. From ditching her Porsche filled with Louis Vuitton luggage to crashing a Hollywood party and finally landing in jail, Lily is a lot more like Serena than she let on. So does that mean Serena is going to give up her trust fund for a more "normal" way of life? Doubt it!
Back to the present: Serena might still be in jail, but on the Upper East Side, the prom must go on. Leave it to Blair to have every detail of her senior prom sketched out in colored pencil. And just like her dreams of Yale, the "perfect prom" fell apart at the seams. From a ruined dress, to the wrong flowers, to no hotel suite, everything was ruined. But this time, Blair's prince charming made sure her dream came true. Watching Blair's childhood drawing come to life, we know only Chuck could be responsible. Even when the mean girls tried to sabotage her chance to be prom queen, Chuck fixed that too. And finally, Blair knew it. During their last dance, Blair said goodbye to her high school boyfriend Nate.
Serena's prince charming didn't exactly hold a key to the Plaza, but he did have a dress. Dan got Serena out of jail and was waiting with a Jenny Humphrey original. After a quick change in the cab, the exes made their prom debut. And Dan dancing is something we hope never to see again. They might be close to becoming friends again, but let's hope their pathetic love affair ends before college. -- Andrea DeSimone
Tell us: Do you want more of Lily's life before the Upper East Side? Will Chuck and Blair finally get together? What's Dan's plan?Michael Desmond/The CW
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